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Even if you're not on a "cycling holiday", hiring a bike can be an easy way to improve your trip... Our founder Richard shares some of his experiences here [Richard: 2nd Oct 2017 12:00:00]
The Alps are a mythical place for any cycling fan, made famous by the Tour de France, the challenging climbs, and the stunning views. Discover our favourite 5 climbs with the Bicilet guide to the Alps. These climbs regularly feature in pro-cycling, and are must rides for any amateur cyclist. If you're planning your next trip to the Alps, or wondering where to stay, check out our guide - and hire a bike with Bicilet! [Henry: 20th Jul 2017 10:35:00]
The Pyrenees are infamous in world cycling. Discover the 5 best climbs in the Pyrenees with the Bicilet guide to the area. These climbs regularly feature in the Tour de France, and are not for the faint-hearted...but they are stunning and absolutely worth a visit. Explore them with the Bicilet guide, [Henry: 12th Jul 2017 19:16:00]
The Jura mountains, situated to the north west of the Alps, offer some of the best climbing in France. While not the highest mountains, they will test even the nimblest of mountain goats. [Henry: 7th Jul 2017 15:28:00]
While the Tour this year can hardly be called a lap of France in the same way that the original Tours were, it still showcases the best of France, passing through areas that will satisfy all types of cyclists. In our opening blog on the Tour, we give an overview of the route, as well as pick out some highlights of the route itself. [Henry: 30th Jun 2017 16:03:00]
In the second of our series on exploring Battlefields by Bike, Richard describes his favourite trip on two wheels: a tour of some of the sites of Wellington's Peninsular Campaign. This ride not only led to the founding of Bicilet Bike Rental, but also provided a fantastic mix of cycling and history. Not to mention the empty roads, delicious food, and plentiful wine... [Richard: 28th Jun 2017 15:09:00]
A self-titled middle-aged man in lycra (MAMIL) explains why he likes cycling holidays so much, and lists his top 5 reasons for spending his well-earned break on two wheels... [Richard: 3rd Jun 2017 16:27:00]
Following on from a fantastic Giro d'Italia, we have had lots of demand for bike hire in Italy - and for information on the route of the Giro d'Italia itself. So we've provided Strava links to the route of each stage - as ridden by the pros themselves. Of course, you don't have to ride every stage, or even the whole of any stage. You can use this to help plan your routes this summer, and pick and choose from the best climbs. [Henry: 30th May 2017 17:13:00]
The Bicilet guide to the best cycling in The Dolomites & Eastern Alps. With the Giro d'Italia showing off this beautiful region, we wanted to help you find some of the best climbs, so that you can make the most out of your bike rental. Cycling in The Dolomites is a must, so make the most of this beautiful area, and hire a bike today. [Henry: 24th May 2017 11:13:00]
In the first of our upcoming series on exploring Battlefields by Bike, Richard describes his first major bike trip - the Help for Heroes Big Battlefield Bike Ride. This inaugural event for the charity led to a blooming relationship with battlefields and bikes. Richard explains why cycling is such a great way to explore battlefields, and why the H4H BBBR is such a fantastic event. [Richard: 19th May 2017 13:26:00]
Check out our guide to the best places to cycle in Sardinia. We've found some of the best cycling routes in Sardinia, so that you can make the most out of your bike rental. Cycling on the beautiful island of Sardinia is a must, so make the most of this beautiful island, and hire a bike today. [BICILET Bike Rental Team: 6th May 2017 18:00:00]
The 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia really does highlight the best of Italian cycling. We provide an overview of the route, helping you understand where the race will be passing through - and the highlights of those regions - so you can start planning your cycling trip to Italy. [BICILET Bike Rental Team: 5th May 2017 11:00:00]
Check out our guide to some of the top places to do a cycling training camp in Europe. Mallorca, Girona, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, The Algarve and Andalucia all feature. We give you an overview of these regions, as well as give some of the highlights of each area, especially if you are looking for some tough climbs. [BICILET Bike Rental Team: 24th Mar 2017 08:40:00]
A training camp is one of the most popular cyclist pastimes. If you're considering it, we provide a few reasons why we think you should consider a training camp this year - and list some of the things to bear in mind before you go. [The BICILET Bike Rental Team: 22nd Mar 2017 12:20:00]
The BICILET Bike Rental team share some thoughts on cycling in Tuscany - where the landscape, culture and cuisine make this region a dream cycling destination for professionals, enthusiasts and touring leisure cyclists alike [Henry: 4th Mar 2017 10:16:00]
We give you some information about bike types you can hire through the BICILET Bike Rental platform, and help you decide which is most appropriate for your holiday. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch! [Henry: 23rd Feb 2017 15:30:00]
When you're renting a bike, it is worth making sure you have the following items - or can get them from your hire shop [Henry: 16th Feb 2017 13:50:00]
Why we think you should hire a bike when travelling, and avoid the cost, worry and hassle of flying a bike. Check out our top reasons for bike rental below, and let us know what you would add? [Henry: 7th Feb 2017 11:30:00]
The BICILET Bike Rental team's thoughts on why cycling is one of the best activities you can do on holiday - wherever you are, and whatever you ride. [Henry: 31st Jan 2017 14:57:00]
We have just launched our website to allow bike shops across Europe to sign-up to our network. BICILET believes cycling should be simple and accessible - whatever your standard and wherever you want to ride. [The BICILET Bike Rental Team: 31st Jan 2017 11:31:00]
Why we set up BICILET Bike Rental - what drove us to try and make hiring a bicycle easier. We also give a brief overview of how BICILET works. [Henry: 30th Jan 2017 19:46:00]