Alsace cycling holiday in Northern France
Description of Alsace cycling holiday in Northern France
Take to two wheels for a week on this Alsace cycling holiday in Northern France. Alsace is a fantastic cycling region, with more than 4,000km of trails, bike paths and lanes. These routes suit all ages and abilities and run through beautiful scenery, making cycling the best way to explore this part of France.
Sitting on the border with Germany, Alsace has both French and German characteristics, and blends them all together to create an utterly unique region, with its own Alsatian language. This self-guided tailor made cycling tour celebrates Alsace’s culture, architecture and spirit, following trails along canals and waterways, to pretty villages and thriving towns. You’ll follow the wine route, too, seeing miles of vineyards stretching into the distance. After a day in the saddle, tuck into a glass of Riesling and some local food such as tarte flambée or choucroute, the Alsatian version of German sauerkraut.
PlanetTravelling by bike, you are no longer an observer — you are an active participant in the local environment and culture.
Travelling on small and quiet roads, this tour will allow you to experience part of the rural countryside and ride through famous and not-so-famous small and authentic villages that all so well illustrate the multi-faceted Alsatian character.
During this trip you may get the best out of fine local produce – tasting Riesling’s exceptional wines and directly buying authentic Alsatian food to local producers like flammekueche, choucroute, pain d'epices (gingerbread), and more.
We recommend travel by train, a much more eco-friendly solution. To travel within Europe, we recommend taking trains over renting cars using or air transports. Trains are more energy-efficient and will minimize the CO2 emission per capita.
In cities, we recommend clients to use public transportation, or to walk or bike. City bike rentals are more and more widely available in big and medium-sized cities across Europe they are the best way to get around congested cities.
PeopleWe are based in France. This is where we live and work. Our office is located in the French Alps, just a stone's throw from the Swiss border, and we ride the very same roads we recommend to you for your cycling vacations. As firm believers of sustainable development, we have established a friendly network of professionals comprised mainly of local tour guides, small operators, and family-run agencies. Most of our people have created their own jobs/enterprises in order to live their passion for the region and cultural heritage. All have extensive travel experience and have lived in various places before falling in love with the area they now call home.
We promise to support local and family run hotels and restaurants. Forget the non-descript and indistinguishable big chain hotels; we use genuine places with local charm. We relying on local guides and family-owned hotels, and we hope to ensure a warm, personalized welcome. We expect these properties to be run by people who have a passion for the Provence region, culture, gastronomy, and historical heritage. We use genuine places with local charm, blending harmoniously into the environment. Our hotels offer guests a pleasant, proper environment. Some of them have as few as two rooms, while others are small personal hotels.
Travelling with us guarantees that you will be taken care of by caring professionals who chose to build their lives here. Forget the non-descript and indistinguishable big chain hotels — we use genuine places with local charm! All the properties we use are run by people who have a passion for their region and its cultural, gastronomic, and historical heritage.
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Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and bonhomie