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Alsace Wine Route - from Strasbourg to Colmar
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Alsace Wine Route - from Strasbourg to Colmar

Alsace Wine Route - from Strasbourg to Colmar

A feast for the eyes and mouth

  • The romantic 'Route des Vins' between Strasbourg and Colmar.
  • Enjoy relaxed biking crossing the hilly Alsatian wine country
  • Taste the delicious, local Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris.
  • Enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the Rhine Valley and the Black Forest.
  • Stop in a cozy village full of half-timbered houses, nice shops and terrace
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Route

Start: Strasbourg       Finish: Colmar

Day 1: Arrival in Strasbourg
Day 2: Strasbourg - Obernai (37 km)
Day 3: Obernai - Riquewihr (49 km)
Day 4: Riquewihr - Colmar (35 km)
Day 5: Departure from Colmar

Day 1:    Arrival in Strasbourg

After check-in, visit the beautiful historic city center. This city is not only very beautiful, but also has a very interesting history being a frontier town. Stroll through the narrow paved cobbled streets and look at the beautiful half-timbered houses with painted, stone gates and intimate courtyards.

Day 2:    Strasbourg - Obernai (37 km)

You’ll leave the inner city of Strasbourg in a pleasant way via a well-indicated bike path. The drive to the south-western town of Obernai leads you through charming villages, along beautiful castles and winding vineyards to the beginning of the 'Route du Vin'. Enjoy delicious Alsatian cuisine in one of the many restaurants in charming Obernai.

Challenge: 37km, 228m ascent, 179m descent

Day 3:    Obernai - Riquewihr (49 km)

You are on your way to Riquewihr, a medieval town, located in the heart of the Alsatian wine region. This wonderful wine village is counted as 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' (or 'the most beautiful villages of France'). The combination of her beautiful architecture and world-famous wines gave Riquewihr the nickname 'The Pearl of Alsace'.

Challenge: 49km, 792m ascent, 658m descent

Day 4:    Riquewihr - Colmar (35 km)

Visit beautiful Turckheim, a walled and fortified town. In any event, take a walk along the many halftimbered houses, which are typical of Alsace. Bike along scenic wine villages like Kaysersberg and end your ride in Colmar. You can make this cycling day more challenging by making an extra loop through the area with the five castles.

Challenge: 35km, 314m ascent, 410m descent

Day 5:    Departure from Colmar

End of your trip after breakfast. We advise you to extend your stay in order to take the time to visit the beautiful city of Colmar.

'standard' hotels

All accommodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services.

We choose comfortable 2*/3* hotels or B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included.

For more comfort, when it's possible we can upgrade the hotels with 3/4 * category (supplement applied).

Hotel de l'Europe****(Strasbourg)
Hotel de l'Europe****(Strasbourg)

The Hotel founded in the former 15th century relay station, a rural typical architecture, that will welcome you with the Strasbourg hospitality. It is located in the heart of Strasbourg historical district. Discover the charm of this emblematic hotel which combines a traditional decor with a sleek design, associating the raw wood with the ergonomics of a modern furniture.

www.hotel-europe.com

Hôtel De La Cloche** (Obernai)
Hôtel De La Cloche** (Obernai)

It is in a majestic and warm building of the 14th century, in the heart of the town close to the Kapellturm (belfry), the church of Saint-Pierre-et-Paul and the famous "well with 6 seals" that the family hotel La Cloche in Obernai stands. Listed as a historic monument, the elegant is home to original Spindler paintings, magnificent wood paneling and unique stained-glass windows. A sweet scent of yesteryear still escapes from its typical half-timbered facade.

www.la-cloche.com

Hôtel le Riquewihr*** (Riquewihr)
Hôtel le Riquewihr*** (Riquewihr)

The Hotel Le Riquewihr*** is located in the heart of the Alsacian vineyards, in Riquewihr a nice and admirably well-preserved medieval town, close to the Alsacian wine route.

www.hotel-le-riquewihr.fr

Hotel Beausejour*** (Colmar)
Hotel Beausejour*** (Colmar)

Close to the historic center of Colmar, the Beauséjour hotel is located between Mulhouse and Strasbourg, in the center of Alsace and its vineyards, a few kilometers from the airports of Entzheim and Basel. Thanks to the privileged location of Beauséjour, you can easily discover a city teeming with cultural wealth.

www.beausejour.fr

practical info

Departure any day of the week from 1st April to 31st October.

Strasbourg airport is the closest airport. Within Europe there are many flights into Strasbourg, including Ryanair, Germania and Hop. You can also take an inter-continental flight through KLM, Iberia, Air France and others. From the airport a shuttle train (4x per hour) takes you to Strasbourg center (approx. 9 min).

Arrival in Strasbourg

From Paris airports, you can get to Strasbourg by the TGV (high speed train) from Paris gare de l'Est (approx. 1h50). For time tables and further information look at the website of the SNCF

Departure from Colmar

On the end of your trip you can take the local train (TER) from Colmar to Strasbourg (approx. 35 min), where you can get to Paris. For time tables and further information look at the website of the TER-SNCF

From Paris to Strasbourg (approx. 4h45 - 495 km/310 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.

Parking possibilities in Strasbourg (preferable to book in advance)

HYBRID RENTAL BIKE 

GIANT Argento RS4 GTS, 21 Speed 

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

 

ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL

GIANT Prime

The bikes come with pannier, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

GPS tracks are available on request

included

Included

  • 4 Nights in selected 2*/3*hotels
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Tourist city tax
  • Detailed information pack, route notes and maps
  • 24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transport to first and from last accommodation
  • Trains, busses or any transport wherever necessary
  • Other Lunches & Dinners
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, additional transfers, etc
  • Hybrid bike rental

Extras

  • Single Room Supplement
  • Solo Traveller Supplement
  • Upgrade Supplement hotels 3/4
  • Additional nights 
  • Transfer from the train station to your hotel
  • Transfer back from your last accommodation
  • Hybrid bike rental 
  • E-bike supplement 
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