Since we absolutely love 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 to re-do this trip all over again. The Alsace region should be visited late Summer or early Fall at the time when the flowers are in full bloom. It is breathtaking to see all the window boxes filled with vibrant flowers as you cycle through these quaint Alsace villages.
For the Alsace cycling portion of the trip, we booked our self guided bike tour with a company called, Discover France They arranged the lodging for us, as well as the bikes, bags, luggage transport, GPS, area description, route planning, suggested highlights to visit and an emergency hotline. Based on our requested “difficulty level”, they provided us with a recommended bike route that best suited our fitness. For this bike tour we choose a level this company has named “Hobby”. They define this level as “Weekend riders. People with some cycling experience, rolling countryside and possible short climbs.” It is approx. 30-50 kms a day of cycling and can take up to 3-5 hours. However the time it took each day was up to us as we were cycling by yourselves so no one was rushing us. You determine your pace. We are only weekend bikers per say and we had no major problems to complete this route. Here is route we took: