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Alsace Castles and Wine Trail

8 day(s) | from 598.00 €

Moderate

Themes

Food & Wine
History
Mountain

Included

GPS Tracks

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

Transport

  • TGV Train station in Strasbourg and train or Taxi to Barr;
  • Airport near Strasbourg then shuttle to the station and train or Taxi to Barr;
  • Possibility to Return from Kaysersberg to Colmar by Taxi (on request): 25.00 € for the 1er person
    and 5.00€ / extra person. Transfer by train from Colmar to Barr (on request).

When

April to October.

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  • Description
  • The chain of the castles of XII centuries blooms beyond the South along the Vosges Mountains. Your hike in this frame offers an exceptional panorama on the plain of the Rhine and the Black Forest.
    Inhale the atmosphere of Alsace region through the typical villages on the Wine Route, the culture and the gastronomy. Enjoy the history and the heritage of Alsace!

Highlights

  • Outstanding scenery of the “Ballons des Vosges” Regional park;
  • Fairy tale cities and villages of Barr, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Colmar;
  • Well-marked paths;
  • Numerous castles and beautiful villages of the Wine Route;
  • Welcoming and convivial hosts.

Bike tour itinerary : Alsace Castles and Wine Trail

  • D1 
  • Barr
    • Arrival in Barr, a very attractive village rich of its beautiful and typical houses.

  • D2 
  • Barr to Andlau
  • 14km / Bed & Breakfast
    • The path goes from the famous wine village of Barr to Andlau through the beautiful castles of Landsberg and Haut-Andlau, the castle with its two characteristic towers dominates the Kirneck valley with Barr to the North and the Andlau valley to the South.

  • D3 
  • Andlau to Dieffenthal
  • 16km / Bed & Breakfast
    • Today you pass by the Alsatian vineyard and the Wine Route. You walk around Ungersberg (901m) and visit the castle of Bernstein before beginning the way down towards the village wine grower of Dieffenthal.

  • D4 
  • Dieffenthal to Saint-Hippolyte
  • 18km / Bed & Breakfast
    • Paths go through woods and vineyards and lead to the landmark Castle of the Haut-Koenigsbourg. Reaching 750 metres at its highest point, the hilltop Haut-Koenigsbourg castle looks majestically over the Wine Trail and the Alsace plain. This castle is one of the most popular monuments in France with 600 000 visitors per year. You arrive in Saint Hippolyte, a typical wine-producing village famous for its Rouge de Saint Hippolyte (Pinot Noir).

  • D5 
  • Saint-Hippolyte to Ribeauvillé
  • 13km / Bed & Breakfast
    • The beautiful villages of the wine trail follow one another and lead you to Ribeauvillé. Situated amidst a pleasant, undulating landscape, Bergheim, a charming town right in the heart of the Alsace vineyards, is one of the rare Alsace towns to have almost completely preserved its medieval town walls (built in 1311).

  • D6 
  • Ribeauvillé to Riquewihr
  • 14km / Bed & Breakfast
    • From Ribeauvillé, discover the 3 castles of Ribeauvillé (the Saint-Ulrich, the Ribeaupierre and the Girsberg). You arrive in Riquewihr, for centuries this magnificent medieval 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».

  • D7 
  • Riquewihr to Kaysersberg + Option: Kientzheim loop
  • 12km + 6km / Bed & Breakfast
    • For your last stage, you will pass by the Chapel Saint Alexis before to reach the beautiful castle of Kaysersberg. Don't forget to profit from the magnificent view. Take the stairway with its 100 steps up to the top of the keep for a splendid panorama looking over Kaysersberg! If you want you can continue to Kientzheim. You can visit the Alsatian Wine Museum to learn more about Alsace wines or walk around almost completely intact city walls.

  • D8 
  • Either the end of your stay either an additional night
  • Bed & Breakfast

Prices 2017

  • Comfort Accommodation598 €
  • Standard Single room sup.310 €

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

  • Riquewihr Hôtel de La couronne **Standard

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