Alsace by Bike
One of the most picturesque regions of France, Alsace is also one of the most cycle-friendly. Designated bike paths and quiet country backroads provide a perfect passage along the Rhine, passing Hansel and Gretel style houses overlooked by imposing medieval castles. There is plenty of opportunity to explore the cobblestone streets of quaint villages and marvel at the impressive Romanesque and Baroque churches. Gastronomic delights are plentiful in this corner of France and you can sample some of the Alsace's finest produce as you travel through undulating farmland, orchards and vineyards. The unusual and stunning 'balloons' or round topped hills provide beautiful vistas of the Alsatian region. This itinerary soaks up the relaxed and jovial atmosphere of what can only be described as a wine-lovers' wonderland.
|DAY 1||Arrive Strasbourg|
|DAY 2||Cycle along the canal de la Bruche to Obernai (37km / 23mi)|
|DAY 3||Cycle to Riquewihr (50km / 31mi)|
|DAY 4||To Colmar (38km / 23.5mi)|
|DAY 5||Through forests and small villages to Ottmarsheim (50km / 31mi)|
|DAY 6||Cycle to Mulhouse (18km / 11mi)|
|DAY 7||Continue along the Rhone-Rhine canal to Basel (53km / 33mi)|
|DAY 8||Trip concludes|
A wonderful trip through picturesque villages and vineyards with surprises over every hill.A cycle friendly route with willing help from the locals when necessary.This is one trip everyone should try.