We plan to spend 4 nights in Colmar in spring 2022 and would like to spend part of our time exploring some of the villages on the wine route and nearby. Access to actual wineries and wine tasting isn’t necessary since we can do plenty of that near where we live. How accessible are these villages from Colmar by bus or train? Some places I have in mind are Eguisheim, Riquewihr, Kayserberg and Ribeauville, though we are flexible. I booked an Airbnb that doesn’t provide parking. Thinking about a car I found another one that has free parking. I sent the host of the one with parking a message and I asked if a car was absolutely necessary to visit villages. He said it is. We arrive on a Wednesday and depart on a Sunday. I checked Auto Europe and Sixt seems to be the only option for renting in Colmar, and they are open Monday-Thursday. My questions are:
- Do we actually need a car?
- Can we, and if so how can we work around the dates they are closed?
Thanks for any advise and suggestions you have for me.