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Alsace - cycling

One of France's top cycling destination
Colourful half-timbered villages
Scenic Vosges hills or valley cycling

 

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Oak Hall Holidays
 
 

A beautiful region

The region of Alsace is popular with cyclists in the know, offering attractive scenery as you pass through vineyards and past rivers. With 2500km of cycle routes available in the region, some would even suggest that it is France's top cycling destination. 

Seemingly every village is a beautiful kaleidoscope of colourful half-timbered houses. The scenic Vosges hills await those who want to challenge themselves. The plains between the hills and the river Rhine are ideal for those looking for more gentle cycling along cycle paths and quiet roads. Also, a number of our rides have options to shorten or lengthen the distance to allow for a range of cycling levels. 

Our campsite is located on the edge of one of the region's most attractive villages, Ribeauvillé. 

Cycling through two countries

One of our rides takes us to the village of Kintzheim, which sits in the plain, with the striking Haut Koenigsbourg chateau towering high above. Those who wish to challenge themselves can take on the 535m altitude climb to reach the chateau. Alternatively, there is the option to take the bus to the chateau and back, before returning to the campsite along the cycle paths through the vineyards. 

Another ride takes us south to the stunning town of Colmar. Part of the town is referred to as 'Petite Venise' (Little Venice) because of its canals and colourful houses.

Our longest ride takes us across the border to the Black Forest region of Germany. We cycle alongside the Rhine before exploring the interesting town of Breisach and then returning into France. 
 

Pre-arranged routes

We will follow a range of carefully selected routes, which gradually increase in length from around 15 miles on the first day to around 40 - 50 miles on the last day. All the rides are of course optional but by building up the length of the rides through the week, the groups build up their fitness and you may well be surprised to find how far you can cycle! 


 
"A very enjoyable holiday - the cycle leaders were very helpful and the rides were brilliant."
Steven, August 2018
 
 
 

Choose your pace

We will split into different groups depending on the type of cycling you are looking for. Each one will be led by an Oak Hall team member. The first group take everything at a relaxed pace, admiring the scenery, while the fastest group enjoy the chance to prove their fitness! With other groups in between as well, the cycling holidays are ideal for everyone looking for an active and refreshing break.
 

An ideal end to each day

At the campsite we provide the tents and you can bring whatever makes you comfortable for sleeping, such as an airbed. After a day’s cycling we enjoy an energising meal prepared by the Oak Hall team, as well as a Bible talk that is always a highlight. We can then relax and share stories of the day’s cycling or take part in games and activities.