bike hire Charleroi Belgium?

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andy_scot_uk
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bike hire Charleroi Belgium?

Postby andy_scot_uk » 17 Oct 2015, 12:43pm

Hi

Does anyone know of bike hire in or near Charleroi Belgium. Got a cheap Ryanair flight for a weekend and want to spend a day cycling around this industrial town. Not a "sexy" or long tour but every little counts :-)

Andy

chocjohn9
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Re: bike hire Charleroi Belgium?

Postby chocjohn9 » 23 Oct 2015, 8:09pm

Here's a few -
They are not being recommended by me, just a nod to their existence!

http://veloactif.be/entite-pilotes/brillo

http://www.dhnet.be/regions/charleroi-c ... 5aa80f56f0

http://www.pagesdor.be/la-maison-des-cy ... eroi-6000/

Google brings up the train station ("gare" in French) all the time.

If none of these take your fancy, try a bike shop. The word for rent is "louer" and bike is "velo". There are many in Belgium!! :D

...err...good luck. It's really not a very nice city. Why don't you jump on the train to Bruxelles or Namur (lovely) or anywhere else?

bohrsatom
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Re: bike hire Charleroi Belgium?

Postby bohrsatom » 23 Oct 2015, 9:00pm

You could take a ride on the RaVEL bike path (following the old Canal du Centre). It's a bit boring though, rather industrial and the scenery doesn't vary very much.... IMO head towards Tournai rather than Namur.

andy_scot_uk
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Re: bike hire Charleroi Belgium?

Postby andy_scot_uk » 26 Oct 2015, 11:54am

thanks

just back. Only bike hire is the brillo point in the station, Charleroi du Sud, that's Monday to Friday and limited availability. Quite a few cycleways but the area is very industrial. If I was going again would probably go to Namur where bike hire can be had.