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Alsace Wine Route

Strasbourg - Obernai - Riquewihr - Colmar - Thann

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Historical sites Historical sites
Landscape Landscape
Urban life Urban life
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Culture Culture
Alsace Wine Route ACTIVATE MAP Stages4 km157 h/stage1.0

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Alsace Wine Route in France?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 45EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 77EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 198EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 243EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 63EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 132EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 301EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 364EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 126EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 209EUR eat & more 192EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 439EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 565EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 189EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 414EUR
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Alsace Wine Route Itinerary

Experience the beauty of Alsace Wine Route, a 157 km road trip from Strasbourg to Thann in France. This trip is best experienced during the summer months when the vineyards are in full bloom. Along the way, you will get to witness the region’s rich history, stunning landscapes, and UNESCO Heritage Monuments. Start in Strasbourg and make your way to Obernai, a medieval town with a rich history and charming atmosphere. Further down the route is Riquewihr, a town famous for its colorful half-timbered houses and vineyards. Finally, end your trip in Colmar, a city with a beautiful old town and a number of interesting historical sites. The road conditions are generally good, although some parts of the route are narrow. Nevertheless, this road trip offers a unique experience that will stay with you for a long time. It can be managed on a moderate budget and is suitable for all drivers.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 157 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Strasbourg

Distance 157 km Driving time 3.9 h Pace: slow 36.1 kWh Airports FKB , SXB
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Strasbourg, located in the Grand Est region of France, is the perfect starting point for the “Alsace Wine Route”. This picturesque city is the perfect place to explore the natural beauty of France. With its cobblestone streets, gothic architecture, and quaint canals, Strasbourg is a must-see destination. For those travelling by air, the closest international airport is Strasbourg International Airport (SXB), offering car rentals. Once you’ve got your car, you can explore the many attractions in Strasbourg, such as the stunning Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Palace of the Rhine, and the Orangery Park. For those looking to explore the city’s history, the Strasbourg Historical Museum is a must-visit. The city is also home to a number of cultural events, including the Strasbourg Music Festival and the Strasbourg Christmas Market. No matter what you’re looking for, Strasbourg is the perfect starting point for the “Alsace Wine Route”.

1 Strasbourg - Obernai

Distance 49 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: modest 12.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a 49 km journey through the picturesque countryside of Alsace, France! Starting in Strasbourg, the first stop is Marlenheim, where travelers can explore the historical sites of the town, including the old castle ruins. Next, take a drive through Rosheim, where you can admire the beautiful architecture of the town, as well as the nearby UNESCO Heritage sites. Finally, take a leisurely drive through Obernai, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the rolling hills and vineyards. Along the way, make sure to take in the scenic roads and historical sites. This journey will take less than two hours, and more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and hit the road for an unforgettable road trip!

2 Obernai - Riquewihr

Distance 48 km Driving time 1.4 h Pace: slow 11.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on a 48 km, 2-hour drive through the beautiful French countryside starting in Obernai, France and ending in Riquewihr. Along the way, you will pass through Ribeauville, a charming village with traditional half-timbered houses and cobbled streets. On your journey, be sure to take in the stunning views of the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine Valley. As you pass through Ribeauville, take a moment to visit the ruins of the medieval castle, the Gothic church, and the beautiful town square. As you continue on your journey, you will be treated to small villages and rolling hills, with narrow sections of the road adding to the adventure. Don't forget to take in the sites of the old town of Riquewihr, with its old walls and cobbled streets. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check the itinerary of this stage.

3 Riquewihr - Colmar

Distance 14 km Driving time 0.3 h Pace: modest 3.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting journey through the heart of Alsace, starting in the charming town of Riquewihr and ending in Colmar. This 14 km journey will take you less than an hour to complete, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore both of these historical towns. Riquewihr is a beautiful town with cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and a breathtaking view of the Vosges Mountains. It’s the perfect place to start your journey, and you’ll want to make sure to explore the old city walls and the medieval castle. As you make your way to Colmar, you’ll be driving along the picturesque Route des Vins, where you’ll be able to take in the stunning views of the vineyards and rolling hills. Once you reach Colmar, you’ll be able to explore the old town, with its quaint canals, cobblestone streets, and colorful houses. Make sure to visit the Little Venice district and the Unterlinden Museum. Along the way, you’ll be able to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy the delightful atmosphere of the Alsace region. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check out the “Itinerary” of this stage. So what are you waiting for? Start your journey today!

4 Colmar - Thann

Distance 45 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: modest 11.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Start your road trip in Colmar, France, and drive through Rouffach and Guebwiller, two charming villages in Alsace. As you drive, you'll be surrounded by stunning views of vineyards and rolling hills, with plenty of opportunities to explore the local culture and history. From Colmar, it's only a 45 km drive to Rouffach, where you can visit the ruins of the old castle and the beautiful church of Saint-Léonard. From there, it's a short drive to Guebwiller, where you can take a stroll through the old town, admire the half-timbered houses, and explore the many churches and chapels. Finally, your journey ends in Thann, a city known for its stunning architecture, including the impressive St. Thiébaut Cathedral. With a total driving time of less than one hour, this is the perfect day trip for those looking to explore the beauty of Alsace. Make sure to check out the "Itinerary" of this stage for more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route.

  Thann

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Thann, located in the Alsace region of France, is the perfect end point for the Alsace Wine Route. This picturesque town is a great place to take a break from the road and explore some of its highlights. Start your exploration by visiting the medieval Thann Citadel, which is surrounded by old city walls and towers. Afterward, you can walk the old streets and explore the shops and eateries that line the city's main square. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also take a hike up to the nearby Chamont mountain and take in the breathtaking views. No visit to Thann would be complete without tasting some of the local wines, which are known for their high quality. You can pick up a bottle of your favorite variety at one of the many wine cellars in the city. And if you're driving, you'll be glad to know that Thann is only a short drive away from the nearest international airport, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport (BSL). All in all, Thann is the perfect end point for the Alsace Wine Route, offering visitors a chance to explore the town's highlights and sample some of its delicious wines.

Alsace Wine Route at a glance

Facts for safer driving in France

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 90 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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