2024
Radurlaub im Elsass

Cycling Holiday in Alsace

Centre based Tour Colmar

Day trips from Colmar

  • Medieval towns of Riquewihr and Eguisheim
  • The green Munster Valley
  • Daily routes ●●●●○, altitude profile ●●○○○

Days
5

Ø km per day
50

A city of art and history – Colmar, your daily starting point for your cycling holiday in Alsace. Varied landscapes, excellent wines and culinary specialties await you on this centre-based bike tour, which takes you on daily excursions to the surrounding towns and regions. Every cycling holiday in Alsace definitely includes a detour to the Alsatian wine villages. Enjoy the finest wines in Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr and Eguisheim and feel like you've been transported back to the Middle Ages. Around Munster, you will get to know the Vosges and meet the Rhine and the Upper Rhine Plain at Neuf-Brisach and Breisach. As you can take one or more days of rest at any time, this cycling holiday in Alsace is also very suitable for inexperienced cyclists.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    FR-ESC4
  • Start / Destination
    Colmar
  • Duration
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Length
    approx. 160 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 45 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Colmar

Welcome to the Alsace wine capital. Colmar welcomes the visitors to its picturesque streets and alleyways with much charm and flair. Use the time for a wander through Alsace's third largest town and enjoy your first glass of Muscat or Riesling in a traditional winstub. Reserved rental bicycles are parked at the hotel ready for you.

Colmar, Lauch River

Welcome to Colmar

Day 2: Excursion to the wine villages, approx. 45 / 60 km

On the first stage of your cycling vacation, you will take a trip to the heart of Alsace. Since 1982, France has ben awarding Les plus beaux villages for the most beautiful historic villages. Today, you will visit Riquewihr and Eguisheim, two towns that have been awarded this title. Don't miss out on taking a closer look at the historic walls and fortifications and immersing yourself in the history of Alsace.

 

Vineyards Alsace

Vineyards in Alsace

Day 3: Excursion to Munster, approx. 45 km

Today's excursion on your cycling vacation in Alsace takes you to the Vosges. You cycle to Munster via Turckheim and Zimmerbach. The town became famous for its hearty Munster cheese. The first production of this soft cheese dates back to the 7th century. It is traditionally enjoyed with a sprinkling of caraway seeds and a glass of Alsatian Gewürztraminer. After having to tackle a climb or two on the outward journey, you can take it easy in the direction of Colmar.

 

Munster

Evening mood in Munster

Day 4: Excursion to Breisach, approx. 70 km

After an excursion to the Vosges, today you head to the Rhine. First you arrive in Neuf-Brisach. The town was built at the beginning of the 18th century when the fortress builder Vauban laid it out as an octagonal planned town. The appearance of the town has been preserved to this day. Continue across the Rhine to Breisach. St. Stephen's Cathedral, which is characterized by Romanesque and Gothic elements, will catch your eye from afar. Take a walk to the Münsterberg with its panoramic views before cycling back to Colmar.

 

Breisach Cathedral

View of the Breisach Cathedral

Day 5: Individual departure

After breakfast, your cycling holiday in Alsace comes to an end. We would be happy to extend your holiday by adding an extra night.

Alsace, Church

Farewell to Alsace

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 30.03.2024 to 05.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Category B

Season A
30.03. - 31.05.
28.09. - 05.10.
from559 €
Season B
01.06. - 27.09.

from619 €

Category A

Season A
30.03. - 31.05.
28.09. - 05.10.
from649 €
Season B
01.06. - 27.09.

from719 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 4 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level, category B (FR-ESC4b)
  • 4 nights incl. breakfast, national 4* level, category A (FR-ESC4a)
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

 

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Accommodation in category B

Overnight stay at 3* Hotel Beauséjour. Close to the historic center of Colmar, the Keller family looks forward to welcoming you. The family has been running the hotel since 1913. The 14 partly air-conditioned rooms in the main building and the 24 comfort rooms in the adjoining building are carefully and tastefully furnished. The in-house restaurant offers seasonal delicacies as well as classic Alsatian specialties.

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Accommodation in category A

Overnight stay at the 4* superior Grand Hotel Bristol. Located in the city center near the water tower and the Champ de Mars, the hotel's 91 rooms offer you all the comfort and service. The view of the Vosges mountains from the wellness area (use of sauna, hammam and fitness room included) is fantastic, and the cuisine in the traditional brasserie L'Auberge offers a great variety.

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For our younger cyclists

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From 12 to 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Due to the more challenging sections, we recommend this tour for young people only in good physical condition.

 

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

159 €

189 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
239 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with coaster brake (men's bikes from 1.65 m)
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with coaster brake (men's bikes from 1,65 m)
  • E-bike / pedelec
Equipment

Pannier, handlebar bag, odometer, bike lock, repair kit

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7- / 21-gear rental bike

89 €

E-bike / pedelec

239 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    FR-ESC4
  • Start / Destination
    Colmar
  • Duration
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Length
    approx. 160 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 45 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Trail conditions
    Varied route on cycle paths and little-used side roads. Flat route along the Rhine in Breisach, slightly hilly along the French Wine Route.
  • Parking information
    Category B: Free hotel parking
    Category A: Parking de la gare, cost approx. 35 € / week, payable on site, or free parking near the hotel
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Note
    In France, helmets are compulsory for children under the age of 12. For safety reasons, however, we generally recommend wearing a helmet.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
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Days
5

Ø km per day
50