The almost car-free Koster Islands with its unique seaside location, beaches, rocky islands and great views is a wonderful place to rent a bike, enjoy the weather and take a boat trip which allows you to see the vast amount of marine life the islands have to offer.
Launched in July 2007 vélib, a public bicycle rental programme has revolutionized public transport in the city and has saved 10 million km in car trips.
The fleet of over 20,000 chic, grey bikes can be found at any one of the 1,450 terminals scattered every 300 metres throughout the city centre. Each vélib station, open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, is equipped with an automatic rental terminal and spots for dozens of bicycles.The idea is simple commuters pick up the bike from one automated stand and drop it at another close to their destination.
Although thieves have made off with approximately 3000 of the free bikes,
It is time to get the bike out again and leave the cosiness of the gas guzzler behind. You can warm up slowly too with the bike that gives your body and the environment a break. Among our favourites is a little electric bike and super stylish folding bicycles… Here’s more:
The Founder-S is a folding bike by koga miyata. It is stable and comfortable to ride, details we liked were the built-in spherical back light and luggage rack… All so stylish. Price £995
The Mezzo is a great looking folding bicycle, created by ex-Formula 1 engineer Jon Whyte. It is well balanced, which means comfortable ride and good control of the bike. Approx £500.