Bicycle

Colmarvélo Municipal city bikes.

Feature: Cycling the Vines

Colmar is a great base for slipping onto a bicycle saddle to pedal along the Route des Vins and the well-marked Franco-German trails of the nearby Rhine (www.2rives3ponts.eu, in French). Get your two-wheel adventure started by clicking onto www.haute-alsacetourisme.com, with detailed information on everything from bicycle hire to luggage-free cycling holidays, itinerary ideas and downloadable route maps.

If you’d rather join a group, Bicyclette Go, 12km south of Colmar, arranges all-inclusive half-day to two-week cycling tours in the region, many of which are customised. Half-day tours complete with wine tasting start at €40 per person.

Car & Motorcycle

A central car park handy for Petite Venise is place des Six Montagnes Noires. Free parking can be found on place Scheurer-Kestner just north of Musée d’Unterlinden; a few blocks east of the train station around the German-era, brick-built water tower; and in part of the car park at place de la Montagne Verte.