Bicycle hire in Elche offers the freedom to explore the famous palm groves on two wheels, and the opportunity to enjoy a bit of gentle exercise. There is much to see and do in this pretty green city, and different modes of transport to choose. Some opt to hire a car from the airport or an independent car hire company in the city. Others who are not venturing out of the city can get about on foot, use the local buses or take the odd taxi. Nearby Alicante has several scooter and motorcycle hire companies. Alicante also offers a choice of great fun Segway Tours.
Bicycle Hire Options
The entire Costa Blanca boasts many excellent roads, nature trails and mountain bike routes. Bicycle hire options in the towns and resorts surrounding Elche have something for everyone, and some offer delivery and collection. There are racing/training bikes for the more serious cyclist. Indeed, some of the mountain roads around Benidorm in the north attract competition riders who use the roads to train for upcoming races. These mountains also provide challenging off-road trails for the thrill seeking visitor. Some bicycle hire companies will offer smaller bikes for children. For younger children there are accessories such as child seats and clip-on trailers.
Bicycle Hire in Elche
Visitors looking for rugged mountain bikes or road racers should consider renting these from Alicante or the resort area of Orihuela Costa. They offer a variety of models and accessories. Most offer reduced hire prices for longer hire periods and some will deliver to Elche at a small cost. For these type of bicycles, it's also worth considering asking about private rental in the local social networking groups like Facebook. Visitors to Elche just wanting to hire a bike for a day or even a few hours will find pleasant city bikes. These are located at the Tourist Information Bureau.
Bicycle Hire Info & Prices
Elche's Tourist Information Bureau is conveniently located on the edge of the Palmeral Park. This stunning park is surrounded by museums and other places of interest. Throughout the park and along the Vinalopó River are excellent nature trails, many suitable for a bike ride. There are also several nearby options for snacks and refreshments. Most importantly, the Bureau offer a selection of city bikes for hire. These are available to hire from 09:00 – 17:30 weekdays and from 10:00 – 14:00 on Saturdays. Price per 4 hours is 5€ and for the whole day 9€.
Please Note: Prices may be subject to change.