Alsace organic wine tour - 4 days
Alsace organic wine tour - 4 days
Alsace organic wine tour - 4 days
Alsace organic wine tour - 4 days

Alsace organic wine tour - 4 days

Explore the Colmar region on a bike

  • Oenology workshop & wine tastings
  • Colmar: cradle of biodynamic viticulture
  • Lodging in 4-star hotel with full board
  • Easy bike routes on an e-bike
  • Trilingual guided tour (FR-GER-EN)

Alsace and the Colmar region is one of France's most renowned wine-growing regions. Our easy guided e-bike tour takes you to workshops and tastings on different biodynamic vineyards. Overnight stays in a very comfortable hotel and a full board of savory meals round the travel program off.

Based in the charming town of Colmar, capital of Alsace wines, participants gently cycle from one organic estate to the next, each of which have been engaged in the production of quality wines for generations. Picturesque villages, vineyard-covered valleys, old floral residences and la petite Venise (little Venice) are all included here. We also offer you the opportunity to discover or deepen your knowledge of oenology and biodynamics.

Price from 870,- €

Alsace organic wine tour - 4 days

Guided tour, 4 days

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Itinerary

Day 1: Reception and introduction to Colmar

Participants will be welcomed at the hotel, near Colmar train station, at 11am followed by lunch and a visit of old Colmar. Back at the hotel, our oenologist will share a little history, explain the different regional grape varieties (with tastings), the terroir and geography of Alsace. Afterwards, guests are free to enjoy the facilities of the hotel and refreshments. Dinner at a restaurant.

Day 2: Vineyards around Kaysersberg

After breakfast, participants meet at the French headquarters of the Maison de la Biodynamie. A professional will introduce them to biodynamics, a method which is developing rapidly in French viticulture. We then pick up our rented e-bikes for a tour through the vineyards a few kilometers north of Colmar. The group have a lunchtime picnic either outside or in a small village before visiting a family estate specializing in biodynamics for a wine tasting. Return by bike or TER. Dinner in Colmar.

Day 3: Vineyards around Rouffac

Participants will take the train to Rouffac after breakfast, a charming little village south of Colmar. They will enjoy a cycle through the surroundings before a picnic followed by a wine tasting at a family biodynamic wine domain. Return to Colmar.

Day 4: Colmar between water and wine

After breakfast, participants take a boat tour of the Colmar canals and then the last visit of a vineyard in the center of Colmar. One final wine tasting. At this point you have become experts!

End of the wine trip at 12pm. Participants will be back at the hotel at this point.

For more information you can request our detailed information sheet via email. Please indicate which tour you are interested in.

Travel dates

  • Sep 19th, 19 – Sep 22nd, 19
  • From 870,- €
  • reservations received
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Indicated pricing is per person in double room

Single room possible against surcharge

Guided tours can be organised on request for groups of 8 persons or more.

Services

Price includes: 3 nights in a double room in a very comfortable 4-star hotel (national rating) in the center of Colmar, full board, qualified guide, transfers according to the itinerary, all entrance fees for sightseeing, workshop and tastings, bike rental and visitor's tax.

Guaranteed Departure

Minimum number of participants: 8 (16 max.)
Not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
Last possibility of cancellation by the tour operator: 21 days before departure.

Accommodation

Overnight in a 4-star hotel in a double room in the centre of Colmar. Breakfast is taken at the hotel and dinner is served in downtown restaurants. The rooms include a shower, WC, hairdryer, a satellite TV and free WiFi. There is a terrace on the 5th floor as well as a relaxation and fitness area containing a sauna, hammam and gym.

Meals: full board (except on the final day, lunch not included). Lunchtime picnics are planned on Days 2 and 3, otherwise lunch will be served in typical local restaurants in Colmar. Single rooms available on request at an extra charge.

Your Guide

Your guide can speak French, German and English. Since the group may be made up of different nationalities, multiple translations may be necessary.

Level of difficulty: easy

This easy wine cycle tour takes you through the hilly landscape of the Colmar region which, thanks to the use of e-bikes, does not require any physical conditioning. The daily stages are approximately 4 km to max. 25 km long and run on small side roads and small paths. If you wish, you can also explore the area on an e-bike.

Luggage transfers

You only have to carry the most necessary things (wallet, camera, etc.) on you while cycling. Otherwise, can enjoy the rides without any worries.

Wine tastings

During this guided wine tour, you will stop at a total of 3 organic vineyards, all of whom work according to the criteria of biodynamic cultivation (Demeter or Biodyvin). Of course, you can also buy particularly good tasting wines of your fancy on the spot. So that you don't have to burden yourself with heavy wine crates, you can of course have them delivered to your home by the winegrowers.

About the Colmar region

Colmar, the capital of Alsatian wines, is an ideal starting point for a gentle pedal. Participants will meet its winegrowers. Ideally located in the heart of a region with an exceptional climate, Colmar is in dotted with architecture typical of the region. Alsatian winegrowers are the pioneers of biodynamics in France. As early as the 1960s, wine domains were created that applied the principles theorized and popularized by the Austrian philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner. No wonder, then, that the headquarters of Bio-Dynamics certification was established in Colmar, France.

Getting there

We recommend an eco-friendly train ride to Colmar. The hotel is just a stone's throw from the train station in a quiet area.

General information and tips on how to get to France can be found here.

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