Cycling Tour Alsace

Cycling Tour Alsace

Duration:
7 Days

Difficulty:
High

From
$4,200

This 7 day moderate to challenging Cycling Tour Alsace is a journey into an incredibly beautiful and diverse region of France.  The cycling is mixed, with days of flat riding along valley floors, shouldered by endless rows of unfathomably steep vineyards, interspersed with days of moderate hilly climbs.  This tour can be enjoyed by anyone with a some cycling experience, knowing that the support vehicle is never far away.

Alsace is on the eastern border of France with Germany, and is undoubtedly one of the world's best wine destinations. However keen you are to experience the stunning wines, you can't help but be struck by Alsace's beauty. It has been awarded the title of World's Best Region for Wine Tourism for good reason - it ticks all the boxes: Natural beauty; Quality & Diversity of Wines, Amazing hotels & restaurants; Historical & Cultural attractions; Dedicated cycling tour pathways - yes, yes, yes, yes & yes!

EXCLUSIVE: Travelling via Paris? Tour de Vines is offering those who book a French cycling holiday before the 31st December the preceding year an exclusive cycling day tour in Paris complete with an expert local guide. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dam and many more highlights. This offer for your French cycling holiday is exclusive to Tour de Vines.

  • Cycling along the majestic Rhine
  • Spectacular panoramas in the Vosges mountains
  • Quiet lanes through vines and orchards
  • Charming half timbered and cobbled villages
  • Wine tasting along the Route de Vin
  • Medieval masterpieces in Colmar
  • The fun of cycling in a group and making new friends!
  • Flexible collection from local airport or train station & onward transfers
  • Quality Trek bicycles & helmets (if required)
  • Water bottles (to take home as souvenirs)
  • Detailed riding instructions and colour route maps
  • Charming 3* (occasionally 4*) auberges, inns and hotels
  • Gourmet dinners for all 6 nights of your holiday
  • Fine wine (or soft drink alternative) with all evening meals and coffee to follow
  • 2 experience bilingual guides with each tour
  • Delivery of your luggage to your hotel room each day
  • Entry fees to attractions and historical sites
  • An unforgettable experience!

Alsace France Tour Dates 2021:

  • 1 - 7 August

COVID Practices

COVID Safe Practices apply to this tour, specifically:

  • All guests are provided with face masks to be worn when in common areas and on any bus transfers
  • All guests are provided with personal hand sanitiser for usage during the tour
  • All equipment is sanitised pre and post every use including bikes and bus surfaces
  • Venues visited (eg accommodation) adhere to COVID safe hygiene and social distancing rules (when last checked)

Trusted Operator
Tour de Vines has been running tours in since 2002 and has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and is now a Hall of Fame inductee. You can be assured we are a quality operator and want nothing more than for you to have an amazing travel experience.

TESTIMONIAL

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Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1

Transfers from Strasbourg station, bike fitting and a short intro ride into a local village market, a dip in the hotel pool and a group dinner.

Day 2

Villages, castles and the Vosges Mountains. A few hills to conquer (the support van is never far away) and views to savour, we arrive into our charming village of Ribeauville, lined with timber houses and cobbled streets.

Day 3

Another hilly start but rewarded with a stunning vista and picnic lunch in Trois Epis. Wine sampling and down hill into Turkheim, before we reach the stunning Alsatian town of Colmar, where we stay for 2 nights. Our hotel has one of the best restaurants in town, very handy!

Day 4

Option for a shorter or longer ride today, or stay and explore Colmar with so much to see and do. Dinner at the renowned Maison des Tetes restaurant tonight.

 

Day 5

A relatively flatter day as we are near the Rhine River, and a crossing into Germany. Guten Tag! Crossing back into France and our village for the night Ensisheim, and our hotel complete with spa, pool and restaurant.

Day 6

After a morning ride through flat villages, we arrive at the optional climb for the day - a challenge - up to Grand Ballon at 1343 metres. Do as much or little as you like, or just take the downhill into our village for the night, Thann. Our last group dinner is well deserved.

Day 7

Breakfast and a sad farewell or au revoir to your new cycling friends. Onward transfers can be arranged.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the group size for guided tours in France?

Group tours are great for making new friends and sharing an amazing experience. Tours in France have a maximum of 16 guests, a good size to ensure a level of personal service. Minimum 6 guests.

What if I want a break from riding?

We encourage all guests to join in and cycle with the group however there is a minibus travelling along with the group that is available to anyone at any point during the day. The bus will take you for as long or as little as you wish.

What is the weather like?

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the weather however tour dates are selected to be optimal for cycling - not too hot and not too cold! Considering the region and the temperate climate, it would be unlucky to experience more than one wet day.

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