Summary

Travel Style: ,
Destinations: Europe
  • 9 Days From
    R 20500
  • Trip code: W08AS
  • Activity: Point-to-Point, Self-Guided Walking, Walking & Trekking
  • Min age: 8
  • Group size: 1 - 6
Leisurely / Moderate

Easy walking through vineyards, ancient oak forest and unspoilt flower-filled gingerbread villages

The Alsace has swung back and forth between French and Germanic rule for centuries, including during the German occupation of the region in WW2. This rolling, wine-growing heartland is now heavily characterised by a unique blend of French and German influences giving it a cultural distinctiveness and an eclectic mix of cuisine, language, architecture and customs.

Key information
  • 8 nights in 3-star accommodation
Activities
  • 8 nights in 3-star accommodation
Highlights
  • Walk through vineyards, ancient oak forest and unspoilt flower-filled gingerbread villages 
  • Try the regional wines
  • Visit romantic castles, Gothic churches, medieval villages; Riquewihr and Colmar, the ‘Venice of Alsace’
What's included
  • Food

Highlights

  • Walk through vineyards, ancient oak forest and unspoilt flower-filled gingerbread villages 
  • Try the regional wines
  • Visit romantic castles, Gothic churches, medieval villages; Riquewihr and Colmar, the ‘Venice of Alsace’

Dates & Pricing

 
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26 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019
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R 21500
 
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28 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
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R 21500
 
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30 Jul 2019
07 Aug 2019
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R 21500
 
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01 Aug 2019
09 Aug 2019
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R 21500
 
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03 Aug 2019
11 Aug 2019
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05 Aug 2019
13 Aug 2019
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07 Aug 2019
15 Aug 2019
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09 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
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R 21500
 
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11 Aug 2019
19 Aug 2019
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13 Aug 2019
21 Aug 2019
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15 Aug 2019
23 Aug 2019
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17 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
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19 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
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21 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
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23 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
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25 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
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27 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
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R 21500
 
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29 Aug 2019
06 Sep 2019
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31 Aug 2019
08 Sep 2019
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R 21500
 
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02 Sep 2019
10 Sep 2019
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R 20800
 
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04 Sep 2019
12 Sep 2019
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R 20800
 
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06 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019
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R 20800
 
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08 Sep 2019
16 Sep 2019
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R 20800
 
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10 Sep 2019
18 Sep 2019
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R 20800
 
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12 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
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R 20600
 
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14 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
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R 20600
 
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03 May 2020
11 May 2020
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R 21400
 
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05 May 2020
13 May 2020
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R 21400
 
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07 May 2020
15 May 2020
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R 21400
 
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09 May 2020
17 May 2020
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11 May 2020
19 May 2020
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13 May 2020
21 May 2020
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15 May 2020
23 May 2020
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17 May 2020
25 May 2020
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R 21400
 
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19 May 2020
27 May 2020
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R 22500
 
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21 May 2020
29 May 2020
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R 22500
 
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23 May 2020
31 May 2020
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25 May 2020
02 Jun 2020
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R 22500
 
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27 May 2020
04 Jun 2020
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29 May 2020
06 Jun 2020
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R 22500
 
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31 May 2020
08 Jun 2020
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R 22500
 
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02 Jun 2020
10 Jun 2020
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R 22700
 
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04 Jun 2020
12 Jun 2020
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R 22700
 
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06 Jun 2020
14 Jun 2020
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R 22700
 
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08 Jun 2020
16 Jun 2020
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R 22700
 
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10 Jun 2020
18 Jun 2020
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12 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020
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14 Jun 2020
22 Jun 2020
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16 Jun 2020
24 Jun 2020
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18 Jun 2020
26 Jun 2020
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20 Jun 2020
28 Jun 2020
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22 Jun 2020
30 Jun 2020
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24 Jun 2020
02 Jul 2020
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26 Jun 2020
04 Jul 2020
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R 23000
 
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28 Jun 2020
06 Jul 2020
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R 23000
 
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30 Jun 2020
08 Jul 2020
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R 23000
 
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02 Jul 2020
10 Jul 2020
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R 23000
 
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04 Jul 2020
12 Jul 2020
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R 23000
 
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06 Jul 2020
14 Jul 2020
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R 23000
 
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08 Jul 2020
16 Jul 2020
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R 23000
 
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10 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020
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R 23400
 
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12 Jul 2020
20 Jul 2020
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R 23400
 
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14 Jul 2020
22 Jul 2020
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R 23400
 
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16 Jul 2020
24 Jul 2020
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R 23400
 
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18 Jul 2020
26 Jul 2020
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R 23400
 
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20 Jul 2020
28 Jul 2020
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R 23400
 
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22 Jul 2020
30 Jul 2020
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R 23400
 
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24 Jul 2020
01 Aug 2020
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26 Jul 2020
03 Aug 2020
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28 Jul 2020
05 Aug 2020
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30 Jul 2020
07 Aug 2020
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01 Aug 2020
09 Aug 2020
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R 23400
 
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03 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020
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05 Aug 2020
13 Aug 2020
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07 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020
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09 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020
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R 23400
 
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11 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020
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13 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020
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R 23400
 
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15 Aug 2020
23 Aug 2020
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17 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
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19 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
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21 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020
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23 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020
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25 Aug 2020
02 Sep 2020
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R 23400
 
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27 Aug 2020
04 Sep 2020
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R 23400
 
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29 Aug 2020
06 Sep 2020
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R 23400
 
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31 Aug 2020
08 Sep 2020
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R 23400
 
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02 Sep 2020
10 Sep 2020
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R 22700
 
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04 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020
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06 Sep 2020
14 Sep 2020
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08 Sep 2020
16 Sep 2020
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R 22700
 
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10 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
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R 22700
 
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12 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
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R 22500
 
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14 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
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16 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
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R 22500
 
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18 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020
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R 22500
 
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20 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
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R 22500
 
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22 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
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R 22500
 
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24 Sep 2020
02 Oct 2020
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R 22500
 
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26 Sep 2020
04 Oct 2020
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R 22500
 
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28 Sep 2020
06 Oct 2020
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R 22500
 
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30 Sep 2020
08 Oct 2020
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R 22500
 
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02 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020
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R 22000
 
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04 Oct 2020
12 Oct 2020
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R 22000
 
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06 Oct 2020
14 Oct 2020
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R 22000
 
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08 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
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R 22000
 
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10 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020
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12 Oct 2020
20 Oct 2020
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R 22000

Reviews

Accommodation

Hotels

All of the hotels are in atmospheric half-timbered villages that are typical of this region, including the stunning Hotel des Deux Clefs in Turckheim whose building dates back to the 16th Century and is officially classed as a monument historique. The beautifully converted 16th Century Hotel a l'Oriel in the heart of Riquewihr has a cosy winstub and a pretty internal courtyard, where, weather permitting, breakfast can be taken.

 All prices are based on 2 persons sharing, so if there is an odd number of people travelling in your party or you are travelling alone, there will be a compulsory supplement for a single room for the tour duration. For a solo traveller there is an additional charge to cover transfer costs. Please call for further details. 

Essential Info

Eating and Drinking

Continental breakfasts and 2 evening meals are included in this trip.

Although traditional Alsatian cuisine is originally a peasant cuisine featuring potatoes, cabbage, beef and pork as the main ingredients, there are now some 30 Michelin starred restaurants in the Alsace region, offering visually spectacular and delicious, locally sourced, dishes. With two ‘starred’ restaurants in Kaysersberg, one in Riquewihr and one in Ammerschwihr, along with several others featured in the Michelin guide, there is plenty of top quality dining to choose from along your route. The cuisine features a lot of different pies, long simmered or stewed dishes like the traditional baeckeoffe. There is also the famous tarte flambée (flammekeuche in Alsatian dialect), a thin dough covered in cream, chopped onions and diced bacon. The influence of German cuisine and food habits is mainly marked in the important consumption of pork products and charcuterie.

‘Winstub’ is a traditional Alsatian restaurant. Originally it was a public space where the Alsatian wine-makers used to come to present and sell their wine. They used to serve traditional simple dishes to their customers, to accompany their tasting.

Is this trip for you?

Along the way you will pass through some of the most beautiful villages in France; Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, with their brightly-coloured, half-timbered buildings decked with window boxes spilling with geraniums and traditional ornamental features. Alsace is a well-known white wine region boasting several Grands Crus vineyards, and every village, no matter their size, will have a 'cave' or 'degustation' to visit. The people are welcoming and helpful and keen for you to sample their produce! 

*Activity level: 3 (Moderate)* For those who wish to take on more challenging terrain or longer routes, there are longer walking options attached to three of the four walking days. These take you up into the forests of the Vosges and provide a wonderful contrast to the undulating trail through the vineyards. You can visit the tiny Chapel St Alexis or The Galtz monument with its viewing platform or even have a walk around the ruins of the chateaux of Ribeauville. 

This is a self-guided tour, as such there will be no group or tour leader and you are free to complete the walks at your own pace. Please bear in mind that although this is a self-guided holiday, the atmosphere in the hotels tends to be quite social and they will sometimes seat guests together at breakfast and dinner. We have suggested that 8yrs is the minimum age for this trip, but as it is self-guided and you will be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you.