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Renting and Sharing Bikes

There are plenty of options in and around Bern for sharing or renting a bike. Be it for short rides through the city’s neighbourhoods or for long-distance excursions into the Bernese countryside – these companies have the right ride for any occasion.

Inside a modern bike hire centre are three people with their e-bikes. They look cheerful and content, as if they are about to return their bikes or prepare for an e-bike tour. The space is functional and inviting, with clear signage and a service area that seems ready to help cyclists on their way.

Bike Rental

Rent a Bike

With over 200 locations, “Rent a Bike” is Switzerland’s leading bicycle rental service. Be it a normal bike, an e-bike or a mountain bike: you’ll find the right model here and can start exploring the diverse cycling routes in and around Bern. The rental options are flexible: whether you need the bicycle for a day trip, a multi-day tour or even an extendable long-term rental – the pros at “Rent a Bike” will find the perfect solution for you. And off you go!

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Thömusalso has a large selection of bicycles and e-bikes and can make (almost) all your bike dreams come true.

Bike Sharing


Practical and easy: Thanks to PubliBike’s bike sharing system, you can borrow bicycles from stations all over the city and its suburbs – PubliBike operates the largest bike-sharing network in the country. The stations are marked with the typical PubliBike columns and the bikes are easily unlocked and locked using the app or the SwissPass. The app is not only useful for unlocking the bike, it also makes it easy to find the nearest station thanks to the integrated map. Perfect for short distances within the city. Or how else would you get from the Zytglogge (Clock Tower) down to Marzili quickly and easily?

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You can also use the live chat on the PubliBike websiteto receive detailed information.


carvelo2go is the largest sharing platform for electric cargo bikes. Their “carvelos” are rented by the hour via the app or the website and picked up at and returned to one of the designated hosts (a bakery, for example). The bikes’ robust wooden crates can carry cargo of up to 100 kilos or up to two children – family outing, here we come!

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Find out more about how it works and the rates.