Biking and boat ride along the canal in Colmar, Alsace, France. Photo via Flickr:Kiefer

Vineyards surrounding Riquewihr, Alsace, France. Photo via Flickr:Pug Girl
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Alsace Road Bike Tour

France Bike Tours

Cycling the Vosges Mountains and Alsatian Wine Villages

  • This amazing France bike tour will have you road cycling in the region of Vosges mountains and along the French Wine Route. The mountains' surfaces are covered in deep forests, but also provide a variety of landscapes, including glacial lakes, deep valleys, waterfalls, and cliffs. Half-timbered houses, small canals, medieval towns, and countless castles are characteristic of this region whose culture is still steeped in tradition.

    The Alsace is famous for its cuisine, both gourmet and traditional, and its wonderful wines. The Romans who introduced wine to the region recognized its beneficial position at the foot of the mountains, bathed in sunlight and protected from wind and rain. The region around Colmar is recognized as one of the sunniest in France!

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  • Price £ 794 $ 1,600 918 NOK 8798 kr 8121 $ 1,056

    Single room supplement: £ 225 $ 453 260 NOK 2492 kr 2300 $ 299

    7 x dinner included: £ 151 $ 305 175 NOK 1677 kr 1548 $ 201

    extra options

    GPS rental: £ 43 $ 87 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58

    Return transfer to Strasbourg: £ 17 $ 35 20 NOK 192 kr 177 $ 23

    Extra nights

    Strasbourg 3 star: £ 56 $ 113 65 NOK 623 kr 575 $ 75

    Single room: £ 91 $ 183 105 NOK 1006 kr 929 $ 121

    Colmar 3 star: £ 61 $ 122 70 NOK 671 kr 619 $ 81

    Single room: £ 82 $ 166 95 NOK 910 kr 840 $ 109

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Strasbourg

    Local Travel

    Strasbourg International Airport (SXB) is located approximately 9 miles (16 km) from the city itself and is served by shuttle buses, trains, and taxis. Most convenient form of transportation from airport is a taxi.


    Please check local conditions before arrival. Average high/low temperatures in °F for the region are: May: 66°/48°, June: 72°/54°, July: 76°/57°, August: 76°/56°, September: 69°/51°, October: 58°/44°.

Where You’ll Stay

Overnight stay in 3 star or 4 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Accommodations in 3 star or 4 star hotels
  • Breakfast buffets
  • Road bike rental, Brand Gitane (GTN 600, 1500, or 400 depending on height and availability). Frame sizes 49, 52, 55, and 58.
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents with route descriptions
  • 7 day hotline
  • GPS tracks (GPS available to rent for €50)
  • Welcome briefing (except Sunday and public holiday)

What’s Not Included

  • Additional meals (dinners can be included for a supplement)
  • Return transfer to Strasbourg by train (including own bicycle): €20
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Local taxes
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance
TypeSelf Guided
Length8 days
From918 Rates
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Tour Dates


Daily arrival possible between April 20 and October 5, 2019

Skill Level

This tour is rated as difficult and requires a high level of fitness. The route is along cycle paths or secondary roads without much traffic.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Alsace Road Bike Tour Map

Day 1: Arrival in Strasbourg
Day 2: Strasbourg - Niederbronn-Les-Bains, 75 km (+402 - 316 m)
Day 3: Niederbronn-les-Bains, round tour, 111 km (+823 - 824 m)
Day 4: Niederbronn-les-Bains - Obernai, 119 km (+1245 m -1244 m)
Day 5: Obernai - Riquewihr, 91 km (+2128 m - 2007 m)
Day 6: Riquewihr - Guebwiller, 96 km (+1662 - 1649 m)
Day 7: Guebwiller - Colmar, 84 km (+1319 - 1437 m)
Day 8: Departure

All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival Strasbourg 
Arrival in Strasbourg, settle into the hotel and free time to explore the town. 

Day 2: Strasbourg - Niederbronn-Les-Bains, 75 km (+402m - 316 m)
Leave Europe capital on the cycle track of the channel de La "Marne au Rhin ". You cross the Hanau country and its decorated villages, its gentle hills, and its rich agriculture panoramas. You arrive in the heart of the north Vosges Mountains to Niederbronn 

Day 3: Niederbronn-les-Bains, round tour, 111 km (+823 - 824 m)
The northern Vosges Mountains is recognized for its nature, its quiet and its authenticity. You cycle on small and hilly routes, and will explore this still unknown region of Alsace. 

Day 4: Niederbronn-les-Bains - Obernai, 119 km (+1245 m - 1244 m)
You cycle to the nice city of Saverne with its castle. From here you continue to Molsheim which begin the Wine Route. Today the route is still a little hilly without traffic. 

Day 5: Obernai - Riquewihr, 91 km (+2128 m - 2007 m)
A steep road leads you from Obernai to the Mont Sainte-Odile (800m), a Romanesque chapel which offer a panoramic view of the plain of Alsace. The route continue through the Crest Road (col de la Charbonnière, col de la Salcée, col de Steige..., ) You arrive in Riquewihr, a beautiful medieval village. 

Day 6: Riquewihr - Guebwiller, 96 km (+1662 - 1649 m)
From Riquewihr to Kaysersberg you reach the "Col des Bagenelles" and cycle again on the Crest Road until the summit "Le Honeck" a 1363 ascent. You continue to the south and arrive in the valley (vallée du Florival) to Guebwiller. 

Day 7: Guebwiller - Colmar, 84 km (+1319 - 1437 m)
The "Grand Ballon" most high mountain of Vosges (1424m) is the reward of this beautiful week. 

Day 8: Departure
Departure or extension of your stay.

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Customer Feedback

  • Rose B. 8 months ago

    The trip in Alsace, France was an amazing way to see the French countryside, wine region and the local community. The route choices were amazing, almost no cars the entire time and the hotels and restaurants were very aware of how the system worked and how to support us on our trip. I would highly recommend this trip to any expert cyclist.

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