Bike Rental Barcelona Terms and Conditions

General terms and conditions for bike rental and bike tours

Definition of terms

Bicycle: the (e-)bike and/or any other item that is comprised by the contract

Customer: the natural person or legal entity purchasing the bike rental and/or bike tour service from Bike Rental Barcelona

Bike Rental Barcelona: Bike Rental Barcelona, the company offering the bike rental and bike tour services according to these terms and conditions

Rider: the person actually riding the bicycle

Written: in writing or electronically

Article 1: applicability

These general terms and conditions apply to all contracts between Bike Rental Barcelona and customers for bike tours and/or bike rental, including accessories like helmets and child seats.

Article 2: offer and agreement

  • According to the wishes of the customer, Bike Rental Barcelona makes a written or oral offer. The offer contains (where applicable) the name of the service (bike rental or bike tour), rental period, and price. Furthermore, it states the opening hours and telephone number of the company, the manner of payment, and the type of insurance.
  • The contract is established when the customer accepts an offer from Bike Rental Barcelona.
  • Bike Rental Barcelona will retain ownership of rented bikes and accessories at all times.

Article 3: price and duration

  • The customer is not allowed to return a rented bicycle after the date and time stated in the contract. Bikes must be returned to the same branch and during the business hours of Bike Rental Barcelona (low season: 9.00am-18.00pm, high season 09:00am-21.00pm, always 7 days a week, for more information please check on
  • One day is considered to be 24 hours.
  • Bike Rental Barcelona is not obliged to give any refund for rented bikes that are returned before the end of the contractual period.
  • For each hour that the rental period is exceeded Bike Rental Barcelona is entitled to charge customers 20% of the daily rental price on top of the actual rental price, with a maximum charge of 5 hours for the first day. For each following day, a maximum of 150% of the rental price can be charged.
  • If the bicycle is not returned on time, Bike Rental Barcelona is entitled to take back the bicycle immediately.

Article 4: cancellations

  • When customer cancels a bike rental or bike tour:
    • Up until 48 hours before the tour or start of the bike rental, 0% of the price will be charged.
    • Between 48 and 24 hours in advance, 50% of the price will be charged.
    • 24 hours or less in advance, 100% of the price will be charged.
  • Cancellations can only be made via e-mail (

Article 5: payment and insurance

  • Payment for both the bike rental and the bike tours need to be done in advance.
  • An insurance is needed for each bike (except for bikes used on the tour). The insurance consists of:
    • For citybikes and touringbikes, tandems, cargobikes a photocopy of a valid ID or €50 (citybike) or 150 (touringbike, tandem, cargobike) (to be paid in cash or with a debit/credit card) OR;
    • A photocopy of a valid ID and a photocopy of a valid credit card.
  • The insurance will be paid back in cash as soon as the bicycle is returned. In the event of damage for Bike Rental Barcelona, the amount charged for the damage will be subtracted from the insurance or, in case of a photocopy of a credit card, will be charged to the credit card.

Article 6: obligations for the customer

  • Customer must treat the bicycle well and in accordance with its actual purpose.
  • Customer must return the bicycle to Bike Rental Barcelona in its original condition. Any changes or additions by or on behalf of the customer must be undone.
  • By renting a bicycle or joining a bicycle tour, the customer declares to be:
    • In good physical condition, i.e. not suffering from any medical diseases or complaints that influence their riding ability.
    • Able to properly ride a bicycle.
  • Bike Rental Barcelona reserves the right to judge the capacities and abilities of a customer or rider prior to the use of a bicycle.
  • Both for bike rental and bike tours, the customer must obey all national traffic laws and instructions from Bike Rental Barcelona staff.
  • The customer/rider must behave as a good renter/rider, which means he:
    • Is not permitted to sublet or sublease the bicycle.
    • Is not permitted to give the bicycle to a person other than the rider.
    • Is not permitted to take the bicycle outside of Spain.
    • Is not permitted to ride on a bike with more than 1 person or on a tandem bike with more than 3 persons.
    • Must ensure that the person who is contractually indicated as the rider is legally permitted, and physically and mentally fit enough to ride a bicycle.
    • Must secure loads on the bicycle with due care.
    • Is not permitted to continue using the bicycle if it's damaged, when its use can lead to aggravation of the damage or affects traffic safety.

Article 7: additional instructions for the customer

  • The customer must return the bicycle in a clean condition. Cleaning costs with a minimum of €10 may be charged.
  • Customers must bring a copy of the contract with them upon returning the bike.
  • Each bike is equipped with two locks. Customers must never leave the bicycle unattended unless properly locked. Bike Rental Barcelona staff will demonstrate correct use of the locks.
  • At the start of the rental or tour, the customer needs to check the bicycle and report any possible defects to Bike Rental Barcelona staff. When the defect(s) cannot be repaired instantly, the customer is permitted to have a replacement bike. As soon as the customer leaves the Bike Rental Barcelona shop, he accepts the condition of the bicycle.
  • In case any problems with the bicycle occur in Barcelona, the customer needs to visit one of the Bike Rental Barcelona shops in Barcelona (see Bike Rental Barcelona does not reimburse any repairs performed by other companies. When the damage occurs outside of Barcelona, Bike Rental Barcelona will only reimburse repairs performed by another company if:
    • The damage, kind of repair, and costs of the repair are discussed with, and approved by, Bike Rental Barcelona by telephone (+34 666 05 76 55) AND;
    • The customer bought the assurance service as stated in article 10.
  • In the event of injury to the customer and/or damage or loss of the bicycle, the customer is obligated to:
    • Inform Bike Rental Barcelona as soon as possible (by visiting the shop or by telephone: (+34 666 05 76 55).
    • Follow instructions from Bike Rental Barcelona.
    • Provide all (requested) information and documents that relate to the event that caused the injury/damage.
    • Not leave the bicycle behind without properly securing it.
    • Report the event to the local police.
    • Submit a fully completed and signed claim form to Bike Rental Barcelona as soon as possible.

Article 8: obligations for Bike Rental Barcelona

  • Both for bike rental and bike tours, Bike Rental Barcelona provides a bicycle with the statutory and agreed features and accessories, which is clean, well maintained and in a technically good condition.
  • In case of damage to the bicycle prior to the rental, Bike Rental Barcelona will make a report of the damage in the presence of the customer.
  • Bike Rental Barcelona will inspect the bicycle for any damage immediately after it is returned.

Article 9: customer's liability for damage

  • The customer is liable for any damage to Bike Rental Barcelona related to the bike rental or bike tour unless the damage is caused by a violation of the obligations stated in article 8.
  • The customer is liable for actions and omissions of the rider(s) and other users of the bicycle(s) comprised by the contract, even if they didn't have the customer's permission to use the bike.
  • The customer must respect all rules and regulations. The customer uses the bicycle on his own responsibility. If customer infringes any Spanish rules or regulations, Bike Rental Barcelona can by no means held liable.
  • In the event of loss, theft, or damage of the bicycle, Bike Rental Barcelona is entitled to charge a (maximum) compensation of:
    • €450 for a normal bicycle, €1750 for a special bicycle, €1950 for an e-bike, €3900 for a cargo bike and €1400 for the transport box of a cargo bike.
    • For damaged parts of a city bike, e-bike and tandem; saddle €18, lock €41, lights set €20, chain case €11, fork €34, luggage rack €17, bell €5, key for lock €15, gear changer €15, basket €13, stand €11, mudguard €11, entire back wheel €75, entire front wheel €65, tire damaged by skidding €20, gear system €150, e-bike battery €450, e-bike charger €150, and wheel with electrical engine €500.
    • Accessories; helmet €25, cable lock €40, ring lock €35.
    • Damaged parts of the cargo bike; saddle €39, front light €19, back light €9, steering wheel stem €75, bell €8, key for lock (per key)€15, stand €90, front mudguard €25, back mudguard €30, front wheel €200, back wheel €500, battery €450, charger €150, display €150, gear lever €49, pedal €16, wheel clamp €30, brake lever €50, and disc brakes €30.
    • Prices for parts that are not mentioned are determined by the Bike Rental Barcelona staff. The hourly rate for repairs is €48.

Article 10: assurance

  • Bike Rental Barcelona offers an assurance service, which assures customers less financial risks in case of damage to, or theft of, the bicycle.
  • Assurance costs:
    • For normal bikes: 1-3 hours €2.50, 6 hours €3, 24 hours €3.50.
    • For special bikes (e-bike, cargo, tandem): 1-3 hours €5, 6 hours €6, 24 hours €7.
  • The assurance service covers theft and all sorts of damage of the bicycle.
  • An own-risk/deductible of €50 for a citybike and touringbike, 150 for an e-bike/cargobike/tandem remains for the customer. In case the battery is lost/stolen than the customer has to pay the full price of 450 euro.
  • The amount due in case of damage is based on the costs of repairing the bicycle as stated in article 9.4.
  • In case of theft, the decreased financial risk only applies when the customer is able to hand over the keys of the bicycle to the Bike Rental Barcelona staff.
  • Bike Rental Barcelona strongly recommends the assurance service (see article 10.4).

Article 11: dissolution of the contract

  • Bike Rental Barcelona is entitled to terminate the contract and seize the bicycle if:
    • The customer does not obey one or more of his obligations, unless the omission does not justify dissolution.
    • The customer dies, is put under guardianship, applies for moratorium, is declared bankrupt, or is in a legal debt management regime.
  • If Bike Rental Barcelona is entitled to seize the bicycle(s), customer must offer full cooperation.
  • If the customer dies prior to the hire period, the contract is automatically dissolved.
  • Bike Rental Barcelona is not liable for any damage caused by dissolution of the contract.

Article 12: personal data

Personal data of the customer will be processed by Bike Rental Barcelona according to the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. By processing these data Bike Rental Barcelona can carry out the contract, provide customer and/or rider with the best service and make personalized offers. The customer can request inspection or correction of his personal data and file objections. Objections by the customer regarding the processing of data for direct mailing will be honoured at all times.

Article 13: applicable law

The contract is governed by Spanish law.

Bike Rental Barcelona

Address shops in Barcelona: Carrer de Montserrat 8, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 666 05 76 55