Epicurean delights on the move
Renowned for its rieslings and gewürztraminers, Alsace is also home to a 105-mile wine route along which more than 1,000 vignerons offer tastings. Hit up the 66-year-old Route des Vins in a vehicle almost as old as the road itself: a grape-green 1970s VW camper ƺ$0-+ ˅ ..Ƣ 4',-Ƥ4 0*-2Ɵ$0ƻ. For a full day’s tour, setting off from Strasbourg, you’ll sample a selection of vintages and food including kougelhopf (Alsace’s answer to panettone raisin bread) and stop by vineyards and half-timbered medieval villages. The next day, banish any vestiges of a hangover with Strasbourg’s hearty cuisine, cosying up in winstubs (Alsatian taverns) like Au Pont Corbeau, whose menu includes dishes such as choucroute: steamed cabbage with sausages. ARRIVE Ryanair flies from Stansted to Strasbourg between April and October (from 90; r yanair.com). STAY Rooms at Cour du Corbeau – one of Europe’s oldest hotels – are reached off higgledy-piggledy wooden balconies (from £145; cour- corbeau.com).