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Alsace by Bike

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4.5 Based on 6 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20216
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Strasbourg, France
  • Ends Basel, Switzerland
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling through the heart of the Alsatian vineyards
  • Exploring the authentic villages which are full of historical intrigue
  • Experiencing the timelessness of the Vosges landscape
  • Enjoying the culinary specialties and sampling some of the many excellent wines in local ‘caves’
The "Alsace By Bike" trip starts from Strasbourg and ends in Basel. The "Alsace By Bike" trip is a bicycle tour that takes 8 days taking you through Strasbourg, Obernai, Basel, Riquewhir and 3 other destinations in Switzerland and France. This is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Cycle your way from Strasbourg to Basel through the picturesque villages and vineyards of the great wine making region of Alsace. One of the most picturesque regions of France, Alsace is also one of the most cycle-friendly. Designated bike paths and quiet country backroads provide a perfect passage along the Rhine, passing Hansel and Gretel style houses overlooked by imposing medieval castles. There is plenty of opportunity to explore the cobblestone streets of quaint villages and marvel at the impressive Romanesque and Baroque churches. Gastronomic delights are plentiful in this corner of France and you can sample some of the Alsace's finest produce as you travel through undulating farmland, orchards and vineyards. The unusual and stunning 'balloons' or round topped hills provide beautiful vistas of the Alsatian region. This itinerary soaks up the relaxed and jovial atmosphere of what can only be described as a wine-lovers' wonderland.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrival in Strasbourg
  • Day 2 : Cycle along the canal de la Bruche to Obernai (40km/25mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle to Riquewihr surrounds (50km/31mi)
  • Day 4 : Continue through charming wine villages to Colmar (39km/24mi)
  • Day 5 : Rest day Colmar, or ride to Guebwiller or Mulhouse (50-78km/31-48mi), return by train
  • Day 6 : Cycle to Mulhouse and surrounds (65km/41mi)
  • Day 7 : Continue along the Rhone-Rhine canal to Basel (53km/33mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts – continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, cheese, occasionally eggs and meats, coffee, tea and juices.
Others
  • Luggage transfer
  • 21 speed rental bike, equipped with panniers, pump, anti-theft device & repair kit (electric bike available on request - supplement applies). Option to do longer cycle route between each town of between 75-111km per day – standard bikes may be used, or road bikes (subject to availability – supplement applies) – advance reservation required. Road Bike routebook will be provided for the longer cycle route (per room).
  • Welcome briefing day 1 (except on public holidays)
  • Information pack including route notes & maps per room booked - GPS data available on request.
  • Emergency hotline
  • Bike insurance
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Strasbourg and from Basel
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks daily
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided cycling trip
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Train tickets for cycling options on day 5
  • hotel taxes may apply - these are payable locally and range from €0.8-€3 per person per night
  • bike repairs
  • Helmet - rental is not available, please bring your own helmet
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
  • Rasmus Juul Olsen
  • From Denmark
  • On Jun 28 2022
5 - Excellent
Great trip
I had a great tour. Well organized itinerary and good accommodation. Biking around was amazing.
  • Anonymous
  • On Sep 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This tour operator is fantastic holidays, completed 3 & saving for another!
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 15 2017
5 - Excellent
Excellent
This is our third self-guided bike tour with the tour operator and our favourite so far. The routes are well marked, our luggage was always delivered before we arrived and the hotels we stayed at were excellent. We will... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 04 2017
3 - Average
Average
Our bike ride through Alsace region was delightful and fun. Towns from Strasbourg to Colmar were particularly charming. Mulhouse offered us a great visit to their car museum, well worth a visit. Maps and instructions went well,... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Alsace by Bike tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 08 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 December 2022, a deposit of 268 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Alsace by Bike tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Alsace by Bike tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best month to visit France?

    France is a year-round destination. However, the best time to visit France for most travelers is either from April through to June or from October to November. Highlights across the country see less footfall – and therefore shorter queues – during these periods compared to the high summer season between July and September. Temperatures are also more suitable for exploration and hiking during these months, averaging 16°C to 23°C. The winter season, lasting from December to March, is the coldest and the wettest period of the year, although this is the best time to undertake a skiing trip in the Alps or Pyrenees. Find more information here.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Is France expensive to visit? Do I need travel insurance?

    France is not the cheapest of European destinations to visit. A combination of high accommodation costs and an amazing range of attractions means budgets often get stretched. Traveling outside of the summer will give a better value for money. Paris is by far the most expensive city in the country. By comparison, food is relatively cheap in neighborhood cafes and restaurants, so you certainly do not have to go hungry! Expect to spend somewhere in the region of USD 210 per person, per day on both food and accommodation.

    Travel insurance is an absolute must and needs to include a medical cover that can otherwise top hundreds of thousands of dollars in case of an accident.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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