Alsace cycling holidays

Published by Lyn on 31 October 2014

Browse our listings to find a guided or self-guided cycling holiday tour in Alsace, including the Vosges and Strasbourg. 

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Alsace - Route du Vin

Explore all the history and food that Alsace has to offer

Offered by:
Cycling for Softies

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7760

Tour length:
7 days

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From £1415

Spend a delightful week pedalling along pretty lanes that meander through vineyards and fields of sunflowers while exploring the famous Alsace wine road. Eat wonderful Alsatian specialties and drink in the region's fabulous wine heritage. This tour takes you from the cobbled market square in Obernais to Colmar, a wonderfully preserved old town with bold hues splashed across the magnificent half-timbered terraces. The route has been well tailored so that something new and interesting is on the agenda each day, providing lots of opportunity to visit historic towns such as centuries-old Riquewihr, and majestic chateaux at your own pace (electric bikes and tandems are available if your legs need a little help). The tour includes high-standard hotels, flights from the UK (discounts apply for people arriving under their own steam), bikes, maps and local assistance. Leave some space in your bag for a bottle of Riesling or two.

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Alsace and the Rhine Valley

From the Black Forest to the Vosges and the Alsace Wine Route

Offered by:
BSpoke Cycling Holidays

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7750

Tour length:
8 days / 7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From £935

Explore the beauty and gastronomy of the Alsace region at your own pace while staying in 3- and 4-star accommodation throughout. You will start your tour in the colourful Swiss town of Basel and then meander your way up the glorious river Rhine passing through the lovely Alsatian towns of Freiberg and Colmar, until your final destination, the wonderful cycling city of Strasbourg. The price includes bed and breakfast hotel accommodation, flights from the UK (discounts apply if you're not coming from the UK), airport and luggage transfers, bikes, panniers and puncture repair kits, route maps, and assistance whenever needed. Tandems and electric bikes are available on request.

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Alsace Discovery: Villages, Vineyards & Forested Hills

A unique holiday that combines cycling and walking in beautiful Alsace

Offered by:
Inntravel

Phone number:
+44 (0)1653 617 003

Tour length:
7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Moderate

Price:
From £765

Alsace cycling holidayQuiet lanes, rolling hills, world-class wines and top French gastronomy. You'll get all this and more on this 7-night self-guided trip along some of France's least-explored bike trails. It's a hotel-to-hotel Alsace cycling holiday, so you'll be seeing something new and exciting every day as you explore this lovely area of France nestled between the Vosges mountains and the River Rhine. The route is mostly on country roads and cycle paths, plus along wooded walking trails – it's very much a tailored adventure, with the option of additional walking or cycling depending on your preference. The cycling is mainly flat with some hills, and all accommodation, bike hire, baggage transport, route notes and maps are included.

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Alsace Prestige en Vélo

Discover the famous wine route via quiet roads and canal towpaths

Offered by:
Belle France

Phone number:
+44(0)1580 848 685

Tour length:
6 nights

Level of difficulty:
Moderate

Price:
£1499

Alsace en veloDiscover this little, unknown corner of France with its distinctively Germanic influence. Make your way south from Strasbourg, the buzzing capital of Alsace and follow the waters of the Canal du Rhone au Rhin before cycling along the foot of the Vosges and through winemaking villages. There is the option to add an extra night to give you the time to explore Strasbourg. Daily cycling distances between 36km and 65km. Price includes half-board B&B accommodation in atmospheric and locally run 4 or 5 star hotels, plus bike hire and luggage transfers.

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Alsace Route du Vin

A gentle pedal along the Alsace wine route

Offered by:
BSpoke Cycling Holidays

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7750

Tour length:
8 nights / 7 days

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From £1585

Enjoy cycling along pretty lanes that wind their way gently through one vineyard after another, stop in colour vibrant historic towns such as Colmar, the ‘Little Venice’ of France. With spectacular scenery wherever you pedal, it’s easy to work up an appetite for the region’s distinctive cuisine - and a thirst for its famous white wines. Fortunately, there are plenty of superb restaurants and rustic wine bars en route, so your cycling effort will be rewarded by the region's sublime gastronomic scene, including Choucroute à l’Alsacienne (sauerkraut and sausages) at Caveau St Pierre. The price of this self-guided tour includes 3*hotel B&B hotel accommodation, bikes with panniers and handlebar bags, detailed route maps and instructions, local support, and flights and transfers from the UK (discount if you're arriving in France on your own).

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Alsace Route du Vin Short break

Take a long weekend to enjoy the Alsatian wines and towns

Offered by:
BSpoke Cycling Holidays

Phone number:
+44 (0)20 7471 7750

Tour length:
5 nights

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From £1165

This is an abbreviated version of a longer tour also offered by BSpoke. It's concentrated on cycling quiet backroads and dedicated bike paths, with a heavy emphasis on visiting vineyards and enjoying the wonderful local cuisine. Alsace is one of France's lesser explored wine regions but it won't be for much longer, as word is getting out about its reletively deserved roads and spectacular scenery. It's easy to work up an appetite here, which is a good thing because there are plenty of superb restaurants and wine bars to enjoy en route. This self-guided tour includes 3* B&B hotel accommodation, bikes with panniers and handlebar bags, detailed route maps and instructions, local support, and flights and transfers from the UK (discounts if you're making your own way to France).

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Alsace Villages & Vineyards

Meander quiet backroads through pretty villages

Offered by:
Inntravel

Phone number:
+44 (0)1653 617001

Tour length:
7 nights

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From £698

Inntravel Alsace Villages & VineyardsThis cycling holiday is the perfect chance to get to know the very heart of Alsace. It's based at three hotels (Eguisheim, Kaysersberg and Bergheim), each giving you access to some of the best cycling routes in this fascinating and beautiful area.The routes are flexible, so you can meander along quiet country backroads and through pretty villages, or tackle a more challenging day by riding up to one of the many hill-top châteaux to soak up the views across the valley. The routes are a mix of quiet backroads, dedicated cycle paths and vineyard tracks. Self-guided with all accommodation plus maps and luggage transport included.

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Alsace Wine Road cycle trail from Strasbourg to Colmar

A leisurely bimble through one of France's most distinct wine regions

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

Phone number:
+33 (0)1 80 91 98 18

Tour length:
8 days

Level of difficulty:
Moderate

Price:
From €889

biking alsaceThis is a chance to discover Alsace – one of France's lesser-visited wine regions – at your own pace. You'll start in UNESCO-listed Strasbourg (a super cycling city) where you can check out Notre Dame cathedral, the city's distinctive bridges and the medieval quarter, 'Petite France'. From here follow the Bruche Canal all the way to the vineyards, where you'll join the wine trail through historic villages with half-timbered houses and colourful geraniums. En route take in the towns of Rosheim, Obernai, Barr and Bergheim, and admire the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg on its rocky outcrop. Head into the hills to visit Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr and Hunawihr before reaching Colmar – France's 'Little Venice'. From here it's a day trip to the beautiful village of Eguisheim. This is a varied bike trip taking in the culture, food and wine of one of France's most individual region. Price includes luggage transfers, accommodation, bike hire, and full route notes and maps. Maximum daily distance: 37km.

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Alsace Wine Route from Colmar to Strasbourg

Take a tour around the highlights of the Alsace region

Offered by:
Biking France

Phone number:
+33 (0)2 54 78 62 52

Tour length:
6 days with 4 days of riding

Level of difficulty:
Easy to moderate

Price:
From €725

Starting in Colmar, nicknamed 'the Little Venice,' ride to 'Petite France' in Strasbourg – listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In between you'll glide through the prestigious vineyards of the Alsace wine trail. Alsace is still a relatively undiscovered cycling region compared to the wine routes of Burgundy, Provence and Bordeaux. Here, you get splendid views over the beautiful villages, and half-timbered houses adorned with geraniums in Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Barr and Obernai. Refreshment will of course be needed and after taking in the impressive medieval château of Haut-Koenigsbourg, you'll want to stop to sample a glass full of fresh and elegant liquid fruit! Price includes 5 nights' accommodation in 3-star hotels, 5 breakfasts, a travel folder with itineraries and maps in French or English, luggage transfers, bike hire and a support hotline in case you need assistance.

 

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Bike ride from Strasbourg to Colmar

A short break to discover the vineyards of Alsace

Offered by:
Le Vélo Voyageur

Phone number:
+33 (0)1 80 91 98 18

Tour length:
4 days

Level of difficulty:
Easy

Price:
From €410

Cycling holidays in AlsaceDiscover the vineyards of Alsace on this leisurely short break from Strasbourg to Colmar. The route starts out following the towpaths of the Bruche Canal before heading off on to quiet country roads with little traffic. The wine trail itself starts near Molsheim, and takes you through Rosheim, Andlau Itterswiller, Châtenois and Bergheim en route to the medieval castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg (the most visited monument in Alsace). From here you'll visit hilltop villages dotted along the route to beautiful Colmar, where you'll find no shortage of celebratory Alsatian wine and bretzels (local pastries). Price includes baggage transfers, accommodation, full route notes and maps, bike hire. Maximum distance per day: 37km.

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