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Eric Popelier

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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
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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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Best way to explore

Bicycle is definitely the best way to explore a city especially countries like Belgium that are totally geared up for cyclists. €20 for 2 bikes for around 4 hours I thought was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2016
RustyMack
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't hire bikes - but rather came in with a mechanical issue in our 4 day cycle tour of Belgium. The proprietor very kindly fixed the problem in 5 minutes and very graciously refused any payment for his services. Without his assistance our trip would have been much shorter. Thank you again!

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Thank Maisie C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We really enjoyed a four hour hire of three electric bikes.We cycled out to the village of Damme along a quiet canal side road. A very warm day, so glad of the electric assistance. Bike shop very helpful. They do not take cards, quite common in Bruges, but allowed us to pay part and pay balance on return with more... More 

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Thank Donald M
San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Based on the reviews, we paid our first visit at Bruges to Eric Popelier. We wanted to rent from today evening until the morning day after. The way they calculated the prices for this was ridiculous. It was considered 3 days of rental somehow! The logic (if you can call it that) was: tonight to tomorrow morning is one day,... More 

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Thank Summne H
Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

My family and I rented bikes at Eric Popelier based on a recommendation from the owner of the B&B we were staying at in Bruges.. The rentals process went smoothly and in no time we were on our way. The bikes were in great shape so pedaling was easy which always makes riding enjoyable. We rode along the Bruge -... More 

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Thank Travel65699700
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We rented two bikes from this establishment in early May 2016. We found the staff person to be quick and efficient in getting us out the door with our bikes. He checked and pumped up the tires and adjusted seats for us. Drop off was easy - just walked in and he took the bikes and thanked us. As for... More 

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Thank akhoosier
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Bicycle is definitely the best way to explore a city especially countries like Belgium that are totally geared up for cyclists. €20 for 2 bikes for around 4 hours I thought was good value. They requested passport details but accepted my mobile number as I wasn't carrying my passport. There are a few negative reviews here but if you just... More 

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Thank RustyMack
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We hired two electric bicycles from Eric Popelier and found the service to be brilliant. The young man who served us gave us our bikes quickly and explained how the electric motor worked in wonderful English. We got a good discount through our hotel but even without it, it's a good deal. We cycled all the way to the town... More 

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Thank Shellie J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

We rented our bikes over the New Year period. As the shop was closed on New years Day, we had the bikes until the following morning. Most helpful and gave us really good deal. Bikes were in top condition. What better way to see the wonderful sights of Bruge. Not being able to walk very far, I saw such alot... More 

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Thank jenny942
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Hired two bikes for 4 hours. We were staying near main square so location of the shop to hire bikes was convenient. Bikes were really good. Man in shop helped us with suggestions of where we could ride. Rode around outside of Bruges past the windmills and then decided to continue to the town of Damme. Was lovely and easy... More 

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Thank mustardbj
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We hired bikes from here during our trip in Bruges. The young man in the shop was helpful and friendly. He suggested a few routes for us and good places to visit. The bikes were in good working order and comfortable. The hire was also excellent value for money.

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Thank Claudine G

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