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Alsace: the Rhine Valley

8 day(s) | from 698.00 €

Moderate

Themes

Food & Wine
History

Included

GPS Tracks

7 nights with breakfast, maps, road-book with tourist information, daily luggage transfer, 7/7 days assistance and local tax

Transport

  • Arrival: train station of Basel about 100 m from the Hotel;
  • Airports nearby: Basel/Mulhouse;
  • Departure: train station of Strasbourg (1h45 direct to Paris);
  • Airports nearby: Strasbourg/Basel/Mulhouse;

When

April to October. High season: June to August.

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  • Description
  • Three countries, three cultures and a wonderful Mediterranean climate await you in the Rhine valley between the Alps, Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains. Comfortable routes take you to wonderful destinations, which alone make the trip worthwhile. The picturesque city of Basel is the starting point for your tour. The Rhine passes through beautiful natural landscapes, the impressive mountain ranges of the Black Forest, always firmly in view of the Baden wine route to arrive to Müllheim. On the other side of the Rhine, Colmar is waiting, the capital of Alsace wines. Through picturesque and typically French countryside, the River Lauch and the many canals flow round the old town with its cathedral, tanners' quarter and the former fishermen's' quarter of Little Venice. At the foot of the Vosges Mountains, you cycle along the French wine route, through dreamy villages with many Alsatian timber-frame houses and almost perfectly preserved mediaeval town centers.

Highlights

  • Landscape and nature by the Rhine;
  • Cities of Basel, Freiburg, Colmar and Strasbourg;
  • Alsace Wine Route and its typical villages;
  • The welcoming and convivial hosts;
  • Quiet roads through the vineyards and cycle paths along the Rhine and its canal.

Bike tour itinerary : Alsace: the Rhine Valley

  • D1 
  • Arrival in Basel
  • Bed & Breakfast
    • Check in to the hotel and take the opportunity for free sightseeing.

  • D2 
  • Basel to Müllheim
  • 42km / Bed & Breakfast
    • The bank of the Rhine it is ideal to cycle. Your objective today is the Markgräfler country.

  • D3 
  • Müllheim to Freiburg
  • 34km / Bed & Breakfast
    • After the visit of the Villa Urbana and the Maltese’s Castle in Heitersheim you will cycle to Bad Krozingen
      and his Mineral Thermal springs, before you arrived to Freiburg in the Black Forest.

  • D4 
  • Freiburg to Colmar
  • 55km / Bed & Breakfast
    • The 13th century Breisach Cathedral towers imposingly over the bank of the Rhine. You cross the Rhine here to
      Neuf-Brisach in Alsace, a 17th century, octagonal fortified town. The day ends wonderfully in the beautiful town of Colmar, one of the most delightful cities on the French wine route.

  • D5 
  • Colmar to Riquewihr Area
  • 38km / Bed & Breakfast
    • You have some more time to visit the art city of Colmar. You cycle onto bike paths and sometimes on trafficpoor
      side roads until you get to Riquewihr. At the foot of the Vosges nestle the winemaking villages responsible for the reputation of the Alsatian Grand Crus: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr.

  • D6 
  • Riquewihr to Obernai
  • 50km / Bed & Breakfast
    • Along the wine road you will discover the villages of Hunawihr, Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Andlau and its abbey and Barr.

  • D7 
  • Obernai to Strasbourg
  • 37km / Bed & Breakfast
    • From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg.

  • D8 
  • End of your stay either an additional stay

Prices 2017

  • Standard Accommodation698 €
  • Comfort Accommodation768 €
  • Standard Single room sup.280 €
  • Comfort Single room sup.315 €
  • Hybrid Bike70 €
  • E-Bike160 €
  • High season supplement30 €

All prices are per person. Accommodation price is on a 2-person basis.
The list of hotels included in this trip or details about your bikes are available upon request via our Contact Page.

Hotels

  • Basel Schweizerhof ***Comfort
  • Obernai A la cours d'Alsace ****Comfort
  • Riquewihr Hôtel de La couronne **Standard

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