Picture Book Alsace

Picture Book Alsace

The cultural region of Alsace offers everything you desire: Alsatian cuisine, high-quality wines, a delightful and varied landscape and an unhurried way of life. The land between the Rhine and the Vosges Mountains, between the Jura and the Palatinate Forest, has a fascinating landscape: the lovely rolling hills along the wine routes, punctuated by numerous picturesque villages and mysterious ruins, alternate with the wide flat alluvial planes of the Rhine. It is a particularly attractive landscape for cyclists because the Alsace region has the largest distance of cycle paths anywhere in France. Allow yourself to be pampered by beautiful scenery and good food.

Day 1 : Arrive in Strasbourg

Arrival in Strasbourg and make your own way to the hotel; Check-in at the hotels and take the opportunity for sightseeing.

Meal: None.


Day 2 : Strasbourg – Selestat / Surroundings (approx. 25-55 kms)

You leave Strasbourg on the cycle path along the Rhone-Rhine Canal, heading south.

Meal: Breakfast.


Day 3 : Selestat / Surroundings - Colmar (approx. 40-70 kms)

Cycle over the Rieddörfer and along the channel from Markolshiem, brings you to the artistic town of Colmar. Take time in exploring this beautiful town.

Meal: Breakfast.


Day 4 : Colmar - Ottmarsheim (approx. 50 kms)

Following the cycle path you reach Neuf-Brisach a 17th century octagonal fortified town, then continue along a beautiful flat cycle path to Ottmarsheim. There you should not miss the opportunity to visit the basilica built in the 12th century.

Meal: Breakfast.


Day 5 : Ottmarsheim - Guibwiller (approx. 40 kms)

Along cycle paths and small roads you pass the open air museum, the "Eco-museum of Alsace", and arrive in Guebwiller, at the foot of the Vosges.

Meal: Breakfast.


Day 6 : Guibwiller – Riquewihr/surroundings (approx. 45 kms)

The villages of Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr are among the most beautiful and most famous villages of the wine route. Take your time and do some wine tasting!

Meal: Breakfast.


Day 7 : Riquewihr/surroundings – Obernai/Surroundings (approx. 50 kms)

A multitude of beautiful wine villages and well-known vineyards awaits you today.

Meal: Breakfast.


Day 8 : Obernai/Surroundings – Strasbourg approx. 40 kms, departure or extension

In Rosheim, the Alsatian Romanesque experience reaches a climax with the 12th century church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Then you follow the Canal de la Bruche to Strasbourg. Depart your way

Meal: Breakfast.


    • Accommodation on twin share basis
    • 7 Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfer between hotels
    • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
    • GPS-data is available
    • Rental bike insurance
    • Service hotline
Exclusions:
Any airfare, train fare, travel insurance, airport taxes & visa. Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary. All items of personal nature & tips. Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation. Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary. Extra nights at the beginning or the end of the trip. Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge. Any natural calamity which is beyond the control of the tour operator. Anything not mentioned in "Package Includes". Rooms are subject to availability. GST 5%. Standard terms & conditions apply.
Disclaimer:
Prices are per person on twin share basis. Package valid till 25th September 2017. Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.