Bicycle

Bike Hire in Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche MTB hire

The resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche is perhaps best known for being an elite ski destination during the Austral winter, but in the summer, the surrounding area is best seen by bicycle. Considered Northern Patagonia, Bariloche sits in the lake region of Argentina, offering many great opportunities to mountain bike along lakes and up mountains used for skiing in the winter. There are also several multi-day excursion that can be undertaken that explore north into the Andes and other lake district towns in Argentina as well as Chile.

San Carlos de Bariloche Bike Rental Companies:

Dirty Bikes: A high-end rental company featuring Merida road and mountain bicycles. Dirty Bikes also offers a number of different bike tours, from basic level to advanced MTB riders looking for the hidden trails, to touring cyclists looking for a week-long mountain-biking adventure through the Andes.

Circuito Chico Bike Rental: This bike rental company specializes in mountain bikes and offers a 2-for-1 special for all-day rentals if you can get to their shop before 10:30am. Located at the started of Circuito Chico, this bike rental business puts you on the bike in the right place for exploring the best areas around Bariloche.

Cordillera Bike: Offering MTB rentals and targeting mostly those interested in the Circuito Chico, Cordillera Bike offers rentals by the half-day or full-day. Cordillera also offers guided tours and a bike-drop service if you prefer to start riding from your hotel instead of their shop. Reservations can be made online or at the shop.

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Bike Rentals in Paris, France

Fashionable ride through Paris

A fashionable Parisienne riding in Paris

Paris is the city of romance and what could be more romantic to a cyclist than a ride through Paris, home of the final stage of the Tour de France? Even for recreational riders, there is much to be found in Paris, as it was just named one of The 20 most Bicycle-Friendly Cities of the World. While hardcore roadies may want to consider riding in the countryside, Paris has become a city very open to touring by bicycle.

Bike Hire Companies in Paris:

Velib – The city’s bike-share program boasts a large number of stations throughout the whole of Paris where you can pick up a bike using your credit card and use it for 30-minute periods for about EU2. These are city bikes with very basic mechanical setups, but have an artistic flair and can be fun for short jaunts. Please, do keep in mind there have been issues with Velib holding deposits for up to 15 days.

Bike About Tours – Simple city bikes for rent, usually in conjunction with a tour of the city, but also for individual exploration. Rent is EU10 for less than four hours and EU15 for more than four.

Paris Bike Company – This company specializes in high-end bikes with Shimano Ultegra and Dura-Ace components at a very reasonable price, although the Cannondale models on their website appear to be a few years old. This may be a good option for those interested in some serious road-riding in the countryside just outside Paris, as the business is located just south of the city.

Holiday Bikes – Offering MTB, hybrid, city, and electric bikes, Holiday Bikes has three locations in Paris to serve you. Bikes rent by the day for EU12-25 depending on the model and the company also rentals motor scooters.

Scooter Rental Paris – City bikes and tandems for rent by the half-day and up. A full day is between EU15-20 for a single bike. This company also rents motor-scooters from its two locations