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Eric Popelier

Mariastraat 26, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 (0)50 34 32 62
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Ranked #25 of 39 Activities in Bruges
Type: Biking Trails, Gear rentals
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Bournemouth,
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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35 attraction reviews
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great place to rent a bike while in Bruges. Near the center of town, around all the attractions, and with a friendly vibe, we had an easy time renting a tandem bike here. Having a bike is great way to see this entire city. We easily rode all around (the city is flat), including out to the... More

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Bournemouth,
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visited Brugge again and spent a half day cycling the canal paths. Bike hire was again easy, great quality Oxford bikes! Simple and effective setup and service. Our 2nd time this year and no complaints!

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SAULT SAINTE MARIE
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We rented bikes here, and we we returned them they checked them in and smiled and sent us on our way. The following day someone in the shop saw us on the road by the shop and shouted at us and insisted we come into the shop. He said we had damaged one of the bikes very badly and must... More

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Melbourne
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We hired bikes from Eric for three days while staying in Brugge. The bikes were in excellent condition, comfortable and easy to ride. Eric provided maps and good advice on where to ride - a day trip along the Damme Canal was a highlight! We stopped for a picnic lunch next to a windmill, having bought ingredients for our picnic... More

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Purley
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We went late on Easter Sunday (approx. 1pm) and wondered if there would be any bikes left as the town was so busy. Unfortunately the tandems were all gone, but there were plenty of normal bikes, including a child's bike for my youngest (10). The bikes are really well maintained, and after a brief lesson in how to use the... More

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Bournemouth,
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We hired bikes on two occasions and found the experience to be painless and efficient. First time we hired their regular bikes (top quality machines made in Belgium) and second time we went electric! Couldn't have been more helpful.

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