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THE WINE VILLAGES OF THE ALSACE

Through the vineyards between the villages fleuris.

Your path undulates through the vineyards heavy with Gewürztraminer and Riesling grapes. In the village of Riquewihr below with its red roofs, cobbled alleyways and half timbered buildings, the locals are waiting for the mayor to declare the start of the harvest. Above, the slopes rise to wooded ridges and in the distance a line of white clouds, bright against the sky, hover above Germany. 

This walk, like most of the others, starts and ends at our hotel in Kayserberg. Several walks follow the Sentier Vinicole des Grands Crus, linking villages and vineyards via woods and open tracks.

Kaysersberg, with its population of 3000 is nestled at the foot of a castle built in the 13th century to control the route to the Vosges. The town itself is situated on the banks of the river Weiss and looks lovely with its many half-timbered houses, some with balconies and oriel windows typical of Alsatian rustic art. 

The cities of Colmar and Strasbourg lie a short distance away, possible destinations for a free day. Here, as in the evenings, you can enjoy the Franco-German gastronomic pleasures of Flammkuchen, Choucroute Garni, Baeckeoffe, Tarte à l’Oignon… if you are not sure what they are, come and discover for yourself!



WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding.




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    Date
    11 Jun 2017
    Nights
    7
    Grades
    Grade 5/L
    Depart From
    London (St Pancras)
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    Date
    17 Sep 2017
    Nights
    7
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    Grade 5/L
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    08 Oct 2017
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    7
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    Grade 5/L
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  • Itinerary & Map
    11 Jun 2017 - 18 Jun 2017

    Day 1 - Kaysersberg
    Travel from London St Pancras to Paris Gare Du Nord by Eurostar. We will then travel by metro (or walk) to Gare De L’Est for the TGV to Mulhouse or Colmar and from Mulhouse or Colmar and then transfer by road to Kaysersberg.

    Day 2 - Kaysersberg
    Walking and Sightseeing taking in the Alsatian countryside through villages such as Riquewihr, Zellenberg and Beblenheim.

    Day 8 - -
    Return journey to Colmar by bus then a train from Colmar to Paris Gare de Est. We will then board the Eurostar from Paris Gare de Nord to London St Pancras.


  • Accommodation
    Hotel Les Remparts

    On the edge of the historical town of Kaysersberg in Alsace, bordering forest and vineyards, the Hotel les Remparts offers you calm and comfort. All rooms, located in two buildings, are ensuite with private bar, phone, TV and complimentary Wi-Fi (système WiTou). The electricity supply is 220V AC. The hotel also has a bar, sauna and leisure room (billiard, table tennis).

    Shops, a post office, restaurants, banks and a tourist office are just a short distance from the hotel. There is also a local market in town on Mondays and Fridays which is worth a look.

    Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday charge. Lunches are not included. Breakfasts will be taken in the hotel. Dinners will be taken in local restaurants. Lunches can be purchased by the group at local supermarkets, bakeries, and cafes or restaurants en route.

  • What's Included
    • Return rail travel by Eurostar and TGV.
    • Half board, with breakfast taken in the hotel and dinners in local restaurants.
    • All local transport costs for 2017 departures.

    Supplement for single room £175


  • Holiday Highlights
    • Charming Alsatian villages such as Riquewihr and Ribeauvill.
    • Walks directly from our hotel.
    • Walking in and around Colmar and Kaysersberg.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Arrival transfer by road from Colmar or Mulhouse stations (c30mins).
    • Travel: London St Pancras–Colmar via Paris (possible en-route stop at Strasbourg in either or both directions), Eurostar/TGV (via Paris will involve a change of station).

     


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