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Alsace Vineyards & Villages Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £699 per person
Other durations available on request.
Full holiday prices by date are shown on the ‘Book Now’ tab.

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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Nature and landscape by the Rhine
• Cities of Strasbourg and Colmar
• Alsace wine route and its typical villages
• The Lovely wine route Cycle paths and along the river Rhine and its canals
• The welcoming and convivial hosts

Cycle Route:
An easy route to appreciate all the charms of Alsace. Discover traditional or picturesque Alsace, the one of the postcards but also the unusual and little-known one.

The cities of art and history, their architecture with wood framing and half-timbered, the ancestral villages snuggled up in their case of vineyards. Stages full of charm in character hotels. Prestigious tables to savor and appreciate the regional food.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival Strasbourg

Arrival in Strasbourg, settling at the hotel and free time to
explore the town.

Day 2: Strasbourg –Area Sélestat ? 25 or 35 or 55 km

You will leave Strasbourg along the Rhône-Rhine canal which will lead you along its very pretty cycle track into the heart of the Ried.

Day 3: Area Sélestat – Colmar ? 66 or 55 or 50 km

You will travel through the landscapes and villages of the Alsatian Ried which is rich in aquatic flora and fauna. Arrival in Colmar the capital of the wine of Alsace and the town of art by the cycle track of the channel of Colmar.

Day 4: Colmar – Guebwiller ? 33 km

From Colmar you follow the alsatian wine route. The dreamy wine-growing villages, with many Alsatian timber-frame houses, and magnificent mediaeval town centres in the midst of extensive vineyards are areas for unwinding, enjoyment and simply relaxing.

Day 5: Guebwiller – Area Riquewihr ? 50 km

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 ? 49 km

Along the Wine Route you will discover the villages of Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Andlau and its abbey, Barr and Obernai

Day 7: Area Obernai – Strasbourg ? 40 km

Country roads and cycle tracks will take you to Rosheim and to Avolsheim. From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg. Departure or prolongation of your stay.

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Map & Route Information

Route Profile

An easy route to appreciate all the charms of Alsace. Discover traditional or picturesque Alsace, the one of the postcards but also the unusual and little-known one.

The cities of art and history, their architecture with wood framing and half-timbered, the ancestral villages snuggled up in their case of vineyards. Stages full of charm in character hotels. Prestigious tables to savor and appreciate the regional food.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Alsace Vineyards and Villages 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.

Accommodation in the selected category
• Breakfast
• Personal tour information (FR, DE, EN)
except Sundays and public holidays
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Well-prepared route guidance
• For bike rental, including rental bike
insurance
• 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

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Rental Bike Information

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.

Gear systems

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.

Frame sizes

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.

Accessories

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)

Unisex

Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)

Men's Bike

Electric Bike (Colour may vary)

E-Bike

Rental Bike PLUS

E-Bike

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.

Accessories

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.

Gears

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).

Frame Sizing

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.

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Your Prices

Alsace Vineyards and Villages, 7 days, 6 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 Deluxe: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £889 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £929 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £959 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £469
Half Board Upgrade: £259
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £769 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £799 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £829 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £279
Half Board Upgrade: £169
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £699 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £709 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £739 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £229
Half Board Upgrade: £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109

Extra Nights (Price Per Person)
Location | Price (DBL/BB) | Single (SGL/BB)
Strasbourg: £69 | £100

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Accommodation in 3* hotels with double room with private facilities

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance
This 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.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: £699
Single Supplement: £229

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Call: 0800 731 1631

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