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Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc

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Our Alsace bike tour combines the best of France and Germany. Start in downtown Strasbourg and transfer to a wine village at the foot of Vosges Mountains. Ride on the Alsace Wine Route, along the Vosges and across the romantic Rhine River. Uncover Eguisheim, Ribeauville, Colmar and explore Riquewihr, one of “Les plus beaux villages de France”. A cycling trip in Alsace is simply a cycling adventure of lifetime.

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Biking Level

Level 3

Pick-Up Location

Strasbourg Train Station

Pick-Up Time

11.30 AM

Drop-Off Location

Colmar Train Station

Drop-Off Time

12.00 PM

Price Includes

  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
  • Multiple daily routes
  • A fully equipped bicycle: the Fuji Absolute 1.1 Disc
  • Garmin GPS with easy to follow directions
  • Handlebar & saddle bags, helmet and water bottle
  • 1 leader for every 5 guests
  • Snack & drinks during the day
  • Gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Guided tours, tastings and entrance fees
  • A leader offering minivan support
  • Luggage transfers
  • Porterage
  • Minivan transfers during the trip
  • Local guides and experts
  • An email a few days prior to your trip

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to & from pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Pre or post trip lodging
  • Minibar, massages, non scheduled activities, etc
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Road bike or e-bike
  • Gratuities for your Leaders

Dates

  • May 5 - May 10, 2019
  • Jun 16 - Jun 21,2019
  • Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2019
  • Aug 25 - Aug 30, 2019
  • Sep 15 - Sep 20, 2019

Don’t see your dates of travel or want to travel with your own group of friends? Contact us today!

Hotels

Hotel Le Parc

Obernai (2 nights)
www.hotel-du-parc.com

Le Chambard

Kaysersberg (2 nights)
www.lechambard.fr

Hotel Des Berges

Illhausern (1 night)
www.auberge-de-l-ill.com

Itinerary

Day 1Meet in Strasbourg

This bike tour of Alsace starts in downtown Strasbourg. Before you meet your trip leaders, take the time to visit La Petite France, a typical quarter. For your first ride of the week, transfer to Westhoffen, a fortified city and also the cherry capital of Alsace. Begin with a light lunch as you’re served local delicacies before a brief introduction to the week. Then, you travel along the Vosges mountains, a massif with rounded summits and you cycle through orchards, vines and cherry-trees. End your day in Obernai, a medieval town with half-timbered houses and also former property of the Dukes of Alsace. In the evening, eat at an acclaimed restaurant just minutes from your hotel.

Today’s Ride: 17 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Day 2Climb the Mont Sainte-Odile

Today, touring Alsace features breathtaking landmarks and amazing wines. This morning, you travel to Ottrott, a wine village famous for its Pinot Noir red wine, “Rouge d’Ottrott”. Pedal to Rosheim, notable for its beautiful 12th century romanesque St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church. In the afternoon, you ride back to Obernai before you tour a family run winery since 1732. There, you taste some of the finest wines of Alsace: Sylvaner, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. In the evening, stroll the cobblestone streets of Obernai, a village at the foot of the Mont Sainte-Odile before dinner on your own in town.

Today’s Ride: 28 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing
Short Option: 19 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Day 3Discover the Alsace Wine Route

This day, you ride your bicycle along the Route des Vins d’Alsace and through some of the most beautiful villages in France. First, you wind your way to Ribeauvillé, a fortified town at the foot of the Château de Saint-Ulrich. On the way, you cycle through the Upper Rhine Plaine and behold at the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, a 12th century fortress. Later, you arrive in Riquewihr, a 16th century village with half-timbered houses. End the day in Kaysersberg, once the border between France and Germany before you dine at the hotel Michelin-starred restaurant.

Today’s Ride: 32 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
Short Option: 22 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Long Option: 41 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing

Day 4Explore Eguisheim and taste Crémant d'Alsace

Today your Alsace wine route itinerary takes you to Eguisheim, one of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France”. In Eguisheim, you wander through narrow cobblestone streets and admire half-timbered houses with window boxes of Geranium. Later on, you join us for a wine tasting session at Wolfberger. During the tasting, you get to try Crémant d’Alsace, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc and Riesling. Back on your bike, you cycle through Turckheim, a village famous for the Munster Door and the Gate of France. Later in the afternoon, ride through endless acres of vineyards before you arrive in Illhaeusern, a 15th century fishing village famous for its Ill River.

Today’s Ride: 34 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing
Short Option: 16 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing
Long Option: 47 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Day 5Ride through the Kaiserstuhl

For your last day of cycling, your Alsace tour ends with a ride through the German wine country. You follow deserted routes through the countryside and across the Rhine River, the second largest river in western Europe. Then, you explore the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills with vineyards in southwest Germany before you head back to your hotel. For your celebration dinner, you eat at the oldest 3 Michelin-starred restaurant in France, L’Auberge de l’Ill.

Today’s Ride: 37 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Short Option: 21 miles with 700 feet of climbing
Long Option: 43 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Day 6End your bike trip in Colmar

Your bike tour of Alsace ends in the town of Colmar. Before you say goodbye to the Alsace region, you may go for a self-guided visit of La Petite Venise, a historic quarter.

Map

Strasbourg to Colmar by bike map

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Brian A.

Couple Traveller

What a week – great fun and new experience for us. We depended on DIGnGO for help and instructions but more important for our great guides. Always there, always smiling and keeping us going. Thank you.

September 4, 2018

Gale M.

Couple Traveller

We had an outstanding bicycle trip due mainly to your efforts. Thank you for all your hard work! We had a lot of fun.

July 13, 2018

James V.

Couple Traveller

Thank you for a great adventure. You made this week extremely enjoyable.

August 30, 2017

Howard F.

Couple Traveller

We would like to thank you for the wonderful bicycle vacation you provided us. We have to say, this bicycle trip was certainly the most relaxing one we have even been on before. We appreciated your attention to detail courtesies & helpfulness. We hope to do a few more tours with your company.

We encourage you to call on us for any recommendation, any future customers seek.

June 9, 2017