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Motorhome route: the Route des Vins d'Alsace in France by motorhome

The Route des Vins d'Alsace is a beautiful and delicious campervan route in France. On the way, you pass the most beautiful vineyards and the vast green landscape of Alsace with your campervan. The route was established in 1953 and is 170 kilometres long in total. You drive from Marlenheim to Thann and pass several wine villages and towns on the way.

The locations on the route are not far from each other. So you can easily visit several locations on one day! If you want to stop regularly at a vineyard, do a tasting and visit the villages and towns on the route extensively, you can already spend several days on the campervan route. You can drive the route entirely at the pace you like! The following locations are among the highlights of the Route des Vins.


Obernai is located at the beginning of the Route des Vins d'Alsace. Here, you will find numerous half-timbered houses that are beautifully decorated with flowers and flower boxes. Walking through the town, the belfry rises above the village. On the same market square as the belfry, you will also find the grain exchange dating from 1554, a beautiful building. If you want to take a nice walk in Obernai, you can do so along the green strip on the outside of the city walls.

Just outside Obernai, you can go to HUMMEL Bernard for a wine tasting. If you want to spend the night near Obernai, you can do so at Parking des Remparts.

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- Along the Route des Vins d'Alsace, you will find plenty of locations where you can taste the finest wines. 


You continue your journey to one of the oldest medieval towns in Alsace: Ribeauvillé. The city has managed to preserve its medieval character. Not only in the city, but also outside the city, history enthusiasts will find something to their liking. Here, you will find the ruins of the castles of Girsberg (built in the 13th century), Saint-Ulrich (built in the 11th century) and Haut-Ribeaupierre (also built in the 11th century). In the city, you will also find many beautiful buildings, including the tower Tour des Bouchers.

In Ribeauvillé you can spend the night at the Cave de Ribeauvillé. You can taste the most delicious wines at the family estate Bott Frères, among others.
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- Ribeauvillé is one of the oldest places in Alsace. 

In Alsace, you will find mainly white wines. However, there are also some locations where you will find the Pinot Noir grape variety. A red or rosé wine is made from this. Don't forget to buy a good bottle of wine at one of the many vineyards to enjoy in the evening in front of your campervan!


Riquewihr is one of the most beautiful villages in France, as it is listed as one of the "Plus Beaux Villages de France", which makes it a nice next stop on the Route des Vins d'Alsace. You will admire numerous historical buildings such as brightly coloured fortified houses and watchtowers. Several of the houses are also abundantly decorated with flowers. In Riquewihr, le Sentier viticole starts, a walk that takes you past several beautiful vineyards in the area. The perfect way to alternate between getting explanations about the many wines, tasting the most delicious wines and enjoying the beautiful landscape! The route is 4.5 km long. You can get a map at the local tourist office.

There are plenty of opportunities to get to know the wines of Alsace during your motorhome trip through Riquewihr. One of them is the wine cellar of Daniel Jung. In Riquewihr you will find Camperstop Riquewihr.

The extensive vineyards that you encounter during your motorhome trip along the Route des Vins are beautiful. Are you looking for more impressive French nature? These are a few gems for nature lovers.

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- Riquewihr is rightfully on the list of the most beautiful villages in France.


Welcome to one of the favourite villages of the French inhabitants: Kaysersberg! In 2017, the village was voted the country's favourite, namely 'Village préféré des Français'. And that's not surprising, because the historic half-timbered houses with the green forests in the background are like a living painting! For a beautiful view of the village, climb up to the ruins of the castle "Château du Schlossberg" that towers above the village. As Kaysersberg is one of the most famous villages in Alsace, it is advisable to arrive early in the day to avoid crowds.

You can visit the family estate Dietrich Jean et fils, just outside Kaysersberg. In Kaysersberg, you can spend the night at Aire de camping-car P1.

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- In 2017, Kaysersberg was voted the favourite village of the French. 


Colmar is bursting with coloured half-timbered houses and canals that wind their way through the city. Almost all buildings date back to the 15th or 16th century. In one of the more touristy parts of the city, the district La Petite Venice, you see these half-timbered houses and canals at their best. There are numerous terraces here and some houses still have their original signs, for example, indicating the occupation of the former residents. Another famous attraction in the city is the Maison Pfister, which is known for its special spiral staircase and the many paintings on the outside of the building.

In and around Colmar, there are plenty of opportunities to taste wines. At Domaine Martin Jund, you can buy the most delicious wines, but not without having tasted them first. In Colmar, there are various camperstops, including at the harbour.

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- Colourful houses: you can't escape them in Colmar!

The bicycle route Véloroute du Vignoble d'Alsace runs parallel to the Route des Vins. It is therefore advisable to take the bicycles with you during your motorhome journey and to experience a part of it! The bicycle route is 131.5 km long and takes you over old railway tracks and parts of the old Roman road that ran here.


Before you head towards Thann, the end of the route, you will pass Eguisheim. Here, too, you will find plenty of coloured half-timbered houses. But that is not all: Eguisheim has perhaps the most flowers in Alsace! The half-timbered houses are all beautifully decorated to make the already cheerful atmosphere even cheerier. The village was named Village préféré des Français a few years before Kaysersberg, in 2013. At the highest point of the village are three castle ruins, Les Trois Châteaux d'Eguisheim. From here, you have a beautiful view of the village and the surrounding vineyards. You can also spot the most beautiful storks in Eguisheim's bird park.

At SORG Léon you can taste the most delicious wines and visit the wine cellar. You can spend the night at Camperstop Eguisheim.

Travelling further through France in your campervan? Then have a look at this free campervan route through Normandy and Brittany. You will discover the most beautiful locations of the regions, such as the extraordinary chalk cliffs of Etretat and Rennes, the bustling capital of Brittany.

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- The half-timbered houses in Eguisheim are all decorated with the most beautiful flowers. 


Thann is buzzing with hikers because of the popular walking routes that pass through it alongside the Route des Vins. You are likely to meet hikers walking the Route des Crêtes - where you discover the beauty of the Vosges Mountains on foot - and the long-distance hiking route GR5 that goes from the Hook of Holland to Nice. In Thann, well-known sights include the church of Saint-Thiébaut and the ruins of the 13th century Château de l'Engelbourg. In the museum of Thann, you will learn all about the local history, including the castle and the witch hunts that used to take place there. A great last stop on your motorhome trip along the Route des Vins!

Vins Eugène Schnebelen offers wine tasting and vineyard tours. In Thann, you can spend the night at the motorhome village Thann at the river La Thur.
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- Welcome to the final destination of the Route des Vins d'Alsace: Thann!

This article offers several options for visiting a vineyard, a winery or a cellar. Of course, there are many more locations to visit along the route to taste and buy the finest wines or to learn all about the winemaking process. On the Routes des Vins Alsace website you will find a complete overview of all locations along the motorhome route.

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