Hiring cycle in Ratnagiri or Ganapatipule...

#1 Jun 16th, 2013, 21:01
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Dear friends,

My autumn trip will end between Panaji, Ratnagiri (or / and around) and Mumbai. It could be nice wandering on a cycle (I would be to much dangerous on a scooty or a motorbike) along the beaches near Ratnagiri.

Do you know a place in Ratnagiri, Ganapatipule... where we can hire a cycle ?

Thanks for your answers.
#2 Jun 20th, 2013, 17:45
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Very tough. Even if you get a place that rents out cycles. They might be basic without gear and frills. Just a suggestion why not buy a second hand bicycle in mumbai or pune and go on with your plan.
I recollect someone posting a link on the forum where they sell mountain bikes etc.
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Thank for your answer.

We will be five days, less or more, in this place. This solution looks a little complicated for such a small time.
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Originally Posted by bitchou View Post Thank for your answer.

We will be five days, less or more, in this place. This solution looks a little complicated for such a small time.
To be honest you need some local help if you are running on a tight schedule AND also need the right bicycle.

A lot of things can happen online like checking the bicycle and cracking a deal. But things could go wrong due to many reasosns. (what you saw online is not actual etc)

What kind of a bicycle do you seek and whats your budget for rental. What is your starting point and end point. there are too many things I am not clear about.

Plus when are you planning to do this? (which month).
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Hi,

She will be 58, I will be 63 and we will be threre end of November, more probably beginning of December.

We only want to rent bicycles to go around our hotel when we will be there. I woul like to rent a scooter but never she will seat on it : she knows how scatterebrained I am...
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Cycles to around the hotel , I take it as a cycling of around 10-15 kilometers radius. Then it might not make sense to buy something and carry it around. You might be able to find some help from the locals or hotel owners to get very basic cycles.
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Hi,

Yes, we will try. We can walk...too.

Thanks
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I agree with new_travller, your hotel should be able to organize one for you. For the locals cycle is the most common method of transport.
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Thanks aarosh.

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