The Alsace vineyards offer a range of exceptional wines. Rich in history and architecture and boasting a unique landscape, they hold a range of varied events all year round.
Protected by the natural barrier of the Vosges Mountains, the vineyards of Alsace benefit from a unique climate and a variety of different grape-growing districts. The many different grape varieties which thrive here produce an incomparable range of rich and aromatic wines, from the driest and most delicate to the most opulent and full-bodied. The Alsace Wine Route, one of the oldest in France, crosses these different wine districts. From Marlenheim to Thann, it allows you to discover 170 km of scenic landscapes, from medieval villages and half-timbered houses decorated with flowers, to castles and Roman and Gothic churches. The wine route is also a place for community events: from April to October the grape harvest festival is celebrated in numerous local villages, and then there are the famous Christmas markets.
Whether on foot, along the vineyard tracks and discovery walking routes, or by bike on the Vineyards Cycleway, trips through the wine districts reveal the work of the winegrowers and the art of the Alsace wines. Meetings with winegrowers and wine tasting along the way provide a pleasant stop during your walk or ride through this land of traditions and wines.
1.Travel the 170-km Alsace Wine Route at the foot of the Vosges Mountains.
2.Meet the winemakers in their wine cellars.
3.Pedal down the signposted Vineyards Cycleway, which links Marlenheim to Thann and partly follows the Euro Vélo 5 long-distance cycleway.