Why should you rent, or own, a bike in Puglia? Apart from the exercise, imagine the enjoyment of cycling beside the sea, through the olive groves and countryside. Renting a bike in Puglia is a great way to explore the olive groves, countryside and seaside trails. Why not cycle on the quiet country roads to your nearest village or small town. It’s a great way to enjoy the countryside and get some exercise and fresh air. Stop for a coffee, an ice-cream, a beer or lunch. Cycling through the olive groves is one of our favourite things to do. For the more energetic there are many cycling routes you can follow from one part of Puglia to another. You will see so much more than always travelling by car.
Bicycles can be rented from a number of bike rental shops. We recommend pre-booking before your holiday to avoid disappointment. We recommend that you confirm the correct address of the owner or manager of the holiday villa that you have booked. If you want to have bikes delivered before your arrival you will need to confirm that there will be someone at your villa to accept and sign for the delivery. It’s also worth checking with the bike rental shop that they will accept someone else’s signature on delivery.
You will find details of some bike hire companies below. However, sometimes the bike hire companies don’t have anything available. Maybe they have gone out of business and we haven’t caught up with that yet. If you find a different bike rental shop or there is something incorrect in the information we have listed, please do leave a comment below.
You could also try a worldwide bike rentals internet site like Go4bike.com. They make renting a bike in Puglia easy, and in many other places throughout the world. You can search for bike rental businesses within a specified distance from where you are staying. Filter by type of bike and check out what the companies listed offer. Your reservation request is sent from the website to the bike rental shop. The bike rental is confirmed by email or telephone.
Rent a Bike in Brindisi
In Brinidisi, near the Lungomare, you will find city bikes parked along Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 11. You can rent city bikes by the hour.
Also in Brindisi, you can rent a bike from Rental Bike Italy. Reserve your bike in advance on the website, by email, WhatsApp or Skype. You don’t need to worry about transporting your rent a bike. Bikes are delivered to and collected from your Puglia holiday villa. There are no prices given on the website but you can ask for a quotation. There is a wide range of bikes to choose from.
Rent a Bike in Lecce
Velo Service in Lecce offer the possibility to rent a bike as well as bike and cycle rickshaw tours around the heart of Lecce. I’m looking forward to taking a cycle rickshaw tour soon. My personal list of things to do in Puglia just got a longer. Renting a bike from Velo Service costs 15 euros for the first 24 hours, the longer the rental period, the lower the daily price.
You can take advantage of Online booking and reserve your bike, bike or cycle rickshaw tour before you arrive in Puglia.
Ciclovagando has offices in Mesagne and Ceglie Messapica. They have a range of bikes available for rental. The bikes are rented complete with puncture repair kit, with one spare tube, pump and lock. On request, you can rent a GPS Garmin with routes of daily cycling routes. Bikes can be collected from their offices or can be delivered to your villa. Check their website for full details.
Puglia in movimento rent bikes and offer self-guided and guided bike tours in the Puglia and Basilicata region. They know Puglia very well and also work with tour operators. Puglia in movimento has both hybrid and road bikes. They bring the bikes to Bari (to the city and the airport) for free and can also a deliver to just about anywhere in Puglia. You can also see them on TripAdvisor to read their reviews and see for yourself what their customers.
“We love bike world and we love our Puglia region. We are Puglia in movimento.”
However, you find your bike all that is left for you to do is to collect your bike after you have arrived at your Puglia holiday villa. Some of the bike rental shops will deliver to our holiday villas. Then get cycling, explore Puglia and enjoy.
The best time for renting a bike in Puglia and exploring is from April / May and September / October. Normally the skies are blue and there is plenty of sunshine but It shouldn’t be too hot for a bit of pedal power.
Whether you rent a bike or take a tour – Enjoy!