Biking distance is 29 miles (47 kilometers) on secondary roads and paved bicycle paths on flat to rolling terrain. Walking approximately 1 mile 1.6 kilometers).
In the hotel dining room, choose from a buffet with meats, cheeses, eggs, yogurt, cereals, breads, juices and hot beverages. Breakfast each morning will follow this description.
After a hearty breakfast, join your group leader in the hotel conference room for a presentation on safety, rules of the road, and the IBT Corner System, the way in which we navigate throughout the course of this program. Leave Neuenburg and Germany behind to cross the waters of the Rhine River and enter France. A couple of hours in the saddle brings us to the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach, a unique site built in 1699 by military engineer Vauban at the order of Louis XIV to defend the border from the Habsburgs. The defensive layout of Neuf-Brisach is an octagonal layout, with its borders heavily fortified with two additional rings; the inner one octagonal and the outer, an eight-pointed star.
On your own to enjoy what you like in Neuf-Brisach at one of the cafés surrounding the main square.
Gain insight into the prowess of military engineer, Vauban and the history of the fortified town of Neuf-Brisach. Continue cycling to Colmar, our destination for the next two nights.
Hotel dining room.
At leisure. Your evenings are free to spend time with new Road Scholar friends, relax, or go exploring on your own.