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Old 04-23-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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Bike rental Spain

This is a cross post from trip planning just in-case

I'm going to be in the Pyrenees at the end of May through mid-June and want to rent a bike. Any recommendations? I assume Barcelona as the closest big city is the best choice.

I will be in the UK too so I could rent from there and catch the ferry or ride through France although my first choice is to rent in Spain.
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Old 04-24-2015, 01:09 AM   #2
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This is a cross post from trip planning just in-case

I'm going to be in the Pyrenees at the end of May through mid-June and want to rent a bike. Any recommendations? I assume Barcelona as the closest big city is the best choice.

I will be in the UK too so I could rent from there and catch the ferry or ride through France although my first choice is to rent in Spain.
You could think of Bilbao as well but there are far more flight options into Barcelona so that's your best bet.

I've had biking guests stay at my holiday cottage who were very happy with IMT Rentals for BMWs whilst for Triumphs the owner of Rent-a-Tiger has been kind enough to connect with me on Linked-in regarding my bike events, tours, etc. so he gets a thumbs up, albeit limited - I think his time estimates for touring around Europe are all wrong!

Make sure your bike rental includes riding in France - but don't bother with Andorra!

Take a look through my blog for ideas about the Pyrenees and hints on riding conditions. laws, etc. in Spain.

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Old 04-24-2015, 11:51 AM   #3
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You could think of Bilbao as well but there are far more flight options into Barcelona so that's your best bet.

I've had biking guests stay at my holiday cottage who were very happy with IMT Rentals for BMWs whilst for Triumphs the owner of Rent-a-Tiger has been kind enough to connect with me on Linked-in regarding my bike events, tours, etc. so he gets a thumbs up, albeit limited - I think his time estimates for touring around Europe are all wrong!

Make sure your bike rental includes riding in France - but don't bother with Andorra!

Take a look through my blog for ideas about the Pyrenees and hints on riding conditions. laws, etc. in Spain.

Regs

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Thanks, Simon

I will check out your blog. I'm looking for a straight-up rental not a tour and will set off for the Pyrenees from Barcelona. Will look at Bilboa too. BMW's is my usual rental choice when in Europe so that will work

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Old 04-25-2015, 04:14 AM   #4
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Thanks, Simon

I will check out your blog. I'm looking for a straight-up rental not a tour and will set off for the Pyrenees from Barcelona. Will look at Bilboa too. BMW's is my usual rental choice when in Europe so that will work

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Not at all. I think both firms do straightforward bike rental.

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Casa Rafela - Looks a beautiful spot
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:34 AM   #6
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Casa Rafela - Looks a beautiful spot
It certainly is - and it's available fir the week beginning June 6th

Take a look at the road that the village is on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggo385jeoOw

Enjoy!

Seriously, you can ride almost all the best passes in the Pyrenees from there in one day excursions from there!

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