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You will come across a lot of people riding bikes in Bordeaux. It is a convenient way to avoid traffic and circulate the smaller streets downtown. If you’d like to buy or rent a bike during your stay, here is a list of bike shops in Bordeaux where you will find the trendiest and best bikes.
If you need a bike to get to work, for long trips, or to ride with your children, you should head to Cyvea Bordeaux, which is part of a 20-store chain across France and where you can have access to high-quality bicycles..
Cyvea, 28 Cours du Chapeau-Rouge, Bordeaux, France, +33 5 56 81 59 98
Hopefully, you won’t have to deal with the rain during your trip to Bordeaux, but if you do, you won’t have to worry about getting wet while riding your rental bike. Popins is in the super trendy Saint James area and showcases elegant bikes that come with umbrella holders. Ready to sing and ride in the rain?
Popins, 55 Rue Saint-James, Bordeaux, France, +33 9 52 93 42 25
La Maison du Vélo‘s purpose is to answer all cyclist needs in Bordeaux. It is notorious for lending bikes for free, both short-term and long-term (under some circumstances). The Maison du Vélo also has an atelier to repair your bike, and a wash station as well.
La Maison du Vélo, 69 Cours Pasteur, Bordeaux, France, +33 5 56 33 73 75
Chic et à Bicyclette Bordeaux, 22 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Pessac, France, +33 6 28 94 38 34
Another great atelier in Gambetta, where you can choose from a large selection of both new and used bikes. Come to this charming atelier to buy your used gear, or find all the accessories necessary to fix up your bike.
Pierre qui roule, 32 Place Gambetta, Bordeaux, France, +33 5 57 85 80 87
For those who love flea markets, come to the Saint Michel’s Brocante du Dimanche, a yard sale that occurs every Sunday at the Saint Michel square. Among the large selection of vintage articles, you can find some pretty cool vintage bikes. It varies every week but, if you like to dig, you will certainly find some hidden gems.
If you are used to riding a bike and would like to learn a few tips about bike repair, you should get in touch with Récupr’R in the Saint Michel district. In their collaborative atelier, volunteers provide great tips and tools so people can learn how to repair their own bikes.
Récupr’R, 4 Rue des Terres de Borde, Bordeaux, France, +33 5 35 40 18 73