Itinerary

5 Day Tour

Day 1

Arrive at Strasbourg or Basel airport. Transfer by minibus or taxi to our base hotel in Obernai.

Day 2

Obernai to Dieffenthal: 18 miles (29km). After breakfast you’ll be equipped with your bicycle. Following the Alsace Route du Vin, today’s ride hugs the lower slopes of the Vosges, skipping between sundrenched vineyards and picturesque villages. Highlights include Andlau; a flower-decked village nestling in an emerald green valley, and Dambach la Ville; a grand cru village decorated with blooming vintner’s carts.

Day 3

Dieffenthal to Kaysersberg: 21 miles (34km). Today’s route is crammed full with fantastic highlights; revered vineyards and enchanting medieval villages are linked by idyllic lanes and tracks meandering through the ripening grapes. Most famous are the neighbouring villages Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr. Thriving and opulent, the brightly painted wood framed houses lining the cobbled streets are clad with geranium-filled window boxes. Wine is everywhere and there are plenty of opportunities to sample.

Day 4

Kaysersberg to Colmar: 24 miles (38km). The tour now loops south, criss-crossing the Alsace Wine Route, passing numerous wineries and sleepy villages. Turkheim, which adorns many a postcard, is swiftly followed by Eguisheim, equally endowed with enchanting half timbered houses. At Rouffach, a town whose grand square is dominated by a majestic church, the route turns north, crossing arable farmland on the way to Colmar. Wine tasting opportunities continue to abound, with sophisticated Rieslings and aromatic Gewürztraminer competing for your attention.

Day 5

We say “Au Revoir” before transferring you direct from Colmar to Strasbourg or Basel airport by train or minibus.

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