For your trip in France, you want to discover the most beautiful Alsatian villages while making the Alsace wine route tour ? Here is my Alsace wine route itinerary of more than 170 km from North to South. This 4 day tour in Alsace allowed me to cross Strasbourg, Colmar, beautiful villages and vineyards while enjoying the heritage and culture of Alsace. In addition, this small 4 days trip that was programmed just before Christmas, allowed us to enjoy the beautiful and famous Christmas markets of Alsace!
My Alsace Wine Route Map
To visualize my Alsace wine route itinerary, here is the map outlining my tour that can be done in just 4 days. Of course, if you have 5 or 7 days, this tour will be even more enjoyable because you can better enjoy the sights by staying longer. But for an optimized trip of 4 days in Alsace, it is a very good compromise!
My Alsace wine route tour – Day 1
Itinerary Strasbourg Dalhenheim
For this first day, the morning will be devoted to the quick visit of Strasbourg and the afternoon to visit a vineyard.
Morning: Historic Center of Strasbourg with Notre Dame Cathedral. Classified in 1988 as UNESCO World Heritage, this monument is a splendor. Then we discovered Petite France area. It’s a beautiful place in old Strasbourg. Along the navigation canal, there is a picturesque panorama of the facades of the old medieval houses reflected in the water. Possibility of a cruise on the Ill for a touch of romance and relaxation over the water.
We then decided to eat while walking in Strasbourg Christmas market of course eating Alsacian and taking a glass of mulled wine!
Afternoon: Visit of the Pfister wine domain in Dahlenheim (about 20 km from Strasbourg).
Hotel near Dalhenheim
Here is the typical small family hotel (small price) where we felt very well received and very comfortably housed:
My Alsace Wine route tour – Day 2
Itinerary Dahlenheim Obernai Ribeauville
Here is a nice road that has allowed us to cross charming small Alsatian villages and beautiful vineyards.
Obernai is a must for tourists but also the country of beer (Kronenbourg breweries).
Visit the village of Ribeauville: beautiful half-timbered houses and small colored streets.
Next to Ribeauville, we visited the Domaine Louis Sipp: great wines, dry white wines, mellow, red, there is something for every taste and every budget.
Hotel in Ribeauville
I loved this hotel! Its location was perfect in the center of Ribeauville. From our room we could see the Butchers’ Tower …
My Alsace Wine route tour – Day 3
Itinerary Riquewihr Kaysersberg Eguisheim
We started the day with a visit to the beautiful Riquewihr village that has survived the ages, staying as before with its cobbled streets and half-timbered houses, some dating from the 13th century!
Then, we discovered Kaysersberg, a typical Alsatian village whose medieval setting and the ruins of its castle make it an essential tourist stop.
Just 5km away, the Domaine Bott Geyl is a reference area in Alsace. Indeed, Jean-Christophe Bott practices an organic and biodynamic agriculture which gives high quality wines with grapes with very developed aromas.
The day will end in beauty with Emile Beyer’s BIO wine tasting. This vineyard is located in Eguisheim, a small village ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. In this village we travelled out of time through the narrow streets lined with houses of the 17th and 18th centuries. In this area, Alsace wineyards offer four great wines: kessler, kitterlé, saering and spiegel.
I chose this hotel because it was well located but especially for its restaurant. No disappointment, everything was perfect!
My Alsace Wine route tour – Day 4
Itinerary Eguisheim Colmar Orschwihr (near Guebwiller) Mulhouse
We wanted to visit quickly Guebwiller because it is a city rich in history. Its heritage is very interesting including its 3 churches with different styles : Romanesque, Gothic and Neoclassical. But if it’s too short in timing, I personally preferred Colmar!
30 minutes before arriving in Mulhouse, here is the last vineyard we will visit in Alsace. The domain François Schmitt is located in Orschwhir. It is a family property that combines family tradition and modernity with children who have taken over the estate.
Hotel in Mulhouse
On the itinerary of our return trip, we decided to sleep in Mulhouse. And the good deal right in the center of Mulhouse is the Bristol Hotel. I had chosen for its location and for its parking. With its excellent value for money (55 Euros per night), it gave us complete satisfaction and I do not hesitate to recommend it with your eyes closed!
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