Basel - Straßburg

Rhine cycle path II

Three countries, three cultures and a wonderful Mediterranean climate await you in the Rhine valley between the Alps, Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains. Comfortable routes take you to wonderful destinations, which alone make the trip worthwhile. The picturesque city of Basel is the starting point for your tour. The Rhine passes through beautiful natural landscapes, the impressive mountain ranges of the Black Forest, always firmly in view of the Baden wine route to arrive to Müllheim. On the other side of the Rhine, Colmar is waiting, the capital of Alsace wines. Through picturesque and typically French countryside, the River Lauch and the many canals flow round the old town with its cathedral, tanners' quarter and the former fishermen's' quarter of Little Venice. At the foot of the Vosges Mountains, you cycle along the French wine route, through dreamy villages with many Alsatian timber-frame houses and almost perfectly preserved mediaeval town centers.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Take some time to explore the colourful variety in the lively city Basel!

On the Rhine it is ideal to cycle. Your daily objective is the Markgräfler country.

After the visit of the villa Urbana and the Maltese’s Castle in Heitersheim you will cycle to Bad Krozingen and his Mineral Thermal springs, before you arrived to Freiburg in the Black Forest.

The 13th century Breisach Cathedral towers imposingly over the bank of the Rhine. You cross the Rhine to Neuf-Brisach in Alsace, a 17th century, octagonal fortified town. The day ends wonderfully in the beautiful town of Colmar, one of the most delightful cities on the French wine route.

The villages Eguisheim, Turckheim, Kaysersberg und Riquewihr belong tot he most impressing and famous cities on the French wine route. On easily hilly roads you cycle through the romantic vineyards.

Along the wine road you will discover the villages of Barr, Andlau and its abbey, Bergheim, Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr. Make a break and taste the local wine!

From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg.

Tour character

You will ride mainly on cycle paths, on minor agricultural tarred roads or on little secondary roads without much traffic. Three stages are a little bit hilly.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 6, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
daily
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
daily
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
daily
Rhine cycle Path II, 8 days, cat. A, FR-ELRBS-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Rhine cycle Path II, 8 days, cat. B, FR-ELRBS-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board 7x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
768,00
315,00
175,00
698,00
250,00
160,00
808,00
315,00
175,00
738,00
250,00
160,00
838,00
315,00
175,00
768,00
250,00
160,00
Season 1
Apr 6, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Freiburg A Komfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Straßburg A Komfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Freiburg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Straßburg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
80,00
135,00
65,00
105,00
80,00
135,00
65,00
105,00
80,00
135,00
65,00
105,00
80,00
135,00
65,00
105,00
80,00
135,00
65,00
105,00
80,00
135,00
65,00
105,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear unisex
Rental bike 7-gear unisex
Electric bike
75,00
75,00
180,00

Services and infos

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Detailed travel information
  • Own signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • By train: Train station Basel
  • By plane: Airport Basel/Mulhouse, bus or taxi to the hotel
  • Protected and roofed parking lots at your hotel for approx. CHF 130 per week