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Eric Popelier

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Address: Mariastraat 26, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 50 34 32 62
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

Bicycling hobbyist Eric Popelier launched this bike rental company to rent...

Bicycling hobbyist Eric Popelier launched this bike rental company to rent Oxford bikes (and brand-new electric ones) to tourists exploring Bruges. His bike supply is replaced every six months, ensuring high-quality rides for all—and he makes child seats and bike bags available free of charge.

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Good service, good bikes and close to everything

We have the staff to be friendly, efficient and accommodating.The bikes were good and we rode both inside and outside of Bruges to the windmills and town of Damme for the day. We... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Bikes are far and away the best way to get around Bruges and we had the best day on our bikes and tandem from popelier bikes. There are few cars and lots of bike paths and so many funky little streets to explore. Hiring a bike here was incredibly quick and simple and the bikes were comfortable and easy to... More 

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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have the staff to be friendly, efficient and accommodating.The bikes were good and we rode both inside and outside of Bruges to the windmills and town of Damme for the day. We were gone 4.5 hours. A great way to relax and take in the city and the canals. Recommend this to see more of Bruges than you can... More 

Thank ngy
San Diego, CA
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70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I rented a bike here, I wasn't sure whether I was going to use it 4 hrs or more. They had me pay for 4 hrs and if I ended up using it more then pay when I return. It was very nice of them to offer this flexibility. They were friendly and checked me in very quickly, I was... More 

1 Thank bossings
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We didn't hire bikes - but rather came in with a mechanical issue in our 4 day cycle tour of Belgium. The proprietor very kindly fixed the problem in 5 minutes and very graciously refused any payment for his services. Without his assistance our trip would have been much shorter. Thank you again!

2 Thank Maisie C
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We really enjoyed a four hour hire of three electric bikes.We cycled out to the village of Damme along a quiet canal side road. A very warm day, so glad of the electric assistance. Bike shop very helpful. They do not take cards, quite common in Bruges, but allowed us to pay part and pay balance on return with more... More 

1 Thank Donald M
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Based on the reviews, we paid our first visit at Bruges to Eric Popelier. We wanted to rent from today evening until the morning day after. The way they calculated the prices for this was ridiculous. It was considered 3 days of rental somehow! The logic (if you can call it that) was: tonight to tomorrow morning is one day,... More 

1 Thank Summne H
Tempe, Arizona
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My family and I rented bikes at Eric Popelier based on a recommendation from the owner of the B&B we were staying at in Bruges.. The rentals process went smoothly and in no time we were on our way. The bikes were in great shape so pedaling was easy which always makes riding enjoyable. We rode along the Bruge -... More 

1 Thank Travel65699700
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We rented two bikes from this establishment in early May 2016. We found the staff person to be quick and efficient in getting us out the door with our bikes. He checked and pumped up the tires and adjusted seats for us. Drop off was easy - just walked in and he took the bikes and thanked us. As for... More 

1 Thank akhoosier
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Bicycle is definitely the best way to explore a city especially countries like Belgium that are totally geared up for cyclists. €20 for 2 bikes for around 4 hours I thought was good value. They requested passport details but accepted my mobile number as I wasn't carrying my passport. There are a few negative reviews here but if you just... More 

1 Thank RustyMack
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We hired two electric bicycles from Eric Popelier and found the service to be brilliant. The young man who served us gave us our bikes quickly and explained how the electric motor worked in wonderful English. We got a good discount through our hotel but even without it, it's a good deal. We cycled all the way to the town... More 

2 Thank Shellie J

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