In the cultural scene of Alsace everything turns to good taste: the cooking, the high-quality wines, the charming and varied way of life.
This region between the River Rhine and the Vosges, the Jurassic Mountains and the Pfälzerwald has a fascinating landscape.Alsace lies in the very east of France between the heights of the Vosges Mountains to the Rhine River, its’ natural border with Germany. It is protected by the Vosges and south-facing which gives it a warm sunny climate. Culture is a blend of French and German characteristics as experienced in the delicious cooking and the neat villages of half-timbered, flower-bedecked houses. No where in Europe are there so many flower boxes which makes these extraordinary villages the number one attraction of this trip.
Day 1 Strasbourg: Arrive
Day 2 Strasbourg to Selestat Region (55km):
Cycle along the scenic Rhône-Rhine canal into the heart of the Alsatian Ried.
Day 3 Selestat Region - Colmar (38km):
Travel through villages and the delightful landscape of the Alsation Ried, rich in flora and fauna. At Ebermunster visit the beautiful Baroque church with its unique Silbermann organ. Continue to Colmar - city of arts and canals.
Day 4 Colmar – Ottmarsheim (50 km):
Pass through pretty Alsatian villages to Ottmarsheim.
Day 5 Ottmarsheim – Guebwiller (36 km):
Travel through villages nestled at the foot of the imposing Vosges to Guebwiller.
Day 6 Guebwiller – Riquewihr (46 km):
Travel through villages nestled at the foot of the Vosges, responsible for the Alsatian Grand Crus: Eguisheim; Turkheim; Kaysersbe.
Day 7 Riquewihr - Obernai (47 km):
Continue cycling along the Wine Route through colourful charming villages and a landscape of neatly tended vines.
Day 8 Obernai – Strasbourg (37 km):
Bike along the Bruche Canal to Strasbourg where your cycling holiday comes to an end in the late afternoon.
You bike on little-used roads and cycle paths, partly in vineyards, slightly hilly but mostly flat.