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 –Obernai (37km):
Cycle along the canal “La Bruche”, used in the past to transport wine from the regions to the major town. Today it brings you to Molsheim located on the Wine Road to Obernai.
Day 3 Obernai – Andlau (14km):
Cycle through the wine villages of Barr, Mittelbergheim and Andlau, in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards. Stop at the “Atelier de la Seigneurie” for a tasting.
Day 4 Andlau – Saint Hippolyte (25km):
The short, delightful ride between Andlau and Saint Hippolyte is through the villages of the vineyards.
Day 5 Saint Hippolyte– Kaysersberg (20km):
Visit the chocolate factory of Daniel Stoeffel before reaching Kientzheim where you can visit an interesting wine museum.
Day 6 Kaysersberg – Eguisheim (20km)
Bike Kaysersberg to Eguisheim along a beautiful cycle path. The village of Eguisheim was voted favourite village of the French in 2013.
Day 7 Eguisheim - Colmar (16km):
A short stage today allows you time to explore the old town of Colmar. “Little Venice” is a picturesque area in the heart of the old city through which flows the Lauch River. Join a boat cruise drifting through this lovely canal area. You will be charmed by this authentic perspectiveof Colmar.
Day 8 Colmar – Strasbourg:
Arrangements end after breakfast. Return by train to Strasbourg.
You bike on little-used roads and cycle paths, partly in vineyards, slightly hilly but mostly flat.