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Velo Bleu Bike

Address: 17 avenue Thiers, 06102 Nice, France
Phone Number: 04 93 72 06 06
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Chamonix, France
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194 reviews 194 reviews
62 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Have used Velo Blue before, last time was around a year ago - sadly it's no better today. As others have mentioned, it's ridiculously difficult to register. The website is only in French and although the bike stations have instructions in English they don't really make sense. I had previously registered but have a new, French mobile phone which meant... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Having a bike to get around Nice is great fun and very useful, but the process of hiring the blue bikes is tiresome if you want more than one bike each time, and almost all the bikes we rented over 4 days had faults, making them at the very least uncomfortable and awkward to ride, and at the worst dangerous.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

It is not straight forward trying to access a bike from Velo Blue. After a lot of time I managed to register that I wanted to use the system, at a cost. But I could not go on to actually hiring a bike using my Visa debit card. I persevered and went to the information centre twice (by the main... More 

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

One has to hget access to the vending machies but once in it is easy and is free every 30 min time blocks. I spent the whole day cycling and only costs me $3euros for failing to clock in in time. 3 times. bikes are not all in good condition and choices is not available. If you get a good... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Arrived at the velo bleu bike stand.Gave credit card details over the phone to register. Rang the second phone number to register for a bike and then was thrown as I was unsure what it meant by choose bike. I tried to pull the locks out of three bikes and nothing happened. So went to Place Massena where the velo... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were a bit wary of using velo bleu as had tried the online registration which had translation troubles and didn't accept my UK address. We decided to go to the velo bleu help desk once we got to Nice as we had read they could help us, but as it was a Sunday - it was closed! We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

As has been said, the system was a bit tricky if you haven't pre-registered, but we were advised to go to the Velo Bleu office on the Place Messena. Staff were very helpful there. They registered our details and showed us how to access the bikes. Then it all worked well and we had a great ride along the seafront... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

For non French speakers it is tricky to register at the bike stations as there is no telephone translation and you have to put credit card details in...problem is...when!! We overcame this by going to a station with a payment card facility and where you can get an English translation on screen. There are not may of these but you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Having enjoyed the public bikes in Paris a few years ago we were quite keen to access the NIce VeloBlue service for a recent trip to Cote D'Azure. I had read on quite a few TripAdvisor reviews which highlighted how complicated & user unfriendly the on-street registration process is so I decided to register at home before we travelled. The... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We rented 3 bikes on August 24 and the deposit has not been released. Our bank informed us that 450 euros appear to be blocked until September 4. Be sure to have enough money for your holiday before renting. Call Center is not an option for those who don't understand french, because the operators only speak french. Even if you... More 

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