Aaaah Alsace! Wine Route Barr to Kayersberg

Self Guided - 8 Days/7 Nights

The south-facing Alsace region on the France/Germany border boasts the highest temperatures year-round in Germany.

In the cultural scene of Alsace everything turns to good taste: the cooking, the high-quality wines, and the charming and varied way of life. This region between the river Rhine and the Vosges, the Jurassic Mountains and the Pfälzerwald has a fascinating landscape. Hilly landscapes along the Wine Route, numerous picturesque villages and mysterious castle ruins alternate with spacious meadows.

Your Journey

Day 1 Arrive Barr

Wander the narrow streets lined with ancient half-timbered houses and the beautiful architecture of the main square.

Day 2 Barr - Andlau (Walking – 14 km)

The path you will follow today runs through the famous vineyards and their wine-making villages, which are among the most beautiful in Alsace: Mittelbergheim and Andlau. There is an optional walk in the hills to Chateaux of Haut-Andlau and Spesbourg.

Day 3 Andlau - Dieffenthal (Walking – 16 km)

Walk on the “Wine Trail” passing Alsatian vineyards. You cross Ungersberg (901m) and visit the castle of Bernstein before descending towards the wine village of Dieffentahl.

Day 4 Dieffenthal - St Hippolyte (Walking – 18 km)

Follow paths through woods and vineyards that lead along the edge of the hills, or via the landmark castle of Koenisbourg, to the delightful village of Saint Hippolyte, set amongst vineyards, against the wooded hills of Les Voges.

Day 5 St Hippolyte – Ribeauvillé (Walking – 13 km)

Walk towards the castles of Ribeaupierre and Girsberg to reach Ribeauvillé.

Day 6 Ribeauvillé – Riquewihr (Walking – 14 km)

The path leads you to past three castles then continues through vineyards to the delightful village of Riquewihr with its perfectly preserved medieval streets and houses.

Day 7 Riquewihr - Kaysersberg (Walking – 12 km + 6 km)

Walk past the Chapel of Saint Alexis and climb to Castle Kayserberg to enjoy a splendid panorama over the famous wine village Kayserberg, where you will stay tonight. Optional extension to Kientzheim, considered the prettiest village of Alsace.

Day 8 Kaysersberg – (Taxi) – Colmar – (Train) - Strasbourg

Arrangements end after breakfast with a transfer (approximately 20 - 25 min drive) to Colmar Station from where you can take a train to Strasbourg. Colmar showcases architecture from the Middle Ages to the 18th Century and the famous Little Venice canal quarter.

Extension - Strasbourg

Additional nights can be booked.
With its monumental cathedral featuring carvings as delicate as any piece of lacework, Strasbourg is one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Thanks to the richness and sheer density of its heritage sites, the entire town centre has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Strasbourg is definitely well worth a visit, to discover its history, its cuisine and its unique atmosphere.

Terrain

Moderate walking with some hills, of 4 – 5 hours per day. Well marked trails on good tracks. Variation in altitude is a maximum of 900 m.

Meals

Breakfast daily

Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

2018: Twin/Double €747; Single room supplement €335

Half board supplement (7 x 3-Course dinners) - highly recommended: €175

Schedule

2018: Start any day 1 April – 6 October.

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

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