Vienne city bike Vienna Reviews
City Bike in Vienna May 14, 2011
You want to explore Vienna by bike and don't want to pay a lot of fees for a bike? So - take a city-bike! Its easy and a lot of fun!!!
Over 60 Citybike Stations in the city:
In nearly every district there are city bike stations - close to city center are more. On the webside you can see the exact citybike-stations – just to mention some for example in the inner city: Stephansplatz (subway “U1”), Rathausplatz (subway “U2”), Schottenring (subway “U2” and “U4”), Schwedenplatz, Stadtpark (subway “U4”), Volkstheater (subway “U2” and “U3”).
Registration (note- tourists need to read the next part too):
If you want to borrow a bike you just have to register at one of the terminals once or also in the internet. For the first registration you just need a Maestro Card or a credit card Visa/Mastercard/JCB – because the register fee is EUR 1,00. Note that per registration you can lend ONE citybike for your name. So if you travel with buddies – your buddy needs also a card to register - then you can ride the bike through Vienna together.
If you are a tourist and have no car you can get your “Citybike Tourist Card” at one of the Vienna Hotels – just ask at the front desk. Or you get it from the “Royal Tours” – Address: Herrengasse 1-3, 1010 Wien (Opening hours: 9 am - 11.30 am, 1 pm – 6 pm) or at “Pedal Power“ – Address: Ausstellungsstrasse 3, 1020 (opening hours: daily 9 am to 7 pm) for 2 EUR per calendar day).
How much is it to ride a city bike?
If you borrow the bike – the first hour is free. If you ride more than one hour – the second hour will be EUR 1 (three hours – EUR 3, four hours – EUR 4). But I give you an advice. If you are city-biking in Vienna – always give the bike back before one hour at one of the 60 terminal (as informed – they are everywhere) go for a coffee, have a delicious ice or look around and then drive again with a new borrowed city bike. NOTE: Between the return of one city bike and the borrowing of the next must be a time span of 15 Minuten. Vienna is not that big – so you might see a lot in one hour.
So I hope you have fun with your citybike tour in Vienna – there are plenty of bike-lanes just for bikers.
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