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Family cycle tour in Alsace

Discover Alsace otherwise ... with your family by bike
  • Duration 8 days
  • Activity Biking
  • Holiday among adults, with family
  • Theme countryside, wineries
720€

Information : Family cycle tour in Alsace

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  • Roadbooks French

Presentation

Along cycle tracks and little roads carefully chosen for families, this great holiday takes you through the broad cereal fields and vineyards of Southern Alsace.
From Colmar to Mulhouse you pass through several enchanting villages strewn with half-timbered houses. And the storks that are the very symbol of Alsace will watch over you throughout your voyage!
When you get to the Ecomuseum of Alsace you take a leap back in time to discover ancient crafts and trades, to the fascination of adults and children alike.
And after all your efforts, what better than to sit round a table in a family-friendly lodging, enjoying delicious local dishes and talking over an eventful day?

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  • cycling through typical Alsatian villages and their vineyards
  • lovely viewpoints all along the waycycling itineraries specially
  • adapted to the needs of family groups
  • lots of visits possible (Ecomusée d'Alsace, wine cellars...)
  • 2 nights to explore the unique town of Colmar

Program : Family cycle tour in Alsace

  • D1 Arrival in Colmar

    Arrival at your hotel in late afternoon.
    Colmar, in the heart of Alsace, is where your holiday begins. Go and enjoy sightseeing its unique architecture, the famous "Little Venice" , a(nother) statue of Liberty and of course the wonderful Cathedral.

    Tonight you eat out in one of the many typical Colmar restaurants.

    Night and breakfast in 3 star hotel.

  • D2 Ride in the vicinity of Colmar

    24km stage. 207m total uphill. Around 3hrs.
    Gentle cycle ride through vineyards and by winecellars during which you discover the 7 grape varieties of the region: Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat,Pinot, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir. Of course you should taste the wines in moderation, but you can drink in their secrets without counting!!

    You cycle through typical villages such as Turckheim, Niedermorschwihr, Katzenthal and Ammerschwihr before you get back the inimitable ambiance of Colmar.

    You eat out in one of the many typical Colmar restaurants.
    Night and breakfast in 3 star hotel. r

  • D3 Ride from Colmar to Gueberschwihr

    Stage16.5 km. Total uphill165 m. About 2hrs30.
    Fairly easy ride today, through the vineyards towards Eguisheim and Gueberschwihr, among the loveliest villages of Alsace, not forgetting a short pause to taste a Goldert grand cru (great vintage) en route!

    Half board in 3 star hôtel.

  • D4 Ride from Gueberschwihr to Issenheim

    20.8 km ride with total uphill of 155 m. Around 3hrs.
    You cycle along the legendary Route des Vins d’Alsace, taking the time to look in at some of the many wine cellars and 'Musée du Vin' (exhibitions about winemaking and the lives of the 'vignerons'), the latter often suggesting enjoyable activities for all the family.

    Progressively, you approach Guebwiller, which at the beginning of the 19th century was an important industrial centre with spinning, weaving, washing and fabric-printing factories that owed their existence to the presence of plentiful clear water from the nearby river Lauch.

    Half board in 3 star hotel.

  • D5 From Issenheim to Ungersheim

    Stage of 25.9km, total uphill 125 m. Around 3hrs30.
    This little stage takes you down from the vineyards in the hills to the great cereal plains of Alsace.
    We suggest you have a break in Wuenheim to see the Cave du Vieil Armand (complete with Museum). What they create from pressed grapes may turn your head, so enjoy in moderation! Notice one of the last pitheads of the Alsatian Potash Mines.
    The day comes to a close at the "Ecomusée d'Alsace" - a delightful reconstruction of a typical old village that highlights the know-how and traditional trades of the region.

    Night in one of the Alsatian houses situated in the Museum, plus traditional evening meal.

  • D6 Visit to the Ecomusée d'Alsace in Ungersheim

    The bicycles have a breather today! You however take a great leap into the past at the Ecomusée d'Alsace. In a virtually total immersion experience, you'll learn all about craftspeople's know-how, the costumes and buildings of old, and the life and atmosphere of way-back-when... Throughout the day, grown-ups and kids have fun wandering about the 15 hectares of the park. From the school teacher to the potter, children will love taking part in the many workshops run for them by a band of enthusiastic volunteers!

    Traditional dinner then night in an Alsatian house in the Museum itself.

  • D7 From Ungersheim (the Ecomuseum) to Mulhouse

    29 Km with total uphill 71m. Around 3hrs.
    On your way towards Mulhouse, take the time to contemplate the beauty of the scenery, along the cycle tracks leading you over the fields.
    Once in Mulhouse, you get to know this city of Art and History a little better. Sometimes called the 'French Manchester' because of its heavily industrial past, you may well be surprised at its equally creative spirit and a diversity of Museums and exhibitions - just like Manchester today, in fact!

    You eat out this evening in one of the many typical eating places, then have bed and breakfast in a 2 star hotel.

  • D8 Departure from Mulhouse

    In the morning, you and your bikes get the train back to Colmar to pick up your own car.
    The end of a lovely voyage along the roads of Alsace.

Tariffs high season

From July to August, departure everyday

In family room

Adult : 760 €
Junior (12-17) : 645 €
Child (2-11) : 495 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

In double room

Adult : 1000 €
Junior (12 - 17) :  900 €
Child (2 - 11) : 600 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

In single room

1200 €

Solo traveller

1065 €

Tariffs low season

From April to June and from september to october, departure everyday

In family room

Adult : 720 €
Junior (12-17) : 610 €
Child (2-11) : 470 €
Baby (0-1) : 70 €

In double room

Adult :  900 €
Junior (12 - 17) : 800 €
Child (2 - 11) : 600 €
Baby (0 - 1) : 70 €

In single room

1200 €

Solo traveller

1025 €

What's included?

  • 3 nights with breakfast in 3- and
  • 2-star hotels2 nights half-board in 3 star hotel
  • 2 nights half-board in the Ecomusée d'Alsace
  • entry to the Ecomuseum of Alsace
  • Return transfer from Mulhouse to Colmar
  • Baggage transfers
  • Roadbook and waymarked maps provided
  • Technical and logistical assistance

Optional and extras

  • Bike rental from :
    • Bike rental for adult or junior : 100 €
    • Mountain bike for child : 60 €
    • Trailer bike or bike cart for child : 60 €
    • Child seat : 10 €
    • Electric power bike for adult or junior: 180 €
  • Parking for your vehicle throughout the holiday
  • Additional fee of €50 if you hand in your cycles in Mulhouse

What's not included ?

  • Parking for your vehicle throughout the holiday : to pay directly
  • Beverage and extra
  • Return transfer from Home to the first accomodation
  • Facultative cancellation and rapatriation insurance

Characteristics of circuits

  • Self-guided cycling holiday.
  • Daily stages between 15km and 31.5km, 3hrs to 5hrs at your own pace.
  • Total uphill daily between 71metres and 257 m.
  • Altitude of trip: between 190m and 330m.
  • Road types: cycle tracks, farm tracks (vineyards and cereal crops), quiet narrow country roads.
  • Recommended cycles: country bikes (broader tyres than strictly road bikes).

Organisation

These outings are much more about relaxed exploration than athletic performance. We take your luggage from lodging to lodging and a roadbook guides you all along the way. We also provide logistical and technical assistance.

Accommodation has been chosen for its atmosphere, warm welcome, situation and environment.

Access

By car

Highway A35, exit 25 Colmar - Freiburg

By air

Strasbourg-Entzheim International Airport

By train

Gare TGV Strasbourg (railway station) : links with Stuttgart, Zurich, Paris, Lille, Munich, Nantes, Rennes, Avignon, Bordeaux...

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