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
Arrival in Strasbourg settling into the hotel and free time to explore the town. You can climb the 332 steps onto the south tower of Strasbourg Cathedral and enjoy a magnificient view.
2. day Straßburg - Selestat / Surroundings 25 - 55 km
You will leave Strasbourg along the Rhône-Rhine canal which will lead you along its very pretty cycle track into the heart of the Ried.
3. day Selestat - Colmar 38 - 68 km
You will travel through the landscapes and villages of the Alsatian Ried, which is rich in aquatic flora and fauna. You will have time to visit the very beautiful Baroque church at Ebersmunster before finally returning to Colmar.
4. day Colmar - Guebwiller 33 km
You will leave the banks of the Rhine and the villages of the Sundgau to go to Guebwiller which nestles in the foothills of the Vosges. No doubt you will have the time to go as far as Muchbach and visit the remains of its abbey.
5. day Guebwiller -Riquewihr 46 km
At the foot of the Vosges nestle the winemaking villages responsible for the reputation of the Alsatian Grand Crus: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr.
6. day Riquewihr - Obernai 49 km
Along the wine route you will discover the villages of Boersch, Barr, Andlau and its abbey, Bergheim Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr.
7. day Obernai - Strasbourg 37 km & departure
Country roads and cycle tracks will take you from Rosheim (11th Century Romanesque church) to Avolsheim. From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe.
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.
04.04. – 24.04.2020
26.09. – 10.10.2020
25.04. – 29.05.2020
05.09. – 25.09.2020
30.05. – 04.09.2020
bookable additional nights
bookable additional services
- 3 time 3***-Hotels and 2 time 2**-Hotels in Category B
- 4 time 3***-Hotels and 2 time 4**** Hotels in Category A
- Personal greeting
- signed route
- GPS tracks available
- accommodation incl. breakfast
- room with shower/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- map of bike trails with marked route
- detailed route description
- 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: 06421 – 886890.
Arrival by train
Straßburg 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.
At your starting hotel pay parking is available (approx. EUR 12, - per day).
There is also the possibility to park the car in a nearby parking garage for the entire duration of the bike tour (about EUR 60, - per week / per car).
Condition of cycle paths
The route from Straßbourg to Colmar runs almost exclusively on asphalted and paved hiking and cycling trails or along quiet country roads. Driving in traffic is rare. There are few hilly tours when you pass vineyards. Smaller segments of the cycle track are unpaved and on weakly used side streets.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main church of the city is the Gothic Martinsmünster with its 71 meter high tower.
The Abteikirche 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.
Riquewihr is one of the most beautiful villages in France due to a preserved 16th century city.