Car-free Alsace Wine Route with Kutzig

by | Updated on 28/09/2023 | Wine route | 0 comments

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Visit the villages of the Alsace Wine Route without a car, it is possible thanks to the Kutzig bus! Here is something that was missing for a long time: it was not necessarily easy to go to the villages of the Wine Route if you did not have a car. The Kutzig shuttle allows visitors to discover the heart of the Alsace Wine Route.

Kutzig, a “dishevelled” bus

Kut’zig means “disheveled” in Alsatian. Why this strange name for a bus? Because it is a bus-cabriolet… which is not only a bus, but also a bus with a lot of hair! 😛 The concept is nice because it allows to be protected from bad weather in case of rain, but especially to enjoy the air and the sun when the weather is good (and it’s often good in Alsace in the nice season!).

I really liked the feeling when I borrowed it, you enjoy it much better than in a completely closed place I think. The fact of being placed in height when you are on board the Kut’zig also allows you to see the landscapes and the villages crossed, it is very pleasant.

The bus, which has 28 seats, is also very comfortable, with small details like USB plugs or wifi .

I also found the Kutzig mobile application very useful, as it allows you to know in real time where the bus is (and thus avoid moments of doubt when you wonder if you missed it or not!) and to consult the timetables. As a bonus, the app gives ideas of visits and activities to do in each village served, it’s really well done.

Operation of the Kutzig tourist bus

The Kutzig bus works like the Hop on Hop off buses that are often present in big cities. You buy your bus ticket for the day (tickets can be purchased online or from the driver) and then you can use it as many times as you want: you can get on and off as you like all day long.

The shuttle passes in each village every 1h30, which allows to have a sufficient regularity in my opinion.

The Kutzig runs from April to October, with a first departure from Colmar at 8:30 am and a return at 9:10 pm at the latest:

  • In July, August and September, the bus runs from Wednesday to Sunday and holidays.
  • in April, May, June and October, it is from Friday to Sunday and holidays

Discovering the most beautiful villages of the Wine Route

The Kutzig shuttles stop in Colmar, Ribeauvillé, Hunawihr, Riquewihr, Kaysersberg, Turckheim, Eguisheim and Voegtlinshoffen. Ideal for a nice immersion in the Alsatian vineyard!

It passes through some of the most beautiful villages of the Alsace Wine Route and there is plenty to do in one day (in fact, it will be impossible to see everything in one day, I warn you!).

Excursions: Lisela micro-adventures

It is also possible to book a whole day of visits and activities through the offers called “Lisela’s micro-adventures“. The idea is to leave Colmar with the Kutzig for the day and to take advantage of it to make visits and activities which are proposed to you ready to go, on the topic of your choice (wine, beer, hike…).

Once you have booked your package, you will receive a road book with your program for the day, which you will do semi-autonomously.

I was able to test for example the brewery visit and tasting in Kaysersberg, which is a visit of the excellent craft brewery BisaigĂŒe. A great time!

I liked

  • Access to car-free villages
  • Bus regularity and geolocation
  • Open bus comfort
  • Possibility to add microadventures

I liked a little less

  • Nothing!

My photos from the Kutzig bus tour and the Lisela micro-adventure

Practical information

Information and reservation

Find all the information and book your bus ticket and your micro-adventures directly on the Kut’zig website .

Tickets can be purchased online but also from the bus driver.

LaurĂšne

LaurĂšne

LaurÚne est la créatrice du blog Mon week-end en Alsace. Bretonne installée en Alsace depuis 2014, elle est tombée amoureuse de sa région d'adoption au point de lui dédier un blog et d'acheter avec son mari une maison alsacienne dans un village du Kochersberg, prÚs de Strasbourg. A pied, à vélo, sur ses chevaux ou au volant de sa voiture, elle aime partir explorer les moindres recoins de l'Alsace pour dénicher de bonnes adresses à partager sur le blog.

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