Alsace Deluxe cycling

Discover Alsace, in its most beautiful hotels.

Highlights

The discovery of the Alsace Wine Route via the Véloroute du Vignoble d'Alsace
The Great Ribeauvillé Vineyard
Colmar, the capital of Alsace wines
Eguisheim, ranked most beautiful village in France
Strasbourg: Alsatian capital
High-end hotels

A unique vineyard to discover by bike with exceptional stages

A large network of cycle paths and charming and prestigious hotels.

During this visit, you have the chance to stay in the most beautiful and prestigious hotels in Alsace. All of these carefully chosen establishments tell a story. Often nestled in sumptuous small villages, they also offer you a great time with a renowned cuisine. In addition, being located at the heart of the Alsace Wine Route, these establishments will certainly offer you the opportunity to taste their best wines.

In order to highlight the quality of its wines, Alsace inaugurated in 1953 the Alsace Wine Route. It is today one of the oldest wine routes in France. It crosses many wine communities and allows you to discover around fifty terroirs classified as A.O.C. Alsace Grand Cru. You therefore discover Alsace by bike by taking the Véloroute du Vignoble, which runs parallel to the traditional Wine Route. You ride on old railways, parts of the old Roman road, as well as small paths winding between the vines. With peace-of-mind, throughout this trip, you will cross postcard landscapes that come to life.

From Strasbourg, attractive towns and villages follow one another: you discover the very well-preserved little village of Barr, the former fishing village of Illhaeusern, or the charming little village of Kaysersberg. Half-timbered houses, flowery alleys, Romanesque and Gothic churches follow one another along your route to Colmar.

Carte Alsace Deluxe - Abicyclette Voyages
Niveau LeisureLeisure
Day 1

STRASBOURG

Arrival on your own. Take the time to discover the charming city center and “la petite France” area. Strasbourg’s historic city centre is classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1988, the first time such for an entire city centre. In the evening, meet with our guide for an orientation meeting.

Briefing Orientation

Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.

Day 2

From STRASBOURG to BARR 49km 300m Niveau Loisir

From Strasbourg, you reach Molsheim through plains, fields and vineyards. Molsheim was an important center of the Counter-Reformation in the XVIth century, it has kept its Jesuit church from that time, which is also the largest church in Alsace. Today, Molsheim’s reputation is based above all on the famous luxury car brand Bugatti. You continue your way towards Obernai, city of the Dukes of Alsace, then towards Barr, where you spend the night.

Day 3

From BARR to ILLHAEUSERN 42km 340m Niveau Loisir

After a hearty breakfast, you continue your journey between the vineyards. You reach the town of Bergheim, the discovery of which is a real delight. The city walls are dotted with towers and dominated by the High Gate. The vast majority of the town’s residences date from the Renaissance. After a few pedal strokes, you arrive in Ribeauvillé, village of the Geisberg, Kirchberg and Osterberg grand crus. Take advantage of a stopover in this small city settled in the middle of the vineyard to taste local wines and dishes. You continue your journey towards Illhaeusern where you can end your day at the Spa.

    Day 4

    ILLHAEUSERN, GERMAN LOOP 57km 390m Niveau Loisir

    You first cross the “Grand Canal d’Alsace” then the Rhine and enter Germany by bike into a region renowned for its wines: The Kaiserstuhl. Some beautiful ascents in the hills will allow you to access a breathtaking view of this very particular wine region. You will pass through charming German villages and can try the famous German cold meats!
    On your return, you ride on an easy path that runs along the Rhine through the forest, you can take your time to make the most of of this cycle path far from civilization.

    Day 5

    From ILLHAEUSERN to COLMAR 38km 430m Niveau Facile

    Along small roads between the vines, you leave Illhaeusern to reach Ribeauvillé first then peacefully the small active city of Kayserberg. Stop and take the time to explore the pretty streets of this 13th century imperial city. After a stroll, you arrive in the small village of Katzenthal where you will find, nestled on the hill, the Wineck Castle built at the very beginning of the 13th century. You reach Turckheim, one of the indispensable stages of the Wine Route. To end the day, make some time to stroll through the streets of Colmar, a real open-air museum!

    • For a few more km 58km 550m Niveau Loisir
    Day 6

    COLMAR EGUISHEIM LOOP 25km 130m Niveau Facile

    An easy loop ride to take the time to enjoy Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages of France and one of the most famous in Alsace. 

    • For a few more km 45km 390m Niveau Loisir

      After Eguisheim, you carry on riding your bike in the south direction to Ruffac. ON you way back to Colmar, you take a short climb to reach Hussereau les chateaux and admire the impressive panoramic view from this village. You ride between chateaux, vineyards, short hills and scenic view to the Vosges mountains.

    Day 7

    COLMAR

    End of stay after breakfast. If you wish, you can request a transfer to Strasbourg (optional).

    Chambre majestueuse dans un château du Val de Loire

    Deluxe range

    For an exceptional stay you enter some of the best residences, castles and mansions and sleep in princes and duchesses’ rooms.

    Accommodation example
    Hôtel Régent Petite France - Façade Hôtel 5 Terres & Spa - Façade Hôtel des Berges - Piscine Hôtel La Maison des Têtes - Terrasse

    Starting from 1970€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

    Homemade and fully tested itineraries
    • Routes selected for their cycling and touristic interest entirely tested and away from traffic
    • Accomodations selected for their hospitality, atmosphere, services and quality meals
    • A flexible organisation to suit you needs and wishes: You choose the date you want to you leave on! We check the availability of each accomodation to make sure it is possible.

    Close assistance
    • One of our guides greets you on your first day. He will hand out all the needed documents for the trip (hotel vouchers, maps of the area,GPS, practical guide), get you settled on your bikes (for rental bikes).
    • Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
    • A Luggage transfer service which respects your hours of rest (we pick them up after 10:00 and deliver them before 16:00)

    Follow your itinerary anyway you like – modern, practical, traditional

    GPS for cycling trips

    • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)
    • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day, topo maps, and touristic information)

     


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    On our guided tours (for groups on demand), we accompany you every step of the way
    • One of our state qualified instructor and professional cycling guide accompanies you every step of the way
    • Full board (all meals covered unless asked otherwise)
    • A picnic buffet set up for lunch with a wide choice of fresh and local produce

    We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


    Trekking bike

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 15L
    • 1 front bag 6L with plastic map holder
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bottle

    Ebike

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 15L
    • 1 front bag 6L with plastic map holder
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bottle

    Getting here

    Meeting point

    Strasbourg (68)

    Strasbourg by car

    • From Paris (490 km 4H45)
    • From Lyon (490 km 4H45)

    Strasbourg by train*

    • Train Station in Strasbourg (from Paris Gare de l’Est : 2H aprox.)

    Strasbourg by plane*

    • Airport in Strasbourg

    *Transport to your meeting point can be included as an option.

    Recommended equipment

    Bike

    • Trekking or hybrid bike
    • 21 to 30 speeds
    • 26 or 28 inch (700) wheels

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (included with the rental)
    • Clothing suitable for cycling
    • Warm jacket (eg fleece)
    • Rain proof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 small backpack or panniers
    • 1 or 2 water flasks (included with the rental)
    • 1 lock (included with the rental)
    • Our reccomendation for optimal comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves
      • 1 special pair of pants (shammy leather)
      • 1 night see fluorescent vest

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Daily use kit: cloth, brake pads, oil

    Other

    • Suitcase (for transporting personal effects in luggage transfers)
    • Change of clothes for the evening
    • Warm jacket for the evenings
    • Set of toiletries
    • Mobile phone and charger

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