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*Luxury trip* The best of Alsace by bike

Cycle along the Alsace Wine Route while staying in luxury accommodation.

Reference SE-AL0702
  • Itinerant trip
  • 7 days
  • Challenging
  • from April to November
  • Minimum age 12 years
3159€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Discover the most beautiful places in Alsace by bike while staying in luxury accommodation. You start your bike trip in Strasbourg and its picturesque district of "Petite France". Then, you will follow the famous Véloroute du Vignoble d’Alsace to discover Alsace’s most beautiful villages : Bergheim, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Eguisheim... Take advantage of your bike trip to taste the delicious Alsatian gastronomy and its many Grands Crus at exceptional tables. You will then cycle through apple orchards to Colmar, the capitale of Alsace wines. Let’s be seduced by the unique charm of the town with its canals and its flower-decked half-timbered houses. Take the time to stroll through the "Little Venice" district.

    Day 1



    You start your cycling holidays in the capital of the Alsace region: Strasbourg. This city has a rich cultural heritage, so do not miss its architectural treasures including the majestic Notre Dame cathedral, the covered bridges and the Palais Rohan. Then take the time to stroll in the picturesque district of "Petite France" (Little France) with the beautiful half-timbered houses, where once fishermen and tanners lived.

    Day 2


    Strasbourg - Obernai

    You’ll leave the cobblestone streets of Strasbourg’s old city center to follow south of the city the channel "Canal de la Bruche". The canal was built by Vauban to transport the sandstones of the Vosges to Strasbourg for the construction of the city’s fortifications. You ride on a bike path along the shady banks and the old locks. This scenic route will take you to charming Alsatian villages with their colorful and blooming facades. Then reach to the famous Alsace Wine Route cycle path in Molsheim, a very pretty wine town, birthplace of the Bugatti automobile brand. You continue your ride on the hillside through the Alsatian vineyards and wine villages to reach Obernai and its belfry.

    Day 3


    Obernai - Saint-Hippolyte

    Choice between 2 itineraries
    Leave Obernai behind and visit in Gertwiller the Gingerbread House and later the pretty village of Barr. Take small country roads that meander through vineyards, old railway lines and segments of the former Roman road. Near Blienschwiller 2 routes options lies before reaching Saint-Hippolyte.

    You can continue through the vineyards passing the charming villages of Blienschwiller, Dambach-la-Ville and Scherwiller, where you can see above you the ruins of the castle of Ortenbourg.

    The other route is a little sportier. You leave the vineyards and discover the Vosges towards Val de Villé. Ride on wooded slopes and pass the villages Saint-Pierre-Bois and Thanvillé. From there, you take the former Salt Road, a beautiful cycle path through the forest to Saint-Hippolyte.

    Day 4


    Saint-Hippolyte - Kaysersberrg

    You leave Saint-Hippolyte, then ride into the fortified village of Bergheim, one of the few Alsatian villages which has preserved almost all of its medieval fortifications. Then you leave the Alsace Wine Route cycle path and ride up the hill to Ribeauvillé and its picturesque streets, Riquewihr, the "Pearl of the Alsatian vineyards," and Hunawihr, both referred to as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Finally, you end your day in Kaysersberg, one of the most charming towns in Alsace.

    Day 5


    Kaysersberg - Colmar

    A short stage takes you through vineyards and apple orchards to the beautiful town of Colmar, capital of Alsace wines. Take the time to stroll through its flowery streets and canals while enjoying its tasty gastronomy.

    Day 6


    Day-trip to Eguisheim

    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 7



    Enjoy a last stroll in Colmar. Stroll in the district of "Little Venice" and admire the "house of heads" and the "Pfister house".
  • Accommodation
  • Luxury category

    You are accommodated in luxury places of the ****/***** type. Typical Alsatian hotels, luxury boutique hotels, enjoy luxurious accommodation with services offered on the themes of well-being and gastronomy.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • The bikes provided for this tour are from the brand Velo de Ville. They are designed for touring on all types of paths.

    Touring bike
    Hybrid frame, trapeze sport shape
    Selle Wittkop Medicus Trekking
    27 speed derailleur
    Flat pedals (other types on demand)
    Suspension fork
    Disc brakes
    Schwalbe tires
    Mudguard and carrier


    Low frame, wave shape
    Selle Royal Moderate
    Central Bosch motorisation
    Battery integrated in the diagonal tube of the frame, removable for charging
    9 speed derailleur
    Flat pedals (other types on demand)
    Suspension fork
    Disc brakes
    Schwalbe tires
    Mudguard and carrier

    Provided equipment
    Handlebar bag
    Rear bag
    Universal silicone smartphone holder
    Repair kit (spare inner tube, tire lever, patch kit, pump, multitool)

    We can provide on demand child equipment.

    Your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation.

    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.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • 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

    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:

    Access possible by car or train. Travel time by train is estimated at 2h20 from Paris. We will then pick you up at Strasbourg train station to take you to your accommodation.

    Meeting time:

    The first day is an arrival day without cycling. You arrive whenever you want depending on from where you come. Please note that rooms are usually available in the middle of the afternoon depending on your accommodation. A personalized welcome will be planned at 10am the next morning.

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