Cycling in Alsace is an amazing biking adventure through endless acres of vineyards, fairytale villages and along the Alsace Wine Route. Below we’ve put together a list of the top bicycle routes through Alsace.
If you are a beginner, you don’t need to worry about this bike ride. Starting in the the fortified city of Westhoffen, you ride through orchards, vines and cherry trees. You start with a climb for about 3 miles before a nice downhill to the village of Still. Ride along the Bruche river and arrive in Mutzig. You continue on to Dorlisheim and you cycle through the scenic landscape on your way to Rosheim and Bischoffsheim. Later on, you arrive in the lovely town of Obernai.
Get ready, you have a small challenge ahead of you. From Obernai, you ride uphill to Saint-Nabor as you are surrounded with vineyards and lovely views of the Mont Sainte-Odile. From Saint-Nabor, you challenge yourself for about 5 miles on a forest road. Then, you enjoy a nice downhill and some flat land as you make your way to Rosheim. In town, feel free to take a break and explore the 12th century church, one of the finest examples of romanesque art. You then continue on toward Ottrott and ride on a shadowy road before arriving in Obernai.
On this bike ride, you cycle on what is called the Route des Vins d’Alsace. Get ready for a rolling ride among the vineyards and through numerous charming villages. You start riding to Dambach-la-Ville, a village on the eastern slopes of the Vosges Mountains. You continue toward Kintzheim, a village at the foot of the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg. Later, you enter into the Haut-Rhin and you keep cycling to Ribeauvillé and then Riquewihr, one of the most beautiful villages in France with many half-timbered houses. You end your ride in Kaysersberg.
Here, you ride through the Ballons des Vosges Nature Park. From Kaysersberg, you cycle south west of Colmar to Eguisheim. On the way, you ride through the Trois-Épis, the only pilgrimage site in Alsace where the virgin Mary appeared in 1491. Later on, you arrive in Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages of France. Once in town, you should take the time to go for a tasting at one of the many wineries. Later on, you get back on your bike and cycle on flat ground toward the village of Illhaeusern.
Start cycling east of the the village of Ribeauvillé and across the Rhine river and into Germany. You arrive in Oberbergen at the foot of the Kaisersthuhl. You must take a break in town before you get back on your bike. Before heading back toward Alsace, you ride through the Kaiserstuhl. You cross over the River Rhine and enjoy a flat ride through beautiful fields on your way back to your starting location.
Biking in Alsace takes you from Strasbourg to Colmar on the Alsace Wine Route. You’ll cycle through famous vineyards, fairytale half-timbered villages and at the foot of spectacular chateaux. Join us today to explore Alsace by bike!
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