Excellent trip – Lovely area, well selected vineyards and Aude was an excellent guide. Highly recommended and one if the highlights of our trip.
Strasbourg E-Cycling Tour
Discover The Key Sites of Strasbourg By Bike
Visit the German district of Neustadt
Overview of the Old Town & Petit France Quarter
Hand-Picked Guides Only. English-Speaking, Local Experts
Morning & Afternoon Tours on request
From May 2 to September 30 2020
Minimum 2, Maximum 8, guaranteed departure on all dates.
Tour begins at hotel or dedicated pickup point TBA.
Meals, drinks unless specified
Any entrance fees to monuments, museums unless mentioned in program
Personal insurance and expenses
Gratuities for the guide
Cover All The Essential Ground In Bike-Friendly Strasbourg
Follow a 3-hour bike tour in one of the friendliest cycling cities of Europe. Meet your guide and discover the major highlights of the town such as the imperial German district called Neustadt, the European IDiscover Strasbourg, one of the friendliest cycling cities of Europe. This unique cycling tour departs from a centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg. Meet your local guide and fellow travelers before adjusting the bikes. You will then be given some information concerning all the safety procedures. Your guide will start the tour with a short introduction to the city and point out the itinerary that you will follow. The European capital has much to offer and this cycling tour will allow you to discover all the major highlights located in the different districts such as the Old district, the Petite France area, the German district and not forgetting the European institutions.
The Cathedral District
Begin cycling with your guide and cross the famous Pont du Corbeau that used to be known as the Schindbrücke (bridge of torture) as this was the area where public executions were organized! You have now reached the Grande Ile and passing by Gutenberg square, you now face the most emblematic monument of the city: Strasbourg Cathedral. With tis 142-meter-high spire, it was the highest monument in the world from 1647 until 1874, and its height makes it the second-tallest cathedral in France after that of Rouen. As the tour continues, cycle through the small, narrow streets of the Old Town that are located around the Cathedral and discover hidden secrets near St Etienne square.
The German District
Also known as the Neustadt (New Town), this area of Strasbourg was created by the Germans during the Reichsland Period that followed the 1870 war against France. Unlike the Old Town mainly composed of small crooked streets, the New Town was designed in a very modern way, on a grid layer with its large boulevards, open squares and broad avenues. Both public buildings and private homes express a certain taste for historical eclecticism (Italian or German neo-Renaissance, neo-Baroque), among which some very surprising Art Nouveau constructions can be found such as the “Egyptian house”. Some noteworthy monuments that you will see include the Palais Universitaire, The Rhine Palace as well as the Strasbourg National Theater.
The European Capital District
Because of its location and the numerous buildings linked with European Institutions – the oldest dating back to 1815 – Strasbourg has obtained the title of European Capital. There are more than 20 buildings that are linked with the European institutions and you will discover the most important ones such as the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and the European Court for Human Rights.
The Petite France District
Our final cycling area to discover is charming Petite France district. The area is without any doubt the most picturesque of Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this part of town where the streets have been built level with the waterways. The magnificent half-timbered houses date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Their sloping roofs open out onto lofts where hides were once dried. As you pedal through this gorgeous area along the River, reach the covered bridges and Vauban Dam for a last photo opportunity. Your tour will then return to central Strasbourg.
Good to Know
- English speaking tours, other languages on request.
- Minimum number of 2 participants applies for all tours.
- Our standard cancellation policy applies to this tour – Read More Here.
Great wine tasting trip – A tour through beautiful country with a knowledgeable tour leader to visit wineries. Each winery had a range of tastings and a good discourse on the growing of the grape and the wine produced.
Great experience and a lovely guide – With our very nice guide Daniele, a very well mixed group of members and some amazing wines, this trip was totally worth it.
Don’t miss this tour!! – We had a great time on the Alsace wine route tour. Flo was very friendly, warm and entertaining! We all fell in love with the picturesque little villages along the way and of course the wine was spectacular!
Great morning winetasting – We had a great time visiting two wineries in a morning, as well as driving through the Alsace countryside and having some time to explore the small towns. Great guide too.
Wonderful Trip! – Our guide Bridgette and the tour was wonderful and a perfect amount of time (and wine)! We loved seeing little towns and sampling some of Alsace’s finest wines! Memories of a lifetime!
The Ophorus Difference
Contagious Enthusiasm – ‘We had the most terrific guide! Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic’ – Virginia B. (Delaware, US)
Flexibility – ‘The guides really took an interest in what WE wanted to do’ Paul C. (UK)
Area Locals – ‘He was so much more than a driver. He really added local color and local flavor.’ Daniel W. (Georgia, US)
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