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It’s easy to fall in love with Alsace – home to Colmar’s romantic ‘Little Venice’, the famous Alsace Wine Road and France’s most cycling-friendly city, Strasbourg.
Explore canal paths and cliff-top châteaux like the über-impressive Haut Koenigsbourg Castle. Enjoy vineyard vistas and views of the Vosges hills. Ride into amazing fairytale villages like Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé, past medieval gateways and bell towers. Alsace has rich pickings all round, but nothing beats a glass of rich, local ‘Gewurztrauminer’.
Our self-guided cycling holidays and short breaks in Alsace feature both linear and circular routes and include hotel to hotel and single centre cycling tours with some extra special treats in Strasbourg.
Great things come in little packages. Big city Strasbourg is overflowing with classic and contemporary places to explore and has so many delicious Alsace wine road days to enjoy on its doorstep. With your base in the UNESCO World Heritage Site old quarter of France’s most cycle-friendly city, pedal out as you please. Choose from five circular day rides to tour town and country, around the Rhine plain and the foothills of the Vosges, along cycle paths, canals and vineyard lanes. With the train taking the strain (tickets included in the tour price) you can even get a taste of the Alsace ‘Grand Crus’ Wine Road around Sélestat, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr and Colmar.
Strasbourg and the wonderful wines of Alsace are really something to celebrate, so why not stay in style and 5 star luxury right at the heart of the historic city in ‘La Petite France’ and enjoy some fantastic cycling around the famous Alsace wine road and the Rhine plain? With Alsace boasting over 1000 wine-growers and more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere outside Paris, there’s plenty of opportunity to single out fruity wines and ‘Grand Crus’ to sip on and enjoy local fare at its absolute finest. Gentle day ride options cover the region in all directions and spa facilities are also on offer at your elegant hotel situated right within the UNESCO World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Ill.
With over 1000 wine producers, breath-taking castle backdrops and countless fairytale villages, it’s no wonder Alsace boasts the best-loved ‘Route des Vins’ in the whole of France. Cycling here goes down a treat too, just like the local nectar. Follow easy canal paths and tiny lanes along gentle vineyard slopes to link Strasbourg with the Stork towers of Ribeauvillé and the timeless vineyard villages of the ‘Grand Crus’, then head back from colourful Colmar by train (ticket included in tour price), or cycle a final canal path back into the city if you prefer. A chance to savour the flavour of the place, drink in the stunning Vosges hills, views of woodlands and vineyards and even enjoy a refreshing trip around ‘Little Venice’ in the colourful town of Colmar.
In Strasbourg, the Obernai area, the Riquewihr area and Colmar.
The perfect base for a go-as-you-please cycle tour around the Vosges vineyards and Rhine plains of Alsace, Strasbourg is France’s most cycle friendly city, clocking up over 500 kms of cycle paths. Staying here means easy cycling getaways in all directions plus plenty of scope to explore the city whole-heartedly by bike, from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, ‘La Petite France’, to the iconic European Parliament buildings. From your hotel in the historic old town, circular day rides head out west to the Vosges, east across bridges and borders, north to Rheinau and Château de Pourtalès, around Strasbourg itself or combine train and two wheels to explore the Wine Road villages between Sélestat and Colmar.
Celebrate Alsace in 5 star luxury style with this super Strasbourg-based cycling holiday. From your elegantly classic, yet charmingly contemporary hotel right at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, ‘La Petite France’, take to the city’s cycle paths or pedal out along the historic canals to explore the vineyards and villages of the Vosges foothills or the woodlands and waterways of the Rhine plain. Stop along the famous wine road to sip on a glass of ‘Grand Cru’ or seek out the finest cuisine in one of the region’s many Michelin-starred restaurants. Wherever you choose to push your pedals, there’s a treat in store and, at the end of a day in the saddle, there’s a spa to welcome you at your hotel too.
Alsace is brimful of delicious discoveries. From golden Gewurztraminers to sophisticated Sylvaners, Muscats, Rieslings and a whole colour palette of Pinots, its wines are the stuff of legend – and so too its fairytale villages, ruined castles and vineyard vistas. Sandwiched between the wooded hills of the Vosges and the Rhine plain, this is superb cycling country packed with must-see places such as Colmar - ‘Little Venice’; medieval Riquewihr; Haut Koenigsburg Castle; flower-filled Sélestat and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Strasbourg. It also has more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere outside Paris – irresistible!
In Strasbourg (2 nights), the Sélestat area, Colmar, Guebwiller, Riquewihr area and Obernai.
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