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Motorcycle Tour
Vosges - Alsace

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Alsace and the Vosges Mountains are among the most popular destinations for bikers. Winding roads and wine-filled routes lead through graceful landscapes with dreamy castles and idyllic villages.

Pricing

per rider in shared/double room (only available for a booking of two persons. Single travelers need to choose the single room surcharge or the option "half double room".) €1,149.00 $1,242.64 ?
per pillion passenger in shared twin/double room (pillion passengers cannot book without an accompanying rider) €950.00 $1,027.42 ?
Single room (surcharge - For persons participating alone, booking is only possible including single room or as option "half double room"). €240.00 $259.56 ?
Option "Half double room" (if you do not want to choose a single room as a person participating alone, you can agree to the following regulation with the option "Half double room": You initially book incl. single room supplement. The single room supplement will be waived or refunded immediately if it is possible to book a double room with you and another person of the same sex at least 4 weeks before departure. The availability of the option "half double room" is therefore not guaranteed). €240.00 $259.56 ?

Included

6 overnights in 3*** or 4**** hotels (incl. half board)
5 guided motorcycle tours by experienced tour guides
Information material - tour book, maps
T-shirt
Travel insurance certificate
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Parking space for a car/trailer or minibus at the starting hotel (may be subject to charge)
Not included
All services, meals, and drinks not listed in the service description
Petrol
Entrance fees
Tolls and ferry fees
Parking fees
Travel Insurance

More details

Start/End: Hotel in Palatinate
Tour duration: 7 days incl. arrival and departure
Total distance: approx. 1,400 km from starting hotel
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Route profile: Well-paved, partly narrow country roads. Narrow hairpin bends, very many curves. Partly narrow mountain roads.
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Difficulty: medium
Riding curves and hairpin bends must be mastered safely.
Not suitable for novice riders - choppers and cruisers
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Group size: max. 8 motorcycles per group (max. 3 groups) Minimum number of participants 6 persons
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Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

Description

A land of traditions in the heart of Europe

Alsace and the Vosges Mountains are among the most popular destinations for bikers. Winding roads and wine-filled routes lead through graceful landscapes with dreamy castles and idyllic villages. The varied landscape of the Alsace regions at the foot of the mountains or crisscrossing the Vosges offers touring bikers excellent route conditions.

The Alsatian wine villages, mountain villages, and towns that we pass through and explore on this tour are an experience that can always fascinate.

Highlights of this tour are the Route des Crêtes, the Vosges Ridge Road, the Route des Vins d'Alsace, the oldest wine road in France, the Northern Vosges Nature Park, and passes such as the Grand Ballon, the Ballon d'Alsace or the Col de la Schlucht. Of course, sights such as the monastery Le Mont Saint Odile or the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg must not be missed.

Enjoy with us a few wonderful days in a region rich in history on the Rhine.

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Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at the starting hotel

Individual arrival of the participants to our start hotel in the Palatinate near the French border. Check-in until 18:00.

Those who wish can transport their motorcycle to the start hotel by trailer or bus. For the whole week, there is a free parking place for the transport vehicle.

We will get to know each other during a cozy dinner. Thereby we will introduce the tour.

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Day 2: Through the nature park of the Northern Vosges to our base hotel

The many castle ruins, most of them perched on rocky outcrops, rival each other in charm and majesty. The Northern Vosges Nature Park is recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This area is simply fascinating in terms of its nature as well as its historical, architectural, and cultural heritage.

In La Petite-Pierre we will have some time to stroll around, discover small stores, or stop at restaurants and cafés.

Finally, we arrived at our base hotel in the Saint-Dié-des-Vosges area.

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Day 3: North of Colmar

Today we keep going along the Route des Vins d'Alsace, the oldest wine route in France. There we will pass through many beautiful small wine villages, such as Ribeauville which impresses with its beautiful town center with numerous houses from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Other highlights are the monastery Le Mont Saint Odile high on the Ottilienberg and the castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg. The Hochkönigsburg is an absolute must for visitors to the region. It has towered over the Alsatian countryside for over 900 years and is probably the most famous and best-preserved castle in Alsace.

Numerous passes have to be conquered, among them also beauties that invite you to a photo stop. The Col de la Charbonnière, the Col de Fouchy, or the Col du Kreuzweg are mentioned here.

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Day 4: Along the Vosges Ridge Road

The Route des Crêtes, the Vosges Ridge Road, is one of the most imposing mountain roads in France. The scenic Route des Crêtes runs along the main ridge of the Southern Vosges almost entirely at an altitude of 1200 meters. It was originally built by French troops during World War 1 as a supply road. Today it is mainly used by visitors to the Vosges. It runs for 75 km from Col du Bonhomme in the north via Col de la Schlucht, Hohneck, Markstein, Grand Ballon, and Cernay to Thann in the south.

The route passes several sites of the 1st World War and touches the highest mountain of the Vosges, the Grand Ballon.

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Day 5: The Southern Vosges

The Ballon d'Alsace towers over the border triangle between Alsace, Lorraine, and the Territoire-de-Belfort, the only French territory that does not have a departmental designation. The pass road is signposted D465 and touches the summit at 1,171 meters above sea level. From there, in good weather, the view is spectacular: to the west, far into Lorraine, and to the south, the mountain ranges of the Haute Saône.

Today we will also visit the city of Colmar. The third largest city in Alsace beguiles its visitors with an almost unreal beautiful scenery and charms with half-timbered houses, tarte flambée, fishing port - and even a Statue of Liberty.

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Day 6: Through the northern Vosges back to the start/end hotel

Once again we surrender to the charm of the Northern Vosges Nature Park. It is characterized by its gentle relief of landscapes with clearings and ponds. In the evening, during our last dinner together, we will have time to talk about the many great impressions we have made.

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Day 7: Individual journey home

After a final breakfast together, we will head back home.