The Alsace Wine Route is a tourist route that crosses Alsace from North to South. Thanks to the Vosges mountains which stop the clouds, Alsace is a very sunny region, conducive to the cultivation of vines. But this route will appeal to wine lovers as much as to others. Indeed, in addition to tastings, it is a magnificent route that awaits you, a route to be covered by car, or by bike, since Alsace is a paradise for cycle tourism, with its very well signposted cycle route that crosses the vineyards. .
This road offers landscapes of rolling vineyards and above all allows you to cross the most beautiful villages of Alsace, famous for their colorful half-timbered houses: Obernai, Barr, Ribeauvillé, Riquewirh, Turkheim … It’s simple, we want to s’ stop everywhere! I have walked it several times and I recommend it especially in October, when the vines are golden. It is simply dazzling.
If you decide to travel it by car, I advise you to make at least two detours: Mont Saint Odile, which offers a sublime panorama that extends both over the plain of Alsace and the Vosges mountains, and the visit of the extraordinary Château du Haut-Koenisbourg, which was renovated before the First World War by the Prussian Emperor William II.
In Ribeauvillé, do not miss the 3 Castles hike offering spectacular views of the region in addition to superb ruins dating from the Middle Ages.
If the road is relatively short in terms of kilometers, you can devote a long weekend or a week to it, there is so much to see!
An itinerary proposed by Mathilde from the blog Travel Photos