EXPLORING THE ALSACE WINE ROUTE & ITS CHARMING VILLAGES

A bike trip in Alsace is a deep cultural experience. You ride your bicycle from 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 & villages of Alsace
  • Bike the sumptuous Alsace Wine Route
  • Alsace Wine tasting, Haut-Koenigsbour Castle & Mont Saint Odile (included in the guided version)

A BIKE TRIP THAT ADAPTS TO YOUR WISHES!

Choose the option that suits you: supported, guided or custom.

Supported Tour

The perfect balance between autonomy and assistance.

Thanks to the simplicity of use of the biking GPS, which we include, you can enjoy your day the way you want. We suggest places for lunch and dinner as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 2150€/person

Guided Tour

Follow the guide !

All you have to do is pedal and enjoy the scenery, we’ll take care of everything! You discover the region accompanied by a certified bike guide. Every day we program the best places for lunch and dinner, as well as the activities not to be missed on the itinerary we have created.

A support vehicle (van) and its driver-guide will accompany you. It will pick you up on the first day at the meeting place and drop you off at the end of your stay. At each stage, he transfers your luggage. For more security and comfort, the van is at your disposal for the duration of your trip. It will stay nearby to provide you with supplies, to solve any mechanical problems or to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in case of fatigue or capricious weather. Finally, since we choose to offer you the most beautiful itineraries, it sometimes requires a transfer to make the junction between two stages.

Our trips are privatized, offering you the guarantee to travel in small groups with your friends or family.

From 3050€/person

Custom Tour

The trip of your dreams !

With our expertise and the elements that you will share with us, we will know how to accompany you in the conception of the trip of your dreams! Whether it’s a question of creating a new itinerary or adapting one of our tours, each element of your trip will be carefully studied to meet your expectations: budget, dates, itinerary, difficulty, activities, theme, guiding, accommodation, catering or bike rental.

We design and organize bike tours for friends and families who wish to celebrate an event or simply share good times. We also offer solutions to companies, associations and administrations who wish to thank their teams or partners.

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    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 > 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 > Ribeauvillé 

    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.

    Ribeauvillé LOOP

    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 > Colmar 

    Today, you will sail through an ocean of vineyards and through some of France’s most beautiful villages such as Kaysersberg 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.

    COLMAR LOOP 

    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.

    END OF STAY

    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 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 (XS) – 51 (S) – 54 (M) – 57 (L) – 61 (XL)

    Chainring: 48-32 Cassette: 11-34

    Supplement + 30€

    Carbon road bike – Shimano 105

    Trek Emonda SL5 or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 47 – 50 – 52 – 54 – 56 – 58 – 60 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 45 €

    Hybrid E-bike

    Trek Dual Sport + or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 15″(S) – 17,5″ (M) – 20″ (L) – 22″ (XL)

    Supplement + 90 €

    Road E-bike

    Pinarello Nytro or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 53 – 55 – 58

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-30

    Supplement + 160 €

    Carbon road bike – Ultegra DI2

    Pinarello Prince or equivalent

    Women’s model also available

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5 – 62

    Chainring: 50-34 Cassette: 11-32

    Supplement + 550 €

    Carbon road bike – Dura Ace DI2

    Pinarello Dogma F12 or equivalent

    Size: 46,5 – 50 – 51,5 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 56 – 57,5 – 59,5

    Chainring: 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 a 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 provided with the rental of a Hybrid Bike
    • 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
    Supported tour
    Not Included
    Supported Tour

    Accomodation

    • 6 nights in a 4* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

    • 6 breakfasts
    • Snacks and refreshments

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide

    Activities

    • 5 hybrid / road bike rides

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    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
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • 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
    Included
    Guided tour
    Not Included
    Guided Tour

    Accomodation

    • 6 nights in a 4* hotel (or equivalent) in double occupancy

    Meals

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

    Guiding

    • 1 driver-guide
    • 1 certified bike guide

    Activities

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

    Equipment

    • Hybrid bike rental with bike equipment (see above)
    • Garmin bike GPS rental (1 for 4 persons)
    • 1 Veymont Travel cycling jersey

    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
    Not Included
    Guided Tour
    • 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

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