Bycicles, Ravenna

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    Renting bicycles in Ravenna

    by mccalpin Updated May 1, 2007

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    ***NOTE: this service is temporarily suspended - I do not know for how long (the city website says "in order to maintain the bicycles")***
    Tourists who are 18 years of age or older can borrow bicycles from the tourist office and ride around town during the day. The town is quite flat, so this is actually a neat alternative to just walking...

    "Yellow bicycles for tourists.
    Free service:
    from Monday to Saturday: from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    On Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
    Keys available at:
    Ravenna Touris Office I.A.T.
    via Salara 8 - Ravenna"

    HOWEVER, note that there is a fee-based organization called Cooperative San Vitale that rents bicycles - see

    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • Budget Travel

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    Yellow bicicles

    by Aquamantos Written Sep 5, 2005

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    Yellow bikes are for tourists, is a free service.
    The schedule for using the bikes is:
    Monday to Saturday: 8.30 - 18.00
    Sundays: 10.00 alle 16.00

    To get them please go to:
    l'Ufficio Turismo I.A.T.
    Via Salara 8, Ravenna.

    -You need to show a document.
    -They are not for children.
    -One bike is for one passenger only.

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    Pedal your way around Ravenna

    by Bunsch Written Nov 9, 2010

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    As with several other Emilia-Romagna cities, we discovered that Ravenna was most easily navigated via bicycle. The Tourist Office has taken things a step further by arranging free rentals -- on an "as available" basis -- of their bright yellow bikes. You need to leave a copy of your passport or identification document to get a key from the office, located at 8 via Salara. The bicycles are available from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday, and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Since their supply is finite (none were available when we first visited the Tourist Office), you might also look into a bicycle rental. We didn't try that, but apparently Cooperative San Vitale is in the business. The Tourist Office website provides this information about them:

    Tel 0544 37031

    Opening hours 7.00- 19.00
    Closed Saturday and Sundays

    Prices bicycles rentals:
    Euro 1.10 per hour
    Euro 0.60 per 30 minutes
    Euro 8.50 per day
    Euro 28.00 per week

    Related to:
    • Cycling
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

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    by isolina_it Written Apr 3, 2003

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    C'entro in bici:
    Yellow bicycles for tourists.
    Free service:
    from Monday to Saturday: from 8.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    On Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
    Keys available at:
    Ravenna Touris Office I.A.T.
    via Salara 8 - Ravenna

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    The train from Bologna took...

    by wctryltd Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The train from Bologna took about 1.5 hours - and cost US$6. I didn't rent a car the entire time i was in italy and didn't miss it.
    Ravenna provides free tourist bicycles. Details on how this works follow:
    Go to the tourist info center (located near the center of the city - follow the big ? signs) -they are open until 7:00pm. You show them a passport or drivers license, they take a photo copy and then give you a key.

    Once you have the key, you look for an available yellow bike that is locked to one of the tourist bike stands (near the tourist center - i think there is another near the train station). Each bike has two locks on it - one lock holds the bike to the tourist bike stand (this is the lock that the tourist center gives you a key to).

    A second lock works with the cable lock (that is attached to each bike). Once you have removed the bike from the tourist stand, you can use this cable lock to lock the bike up anywhere while you are using it.

    The bikes all have tubeless tires, so flats aren't a problem - i did find that i wanted to raise the seat - if you brought an adjustable wrench with you, it might be possible to raise and lower the seat. The bikes are single speed with bike racks on the front and back.

    Each bike must be returned to the tourist stands by 7:00pm (although i don't think that there is much of a penalty for not returning the bikes).

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    Transportation in general

    by vysnaite Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Emilia-Romagna region is one of the most active ones in using bicycles! Maybe one of the main factors of bike popularity is that these cities are between Alps and Apennines on the flat land which makes moving by bike comfortable and easy. City bike culture is typical to cities like Modena, Ravenna, Ferrara, etc. A bicycle is a mean of transportation for daily activities, without the matter in age, bicycle types, special clothes - nobody cares about that in the city! It's just an extend to your feet! :) Way to go!

    Center, old town - pedestrian, feet or bicycle. Car, busses, motorbikes, trains for going elsewhere.

    Getting around Ravenna, schedules and links you'll find useful:

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    Bike rental.

    by Askla Written Aug 14, 2015

    Ravenna has, like so many other cities nowadays, taken to the good habit of placing rental-bikes at certain places over the city centre. However, when coming closer to the bikes you can see a paper sheet that tells that the "service is suspended from 12th January 2015 until further notice"! What a shame!! Why not remove the bikes in that case? I visited in May so there had been plenty of time to do that.

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