ALSACE WINE TRAIL

8 day Independent tour Wonderfully varied cycling amongst world famous vineyards, cherry orchards, gothic cathedrals, medieval castles, and faiytale houses ablaze with window boxes full of geraniums. The heart of Alsatian culture clearly is good taste: excellent food, great wines and true savoir vivre. Over 7,000 winemakers call this region home! We take advantage of […]

8 day Independent tour

Wonderfully varied cycling amongst world famous vineyards, cherry orchards, gothic cathedrals, medieval castles, and faiytale houses ablaze with window boxes full of geraniums.
The heart of Alsatian culture clearly is good taste: excellent food, great wines and true savoir vivre. Over 7,000 winemakers call this region home!
We take advantage of the largest network of cycle paths in France, on this very popular tour, well away from the regular tourist trail.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Strasbourg

Individual arrival. Make time to explore the city centre with its gothic splendours.

Day 2

Strasbourg – Huttenheim / Sand / Osthouse approx. 50 km

You leave Strasbourg on the cycle path along the Rhine-Rhone channel, heading south to Sand and Huttenheim in the heart of the Alsatian reeds.

Day 3

Huttenheim / Sand / Osthouse – Horbourg-Wihr approx. 60 km

After Ebermunster with its famous Silbermann organ, found in a beautiful baroque church, you cycle past villages to Horbourg-Wihr, or alternatively, to the city of art Colmar.

Day 4

Horbourg-Whir – Murbach approx. 40 km

Via well constructed cycle paths you reach Ottmarsheim, with its prominent basilica dating back to the 12 century, build after the model of the dome of Aachen by the emperor Charles the Great. Our tour leads via Guebwiller to Murbach.

Day 5

Murbach – Riquewihr approx. 55 km

The abbey of Murbach is the romantic aim today. The accommodation tonight is near the Vogesen-top in Guebwiller or in the “Pearl of the Vineyards” Riquewihr.

Day 6

Rest day in Riquewihr 

The villages of Equisheim – Turkheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr are amongst the most beautiful and famous villages of the wine-route. Enjoy a free day to rest and explore at will.

Day 7

Riquewihr – Obernai approx. 50 km

Via the famous vine-estates and the beautiful villages, past the Roman church of Andlau, to the little grape-growing town of Obernai.

Day 8

Obernai – Strasbourg approx. 40 km 

Stopping in Rosheim you may visit the 12th century churches St. Pierre and St. Pauls. Along the channel Bruch we come to Strasbourg, arriving late afternoon.
After returning your bikes, you may opt to stay an exra night or two, or take the express train elsewhere in France. 

Tour Character – moderate

Easy to moderate tour. Mostly flat rides with some short uphill stretches through the vineyards. You cycle mostly on dedicated cycle paths and some quiet country roads. Suitable for novice and experienced cyclists alike.

Airport / Transfers

The nearest airport is Strasbourg. There is an easy shuttle bus/tram connection to the city centre ($15.00).
Strasbourg also has excellent train connections from the following airports: Basel, Frankfurt, Paris and Karlsruhe/Baden.

 

Schedule & PriceDeparture Dates
Tour departs daily (except Sundays) from March through October.

 

Price per person CAD $1295
Single Supplement $420
Extra nights in Strasbourg $95
Half-board option (7 evening dinners) $420

 

This tour includes:
• 7 nights accommodation in a double room with private facilities. The hotels we use on this tour are well located, family run inns and guesthouses of mostly 3 star quality. All rooms have private facilities
• 7 breakfasts.
• luggage transport from hotel to hotel.
• modern hybrid bicycle with 21 gears & pannier
• Detailed travel material, route guide and descriptions of places of interest
• 7-Day Service-hotine
• E-signposting