White Wine Roads

White Wine Roads – 2 weeks

Alsace (France with a bit of Germany) and Switzerland

On this page, you will find...

The French side of the Rhine, an undiscovered facet of one of Europe’s greatest river valleys.  And on whose banks grow what must surely be the greatest concentration of white wine vineyards in the world.  Vines bear riesling, sylvaner, chasselas, muscat, gewurtztraminer, pinot gris, pinot blanc... there just aren’t that many other white grapes that matter!  Heck, these people even make white wine out of pinot noir.

And then on to French-speaking Switzerland, home to some of the most intensively farmed vineyards in the world!  The unique Chasselas, perhaps the most

And you will cycle past them all, on one of our most bike-friendly routes:  often on dedicated cycle routes, or along canal tow paths, with nary an auto in sight.

Indeed, grapes are far from the only interest of this ride, one of Blue Marble’s most scenic.  Half-timbered Alsatian villages with storks nesting in their chimneys, the hillside vineyards of Irancy, Chablis, Cravant, velvet hills and spruce forests of the Vosges... all line your route.


Picnic


Strasbourg, Colmar, Auxerre and Dijon are the towns through which we pass:  some of Europe’s most interesting and beautiful, but for oh, such different reasons! Your senses will be stimulated in every dimension.  And that’s before you get on the bike....

 

 

 



Our Cycle Trips

Overview Map
of the places we stage trips


Departure Calendar
of our scheduled trips


Trips by Length / Title


 
 
 
 
 
or...
Short Trips from Paris
 

What's Included
...
...in the Trip Cost


Additional Services...
...which you can add to your trip.


Other Trips We Offer

 



 
Thumbnail view of the trip’s itinerary.
For details within each region, click on the name under “Region Visited”...
Days
Days of the Week
Region Visited
Details
1
Sa
Meet in Strasbourg
1 - 7
Sa - Tu
The White Towns of the North, Strasbourg
Tu - Th
The Route du Vin (Wine Road), Colmar and the Munster Valley
Fr & Sa
The Vosges Mountains
7
Sa
Train to Switzerland
Independent night on the Lac de Joux
8 - 14
Su - Tu
The Jura, in France and Switzerland
Tu - Th
Lake Geneva
Th & Fr
The Upper Rhône Valley
 
Fr - Su
  Zermatt!
15
Su
Trip Disbands, Travel Date
Down the Vispa Valley

White Wine Roads – Facts & Figures
2017 Dates
Baggage Services Offered**
(optional)
Not currently scheduled
Follow this link
to schedule a charter or guest-initiated trip

$3,995 US
$5,195 C
3,450 €

Daily, Half, Lite

* Prices in $ and € do not include precisely the same things.   Click here for details, and for prices of optional extras:  private single rooms, baggage services, and (in the case of the € price only) bike rental and shipping.

** At least 4 riders must subscribe to a given baggage service for it to operate.  The services listed are those currently offered on the departure in question.  Services which appear in bold already have at least 3 subscribers (so, one more would ensure their operation).  See here for a discussion of our baggage services.


Prices of Optional Extras (links lead to explanations)
Currency
$ prices include
the bike.
See here for information on bringing your own.
** At least 4 riders must subscribe to a given baggage service for it to operate.  The services listed are those currently offered on the departure in question.  Services which appear in bold already have at least 3 subscribers (so, one more would ensure their operation).
Daily
Half
Lite
$US
$595
$280
$140
$725
$C
$750
$370
$185
$950
€uros
520€
250€
125€
650€
200€

Reaching & Leaving Your Trip:  General Information on Access Packages
Specific information on reaching your trip’s start in... Strasbourg
Specific information on departing from your trip’s end... Brig