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Charming Alsace

Self-guided cycling holiday in France

The Rhine Plain and Route de Vin along the Vosges Mountains. An easy cycling holiday where everyone can join, and where your senses are constantly challenged. 

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CYF-099

Cycling holiday along Alsace's vineyards and canals

At a leisurely pace, you cycle through the lush Rhine Valley between corn fields, through shady forests and along rivers and canals overlooking the green cliff hillsides. Later, you'll follow the wine route up and down the edge of the Vosges Mountains, where the vines gracefully stand in long straight rows up the slopes. You'll pass one charming wine village after another with half-timbered houses and flowers everywhere, topped cobblestones and stork nests.
Alsace is a perfect "cycling country" for all categories of cyclists. The weather is warm both in spring, summer and fall, which is good both for the cycling tourist as well as the wine, as the grapes are picked in late November.

Accommodation

You'll stay in good and cozy 2-3* hotels, where all rooms are with private bath and toilet, and with breakfast included. You can upgrade to 3* or 4-5* hotels at an additional cost. Half-board is available for purchase.

Degree of difficulty (2-3) and maps

An easy to moderate ride along cycling paths (90%) and small roads. On the day stages between Guebwiller-Riquewihr and Riquewihr-Obernai you will meet some hills.
The trip is signposted, so with the detailed route description as well as the map, it is easy to find your way. 
You will receive a hotel list and info letter. A detailed route description in English along with maps will be ready for you at the first hotel.

* Note that the map is indicative and therefore does not contain precise route information.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Strasbourg
Take a stroll around the pleasant neighborhoods along the river Ill, or maybe enjoy a boat ride on the canal to the European Parliament. Strasbourg has become the city of cyclists, where signposted routes lead you through the city on bike lanes and pavements, and where "le Tram", a modern tram, have almost taken over the role of the cars.
Info meeting and bike delivery between 16:00h and 18:00h (except Sunday).
Accommodation e.g. at the Grand Hotel or Hotel le Dragon, both centrally located in Strasbourg.

Day 2  To Selestat or one of the surrounding towns. Cycling distance approx. 30-50 km.  
After leaving Strasbourg, you mainly ride on cycling paths along the Rhône-Rhine Canal into the heart of the Rhine Plain to Osthouse, Huttenheim or Sélestat.
Accommodation e.g. at the 2-3* Hotel Relais de l'Ill in Sermersheim or the 3* Hotel A la Ferme in Osthouse. 

Day 3 To Colmar. Cycling distance approx. 40-70 km.  
Another day's cycling in the flat Rhine Valley along rivers and canals, past farms and through charming villages. We recommend making at stop in Ebersmunster to see the beautiful Baroque church, before cycling the last few kilometres to Colmar on the cyckling path along the canal. Colmar is a charming town with beautiful old half-timbered houses that are very well maintained with artful decorations, lovely squares and cozy cafés. 
Accommodation e.g. at Hotel Beauséjour in Colmar. 

Day 4 To Riquewihr or one of the surrounding towns. Cycling distance approx. 38 km.  
From Colmar you'll cross the Rhine Plain and approach the Vosges Mountains and the small wine villages at the bottom of the mountains. Like pearls on a string, you will find the well known wine villages Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. You'll ride on the bike trails and roads along the vine-covered slopes.
Accommodation in Riquewihr e.g. at the 3* Hotel A l'Oriel or the 2-3* Hotel la Couronne.

Day 5 To Barr or Obernai. Cycling distance approx. 47-55 km.  
Ride along the beautiful wine route that winds through the landscape with vineyards on both sides and with a view of the Vosges Mountains and Haut Königsbourg. You'll come through yet another series of charming villages such as Hunawihr with the storks, Ribeauvillé and Andlau with its Romanesque abbey.
Accommodation in Obernai e.g. at Hotel Jardins d'Adalric or Hotel le Gouveneur.

Day 6 To Strasbourg. Cycling distance approx. 40 km.  
Through Molsheim, where Bugatti was founded, to the new capital of Europe. From Avolsheim you'll follow the beautiful, signposted cycle route that runs along the Bruche river. Here people ride their bikes, run on roller skates, take a stroll, fish or simply enjoy the sun from one of the many benches along the route.
Bike return.


Return journey home unless you have booked an extra night in Strasbourg.

Bikes and cycling equipment

You can choose from a unisex bike with 7 gears and foot brake or 21 gears and hand brakes. Men's bicycles on request; height 185 cm with 7 gears and foot brake or height 180 with 21 gears and hand brakes. It's also possible to rent electric bikes.  
All bikes are equipped with luggage racks, rear seat bags, map holder.
At least one bicycle per room will also be equipped with extra tube, lock, pump and repair kit.

Bike helmets must be booked and paid for from home in advance.

It's also possible to rent children's bikes (available only with 21 gears and hand brakes), 1/2 bicycle or trailer for children.

How to get there

There is a night train that runs directly from Copenhagen/Kolding to Offenburg.  
From there, it takes about 1 hour with the local train to Strasbourg. 
Direct night train from Basel to Copenhagen.

If you want to arrive by plane, Lufthansa has direct flights from both Billund and Copenhagen to Frankfurt .
In connection with arrival/departure of Lufthansa flights, there is a shuttle bus/train to/from Strasbourg. When booking the flights, you should put Strasbourg as the destination - that way you're booking flights to Frankfurt and the shuttle onward to Strasbourg.

Alternatively, you can check if Air France, Ryanair, SAS or Norwegian have reasonable flights to Frankfurt, Stutgart or Basel. 
From Frankfurt there is a shuttle bus to Strasbourg and from Basel Train Station SBB it takes about 1 1/2 hour by local train.

By car it's about 1000 km from Denmark to Strasbourg.
Parking (fees apply) in parking garage, cannot be pre-booked. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be directed to the nearest car park.

Find possible flights:  
Momondo  

Links to trains:
SNCF (French rail service)
Deutsche Bahn (German rail service)

Weather and climate

Klima

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1 person. Enkeltværelse 2-3* - pris pr. person

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
15-08-2020 - 04-09-20205 NightsEUR 896,-BOOK
05-09-2020 - 25-09-20205 NightsEUR 868,-BOOK
26-09-2020 - 10-10-20205 NightsEUR 826,-BOOK
04-04-2021 - 24-04-20215 NightsEUR 826,-BOOK
25-04-2021 - 29-05-20215 NightsEUR 868,-BOOK
30-05-2021 - 04-09-20215 NightsEUR 896,-BOOK
05-09-2021 - 25-09-20215 NightsEUR 868,-BOOK
26-09-2021 - 10-10-20215 NightsEUR 826,-BOOK
Arrival DateDuration
( Nights)
Price per person 
15-08-2020
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04-09-2020
5EUR 896,-BOOK
05-09-2020
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25-09-2020
5EUR 868,-BOOK
26-09-2020
-
10-10-2020
5EUR 826,-BOOK
04-04-2021
-
24-04-2021
5EUR 826,-BOOK
25-04-2021
-
29-05-2021
5EUR 868,-BOOK
30-05-2021
-
04-09-2021
5EUR 896,-BOOK
05-09-2021
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25-09-2021
5EUR 868,-BOOK
26-09-2021
-
10-10-2021
5EUR 826,-BOOK

1 person. Enkeltværelse 3* - pris pr. person

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
15-08-2020 - 04-09-20205 NightsEUR 1,050,-BOOK
05-09-2020 - 25-09-20205 NightsEUR 1,022,-BOOK
26-09-2020 - 10-10-20205 NightsEUR 980,-BOOK
04-04-2021 - 24-04-20215 NightsEUR 980,-BOOK
25-04-2021 - 29-05-20215 NightsEUR 1,022,-BOOK
30-05-2021 - 04-09-20215 NightsEUR 1,050,-BOOK
05-09-2021 - 25-09-20215 NightsEUR 1,022,-BOOK
26-09-2021 - 10-10-20215 NightsEUR 980,-BOOK
Arrival DateDuration
( Nights)
Price per person 
15-08-2020
-
04-09-2020
5EUR 1,050,-BOOK
05-09-2020
-
25-09-2020
5EUR 1,022,-BOOK
26-09-2020
-
10-10-2020
5EUR 980,-BOOK
04-04-2021
-
24-04-2021
5EUR 980,-BOOK
25-04-2021
-
29-05-2021
5EUR 1,022,-BOOK
30-05-2021
-
04-09-2021
5EUR 1,050,-BOOK
05-09-2021
-
25-09-2021
5EUR 1,022,-BOOK
26-09-2021
-
10-10-2021
5EUR 980,-BOOK

1 person. Enkeltværelse 4-5*

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
15-08-2020 - 04-09-20205 NightsEUR 1,456,-BOOK
05-09-2020 - 25-09-20205 NightsEUR 1,428,-BOOK
26-09-2020 - 10-10-20205 NightsEUR 1,386,-BOOK
04-04-2021 - 24-04-20215 NightsEUR 1,386,-BOOK
25-04-2021 - 29-05-20215 NightsEUR 1,428,-BOOK
30-05-2021 - 04-09-20215 NightsEUR 1,456,-BOOK
05-09-2021 - 25-09-20215 NightsEUR 1,428,-BOOK
26-09-2021 - 10-10-20215 NightsEUR 1,386,-BOOK
Arrival DateDuration
( Nights)
Price per person 
15-08-2020
-
04-09-2020
5EUR 1,456,-BOOK
05-09-2020
-
25-09-2020
5EUR 1,428,-BOOK
26-09-2020
-
10-10-2020
5EUR 1,386,-BOOK
04-04-2021
-
24-04-2021
5EUR 1,386,-BOOK
25-04-2021
-
29-05-2021
5EUR 1,428,-BOOK
30-05-2021
-
04-09-2021
5EUR 1,456,-BOOK
05-09-2021
-
25-09-2021
5EUR 1,428,-BOOK
26-09-2021
-
10-10-2021
5EUR 1,386,-BOOK

2 persons. Double room

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
15-08-2020 - 04-09-20205 NightsEUR 686,-BOOK
05-09-2020 - 25-09-20205 NightsEUR 644,-BOOK
26-09-2020 - 10-10-20205 NightsEUR 616,-BOOK
04-04-2021 - 24-04-20215 NightsEUR 616,-BOOK
25-04-2021 - 29-05-20215 NightsEUR 644,-BOOK
30-05-2021 - 04-09-20215 NightsEUR 686,-BOOK
05-09-2021 - 25-09-20215 NightsEUR 644,-BOOK
26-09-2021 - 10-10-20215 NightsEUR 616,-BOOK
Arrival DateDuration
( Nights)
Price per person 
15-08-2020
-
04-09-2020
5EUR 686,-BOOK
05-09-2020
-
25-09-2020
5EUR 644,-BOOK
26-09-2020
-
10-10-2020
5EUR 616,-BOOK
04-04-2021
-
24-04-2021
5EUR 616,-BOOK
25-04-2021
-
29-05-2021
5EUR 644,-BOOK
30-05-2021
-
04-09-2021
5EUR 686,-BOOK
05-09-2021
-
25-09-2021
5EUR 644,-BOOK
26-09-2021
-
10-10-2021
5EUR 616,-BOOK

2 persons. Dobbeltværelse 3* - pris pr. person

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
15-08-2020 - 04-09-20205 NightsEUR 784,-BOOK
05-09-2020 - 25-09-20205 NightsEUR 756,-BOOK
26-09-2020 - 10-10-20205 NightsEUR 728,-BOOK
04-04-2021 - 24-04-20215 NightsEUR 728,-BOOK
25-04-2021 - 29-05-20215 NightsEUR 756,-BOOK
30-05-2021 - 04-09-20215 NightsEUR 784,-BOOK
05-09-2021 - 25-09-20215 NightsEUR 756,-BOOK
26-09-2021 - 10-10-20215 NightsEUR 728,-BOOK
Arrival DateDuration
( Nights)
Price per person 
15-08-2020
-
04-09-2020
5EUR 784,-BOOK
05-09-2020
-
25-09-2020
5EUR 756,-BOOK
26-09-2020
-
10-10-2020
5EUR 728,-BOOK
04-04-2021
-
24-04-2021
5EUR 728,-BOOK
25-04-2021
-
29-05-2021
5EUR 756,-BOOK
30-05-2021
-
04-09-2021
5EUR 784,-BOOK
05-09-2021
-
25-09-2021
5EUR 756,-BOOK
26-09-2021
-
10-10-2021
5EUR 728,-BOOK

2 persons. Dobbeltværelse 4-5*

Arrival DateDurationPrice per person 
15-08-2020 - 04-09-20205 NightsEUR 1,008,-BOOK
05-09-2020 - 25-09-20205 NightsEUR 966,-BOOK
26-09-2020 - 10-10-20205 NightsEUR 924,-BOOK
04-04-2021 - 24-04-20215 NightsEUR 924,-BOOK
25-04-2021 - 29-05-20215 NightsEUR 966,-BOOK
30-05-2021 - 04-09-20215 NightsEUR 1,008,-BOOK
05-09-2021 - 25-09-20215 NightsEUR 966,-BOOK
26-09-2021 - 10-10-20215 NightsEUR 924,-BOOK
Arrival DateDuration
( Nights)
Price per person 
15-08-2020
-
04-09-2020
5EUR 1,008,-BOOK
05-09-2020
-
25-09-2020
5EUR 966,-BOOK
26-09-2020
-
10-10-2020
5EUR 924,-BOOK
04-04-2021
-
24-04-2021
5EUR 924,-BOOK
25-04-2021
-
29-05-2021
5EUR 966,-BOOK
30-05-2021
-
04-09-2021
5EUR 1,008,-BOOK
05-09-2021
-
25-09-2021
5EUR 966,-BOOK
26-09-2021
-
10-10-2021
5EUR 924,-BOOK
Practical information

Included in the price/person:

  • 6 days/5 nights stay in double room with breakfast included
  • Luggage transport 
  • Maps and route description in English and information materials. 

Children's discounts when using extra bedding and with 2 fully paying guests in the room:

  • Extra bedding 0-5 years: Free
  • Extra bedding 6-11 years: 50%
  • Extra bedding 12-14 years: 25%
  • Extra bedding 15-99 years: 10%

Parking:

  • Parking in centrally located parking garage costs around 40 EUR/week. To be paid on site.

Not included in the price:

  • Bike rental
  • Half board
  • Transport to and from Denmark.

Reservations:

Ruby Rejser is the agent and intermediary for this trip. The organizer is Espace Randonnee and the trip takes place according to the organizer's conditions.
See conditions and read about Espace Randonnee here www.espace-randonnee.fr

Your trip is still covered by Ruby Rejser's membership of the Danish Travel Guarantee Fund, member no. 206.

Ruby Rejser has a price match guarantee, so we'll match the price if it is cheaper with another provider at the time of booking.  

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