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Freiburg - Ribeauvillé - Freiburg

Country

Germany, France

Region

Alsace, Baden-WĂĽrttemberg, Kaiserstuhl

Distance

153km

Time

2 days

Elevation

950hm

Difficulty

Medium

Contributor

Roger S.

Short Description

Embark on a thrilling two-day cycling odyssey from Freiburg to RibeauvillĂ© and back, capturing the essence of the 20th Tour de France stage at Petit Ballon. Day one unfolds in Freiburg, with its medieval charm and the iconic Freiburg Minster. Pedaling through the Black Forest leads to the Alsace gem, RibeauvillĂ©, adorned with half-timbered houses and Saint Gregory’s Church dating back to the 13th century. Day two conquers the Alsace vineyards, rewarding with Alsatian wines, and ascends Petit Ballon for breathtaking Vosges Mountain views. The descent back to Freiburg completes a challenging, picturesque circuit. Explore historical gems, cultural wonders, and cycling triumphs on this unforgettable journey.

Route overview

Insights

Adjustability route

Easy to adjust

Recommended time of year

April to September

Anything to consider?

If you want to see the Tour de France, be there early.

Travel to start

Train to Freiburg

Travel from finish

Train from Freiburg

Highlights

Seeing the pros

Food

Easy to get

Road Surface

Mostly good
Reommended Bike Type

Recommended Bike Type

All possible
Stage

Stage

Travel to start

Freiburg

Stop

Ribeauvillé

Distance

56km

Elevation

240hm

Easy spin to Ribeauvillé to be able to arrive early at the tour.

Stage

Stage

Travel to start

Ribeauvillé

Stop

Freiburg

Distance

97km

Elevation

710hm

From RibeauvillĂ© it went to the area of Munster to wait at the climb “Petit Ballon” for the pro peloton. What an amazing atmosphere!!! It is possible to cycle up the climbs even the same day as the peloton arrives, but keep in mind, there are a lot of people and just a small road. Especially when everyone wants to leave after the spectacle.

After seeing the pros, I went back to Freiburg.