Cycle the Route des Vins from Strasbourg to Colmar on this 5-day tour
Discover beautiful cycling routes as you indulge your senses on the 5-Day Alsace Wine Route by Bike tour! This self-guided cycling tour allows you to experience the magic of Alsace at your own pace.
Find yourself immersed in a world of ancient wine villages, endless vineyards, and fairytale countryside as you explore the majestic Rhine Valley on a bike. Ride from Strasbourg to Colmar as you pedal the romantic Route des Vins, finding yourself swept up in the enchanting ambience of authentic Alsatian wine country.
Spend exhilarating days on the bike and unwind each evening by sipping the most famous wines produced in this region, like the unique Riesling and divine Pinot Blanc.
Stroll the cobbled streets of Strasbourg, admiring the typical Alsatian half-timbered houses adorned in vibrant splashes of colour. Enjoy a mouthwatering dinner in Obernai at one of its many famous restaurants. Find yourself swept back in time as you take in the medieval architecture of Riquewihr, exploring a town that almost makes you believe you are in the Middle Ages.
Discover a true gem of northeastern France on the 5-Day Alsace Wine Route by Bike tour!
Highlights of the Alsace Wine Route by Bike
Alsace Wine Route by Bike Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival
Your tour begins in beautiful Strasbourg. After checking in to your hotel, set out on a stroll and visit the elegant historic city center. This magical town is not just a pretty face but also bears a fascinating history, in many ways due to being a frontier town.
Peruse the cobbled streets and take in the half-timbered houses with their brightly painted stone gates and lovely courtyards.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Strasbourg
Day 2 Cycle Charming Villages, Castles, and Vineyards to Obernai
Say farewell to Strasbourg this morning following breakfast and hop on your bike on a scenic road that leads out of town. The route to Obernai is peppered with charming villages, whimsical castles, and rich vineyards. Soon, you’ll arrive at the start of the Route de Vin, which you’ll continue on your ride to Riquewihr tomorrow.
For now, settle into the hotel in Obernai and enjoy a well-earned dinner of delicious Alsatian cuisine, accompanied by a good bottle of local wine. Buen Appetit!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Obernai
Distance: 37km, 228m of ascent, 179m of descent
Day 3 Discover the Heart of the Alsatian Wine Region
Setting out on the romantic Route de Vins, you’ll experience the heart of the Alsatian wine region today as you cruise alongside winding vineyards, stopping in small wine-producing villages.
Bound for the medieval town of Riquewihr, you’ll enjoy a pleasant ride on gently undulating hills as you make your way towards one of the most beautiful villages in all of France!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Riquewihr
Distance: 35km, 792m of ascent, 658m of descent
Day 4 Pedal to Turckheim, Kayserberg and Colmar
Today's route will take you from one whimsical village to another, beginning with a visit to the beautiful walled fortified town of Turckheim. Stroll the small lanes lined with half-timbered dwellings, getting a taste of typical Alsace architecture. The route continues as you're guided through Alsatian wine villages like Kayserberg and finally on to Colmar.
Enjoy your final evening of the tour, savouring Alsace's famous white wines known for their highly aromatic and floral qualities.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Colmar
Distance: 35km, 314m of ascent, 410m of descent
Day 5 Departure
This morning your cycling and wine tour of Alsace comes to an end. If you book an extra night here as a supplement in advance, you can spend your day exploring beautiful Colmar and surrounding villages.
Safe travels home!
Overnight Location: None
Alsace Wine Route by Bike Tour Price and Dates
This self-guided cycling tour of the Alsace wine route is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the room size and type you prefer.
The best time to travel to Alsace for this cycling tour is during the summer (April-June). This tour is available from April through October. If you prefer cycling in cooler temperatures, take this tour in late spring or early fall. If you prefer hotter weather for cycling, enjoy this tour during the summer months.
Private Self-Guided Alsace Wine Route by Bike
Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:
- Price per traveller in a single room (one traveller): $1,050 USD
- Price per traveller in a single room (party of 2+): $825 USD
- Price per traveller in a twin or double room: $595 USD
- Price per traveller in a triple room: $495 USD
Accommodation on the Alsace Wine Route by Bike Tour
This tour is based in hotels. The hotels on this trip vary between 2-star and 4-star and offer basic or modern conveniences. Rooms may have fireplaces or access to amenities such as hot tubs, pools, or private decks to lounge on. You can also upgrade your accommodation in Obernai and Colmar to premium options for an extra charge.
In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.
Hotels on Standard Tour
Hotel de l'Europe in Strasbourg ★★★★
Located in the heart of Strasbourg’s historical district, this hotel is brimming with character and charm.
Hôtel De La Cloche in Obernai ★★
Enjoy this stay in a majestic 14th-century building in the heart of town.
Hôtel le Riquewihr in Riquewihr ★★★
Surrounded by stunning vineyards, this warm and welcoming hotel is the ultimate destination for rest and relaxation in a beautiful setting.
Hotel Beausejour in Colmar ★★★
What’s Included in the Alsace Wine Route by Bike Tour?
4 breakfasts are included.
Accommodations for 4 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Strasbourg and after the tour in Colmar are not included but can be added as a supplement.
Transportation during the Tour
Transportation for you and your luggage are included throughout the tour. Airport transfers are not included but can be booked in advance as a supplement.
- Detailed route notes and maps
- Tourist city tax
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Flights to and from Strasbourg
- Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
- Guide services
- Bike rental:
- Hybrid bike: $95 USD per person
- E-Bike: $150 USD per person
- Additional nights before or after the tour
- Airport transfers
- Upgrade hotels in Obernai and Colmar to 4-star:
- Per person staying in single room: $125 USD
- Per person staying in double room: $95 USD
- Per person staying in triple room: $75 USD
- Optional activities or excursions
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