Cycling in Grand Est – Alsace region of France

The vineyards of the Alsace region of France is best seen by bicycle

Alsace is arguably the most under-appreciated region of France. As a place that has changed hands five times between France and Germany since the 19th century, it is now a cultural crossroads where French finesse meets German gusto. Experience the Alsace by bike and you’ll weave in and out of borderlands and cultures that are worlds unto themselves.

Tucked between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River the region enjoys a perfect balance between architecture, nature, and gastronomy. You can’t ask for a better combination to tour by bicycle. Although officially located in France, the Alsatians have a distinct identity and refuse to be grouped with neither the French from the “interior” nor the Germans across the river. Because of its history and location Alsace has become a European capital with over 75 international institutions seated in its capital city, Strasbourg, including the European Parliament.

European tourists discovered this gem of a region long ago, yet the area remains surprisingly unknown to many Americans. Those who enjoy delicious late harvest wines might know Alsace through its renowned grapes like Riesling and Gewürztraminer, but have probably never paired these wines with traditional Alsatian foods like Sauerkraut, Flammekueche (thin crust of dough baked in a very hot oven, typically topped with crème fraiche, onions and bacon), Munster cheese, and Baeckeoffe.

On a bicycle ride through Alsace you’ll discover villages composed of traditional 15th and 16th century half-timbered homes decorated with ornate wooden rails and balconies filled with vibrant flowers. Of course these villages wouldn’t be complete without their beautiful castles and churches that have survived five centuries of war between France and Germany. For those of you who go touring by bicycle for the natural beauty, you will take in more than an eyeful of stunning scenery.

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Cycling Champagne and Burgundy!

Cycling Champagne and Burgundy

Experience France’s legendary landscapes as you cycle a route steeped in history, and wine!
8 days
From USD$4995
Classic Level 2.5
  • Jun 10, 2024 – Jun 17, 2024

  • Sep 16, 2024 – Sep 23, 2024

Enjoy pedaling through small villages on this guided bike tour in Burgundy

Cycling Champagne, Burgundy Plus! the Côte d’Or

Bicycling Champagne, Burgundy, and the Cote d’Or vineyards. Yes, you have died and gone to wine and bicycling heaven.
11 days
From USD$6245
Classic Level 2.5
  • Jun 10, 2024 – Jun 20, 2024

  • Sep 16, 2024 – Sep 26, 2024

Alsace to the Black Forest on bike

Grand Bicycling Tour of Alsace and the Black Forest

Cross borders and sample a colorful combination of cultures as you cycle through France, Germany, and Switzerland. This unique corner of the world is home to stunning landscapes from thick, pine forests to crystal clear lakes nestled under the Alps.
14 days
From USD$6795
Classic Level 3.0
  • Jun 23, 2024 – Jul 06, 2024

  • Jul 28, 2024 – Aug 10, 2024

  • Sep 08, 2024 – Sep 21, 2024

Bicycling Vineyards of Alsace

Bicycling the Vineyards of Alsace

Bicycle past French vineyards and through lovely villages of Alsace. Enjoy a wonderful combination of French and German food perfect for cyclist. Just for the fun of it ride from France to Germany!
8 days
From USD$4795
Classic Level 3.0
  • Jun 23, 2024 – Jun 30, 2024

  • Jul 28, 2024 – Aug 04, 2024

  • Sep 08, 2024 – Sep 15, 2024

Bicycling the Black Forest to Lake Constance

Bicycling the Black Forest to Lake Constance

Stunning cycling through the Black Forest, crystal clear lakes and charming towns preserved from WWII as you crisscross the border between Germany and Switzerland.
8 days
From USD$4695
Classic Level 3.0
  • Jun 29, 2024 – Jul 06, 2024

  • Aug 03, 2024 – Aug 10, 2024

  • Sep 14, 2024 – Sep 21, 2024