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International Cycling Trips: Rent a Bike or Bring Your Own?

International Cycling Trips: Rent a Bike or Bring Your Own?

Most cyclists can’t imagine going on a cycling vacation without their own beloved bike. There’s a lot you have to take care of if you…

Wednesday, Apr 20

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Most cyclists can’t imagine going on a cycling vacation without their own beloved bike. There’s a lot you have to take care of if you want to make your bike travel ready, and there’s always the option of renting a bike at your destination. There are pros and cons to both approaches – let’s take a closer look. Should you rent a bike?

Spending a cycling holiday on someone else’s bike sounds wrong. But there’s a lot you could gain by doing just that. Consider the following advantages of renting a bike while travelling. It makes your life easier . You just have to book it, get to the destination and pick up a bike that’s ready for you. Some shops will even deliver and collect the bike from wherever you choose.

You get a well-oiled bicycle . Renting a bike solves all the worries about bicycle maintenance. There is no need to wonder when you last changed a part on your own bike.

No worries about damaging or losing your bike . Damage during transport can be a real problem. Also, when you ship a bike overseas, there’s a risk it could get stuck in customs, particularly if you assign it a high value.

Testing a new bike . If there are good renting options at your destination, you can also consider it as an extended test ride of a bike that you’ve been thinking of buying.

It could save you money . If your trip is less […]

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