Reader Q&A: Bike hire in Le Mans

Published by Lyn on 11 June 2014

Andrew wrote to ask about bike hire in Le Mans. Here's what we came up with.

Le Mans 24 -hour cyclosportive

A 24-hour cyclosportive takes place at the famous car racing track in Le Mans every August. See www.24heuresvelo.fr for details. 

Good morning Lyn,

My wife and I shall be in Le Mans for the first week in September this year and we are having difficulty locating cycle hire.

I wonder if you could give some advice on the availability of cycle hire in the city and, also, whether a hire outlet would deliver to a location about 5 miles to the east of the city?

Many thanks for your help.

Best wishes,
Andrew.

Lyn wrote back:

Hi Andrew
 
Try these guys. If they can't help they may know someone who can.
 
I have spoken to them via Facebook and they want to know what type of bikes etc - I said I'd ask you to get in touch directly.


It would be great to hear how you get on.

Cheers
Lyn.

And again:

Hi Andrew,

Here's some more options in Le Mans – these have come via the tourist board for Sarthe.

Two bike rental agencies to be recommended:

E-Cycle, 7 boulevard Paul Chantrel, 72000 Le Mans. Tel: +33 (0)2 43 23 25 17 or via www.ecycle.fr/magasin-velo-electrique-le-mans.html

You also can rent bicyles at the Arche de la Nature: Vél’ Nature, 72530 Yvre l’Eveque just outside Le Mans. Tel: +33 (0)2 43 50 38 45 or via www.velnature.fr/

While probably not relevant this trip, Le Mans also has a public bike share program.

For general tourist information, see the Le Mans tourist office and also the Sarthe tourism website, which has this section on bike routes.

I hope that helps.

If it's OK I'll post your question on the site to help other people.

Cheers,
Lyn.

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