A Cycling Journey: Wine Along the Rhine from Germany to France

Follow the path of the Rhine by bicycle past hilltop castles and through swaths of Riesling-growing vineyards as you experience the cultural blend at the border of France and Germany.
Program No. 22580RJ
12 days
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At a Glance

Storybook villages and hilltop castles await your discovery along the Rhine River. Pedal through Riesling vineyards along the Rhine to fortified cities and medieval town centers lined with half-timbered houses as you experience the fascinating blend of cultures at the French-German border. Learn the secrets of making wine and chocolate, and pass through ancient villages that tell the story of life along the Rhine through the ages.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Novice to intermediate cyclists. Cycling up to 17-38 miles (5 hours) daily on primarily flat terrain with frequent stops. Walking one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours and climbing stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Cycle to a chocolate museum in Strasbourg to learn about truffle production and enjoy a sweet treat.
  • Gain insight into the prowess of military engineer Vauban at the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach.
  • Board a shuttle to the historic crag-top fortress of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.
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Joppe Schipper
Joppe Schipper was born and educated in the Netherlands. He lived in Germany for about 20 years where he worked as an interior architect and designer. Upon returning to the Netherlands, Joppe worked as a truck driver, exploring the continent behind the steering wheel of a sixteen wheeler. He has been married for over 50 years and has two sons. In his spare time, Joppe likes to bike, play soccer and go swimming.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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