As cycling has become enormously popular in France, bike rental availability has really grown. Renting a bike is now far easier than ever before, but there are also quite a few things to consider when renting a bike in France.
Weekly bike rental rates range from 75 to 115 euros, depending on the quality of the bike. Clipless pedals, female seats, gel seats, seat covers, and extension bars aren’t always available, so bring these with you when renting a bike if you want or need to use them. Specifically with clipless pedals, rental inventory is limited and therefore compatibility is an issue. Indeed, some models such as Speedplay are not widely available in Europe, which is why packing your pedals that match your shoes is highly recommended. Most shops will even put your pedals on your bike rental for you.
A list of bike rental firms can be found on Yellow Pages.
-Yellow Pages France (In French- use the search term “cycles” and/or "velos")
-Yellow Pages Italy (In English)
-Yellow Pages Spain (In Spanish- use the search term "bicicleta")
Another french resource is: http://www.freewheelingfrance.com/bike-hire-in-france/.
For those biking with Cyclomundo in the French Alps and Lake Geneva area, we offer bicycle rentals from our home base.
If you aren’t able to do one of our package tours, we can also offer customisable services for your trip. Via our sister brand, Geneva Cycling, we can organise logistical support services and bike rental. We have a wide range of bikes for hire, including road, electric, gravel and hybrid bikes. Location depending, often we can deliver these right to your accommodation free of charge! Our other logistical support services include luggage transfers and support vehicles.
We can also reserve bike rentals with our local bike shops in all other regions we offer tours.
If you plan on taking your bike (rental or otherwise) on trains while in France, check out our "Traveling with a bike on trains" article.
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