Segway and Colmar

October 7
So many pretty villages located in Alsace making it tough to divide our visits. We decided on exploring Sélestat first as we leave for Colmar from Strasbourg and made it to its Saturday market.

It was small but cozy. The locals were making the rounds, shopping chatting with the vendors. Wonder what they make of these tourists’ faces peering at their wares. Colorful stands displaying fresh giant lettuce heads and the smells of fried potatoes wafted through the air as we strolled. We purchased a giant kougelhopf and learned to slice it into section instead of tearing into it as we did.

And a public toilet that’s fully automated and self cleaned thoroughly after each use impressed us country bumpkins. Sélestat is the least colorful village yet has a non touristy feel and easily won our hearts.

Ribeauvillé came next and the main avenue with its shops handing out free freshly baked coco-nutty buttery melt-in-your-mouth macaroons was truly memorable. Vineyards with winery close to the town are open for wine tastings.

We instead enjoyed an impromptu picnic among the vines of vineyard in Riquewihr followed by a quick 15 min browse of the hilly town. Our visit to Riquewihr got cut short due to an appointment with Funmoving Gyropode in Alsace. Segway Alsace was a truly memorable experience.

We did Segway in hilly Granada of Spain and thought it would be fun to introduce it to D and N. After 30 min intro lesson given by Leopold, we revved off in Katzenthal then on to Niedermorschwihr.

Rolling through the vineyards and the hills of the Vosges mountain. The autumn hues of the vines contrasted nicely against the red rooftops of the village. We dashed from hill to hill gazing at the vineyards and pink top villages. Just magnificent! From high on the hills, Leopold pointed out the French and German and Switzerland landmarks nearby. The sceneries were gorgeous as we passed through various types of terrains from muddy to rocky to grassy; and aside from a minor slip, it was €45 well spent and a commendable effort by newbies D and N. Hopefully we didn’t scare them for life from partaking another adventure with us.

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