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Whitsuntide Elsass – Vosges

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The Alsace is a dream come true for all mountain bikers. Quiet flow trails offer optimal opportunities to extend your experience onto single trails. Have you wanted to go biking for a long time on a Whitsun weekend in Alsace? Then it’s time now, the single trails are waiting for you – that’s it! If you feel like exploring some of them during three days, from flowing to crisply demanding, then come with us! Of course, the culinary delights of Alsace should not be neglected either. Whether you want to drink wine or Alsatian beer with a rich and very good dinner in the hotel, we leave it to you. However what we value, is that you will experience something unique on this bike weekend!

We would be happy to show you the most beautiful side of Alsace on this bike weekend.

For the journey to and from the Whitsuntide Alsace – Vosges Weekend we recommend the SBB / SNCF. Click here for a bike reservation and for the ticket purchase. If you want to avoid a bike reservation, we recommend the EVOC Bike Cover Bag which you can buy in our adventure shop.

On this Whitsuntide Alsac – Vosges Weekend you will master some vertical meters, please note our page for tour preparations. You will be mainly in Level S1 and Level S2 on technical trails.

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    Alles über das Angebot Whitsuntide Elsass – Vosges.

    Alsace is a bike dream come true

    Midst of the fantastic landscape and the far reaching forests in the Alsace, on the fringe of the Vosges Mountains, you will find plenty of fantastic single trails. The paths lead past pastures with grazing cows, meadows full of flowers, and through thick forests with amazing views across the valleys of the Alsace. The single trails are plentiful. This makes it difficult to choose which trail to try today.
    Those of you, who have a lot of stamina and like to ride single trails, have come to the right place.
    After a beautiful tour, the terrace of our guest house provides us with the opportunity to reminisce on the events of the day whilst enjoying a cold Alsace beer. Alternatively one can simply enjoy the beautiful landscape while relaxing in the Jacuzzi.
    The accommodation is located within a picturesque village, in the heart of the Alsace between Strasburg and Colmar. The guest house is at the end of a private road at the fringe of the forest. The rooms are tastefully furnished and exude a wonderful charm. Catherine and Eric, the hosts, spoil their guests with extensive breakfasts and dinners of regional specialities.

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    Was ist in der Tour inklusive?Im Angebot enthalten sind folgende Punkte.
    • 1 tour guide
    • 2 overnight accommodations, double room, half-board
    • 3 guided bike tours in the Vosges Mountains.
    • Dinner served in the hotel.
    Was ist in der Tour nicht dabei.Im Angebot sind folgende Punkte.
    • Compulsory annulation cost insurance
    • Travel there and back
    • Lunch, drinks during the meal
    • All insurances
    1. Day 1 Bike 35km / 700m elevation gain

      Getting there – this is the individual’s responsibility. Your guide will meet you at 10 am in the hotel lobby. Our first ride takes us past a small ski resort over hills and through valleys. It provides us with a perfect opportunity to get accustomed to climbs and descents.

    2. Day 2 Bike 38km / 900m elevation gain

      The monastery. Where there are castles, there are also monasteries and churches. On today’s tour we will visit a few of these. For example, we will go view the magnificently situated Engelkappelle. The ascents are on forest paths and tar roads, the descents on trails.

    3. Day 3 Bike 42km / 900m elevation gain

      A comfortable guesthouse. From one hill to the next we will ride through forests and meadows until we arrive at a superb guesthouse where we will enjoy our lunch. On the way back, the trails will take us to a small waterfall where one can take a short break. Over the next couple of kilometers the trails will provide a challenge.

      Departure – Your departure has to be individually planned by you. We have to leave the hotel rooms by 12pm but we can deposit our luggage at the hotel during our today’s tour.

      These tours are all examples and can be adjusted to the groups needs any time.

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    Hotel

    The rooms are tastefully furnished and exude a wonderful charm.

    1. How far in advance should I book my weekend?

      We recommend booking at least 6 months in advance for most of our weekend or weekly holidays. For our weekends, we recommend at least 4 months in advance. Many of our holidays sell out well in advance so it is clever to put down your booking to guarantee you will get a spot. We offer an early-bird booking discount: if you book your trip well in advance, we will give you a 5% discount. Check out our product pages.

    2. How do I book my participation on a weekend?

      You can book your spot on weekend by clicking ’Book Now’ on any product page. An advantage for our well-known customers, they can book by calling us at +41 44 950 59 77. A deposit secures your place, with the balance due 2 months prior to the trip. This deposit is fully refundable for the first 14 days after you did your weekend- or week-holiday booking, so you can hold your spot risk-free for a week and use that time to sort out vacation time, flights, etc…
      Day events: the bill must be settled immediately.

      For further details please read our Terms and conditions.

    3. What technique scale do we use?

      scale

      The single-track scale is divided in the three levels of difficulty light , medium and heavy

      This difficulty classes are geared to the skill level of an average Bikers with a technically current mountain bike.

      For the concrete classification and accurate differentiation of the routes (and difficulty classes) are six relatively well demarcated from each other levels of (S-grade) S0 to S5 used.

      Thus, the lower end of the scale with for an average biker is ”loosely mobile” and the upper ”with unfahrbar” = “absolutely not rideable” equated.

      The difficulty class light comprises the degrees S0 and S1, means is defined by S2 and heavy includes all beyond this S grade.

      The classification of the single track is exclusively based on possible objective flat or sloping path (Wegcharakteristika) under ideal conditions as sufficient natural light and dry surfaces. The classification is therefore independent and cannot be influenced or subjectively classified by variable factors such as followed.

      • the degree of danger (crash risk),
      • the weather (rain, wind, fog and snow)
      • the lighting conditions or
      • the driving speed.

      In the orientation according to S-grades will thus be appreciated that the running characteristics may shift claim significantly upwards, for example due to poor weather conditions or quicker pace.

    4. How technical is the trip?

      The difficulty of trails varies from trip to trip, and you can find the rating on every product page shown as Activity Level from S0 to S5, more information on the Skill Scale required by viewing the skills and fitness scale page. Please read this page carefully!

    5. How fit do I need to be?

      Our trips vary in difficulty please check out our Itinerary tab, for every day we give your an approximately distance in km and elevation uphill in m.

      There will always be slower and faster riders on every trip; in general we try to cultivate a strong group dynamic so that people understand it’s not about getting as many kilometre as possible on the odometer but about enjoying the spectacular riding and scenery in the company of other riders, and that may require waiting every now and then. We have got several offerings where we have 2 to 5 guides on an event so we will split the group to a maximum of 8 participants. Whatever your level, you’ll get the best possible enjoyment out of your trip by getting in shape before the trip – we’ll offer training suggestions in our post-booking communications to help you on your way.

      Please read our Skill and Fitness Guide for more information.

    6. What, if I am a solo traveller?

      We got lot of solo traveller. You will meet many great people from around the world. Solo travellers are paired in double rooms with another solo traveller of the same gender, or may opt for a single room upgrade.

    7. Can you offer special dietary requests?

      On this trip we can offer normal and vegetarian food.

    8. Shall I bring my own bike or should I rent on?

      We recommend you bring your bike if ever possible. You will ride better and with more comfort on your own bike than you will with a rental. We do not provide rental bikes at this destination.

    9. Add-ons

      We offer lot of add-ons to help you get the most out of your tour! Mountain bikes can be rented at certain destinations, to single room upgrades, and pre and post-tour hotel nights. There are many options to help you have the best experience possible.
      To book your add-ons, select them at your cart, when you make your initial booking.

    10. Extend your trip

      Many of our Customers like to arrive early or stay longer before/after their Ride with us. We make it easy for you to extend your trip by taking care of your hotel bookings for you, and in many cases, we also offer full trip extension packages. Just contact us by Email: info@swissbiketours.com

    11. Traveling with my bike?

      If you’ve never traveled with your bike, don’t worry – it’s much easier than you think! If you don’t have a case for your bike, then you can pick up a cardboard travel box for your bike at your local store. Some stores will also pack your bike up for you for a fee.
      Alternately, if you want a higher level of protection, and/or are planning on traveling with your bike more than just once, we  recommend investing in a quality bike bag or case.  Our guides and past clients have recommended the following products:
      EVOC bike bag  | DAKINE bike bag  | THULE bike case
      For tips on packing your bike, watch this Thule video we linked for you!

    12. Bike damage disclaimer

      While participating in a Swiss Bike Tours trip, the rider assumes all risk and expense related to loss or damage to the mountain bike, whether rented from a third party or owned by the rider. This assumption of risk includes loss or damage due to transportation, theft, vandalism, accident, misuse, higher forces, or other events leading to the loss or damage of the mountain bike.

    13. Assembling your bike when you arrive

      If you have never assembled your bike, do not worry! Our guides will be on hand to assist.

    14. The ideal bike for a trip to Alsace

      For trips to Alsace, we recommend an all-mountain or cross country trail bike with at least 120mm or more of travel. A dropper post is highly recommended.

    15. The ideal tire

      We suggests a Continental Race King ProTection Tires or a Continental Mountain King ProTection Tires.. Maxxis High Roller’s are also great tires for terrain in Alsace. We ask that all Customers be respectful of the group, and show up with the appropriate bike to minimize bike related delays before or during riding.

    16. Armour and Helmet

      We recommend leg soft protection like G-Form and a CC-Helmet. A Helmet is mandatory on all Swiss Bike Tours Events! Full-body protection and full-face helmets are not necessary.

    17. Wether and clothing

      The weather can be quite cool, especially in spring and autumn, with lows dipping below 15 degrees Celsius, so we recommend you pack accordingly. Daytime highs are usually quite ok in spring and autumn, ranging from mid 15 to low 25 degrees. During summertime, we will have from mid 20 to low 30 degrees.
      Although rain is rare, we still recommend you bring quality rain gear or shell.

      This event will take place in any weather!

    18. General packing list

      If you have booked, we will send you a detailed packing list.

    19. Tools and spare parts for your bike to bring

      We recommend bringing the following tools with you. Rest assured your guides will have a full tool kit, but it’s a good idea to have the following items with you in case of trailside breakdowns:

      • multitool (preferably with chainbreaker)
      • tire levers
      • 2 spare tube
      • small tire pump (not a floor pump)
      • 1 Rear derailleur hanger
      • Front and rear brake pads (1 set of each is sufficient)
      • Any rare parts that might be hard to find locally (Shimano and SRAM are generally available in all our locations, but Magura levers, for instance, might not be available everywhere)
    20. Food

      All Breakfast and dinners are included in the trip price. Lunch will be taken in local restaurants or on the trail. You should budget approximately €10-15.- per Lunch, excluding drinks.

    21. Laundry

      Ask in the hotel, for a small fee the laundry will be done.

    22. Internet

      Available every day.

    23. Vaccination

      Please visit your local travel clinic for the most up to date information.

    24. Currency in France

      Withdraw money from an ATM in Switzerland or France (which are widely available) – you can withdraw local money (Euro € in Switzerland and France) and will usually be charged the best rate by your bank at home.

    25. Terms and conditions

      For more on our Terms and condition, Terms of payment and Cancellation terms, please visit the following page

    26. Travel insurance

      Travel medical insurance and trip cancellation is mandatory for all of our trips. If you have your own travel medical insurance it needs to:
      a) cover evacuation (e.g. air evacuation) and hospital costs while in other countries
      b) cover mountain biking trips (some policies include mountain biking in their list of ‘extreme’ sports that are not covered).
      c) Trip cancellation up to 100% of your trip cost
      We strongly recommend also getting insurance that covers the following:
      • Equipment protection for delay, loss, theft and damage (if traveling with your bike/expensive equipment)
      • Trip interruption up to 100% of trip cost
      • Medical expenses up to CHF 50’000
      • Emergency medical transportation up to CHF1’000’000
      Please note that our cancellation policy is strict. If you decide not to purchase cancellation/interruption insurance, and then get hurt or sick before or during your Ride, please don’t ask us for a refund.

      For travelers from around the world, we recommend   World Nomads. 
      For U.S. travelers, we recommend   Global Rescue (Individual Medical Plan with Signature Travel Insurance Plan)
      Another option for U.S.  travelers, we recommend   Travelex   (we suggest the Travel Select Plan with the Adventure Plus Pak).

    27. Emergency Contact

      If you have booked we will send you a detailed contacts for your family.

    28. Emergency situation

      Our guides are all 1st aid trained and certified and know how to respond to emergency situations very well. They always cary very well-stocked 1st aid kits in their day packs.

      Rest assured that your safety is our #1 concern, and steps are taken to mitigate risk and prevent incidents from happening. If you were to be injured on the trail, our guides will act as first responders and will look after you with proper and professional care. If emergency help or an evacuation is needed, our guides will have the contact information of the nearest hospital/emergency care facility, along with the required communication equipment (cell phones and/or satellite phones) and help will be on its way.

    29. Visa regulation

      If you are not an EU citizen, please visit the following Schengen Visa Info page to find out how to obtain a visa. Click here!

    30. Safety and security

      France is a safe country; however, certain precautions should be followed, as with all foreign travel. To maximize your safety during our tours you should exercise common sense and caution at all times. We recommend that you always stick to set travel arrangements, and avoid unknown areas. We also recommend that you wear minimal jewellery and that you keep valuable items safely stored. Always keep a copy of your passport, airline tickets, traveller’s checks and credit card numbers separate from where you keep the originals.

    31. Tipping

      We encourage you to tip your guides if you feel you have received excellent service and have had an enjoyable trip. A typical gratuity usually varies between 2% – 6% of your Tour price per guide, depending on your level of satisfaction. e.g. € 600.- trip = € 12.- to € 35.- per guide.

    32. Starting Point

      Your Guide will meet you at 10 a.m. in front of the Hotel. You have to be ready to bike!

    33. Ending Point

      The Weekend- or Week-Tours will end at approximately 4 p.m. in front of the Hotel. It will be possible to take a shower after the last raid, check it out with your guide.

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