The essentials of Alsace in 5 stages by bike

from 770 € / pers.

Reference : AL4
6 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Round trip
From April to November
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling trip in Alsace :

From Colmar, your bike trip allows you to explore the vineyards of Alsace, follow the banks of the Rhone to Rhine canal and discover the essential sites and postcard landscapes. Thanks to our itinerary, you will discover a remarkable built heritage through its richness and density and remarkable landscapes. You appreciate the accomodation quality and location … enjoy a good escape.

Day 1 : Arrival in Colmar


Take the time to discover Colmar, a city of Art and History with an exceptional heritage. Do not miss the essentials: the picturesque district of Little Venice, the Dominican Church or the Collegiate Church of Saint Martin. The Maison des Têtes and the Maison Pfister houses are also worth a visit.

Day 2 : Colmar – Sélestat | 50 km


You are leaving Colmar for the « queen stage »! The route takes you on the essentials of the Alsace Wine Route with wine villages and their colorful houses: Turckheim, Kaysersberg, Ribeauvillé, Bergheim. As you wish, you can stroll through some of the most beautiful villages in France: Eguisheim, Riquewihr, Hunawihr. The stage ends in Sélestat, a city of Art and history, with its historic center and its Humanist Library registered in the Unesco Memory of the World Register.

Day 3 : Sélestat – Strasbourg | 52 km


You leave Sélestat behind you and follow the beautiful cycle paths for a flat stage through the Grand Ried of Alsace, a preserved territory for the richness of fauna and flora. Along the water by the cycle path along the Rhône-Rhine canal, you reach Strasbourg, the Alsatian capital. Take the time to explore the European city with a rich and dense heritage. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, do not miss the city’s must-sees: the lovely district of Petite France, Notre-Dame Cathedral or the Covered Bridges. The European quarter is also worth a visit.

Day 4 : Strasbourg – Obernai | 39 km


You leave Strasbourg by the secure bike path along the river. Your quiet route take the cycle path along the Bruche canal, one of the prettiest Green Ways in Alsace to Molsheim, a small wine village with a century-old charm. Then in Rosheim, do not miss the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, one of the jewels of Alsatian Romanesque architecture. You spend the night in the heart of the historic center of Obernai, with its typically Alsatian charm.

Day 5 : Obernai – Kintzheim | 35 km


You continue on the Alsace wine road. The route allows you to discover many charming villages including Andlau and its Romanesque abbey or Mittelbergheim, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. Dambach-la-Ville is also worth a stop. You spend the night in the heart of the historic center of Kintzheim, at the foot of the massive fortress of Haut-Koenisbourg and its characteristic silhouette. Take advantage of the shuttle to visit the castle. Perched at an altitude of 757 meters, the site offers a magnificent panorama.

Day 6 : Kintzheim – Colmar | 51 km


If you didn’t do it the day before, you can go to the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle. Camped on a rocky outcrop, this imposing fortress offers a comprehensive view of architecture and everyday life in a 15th century castle.

For this last stage, you cross Sélestat for a flat stage through the Grand Ried Alsacien, territory preserved for the richness of fauna and flora. Along the water by the cycle path along the Rhône-Rhin canal and then the Colmar Canal, you reach the Art City of Colmar and its characteristic Alsatian atmosphere. You will discover the wine capital of Alsace with its remarkable architecture and the “Little Venice” district, charming with its canals and its covered market.

Departure at the end of the stage.

Possibility to book an extra night in Colmar.

Select your category

standard category
Reference: AL4 STD
Low season
  • from April 1st to 30th
    from October 1st to November 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
770 € / pers.
230 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 1st to September 30th
  • Departure: daily
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
790 € / pers.
230 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 5 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days with helmet
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (5 nights included)
• Transfer from to Colmar and personal bike repatriation

Children discount :from 0 to 2 years old : free
from 3 to 11 years old : - 50%
from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum)

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-70 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 105 € / pers.
• Tandem
no supplement
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 190 € / pers.

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: AL4 STD
Extra night in Colmar
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom & breakfast)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 50 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 2 years old : free / from 3 to 11 years old : - 50% / from 12 to 17 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum)

Your accommodation


standard category


These hotels offer all the comfort and well-earned rest after a cycling day (private bathroom). A perfect place to enjoy all the centres of interest around.
Pictures for indicative purposes. Depending on the availability.

Your cycle hire

GIANT hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • Front & rear panniers
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bottle holder
  • 1 lock
  • Helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

GIANT e-bike- 9 speed gears

E-bike

Universal frame

  • Front & rear panniers
  • 1 map holder
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 bottle holder
  • 1 lock
  • Helmet

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey :
> How to arrive in Colmar:
> Return

Your journey :

Tour description:

Mix of cycling paths or signposted routes for cyclists (about 90%) and small traffic roads.

Bike stages trip profiles:
(click below to see the trip profile of each stage)

GPX files:

Besides the maps and detailed itinerary, we also provide the GPX files of your bike stages, as well as a suggestion of free mobile application (if you do not have a bike touring GPS).

How to arrive in Colmar:

By train :
From Paris Gare de l’Est station  >> Colmar train station (between 2h20 and 3h by TGV train).
For more information, do not hesitate to visit : www.sncf.com/en

By plane :

  • From Orly airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Gare de l’Est station  >> Colmar train station (by TGV train).

– Bus shuttle (Orly Bus) : from Orly Sud > > Paris centre – stop ‘Denfert Rochereau’ >> Metro line 4 >> Paris Gare de l’Est station  >> Colmar train station.
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlybus.php

– Orly Val (automatic metro) >> Paris – stop ‘Antony’ >> RER B – stop ‘Gare du Nord’ >> Metro line 5 >> Paris Gare de l’Est station  >> Colmar train station.
http://aeroportorly.paris/orlyval.php

  • From Beauvais airport:
    – Taxi transfer to Paris Gare de l’Est station  >> Colmar train station.

– Bus shuttle >> Paris – stop ‘Porte Maillot’ >> >> Metro line 1 + line 4 >> Paris Gare de l’Est station  >> Colmar train station.
www.aeroportparisbeauvais.com/en/acces-et-transports/navettes/

  • From Bâle-Mulhouse airport:
    -Taxi transfer to Bale CCF train station > Colmar train station.

– Bus shuttle Line 11 stop ‘EuroAirport’ >> stop Saint Louis Gare SNCF >> Bâle train station >> Colmar train station
www.distribus.com/uploads/ligne11.pdf

Return

If you have to return to Paris (city centre) / Paris Airports :

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: please contact us!
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: www.sncf.com/en
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Strasbourg train station >> Paris Gare de l’Est station (about 1h45 by TGV train).
    – Strasbourg train station >> Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 TGV Station (by TGV train).

Nearby Airport :
– Strasbourg  Airport : www.strasbourg.aeroport.fr/en