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2-day bike tour around Colmar

Enjoy a 2-day bike tour to discover Colmar and the Alsatian vineyards.

Reference AL0201
  • Centre based trip
  • 2 days
  • Moderate
  • from April to November
  • Minimum age 12 years
GPSGPS application available
149€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Cycle for a weekend in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards. Discover Colmar by bike but also the charming wine-growing villages in the surroundings with two great day-trips. You cycle through the vineyards and stop in the most beautiful villages of Alsace: Ribeauvillé, Hunawhir, Riquewhir, Kaysersberg, Eguisheim, Turckheim... Then, you will enjoy your evening strolling through the cobbled streets, along the romantic canals and the flowered half-timbered houses of Colmar. Do not miss the chance to taste the local specialties and Alsace wines for which the region is famous! This 2-day trip gives you a great overview of Alsace by bike.

    Day 1

     
     

    Day-trip to Eguisheim

    Bike
    35km
    You leave Colmar and reach the shady banks of the Thur river. Then keep biking in the Alsatian countryside until Eguisheim, ranked among the most beautiful French villages and many times awarded for its flowers. Admire its beautiful 16th century-old houses with their bright colors and stroll through its cobbled streets. Continue through vineyards to the pretty village of Turckheim where a night watchman continues every night to make his rounds from May to October. You can pause in Ammerschwihr to enjoy a glass of Kaefferkopf, before returning to Colmar.

    Day 2

     
     

    Loop-tour through the vineyards

    Bike
    48km
    You leave Colmar and cycle through the agricultural plain to Guémar. Once at the foot of the Alsatian vineyards ride up the hill to discover the most beautiful villages of Alsace : Ribeauvillé and its picturesque streets, Riquewihr, the "Pearl of the Alsatian vineyards," and Hunawihr, both classified among the “Most Beautiful Villages of France”. Do not miss the detour to Kaysersberg, one of the most charming towns in Alsace with its castle, cobbled streets and beautiful half-timbered houses. Finally, you ride quietly down through the vineyards and apple orchards to reach Colmar.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You stay in hotels with **/*** standards offering all the necessary comfort after a day outdoors. These family hotels welcome you warmly. Breakfast is included.



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    Category B

    You stay in hotels with *** standards selected for their style and quality. Breakfast is included.
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    Category C

    You will enjoy a higher level of service in these ***/**** hotels. Breakfast is included.
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  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:
    • a touring bike adjusted to your size
    • equipped : front rack pack, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tariff tab)


    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy the itinerary and its points of interests.

    Our documentation contains a very detailed description of the itinerary. No matter how you usually navigate, you will find your way thanks to our comprehensive guidance material including:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

    Example of a map and of a step-by-step description


    For this short trip your travel documents will be sent electronically.


    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Strasbourg or Bale-Mulhouse, then take a train to Colmar.
    • By train: TGV (fast trains) from Paris Gare de l'Est. The duration of the trip is between 2h40. To plan your trip, www.raileurope.com.


    Parking

    If you drive to Colmar, you can park your car in a secured car park located close to your hotel. The location and contact details of the car park will be given in your travel documents.


    Meeting time:

    Your bikes will be available at your hotel from 9:30am. We recommend you to arrive before 10am at the latest to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.

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