Strasbourg’s An Incredible Bicycling City!

What an incredible day 1!  Despite jet lag, despite forgetting we couldn’t check into our B&B until 5:00, despite technology problems, it was a fantastic day!  The weather is gorgeous, about 15 degrees warmer than expected and the entire city of Strasbourg must either be on a bicycle or eating at a cafe.  There are no seats at any cafes and the streets are full of bicycles!  We picked up our bikes at Esprit Cycles, 47 rue du Faubourg de Pierre, Cannondale hybrids that we’ll ride for the next three weeks.  They are really great bikes, so thanks to Vincent for helping us with the reservation!

There are bicycle paths literally everywhere in this city.  We are staying in the suburbs of Strasbourg as there are no rooms in the City because of the Ascension Thursday holiday this week.  The bike paths are so good that it takes less than 15 minutes to be in the center of Strasbourg. Amazing.  Everyone is on bikes here, young, old, working people, vacationing people, people with kids, even the police.  The bike path network and the path signage are truly first class.  Here are some of my favorite photos from Day 1.

Cafes in Strasbourg on a sunny spring day

Cafes in Strasbourg on a sunny spring day

Chocolate by bike too, i'm not joking!

Chocolate by bike too, i’m not joking!

Even the hot dog guy rides a bike!

Even the hot dog guy rides a bike!

The main square in Strasbourg

The main square in Strasbourg

With such a great beginning, this is going to be one fantastic bicycling adventure!  Stay tuned for day two!

Posted by Maggie LACoste

I love the adventure and unpredictability of experiencing France by bike. Cycling in France is the ultimate slow travel adventure, an opportunity to see it through the back door in a way few tourists experience. One week on a bike in France and life takes on a different meaning! I created Experience France By Bike to inspire recreational cyclists to visit France the slow way....by bike, and to be the best source of information for planning the perfect bicycling adventure. I encourage readers to embrace the uncertainty of the road ahead and to take the path less traveled, exploring roads, towns and villages that you would never experience traveling by car.