Alsace: round trip
Traditions and vineyards
7 day round trip through Alsace.
Discover on this round trip the wonderful region at the border of Germany. Alsace is famous for its high number of picturesque villages, churches and castles and for the various beauties of Straßburg and Colmar. The gastronomic symbol is undoubtedly Sauerkraut. The word Sauerkraut in Alsatian has the form sûrkrût, same as in other southwestern German dialects, and means "sour cabbage" as its standard german equivalent. Taste as well foie gras made in the region since the 17th century, the good fruit juices and the regional wines.
1. day Strasbourg Arrival
Come to Strasbourg in time today! Many sights are waiting to be discovered. From the hotel in the city center you can walk to all the sights, an unforgettable experience. Climb the 332 steps to the south tower of the Strasbourg Cathedral and enjoy a magnificent view. The whole city centre of Strasbourg, which is also named „Grande Ile“ (Big Island) has been declared world cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 1988 because of its interesting architecture. You can arrive by train or car and park it in the public underground car park near the hotel. If you rented a bike, you will receive the bike at the hotel.
2. day Strasbourg - Sélestat/ surroundings 25 km or 55 km
You leave Strasbourg on the cycle path along the Rhine-Rhone Canal to the south and come to Osthouse or Sélestat in the heart of the moor landscape of the Alsatian reed. Overnight in the Selestat area.
3. day Sélestat - Colmar 65 km or 49 km
You cycle to Ebermunster with the unique Silbermann organ in the old baroque church and on through the Rieddörfer to the cultural city of Colmar. Look forward to the beautiful old town with its famous Little Venice district. Marvel at the brightly painted and admirably well-preserved half-timbered houses, the many small squares and corners and enjoy a nice evening in a special atmosphere.
4. day Colmar - Guebwiller 33 km
Today we finally go to the wine region! Behind Colmar you slowly but surely leave the flat Rhine Valley and lovely vineyards will be your companions. You roll gracefully and beautifully through this wonderful wine landscape to Guebwiller without major inclines. Visit the Romanesque abbey church of Murbach and pay a visit to the pretty sandstone church in Guebwiller.
5. day Guebwiller - Riquewihr/ surroundings 50 km
You will cycle the first light waves of this holiday today. On the Alsatian Wine Route you can reach the most beautiful and best-known wine villages of Alsace on wonderful bike paths: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr offer all the delicacies of the region in winding streets and interesting half-timbered houses.
6. day Riquewihr - Obernai/ surroundings 49 km
Once again you follow the wine route through beautiful villages to the Romanesque Abbey of Andlau and reach the small wine-growing town of Obernai. With its storks, half-timbered houses and flower-filled streets, Obernai looks like a miniature version of Alsace. Take a wonderful walk under linden and chestnut trees along the city wall, marvel at the colorful houses decorated with flowers and the former grain hall, which is now an attractive restaurant.
7. day Obernai - Strasbourg 40 km & departure
Today there are still 40 km on your program. In Rosheim, admire the 12th century Peter and Paul Church, a jewel of the Alsatian Romanesque. Along the Bruch Canal you will reach Strasbourg. Your beautiful bike tour ends here in the afternoon at the hotel, where you return the rental bikes. You are welcome to book an extension.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
01.04. – 14.04.2023
15.04. – 02.06.2023
30.09. – 07.10.2023
03.06. – 29.09.2023
bookable additional nights
- 3***-Hotels in Category B
- 3***-Hotels and 4**** Hotels in Category A
- 4****-Hotels and 5***** Hotels in Category Charme
- Personal greeting in Strasbourg except sundays and public holidays
- signed route
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- GPS tracks on request
- tips for tour preparation
- touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the bike tour in Alsace and surroundings. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 0049 - (0)6421 - 886890.
Arrival by train
Strasbourg is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de. You can get to your hotel on foot, by tram or by taxi.
If you arrive by car, you have the option of parking your vehicle in a nearby monitored and covered parking garage (parking garage Wodli) for the duration of the bike tour (approx. EUR 60 per week and car).
A reservation in advance is neither possible nor necessary.
Condition of cycle paths
The route is from Strasbourg in the direction of Colmar on flat stretches, slightly hilly in the vineyards. Most of the time you cycle on traffic-free, paved, signposted cycle paths. Smaller sections of the cycle path are unpaved and on back roads with little traffic. The stages on days 5 and 6 are slightly hilly.
Available rental bikes
You can choose from unisex bicycles with 7-speed hub gears and coaster brakes or ladies / men bicycles with 21-speed derailleur gears and free-wheeling, as well as electric bikes. Children's bikes are possible on request from a height of 1.20m.
Extra costs which are not included in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
An up-to-date overview of applicable measures and travel and safety advice regarding Covid-19 for all countries in the EU and Switzerland can be found here:
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Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Cathedral Notre Dame Strasbourg
Strasbourg's well-preserved historic city center Grande Île, declared a world cultural heritage site in 1988, is surrounded by the River Ill, a tributary of the Rhine. The Romanesque and gothic Strasbourg Cathedral was built in 1176-1439. Münsterplatz is one of the most beautiful European cities.
European Parliament Strasbourg
A visit to the parliamentary debating chamber is an unrivalled opportunity to soak up the unique atmosphere of the world’s largest transnational parliament. It hosts the European Parliament’s most important debates and has provided the backdrop for many historic votes.
All visits to the European Parliament in Strasbourg include the Parlamentarium Simone Veil. The dynamic and interactive exhibition gives citizens of all ages a practical insight into the role of the European Parliament, its political groups and the work of its Members.
Colmar is situated on the Alsace Wine Route and is a popular capital of Alsace wines. The city is famous for its well preserved architectural heritage from six centuries and for its museums, including the Musée d'Unterlinden with the Isenheim altar.
St. Martin's Church Colmar
The main church of the city is the Gothic St. Martin's Church with its 71 meter high tower. The collegiate church of St. Martin is one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic art on the Upper Rhine and the dominant sacred building of the city. The colorful glazed tiles on the roof are also particularly striking.
Abbey Church Ottmarsheim
The Abbey Church Ottmarsheim is a church building in the Alsatian small town of Ottmarsheim. The first monastery church of the Ottmarsheim monastery (Benedictine nuns), which dates back to the first half of the 11th century, is one of the most important Romanesque monuments.
Abbey Church Ottmarsheim
Riquewihr is one of the most beautiful villages in France due to an intact townscape from the 16th century. For centuries this beautiful city has known how to combine the value of its architecture and the quality of its world-famous wines, hence its name "Pearl of the Alsace Wine Region".