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Address: Mariastraat 26, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 (0)50 34 32 62
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Bicycling hobbyist Eric Popelier launched this bike rental company to rent...
Bicycling hobbyist Eric Popelier launched this bike rental company to rent Oxford bikes (and brand-new electric ones) to tourists exploring Bruges. His bike supply is replaced every six months, ensuring high-quality rides for all—and he makes child seats and bike bags available free of charge.
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Reasonable price, loads of bikes.

Got 2 bikes for €21 for the day, (including a small hotel card discount), which was ok. Small shop but good location. Recommend cycling the paths around the city following the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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leicestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

No fuss and very easy to hire a tandem and sent off with best route for 1/2 day. Only €17 for 4 hours and we cycled around Bruges and to Damme and back. A lovely way to see the sights, go further afield and do some exercise. Plenty of stock and well maintained.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had wanted to hire bikes in Paris, but were warned off using the Velob bikes because of credit card implications. What a delight to hire bikes at this awesome place in Bruges so easily. We were welcomed into the shop, and had to give some identification before we hired a bike. For 8 Euro each, we had a bike... More 

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We rented bikes for a day and hadn't really planned whet we wee going to do. However this turned out to be an amazing day. After cycling around the streets we followed the canal out of the town towards Damme- the cycle path is wide and runs alongside the canal the whole way,, we stopped in Damme for a drink... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Got 2 bikes for €21 for the day, (including a small hotel card discount), which was ok. Small shop but good location. Recommend cycling the paths around the city following the canals. We went a bit further a field and went out to Damme and Sluis. Totally great day and great bragging rights with your friends to say that you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Excellent bikes in good condition, helpful staff and no hassle. It seemed clear that these people know about bikes. You will need to take some ID and check the return time - there may be no point in hiring up to the maximum number of hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was the second cycle hire place we'd tried in Bruges and definitely the one we would use again. The bikes were sturdy, and in really good condition, and the service prompt, friendly and unfussy. Judging by the number of Popelier cycles we saw during our day long trip, the store must have been doing a roaring trade. Well worth... More 

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We rented three bikes for our week-long stay in Bruges and were extremely pleased with the quality of the bikes and the customer service we received. Although the shop was busy, we were able to get on the road quickly because of the efficiency of the person who helped us. The rental price is reduced if you have a Bruges... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Bikes were in good condition and it was incredibly easy. Bring cash and a map because he won't have one for outside Bruges. You also need an ID.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were a little nervous after reading a couple of reviews about a 'ranting madman' etc here that tried to charge extras, but we had a great renting experience, quick and friendly, bikes were good condition and well-maintained, and rental price was very reasonable. The best way to get around Brugge.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Good value cycle hire, no fuss and ready to ride away, short distance from main square. Found him on this site, friendly chap who advised on routes etc

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