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Cycling the Wine Route of Alsace

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    5 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    and
  • Activity level
  • From $2049per person, tour only
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  • Departures
    0 from 29 Jun '22 to 31 Oct '22
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 5 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All breakfaasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, flora & fauna, bird spotting opportunities, art & history, vegetarian meals, lake & river routes
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Mrs PAYNE says...
We thoroughly enjoyed cycling the Wine Route of Alsace. It is a very picturesque part of France, and the villages we visited were lovely, including storks ...
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France: Alsace

Cycling the Wine Route of Alsace

  • Alsace's 'Route des Vins' wine road through world-famous vineyards
  • Rich historic interest: hilltop Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle and the UNESCO listed Selestat Humanist Library
  • Half-timbered houses adorned with geraniums in unspoilt villages

Discover the famous Alsace vineyards along the Alsace Wineroad cycle trail. Between Colmar 'the Little Venice' and the 'Petite France' in Strasbourg (listed on as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). You will ride through the prestigious vineyards on the Alsace wine road cycle trail, which will guide you along a bucolic itinerary toward the charming villages and their vinicultural nuggets. Explore the secrets and flavours of the sylvaner, pinot blanc, noir or gris, riesling and gewurztraminer, not forgetting the beer and brasseries.

Alsace is also home to rich and fabulous cuisine. Grab a table at a 'winstub' (a traditional Alsatian restaurant) and try local dishes such as 'baeckeoffe' (a casserole of lamb or beef with potatoes and onions, marinated overnight in Alsatian white wine infused with juniper berries), or 'tarte flambee/flammekueche',a thin pizza-like creation with creme fraiche, onions and lardons. 'Sauerkraut'(pickled cabbage) is also iconic, widely celebrated in Alsatian villages and eaten with various types of sausage.

The half-timbered houses adorned with geraniums in Ribeauville, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Barr or Obernai immerse yourself in a very delightful atmosphere.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Colmar

Explore this picturesque town with half-timbered houses, romantic canals, flower-laden windowsills and a labyrinth of cobblestone lanes. Visit the scenic Fishmongers' Quarter or 'Little Venice', the Tanners' Quarter and the Place de L'Ancienne Douane. Discover plenty of shops and a covered market before you sample the fabulous local cuisine.
You stay at Hotel Turenne (Breakfast included)

Day 2: Colmar - Kaysersberg 31 km / 19 MI

Set off along the 'Wine Route' through the vineyards, enjoying spectacular views. Stop in beautiful and ancient Eguisheim. This typical Alsatian small town waits for you to wander in the heart of the ramparts, in a maze of alleys lined with old half-timbered houses. Explore the mediaeval Turckheim and continue to Kaysersberg, elected the favourite village of France in 2017. You'll see why when you walk along its fortified bridge and through its medieval streets that lead up to the castle.
You stay at Art Hotel (Breakfast included)

Day 3: Kaysersberg - Selestat 26 km / 16 MI

Highlights today include Riquewihr, still enclosed by its mediaeval walls; Ribeauville, with its Renaissance fountains and hillside ruins. Then, before reaching Selestat, you will have the opportunity to conquer the chateau Haut Koenigsbourg.

The amazing Chateau of Haut Koenigsbourg perched on mountain summits offering spectacular panoramic views of the Alsatian countryside towards the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest. The Haut-Koenigsbourg's beautifully refined rooms are decorated with mural paintings, Renaissance furniture and enormous cast-iron stoves - and there's an impressive collection of weaponry from the Middle Ages in the basement. Towering at 757m above picture-perfect villages and colourful vineyards, it's one of France's most visited castles.

In Selestat, do not miss a visit to the Humanist Library building designed by Rudy Ricciotti serves as a showcase for the outstanding collection of the humanist Beatus Rhenanus collection, composed of medieval manuscripts and documents of the fifteenth and sixteenth century.
You stay at Hotel Vaillant (Breakfast included)

Day 4: Selestat - Obernai 38 km / 23.5 MI

Following tranquil lanes through the vineyards, take a look at the chateau de l'Ortenbourg overlooking the vineyards before reaching the pretty village of Dambach-la- ville then Barr and its beautiful flowery square.

In Barr, on the main square lies city hall, built on the ruins of a castle destroyed by fire, has a monument historical classification thanks to its Renaissance-style facade and its 1604-dated balcony.

Continue to the medieval city of Obernai. Behind the ramparts of Obernai ancient medieval city are half-timbered houses painted in bright colours and windows bedecked with flowers and some unexpected architectural gems, including the Renaissance-style townhall and the sublime belfry made of pink sandstone, which the Alsatians call Kappelturm.
You stay at Hotel Le Colombier (Breakfast included)

Day 5: Obernai - Strasbourg 39 km / 24 MI

Ride through the vineyards to Molsheim, a very pretty wine town. Then follow the bike path along the 'Canal de la Bruche': one of the most beautiful greenways in Alsace, with its shady banks and old locks! This bike path will lead you to Strasbourg.

In Strasbourg the bicycle is king! Admire the town on two wheels along the canals, through the parks and gardens and through the historic centre. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, there are delightfully twisting alleyways lined with half-timbered houses and a Gothic masterpiece of a cathedral, described by Victor Hugo as 'a gigantic and delicate marvel' and visible from miles around with its 142-metre spire. The 'Petite France' is a picture-postcard quarter once home to tanners, fishermen and millers, now a haven of peace at the city's heart
You stay at Hotel Diana Dauphine (Breakfast included)

Day 6: Leave Strasbourg


Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £ per adult per day and £ per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Hotel Turenne, Colmar

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Hotel Turenne, located in the Petite Venise district of Colmar, combines the Alsatian charm of its colourful facade with exposed studs with the modernity and sobriety of its rooms.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Art Hotel, Kaysersberg

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This hotel is located in the medieval town of Kaysersberg. Situated along the Alsace wine trail, it features a wine bar and brasserie with a regional menu that changes daily.


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Hotel Vaillant, Selestat

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Hotel Vaillant was built in 1967 by Mr Vaillant in a modern, avant-garde style. The hotel was the pinnacle of modern hospitality in Sélestat. Renovated in 2019, all 47 rooms and restaurant spaces combine sophistication with modernism. You will discover numerous works of art here,


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Hotel Le Colombier, Obernai

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In the heart of Obernai, surrounded by shops and cultural interests, you can relax in the 4* Hotel Le Colombier, an Alsatian house, discover an atmosphere of tranquillity enhanced by contemporary furnishings and original decoration. The Hotel Le Colombier in Obernai will make your stay in Alsace a stay to remember.


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Hotel Diana Dauphine, Strasbourg

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Located at the centre of Strasbourg, a few minutes from the Cathedral and La Petite France, Diana Dauphine Hotel welcomes you in a warm, elegant setting. 46 attractive rooms, decorated with a personal touch, are available. They all have excellent facilities and a luxury, private bathroom. After a day of strolling around the city, you will relax in one of the cosy armchairs in the Hotel's small lounge. The Hotel's many facilities are top of the range: pleasant breakfast room, private car park, mini-bar etc. You will be enchanted by this Hotel which is an excellent pied-à-terre to explore the city.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.


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Hotel Turenne, Colmar

Hair dryer iconNEARBY:

Hotel Turenne, located in the Petite Venise district of Colmar, combines the Alsatian charm of its colourful facade with exposed studs with the modernity and sobriety of its rooms.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Diana Dauphine, Strasbourg

Hair dryer iconNEARBY:

Located at the centre of Strasbourg, a few minutes from the Cathedral and La Petite France, Diana Dauphine Hotel welcomes you in a warm, elegant setting. 46 attractive rooms, decorated with a personal touch, are available. They all have excellent facilities and a luxury, private bathroom. After a day of strolling around the city, you will relax in one of the cosy armchairs in the Hotel's small lounge. The Hotel's many facilities are top of the range: pleasant breakfast room, private car park, mini-bar etc. You will be enchanted by this Hotel which is an excellent pied-à-terre to explore the city.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

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Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs PAYNE, 19/06/2022

We thoroughly enjoyed cycling the Wine Route of Alsace. It is a very picturesque part of France, and the villages we visited were lovely, including storks nesting on rooftops. The second day was a bit hilly, but nothing we couldn't manage and the length of ride each day suited us well.We were very fortunate to have perfect weather, which made the holiday even more enjoyable. The hotels were very clean and comfortable and in the evening there was a good choice of restaurants in every town or village. Lots of interesting ice-cream flavours to try too, such as rhubarb, gooseberry, red currant etc in most towns. All in all a great holiday, and we returned home with lots of photos and happy memories.



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 5 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels

All breakfaasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

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Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
0 from 29th Jun 2022 to 31st Oct 2022, for 5 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfaasts

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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