Tour bicycles to rent in Nice, France
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Oct 22, 2012 5:39 AM Last Post By: Lehmaj
Oct 10, 2012 6:55 PM
Tour bicycles to rent in Nice, FranceHello.
Cycles Cote d' Azur and Cycles Camellini said that they don't offer tour bicycles (hybrid bikes with thick tires and rear bike rack) for rental. I'm surprised about that. Can anyone recommend (based on his/her experience) a bike shop in Nice, France, which rent tour bicycles. I want to rent the bike in Nice, take it on the ferry to Corsica to ride for one week and then return the bicycle to the shop in Nice. Has anyone rented a tour bike from a Nice, France, shop? I don't want to rent a road bike with thin tires. I want a tour bike. Thank you.
Oct 11, 2012 1:36 PM
1I don't knww about renting in Nice, but I can think of some alternatives:
- renting on Corsica
- buying a cheaop bike from Decathlon. It's a cheap chain and the quality will be good enough toa last you a week. Do have a look whether the carrier and your luggage are a good match - my Decathlon carrier has tubes that would be too thick for my Ortlieb panniers.
Or google in French, via google.fr. Type in "location" "velo OR bicyclette OR VTT" Nice"and see what happens. VTT = mountainbike.
Or send an email to their office du tourisme.
Oct 11, 2012 6:49 PM
2Thanks for the advice, kaaskoper.
I didn't know that VTT means mountain bike, which is what I want to avoid since I'll be riding on the roads/highways only. Do you know the abbreviation for tour bike? I'm a little nervous since both Cycles Cote d' Azur and Camellini replied negatively to renting tour bikes. I'd rather procure something before arriving to Corsica. There must be a rentable tour bike for me featuring apertures for mounting an adjustable luggage rack I'll bring with me to carry the panniers I'll also bring with me to Nice. I don't need a performance road bike with thin wheels, just a normal tour bike like I rode while in Switzerland long distances over the summer. I bought that tour bike there in Switzerland but I gave it away as I left Switzerland. Cheers.
Oct 14, 2012 12:45 PM
3I don't 'know the word for touring bike, but "randonner" is trekking.
"Velo"and "bicyclette"both mean bike, they're kind of general words.
The only type of bike wiht an abbreviation is a MTB, as far as I know.
You could also look around the posts on Couchsurfing, in the Nice group, or the biking groups.
Oct 22, 2012 5:39 AM
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