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Your Cycling Holidays in Alsace

The Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

Enjoy cycling along pretty lanes that meander through one vineyard after another, stopping off in historic towns bursting with colour and history, dotted all the way along the famous Alsace wine route. With spectacular scenery throughout, grapes dripping off the vines wherever you pedal, it’s easy to work up an appetite for the region’s distinctive cuisine - and a thirst for its world famous wines. Fortunately, there are plenty of superb restaurants and rustic wine bars en route, so your cycling effort will be rewarded by the region's sublime gastronomic scene.

We love 

Sampling Riesling wines and sparkling Cremant d ’Alsace, Choucroute a L’Alsacienne (sauerkraut and sausages) at Caveau St Pierre, Colmar’s ‘Little Venice’.

What's included

• Delightful 3-star and 4-star hotels
• Delicious restaurant meals each night
• Fully serviced touring bikes with panniers
• Daily route maps and cycling instructions
• Expert on the spot support
• Luggage transferred between your hotels
• E-Bikes available upon request
• 100% financial security through ABTA and ATOL

Here is a sneak peak of what awaits you.

Video courtesy of Alsace Cycling (www.cyclinginalsace.com).

Your Cycling Holidays in Alsace

The Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

Day 1 | Arrive at Strasbourg
We transfer to your base hotel in lovely Rosheim with its splendid 12th century Romanesque church. Before enjoying dinner in your relaxed hotel’s superb gastronomic restaurant, you will meet your local representative for your bike fitting and orientation.

Day 2 | Rosheim to Andlau | Distance 12 miles (19 km)
It’s quite a short ride today to your next stop, so you can take your time and enjoy the sights along the way such as the attractive town of Obernai. We suggest you explore its cobbled streets that lead off the market square framed by ancient timbered buildings painted in vibrant colours in traditional Alsatian style. Continuing, you weave through famous villages including Barr and Mittelbergheim before reaching your destination of Andlau, a hidden gem in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards founded in the 9th century. Andlau is surrounded by lush green forested hills and its beautifully preserved abbey is well worth a look.

Day 3 | Andlau to Bergheim | Distance 17 miles (27km)
Pedalling your way along the Route de Vins through more glorious vineyards, with the Vosges mountains and hilltop castles in view, there are plenty of opportunities to stop off to taste some delicious local wines. Today’s destination is the town of Bergheim, which has its fortified medieval walls still intact. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner in your hotel’s charming Alsatian restaurant.

Day 4 | Bergheim to Turckheim | Distance 13 miles (21km)
Revered vineyards and enchanting medieval villages, including the famous Ribeauville and Riquewihr are on the route today as well as the thriving and opulent town of Kaysersberg. Here brightly coloured houses spilling geraniums from their window boxes line the beautiful old cobbled streets. Then it’s on to the village of Turckheim for dinner and a glass of the local Gewurztraminer wine.

Day 5 | Turkheim to Colmar | Distance 10 miles (16km)
On the way to Colmar, you’ll get to cycle to another classically beautiful Alsatian village – Equisheim. Colourful and quaint, this is another fantastic place for a wine tasting tour before the route leads you to Colmar, one of the most beautiful towns on the wine route. Bold hues are splashed across the magnificent half-timbered houses that line the streets and canals. History is rampant, with museums, churches and medieval buildings liberally scattered throughout the town. And the choice of food and wine is to die for.

Day 6
Enjoy your last petit dejeuner before we say, “au revoir”

Your Cycling Holidays in Alsace

The Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

Day 1 | Arrive at Strasbourg or Basel
Transfer to your base hotel in the centre of Strasbourg and explore this vibrant medieval city. Distinctly French and German all at once, one minute you’ll be roaming the old town’s twisting alleys and marveling at its Gothic Cathedral; the next you’ll be enjoying a glass of wine in a typical Alsatian tavern in Petite France. Then before enjoying dinner in a local restaurant, you will meet your local representative for your bike fitting and orientation.

Day 2 | Offenburg | Distance 16 miles (25 km)
After breakfast, your first cycle of the holiday will take you over the River Rhine across the border into Germany following a gentle cycle path. The route is perfect for getting used to your bike and enjoying the countryside on the way to Offenburg on the border of the Black Forest. Offenburg is surrounded by vineyards and the historical centre is an ideal spot for lunch before taking the train (included) back to Strasbourg.

Day 3 | Strasbourg to Rosheim | Distance 20 miles (32km)
Today’s route follows ‘La Bruche’ canal cycle path, formally used to transport wine to the regional capital. On the way, we suggest a stop in Mulheim, one of the larger towns on the wine route and also home to the Bugatti museum. Then it’s on to lovely Rosheim with its splendid 12th century Romanesque church. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner in your relaxed hotel’s superb gastronomic restaurant. 

Day 4 | Rosheim to Andlau | Distance 12 miles (19 km)
It’s quite a short ride today to your next stop, so you can take your time and enjoy the sights along the way such as the attractive town of Obernai. We suggest you explore its cobbled streets that lead off the market square framed by ancient timbered buildings painted in vibrant colours in traditional Alsatian style. Continuing, you weave through famous villages including Barr and Mittelbergheim before reaching your destination of Andlau, a hidden gem in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards founded in the 9th century. Andlau is surrounded by lush green forested hills and its beautifully preserved abbey is well worth a look.

Day 5 | Andlau to Bergheim | Distance 17 miles (27km)
Pedalling your way along the Route de Vins through more glorious vineyards, with the Vosges mountains and hilltop castles in view, there are plenty of opportunities to stop off to taste some delicious local wines. Today’s destination is the town of Bergheim, which has its fortified medieval walls still intact. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner in your hotel’s charming Alsatian restaurant.

Day 6 | Bergheim to Turckheim | Distance 13 miles (21km)
Revered vineyards and enchanting medieval villages, including the famous Ribeauville and Riquewihr are on the route today as well as the thriving and opulent town of Kaysersberg. Here brightly coloured houses spilling geraniums from their window boxes line the beautiful old cobbled streets. Then it’s on to the village of Turckheim for dinner and a glass of the local Gewurztraminer wine.

Day 7 | Turkheim to Colmar | Distance 10 miles (16km)
On the way to Colmar, you’ll get to cycle to another classically beautiful Alsatian village – Equisheim. Colourful and quaint, this is another fantastic place for a wine tasting tour before the route leads you to Colmar, one of the most beautiful towns on the wine route. Bold hues are splashed across the magnificent half-timbered houses that line the streets and canals. History is rampant, with museums, churches and medieval buildings liberally scattered throughout the town. And the choice of food and wine is to die for.

Day 8
Enjoy your last petit dejeuner before we say, “au revoir”.

Your Cycling Holidays in Alsace

The Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

Note: These are the recommended hotel options for this tour. Our experts will tailor make your holiday, so please call to discuss your exact requirements and preferences.

  • Hotel Rosenmeer, Rosheim

    3 star

    This alpine style hotel is right on the Alsace wine route set in beautiful gardens and with panoramic views. This relaxed hotel benefits from a fantastic restaurant.

  • Hotel Zinck, Andlau

    3 star

    Run by and named after the Zinck family, this stunning boutique hotel is an architectural marvel. Located on the site of an old mill, the water wheel of which is still an integral part of the décor, the building has been heavily redesigned and subsequently nominated for architectural awards. Make the most of the peaceful garden area, perhaps for a siesta beneath the fruit trees, before retiring to the stylishly decorated rooms.

  • Hotel le Cour de Bailli, Bergheim

    3 star

    This quaint hotel set in a traditional building has a spa with indoor pool and hot tub perfect for relaxing after cycling. The superb restaurant serves local food also benefiting from a 16th Century wine cellar and courtyard terrace.

  • Hotel Aux Portes de la Vallee, Turckheim

    3 Star

    This family run hotel offers warm rustic style rooms with a short walk to the village centre. There is a semi-covered outdoor swimming pool, sauna and courtyard terrace.

  • Hotel la Maison des Tetes, Colmar

    5 star

    This hotel offers modern, designer rooms in a grand listed building with a picturesque central location. Just a short walk from the medieval quarter of the town and its cobbled streets and traditional architecture, the hotel comprises 21 unique rooms, some contemporary and some more traditional, but all with extra comfortable beds and air conditioning.

Your Cycling Holidays in Alsace

The Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

Tour Only Prices | 2019

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Board Basis Adult Price
May to September  7 Bed & Breakfast and 4 Evening Meals £1945
May to September  5 Bed & Breakfast and 3 Evening Meals £1565
May to September  7 Bed & Breakfast  £1745
May to September  5 Bed & Breakfast  £1415

Please contact our Activities Experts on 0207 471 7760 for child prices.

Single supplement: £50 per night (please talk to one of our experts)

E-bike supplement: Available upon request. 

Your Cycling Holidays in Alsace

The Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

Your Cycling Holidays in Alsace

The Alsace Route du Vin | Self Guided

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