It might be the sun on your back or the wind in your hair, or the sheer sense of achievement at the end of the day, but there’s nothing quite like it.
This Alsace bike tour like every great bike ride starts with an itinerary; which ideally includes great scenery, a touch of culture, a dash of history, good food, excellent wines and friendly locals. In a nutshell, Alsace...
For a start, the region has hundreds of kilometres of clearly marked cycle trails and dedicated paths, routes range from easy, family friendly, cross country tracks to challenging mountain paths for the more adventurous. Take your pick.
(Incidentally, a huge bonus is the excellent public transport system for those days when the sun doesn’t shine or when another kilometre on the saddle is one too far - bikes go free on public transport so you can hop on a train or a bus with impunity).
The region’s deservedly noted for its cuisine. Specialities include sausage-rich sauerkraut and hearty stews such as baeckoeoffe. Local wines are predominately white and the region is known for its beers - such as Kronenbourg and Meteor. The friendly Alsaciens have a lot to smile about.
But enough of the food and back on the bike. Where to go and what to see? Alsace is your oyster. Wine tours by bike are popular for good reason here - the saddle is the perfect place from which to appreciate the 170kms of the Alsace wine route, bike from Thann to Marlenheim, with plenty of detours along the way.
Take a ride through some of the 120 towns and villages scattered across the district. Half timbered houses (colombages), Roman churches and wine cellars - and tastings - abound. Here are a few suggestions:
The historic ‘Capital of Alsatian wine,’ Colmar can trace its roots back to 823AC. Swop your bike for a canal ride in ‘Little Venice’ or cycle past the Statue of Liberty (albeit on a busy roundabout).
Or there’s Riquewihr, a medieval fortress town also known as ‘the Pearl of the vineyards’, nestled between the Vosges mountains, and the plains and famed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, as is Eguisheim or visit vibrant Cernay which dates back to Roman times.
Whatever rings your bell, Alsace wine route bike tour has everything for cyclists and wine lovers alike. Let us put our experience at your service and help you organize an unforgettable Alsace bike tour for you and your family, friends or colleagues. See you there!
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