Bike rest in Eguisheim, Alsace, France. Photo via Flickr:Kiefer
Vineyards around Riquewihr, Alsace, France. Photo via Flickr:Pug Girl

Breathtaking town of Colmar in Alsace, France. Photo via Flickr:Kiefer
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Breisgau & Alsace Wine Bike Tour

France, Germany Bike Tours

Bike the Black Forest and along the Rhine

  • This amazing France and Germany bike tour takes you through Breisgau, a region in southwestern Germany between the Rhine River and the Black Forest that is known for its fruit orchards and wine. Directly west of Breisgau is Alsace, a region in eastern France also a world-famous wine region.

    Whereas Strasbourg is the largest city in Alsace, Freiburg is the largest city in Breisgau. Freiburg’s sunny climate, scenic location, colorful streets, and marketplace have made it a favorite among regional tourists. Its largest square, the Münsterplatz, is home to the famous red sandstone Gothic Münster Cathedral built from 1200-1530.


    • Strasbourg
    • Freiburg
    • Obernai
    • St. Hippolyte (castle)
    • Ribeauville
    • Riquewihr
    • Colmar, known as “Little Venice”

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  • Double/twin: $ 1266 £ 620 $ 1,085 694 $ 1298 kr 7760 $ 768

    Single room: $ 1749 £ 856 $ 1,499 959 $ 1794 kr 10723 $ 1,061

    Season supplement (arrivals from May 1 to May 31): $ 182 £ 89 $ 156 100 $ 187 kr 1118 $ 111

    Season supplement (arrivals from June 1 to Aug 31): $ 310 £ 152 $ 266 170 $ 318 kr 1901 $ 188

    Season supplement (arrivals from Sept 1 to Oct 5): $ 219 £ 107 $ 188 120 $ 224 kr 1342 $ 133

    extra options

    E-bike rental: $ 192 £ 94 $ 164 105 $ 196 kr 1174 $ 116

    Extra night Freiburg (price is per person/night): $ 137 £ 67 $ 117 75 $ 140 kr 839 $ 83

    Single room: $ 199 £ 97 $ 170 109 $ 204 kr 1219 $ 121

    Komoot navigation system: $ 55 £ 27 $ 47 30 $ 56 kr 335 $ 33

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    A non-refundable admin fee of 20 Euros per person is included in the deposit amount.

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    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Frankfurt.

    Local Travel

    Train from Frankfurt airport to Freiburg, 2 hr.


    Average high/low temp in °F for Freiburg is 58/41 in April, 67/48, May, 72/53, June, 76/57, July, 74/56, August & 67/51, September. Please check local conditions before arrival. A good website to research average high/low temperatures and other important weather-related facts is


    Extra night after tour in Freiburg!


    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our other international clients, please be sure that you research your own country's travel requirements. It is each traveler's responsibility to ensure proper documentation.

    *Important note: Beginning July 1, 2021, additional documentation from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required to visit any of the 26 Schengen-member countries for tourism, business, medical, or transit. This is an additional check on security rather than a visa.

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 3 star and 4-star hotels and guesthouses

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 7 nights in middle-class hotels or good to very good inns and guesthouses, mainly centrally located
  • Breakfasts (buffet)
  • 21/24 or 7-speed touring bicycle equipped with pannier bag
  • 1 x handlebar bag per room
  • GPS data on request
  • Luggage transportation
  • Detailed route descriptions with maps
  • Service hotline
  • 1 cup of coffee or hot chocolate + 1 piece of Black forest cherry tart in Freiburg
  • Bicycle protection

What’s Not Included

  • Train ticket Frankfurt to Freiburg
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Possible visitor’s tax, payable onsite
  • Travel Insurance
TypeSelf Guided
Length8 days
From694 Rates
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Tour Dates


Every Sunday from April 20 to October 5, 2020

Skill Level

This Germany and France bike tour is classified as an easy (with some rolling hills) self-guided hotel tour. Distances per day range from 19 to 40 miles.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Breisgau & Alsace Wine Road Map

Day 1: Arrival in Freiburg
Day 2: Freiburg – Malterdingen/Endingen,  20 mi. (33 km)
Day 3: Malterdingen/Endingen – Rust/Ringsheim, 21/29 mi. (34/47 km)
Day 4: Rust/Ringsheim – Strasbourg,  29/32 mi. (47/52 km)
Day 5: Strasbourg – Obernai, 35 mi. (57 km)
Day 6: Obernai – St. Hippolyte, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 7: St. Hippolyte – Colmar/Eguishelm, 14/18 mi. (23/29 km)
Day 8: Colmar/Eguishelm - Freiburg, 37 mi. (60 km) Departure.

All distances are approximate

DAY 1: Arrival in Freiburg
Your bike tour in Germany begins with the arrival in Freiburg. The sunny city at the foot of the Black Forest has a lot to offer: the old part of town with picturesque lanes and the famous Freiburger brooks, cultural monuments like the Abbey and numerous wine and Vesper lounges for epicureans. Overnight in Freiburg.

DAY 2: Freiburg - Malterdingen/Endingen, 20 mi. (33 km)
Today's route takes you to the foot of the vineyards of the sunny Kaiserstuhl (emperor's chair). The region is one of the sunniest in Germany and the volcanic earth guarantees good grapes for excellent wine.  Your destination is the medieval town of Endingen. Overnight in Endingen or Malterdingen.

DAY 3: Malterdingen/Endingen – Rust/Ringsheim, 21/29 mi. (34/47 km)
Passing the wine village Sasbach, you’ll start cycling the Rhine. You’ll bike through the green Rhine meadows, sometimes on the embankment of the Rhine, towards Rust. The European Park is located in Rust, which is an amusement park with many attractions. Overnight in Rust.

DAY 4: Rust/Ringsheim – Strasbourg, 29/32 mi. (47/52 km)
Today you’ll cycle again through the alluvial land of the Rhine. On the right side, the scenery of the northern Black Forest will accompany you. The beautiful Alsatian metropolis of Straßbourg with its attractive old part of town is the highlight of the day. Overnight in Straßbourg or Kehl, the frontier town on the German side of the river. From Kehl, you can easily go with public transports to Straßbourg.

DAY 5: Strasbourg – Obernai, 35 mi. (57 km)
You can take your time in the morning for a visit to Straßbourg’s many great attractions. The cycle tour leads you on the euro-cycle track to Molsheim, the hometown of the famous car dynasty Bugatti. Here your route starts along the Alsatian Wine Road. The destination is the wine town Obernai. Overnight in Molsheim or Obernai.

DAY 6: Obernai – St. Hippolyte, 25 mi. (40 km)
You continue your bike tour in France on the “Route du Vin” in direction to the South. You cycle through green vineyards and past a few Alsatian villages with multicolored half-timbered houses. Passing Dambach-la-Ville, you’ll reach St. Hippolyte, which lies at the foot of the famous, majestic castle. Overnight in St. Hippolyte.

DAY 7: St.Hippolyte - Colmar/Eguisheim, 14/18 mi. (23/29 km)
Your last day of cycling Alsace Wine Road takes you through the romantic towns of Ribeauville and Riquewihr. Finally, you’ll come to Colmar. Discover the picturesque town that is often called “Little Venice” and the beautiful half-timbered houses in the Gerber-road or the world-famous Issenheimer Altar in the Unterlinden Museum. Overnight in Colmar or in the neighboring Eguisheim.

DAY 8: Colmar/Eguisheim - Freiburg, 37 mi. (60 km). Departure.
Today you cycle the Rhine lowlands passing Breisach with its powerful cathedral and the Tuniberg to go back to Freiburg. After returning the bicycles and retrieving your luggage, your Germany/France bike tour ends.

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Tour Reviews

  • Antonina (Ena) G. 4 months ago     Verified Reviewer

    Beautiful scenery loved the old towns. The bikes were great

  • Donatella Yelda 2 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Amazing tour...Loved every minute of it! The staff was awesome. The bikes were great! The hotels were all very clean, with friendly staff and great breakfast. The route was beautiful. The towns were fairy tale dreamy. Did we get lost more than once? Yes of course we did, it's a given and expected when you're not familiar with the rout and towns, no matter how good the map and directions are. Having said that, getting lost was part of the charm of the trip, we got to explore more areas/places. Most trails and routs are very well marked and if you follow the "Bike Route" marks you will not get lost too much, maybe a turn here or there. We used Google map along with the paper map/directions provided. In some areas Google conflicted with the provided directions and that's how we got lost ... but it was fun exploring. If you're the daring type who considers every turn a new adventure you will have a blast. But if you're the type that everything Read more… has to be precise then you might get frustrated.

  • Diane H. 3 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    It was a fantastic way to experience several new cultures, communities and cities all while loving the interactive journey! We loved the challenge of finding our way and the delightful anticipation of our next destination and accommodation - which always truly splendid! Without speaking the language, ( German or French ) we met several wonderful nature loving and kind ppl who helped us when we seemed to veer off the route. We always got to the next destination and spent time exploring area and local cuisine. The best part of my experience was the sense of overwhelming ahh and appreciation I experienced when I had my 'around the corner 'experiences' - meaning that I suddenly came upon a fantastic site that I did not anticipate in magnitude or beauty and there I was, right there with it! Beautiful.
    Thank you sincerely for the amazing trip! We loved every moment and strongly recommended to to all the soul inspired adventurers out there!! Xo

  • Joseph Paladino 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    A great trip overall and a good value. I would've preferred an upcharge option for better hotels. The downside was the directions book, though well made and attractive, it was not helpful or practical. I found it was much easier to follow the road signs and ignore the book. Also, the book needs to point out attractions and diversions and points of interest. People are coming from all over the world to see this one particular area, it is so important to know what there is to explore in the countryside rather than just following the route.

  • Datha Miller 4 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Th best way to describe our bike tour is to say, it felt like we were living in our very own fairy tale.

  • Kevin Wolley 6 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    This is a beautiful part of the world to see, and doing it via bike is excellent. We wanted to do it on a tandem, which the tour operator did not offer, so we rented one from a bike shop in Freiburg, and that worked out fine. The hotels were good, and so were the breakfast buffets that they offered. The distances cycled each day were good, which is to say short enough to allow stopping along the way as suited us, and arriving at the hotel in the evening with some time left to look around. We found part of our prescribed route to be flooded by the Rhine, so we had to divert to the roads through nearby German villages. This turned out to be fine, as a few miles on the Rhine levee is enough--after that, it gets a bit monotonous. The flower bedecked villages of Alsace are sensational. We ate wonderful French cuisine, and came home with a trove of beautiful pictures from this trip! On the negative side, the tour maps need to be improved. They are not detailed enough, far too often Read more… making it hard to know where the turn points of the route are. North is not always at the top on the maps, and there are no markings to indicate where north lies. The print is miniscule, so street names are almost impossible to read. The written directions accompanying the maps need improvement, too, due to occasional lapses of detail. The tour operator could solve these problems by offering handlebar mounted moving-map GPS rental. I believe people would be willing to pay for this additional aid. Overall, we are satisfied with this tour, and hope Pack and Pedal/Tripsite will work at refining their guidance to make it even better for those who take it later.

  • Monica Neish 7 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    The routes and towns for this trip were perfectly selected. The hotels were charming and the staff was friendly and accommodating. The bikes were high quality and in nearly new condition. We found the written route instructions, written in English, were very thorough and detailed for each day of riding.. Yes, we did manage to get ourselves a little lost on a few occasions but in retrospect the fault was always ours for not following the instructions carefully. Because of the detailed road maps included it was always easy to get ourselves back on track. The suitcase transfer was flawless- we never felt rushed to get our bags ready in the morning and they were always waiting for us at our next hotel. Our group ranged from mid 50's to mid teens and all of us were equally captivated by the scenery and region's history. This was a great trip and we look forward to taking another vacation with Tripsite.

  • Derek 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

    Overall a very enjoyable tour staying at good hotels and the bikes while a little heavy did the job well. The one area that needs improvement was the directions. For the first couple of days we were given detailed instructions in English but subsequently we were instructed to follow the route in the map book which was in German! As a consequence we had to work out our own route which we did using a large scale map and google maps. Also the suggestion was that we could have taken two possible routes on the first ride day but we only given instructions for one. Still a most enjoyable ride, fantastic scenary the weather was perfect.

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