Biking and relaxing in Riquewihr, France. Photo via Flickr:RussBowling

Cycling towards Riquewihr, France. Photo via Flickr:phillippe baumgart

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. Time moves at a different pace here and visitors soon begin to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Half-timbered houses, small canals, medieval towns, and countless castles are characteristic of this region whose culture is still steeped in tradition.

Bike Alsace region, which is famous for its cuisine both gourmet and traditional and its wonderful wines. Benefiting from the unique microclimate, this wine region is bordered to the West by the natural barrier of the Vosges, and to the East by the Rhine Plain. 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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Where You’ll Stay

Standard Tour: 2, 3 ,and 4 star hotels
Upgraded Tour: 3, 4, and 5 star hotels
Please contact us for a complete hotel list!

What’s Included

  • Accommodations in selected hotels according to the category booked
  • Breakfast buffets
  • Road bike rental
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents with route descriptions
  • 7 day hotline
  • Road bike
  • GPS tracks (GPS available to rent on request)

What’s Not Included

  • Additional meals (dinners can be included for a supplement)
  • Return transfer to Strasbourg by train (including own bicycle): €20
  • Bicycle protection
  • Trip insurance
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TypeSelf Guided
SkillDifficult
Length8 days
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Tour Dates

Daily arrival possible (except Sundays) from April 1 to October 1, 2016

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 (+402m - 616 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, 90 km (+2128 m - 2007 m)
Day 6: Riquewihr - Guebwiller, 95 km (+1662 - 1649 m)
Day 7: Guebwiller - Colmar, 82 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 - 616 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, 90 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, 95 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, 82 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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