Winter is gone, the sun is shining upon Bucharest and this means it’s time to spend more hours outdoors. Outdoor activities such as roller skating, cycling, or jogging can keep you happy and healthy.
Although Bucharest’s cycling infrastructure is not so friendly, Romania’s capital has some large parks where you can ride your bike. If you don’t have your own bike, here’s a list of bike rental centers in Bucharest.
I’Velo bike-sharing centers
Three rental centers in Bucharest: Aviatorilor (Charles de Gaulle entry in Herastrau Park), at the Arch of Triumph and in Tineretului Park.
Tariffs: RON 5 per hour, RON 15 per 24 hours; renting is done based on an ID card. Online booking also available here.
Program: In May, the centers are opened from Monday to Friday between 11:00 and 21:00 (last rental at 20:00, and on Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 and 21:00 (last rental at 20:00). During summer months (June, July, and August), the centers stay open until 21:30. More information here
La Pedale bike-sharing centers
Two rental centers in Bucharest: Kiseleff Park and Herastrau Park
Renting is free of charge, based on an ID card or passport
Program: from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 18:00, Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 and 19:00. More information here
Address: 11-13, Sf. Spiridon street (between Batiste street and Maria Rosetti street)
Normal tariff: RON 60 per day per bike. From Monday to Thursday – 20% lower tariff: RON 48 per day per bike
You can find various types of bicycles for children and adults. More information here
Showroom address: 42, Dogarilor street
Program: from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 18:00
Prices vary between RON 60 and RON 90 per day, depending on the type of bicycle. More information here
La Bicla Loca
Address: 25, Lascar Catargiu blvd.
Program: Monday to Sunday between 10:00 and 21:00
Tariffs: Monday to Friday – RON 7 per hour, RON 50 per 24 hours and RON 80 per 48 hours; Saturday – RON 10 per hour, RON 70 per 24 hours and RON 120 per 48 hours
Renting is done based on a contract, a copy of the ID card and a guarantee of RON 100. More information here
Address: 232, Calea Derban Voda street
Program: Monday to Friday between 11:00 and 19:00, Saturday between 10:00 and 18:00
Tariffs: RON 10 per hour and RON 100 per day
You can choose from several types of bikes, such as MTB, trekking, city bikes or bikes for children. More information here
Address: Darvari, Ciorogarla commune, near Bucharest
Tariffs: RON 50-60 per day (from Monday to Friday), RON 100-120 per 3 days, RON 150-180 per 5 days, RON 200-240 per 7 days and RON 120-140 in weekends. Prices depend on the type of bicycle.
More information here.
This center is useful for those who want to make a tour in and outside Bucharest. There are several tours you can choose from, and prices vary depending on the number of days and the size of the group.
You can rent a bike from the center or join a tour with your own bike. More information on the 2015 tour dates and prices here.
Irina Popescu, email@example.com
(photo source: ivelo.ro)