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France - Alsace Wine Route Bike Tour
Alsace cycling travel is a unique experience as you explore a part of the region that is nestled between the beautiful Vosges mountains in France and the borders of Germany and Switzerland, Alsace is a region rich in tradition. Alsace is a combination of cultures and therefore charm. The famous Route du Vin (wine route) encompasses at least 100 wine producing villages between Strasbourg and Colmar, creating some of France's best wines. Alsace also offers gourmet cuisine and has more Michelin star restaurants than any other region. Experience gastronomy in refined and traditional dishes like the famous baeckeofe. The beauty of its traditional architecture will surprise you with village after village of pretty half timbered houses decked with brilliantly colored flowers.
This Alsace bike tour comes in 2 versions - Deluxe and Standard hotels. Deluxe are obvious 4 and 5 star places with superior rooms; while standard is pretty good too: excellent 3 and 4 star hotels in standard room category. The itinerary for each varies slightly; what shows below is the Deluxe itinerary. Ask us for the Standard Itinerary.

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Day 1 | Arrive in Colmar

Day 1 | Arrive in Colmar

SATURDAY: Arrival day in Colmar. Lying in the heart of the vineyards of the Alsace, Colmar is known for its historic district (now a vast pedestrian zone), with medieval houses boasting carved gables, galleries with beautiful banisters and doors adorned with lavish woodwork. Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments and its picturesque quarters, such as the Little Venice and the tanners' quarter! Meet our local representative for your orientation meeting. Tonight, you will stay in Hotel le Maréchal. Dinner is on your own.

Getting to Colmar:The closest international airports are EUROAIRPORT (Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg) or STRASBOURG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT providing train and bus connections to Colmar; direct TGV trains from Paris go to Colmar from Paris Gare d'Est possible

Hotel Le Marechal

Colmar France

Hotel Le MarechalThis house dates from 1565, a true historical monument that welcomes you all year round. Hospitality, friendliness and welcome are the hallmarks of the BOMO family who have run the house for more than 40 years. 1565, construction of one of the most iconic buildings of Colmar. 30 romantic rooms and suites individually decorated and personalized. All tastefully furnished with respect for authenticity, our rooms are equipped with the latest technology. At the heart of the Alsace wine route, this listed historic monument preserves its charm while enhancing optimum service and comfort. 30 Rooms with Air conditioning Gastronomic Restaurant up to 70 persons Room and Terrace on the river side Breakfast buffet served in the restaurant overlooking the canal Seminar Room up to 20 persons

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Air Conditioning Open Parking Closed Parking Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Room Service Restaurant

Day 2 | Colmar to Rouffach  (40 km)

Day 2 | Colmar to Rouffach (40 km)

After breakfast you leave the historic town of Colmar and continue gentle ride along the Munster valley, going through the charming town of Soultzbach les Bains. You ride through the Ballon des Vosges National Park and arrive to Rouffach. Take advantage and explore this little town with rich history. Browse through the narrow streets of Rouffach bordered with some fine houses from the 15th to the 17th centuries which once belonged to opulent and wealthy families. Set an eye on one of the Rouffach’s principal monuments the Church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, build in yellow sandstone in Romanesque and Gothic styles. Find you five star hotel, and there you will spend your second night. Dinner on your own.

Hotel Chateau d’Isenbourg

Rouffach France

Hotel Chateau d’IsenbourgLocated on the Alsatian wine trail, in the heart of the vineyards, several kilometres from Colmar, Chateau d'Isenbourg dominates the old town of Rouffach, offering a magnificent panoramic view of the Vosges foothills, the Rhine Plain and the Black Forest in the distance. Here, you will taste the pleasures of relaxation in a refined setting. It is an ideal place to stay in order to discover Alsace and its gastronomy.

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Swimming Pool Open Parking Pets Allowed Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Hotel Lounge/Bar Safe in Room Room Service Restaurant

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Day 3 | Rouffach to Kaysesberg (38 km)

Day 3 | Rouffach to Kaysesberg (38 km)

Today you ride in the vineyards, and will fall in love with the little villages on the way. There is always an option to stop in one of the numerous wine cellars for wine tasting. Todays’ destination is Kaysesberg, a tourist hotspot, with nice main square surrounded by lots of painted half-timbered houses of the Renaissance era in Alsace, which are filling its entire pedestrian center. Explore this unique town, and you will find for example 16th century fortified stone bridge, or 13 -15th century roman style Church Sainte-Croix. Continue on just to admire the historic town hall, towers, ramparts, or nearby castle ruins, now only presenting its beautiful round tower adding up to the charm of the town. When you are done exploring, be sure to stop in a café, perhaps to sample Tokay, the local wine. Get settled in your hotel, and find great spot for dinner.

Hotel Le Chambard

Kaysersberg France

Hotel Le ChambardThe Chambard, a Relais & Châteaux , welcomes guests in an elegant 18th-century residence at the village entrance. You will feel right at home in the contemporary designer rooms and suites located behind the superb facade. These spacious and bright rooms are decorated in warm, soothing tones. Noble materials, such as dark wood and matt velvet fabric give the rooms a luxurious and sumptuous feel, while the view of the vineyard or the village immerses you in an authentic Alsatian ambiance. The 5-star hotel boasts 32 rooms, including five suites and 11 Deluxe Superior rooms. They make the ideal destination for all types of stay: romantic getaways, family visits, professional events and more. Why not treat yourself to a break in this charming little village near Colmar? Each of our rooms is equipped with high-quality modern conveniences.

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Swimming Pool Air Conditioning Open Parking Non-Smoking Rooms Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Safe in Room Room Service Restaurant

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Day 4 | Kaysesberg to Obernai (60 km)

Day 4 | Kaysesberg to Obernai (60 km)

While finishing your breakfast, you can get excited about what lays ahead of you today. Itinerary will take you to the famous vineyard of charming colorful village Ribeauvillé and Barr, a picturesque little town at the foot of the Mont Sainte-Odile and the Pagan wall, also known by its vineyards. Continue riding and get ready for a fantastic view of the Koenigsbourg castle. There is a 9 km extension ride possible to visit the castle. Tonight you will stay in hotel in Obernai. (9 km extension possible to visit the castle)

Hotel Le Parc

Obernai

Hotel Le ParcThe stylish rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Upgraded rooms and suites add separate sitting areas, balconies, exposed beams and/or fireplaces. There's a rustic lunch-only restaurant, plus an elegant, wood-paneled evening restaurant. Breakfast and a Sunday brunch buffet are available. Other amenities include 2 posh bars, an indoor and an outdoor pool, a gym and 3 terraces. The spa houses steam rooms, a light-therapy sauna, and an infrared cabin.

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Swimming Pool Air Conditioning Open Parking Closed Parking Pets Allowed Non-Smoking Rooms Handicap Accessible Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Hair Dryer Mini-Bar Hotel Lounge/Bar Safe in Room Room Service Restaurant

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Day 5 | Obemai to Colmar (55 km)

Day 5 | Obemai to Colmar (55 km)

Leaving Obernai after full breakfast, enjoy your last day along the vineyards, passing through the gently rolling country side and a picturesque Alsatian landscape. Let the bike take you back to familiar town of Colmar where will you spend the last night.

Hotel Le Marechal

Colmar France

Hotel Le MarechalThis house dates from 1565, a true historical monument that welcomes you all year round. Hospitality, friendliness and welcome are the hallmarks of the BOMO family who have run the house for more than 40 years. 1565, construction of one of the most iconic buildings of Colmar. 30 romantic rooms and suites individually decorated and personalized. All tastefully furnished with respect for authenticity, our rooms are equipped with the latest technology. At the heart of the Alsace wine route, this listed historic monument preserves its charm while enhancing optimum service and comfort. 30 Rooms with Air conditioning Gastronomic Restaurant up to 70 persons Room and Terrace on the river side Breakfast buffet served in the restaurant overlooking the canal Seminar Room up to 20 persons

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Air Conditioning Open Parking Closed Parking Seminar Room Internet Access Cable TV Room Service Restaurant

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Day 6 | Departure Day

Day 6 | Departure Day

After breakfast, you can depart at your leisure. Breakfast included.

+ Rates

Alsace Wine Route Bike Tour Rates:

Upgraded Deluxe and Standard Versions:

Double Occupancy 2 participants:

DELUXE: 1606 €/person or STD: 1082 €/person

Double Occupancy 4 participants:

DELUXE: 1436 €/person or STD: 907 €/person

Double Occupancy 6 participants:

DELUXE: 1381 €/person or STD: 867 €/person

Single Supplement (2 or more travelers):

DELUXE: 850 €/person or STD: 400 €/person

Hybrid Bike Rentals are are available for a supplement of 80 euros, or road bikes at 224 euros; please see the Bike Info below for details.


Please inquire about the solo supplement if you are traveling on your own.

Half board supplements are possible add-ons, as well as Strasbourg airport transfers, please inquire.

+ What's Included?

- 5 nights in the lodging package of your choice (3&4star) or 4&5*
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Welcome orientation meeting
- Detailed ROAD BOOK, including details maps, touristic information and step by step itinerary and cue sheets
- All Hotel Luggage transfers
- Local telephone support throughout
- GPX files in advance of travel if requested for your device
- Comprehensive trip literature
- All technical and emergency support any day


Lodging

Accommodation: 3 and 4 and 5 star hotels in each as below. All lodging includes private bathroom and a variety of other amenities.

Deluxe Hotels included:

- Hotel Le Marechal**** (deluxe room)

- Hotel Chateau d'Isenbourg*****(superior room)

- Hotel Le Chambard*****(superior room)

- Hotel Le Parc****(deluxe room)


Standard Hotels included:

- Hotel Le Marechal**** (confort room)

- Hotel les Rives in Guebwiller***(standard room)

- Hotel Le Schoenenbourg***(standard room)

- Hotel Le Parc****(standard room)


Additional nights in Colmar at Le Marechal: please inquire for rates

** Please see Itinerary tab for more information ** Note also that the Standard hotel tour has a slightly different routing to different towns: Guebwiller, Riquewihr

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Tour Details

Alsace Wine Route Bike Tour:
Dates - This tour departs any SATURDAY, subject to hotel availability, April-October 15.
Level - Level is moderate (3) This tour can be moderate overall with some hills on 2 cycling days with other days mostly flat. The terrain is flat to modestly rolling.

Tour Highlights:
- The Best Lodging in the Region - chateaux hotels
- Cycle the wine route among picturesque villages of half -timbered houses
- Discover the white Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines
- Try some of the best foods, unique in France

Need to Know:
- The terrain is rolling countryside, and very picturesque. Weather in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall can be wet and cold.
- Summer months are the best time through September. Countryside routes are quiet but at the wine villages you will find crowds of visitors.
- Arrival city is Colmar, an exquisite town in the heart of the wine route; accessible by train from Paris or Frankfurt passing through Strasbourg - the capital of the region..

We can also organize guided trips for any group size of 4 or more and can accommodate custom requests; please inquire.


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    Bikes Available on This Tour:
    Road bikes: Cube Attain Pro.

    Aluminum frame and carbon fork, Shimano sora 3500 drive train. Road Spec Sheet

    Custom Hybrid Bikes are also available: | Hybrid Spec Sheet |

    Aluminum frame, 21 gears, Shimano brakes.105 Euros for 7-night tour

    All hybrid bikes are outfitted with:

  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • Computer
  • Handlebar bag with map reader
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • Lock included
  • Frame pump included
  • Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your tool to remove them from the bikes at the end of the tour.

    Ebikes also available - contact us for details and rates.

     
     
     
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    France - Alsace Wine Route Bike Tour

    Tour Type: Self guided cycling Level 3
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    Distance: 45 - 60 km/day
    Duration: Cycling 6 days self-guided
    Availability: April to October
    Cost: Starting at € 867 Euros





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