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Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling

Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling

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  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights
  • Accommodationhotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $1965per person, tour only
  • Departures
    every two days from 11 May '19 to 12 Oct '19
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of and hotels
  • All breakfasts and 1 evening meal
  • Services of your local Headwater Representative
  • Headwater Wine Collection Service
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality hybrid bikes
  • Standard transfers to your first hotel
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • City break add-ons in Strasbourg
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, wine lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, couples
      from 2 reviews

Mrs O'Sullivan says...
Fantastic. Great bikes, cycle paths, places of interest, good choice of places for lunch breaks, good accommodation, wonderful local agent with practical ...
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France: Alsace

Wine Villages of Alsace Cycling

  • Wonderful cycling along Alsace's 'Route des Vins' wine road through world-famous vineyards and mediaeval villages full of brightly painted half-timbered houses
  • Rich historic interest: visit places such as mediaeval, hilltop Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle and the UNESCO listed Selestat Humanist Library
  • Fantastic views of the Vosges Mountains and the Alsatian Plains, with sections along the famous Camino de Santiago
  • Great hotels in interesting towns, all located within strolling distance of a great choice of bars and restaurants

This 7-night cycling holiday follows Alsace's incredible 'Route des Vins' (wine route), on a linear ride through mediaeval villages and vineyards, between the great Rhine river and the timeless Vosges Mountains. Bordered by Switzerland to the south and Germany to the east, Alsace offers a delicate balance of French and German, which combine to give it its own unique culture and a truly fascinating history.

Just a short distance from one of Europe's great modern cities, Strasbourg, you'll discover traditional, unspoilt towns and villages, including several of France's most beautiful: Eguisheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, full of half-timbered houses - painted bright as candy and lifted straight from the pages of a story book. Take your time to visit atmospheric hilltop ruins and fortresses such as the crumbling Chateau St Ulrich and the mighty Haut-Koenigsbourg, once home to great lords, but whose empty halls and towers now watch silently over the fertile plains below. The almost continental weather provides the ideal environment for the area's all-important wine production and this, in turn, gives rise to the wine route that runs the length of the region.

At the end of each day you will be rewarded with some of the region's most historic towns. Kaysersberg with its mediaeval streets and old fortress ruins is perfect for a day's exploring. Your home for the night in Selestat is within walking distance from the town centre, with its rich architectural heritage. Your final hotel is the one-time home of the Barons of Gail, tucked away in the centre of historic Obernai, a fascinating town which sits between the vineyards of Alsace and the Vosges mountains.

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Day-by-day itinerary

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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1 - Arrive in Rouffach

Arrive in Colmar and transfer (25 mins) to the village of Rouffach on Alsace's famous Route des Vins. (Staying at Domaine de Rouffach, Dinner included)

Day 2 - Rouffach to Kaysersberg 33km/20.5mi

Set off along the 'Wine Route' through the vineyards, enjoying spectacular views. Stop in beautiful and ancient Eguisheim, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France, and holder of the prestigious 4* ville fleuri award (the highest award) for its town garden planting. Explore the narrow streets before heading on to pretty, mediaeval Turckheim and picking up the Camino de Santiago to Kaysersberg. (Staying at Hotel les Remparts, Breakfast only)

Day 3 - At Kaysersberg

Spend the day exploring the mediaeval streets and take a stroll up to the ruins of the old fortress. Alternatively, take a taxi to Colmar whose historic old town and riverside 'Petite Venise' area feature half-timbered, half-painted houses, offering a picture of Alsace as it was hundreds of years ago. (Staying at Hotel les Remparts, Breakfast only)

Day 4 - Kaysersberg to Selestat 28km/17.5mi

Highlights today include Riquewihr, still enclosed by its mediaeval walls; Ribeauville, with its Renaissance fountains and hillside ruins (the most impressive being the crumbling Chateau St Ulrich, offering spectacular views) and home to many of the region's best wine producers; and Kintzheim, dominated by the remains of its C13-C15 castle, once property of the Merovingian kings, now home to numerous eagles, falcons and vultures. (Staying at Hotel Vaillant, Breakfast only)

Day 5 - At Selestat

Explore the mediaeval streets of this one-time Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire, taking in the wonderful architecture, listed buildings and traditional shops, as well as the Selestat Humanist Library - the greatest of its type, one of the three treasures of Alsace and a site inscribed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. There is also the option to take a taxi to mighty Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle for a visit along with some unforgettable views. (Staying at Hotel Vaillant, Breakfast only)

Day 6 - Selestat to Obernai 32km/20mi

Following tranquil lanes through the vineyards, stop for coffee in pretty, mediaeval Dambach-la-Ville and visit the Chapel of St. Sebastian, parts of which date to C12. For lunch, Barr makes a perfect place to stop, full of impressive half-timbered houses, typically dating from the C16-C18. (Staying at A La Cour d'Alsace, Breakfast only)

Day 7 - At Obernai

Take some time to explore the fascinating town of Obernai that sits between the three main features of Alsace; the vineyards, the Vosges mountains and the Alsatian Plains. The town's numerous historic architectural features are well worth investigating but for spectacular views take a ride (perhaps by taxi) up Mount St Odile to Hohenburg Abbey. (Staying at A La Cour d'Alsace, Breakfast only)

Day 8 - Departure

Morning transfer (5 mins) to the station for your onward journey.

Please note that cycling helmets are compulsory in France for children under 12. As we are unable to provide these, we strongly recommend that you bring your own.

Please see our Planning your holiday page for full details.

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 £25 per adult 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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Domaine de Rouffach, Rouffach

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The Hostellerie started life as a C16 staging post but has been transformed into a comfortable hotel with excellent facilities, including a sauna, jacuzzi and an indoor pool, perfect for the modern traveller! The hotel also boasts its own winstub (a traditional Alsatian bar). Each of the 48 rooms has been tastefully decorated with white washed walls and pretty, wooden furniture. The Hostellerie has an excellent location for exploring this lovely little town, with Rouffach's historic centre just a 10-minute walk away.

Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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Hotel Les Remparts, Kaysersberg

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On the edge of the historical town of Kaysersberg, bordering forest and vineyards, the Hotel Les Remparts offers calm and comfortable accommodation. The spacious guestrooms are distributed among 2 buildings situated in the hills overlooking the beautiful, open and verdant landscape. All of the rooms are equipped with modern en-suite facilities, free Wi-Fi internet access and TV.

Additional services include a bar, a sauna and a games room with table tennis, pool table and fuss-ball table. There is no restaurant at the hotel however there are plenty of dining options in the local area. Private parking is available on site.

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Hotel le Vaillant, Selestat

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A *** hotel perfectly located within easy walking distance from the town centre of Selestat. There are just 47 modern and comfortable rooms all with air conditioning, cable TV, minibar, safe, hairdryer, plus internet access. There is also a restaurant with terrace.

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A La Cour d'Alsace, Obernai

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Situated in the centre of the mediaeval town of Obernai, in the former home of the barons of Gail, is the hotel A La Cour d'Alsace. A large entrance with wrought-iron gates leads into the courtyard where the hotel can be found leaning against the old ramparts of Obernai. Exposed beams, half-timbering and works of art provide the backdrop, with rooms being elegantly styled. The hotel also offers a wine cellar, a terrace and a spa with a swimming pool and a sauna. For lunch and dinner, guests can choose between the 'Le Jardin des Remparts' gourmet restaurant (depending on the day of the week) and the charming, traditional 'Caveau de Gail' winstub.

Room upgrades: Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Privilege Room or Junior Suite.

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 Gutenberg, Strasbourg

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This is a brilliantly situated hotel in a quiet side street just off the lively Place Gutenberg and a stone's throw from the Cathedrale de Notre Dame.

The 42 rooms are a good size and individual in style. All rooms are en-suite, with hairdryer, flat screen television and free Internet access in each room.

There is no bar or restaurant, except for the little breakfast room next to reception; however, you have a good choice of places to eat and drink on right on your doorstep.


Please call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com to arrange flights and connecting transfers to your hotel.


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Mrs O'Sullivan, 22/07/2018

Fantastic. Great bikes, cycle paths, places of interest, good choice of places for lunch breaks, good accommodation, wonderful local agent with practical information.

Mr Ricketts, 25/05/2018

The usual efficient organisation, with just a couple of exceptions this time when Head Office did not inform the local rep about my customised arrangements for cycling routes and the dinner reservation on my last night, which the hotel did not initially accept. This was all sorted out within hours and did not detract from my enjoyment of the holiday as a whole. I'll be back again next year.

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Holiday details

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

every two days from 11th May 2019 to 12th Oct 2019, for 7 nights.

All breakfasts and 1 evening meal

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers included from Colmar train station at 14:00. Return transfer 5 mins payable locally.

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