Basel to Strasbourg Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £669 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Ride along the Rhine Cycle Path
• Great scenery and food
• Explore the famous vineyards of the Alsace region
• Combine French and German influences on this cycling holiday
Cycle Route: The longest cycle routes in France!
You cycle mostly on bike paths in slightly hilly terrain in Alsace, in parts with more ambitious sections. Most of the time you cycle on bike paths, sometimes on side streets with less traffic.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day: Arrival to Basel
Take some time to explore the colourful variety in the lively city Basel!
2nd day: Basel – Müllheim approx. 42 km
On the Rhine it is ideal to cycle. Your daily objective is the Markgräfler country.
3rd day: Müllheim – Freiburg approx. 34 km
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.
4th day: Freiburg – Colmar approx. 55 km
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.
5th day: Colmar – Riquewihr/surrounding approx. 39 km
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.
6th day: Riquewihr/surrounding – Obernai/surrounding approx. 49 km
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!
7th day: Obernai/surrounding – Strasbourg approx. 37 km
From there, along the cycle track on the banks of the Bruche canal, you will reach the capital of Europe: Strasbourg.
8th day: Departure or extensional stay
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.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Basel to Strasbourg tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- Overnight stays in the listed category
– Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
– If half board is booked: 7× 3-course-dinner (supplement payable)
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Excellently planned routes
– Detailed travel information
– Own signposting
– GPS-tracks available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!
Basel to Strasbourg, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.
2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Daily from 06.04.2019 to 05.10.2019
Season 1: 06.04 – 26.04.2019 | 28.09. – 05.10.2019
Season 2: 27.04 – 24.05.2019 | 31.08 – 27.09.2019
Season 3: 25.05 – 30.08.2019
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £829 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £869 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £899 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £299
Half Board Upgrade: £169
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £759 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £799 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £829 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £239
Half Board Upgrade: £159
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: 1 × 4**** hotel, 4 × 3***-hotel, 2 × 2**-hotel (French classification)
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: £669
Single Supplement: £259