Colmar - based in one hotel
Where the clocks are ticking very quiet.
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- self guided
Arrival in Colmar
Arrival to Colmar, check-in at the hotel and free tour of the town.
You leave Colmar heading north through Houssen and ride to Ribeauvillé, before returning to Colmar through the beautiful wine villages of Riquewihr, Turckheim and Eguisheim.
You ride along the cycle path of the canals to Marckolsheim on the Rhine. From here you carry on to Sélestat via the villages of the Ried. The ride back to Colmar takes you through the beautiful vine covered countryside to the foot of the Haut-Kœnigsbourg. You can also travel directly from Colmar to Sélestat on the train, taking the simple direct connection (-37 km)
After the stages through the vineyards, today is quite a comfortable ride along the Rhine Valley. In Neuf-Brisach, you ride through the octagonal Baroque fortification, which was built in around 1700 by Vauban, the master builder to Ludwig XIV. After passing the Rhine bridges, you come to Breisgau. At Marckolsheim, where you can visit a bunker from the Maginot Line, you ride back into France. You then follow the canal cycle path back to Colmar.
Along nice bike paths to Ottmarsheim. Here you can visit Neuf-Brisach with its Romanic church from the 11th century. Along the Rhine canal to the centre of Mulhouse. Return journey by train to Colmar.
Strasbourgapprox. 25 km
From the hotel you ride to Colmar Station; the train to Strasbourg runs every half hour. You leave the train in Erstein, around 25 km before Strasbourg, and ride along the Rhone-Rhine Canal into the heart of the European capital. Tour of the city. Return by train from Strasbourg to Colmar.
Flat to the river Rhine in Breisach, a little bit hilly along the French wine street. Most of the time you cycle on bike paths, sometimes on side streets with less traffic.
Hotels: BEST WESTERN Grand Hotel Bristol 4**** or Hôtel Beauséjour 3*** in Colmar
- Accommodation in your selected hotel
- Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Welcome briefing
- Best elaborated route
- Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Train journey Mulhouse – Colmar incl. bike (only variation 7/6)
- Train journey Colmar – Strasbourg – Colmar incl. bike
- GPS-data is available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Colmar train station
- Strasbourg airport or Basel/Mulhouse airport then with the train or cap to the hotel
- Free car park at Hôtel Beau Séjour, public car park close to Grand Hôtel Bristol for approx. € 25,-/week
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!