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Cycling around Colmar

Where the clocks tick very quietly

Our rally tour takes you right into the heart of the Alsatian wine country. You will experience daily the diversity of this beautiful region, visiting the pearls of the Alsatian Wine Route. Quietly ride on cycle paths and through vineyards to the three capital cities of Alsace: Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse.

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Itinerary

Arrival in Colmar, check-in at the hotel and time for free sightseeing around of the town.

You will leave Colmar heading north through Houssen and ride to Ribeauvillé, before returning to Colmar through the beautiful wine villages of Riquewihr, Turckheim and Eguisheim.

approx. 45 – 61 km
340 – 455 m
340 – 455 m

From Colmar you start in the direction of Munster Valley, through Turckheim and Zimmerbach. Gently rounded hills, high alpine pastures, steep slopes and glacial lakes form the varied landscape of the Munster Valley, one of the most beautiful of the Vosges massif.

Known for its Munster cheese, take time to visit the Maison du Fromage. You cycle back to Colmar on a pleasant cycle path through nature and small villages.

 

approx. 40 km
360 m
360 m

After the stages in the vineyards, today's route is a leisurely one through the Rhine Valley. In Neuf-Brisach, you will pass the imposing octagonal baroque fortress, built around 1700 by Vauban, Louis XIV's master fortress builder.

After crossing the Rhine bridge, Breisgau awaits! Back in France, a Maginot Line bunker from World War II can be visited in Marckolsheim. On the canal cycle path it goes back to Colmar.

 

approx. 71 km
155 m
155 m

From Colmar we follow the French Wine Route. Dreamy wine villages with lots of Alsatian half-timbering and wonderful medieval village centers in the midst of extensive vineyards are the setting to relax, enjoy and simply unwind.

From Guebwiller, cycle to Bollwiller to catch the train directly or continue to Ungersheim past the Ecomusée d'Alsace, the open-air museum. From here, the bike path then leads directly to Mulhouse. Return to Colmar by train.

 

approx. 50 – 76 km + train ride
460 m
415 m

The trains to Strasbourg run almost every hour or half-hour. If you still want to ride a little bit, take the train with your bike and get off at the station Estein. You will then take the advantage of an attractive trail of 25 km until Strasbourg. You will come back to Colmar by train.

approx. 25 km
60 m
75 m
Map Colmar-Osthouse - based in one hotel

Tour character

You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. The stage 2 and 5 are a little bit hilly. Total distance: about 273 km

Prices & dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Colmar
  Season 1
09.04.2022 - 20.05.2022
01.10.2022 - 08.10.2022

Daily
Season 2
21.05.2022 - 30.09.2022

Daily
Colmar Rally 7/6 Cat A, FR-ELRCO-07A
Base price
779.-
875.-
Surcharge single room 269.- 269.-
Colmar Rally 7/6 Cat A, FR-ELRCO-07B
Base price
639.-
739.-
Surcharge single room 199.- 199.-

Category A: Best Western Grand Hôtel Bristol 4* and Hôtel à la Ferme 3*
Category B: Hôtel Beauséjour 3* and Hôtel à la Ferme 3*

Season 1
Apr 9, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Daily
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Daily
Colmar Rally 7/6 Cat A, FR-ELRCO-07A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Colmar Rally 7/6 Cat A, FR-ELRCO-07B
Base price
Surcharge single room
779.-
269.-
639.-
199.-
875.-
269.-
739.-
199.-

Category A: Best Western Grand Hôtel Bristol 4* and Hôtel à la Ferme 3*
Category B: Hôtel Beauséjour 3* and Hôtel à la Ferme 3*

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21 gears unisex bike
Elektrovelo
99.-
235.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services and information

Services

Included:    

  • Accommodation in the selected category
  • Breakfast
  • 1 train ticket Mulhouse-Colmar
  • 1 train ticket Colmar - Strasbourg - Colmar •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

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 

Optional:

  • Half-board diner  (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Train arrival is possible in the station of Colmar
  • Arrival at Strasbourg airport, shuttle to the station of Strasbourg, train between Strasbourg and Colmar, taxi to the hotel (station – Hotel Beauséjour about 15 min by foot)
  • Other airports nearby: Basel/Mulhouse about 60 km.
  • Arrival by car: free parking in the Beauséjour hotel courtyard. Grand Hôtel Bristol: 7 days in Parkingde la Gare about CHF 30.- or free parking on the street nearby the hote

 

Other important information: 

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.  
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended. 

Your hotel

Ratings

2 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
2 stars
Johanna Girsberger CH | 06.08.2018
Frankreich mit dem Velo? Wohl eher nicht mehr!
Unsere Leihräder (e-bikes) standen einfach beim Hotel für uns bereit, niemand zeigte uns, wie die zwei unterschiedlichen Räder zu bedienen waren. Zudem eher alte Modelle - nun ja, sie funktionierten noch. Das Büchlein mit den Wegbeschreibungen ist beim Radeln sehr ungeeignet. Positiv: Die zwei Velo-Karten, die wir an Ort bekamen, waren super! Auch das Hotel war gut! Auch die vorgeschlagenen Routen waren schön - ausser: Für eine Fahrt mit dem Zug/Velo nach Strassburg bzw. Mulhouse gab es nur ganz wenige Züge, in die wir hätten einsteigen können (tiefer Einstieg). Wir konnten dieses Angebot gar nicht nutzen (Billete für die Katz).

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