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Velo Bleu Bike

17 avenue Thiers, 06102 Nice, France
04 93 72 06 06
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Ranked #67 of 93 Activities in Nice
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Superb idea: inexpensive bicycles readily available for hire in excellent locations. But, it's complicated. You need multiple devices, multiple languages, and luck. First, the devices: you will need to access the Velo Bleu website and register. This requires a fee--yes, to register, you must pay by the day, week, or longer. Next, you must give up your credit card information.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Pro's - such a nice way to ramble around the city, the promenade in particular is a really pleasant cycle. Plenty of pickup and drop off points. Really cheap. Cons - poorly designed system - the initial registration online is not intuitive, had to try it several times but it's worth persevering. Pickup system also confusing but after you do... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

you can find everywhere around the nice. If you pay attention to instructions it is easy to get the bike and ready to go. There are very lovely places to go within biking distance so just rent it.

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Lecco, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The velobleu bikes take you around the city in minutes. It's a great way to get from the airport beaches to the port or to the station. Everywhere. Plenty of stations are around. The downside is that the terminals are slow and require a telephone to use. Nice could learn from Paris, which has an easy-to-use system.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There are a lot of stations and renting is easy once registered. However the quality of the bicycles is not good and the stations are also not always working. First 30 minutes are free. So still a very comfortable way to visit nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Step 1: Use Google Translate to "view" the Velobleu.org Website in English. Step 2: Register online before you go get a bike. You will need to register your mobile number. This is VERY important as you need to call a number (no charge) to get a bike (in step 8) Step 3: (if needed) If you need more than one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I was reluctant to use this based on a number of the reviews but we found it fantastic. Once you register at one of the machines on the promenade you are set to go. As for the reviewers who complained about the 150 Euro charged per person, it is a bond, not a charge and its fair enough. You return... More

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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is not a Tourist attraction, thus is a functioning city facility used by many workers and people living in Nice to get around. It is subsidised by the City hence it is cheap. It is a bit tricky the first time ( there are always people looking puzzled) you use it so best to register on line for the... More

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