Discover Alsace by bike
The variety of its landscapes and its relief, Alsace is a destination that can accommodate cyclists of all levels. Our tours in Alsace on foot and by bike are however quite easy. They will take you on cycle routes with little traffic. Alsace is a source of surprise and change of scenery for truly exceptional moments! With many villages classified among the most beautiful villages in France, such as Riquewirh, Kaysersberg or even Ribeauvillé, you will be amazed.
We could not talk about Alsace without talking about Alsatian gastronomy whose spearheads are beer and sauerkraut. Alsatian restaurants, the Winstubs, will also allow you to taste hearty tarts flambées. But also Baeckeoffe, a traditional dish made from vegetables, potatoes, and meats that have been simmered for a long time. The Alsatian terroir is also its famous vineyards: Sylvaner, Riesling or Gewurztraminer. So many names and flavors that will delight your taste buds. Alsatian architecture will also make you travel with its half-timbered houses typical of the region. The picturesque atmosphere of the villages is increased tenfold at the end of the year during the Christmas markets which attract many curious people.
A perfect region for cycling
Roads and cycle paths in Alsace Alsace is crossed by 3 EuroVelo routes which make it a must for many bicycle travelers crossing Europe. Nearly 2,500 km of cycle routes and greenways are available to cyclists of all levels along major routes or on thematic circuits specific to the region. The tracks along the Rhine offer flat routes accessible to all. While the small hilly roads of the Alsatian vineyard will delight the more athletic.
The climate in Alsace is marked by very cold winters and a very large annual amplitude. Summers can experience temperatures exceeding 30 ° C. It is good to travel in Alsace from April to October with the months of May and July a little more rainy.
Unmissable sites in Alsace
Lovers of heritage, nature or culture will find satisfaction during their cycling trip thanks to these unmissable places in Alsace. Strasbourg and its typical quarters crossed by canals, its Renaissance masterpiece cathedral. But also Place Kléber and its facades with multiple influences and the European Parliament.
Colmar, city of culture and history with many museums and historical monuments. Its typical neighborhoods including “Little Venice” and its houses overlooking the Lauch to discover during a boat trip.
The Alsace Wine Route will take wine and food lovers through the wine-growing Piedmont and its many medieval castles which overlook the Alsace plain. The Saint-Louis Arzviller – Lutzelbourg inclined plane, a surprising boat lift and one of the most visited river sites in France.
Kaysersberg, a charming village so typically Alsatian with its flowery streets and half-timbered houses.
Mulhouse whose museums will delight lovers of science and technology. The Vosges regional natural park, its castles and natural spaces suitable for hiking. And also Mont Sainte-Odile, a high place of pilgrimage, overlooked by an abbey, and its “pagan wall”. This wall resulting from the remains of an ancient wall, archaeological enigma and many more.