Discover the Beauty of Athens by renting a bicycle

In the second part of our Athens bike rental guide, we delve deeper into the practical aspects of renting a bike in Athens. From rental prices to essential gear, here's everything you need to know to ensure a smooth and enjoyable cycling experience in this historic city.

Rental Bike Prices & Options

The cost of renting a bike in Athens can vary based on factors such as bike type, rental duration, and additional features like electric assistance. Here's a general overview of what you can expect:

  • Trekking/Adventure Bikes: These basic bikes are perfect for casual rides around the city as well as mixed terrain routes where you may encounter some dirt/gravel roads. Rental prices are €15-€35 per day.
  • Road Bikes: Fast and efficient, these bikes are best for open road. They are light and aerodynamic, ideal for covering larger distances at a faster pace, but also for fitness training. Daily rental cost: €25-€40.
  • Gravel Bikes: Combining the traits of Road Bikes and Trekking/Adventure bikes, this type of bicycle allows the rider to cover larger distances at a faster pace than on a trekking bike, while maintaining some off-road capability to handle dirt/gravel roads. Rental price: €45 per day.
  • Mountain Bikes: If you're planning to venture onto more rugged terrain or explore nearby trails, mountain bikes are a great option. Rental prices for mountain bikes start from €15 per day.
  • Electric Bikes: Electric bikes (e-bikes) provide an extra boost for uphill climbs and longer distances via an electric motor-assisted drivetrain. E-bikes are also known as "Pedelecs" and include different types such as electric mountain bikes, electric city bikes and even electric road bikes. E-bikes are typically the priciest rental option, with a daily cost of €45-€50.
💡 Tip: By renting a bike for multiple days upfront you receive free rental days. Athens Bike Rental offers a free day for every 4 days of rental.

Essential Gear and Accessories

While renting a bike provides the means for exploration, don't forget about the essential gear and accessories that can enhance your cycling experience and ensure your safety:

  • Helmet: Safety should always come first. We'll make sure you leave our shop with a properly fitting helmet for each rental bike -free of charge!
  • Front & Rear Lights: To see and be seen when the sun goes down.
  • Lock: A sturdy lock to secure your bike when you're exploring attractions or enjoying a meal is a must-have.
  • Repair Toolbox: All our rental bikes are professionally maintained and always in top mechanical condition, but a basic repair toolbox will come in very handy in case of a mechanical mishap.
  • Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is crucial, especially during the warmer months. Carry a reusable water bottle with you.
  • Sun Protection: Athens enjoys a Mediterranean climate, which means lots of sunshine. Protect your skin with sunscreen and sunglasses. A hat is also useful when parking your bike and exploring on foot.
  • Backpack or Panniers: Depending on how much you plan to carry, a small backpack or panniers can be useful for storing your essentials.
  • Map or GPS: While most smartphones have navigation apps, carrying a physical map or GPS device can be handy, especially if you're concerned about battery life. A handlebar phone mount will allow you to use navigation apps on your phone while riding your rental bicycle.

While Athens Bike Rental offers walk-in services, booking your bike in advance is always a good idea, especially during peak tourist seasons. This ensures that you'll have the bike of your choice ready for you upon arrival.

😀 All our rental bikes come with a cycling helmet, front & rear lights, a key lock and a repair toolbox at no additional charge

Exploring Athens' Top Cycling Routes

Athens boasts several cycling routes that cater to various interests and skill levels. Here are a few routes you might want to consider:

  • Acropolis Circuit: A leisurely route that takes you around the base of the iconic Acropolis, offering stunning views of the ancient monument.
  • Historic Plaka Tour: Explore the charming Plaka neighborhood and its narrow streets, leading you to historic sites and quaint shops.
  • Coastal Ride: Follow the scenic coastline from the city center to the southern suburbs, passing through picturesque marinas and beaches.


Renting a bike in Athens provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the city's historical treasures, modern delights, and breathtaking landscapes at your own pace. With a wide range of rental options, essential gear, and exciting routes to choose from, you're set for a memorable cycling adventure in this captivating city. So, gear up, pedal away, and let Athens reveal its wonders one bike ride at a time!