Discover the essentials of Alsace in 5 stages by bike. Starting in Colmar, your bike trip allows you to explore the vineyards of Alsace, follow the banks of the Rhone to Rhine canal and discover the essential sites and postcard landscapes. Thanks to our itinerary, you will discover a remarkable built heritage through its richness and density and remarkable landscapes. You appreciate the accomodation quality and location … enjoy a good escape.
Day 1: Individual arrival in Colmar
Take the time to discover Colmar, a city of Art and History with an exceptional heritage. Do not miss the essentials: the picturesque district of Little Venice, the Dominican Church or the Collegiate Church of Saint Martin. The Maison des Têtes and the Maison Pfister houses are also worth a visit.
Day 2: Colmar > Sélestat, ~50 km
Leave Colmar for the « queen stage »! The route takes you on the essentials of the Alsace Wine Route with wine villages and their colorful houses: Turckheim, Kaysersberg, Ribeauvillé, Bergheim. As you wish, you can stroll through some of the most beautiful villages in France: Eguisheim, Riquewihr, Hunawihr. The stage ends in Sélestat, a city of Art and history, with its historic center and its Humanist Library registered in the Unesco Memory of the World Register.
Day 3: Sélestat > Strasbourg, ~52 km
Leave Sélestat behind you and follow the beautiful cycle paths for a flat stage through the Grand Ried of Alsace, a preserved territory for the richness of fauna and flora. Along the water by the cycle path along the Rhône-Rhine canal, you reach Strasbourg, the Alsatian capital. Take the time to explore the European city with a rich and dense heritage. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, do not miss the city’s must-sees: the lovely district of Petite France, Notre-Dame Cathedral or the Covered Bridges. The European quarter is also worth a visit.
Day 4: Strasbourg > Obernai, ~39 km
Leave Strasbourg by the secure bike path along the river. Your quiet route take the cycle path along the Bruche canal, one of the prettiest Green Ways in Alsace to Molsheim, a small wine village with a century-old charm. Then in Rosheim, do not miss the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, one of the jewels of Alsatian Romanesque architecture. Spend the night in the heart of the historic center of Obernai, with its typically Alsatian charm.
Day 5: Obernai > Kintzheim, ~35 km
Continue on the Alsace wine road. The route allows you to discover many charming villages including Andlau and its Romanesque abbey or Mittelbergheim, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Dambach-laVille is also worth a stop. You spend the night in the heart of the historic center of Kintzheim, at the foot of the massive fortress of Haut-Koenisbourg and its characteristic silhouette. Take advantage of the shuttle to visit the castle. Perched at an altitude of 757 meters, the site offers a magnificent panorama.
Day 6: Kintzheim > Colmar and departure, ~51 km
If you didn’t do it the day before, you can go to the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle. Camped on a rocky outcrop, this imposing fortress offers a comprehensive view of architecture and everyday life in a 15th century castle. For this last stage, you cross Sélestat for a flat stage through the Grand Ried Alsacien, territory preserved for the richness of fauna and flora. Along the water by the cycle path along the Rhône-Rhin canal and then the Colmar Canal, you reach the Art City of Colmar and its characteristic Alsatian atmosphere. Discover the wine capital of Alsace with its remarkable architecture and the “Little Venice” district, charming with its canals and its covered market. Departure at the end of the stage. Possibility to book an extra night in Colmar.
5 nights in 2** and 3*** hotels
5x visitor's tax
luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 piece per person, max. 20 kg)
travel folder with maps
self-guided tour - 6 days / 5 nights
arrival every day
route (2): ~227 km / 141 miles
on flat and quiet roads and paths, in a gently rolling landscape that anybody can do
how to get there
by car: motorway to Colmar
by train: central station Colmar
by plane: airport Strasbourg or Basel/Mülhausen
no reservation possible, on request
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