Beautiful roads around softly rolling hills, forested mountains, picturesque villages full of half-timbered houses and countless vineyards – that’s what you can expect on this tour. Every riding day is different, but we’ll always return to the same base hotel. No packing and unpacking every day.
The Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg sits in a strategic location, high up on a cliff above the Upper Rhine Valley. This is the region’s most famous castle and of course we are going to visit it.
One important French word you will learn on this tour is “Col”, meaning mountain pass. There are many great “cols” on our itinerary and also the famous Route des Crêtes, a panoramic road that features stunning scenery. One of our riding routes will lead us across the border to Germany, into the world-famous Black Forest. More beautiful scenery, great riding and lovingly restored old towns are to be found here. Amazing!
|Duration:||7 days vacation, 5 riding days|
Total distance: 742 km, 461 miles
Daily distances: 80-190 km, 50-118 miles
|Accommodations:||A comfortable middle-class hotel.|
|Highlights:||Alsace, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Mountain passes of the Vosges region, Black Forest, Staufen, Ribeauvillé, Colmar, Route des Crêtes, Ballon d‘Alsace, Schauinsland, Strasbourg|
|Minimum number of participants:||6|
|Day 1:||Arrival in Ribeauvillé|
|Day 2:||Ribeauvillé "History from Haut-Kœnigsbourg to Colmar"|
|Day 3:||Ribeauvillé "Looking for Cuckoos in the Black Forest"|
|Day 4:||Ribeauvillé "The marvellous Route des Crêtes"|
|Day 5:||Ribeauvillé "Big city life in Strasbourg"|
|Day 6:||Ribeauvillé "Hunting for Cols (mountain passes)"|
|Day 7:||Departure from Ribeauvillé|
The daily riding kilometres are approximate distances and may vary. The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days; there is no riding on these days. Bear in mind the time difference between your country of origin and your travel destination. Arrival time should be arranged before 3 pm on the arrival day. Please book your flights accordingly. Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.
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