Bicycle

Compact, and with extensive cycle infrastructure, Grenoble is great for two-wheeled exploration. Pick up Les Itinéraires Cyclables, a free map of Grenoble-area cycling routes, from Métrovélo or the tourist office.

Bus & Tram

The pride and joy of Grenoble’s superb public transport system, run by TAG (www.tag.fr), is its five ecofriendly tram lines, labelled A to E. Trams run from around 5am to 1am or later; most bus services run until 8pm or 9pm. From tram-stop machines a single one-hour ticket is €1.60 (or €2.10 if purchased by SMS); a carnet of 10 is €14.30. The all-day Visitag pass is €5.20. Before boarding a tram, time-stamp your ticket in one of the blue uprights.

Car & Motorcycle

As in other French cities, driving in the centre is a bit of a hassle because of the many one-way streets, time-limited street parking and expensive underground parking garages (€1.90/19 for one hour/24 hours). If you'll be in Grenoble for a few days, you might want to leave your car in one of the 19 free P+R (parkings relais; park 'n' ride; www.tag.fr) connected to the centre by tram or bus.