2019
 Cycling Holiday in Alsace

Cycling Holiday in Alsace

Star Cycle Tour from Colmar

  • Centre based tour Colmar
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

5
days

50
km / day avg.

A country of traditions, a town steeped in art and history - discover an easy way of life in and around Colmar, the wonderful wine here and culinary specialities. Starting in the town on the Ill, the various day trips take you the highlights of the Alsace wine route, to German and French forts from the past and to Strasbourg, the capital of Europe. As you can add a day of rest from the saddle whenever you want, this cycling holiday in Alsace is also perfect for the less practiced cyclist.

Cycle Holiday in Alsace

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    FR-ESC4
  • Start / Destination
    Colmar
  • Duration
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Length
    approx. 155 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 25 and 70 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    The cycle route runs mainly on asphalted streets and cycle paths. Mostly flat along the Rhine in Breisach, slightly hilly along the wine route.
  • Parking information
    Category B: Free parking at the hotel.
    Category A: Public parking at Parking de la gare, costs approx. 25 € / week, payable on site. There is also free parking nearby the hotel.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Note
    In France bicycle helmets are mandatory for children under 12 years of age. However, for safety reasons we generally recommend wearing a helmet.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner

Day 1: Individual arrival in Colmar

Welcome to the Alsace wine capital. Colmar receives 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.

Day 2: Trip to Wine Villages, approx. 60 km

A trip into the heart of Alsace. Since 1982, France has distinguished its most beautiful historic villages with the "Les plus beaux villages" award: Riquewihr and Eguisheim, which you visit today, both bear this title. Don't miss having a closer look at the historic walls and fortifications and immersing yourself in Alsace history.

Day 3: Trip to Breisach, approx. 70 km

After biking through vineyards, you now pedal through level countryside to the Rhine. The meshed up corn you can see is not feed, but is designated for the chemicals industry in Basel. Along the Rhine are the two sister towns of Neuf-Brisach and Breisach. The impressive fortifications were built by Vauban, Ludwig XIV's military engineer. Back in France, you cycle along very typically French canals with countless locks.

Day 4: Trip to Strasbourg, approx. 25 km + train ride

What would a visit to Alsace be without a trip to the European capital? In addition to the many political institutions here, Strasbourg is known for its charming historic quarter. For its wonderfully intact "Grand-Ile", the town was awarded a World Heritage title in 1988. Strasbourg cathedral, with its almost 160 m high north tower, can be seen and identified as the town's landmark from afar.

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.