Friday, February 06, 2009

Bike Hire in Frankfurt am Main

Sometime ago we were asked to help someone find a bicycle hire company in Frankfurt am Main. The questioner wanted to cycle round the Riesling Route (a route suggested by Judith and I: Mainz - Rhine Valley - Koblenz - Moselle Valley - Trier - Metz - Nancy - Strasbourg - Karlsruhe - Mainz). I contacted the tourist office and at that time I had great difficulty finding anything at all apart from DB German Railways city bike scheme: Call a Bike which offers very distinctive city bikes that one can pick up anywhere in the city and drop them off elsewhere paying only for the time one uses them. They are not much use for cycle touring, but are ideal if you wish to explore Frankfurt’s miles of cycle routes.
Since then we have kept our eye on the market and several new more companies have come to light offering bikes more suited to the touring cyclist:

Die Radprofis. Kai Hundertmarck und Theo Intra
Westerbachstraße 273
65936 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 34 27 80

Hex Hex Fahrradladen
Owner: Berthold Gentzler
Gutleutstraße 156
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 23 34 44
Fax: +49 (0) 69 / 23 34 94

Fahrrad Station Frankfurt
Inhaber: Susanne Sitzius
Ginnheimer Landstrasse 133
60431 Frankfurt am Main
Tel: 069/95114061

GoetheRad - Fahrradverleih am Goethturm
Sachsenhäuser Landwehrweg 1
60599 Frankfurt am Main - Sachsenhausen-Nord
Tel: +49 (0) 176/50 52 85 99
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 2PM to 6PM 

You can of course also hire bikes from the above by the day.

I don’t know if all of these organisations can speak English, but I expect so.

If you are going to cycle for a week or so, it is worth taking your favourite saddle and click pedals if you use them.


  1. Nice info but can't translate!

    I'm looking to do a run between strasbourg and basel making use of some kind of drop off system.

    Any ideas?


  2. Anonymous8:57 pm UTC

    Sorry I don't quite understand what you want to do. There are good rail links between the two cities, so you travel there or back by train.

  3. Check

    There you can rent a bike and depart for example in Frankfurt and by arrival in Leipzig, you can return it there.


  4. Hi,

    Thank you for your post on Bike Hire in Frankfurt. I am traveling to Frankfurt in June with 2 friends and we plan to bike from Southern Germany up the Rhine to wine country and back to Frankfurt. Do you have any updated suggestions on places to rent bike in Frankfurt or general suggestions for the trip? Thanks so much!


  5. Hi Seth,
    The first two shops shown in the list seem to offer a range of bikes. The last one seems to have the kind of bikes (and trikes) that we have - like Bromptons and I would like like some of the Hase trikes. I suspect the first two would be a good bet. Drop one of them an eMail and tell what you want and when you would like to travel (, and under Kontakt for hexhex). Someone in the shop will speak English.
    Our suggestion would be to pick up the bikes in Frankfurt and then put the bikes on a train and go north to Koblenz. Check out our section of the AtoB website: From Koblenz you could do a day or two up the Moselle and/or cycle south through the Rhine Gorge to Bingen (excellent Youth Hostel) and farther south to Oppenheim. Probably take a train again to around Neustadt an der Weinstraße. There is a mildly hilly cycle route along the Weinstraße and several hundred Km of cycle routes in Rheinland Pfalz (Rhineland Palatinate). Any tourist office in the Pfalz will give you a map. The vineyards continue on both sides of the Rhine in Alsace and in Baden away from the Rhine.

  6. I have made a booking with fahrrad station using my school boy German. The phone number and email address shown above both work and I got a quick response from the owner. We travel 28 May 2016 - I will let you know what happens...


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