Basel to Strasbourg Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £789 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Landscape and nature by the Rhine
• Cities of Basel, Freiburg, Colmar and Strasbourg
• Alsace Wine Route and its typical villages
• The lovely Wine Route cycle paths and paths along the Rhine and its canal
• Welcoming and convivial hosts
You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Days 3, 5 and 6 are a little bit hilly.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Area Basel
Arrival in Saint-Louis/Basel, check in at the hotel and an opportunity for free sightseeing.
Day 2: Area Basel – Müllheim ? 42 km
The Rhine cycle path is ideal to ride. Your objective of the day is the Markgräfler country.
Day 3: Müllheim – Freiburg ? 34 km
After the visit of the Villa Urbana and the Maltese’s Castle in Heitersheim you will cycle to Bad Krozingen and his Mineral Thermal springs, before arriving in Freiburg in the Black Forest.
Day 4: Freiburg – Colmar ? 58 km
The imposing 13th century Breisach Cathedral towers on the bank of the Rhine. You will cross the Rhine there to Neuf-Brisach in Alsace, a 17th century, octagonal fortified town. The day ends wonderfully in the beautiful town of Colmar, one of the most delightful cities on the Alsace wine route.
Day 5: Colmar – Area Riquewihr ? 40 km
You have some more time to visit the art city of Colmar. You cycle on cycle tracks and sometimes on trafficpoor side roads and will get to Riquewihr. At the foot of the Vosges nestle the winemaking villages responsible for the reputation of the Alsatian Grand Crus: Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr.
Day 6: Area Riquewihr – Area Obernai ? 50 km
Along the wine road you will discover the villages of Hunawihr, Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Andlau and its abbey and Barr.
Day 7: Area Obernai – Strasbourg ? 40 km
From there, on the cycle track along the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg.
End of your stay either an additional stay
You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Three stages are a little bit hilly.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Basel to Strasbourg tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
|The hotel list below is subject to change and should be used as a guide.
We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
|Basel to Strasbourg||Sample Hotel List|
|Mullheim||Hotel Garni Schwarzwalder Hof|
|Freiburg||Hotel Schwarzwalder Hof|
|Colmar||Hotel Grand Hotel Bristol|
|Riquewihr||Hotel La Couronne|
|Obernai||Hotel Le Gouverneur|
|Strasbourg||Best Western Monopole|
? Accommodation in selected category
? Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
? Well-prepared route guidance
? For bike rental, including rental bike
? Detailed travel documents 1x per room (FR,
DE, EN with route or overview maps, route
description, important telephone numbers)
? Own signposting
? GPS data available
? Service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
About the Rental Bikes
This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.
You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.
Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)
Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)
Electric Bike (Colour may vary)
Rental Bike PLUS
For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.
If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.
All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.
You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.
7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).
When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.
We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!
Bike Hire Insurance
This cycle tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price. Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.
Electric Bike Hire
Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?
Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.
E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.
Basel to Strasbourg, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Daily from 04.04.2020 to 10.10.2020
Season 1: 04.04 – 24.04.2020 | 26.09. – 10.10.2020
Season 2: 25.04 – 29.05.2020 | 05.09 – 25.09.2020
Season 3: 30.05 – 04.09.2020
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £859 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £899 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £939 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £309
Half Board Upgrade: £169
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £789 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £829 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £859 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £259
Half Board Upgrade: £159
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109
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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 1 × 4**** hotel, 4 × 3***-hotel, 2 × 2**-hotel (French classification)
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: £789
Single Supplement: £259