Renting bicycles in Swiss cities to explore

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Oct 28, 2018 - 9:51 PM


I am visiting in May next year and will be staying in Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermatt and Zurich.

What are the regulations and costs for hiring a bike in these cities, especially Lucerne and Zurich? Will it cheaper or faster than using the public transport?


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Oct 29, 2018 - 6:58 AM in reply to Enigma

Hi Enigma,

If you have a Swiss Travel Pass (as you mentioned on another thread) then you travel free on public transit in those cities and most others. isstravelpass/validity - so renting a bike for the day won't be cheaper and I doubt it would be faster.

A nice option if the weather is good for some sightseeing though. Here is some details on bike rentals in Zurich: it/bike-hire-in-zurich

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Oct 31, 2018 - 7:56 AM in reply to Lucas

Thanks Lucas.

Yes, I was exploring the bike option for sightseeing. And I see your point about public transport. Will check out the link you shared.

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