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Alsace bike tours

Our bike tours in Alsace will make you discover an authentic, traditional French area full of conviviality. You will visit both Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin lands in the Grand-Est region.

From Strasbourg, home to the European Parliament and well known for its picturesque historic center “La Petite France”, you will ride on the plains of Alsace, along the canals and the Vosges mountains. On your bikes, you will follow the network of bike paths and greeways in the heart of the vineyard and its typical villages.

Your cycling holidays in Alsace

Many villages with half-timbered houses and flower-bedecked balconies follow one another along our cycle routes. So typical of Alsace area, every village will be the opportunity to stop and taste the local wine, stroll through the cobbled streets or feast on local dishes, between pastries, sauerkraut flamekueche (!).

You will particularly like during your bike trips in Alsace

1. Cycle or walk on the streets of the cities of Strasbourg, Obernai, Eguisheim or Colmar

2. Visit the “Petite France” district in Strasbourg

3. Visit the “Little Venice” district in Colmar, a jewel of Alsatian Architecture and the capital of Alsace wines

4. Pedaling on the Alsace Wine Route and its typical villages

5. Follow the pleasant cycle paths along the canals

6. Discover the “Pays du Ried” rich in aquatic flora and fauna

7. Taste Alsatian great vintages: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg or Riquewihr.

8. Contemplate the Vosges mountain and its “Ballon d’Alsace”

Strasbourg, a must-see cycling city during your holidays

Strasbourg tales a good place in the memory of cycle tourists. For decades, cycling is preferred here. Take advantage of your cycling holiday to visit the city and its must-sees: the cathedral, Petite France, the Covered Bridges, the Vauban dam or Grande Écluse …

The Alsace wine route. A must… ideal for cycling!

From the Porte de Marlenheim to the Porte de Thann, take the time to discover the soul of the Route: meet the winegrowers, taste their wines, get lost in the streets of the medieval towns. Enjoy, in the perched high vines, the panorama which will belong to you only during a break. Let yourself be surprised, at each step, by the Alsatian art of living and its culinary creativity which makes Alsace, with the complicity of its wines, one of the most gourmet regions in France.


FAQ

You want to know more about our Cycling holidays ? Here is the FAQ !

What are physical conditions required to visit Alsace by bike?

Our cycling tours in Alsace do not present any major difficulties. The main relief of Alsace is the Vosges mountains. You will have all the pleasure to admire it while staying at its feet, especially by taking the wine route. These bike tours are affordable to casual cyclists. For those who have doubt about their physical form do not pass by the beautiful bike tours offered by the Alsace region and choose to ride an electric bike. You will be surprised and fully enjoy by this way of ride and travel.

When is the best time for a cycling holiday in Alsace?

Alsace enjoys a semi-continental climate, with cold dry winters, and hot, sometimes stormy summers. Temperatures often fall into the negative during winter, whereas it can rises to around 20 to 25 ° C in summer. The advantage is that there is no many rain in the plain, protected by the Vosges. The region can be visited almost all year round, each season with its advantages.

Like most of the french region, the period we recommend for you cycling holidays in Alsace, is spring, the end of the summer and early autumn for the mild climate and seasonal tourism.

If you are planning family holidays with kids, and according to school holidays, the summer period is almost imperative. In that case favour the beginning or the end of summer for more tranquility.The second part of July and particularly the first half of August are the busiest in the accomodations. If you really like to book during this time, plan your cycling trip early enough.

When do we have to book our cycling holiday in Alsace?

Most of our cycling trips are itinerants. You ride between hotels and guest houses. So we have to book several accommodations for one stay. France is a very attractive and busy destination, therefore in order to put the odds in your favour and ensure accomodations availabilities, we recommend to book your bike trip as early as possible. Likewise for family cycling holidays as family room (for 3 or 4 people) are rare.