Biking the Alsace Wine Route and its villages 

 

 

A bike tour in Alsace is a deep cultural experience. You ride your bicycle rom Strasbourg to Colmar, throughout a region that proudly reveals its medieval castles, Renaissance houses and the flowered alleys of its charming villages. It is also the most flowery region in France.

 

 

The Alsace Wine Route is the most famous wine route in France. Known for its remarkable itinerary, Alsace is a land of tradition and wine, offering a unique cycling adventure. It winds through sloping valleys along the foothills of the Vosges.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the charming cities of Strasbourg and Colmar and discover Obernai, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Kayersberg, Eguisheim which are part of the most beautiful villages in France
  • Cycle along the sumptuous and picturesque Alsace Wine Route
  • Take a look up and visit Mont-Saint-Odile and the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
  • Take time to taste and appreciate the finesse and elegance of Alsatian wines: Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer


Dates 2020

PRICE/PERSON IN
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
(2 persons per room)

PRICE/PERSON IN
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
(1 person per room)

June 20 – 26

from 3190€

from 3670€

August 23 – 29

from 3190€

from 3670€

PriCE / person

from 3190€

BIKe itinerary

Welcome to Alsace

We will meet you at Basel-Mulhouse airport at 2 pm before taking you to your hotel in the centre of Strasbourg. We take advantage of this first day to adjust our bikes, discuss the stay and explore the city. As the seat of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, Strasbourg is one of the two European “capitals”. A pioneering city since the Middle Ages, it has managed to preserve its former splendour, to protect its natural spaces, thanks to the choice of trams and cycle paths, and to preserve a human scale around its Gothic cathedral and its old quarter of La Petite France.

Strasbourg to Obernai

The change of scenery is on the agenda of this bike ride. From Strasbourg, we follow the Canal de la Buche before reaching the first vineyards which will lead us along pleasant cycle paths to Obernai. This village is an essential stopover on the Alsace Wine Route because of its particular charm, which emanates from its Medieval and Renaissance centre.

Obernai to Ribeauvillé (VIA MONT SAINT Odile)

For this second ride, we can bike directly to Ribeauvillé by following the Alsace Wine Route and its vineyards that are becoming more and more present as we progress in the foothills of the Vosges. We can also make a detour and discover in the middle of the forest,the holiness of the Mont Saint Odile, a source of inspiration for the devotees.

Tonight and tomorrow we will spend the night in Ribeauvillé, ideally located in the heart of the vineyards.

LOOP AROUND Ribeauvillé (via ChATEAU DU hAUT-Koenigsbourg)

This morning we tackle the slopes of the Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg. This surprising stone vessel dominates the immense horizon from the top of its 750 m of altitude and made it possible to monitor all the roads crossing Alsace.

And to recover from our emotions, we stop at the Cave de Ribeauvillé where take the time to taste and appreciate the finesse and elegance of Alsace wines: Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer… In short, you have understood,that the hotel being not very far away is quite fortunate !

Ribeauvillé to Colmar (via Riquewihr & Kayersberg) 

Today, you will sail through an ocean of vineyards and through some of France’s most beautiful villages such as Kayersberg and Riquewihr. These magnificent villages have for centuries combined the finesse of their architecture with that of their world-famous wines. Riquewihr, one of the most appreciated places in Alsace, is an “open-air museum” that has managed to preserve its authenticity, behind its surrounding walls that only vines nowadays besiege.

Loop around Colmar (VIA Eiguisheim)

Whether you visit Colmar on foot or by boat on the canals of the “Little Venice”, its fountains, its half-timbered houses, its geranium balconies are as many testimonies of its belonging to Alsace… But Colmar is not just about its postcard decor. A cultural centre and a gastronomic stopover, it is also a good starting point for cycling to conquer Eguisheim and its “Three Castles”! Located on a hill overlooking the Colmar region, the ruins of the Three Castles are part of the symbols of Alsace. We will finish this loop with a stop in Eguisheim, a medieval village surrounded by vineyards and nestled in a green setting.

TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

It is the end of this Alsace bike tour with Veymont Travel. After breakfast we will take you back to Basel-Mulhouse Airport. 

ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

Veymont Travel retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

STrasbourg – 1 night

Les Haras 4*

In an outstanding setting, in the heart of Strasbourg, on the banks of the “Petite France” historical district, rediscover the unique charm of “Les Haras”.

Obernai – 1 night

Hotel du Parc 4*

This hotel has a unique architecture, rich in half-timbering, oriels and sloping roofs, which make it a charming establishment typically Alsatian.

Ribeauvillé – 2 nights

Le Clos Saint Vincent 4*

Located in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards, you will have access to the Clos Saint-Vincent wellness centre, which includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi.

Colmar – 2 nights

James Boutique Hotel 4*

The 4-star James Boutique Hotel is, above all, a refined and welcoming family establishment perfectly suited to the tranquillity and pleasure of each of its guests.

equipment / bikes

Included

Hybrid Bike

Trek Zektor 3 Disc or equivalent
Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)
Crank : 48-32Cassette: 11-34
Tyres: 700x32c

Supplement + 30 €

Carbon road bike – Shimano 105 Compact
Trek Emonda SL5 or Specialized Tarmac Sport
Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62
Crank : 50-34Cassette: 11-28

Supplement + 45 €

Hybrid E-bike
Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent
Size: 16″(S) – 18″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)
Tyres: 700x38c

Supplement + 90 €

Road E-bike
Pinarello Nytro or equivalent
Size: 46,5 – 50 -53 – 55 – 58

Supplement + 160 €

Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2 Compact
Pinarello Prince or Domane SL7 or equivalent
Size: 46,5 – 50 -51,5 -53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5- 62
Crank: 50-34
Cassette: 11-32

Supplement + 550 €

Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2 Disk Compact
Pinarello F12
Size: 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5
Crank: 50-34
Cassette: 11-32

Equipment / dEtails

You can choose to travel with your own bike and/or bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet. The guide will set up your equipment upon arrival.

Equipment provided with the rental of a Road Bike
Equipment provided with the rental of an Hybrid Bike
  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet

Equipment Included with a hybrid bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following:
    • cleats: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo
    • flat with cages
    • flat
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 saddle bag: 1 spare tube + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet
  • 1 handlebar bag 
  • 2 rear panniers

WHAT’s INCLUDED / WHAT’S NOT incluDED ?

Included
Not Included

Accomodation

  • 6 nights in 4* hotels in double occupancy 

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Snacks and refreshments

Equipment

  • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)

Guiding

  • Certified and experienced guides
  • 1 cycling guide
  • 1 driving guide

Activities

  • 5 road/hybrid bike rides
  • Alsace Wine tasting
  • Visit of Chateau du Haut Koenigsbourg
  • Visit of Mont Saint Odile

Support & Transfer

  • 1 support van following the group and offering to the guests:
  • Transfer of people
  • Transfer of luggage
  • Transfer of bikes
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Refreshments
  • Pick up and drop off at predeterminated places
Non Inclus
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Plane/train tickets and transportation to/from predetermined pick up/drop off locations 
  • Accomodation before and after the stay
  • Personnal effetcs purchased during the stay
  • Activities not planned by Veymont Travel
  • Meals not mentionned in the “meals” section 
  • Wine and dinks in bars, hotels and restaurants