Start: Strasbourg Finish: Colmar
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.
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
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
The bikes come with pannier, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock
GPS tracks are available on request