With over 2500km of safe and well signposted cycling paths across a beautiful variety of landscapes and quaint villages, Alsace is France’s most bike-friendly region and is a cyclist’s dream. The Alsace Biking tour offers an easy route for you to appreciate the charms of Alsace from its traditional and picturesque beauty, to the one on postcards but also the unusual and little-known one. In addition, your cycling trip will take you to the meeting point of Roman, Gothic and Baroque architecture. You will also be able to enjoy the museums and their treasures, the Vosges forests, the peat bogs of the Ried and the beautiful vineyards glistening under the sun of this very unique region of France.
From £1370.00 P/P
Once you have arrived in Strasbourg and settled into your hotel, make the most of your free time to explore your surroundings at your own pace. Strasbourg, which is home to the European Parliament, will no doubt seduce you with its charm, sincerity, and flavour.
The Rhône-Rhine cycle track will lead you gently out of Strasbourg and towards Sélestat along its very pretty cycle track into the heart of the Ried. The bikeway will take you all the way to Sand in the heart of the Alsatian Ried and you will be able to discover the beauty of the region in a relaxed manner.
On day three, you will travel through the landscapes and beautiful villages of the Alsatian Ried which is rich in aquatic flora and fauna. You will finish today’s cycle ride in Colmar, the capital of the wine of Alsace and the town of art, by the cycle track of the channel of Colmar.
Today’s ride will leave from Colmar and head east to Neuf Brisach. The cycle path will carry you towards the south to reach the gentle village of Ottmarsheim with its 12th century nice church. Next you enter the Hardt’s forest then you go along the Huningue’s canal to reach Mulhouse. After enjoying the historic town centre of Mulhouse, you have numerous museums to visit.
You will leave the banks of the Rhine and the villages of the Sundgau and ride to Ungersheim, until the Ecomusée d’Alsace. The route today finishes in Guebwiller, at the foothills of the Vosges.
At the foot of the Vosges nestle the winemaking villages responsible for the reputation of the Alsatian Grand Crus: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, which has been deemed so beautiful that it’s been awarded one of the France’s prettiest villages.
Today, you will discover many more picturesque villages along the Wine Route as you cycle through the villages of Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Andlau and its abbey, Barr and Obernai.
On your last day, you will cycle along country roads and cycle tracks that will take you from Rosheim and to Avolsheim. From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg- the end or prolongation of your stay.
Difficulty level: Moderate
Overall, on this tour you will be riding on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Although, the routes on days 6 and 7 are a little bit hillier than the ones on the previous days, they are just as enjoyable!
Total distance: Approximately 328 km.
Route map (for guidance only):
Routes may be subject to change or alteration. All route notes, maps and day-by-day information will be given to you upon arrival at the first hotel or at the welcome meeting. GPS/GPX Files are available for most of the cycling holidays we offer. Please feel free to contact us for any further details.
• Accommodation in the selected category & Standard Bike Hire
• Personal tour information (FR, DE, EN) except Sundays and public holidays
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Well-prepared route guidance
• For bike rental, including rental bike insurance
• Detailed travel documents 1x per room (FR, DE, EN with route or overview maps, route description, important telephone numbers)
• Own signposting
• GPS data available
• Service hotline
- Flights to/from the start and finish
- Evening meals (unless stated)
- Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
- Water Bottles
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Insurance (unless stated)
- Welcome Meetings (unless stated)
- Transfers (unless included)
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.