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Alsace Bicycling Tour
|from €999* per person||7 Days||April-October|
|Boutique accommodations||Exertion level: 4|
|Operator: Pure Adventures||24 people max|
- Strasbourg airport, entzheim, france
- Active & Adventure trips
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. Also 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. Our bicycle tour in Alsace is very flexible, being self-guided, this bike tour can start any day you wish, April-October.
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3 testimonials about the provider, Pure Adventures:
'The trip was great! I lived in France for 5 years and took many great trips around Europe, but this may well have been the most memorable!'5
B. Van Hook
The trip exceeded my expectations in just about every way. It was awesome and challenging to be alone on a bike in a foreign country. I would recommend it to anyone with a sense of adventure who is in good health.5
Costa Brava Explorer - This is a WONDERFUL tour. Bo was amazing and helpful, as were his directions and additional information in the hand-outs of things to see and recommended stops and restaurants. I will recommend Pure Adventures to my bicyclist friends, and will certainly return to you for our next European bicycle adventure!5
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- You need to form your own private group for this trip. It will be scheduled for a date you arrange with the provider. The itinerary here is just a sample.
- Centered around activities for grandparents and their grandchildren.
- Self-guided (includes hotels, maps, luggage transfer, etc but no guide).
- Offers some solo-only/singles departures.
ItineraryDay 1: Arrive in Strasbourg. This city has easy rail access from Paris with the newly opened TGV line. Rail access from Frankfurt is also possible. Transfer to your Strasbourg hotel on your own and any free time is yours to explore this fantastic centreville. Orientation by phone at 6pm at the hotel. Pickup your bike and adjust at a nearby shop. Old Strasbourg is typically cobbled walking streets, half timbered houses with carved stone porches and courtyards. Superior 4 star hotel and dinner on your own.
Day 2 : Start your tour by riding out of Strasbourg on a well marked bicycle path which makes getting out of this city easy. You ride south to Obernai through charming small villages and the start of the wine route. Discover some of the many castles and vineyards in the surroundings. Distance: 45 km with some hills. Lodging in charming 4 star hotel with dinner on your own. (B)
Day 3: Orbernai Loop Tour: Today is a loop tour in the countryside around Obernai including Ottrot and the Mont St Odile. To visit: Mont Saint Odile monastery: during the Merovingian periods, Saint Odile, daughter of the Duke Adalric, founded a monastery here, which flourished. In the Middle Ages, the monastery was destroyed, then rebuilt by Herrade of Landsberg. Return to same hotel with dinner on your own. 38 km cycling, some hills. (B)
Day 4 : Ride to Riquewihr: Today you will cycle to Riquewihr, a medieval town right in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards, classified among the «Most Beautiful Villages in France». For centuries this magnificent town has managed to combine the quality of its architecture with the quality of its world-famous wines, from where it gets its nickname «The Gem of the Alsace Vineyards». Nice 3 star hotel in the old town, dinner on your own. Cycling 49.5 km. (B)
Day 5: Riquewihr-Colmar
Ride from Riquewihr to Colmar, a nice ride through flowered villages including at the end, Colmar. This is home town of sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi (best known for the Statue of Liberty). The well-preserved old city center houses several, sometimes large-scale buildings in German Gothic and early Renaissance style, as well as a number of old churches, among which the collegiale Saint-Martin (13th-16th century) is the largest and most noteworthy. You spend the night in a charming 3* hotel in the center of the city. Distance: 35 km. (B)
Day 6 :Optional Ride, Visite Colmar: Ride a loop tour into the countryside to Turkheim and part of the Alsace wine route. Turckheim is a former fortified town. You can still see the remparts, which are exceptionnally well preserved. The village also has several half-timbered houses, typical of the region. Back in Colmar at the same hotel, dinner on your own. Distance: 31 km. (B)
Day 7: Departure Day;You have easy rail access from Colmar to Strasbourg, from where you can catch a train back to Paris or Frankfurt.(B)