Are you a cyclopath? Or do you want to ride a bike just as badly as Freddy Mercury in 1978? Good news! Valencia has a great bike-sharing system. There are plenty of public city bikes that you can use at any time of day. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get those pedals moving!

ing it with me: “I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bikeeee.” Who doesn’t know this world-famous song? I totally understand why someone would write a song about bike riding, I mean, I’m a Dutchie, you know ;-)  But the question of today is…is Valencia bike-friendly? Yes, totally. In fact, it’s a great city to discover by bike because it’s flat and has plenty of bike lanes. 

What is Valenbisi?
Valenbisi is Valencia’s bike-sharing system. It’s available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. There are 275 Valenbisi stations throughout the city. So yes, this is a really convenient and cheap option if you don’t have a bike and aren’t interested in renting or leasing one. 
Other perks? You don’t have to take your bike with you, use three locks, find a spot to park it and be afraid that it gets stolen. It’s simple, you just need to find the right subscription for you.

Subscriptions & prices
There are two different types of subscriptions that I’d recommend.
A long-term subscription (annual card) and a weekly subscription (short-term ticket).

The annual card costs €29,21. You can buy it online, but I advise you to just get a Móbilis card at one of the Tabacos (tobacco shops). In this way, you can immediately use the bikes instead of having to wait for two weeks or longer. This card can be used for the bus and metro too, so that’s a bonus! Why have separate cards if you can just have one? Once you have your Móbilis card, you have to register on Valenbisi’s website - the card will then be linked to your personal account. Keep in mind that you need a credit card, either Visa or Mastercard.

The short-term ticket costs €13,30. You can buy this at one of the Valenbisi stations. You just need to follow the instructions on the screen and keep your credit card at hand. 

Time to bike around town!

30-minute bike rides
The first 30 minutes are “free”, after that you’ll be charged an additional fee. How much that is, depends on your subscription. 30-60 minutes extra costs in between €0,50 and €1,-. Every other extra 60 minutes costs between €2,- and €3,-. For more information about that, click here.

A tip: if you want to ride your bike (Freddy would be so proud of you) longer than 30 minutes, simply park it at a Valenbisi station and take it out again. In that way, you won’t be charged any extra fees. 

How does it work?
To rent a Valenbisi bike, you just need to go to the terminal of the Valenbisi station.
If you have an annual card, swipe it over the reader and enter the code. If you have a short-term ticket, you only need to enter your code.
Once you’ve logged in, you have to select an available bike on the screen - you then have 60 seconds to unlock it and you’re good to go!

To complete your journey, simply bring the bike back to one of the nearest stations. An audio signal on the stand will confirm that the bike is locked correctly. Always double-check this, because if it’s not locked, the system will keep running. Trust me, your bank account is not gonna like that.
If you’re unable to lock your bicycle correctly, try another available stand. 

Need a helping hand? Call their customer service.

Some extra advice:

  • Download the app: Valenbisi Valencia. If you allow the app to use your location, it’ll show you the nearest Valenbisi stations and the number of available bikes. 
  • If you don’t want to use the app, you can also check the station map on the official website.
  • Sometimes it’s difficult to find an available bike or spot, especially in crowded and popular areas such as Ruzafa, El Carmen, and places at the beach like Malvarossa. So, don’t use a Valenbisi if you’re in a hurry or have an important meeting in one of those areas. Been there, done that. 

Contact details
: @valenbisioficial

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Un abrazo,


Feb 21, 2022
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