Where can I hire or repair a bike?
Some advice on hiring the equipment best suited to you
- Today, professional cycle hire centres can be found in most towns and along designated cycle routes.
- There is no system rental one way on this route (eg. rent a bike from Paris with restitution in London). However the travel agency Verde Natura offers this service in its bike stays.
Rent a bike suitable for the route.
Generally a mixed terrain bicycle, such as a hybrid bike.
Consider hiring panniers at the same time as the bicycle.
These are very practical - even for a day trip - and useful for carrying your clothes and a picnic.
- Remember that some rental centres offer a one-way service. You simply take the bike at the beginning of the route and hand it back at the end. Very practical if you are planning to take the train for the return journey!
Take care of the equipment you rent.
That way, you’ll get all your deposit back.
Self-service bicycles (such as Vélib') are not suitable for long tours!
- Shortly a search engine will be available on the website, but in the meantime refer to the interactive maps of sections and stages to search for bicycle hire and repair centres.