Alsace Bike Hire - Including Local Transport


Bike hire

For your self guided bicycle tour you may need a bike hire shop to rent a bike.  Such shops are found mainly in the cities  of  Alsace.  Some are accessible on the web.  Depending on hire bike quality you should expect to pay €7-10 per day.  Tandems for rent are not common but can be arranged. If the staff speak a language other than French it will probably be German, but some speak English.  They will patiently wait as you stumble through any school-boy/girl French. All the hire shops we describe are orientated around the various Alsace bike routes and will carry maps etc.  Have a look at our Cycling Tips advice on bike hire before you make the deal with the hire shop.
 
To help you on your self guided bike tour we thought we would point out an error we made on bike hire.  In all languages there are false-friends, words that mean one thing in one language and another thing in another language.  In French "pannier" describes the basket (wire or straw) that fits on the front or rear of the bike to hold the odd book and bottle of wine.  "Pannier" in English describes the large luggage bag mounted (often in pairs) on the rear of a bike to allow you to travel between hotels.  Be aware!

Strasbourg

  • Cycles Blondin, 5 Rue Brigade Alsace Lorraine, 67000 Strasbourg, Tél 03 88 36 2215
  • Accro Bike, 22 Faubourg de Pierre, 67000 Strasbourg, Tél 03 88 21 43 43
  • Cycles Suss, 33 Avenue des Vosges, 67000 Strasbourg, Tél 03 88 36 20 33
  • Tendance Cycles, 7 Avenue d'Alsace, 67000 Strasbourg, Tél 03 88 24 13 25
  • Ecolo'cation, 25 Rue de la Première Armée, 67000 Strasbourg, Tél 03 88 23 17 05
  • Alsace Sports Nature Takamaka, 39 Rue Finkwiller, 67000 Strasbourg, Tél 03 90 23 87 15
  • Vélocation, Place de la Gare, 67000 Strasbourg, Tél 03 88 23 56 75 or 03 88 24 05 61
  • Esprit Cycles, 18 rue Jacques Peirotes, 67000 Strasbourg, Tél 03 88 36 18 41

Colmar

  • Geiswiller SA, 6 Bld du Champ de Mars, 68000 Colmar, Tél 09 75 92 05 21
  • Cyclotheque, 31 Route d'Ingersheim, 68000 Colmar, Tél 03 89 79 14 18

Ribeauvillé

  • Binder Jean-Phillipe, 82 Grand Rue, 68150 Ribeauvillé, Tél 03 89 73 65 87

Marckolsheim

  • Multi Cycles (bike repair), 8 Rue du Rhin, 67390 Marckolsheim, Tél 03 88 58 75 43

Sélestat

  • Boespflug Sarl, 5 Rue Sainte Barb, 67600 Sélestat, Tél 03 88 92 05 14

Lingolsheim

  • Velo Plus, 169 Rue Gén Leclerc, 67540 Ostwald, Tél 03 88 29 73 15

Eguisheim

  • Meyer Jean-Luc (bike hire), Trois-Châteaux, 68420 Eguisheim, Tél 03 89 24 53 66

Rouffach

  • Cycles et Sports 68, 29 Rue Mar LeFebvre, 68250 Rouffach, Tél 03 89 78 50 80

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Bike maintenance

During your Alsace bike tour we hope you will not need this, but if you do most of the bike hire shops will provide a maintenance service (at a fee) even for each others' bikes.  At the very least we recommend that you can repair a puncture, see our Cycling Tips, though of course, with modern tyres, punctures are less common.  We also recommend a couple of books (a light one and a heavy one) of mybikeguide repairs.

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Left luggage

Airports

Paris Charles de Gaulle has relatively expensive luggage storage.

Zurich airport has left luggage.

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Bike transport

Train and bike

Information about departures and prices within France are available on the internet (in English) from SNCFRegional trains will take bikes.  Within Alsace use TER-SNCF.

Bus and bike

The following bus companies exist but do not carry bikes on buses

Ferry

There are few ferries in this area.  However, there will be day trips on the Rhine in the summer months.

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