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Old 03-24-07, 08:53 AM   #1
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Bicycle rental Perguia Italy

I'm going to be in Perugia for a few days in late May and have been thinking about renting a bicycle . I have scoured the Internet and can find some bike shops in Perugia, but none of them seem to offer rentals. I'm just looking for a beater to head over to Assisi a day or other day trips ...
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I'm not sure if they can help, but you might want to try this website. There are a number of local folks and everyone is very friendly. One option is to stay at a B&B. They might have one for rent or will be able to hook you up with a friend that has one. It might not be exactly to your liking but it will get you around.

Also try www.bikeadentures.com. They are from the north, I am not sure how far they reach but they may be able to provide you with a place to rent.
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I'm not sure if they can help, but you might want to try this website. There are a number of local folks and everyone is very friendly. One option is to stay at a B&B. They might have one for rent or will be able to hook you up with a friend that has one. It might not be exactly to your liking but it will get you around.

Also try www.bikeadentures.com. They are from the north, I am not sure how far they reach but they may be able to provide you with a place to rent.
Thanks. Slow travel is an interesting read. I think I'll post a message there.
I did find a number of bicycle shops, but they seem to be more like Sports stores. However, I might give them a call.


I think this is the correct Bike adventures url http://www.bikeadventures.it/
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Sorry for the typo. Yes that is the URL.
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In Perugia, Punto Bici used to supply bikes to the touring company Ciclismo Classico (before the latter acquired its own fleet of bikes). Punto Bici might still have rentals. I don't have a website for them, but there is a street address and phone number:

Punto Bici Perugia
Via delle Caravelle, 1/b
tel: 075/5002685
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Try asking at either your hotel or someone riding a bike in town.
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In Perugia, Punto Bici used to supply bikes to the touring company Ciclismo Classico (before the latter acquired its own fleet of bikes). Punto Bici might still have rentals. I don't have a website for them, but there is a street address and phone number:

Punto Bici Perugia
Via delle Caravelle, 1/b
tel: 075/5002685
This is great.
I never found them in the Italian Yellow pages, but when I googled "Punto Bici Perugia" I got this
http://www.comune.perugia.it/canale.asp?id=530
Some of the services are just outside, but several are in town.

I used to live in Perugia 30 years ago and couldn't believe there was only one or two bike shops. I guess these are just not registered with Yellow Pages.

dorkypants, sounds like you know Perugia pretty well?
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dorkypants, sounds like you know Perugia pretty well?
Actually no, I've been to Perugia exactly once. Nice town, but too many English-speaking foreigners are there to study Italian...to the extent that wait-staff, hotel clerks, shop keepers, etc., are inclined to speak first in English to anyone who doesn't look like a local (and I clearly don't).

I took several tours by Ciclismo Classico back in the 90's. They used Punto Bici rental bikes back then (as well as Punto Bici sag vans).
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