DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
This roundtrip takes you west to the foot of the Vosges Mountains. Here the famous vineyards start. The small but picturesque old city of Obernai is worth exploring! As is the wine-village of Barr! On the return you have the choice to visit other beautiful wine villages on the wine route, such as Mittelbergheim, Andlau, Itterswiller and Nothalten, or to shorten your itinerary to the flowered village of Stotzheim. From the many rural villages along the way, the larger city of Benfeld will be an impressive change.
This route takes you east through marshlands to the creator of this beautiful flat landscape: the Rhine. Via a large lock complex you will cycle on its other side in Germany. Through landscapes similar to the “Grand Ried”, you can make a roundtrip to the old town of Lahr. Lahr lies at the foot of the wine-hills that form the start of the mountains of the Black Forest. Over the Rhine dike, you will cycle along the marsh-forests to where you can cross with the ferry to the French border town of Rhinau. From there, it will not be far from the hotel anymore.
Moderate rated tour as there are gentle hill every day, a bit steeper on Day 3. On Day 3 you also have a shorter route option. You cycle on dedicated cycle paths and some quiet country roads. Suitable for novice and experienced cyclists alike.
AIRPORT / TRANSFERS
The nearest airport is Strasbourg. There is an easy shuttle bus/tram connection to the city centre ($15.00), then onwards by train to Colmar. Colmar has excellent train connections from the following airports: Basel and Paris.
The Hôtel à la Ferme and the restaurant “à l’Aigle d’Or” are situated in Osthouse, a village in the heart of the Ried half way between Strasbourg and Sélestat. This popular tourist stopover is a favourite among gourmets and is not to be missed.
The hotel will delight you by its location, overlooked by the château, its warm welcome and its sophisticated service.
The Alsatian residence and the outbuildings of this old 18th century farm have been transformed into a hotel of outstanding charm combining tradition with modernity..
Facing the attractive Colmar Train Station, this fine hotel with its flowery facade, an elegant building dating back to 1920: the Grand Hotel Bristol. A charming 4 star hotel designed to meet the expectations of demanding customers without denying the Alsatian traditions. 91 renovated and comfortable rooms offer upscale features: a work area equipped with free internet access (WiFi), cable TV and air-conditioning. Lovely wellness area with sauna, steam room and fitness.
SCHEDULE & PRICE
2018 Seasons: Arrival daily from April through September
|Price per person, season 1||
|Season 2 surcharge||$40|
|Half-board option (7 evening dinners)||$400|
This tour includes:
4 night tours also available. Contact us for details / prices.
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment