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Old 05-05-2001, 21:51
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Default Cycle rental?

Has anyone ever rented bikes in Pollensa? Or know of places that do cycle rental in the area?
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Old 13-05-2001, 14:28
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We rented a pair of hybrid tourer / mountain bike efforts last year from a shop on the south side of Juan xxiii(?) - the main drag into the centre - for about 1500ptas / day. They were ideal for all sorts of terrain and in good nick. Ladies and gents versions were available. Hire included a cycle helmet. Thouroughly recommended. Watch out for crazed teenagers on mopeds coming the wrong way down cycle lanes though. And 4 abreast walkers with double bugggys.
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Old 11-03-2004, 01:52
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I hired a bike last year from the swiss guys in Alcudia. I was trying to hire one this year (2004) but they are fully booked. The bikes are ok.

Dave.0] :rollin
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Old 11-03-2004, 07:39
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Try Marias Bicycles: www.puertopollensa.com/walking_cycling_golf.html#cycling
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Old 16-03-2009, 13:24
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We're visiting PP for a week in April 2009 and fancy a bit of both walking and cycling. My main question on bikes is to do with security. What do people do if they want to park their bikes and go for a stroll, either in towns or out in the country? Are they safe to leave lying around with a regular chain/lock on them, or is there a theft problem? And if so, how do the hire companies handle things re. insurance?
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Old 16-03-2009, 16:28
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We have hired bikes from PP several times. They will supply you with a chain and lock. There are several bike locations on the pavement where you can lock the bike to or simply lock them to the nearest tree or lampost. Dont know about insurance but never had a problem personally.
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Old 16-03-2009, 21:27
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Pro bike opposite Trotters bar are professional and reasonable. If not Club Pollentia has a specialist bike shop to the rear if you want something a bit more serious.There is a bike theft problem in the area, but not normally during daylight hours if the bike loocks issued by the hirer are used. I think the hirers will ahve insurance for their own peace of mind.
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Old 22-03-2009, 10:29
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Hi all

We are staying in a villa in Pollensa Town in June This is our first trip to Pollensa and we were also wondering about bike hire?

Is there anywhere in the town to hire a couple of bikes? we would like to be able to cycle/walk to the port and surrounding areas. I can see on google maps that it seems to be one straight road but is it safe for cycling/walking?

Can anyone help please X

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Old 22-03-2009, 11:03
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Hi Angie, Pollensa and it's surrounding area are great for cycling, that's why many of the professional teams have their winter bases on the island. The area you're going too is great for leisure cycling as well. The road from Pollensa down to the port is much safer than it used to be with wide cycling verges although you have to keep an eye open for mad teenagers on mopeds. It's quite a walk in the summer heat but bikes would be ideal. I'm not sure if their are any bike hire places in the old town but there are at least 3 in the Port, you can find them listed on the left under bike hire. I have used them all in the past and they are fine. You generally get what you pay for. Pro Cycle have great bikes but are a bit more expensive than Rent March. Depends what you are using them for. You can aslo get a map with cycling friendly routes from the Tousist Information office by the roundabout in the Port. Remember a high sunscreen when out on a bike though!
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Old 22-03-2009, 18:33
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Have always used March on the main road into PP. The bikes are very good and when we have had the odd flat tyre we pop back and they either sort the problem or give us a new bike. Last year we hired bikes for 3 weeks and never rented a car. The kids love cycling and you get to the Illa d'or for sunset g&ts quicker than on foot.

We have a house in Gommar area and we chain them out the front and have never had a problem with theft.
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Old 22-03-2009, 21:02
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Default backroads connecting Pollensa and the port


Personally Angie I wouldn't even entertain cycling down the main road unless you are in a mad rush.Not because it isn't safe but because the back roads connecting Pollensa and the port have absolutely stunning scenery and are very quiet.It takes a few minutes longer to reach the port but takes you along country roads lined with fields containing orange and lemon trees,olive groves,traditional fincas with horses & goats and various other types of flora and fauna that you will encounter.It also skirts the edge of the wetlands nature reserve and in parts the roads/tracks run alongside streams and rivers.I also recommend using the same back roads to cycle to Alcudia & Campanet which are both within leisurely cycling distance .The routes are very clearly marked as part of the ecotourism cyclist trails and have maps up on large boards periodically along each route showing your location.All of the routes are very flat and cycle friendly.Even if you are not a regular cycllist you and the whole family will love it I can assure you.
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Old 23-03-2009, 07:07
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Thank you all so much for your replies We'll hire the bikes in the port then and can cycle back. Great tips from you all, we will get ourselves a cycle map from the tourist office and use the back roads so we can take in all of the beautiful scenery too.

Thank you all once again - I already have a feeling this is going to be a great holiday.

Angie XX
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Old 20-05-2009, 19:13
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Why not contact Multihire, they have a good local knowledge, speak english and deliver as well!
Probably cheaper than most others 35.00 euros per week for MTB or city bikes 30.00 for kids and all bikes come with free lock, helmet and survival kit, full insurance as well.

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