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hiring bikes in europe to ride some mountains

Postby jimsheedy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:14 am

Heading to Germany for a week in late August. My business partner and I plan to stay on for a couple of weeks and ride some large hills. Ventoux and Stevlio are on the list plus whatever else takes our fancy. I know we can hire bikes in the areas of most of the famous climbs. Wondering if it is possible to hire bikes for the duration?
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by BNA » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:42 pm

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Re: hiring bikes in europe to ride some mountains

Postby dalai47 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:42 pm

Can't see why not? As long as you hire it for a period and return to the same location...

But if traveling through Europe with the bikes, why not just take your own?
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Re: hiring bikes in europe to ride some mountains

Postby jimsheedy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:55 pm

got too much luggage to take for the work part of the trip which will be stored while we ride around for a couple of weeks
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Re: hiring bikes in europe to ride some mountains

Postby il padrone » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:44 pm

Some years ago we had a slideshow presented at our club by a group who went to Europe, skiing in Norway, then hired bikes and panniers in Germnay and took them by train to Italy and rode across the peninsula - Pisa to Rimini or something similar. The bikes were then returned to Germany before they flew home.

So yes, it should be possible.
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Re: hiring bikes in europe to ride some mountains

Postby roller » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:46 pm

jimsheedy wrote:Heading to Germany for a week in late August. My business partner and I plan to stay on for a couple of weeks and ride some large hills. Ventoux and Stevlio are on the list plus whatever else takes our fancy. I know we can hire bikes in the areas of most of the famous climbs. Wondering if it is possible to hire bikes for the duration?


might be a little late, but I can recommend pro velo in Annecy for hire:

http://eng.provelo.fr/

I hired a great bike from them for a few weeks which allowed me to hit a lot of climbs in the alps and mont ventoux.
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Re: hiring bikes in europe to ride some mountains

Postby jimsheedy » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:52 am

cheers for the reply. brought my own bike over. sitting in a camp ground now in Borge d'oisans . rode stelvio the other day rode col d'ornon and alp du huez today. will ride les duex tomorrow. maybe stay another day here and ride galibier from here or head I've the other side and ride it from there as well as glandon col de la croix and others. weather is glorious .

oh and very easy to hire bikes everywhere here and in Italy
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Re: hiring bikes in europe to ride some mountains

Postby roller » Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:51 pm

Ah good news!!

The galibier is an absolute highlight, don't forgoe the opportunity to do it.

Glandon is a bit of a best as well, if you do it make sure you continue on to the croix de fer, amazing views
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