Since we both enjoy fine wine and great food, we decided to book a self-guided bike tour of the Alsace & Burgundy wine regions for our 35th wedding anniversary. Wow, what an amazing trip this turned out to be. We would love someday to re-do this entire trip all over again. The Alsace region should be visited late Summer or early Fall when all the flowers are in full bloom. It is breathtaking to see every single window box filled with beautiful flowers as you cycle through these quaint Alsace villages.
For the Alsace cycling portion of this trip, we booked our self-guided bike tour with a company called, Discover France They arranged for us our accommodations, bikes, bags, luggage transport, GPS, and a detailed description of the route. Based on our requested “difficulty level” they provided us with a recommended bike route that best suited our fitness level. For this bike tour, we choose a level this company has named “Hobby“. They define it as “Weekend riders, people with some cycling experience, rolling countryside and possible short climbs.” It was approx. 30-50 km of cycling each day and took us between 3-5 hours to get to each destination. The time it took us each day was really up to us as we were cycling by ourselves so no one was rushing us along. We determined our own pace. At home, we would describe ourselves as “weekend bikers” so we had no major problem fitness-wise in completing this entire route. Here is a map below of the route we followed.