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Purchasing/Renting Bikes in Europe

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1. Posted by Richpang (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

Hey TP,

My friend and I are biking across Europe next summer, leaving from Lisbon and eventually arriving in Athens. We're trying to keep the costs as low as possible. Has anyone begun a bike trip from Lisbon, and know if there are any decent bike or bike rental shops in the city. Ideally we wouldn't like to spend more than $1,000 per bicycle. We'll be travelling as light as possible, with only backpacks, so high quality bikes with racks aren't necessary, we're just looking for something than can get us to our destination relatively comfortably.

Thanks,

Rich

2. Posted by armstrong1 (Budding Member 25 posts) 8y

Quoting Richpang

Hey TP,

My friend and I are biking across Europe next summer, leaving from Lisbon and eventually arriving in Athens. We're trying to keep the costs as low as possible. Has anyone begun a bike trip from Lisbon, and know if there are any decent bike or bike rental shops in the city. Ideally we wouldn't like to spend more than $1,000 per bicycle. We'll be travelling as light as possible, with only backpacks, so high quality bikes with racks aren't necessary, we're just looking for something than can get us to our destination relatively comfortably.

Thanks,

Rich

Anyone got any insight? This was left unanswered. Any ideas for bike travel would be appreciated.

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

I asked a friend who is into this, he asked his friends, but none of them came up with an address in or near Lisbon. If you search for retailers of the famous brands (Shimano, Raleigh, etc.), nothing pops up either. I'm afraid yous are going to have to bring your own wheels, or start your trip elsewhere.

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