Bicycle Germany & Alsace, France
Essentials of Germany & Alsace, France:
Germany - Experience the dreamy hospitality of the Mosel and Rhine River valleys and the stately procession of colorful storybook villages, ancient vineyards in use since Roman times, and crumbling precariously-perched castles. As you cycle at a pace no faster than the pumping of a pedal the serene, romantic countryside happily rises up to meet you.
Alsace, France – The alluring Alsace is a land of fairy-tale gabled houses, spectacularly flowered villages, storks on high, and the famous Alsace Wine Route. Cycling in the Alsace is a treat for the eyes and pure pleasure for the palate - whether sampling the splendid local wines or savoring the local repast.
Cuisine: The Mosel and Rhine river valleys are known for their tasty food and wine offerings. Alsace is the home of some of France's most exquisite cuisine with more Michelin starred restaurants than any other part of the world. It is greatly influenced by its German, Flemish and Burgundy neighbors. There is also a wealth of simple regional dishes and Muenster cheese, the dry Alsatian Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines are internationally renowned.
Highlights: Frankfurt, Traben-Trarbach, Bernkastel, Burg Eltz, the Rhine Gorge (32 medieval castles and strongholds), the Alsace Wine Route, Obernai, Strasbourg.