BIKING IN WARSAW (When You Don’t Own a Bike)
Whether you want to bike as a way to commute or to relax, you don’t need to own a bike to enjoy a ride in Warsaw.
With Warsaw’s growing number of bike lanes and shared bike available, biking is the way to go.
So here we go, these are our options in Warsaw.
I’m sure you are familiar with Veturilo bikes as you can see it all over the city in the summer months.
Veturilo means “vehicle” in Esperanto. The name was chosen among thousands of other suggestions from internet users.
To rent a bike is very cheap (it’s actually FREE for the first 20 minutes but you have to pay for registration: 10PLN one-time fee), easy, and you can find them everywhere!
You can rent Electric bikes, Standard bikes, Children bikes, and Tandems. To see the price list check the official website.
You can also download the app, which allows you to get the bike at the click of a button!
2. Acro Bike – stationless shared bike
Perhaps less known than Veturilo, Acro Bike is a stationless shared bike system.
The beauty of this system is that you can pick up and leave the bike anywhere you want – as long as it is locked securely to any eligible public bike parking stand!
You’ll be able to locate bikes around you thanks to the GPS installed on each bike.
In order to unlock the bike you just have to open the ACRO Bike app, follow the instructions to complete the registration process and turn on Bluetooth of your phone. Then you Press the “Unlock” button and place your phone near the lock, which will open automatically after successful connection.
The price is also really affordable: just 1 PLN every 30 minutes!
3. Rent Freight Bicycles (for FREE!)
Did you know that you can rent freight bicycles in Warsaw? And did you know that it is 100% FREE? 😀
Freight bicycles are widely popular in the Netherlands because they are a great alternative to using a car. If you are going for a big shopping trip, you need to transport your children or you have to move a lot of things quickly – and do not want to use the car – this is really a great option.
The space in the load box of transport bikes is huge and you can transport up to 100 kg. There are even special benches for children (4 or 2 places depending on the bicycle model).
In order to rent you need:
- Leave an identity document,
- Leave a mobile number,
- An indication of the planned rental time (cannot exceed 24 hours),
- Communicate the approximate route.
- Signing the rental protocol
You can rent the bikes here:
- Andersa 29
Tel. 22 40 09 464
Every day 9:00 – 24:00
Dom Kultury Śródmieście
- Jazdów 3/18
Every day: 10:00 – 18:00
Służewski Dom Kultury
- Jana Sebastiana Bacha 15
Tel. 22 397 72 71
Every day: 9:00 – 21:00
Centrum Wspierania Aktywności Lokalnej CAL
- Paca 40
Tel. 22 126 26 18, 22 118 17 68
Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 20:00, Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Centrum Rekreacyjno-Sportowe m.st. Warszawy w Dzielnicy Bielany
- Lindego 20
tel.: 22 835 00 08 wew. 108; 797 318 602, e-mail: email@example.com
tel.: 22 835 00 08 wew. 107; 797 318 603, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday: 6:00 – 22:00; Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 – 22:00
Klubokawiarnia Życie jest fajne
- Grójecka 68
tel.: 22 401 74 40
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 – 22:00, Sunday: 14:00 – 20:00
Białołęcki Ośrodek Kultury
- Vincenta Van Gogha 1
kontakt: sekretariat BOK
tel. 22 300 48 00 wewn. 1
Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 20:30, Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 – 20:30
Fundacja Nasza Ulica
- Tarczyńska 3A
tel. 22 115-16-26
Monday to Friday: 12:00 – 24:00; Saturday: 14:00 – 24:00
Dom Kultury Kadr
- Gintrowskiego 32 (d. Rzymowskiego)
tel. 22 843-88-81
Monday to Saturday: 8:00-20:00, Sunday: 9:00-15:00
- Targowa 54
tel. 22 374-77-30
Every day 10:00-18:00