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Alsace Wine Route - From Strasbourg to Colmar
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Alsace Wine Route - From Strasbourg to Colmar
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Bike Tour: Alsace Wine Route - From Strasbourg to Colmar - 5 days

Follow the romantic 'Route des Vins' between the beautiful cities of Strasbourg and Colmar

Relaxed biking crossing the hilly Alsatian wine country by quiet country roads. Taste the delicious, local Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Enjoy the beautiful panoramas of the Rhine Valley and the Black Forest. Stop in a cozy village full of half-timbered houses, nice shops and terrace. Clamped between the Vosges and the Rhine Valley lie the Alsace vineyards, home of the Riesling, Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer. Grapes thrive best in a sunny climate in this the shadow of the Vosges. Because Alsace is France's No. 1 bicycle region, with many expanded Véloroutes, the bicycle is the ideal means of transportation in this beautiful wine region.

You start the holiday in Strasbourg, a beautiful city where there is much to see and experience.

Day 1: Arrival in Strasbourg
Day 2: Strasbourg - Obernai
Day 3: Obernai - Riquewihr
Day 4: Riquewihr - Colmar
Day 5: Departure from Colmar

Day 1:    Arrival in Strasbourg

After check-in, visit the beautiful historic city center. This city is not only very beautiful, but also has a very interesting history being a frontier town. Stroll through the narrow paved cobbled streets and look at the beautiful half-timbered houses with painted, stone gates and intimate courtyards.


Day 2:    Strasbourg - Obernai
37 km

You’ll leave the inner city of Strasbourg in a pleasant way via a well-indicated cycle path. The drive to the south-western town of Obernai leads you through charming villages, along beautiful castles and winding vineyards to the beginning of the 'Route des Vins'. Enjoy delicious Alsatian cuisine in one of the many restaurants in charming Obernai.

Challenge: 37.1km, 270m ascent, 224m descent


Day 3:    Obernai - Riquewihr
49 km

You are on your way to Riquewihr, a medieval town, located in the heart of the Alsatian wine region. This wonderful wine village is counted as 'Les Plus Beaux Villages de France' (or 'the most beautiful villages of France'). The combination of her beautiful architecture and world-famous wines gave Riquewihr the nickname 'The Pearl of Alsace'.

Challenge: 49km, 495m ascent, 395m descent


Day 4:    Riquewihr - Colmar
36 km

Visit beautiful Turckheim, a walled and fortified town. In any event, take a walk along the many halftimbered houses, which are typical of Alsace. Bike along scenic wine villages like Kaysersberg and end your ride in Colmar. You can make this cycling day more challenging by making an extra loop through the area with the five castles.

Challenge: 36.2km, 271m ascent, 361m descent


Day 5:     Departure from Colmar

End of your trip after breakfast. We advise you to extend your stay in order to take the time to visit the beautiful city of Colmar.


All accommodations are carefully selected because of their location, atmosphere and/or unique services.

We choose comfortable 2*/3* hotels or B&Bs where all rooms have private en-suite bathroom and every morning breakfast are included.

For this trip you can choose between Comfort and Comfort +. The accommodations for a Comfort+ trip, will be in 3*/4 * hotels wherever possible (supplement applied).

Hotel l'Europe
Hôtel de l'Europe **** (Strasbourg)
Hôtel De La Cloche ** (Obernai)
Hôtel le Riquewihr *** (Riquewihr)
Hotel Beauséjour - Colmar
Comfort +
Hôtel de l'Europe **** (Strasbourg)
Hôtel Le Gouverneur *** (Obernai)
Hôtel le Riquewihr *** (Riquewihr)
Hôtel Le Rapp **** (Colmar)
Bike rental

The bike rental includes the drop-off fee for the bike’s return

GIANT Argento 3 GTS, 21 Speed 

The bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

GIANT Argento 3 GTS, 21 Speed

Giant Entour, Giant EnergyPak 400Wh


Our rental bikes come with pannier, handlebar bag, spare tube, tools, pump, helmet and lock

Practical info

4 Nights included

2/3 Star Hotels or 3/4 Star Hotels (supplement applied)

Tourist tax included

Breakfast included, Halfboard optional on request


Maps and tourist information on all the places of interest

24/7 Bilingual Emergency hotline

Luggage transport to your next accommodations. Luggage accepted per person: 1 suitcase or travel bag (20 kg maximum)

For time tables and further information check the website of SNCF or rome2rio for all French National trains (SNCF).

We strongly advise you to download the sncf mobile app prior to departure.

If you want to travel on a train with your bike, you can find more information via this link.

Parking possibilities in Strasbourg (preferable to book in advance)

We will supply the directions of this trip with a personalized code which gives you access to our travel App.


Arrival info

Strasbourg airport is the closest airport. Within Europe there are many flights into Strasbourg, including Ryanair, Germania and Hop. You can also take an inter-continental flight through KLM, Iberia, Air France and others. From the airport a shuttle train (4x per hour) takes you to Strasbourg center (approx. 9 min).

From Paris airport, you can get to Strasbourg by the TGV (high speed train) from Paris gare de l'Est (approx. 1h50). At the end of your trip you can take the local train (TER) from Colmar to Strasbourg (approx. 35 min), where you can get to Paris. 

For timetables and further information check the website of SNCF or rome2rio for all French National trains (SNCF).

From Paris to Strasbourg (approx. 4h45 - 495 km/310 mi). Acces to driving routes see the website ViaMichelin.



Riding through the beautiful towns of the Alsace region on a bicycle was an amazing experience that I could not have appreciated by car. I'll never forget the stunning view of the church in Obernai as I rode down the hill and into town, truly magical. I'm so grateful for French Bike Tours for putting this trip together on relatively short notice. Merci!

James M.


Beautiful countryside. Delicious wines. A great workout. Strasbourg was especially good and wonderfully located.

Dominic O’D.


Everything was just as described in the materials. There were no bad surprises only good ones!


Many of your recommended places to visit (Ribeauville, Turkheim, Molsheim, the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar), were all great recommendations that we enjoyed very much.

Hotel de l’Europe were so professional and lovely in Strasbourg. Hotel Goveneur moved us to an air conditioned room in a heatwave (thank God!), hotel in Riquewihr had a lovely pool and lady at breakfast filled up our cycling water bottles with cold water and crushed ice!! Hotel at Colmar gave us a beautiful large suite that we enjoyed so much. They also had a nice indoor pool we enjoyed. Hotel in Obernai - original room had no AC and we were in a heatwave day - room was 33C! Luckily manager moved us to another room with AC, but he told us that not all rooms at Hotel Gouveneur had AC. 

Alsace was hillier than expected, & with the heavier bikes we started with on the Alsace trip we often found them difficult to climb, and sometimes even had to just walk our bikes up the hills. The lighter bike Ian was issued in Obernai & the lighter bikes we both had in Burgundy were far easier for hill climbing. Perhaps because of the hills in the Alsace trip it should be rated slightly more difficult.


Ian & Dan

Comfort Comfort +

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