Epi­curean de­lights on the move

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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).

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