Strasbourg, Colmar, and Mulhouse are ideal towns for touring by bike. Pedestrian areas, bike routes, and secure parking stands make this a safe and fun method of exploring the area. Pick up maps and information at the offices of tourism or bike rental locations.
In Strasbourg, Vélhop operates a self-service bike rental system with dozens of stations around town. Get started by going to one of the shops (one is at the train station and another is at the tram stop at Porte de l’Hôpital) with your identification and place a refundable security deposit of 150€. You also can rent directly from an automatic machine or online by clicking the pink circle at the bottom right on the Vélhop website.
In Colmar, rentals are available at the train station from ColmarVélo, 9 Place de la Gare, 03-89-41-37-90. Mountain, road, electric-assist, and kids’ bikes may be rented for a half-day or up to a week. Pick up maps and information at the tourist information office or at the automated kiosk located outside the train station.
In Mulhouse, contact Association Locacycles at 10 Avenue Général Leclerc, 03-89-45-25-98 for mountain and road bike rentals. The city also operates a program called VéloCité with multiple self-serve pick-up and drop-off stands around town, including one at the main train station. The plan is meant to be a convenience for residents looking for an eco-friendly mode of transportation, but tourists are encouraged to use the bikes as well. Simply pick up a bike at one location and drop it at another. The first half hour is free, and additional hours are 1€ each. Find a list of stations here.
If you would like to tackle some of the tracks in the Vosges Mountains look over the rental and trail information from the Office de tourisme de l’Alsace Bossue
in Lorentzen or Alsa Cyclo Tours in Eguisheim.