Alsace Wine Route by Bike

Alsace Wine Route by Bike

Alsace Wine Route by Bike


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Cycle the Route des Vins from Strasbourg to Colmar on this 5-day tour

Get caught up in the romance of the Route des Vins as you pedal Alsatian wine country from Strasbourg to Colmar.

Take a break from the saddle and unwind on a terrace with a glass of local Gewürztraminer or Pinot Gris.

Explore picturesque villages full of traditional half-timbered houses and quaint little shops.

Soak up the charming ambience of wine country with overnight stays in Strasbourg, Obernai, Riquwihr, and Colmar.

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!

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
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
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
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

Alsace Wine Route by Bike Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour of the Alsace wine route is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on the time of year in which you choose to travel, the class of accommodation, and the kind of room you prefer.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per traveller in a single room (one traveller): $1,295USD
  • Price per traveller in a single room (party of 2+): $1,025USD
  • Price per traveller in a twin or double room: $750USD
  • Price per traveller in a triple room: $595USD
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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.

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

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.

Also Included

  • Detailed route notes and maps
  • Tourist city tax
  • 24/7 emergency phone support

Not included

  • Flights to and from Strasbourg
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Upgrade hotels in Obernai and Colmar to 4-star
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Alsace Wine Route by Bike

How hard is the Alsace Wine Route by Bike Tour?

We rate this tour a 2/5. You should be comfortable riding up to 50km in a day and have previous cycling experience. The terrain is mostly flat and sometimes gently undulating.

Do I need a visa to travel to France?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Alsace Wine Route by Bike Tour?

4 breakfasts are included on this tour.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Mont-Dol to start this tour?

Fly into Strasbourg Airport (SXB). From the airport you can take a shuttle train to the city center, taking approximately 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer to your hotel from the airport in advance as a supplement or arrange your own private transfer.

Where does the Alsace Wine Route by Bike Tour end?

The tour ends in Colmar. You can take the local train (TER) from Colmar to Strasbourg, which takes approximately 35 minutes, then take the train shuttle to the Strasbourg Airport (SXB). Alternatively, you can arrange your own private transfer to the airport or back a transfer as a supplement in advance.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes are GIANT Argento RS4 GTS, 21-speed hybrid bikes, or GIANT Prime e-bikes.

What other equipment does bike rental include?

 Bike rental includes a pannier, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a road bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to France?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for France?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to France for this tour?

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.


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We rate this tour a 2/5. You should be comfortable riding up to 50km in a day and have previous cycling experience. The terrain is mostly flat and sometimes gently undulating.

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