From the Wine Road to the "Ried" area
The trail begins with an incursion into the vineyards. From Kogenheim, head west. A ride through a forest opens up a pretty panoramic view of the vineyards. Hillsides and wine-growing villages alternate until the foot of the Haut-Koenigsbourg. Further on, Sélestat, the seat of the famous humanist library, marks the entry into the great Ried, Matelote (fishstew) country. Here, the landscape is unique. Marshlands, reeds, damp meadowland and copses make a characteristic mosaïc pattern of shapes and colours across the Ried country. The road leads as far as the banks of the Rhine, where you turn back towards Kogenheim via the Rhine cycle route - EuroVelo 15 along the Rhone-Rhine canal.