Tourist authorities in Alsace are offering electric bikes across the region via the Movelo Alsace scheme to make sightseeing as easy as possible.
Electric bikes are really taking off across Europe, and France is no exception. Tourist boards and bike shops from Provence to Burgundy are providing electric bike hire to make seeing the sites as easy as possible.
Alsace is also in on the act. At the time of writing, the Movelo Alsace scheme has 27 hire stations across, Alsace, as well as more than 20 places to change or charge your batteries. These include tourist offices, hotels, camp sites and tourist sites across the region.
The scheme works in a similar way to the Sun E-bikes network we tested in Provence. Bikes are available for half-day or full-day hire, and they can be picked up and dropped off at any hire station.
There are two bike types available for hire: Flyer, modèles Série C (type VTC or 'vélo tout chemin' town/leisure bikes) and Série S (type VTT or 'vélo tout terrain' mountain bikes).
See the official Movelo Alsace website for more information.
Electric bike touring in France
Electric bikes are a versatile option, especially in hillier areas and particularly for newer cyclists, older cyclists or simply for riders who want to go longer distances in a day without completely exhausting their legs. In these cases, they are an ideal tourist bike. See our overview of cycle touring in France by electric bike.
Accommodation for cycling in Alsace
See below for some bike-friendly places in Alsace (I'm adding more as time permits). See also our advice for finding cycling accommodation in France.