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Switzerland, Germany & France: The Black Forest & the Alsace Wine Route

Experience a rich blend of French and German cultures as you criss cross borders and ride through quaint Alsatian towns, pause for wine tastings along the legendary Route des Vins, and wind along the canals of Colmar’s “Little Venice.” Pedal along well-marked bike routes, quiet country roads, and through rural paths open only to cyclists and farmers. Stroll cobbled pedestrian streets, passing charming half-timbered facades adorned with overflowing flower boxes, and perhaps pausing to bite into the famous Black Forest cake of a skilled pastry chef. Step back in time and enjoy a guided tour of 2,000-year-old Roman ruins in the spa town of Badenweiler. Throughout your adventure, stunning mountain ranges form the backdrop to your picturesque bike routes through France, Germany, and Switzerland.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore three countries on a single journey—on one memorable day you eat breakfast in Switzerland, lunch in France, and dinner in Germany.
  • Cycle through idyllic countrysides as the Vosges Mountains rise in the distance, providing a stunning backdrop for your adventure.
  • Immerse yourself in the dual French and German culture of Alsace and learn about the region’s history as a hotly contested territory.
  • Behold Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in France. It’s even won awards for its overflowing flower boxes decorating the half-timbered buildings and cobblestone streets!
  • Stroll through the cobbled streets of Colmar’s old town and embark on a “floating tour” of La Petite Venise (Little Venice) aboard a small boat.
  • Cycle some of the most scenic stretches of the Route des Vins—the Wine Route. Pause along the way to taste some of the world-class wines produced here.

What to Expect

This tour features easy to moderate terrain on many paved bike lanes, with options for longer rides. Our VBT support vehicle is always available for those who would like assistance. This tour is ideal for both enthusiastic beginners and experienced cyclists.

  • Daily Mileage: 12 - 40 miles|
  • Biking: 2 - 6 hours|
  • Group Size: 22
Activity Easy/Moderate Easy / Moderate
Cycling
Bar Graph Beginner - Experienced
Cyclists
Vehicle Support Vehicle
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Average High /
Low Temperature (°F):

Apr60º/40º

May69º/46º

Jun74º/51º

Jul78º/55º

Aug77º/55º

Sep71º/50º

Oct59º/43º

Average
Precipitation:

Apr1.7 in

May2.2 in

Jun2.6 in

Jul2.6 in

Aug2.8 in

Sep2.4 in

Oct1.8 in

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11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners Check Check

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Biking Packages Include:

Custom VBT Bike and Helmet

Two Local, Bilingual Trip Leaders

Vehicle Support

Luggage Transfers

Ride with GPS and Daily Route Notes

Welcome Reception

Facilitated Cultural Experiences

Your Choice of VBT Branded Gear for Your Adventure

Itinerary

Fri, May 5 to Sun, May 14 - 2023

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All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Basel right by having a VBT representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a leisurely included breakfast meet one of your VBT trip leaders and the rest of the group in the lobby of our Basel hotel at 12:30 p.m. Your VBT trip leader will be holding a VBT sign and will be easy to recognize. Please arrive dressed for cycling (with your pedals or saddle if you use your own), as there will be no place to change into cycling clothes before beginning the warm-up ride. Please plan to have lunch or bring a packed lunch; quick options can be found in Barfüsserplatz, which is within walking distance (10 minutes) of the hotel.

From your hotel, you’ll shuttle across the Swiss border and into France, where you’ll meet your other trip leader and enjoy an orientation, safety briefing, and bike-fitting session. Your first day begins with a warm-up ride, cycling along the flat Grand Canal d’Alsace bike path. End your ride in the small Alsatian town of Ottmarsheim. From here, you’ll take a short 15-minute drive across the border to Badenweiler in Germany’s Black Forest, your home for the next two nights.

You’ll arrive at the Hotel zur Sonne in the afternoon. The hotel is centrally located in this pedestrian-friendly town. Badenweiler, or Spa-Hamlet, has been a popular destination since Roman times for travelers looking to relax in its natural hot springs. Our hosts and owners of the hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Esposito, await your arrival and have planned a special welcome dinner featuring local specialties. You’ll dine al fresco on the hotel’s terrace, weather permitting. As a special treat to end the evening, Mr. Esposito, a skilled pastry chef, will share some of his famous Black Forest cake with us.

Today’s Ride Choices

Afternoon: Warm-up — 22 km (14 miles)

What to Expect: Follow the VV13 bike route on a mix of paths and small country roads and along waterways through a 2,000-acre nature preserve: La Petite Camargue Alsacienne, a popular recreation sanctuary on the former Rhine River floodplain. You will visit three countries today: Switzerland for breakfast, France for lunch and Germany for dinner!

Cumulative Distance Range: 22 km (14 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a copious breakfast before embarking on your ride. Given Badenweiler’s hillside location, you’ll start today’s ride with an exhilarating descent out of the village and down into the local vineyards. You’ll ride through the Rhine River Valley along a combination of dedicated bike paths and paved vineyard roads open only to farmers and cyclists. Your route takes you toward the Kaiserstuhl region, renowned as the sunniest corner of Germany and the ideal terrain for growing Sylvaner, Pinot Noir, and Riesling grapes.

For lunch, your small group will convene in the traditional Black Forest town of Staufen, whose cobbled pedestrian streets and charming half-timbered facades make it ideal for a stroll. You’ll enjoy a special lunch here in a local restaurant.

The afternoon’s ride takes you closer to the mountains and into hillier terrain as you make your way back to Badenweiler. The views down to the Rhine and across to France’s Vosges Mountains give you a taste of what’s to come this week. For those preferring a more leisurely afternoon, transportation has been arranged to take you back to Badenweiler, where you will have more than enough time to take advantage of everything the spa town has to offer. Don’t miss the Cassiopeia thermal baths with more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, baths and relaxation areas.

Join the group for a tour of the Roman spa ruins, largely intact after nearly 2,000 years—or simply choose to experience the spa for yourself!

The evening is yours to eat, explore and relax at your leisure.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Badenweiler to Staufen — 22 km (13 miles)

Afternoon: Staufen to Badenweiler Loop — 19 km (12 miles)

What to Expect: Descend from your hilltop town on your morning ride through rolling vineyards on paved bike paths and small local roads with little traffic. Your ride culminates in a lunch stop in historic Staufen (Watch for vineyard vehicles!). If you continue your ride on the afternoon option, loop back to Badenweiler through more rolling vineyard roads and bike paths with a final ascent to your hotel.

Cumulative Distance Range: 19-41 km (12-15 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Wake up with the sun at Hotel zur Sonne (which means “to the Sun Hotel”). Begin with a ride from Badenweiler and the Black Forest. Today’s routes take you through France’s famous Alsace region.  For centuries, this region has been deeply coveted and hotly contested by both France and Germany, and the influence of both cultures gives Alsace its unique fascination. You’ll see many examples of Alsace’s tumultuous and multi-faceted past, and you’ll also enjoy the hybrid cuisine and traditions with both French and German roots.

A well-marked bike route leads north and east to the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose intact fortifications date to 1698, when King Louis XIV commissioned them as a protection against the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant near the historic main square.

This afternoon, a combination of flat bike paths and roads takes you to your final destination, Colmar, the crown jewel of Alsace.

Your historic hotel lies in the heart of Colmar’s old town, near its picturesque canals. Its location is ideal for exploring the historic center. After arriving and taking time to relax and settle in, you’ll meet and walk to a family-run wine cellar and then dinner in a favorite local restaurant.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Badenweiler to Fessenheim — 27 km (17 miles) | Fessenheim to Neuf-Brisach — 16 km (10 miles)

Afternoon: Neuf-Brisach to Colmar — 17 km (11 miles)

What to Expect: Ride from Germany to France today, crossing the Rhine, along a combination of paved bike paths, little-trafficked roads, and bike lanes, into the bike-friendly city of Colmar. You may choose all three legs of the ride or any combination thereof.

Cumulative Distance Range: 16 — 60 km (10 — 38 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin cycling the Route des Vins—the Wine Route—on a southbound route out of Colmar. Departing Colmar, you’ll follow a well-marked bike path through famous Alsatian wine towns such as Gueberschwihr, Obermorsschwihr and Eguisheim.

In 2013, Eguisheim was nominated one of the “most beautiful villages in France” on a nationwide vote, and this pretty town has also won the “village fleuri” award for its overflowing flowerboxes decorating the half-timbered buildings and cobblestone streets. Here in the heart of the Alsatian wine country, you have the possibility of independently visiting wine cellars and then lunch on your own in town before winding back through the vineyard-covered hills to Colmar.

Tonight, you’ll stroll into the old town of Colmar and through La Petite Venise, or “little Venice,” named for the waterway that meanders through town. You’ll board a small boat for a short floating tour of this neighborhood; then, the evening is yours to explore the many delights of Colmar, the “capital of Alsatian wine.”

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Colmar to Eguisheim — 15 km (9 miles) | Colmar to Eguisheim (Extra) — 20 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Eguisheim to Colmar — 11 km (7 miles)

What to Expect: Ride on a bike path, bike lanes, and country roads on your choice of routes to the charming flower-box wine villages south of Colmar this morning. If you choose, cycle back to Colmar in the afternoon.

Cumulative Distance Range: 11-31 km (7-19 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

You’ll bid adieu to Colmar this morning and set out for one of the most scenic sections of the wine route.

Rolling hills reward adventurous riders with spectacular views and thrilling descents.  The route leaves the plain with some hilly sections heading north and west into vineyards and the wine route’s scenic towns such as Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé. The well-marked European bike route offers spectacular cycling with the higher Vosges Mountains and medieval villages in the distance, punctuated by picturesque wine towns dotted with half-timbered homes where you can stop at your leisure for lunch. For those on the longest option, the terrain rises gradually before you descend into the charming town of Obernai and your hotel—the perfect stop after an unforgettable day of cycling.

Stroll into Obernai this evening and treat yourself to a sampling of some of the wines from the vineyards you passed today. You may also choose to take advantage of your hotel’s pool and spa facilities.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Colmar to Ribeauvillé — 21 km (13 miles)

Afternoon: Ribeauvillé to Dambach la Ville — 22 km (14 miles) | Ribeauvillé to Dambach la Ville to Obernai (Extra) — 44 km (27 miles)

What to Expect: Cycle north along paved bike lanes, dedicated bike paths, and small roads to the rolling wine country and picturesque villages connected by the Alsace Wine Bike Route.

Cumulative Distance Range: 21 – 65 km (13-40 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your small group’s final ride together takes you toward the northern end of the Alsace wine route. Here, rolling hills melt into the flat valley as you make your way to the Rhine Canal. This lovely bike path follows the canal toward Strasbourg. In the afternoon, you’ll loop back along another bike path through surrounding villages with views of the Vosges to the west and back to your hotel in Obernai.

Tonight, enjoy an Alsatian farewell dinner at the hotel.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Obernai to Entzheim — 31 km (19 miles)

Afternoon: Entzheim to Obernai — 23 km (15 miles)

What to Expect: Riding north of Obernai along bike paths and small roads, meet the bike path that follows the Canal de la Bruche at about 15 km (9.3 miles). You leave the canal after about 10 km (6.2 miles) and loop back through small villages and typical farmland on paved bike paths and roads.

Cumulative Distance Range: 23 — 54 km (15 — 34 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Your tour culminates with a hearty breakfast. You’ll say so-long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen and au revoir to our trip leaders and take a short train ride into Strasbourg. A local city guide meets you at the train station for a stroll and orientation through Strasbourg, finishing at your hotel, the Regent Contades.

After your tour concludes, take a short train ride into Strasbourg where a local city guide meets you at the train station for a stroll and orientation through Strasbourg, finishing at your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to make your own discoveries. Our rooms may not be ready until 3:00 p.m., but our luggage awaits our arrival at the hotel.

From the picturesque Tanners’ District to the Musée des Beaux Arts to the lovely Notre Dame cathedral, Strasbourg offers a myriad of attractions that your trip leaders and the local city guide will be happy to recommend.

Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After an included breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Frankfurt airport will be provided (an approximately three-hour drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Land Package 1

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Sun, May 7 to Sat, May 13 - 2023

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At 12:30 p.m., meet on of your VBT trip leaders and the rest of the group in the lobby of the Hotel Basel (Muenzgasse 12, 4001 Basel, Switzerland, telephone +41 61 264 6800). Your VBT trip leader will be holding a VBT sign and will be easy to recognize. Please come dressed for cycling (with your pedals or saddle if you use your own), as there will be no place to change into cycling clothes before beginning the warm-up ride. Please plan to have lunch or bring a packed lunch; quick options can be found in Barfüsserplatz, which is within walking distance (10 minutes) of the hotel.

If your arrival at the hotel is scheduled for later than 12:30 p.m., or if you are delayed, you must travel to our Badenweiler hotel, Hotel zur Sonne (Moltkestrasse 4, 79410 Badenweiler, Germany, telephone +49 7632 75080), at your own expense. A taxi from Basel to Badenweiler costs about $150-$200 USD per taxi and takes approximately 45 minutes. Please contact the Hotel zur Sonne to advise of any travel delays or changes, and the staff will pass your message on to your VBT trip leaders.

From your hotel, you’ll shuttle across the Swiss border and into France, where you’ll meet your other trip leader and enjoy an orientation, safety briefing, and bike-fitting session. Your first day begins with a warm-up ride, cycling along the flat Grand Canal d’Alsace bike path. End your ride in the small Alsatian town of Ottmarsheim. From here, you’ll take a short 15-minute drive across the border to Badenweiler in Germany’s Black Forest, your home for the next two nights.

You’ll arrive at the Hotel zur Sonne in the afternoon. The hotel is centrally located in this pedestrian-friendly town. Badenweiler, or Spa-Hamlet, has been a popular destination since Roman times for travelers looking to relax in its natural hot springs. Our hosts and owners of the hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Esposito, await your arrival and have planned a special welcome dinner featuring local specialties. You’ll dine al fresco on the hotel’s terrace, weather permitting. As a special treat to end the evening, Mr. Esposito, a skilled pastry chef, will share some of his famous Black Forest cake with us.

Today’s Ride Choices

Afternoon: Warm-up — 22 km (14 miles)

What to Expect: Follow the VV13 bike route on a mix of paths and small country roads and along waterways through a 2,000-acre nature preserve: La Petite Camargue Alsacienne, a popular recreation sanctuary on the former Rhine River floodplain. You will visit three countries today: Switzerland for breakfast, France for lunch and Germany for dinner!

Cumulative Distance Range: 22 km (14 miles)

Included Meals: Dinner

Enjoy a copious breakfast before embarking on your ride. Given Badenweiler’s hillside location, you’ll start today’s ride with an exhilarating descent out of the village and down into the local vineyards. You’ll ride through the Rhine River Valley along a combination of dedicated bike paths and paved vineyard roads open only to farmers and cyclists. Your route takes you toward the Kaiserstuhl region, renowned as the sunniest corner of Germany and the ideal terrain for growing Sylvaner, Pinot Noir, and Riesling grapes.

For lunch, your small group will convene in the traditional Black Forest town of Staufen, whose cobbled pedestrian streets and charming half-timbered facades make it ideal for a stroll. You’ll enjoy a special lunch here in a local restaurant.

The afternoon’s ride takes you closer to the mountains and into hillier terrain as you make your way back to Badenweiler. The views down to the Rhine and across to France’s Vosges Mountains give you a taste of what’s to come this week. For those preferring a more leisurely afternoon, transportation has been arranged to take you back to Badenweiler, where you will have more than enough time to take advantage of everything the spa town has to offer. Don’t miss the Cassiopeia thermal baths with more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, baths and relaxation areas.

Join the group for a tour of the Roman spa ruins, largely intact after nearly 2,000 years—or simply choose to experience the spa for yourself!

The evening is yours to eat, explore and relax at your leisure.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Badenweiler to Staufen — 22 km (13 miles)

Afternoon: Staufen to Badenweiler Loop — 19 km (12 miles)

What to Expect: Descend from your hilltop town on your morning ride through rolling vineyards on paved bike paths and small local roads with little traffic. Your ride culminates in a lunch stop in historic Staufen (Watch for vineyard vehicles!). If you continue your ride on the afternoon option, loop back to Badenweiler through more rolling vineyard roads and bike paths with a final ascent to your hotel.

Cumulative Distance Range: 19-41 km (12-15 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Wake up with the sun at Hotel zur Sonne (which means “to the Sun Hotel”). Begin with a ride from Badenweiler and the Black Forest. Today’s routes take you through France’s famous Alsace region.  For centuries, this region has been deeply coveted and hotly contested by both France and Germany, and the influence of both cultures gives Alsace its unique fascination. You’ll see many examples of Alsace’s tumultuous and multi-faceted past, and you’ll also enjoy the hybrid cuisine and traditions with both French and German roots.

A well-marked bike route leads north and east to the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach, a UNESCO World Heritage site whose intact fortifications date to 1698, when King Louis XIV commissioned them as a protection against the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant near the historic main square.

This afternoon, a combination of flat bike paths and roads takes you to your final destination, Colmar, the crown jewel of Alsace.

Your historic hotel lies in the heart of Colmar’s old town, near its picturesque canals. Its location is ideal for exploring the historic center. After arriving and taking time to relax and settle in, you’ll meet and walk to a family-run wine cellar and then dinner in a favorite local restaurant.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Badenweiler to Fessenheim — 27 km (17 miles) | Fessenheim to Neuf-Brisach — 16 km (10 miles)

Afternoon: Neuf-Brisach to Colmar — 17 km (11 miles)

What to Expect: Ride from Germany to France today, crossing the Rhine, along a combination of paved bike paths, little-trafficked roads, and bike lanes, into the bike-friendly city of Colmar. You may choose all three legs of the ride or any combination thereof.

Cumulative Distance Range: 16 — 60 km (10 — 38 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin cycling the Route des Vins—the Wine Route—on a southbound route out of Colmar. Departing Colmar, you’ll follow a well-marked bike path through famous Alsatian wine towns such as Gueberschwihr, Obermorsschwihr and Eguisheim.

In 2013, Eguisheim was nominated one of the “most beautiful villages in France” on a nationwide vote, and this pretty town has also won the “village fleuri” award for its overflowing flowerboxes decorating the half-timbered buildings and cobblestone streets. Here in the heart of the Alsatian wine country, you have the possibility of independently visiting wine cellars and then lunch on your own in town before winding back through the vineyard-covered hills to Colmar.

Tonight, you’ll stroll into the old town of Colmar and through La Petite Venise, or “little Venice,” named for the waterway that meanders through town. You’ll board a small boat for a short floating tour of this neighborhood; then, the evening is yours to explore the many delights of Colmar, the “capital of Alsatian wine.”

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Colmar to Eguisheim — 15 km (9 miles) | Colmar to Eguisheim (Extra) — 20 km (12 miles)

Afternoon: Eguisheim to Colmar — 11 km (7 miles)

What to Expect: Ride on a bike path, bike lanes, and country roads on your choice of routes to the charming flower-box wine villages south of Colmar this morning. If you choose, cycle back to Colmar in the afternoon.

Cumulative Distance Range: 11-31 km (7-19 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

You’ll bid adieu to Colmar this morning and set out for one of the most scenic sections of the wine route.

Rolling hills reward adventurous riders with spectacular views and thrilling descents.  The route leaves the plain with some hilly sections heading north and west into vineyards and the wine route’s scenic towns such as Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé. The well-marked European bike route offers spectacular cycling with the higher Vosges Mountains and medieval villages in the distance, punctuated by picturesque wine towns dotted with half-timbered homes where you can stop at your leisure for lunch. For those on the longest option, the terrain rises gradually before you descend into the charming town of Obernai and your hotel—the perfect stop after an unforgettable day of cycling.

Stroll into Obernai this evening and treat yourself to a sampling of some of the wines from the vineyards you passed today. You may also choose to take advantage of your hotel’s pool and spa facilities.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Colmar to Ribeauvillé — 21 km (13 miles)

Afternoon: Ribeauvillé to Dambach la Ville — 22 km (14 miles) | Ribeauvillé to Dambach la Ville to Obernai (Extra) — 44 km (27 miles)

What to Expect: Cycle north along paved bike lanes, dedicated bike paths, and small roads to the rolling wine country and picturesque villages connected by the Alsace Wine Bike Route.

Cumulative Distance Range: 21 – 65 km (13-40 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your small group’s final ride together takes you toward the northern end of the Alsace wine route. Here, rolling hills melt into the flat valley as you make your way to the Rhine Canal. This lovely bike path follows the canal toward Strasbourg. In the afternoon, you’ll loop back along another bike path through surrounding villages with views of the Vosges to the west and back to your hotel in Obernai.

Tonight, enjoy an Alsatian farewell dinner at the hotel.

Today’s Ride Choices

Morning: Obernai to Entzheim — 31 km (19 miles)

Afternoon: Entzheim to Obernai — 23 km (15 miles)

What to Expect: Riding north of Obernai along bike paths and small roads, meet the bike path that follows the Canal de la Bruche at about 15 km (9.3 miles). You leave the canal after about 10 km (6.2 miles) and loop back through small villages and typical farmland on paved bike paths and roads.

Cumulative Distance Range: 23 — 54 km (15 — 34 miles)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Your tour culminates with a hearty breakfast. You’ll say so-long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen and au revoir to our trip leaders and take a short train ride into Strasbourg. A local city guide meets you at the train station for a stroll and orientation through Strasbourg, finishing at your hotel, the Regent Contades.

After the walking tour finishes at the Hotel Regent Contades at approximately 12:00 p.m., you are free to continue on your own. There are many train connections to other cities in France, Germany, and Switzerland. Or you might fly directly from the Strasbourg airport to your next destination. Your transportation from Strasbourg and beyond will be on your own. For travelers departing on Lufthansa from Frankfurt Airport, there are Lufthansa shuttles departing from the Strasbourg train station and from the Hilton Hotel (refer to Lufthansa for details on cost and schedules).

Included Meals: Breakfast

Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Land Package 1

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  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip.

Start off your first day in Basel right by having a VBT representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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  • Hospitality desk
  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

All you have to do is get to the airport. On our Air Packages, we’ll take care of the rest, handling all the logistics, so you can travel with peace of mind. Spend your first night aloft and arrive refreshed for an unforgettable trip. 

Start off your first day in Basel right by having a VBT representative greet you at the airport. A complimentary car service will whisk you to your centrally located hotel. From here, you are perfectly positioned to explore this charming city at your leisure.

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to explore on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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  • Daily breakfast
  • City information

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Frankfurt airport will be provided (an approximately three-hour drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After a delicious included breakfast at your hotel, you are free to continue exploring on your own, using our included city information packet to guide your discoveries.

Included Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, complimentary transportation to the Frankfurt airport will be provided (an approximately three-hour drive, depending on traffic) for your departing flight

Included Meals: Breakfast

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We had an amazing time - And I can't speak highly enough of every aspect of this trip! Our VBT leaders, Sophie and Bruno, were exceptional, planning everything down to the smallest detail. They were a pleasure to be with in every way. We loved every hotel, each unique, and in the heart of a city, with lots to do in the area. Our e-bikes were brand new, and easy to navigate. We were blessed with beautiful weather and enjoyed our rides each and every day. I would highly recommend this trip - it will definitely not be our last.…

Cheryl M,

Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Land Package

I LOVED this vacation. I am an avid biker; my husband is not; and we both enjoyed the levels of activity and flexibility. The vineyards and villages were amazing to see, especially by bicycle. Jean and Jean Francois took care of our every need, and the accommodations were wonderful. What's not to like?

Jenny H, Plymouth, MN, United States

Alsace and the Black Forest: La Route des Vins Land Package

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10 days, includes round-trip international airfare , airport shuttle, and additional hotel nights with included breakfast.

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$5,145

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$5,545

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$5,545

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$5,545

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Fri, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 15, 2023

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$5,345

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$5,345

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$5,345

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$5,345

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$4,745

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7 Days. Includes bike vacation only.

Single Supplement: From $645

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Sun, May 7 - Sat, May 13, 2023

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Sun, May 21 - Sat, May 27, 2023

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Sun, Jul 9 - Sat, Jul 15, 2023

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$4,345

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Sun, Aug 20 - Sat, Aug 26, 2023

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$4,445

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$4,445

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$4,445

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$4,445

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Sun, Sep 17 - Sat, Sep 23, 2023

From
$4,445

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$4,445

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Sun, Oct 8 - Sat, Oct 14, 2023

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$3,845

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Sun, Sep 4 - Sat, Sep 10, 2022

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$4,145

Per person, double occupancy

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$4,145

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Sun, Sep 18 - Sat, Sep 24, 2022

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$4,145

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$4,145

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Sun, Oct 9 - Sat, Oct 15, 2022

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$3,545

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Sun, Oct 16 - Sat, Oct 22, 2022

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$3,545

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