One of the most popular means of transport when it comes to sightseeing is the bike, regardless of whether you are in rural areas or in big cities. In fact there is currently a tendency to practice cycling, especially to visit rural or coastal areas. Here we tell you which cities in Europe are worth visiting by pedaling.
1. Bordeaux, FranceBordeaux - Goodluz
Do you like good food, wines and long bike rides? Then you have to visit Bordeaux, a town located in the southwest of France. This city has no less than 200 kilometers of bike lane.
And, if you feel in good spirits and are in good shape, you can see much more than the quiet and picturesque streets of Bordeaux. A fantastic option to enjoy the bicycle is to make the wine route and stop at the "chateaux".
2. Copenhagen, DenmarkCopenhagen -Telia
Copenhagen is designed for cyclists. Every day you can see more than half of its population, using the bicycle to go to work or take the children to school.
There is so much movement by bicycle that city traffic lights have adjusted to the pace and flow of cyclists. Here the bicycle is more than a means of transport, it is a way of life. You can buy hot coffee, pancakes and even sushi from two-wheelers.
3. Barcelona, SpainBarcelona - Alberto Masnovo
Its bike lane network and its public bicycle rental system have transformed Barcelona's panorama in a few years. further at the end of 2014 the electric bicycle was incorporated into its public rental network.
If you want to visit Barcelona and visit its modernist buildings you can rent a bicycle in one of the many companies What is there for it? Of course, you can only use the bike lane to move on it on two wheels.
4. Lyon, FranceLyon - prochasson frederic
Lyon is the only European city that has the Vélo'v system It has 4,000 bicycles spread over 345 stations, available every day of the year.
On the consoles installed in the terminals, or through its website, you can buy a ticket for 1 or 7 days. You can pay by credit card, which must have a balance of more than 150 euros (a figure that will be charged as a security deposit in case of theft or loss of the bicycle). The first half hour will be free and, if it exceeds this period, you will have to pay an additional cost.
5. Prague, Czech RepublicPrague - vicspacewalker
In Homeport Prague they make available to their users all types of bicycles: classic bicycles (without gears or with 3-5-7 gears), special ones for those who go shopping and also have electric bicycles.
The city has 185 kilometers dedicated to the use of the bike and there are well-delineated and marked tourist circuits that run through the main monuments of the city.
6. Berlin, GermanyBerlin - Ollyy
Berlin has 620 kilometers of bike lane and has priority routes for cyclists. The maximum speed of cars is 30 kilometers per hour, so it is quite safe for cyclists.
Among the bike rental options, the one that stands out at the agreed point and for a symbolic amount you can count on a bike if at the end of the day you commit to return it.
7. Milan, ItalyMilan - aragami12345s
In Milan there is a public bicycle rental service, BikeMi, created to favor the mobility of citizens between the strategic points of the city.
To have one of its 3,500 bikes you have to subscribe and pay a weekly subscription or daily and pay an additional fee if used more than 30 minutes. Registration can be done through the website, by calling a toll free number or at one of the station panels and payment will be made through a credit card.
8. Vienna, AustriaVienna - Rrrainbow
In Vienna we have the Citybike Wien service that has just turned 10 years in operation and its 100 stations have taken the whole city. The service has been so successful that it already has 350,000 users.
The first hour will be free while the second will cost 1 euro. Tourists who wish to ride around Vienna by bicycle will have to book in advance on the tourism website or at the terminal and pay 1 euro that will be returned at the time they return the bicycle.
If you like to move around the world by bicycle, these cities will be paradise for you. But remember that in Europe there are many other cities in which the two wheels occupy a preferred space.