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Alsace Discovery cycle

Alsace Discovery cycle

Alsace Discovery cycle Overview

This holiday provides a winning combination of cycling and walking as you pedal alongside vineyards between impossibly pretty villages, and enjoy the wooded walking trails of the Vosges foothills.

  • self-guided, hotel-to-hotel walking and cycling with your luggage transported
  • exquisite, flower-festooned villages
  • quiet lanes amid rolling vineyards, and woodland walking trails
  • fine gastronomy and world-class wines

This corner of eastern France, between the Vosges Mountains and the River Rhine, is known for its sunny climate, pretty villages, fine wines and excellent cuisine. The scenery is varied from rolling hills covered with vineyards beyond to higher, forested slopes beyond, which perfectly suits this combination of easy cycling and moderate walking. The valleys are dotted with small villages linked with quiet country lanes, ideal for cycling, especially the route des vins which leads you from one charming settlement to another, where half-timbered houses sport colourful displays of geraniums, while remarkable storks’ nests sit precariously on chimney pots. The beauty of this ‘wheels and wanderings’ holiday is that you also get to enjoy a number of moderately strenuous walks exploring the foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Here, excellent viewpoints and crumbling castle ruins provide a remarkable contrast to the rolling vineyards, so that the overall experience is tremendously varied and a delightful way to explore this fabulous region.
Inntravel website: cycling holiday, Alsace, France