Cycles routes in the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr Region
The cycles routes going through the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region enable you to discover this territory riding from plains to mountains via the vineyards, at your own place.
The map entitled “Le Haut-Rhin à vélo” presents 3 different categories of cycles routes with different colours:
Other suggestions :
Numerous cycle paths go all over the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region.
Mountain bike discovery routes in the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr Region
The Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr Region, which territory spreads alternatively on the Vosges Mountain, the Alsatian vineyards and the Alsatian plain, offers a large diversity of landscapes and an ideal relief to practice mountain bike.
Mountain bike tours – starting from Ribeauvillé and offering different levels of difficulty and distances – have been marked out in order to enable mountain bike lovers to go through the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region and to discover the range of its landscapes, whatever their level of practice.
Upload the sheets of paper of the mountain bike tours below (caution: the mountain bike tours are only available on the website of the Tourist Office of the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr Region → no available paper map at the Tourist Office):
Moutain bike tour # 1 green- tour around the plain
Moutain bike tour # 2 blue - tour around the North of the vineyard
Moutain bike tour # 2 blue - tour around the South of the vineyard
Moutain bike tour # 3 red - tour around Riquewihr / Saint-Alexis
Moutain bike tour # 4 black - tour around the three castles of Ribeauvillé / Thannenkirch
Situation map of the mountain bike tours in the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region
Routes for mountain and hybrid bikes : “Grands Crus wine path”
Discover the heart of the vineyards in the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region by going off the beaten tracks on the wine paths.
* You can download the map of the Grans Crus wine path “Sentier viticole des Grands Crus” from the heading “Tourist Office” on the website of the Tourist Office of the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr Region.
Information signs mark out your ride.
Professional guides also propose their services to organize and accompany mountain bike tours.
The list of these professional guides is available below:
All year long, in the whole Alsace region, bike and mountain bike rides are suggested, organised on the principle of popular walks (walks along marked paths on which each participant goes at his own pace, freely, without any competition spirit and without restraint; control points are settled along the paths, where each participant gets his participation card punched or stamped).
The villages and cities, the fields, the vineyards and the forest are so many landscapes that you will discover during your ride in the heart of Alsace.
The rides are marked out circuits of variable distances, between 10 and 120 km, so that everyone’s expectations can be fullfilled.
The 2012 Alsatian Cyclo-tourism League calendar, presenting the bike and mountain bike rides organized in Alsace is available at the Tourist Office of the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr Region.
You may also directly contact:
- Jean-Claude GEILLER, President of the Cyclo-tourism Department Committee 68 per phone: +33 (0)3 89 80 50 00 or per mail,
- Georges GUTFREUND, President of the Alsatian Cyclo-tourism League per phone: +33 (0)3 88 96 54 11 or per mail.
If you do not have your own bike or mountain bike during your stay in the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr Region, you can rent bikes from the following bike renters :