Arrival in Colmar
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.
Colmar – Munster
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.
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.
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.
On an asphalt cycle path along the Canal du Rhône au Rhin, you will cycle northward to Strasbourg. The cycle path ends at the 17th century Barrage Vauban. From its panoramic terrace, you have an amazing view of the old city, which you can explore via bicycle or on foot. Strasbourg owns one of France’s unique networks of cycle paths. The picturesque neighborhood “La petite France” and the magnificent Gothic cathedral are only some of the many great treasures you will come across in Strasbourg. Single-handedly you can shorten the route and take the train (optional, bikes are allowed for free).
Departure or extension
You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Two stages are a little bit hilly.
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03.04.2021 - 21.05.2021
04.09.2021 - 09.10.2021
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22.05.2021 - 03.09.2021
|Colmar Rally 7/6 Cat A, FR-ELRCO-07A|
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|Surcharge single room||299.-||299.-|
|Colmar Rally 7/6 Cat A, FR-ELRCO-07B|
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|Surcharge single room||205.-||205.-|
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***
- 6 overnight stay in chosen category, breakfast included
- Perfectly ellaborated route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (GER, EN, FR with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Own signposting
- Train tickets: Mulhouse – Colmar, Colmar – Strassburg – Colmar
- GPS data is available
- Service hotline
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Half-board diner (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Colmar train station
- Strasbourg or Mulhouse/Basel airport
- Parking garage directly at the hotel, approx. CHF 30.- per week, no reservation possible, payable on spot