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5-day bike ride from Strasbourg to Colmar

Possible departure days (subject to availability) on : Sundays, Mondays, Tuedays & Wesnesdays (first day cycling)

You will discover a rich and varied landscape between vineyards, medieval towns and Romanesque churches along the Vineyard cycle route.

Reviews (27) :
4.74 / 5
Reference AL0401
  • Itinerant trip
  • 5 days
  • Moderate
  • from april to november
  • Minimum age 12 years
GPSGPS-app available
609€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • From Strasbourg to Colmar, discover in 5 days the Alsatian vineyards. The cycle route takes both scenic bike paths along the Bruche canal and small country roads with little traffic surrounded by vineyards. You start your tour in Strasbourg, a city with a rich cultural heritage with its cathedral Notre Dame, its covered bridges and its old medieval district "Petite France". Then join the Wine road cycle trail in Molsheim that leads you through many wine villages: Rosheim, Andlau Itterswiller, Châtenois, Bergheim ... On your way enjoy the view on old medieval castles including the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg, the most visited monument in Alsace. Then you ride to the hilltop villages of Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr and Hunawihr, little gems of the Alsace Valley. Finally, end your tour in the beautiful city of Colmar, capital of Alsace wines. An Alsatian glass of wine with a bretzel (local pastry) brings your stay to a close with style!

    Day 1


    Strasbourg - Molsheim

    You’ll leave the cobblestone streets of Strasbourg’s old city center to follow south of the city the channel "Canal de la Bruche". The canal was built by Vauban to transport the sandstones of the Vosges to Strasbourg for the construction of the city’s fortifications. You ride on a bike path along the shady banks and the old locks. This scenic route will take you to charming Alsatian villages with their colorful and blooming facades. Then reach to the famous Alsace Wine Route cycle path in Molsheim, a very pretty wine town, birthplace of the Bugatti automobile brand.

    Day 2


    Molsheim - Itterswiller area

    You reach the Alsace Wineroute cycle path and ride on the hillside through the Alsatian vineyards and wine villages.
    Pass Rosheim and its Roman-style church, Obernai and its belfry, Gertwiller and its Gingerbread House and later the pretty village of Barr. Take small country roads that meander through vineyards, old railway lines and segments of the former Roman road. Todays ride ends in Itterswiller, a beautiful flowery village nestled in the heart of the vineyards.

    Day 3


    Itterswiller - Ribeauvillé

    Cycle road
    You go down to the Alsacian plain and pedal along the mountainside on the cycle route through the vineyards. You will cycle along old railroad lines and sections of the old Roman road, passing through numerous wine-producing villages. Enjoy the picture-postcard landscapes of Alsace; castles and flower-filled villages await you along the way.
    Spend the night in Ribeauvillé, a medieval village set between mountains and vineyards.

    Day 4


    Ribeauvillé - Colmar

    You leave Ribeauvillé through the vineyards, stopping by Riquewihr, "the Pearl of the Alsace vineyards", or Hunawihr, one of France’s most beautiful villages. Stop off in Kaysersberg, one of Alsace’s most charming towns. Then pedal along country roads to Colmar, capital of Alsace wines.

    Day 5


    Day-trip to Eguisheim

    You leave Colmar and reach the shady banks of the Thur river. Then keep biking in the Alsatian countryside until Eguisheim, ranked among the most beautiful French villages and many times awarded for its flowers. Admire its beautiful 16th century-old houses with their bright colors and stroll through its cobbled streets. Continue through vineyards to the pretty village of Turckheim where a night watchman continues every night to make his rounds from May to October. You can pause in Ammerschwihr to enjoy a glass of Kaefferkopf, before returning to Colmar.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You stay in hotels with **/*** standards offering all the necessary comfort after a day outdoors. These family hotels welcome you warmly. Breakfast is included.

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    Category B

    You stay in hotels with *** standards selected for their style and quality. Breakfast is included.
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    Category C

    You will enjoy a higher level of service in these ***/**** hotels. Breakfast is included.
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  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • Bikes

    On your arrival day, we provide you with:
    • a touring bike adjusted to your size
    • equipped : front rack pack, saddlebag, helmet (on demand), reflective vest, repairing toolkit with patches etc.

    We also provide you with the appropriate equipment for your children : baby seat, bike trailer or trailer bike depending on their age and size.

    Electric bikes are also available for adults (+1m55).

    You can of course also bring your own bikes, in this case a reduction will be applied (see the Tarif tab)


    For this trip, bikes are equipped with 2 waterproof saddle bags with a capacity of 10 to 20L each to transport your luggage. Do not forget to put your items in a soft travel bag to be able that you can roll it up in your saddle bags.

    For more comfort, you can choose to add luggage transport in your booking:
    (see rate in "Prices")

    • We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    • Your luggage is directly delivered in your accommodation before you arrive.
    • We provide a saddlebag for the things you shall need during the day.(included in your bike rental).
    • We advise to take an extra set of clothes with you if you expect to arrive before 5p.m. at your accommodation.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy the itinerary and its points of interests.

    We can provide you with travel documents in paper format (for a supplement of €15 for printing and postage), which include:
    • a roadbook with maps that we drew at the easiest scale to follow on a bike
    • a roadbook with step-by-step description giving the direction to follow at each intersection and highlighting the points of interest

    Example of a map and of a step-by-step description

    Our GPS App

    For this trip, you can also use our smartphone app featuring GPS guidance (without extra fee).

    You will find in the app all the information given in the map and step-by-step roadbooks. You will be located on the itinerary with the GPS device of your phone. The route and directions to follow will be both viewable on the screen of your phone and announced aloud. As you ride along the itinerary, you will be given information about visits, restaurants, services and useful alerts on the way.

    -> You need to have a smartphone and download Le Velo Voyageur app on your Apple or Android store before the trip. All details concerning the downloading and the use of the application will be given after we have confirmed the booking and the balance is paid. Once the trip is downloaded, the GPS guidance can be used off-line.
  • Practical information
  • To get to departure point:

    • By plane: flight to Strasbourg
    • By train: TGV (fast trains) from Paris Gare de l'Est. The duration of the trip is between 2h20. To plan your trip, www.sncf-connect.com.


    If you drive to Strasbourg, you can park your car in a secured car park located close to the train station. The weekly rate is 55€. The location and contact details of the car park will be given in your travel documents.

    To get back to starting point:

    Regional trains take you back to your starting point if you wish. They are accessible without booking in advance and bicycles are free. You have to buy your ticket on spot (full rate 15€/adult). There are several trains per day. You will find the timetable in your travel documents.

    Meeting time:

    You pick up your bikes in the morning between 10am and 11am. We recommend you to arrive around 10am to enjoy your day fully without rushing and be able to do the visits on the way.

    If you chose luggage transport, you must arrive before 10am to drop off your luggage. Bikes pick up point and luggage drop off point are located next to the train station and will be given in your travel documents.

  • Reviews
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    27 bike travelers reviews 4.74 / 5

    5 day Colmar bike trip

    On the 2024-06-09 by THERESA
    This was an incredible trip at a great price. We saw some amazing country side with beautiful, charming towns throughout the Alsace region. The trip was well organized. The app is a must! We relied on the directions every day and every turn during out bike trip. You do have to be independent though to maneuver your way through the trip so realize this is an independent adventure. All necessary resources were provided by Le Velo tours.

    Tour d' Alsace: Strasbourg to Colmar

    On the 2024-04-30 by Isabella & Jacob
    Riding in late April, we had a fantastic 5 days riding across the beautiful countryside and vineyards and stopping in the gorgeous small villages of Alsace. The riding only took a few hours each day and was mostly flat and leisurely, so plenty of time to stop along the way for eating and exploring. The hotels were great and in convenient locations. The luggage transfers were smooth and made things super easy. Would recommend!

    Belle expérience, à renouveler

    On the 2023-07-31 by Virginie
    Séjour très agréable, bonne organisation globale, de belles découvertes tout au long de l'itinéraire ! Nous renouvellerons cette belle expérience !

    Séjour de 5 jours en Alsace.

    On the 2023-07-21 by Alexandre
    Super séjour, route magnifique entre les vignes. Très beaux hôtels 3 et 4 étoiles. Séjour recommandé ++++

    Une équipe de bretons en Alsace

    On the 2023-06-11 by Gaele
    Un super séjour en Alsace sur la Route des Vins. Une belle organisation de la logistique :suivi des bagages, hébergement. Des vélos VAE haut de gamme et un contact très agréable avec le prestataire. Très satisfaits de ce séjour, nous recommandons le Vélo Voyageur.

    mit dem Rad über die route de vin

    On the 2022-10-31 by Pedro
    eine herrliche Tour durch interessante kleine Orte mit wunderschönen Fachwerkhäusern und manchmal filmreifer Kulisse. Freundliche Menschen und sehr rücksichtsvolle Autofahrer in grösseren Orten. Auffällig und stets willkommen auf dieser Radtour waren die zahlreichen Sitzgelegenheiten unterwegs sowohl auf der Route als auch in den Orten.

    Meine Elsaß-Radreise

    On the 2022-08-21 by Siegfried
    Eine schöne Reise

    Excellent Alsatian Cycle Holiday

    On the 2021-10-10 by Eve
    From start to finish we throughly enjoyed our cycling holiday through the Alsace wine region organised by Le Velo Voyageur. Excellent company, very responsive and understanding with all the reshuffling of our plans due to Covid travel restrictions. We originally planned to go during easter however rescheduled for late September which was a much better time to go. We had no issue with bike collection or while on route. We stayed in some lovely hotels, some better equipped than others and some with better breakfasts than others however good experiences at all. The luggage transfer was very helpful and would highly recommend. The best part of the experience was the curated route though, very well planned on quiet roads, cycle lanes and canal side. The GPS was BRILLIANT. Very responsive to give us direction cues early, with an interactive map, landmarks and a secure bike mount. Best part was that it didnt drain our batter either.

    Magnifique Alsace à vélo

    On the 2021-09-05 by Patricia
    Nous sommes très satisfaits de notre parcours au milieu du vignoble alsacien en famille avec 2 ados, très bonne organisation, paysages magnifiques, vélos électriques au top pour les montées, hôtellerie de qualité, vraiment nous recommandons cette Alsace à vélo dépaysante !

    Excellent Experience

    On the 2021-08-23 by Simon
    We looked forward to a bike tour in France for a long time. After much research, cost comparison, and response to questions we went with Velo Voyageur. We are happy we did. The route was easy to follow with the app (even better when you turn the volume up to hear the instructions) and each hotel booked had a unique experience. They even booked us in for a wine tour/sampling which was a highlight of the trip. I would highly recommend if you are looking for a biking vacation.

    Très bien, comme d’habitude

    On the 2021-08-09 by gilles
    5 jours dans un cadre bien dépaysant pour nous gens du sud au milieu des vignes et du relief bien marqué des coteaux de cette campagne alsacienne.

    Que du bonheur

    On the 2021-07-31 by ISABELLE
    Tout était parfait . L organisation , les hôtels, le transport des bagages , les vélos (tip top) et le parcours . Que de bons souvenirs :)

    Famile mono-papa-rentale

    On the 2021-06-01 by Nicolas
    Au grand air, à la force des jambes, dans un cadre formidable, la famille se redécouvre autrement. Que vous connaissiez l'Alsace ou non, la route des vins est mythique. Juste ce qu'il faut de difficultés sur ce parcours pour mériter la bonne gastronomie locale. Très bonne préparation et organisation en dépit des restrictions covid.

    Excellent trip

    On the 2020-08-11 by Camilla
    We are very satisfied. Everything went very smooth, from picking up the bikes, find the route, check into the hotels and to deliver back the bikes. The Strasbourg - Colmar route was very good for this bike trip. The towns were nice and quiet and all the guide lines for the trip was very detailed. The hotels was very central and lived up to the expected standard. We will do it again in a different region.

    Alsace Wine Route

    On the 2020-08-08 by Jo Corbeau
    Beautiful villages gorgeous wines

    Alsace wine region

    On the 2019-10-17 by Andrew
    The region is spectacular and certainly made for cycling. The paths through the vineyards are amazing!especially in harvest time. The sheer number and beauty of the medieval villages that we passed through time and again was amazing and always provided staggering moments. The accomodation was great. My wife and I are over 50 however we easily managed the ride, my wife on an e-bike, as she is not accustomed to riding, until now. Whilst a great challenge given some weather impacts we would happily untake it all again tomorrow.

    Great trip - almost a 5

    On the 2019-10-01 by Ray and Karen S.
    This trip was a fabulous biking route. Gorgeous little medieval villages easily cycled between. Velo Voyageur's program was well organized and laid out. The only reason we didn't give a 5 rating was a few glitches in the directions (pages out of order), and one hotel room which was not a great selection. Also, VV had some terrific restaurant recommendations! We look forward to another VV trip.

    Great tour in Alsace

    On the 2019-05-02 by Alster
    absolutely recommendable


    On the 2018-10-10 by Amy
    very good


    On the 2018-09-26 by Didier
    Excellent séjour.

    Excellent service!

    On the 2018-08-10 by Renae
    Beautiful country biking! Loved every minute. While planning Velo was very receptive and response time was impeccable. Thank you for a successful trip.

    Superbe rando dans le vignoble alsacien

    On the 2018-07-27 by C & M
    Quatre jours de bonheur à pédaler sur des petites routes très tranquilles au milieu des vignes et à traverser des villages tous plus jolis les uns que les autres.Organisation parfaite, vélos de bonne qualité (personnellement j'avais un vélo électrique, ce que je n'ai pas regretté du tout car il faisait très chaud, et l'Alsace est très vallonnée..); Les pistes sont très bien signalées, impossible de se perdre. On aurait bien continué un ou deux jours de plus!

    A wonderful trip

    On the 2018-06-11 by Colin
    We had a wonderful trip in June 2018. It was well organised, the e-bikes were excellent (other than the lack of a computer) and the hotels were, with one exception, very good. We rode through vineyards in fresh leaf and many beautiful ancient towns. One day we cycled up into the Vosges Mountains (only big hills really) and enjoyed the forests. Couldn’t have done it without e-bikes! Highly recommended!

    Excellent Family Holiday

    On the 2018-04-20 by Mark
    This was a very enjoyable and scenic holiday and was our first hotel to hotel self guided cycling holiday for our family (2 kids aged 11 and 13). The terrain is flat to slightly rolling with a few manageable hills along the way. All communication leading up to our departure was clear and comprehensive. The maps and directions very detailed and the recommended restaurants and places were excellent. Each day there was plenty of time to stop and see the sights and still arrive at the hotel in plenty of time. My only recommendation would be to stay in either Kintzeim or Châtenois rather than Sélestat. While Sélestat is very nice, my preference are the smaller villages/towns rather than navigating into a larger centre like Sélestat. The hotels were all very clean and comfortable.

    Belle expérience

    On the 2017-07-10 by Jacques
    Une première expérience avec vélo voyageur très agréable. Matériel en bon état, hébergements sympas, et circuit bien adapté et bien explicité dans le carnet de route


    On the 2016-06-04 by Jeffrey
    Very immpressed with Velo Voyager, this was our first European cycling trip, as we were booking trip from Australia, we weren't sure how it would turn out. Everything worked as planned by Velo Voyager, bikes were excellent, route notes and maps were easy to follow. Baggage transport between accomodation worked perfectly. Accomodation was to a very good standard. The Alsace was a great area to cycle in and the planned days cycling allowed for plenty of sightseeing.

    Pierre le p'tit Suisse

    On the 2016-05-11 by Pierre le p'tit Suisse
    Contacts agréables, renseignements précis, itinéraires bien choisis, logements de qualité, tout est bien préparé. C'est une solution de confort pour découvrir et voyager à vélo.
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