Tuesday, January 20, 2015

E-Bike Hire in the Black Forest near Karlsruhe

The Black Forest features some serious climbs and those of us who are long in years are beginning to think about renting an e-bike, rather than our usual technique of cheating by sticking to river valleys and even taking to the train or bus to ascend the hills. Over the next few weeks we will try to list those hotels, organisations and shops who rent out e-bikes in the Black Forest. We will also try to mention in addition whether a hire company has normal bikes in case you have purists or keeny-beanies in your party. There are over two hundred e-bike charging points in the Black Forest and a goodly number of hire points. While your bike is charging you can lunch or eat a serious sized portion of Black Forest gateau. (All of the portions of BFG in this neck of the woods are enormous.) Obviously you need to check beforehand whether your hire point has bikes available and whether in the case of a hotel the management is prepared to hire to non-guests. You will need a passport or identity card and probably a returnable deposit to hire the bikes in addition to the rental fee.

eBike Station 1       
Gutembergstr 1
76275 Ettlingen
+49(0)7243 5054282
Wed/Sat 10-13:00
Closed Sun
5 ebikes
15€ Half day
25€ Day
Hotel Watthalden
Pforzheimer Str 67a
76275 Ettlingen
30€ Half day
39€ Day
Zink Cycling
Siemensstr 45
76307 Karlsbad-Langensteinbach
+49(0)7202 40091
Mon-Fri:9-12:30, 15:00-18:30
3 ebikes
25€ Day
Has normal bikes to rent in addition

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