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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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Tandum

We hired a Tandum bike for the day which was great fun. The bike was in very good condition and the shop explained everything to us we needed to know. We cycled to De Hann... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We hired a Tandum bike for the day which was great fun. The bike was in very good condition and the shop explained everything to us we needed to know. We cycled to De Hann, then along the coast to Oostende and got the train back to Bruges. Fabulous day out to see more of Belgium and escape the tour... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great sturdy bikes, in good condition and friendly staff, loved the way of the built in cycle lock. Met people who had hired from elsewhere and they said the place they used was not very good, things like the seat kept twisting around and she had to have a kids bike, because no others fitted her, so glad we did... More 

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Goudhurst, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Our first visit to Brugge reminded us how easy cycling is in the Low Countries compared with other Cities around the world. Brugge is perfect for cycling and you see so much more of it than on foot and with less effort. This shop was recommended by our hotel and we had a very good experience. The bikes were in... More 

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Eire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Class bike hire centre - exactly what I thought a Belgian bike hire shop would be like - complete with a very friendly and knowledgeable owner who gave us a run down on the bikes/gears etc. - advised us for our trip to Dahme and when I told him I had a Ridley advised me not to exceed 80km/h on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good value bike rental in the centre of town. Tandem bicycles renting at 10 EUR per bike per hour. Other bikes can be rented with baby/child seats. Quick trip to the windmills in the north east of Bruges can be done there and back in the hour so its a good option (mostly bike paths!). Booking was made by email... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very grumpy service, which I could deal with if my bike had been fixed properly, but it had not. No return business for me, as this was the second time I was disappointed.

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Bournemouth,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We returned today (our 3rd time this year!) and this time purchased two of the ex-rental Oxford bikes. They were presented to us as new, no complaints and the promise of good after-support when we're back in Bruges. Top quality bikes, great service - couldn't ask for more! Thanks again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Rented two bikes for 4 hours. Owner refused to provide a smaller bike for my girlfriend upon her request and rolled his eyes when asking to adjust the seat. Note my girlfriend is 5 foot 7 inches and still the bike was big for her. During our trip, my girlfriend hurt her hip so it took a long time to... More 

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Ashburton, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We recommend hiring bicycles from Eric Popelier. It is excellent value for money and Mr Popelier is courteous, helpful and has a good sense of humour. The hairy bits are cycling down one way streets the wrong way (but they all do it!) and negotiating the canal intersections where the cycle paths are not so separated from the busy roads.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We tried two other cycle hire places in Bruges before getting to this one... And it was by far, without question the best. Great solid bikes, friendly services, kids bikes to suit our 11yo and 8yo and a late return time of of 7pm. Simply one of the best days of family cycling ever.

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