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Bike Rental Paphos: The Best Companies to Use in 2022

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In Cyprus, if you want to plan a bike rental Paphos has some great options! Find out here exactly how to hire a bike in Paphos, where to get one from and what routes to explore!

Cyprus is a beautiful country, and the west coast is the perfect place to explore with a bike rental. If you’re wondering where to organise your cycle hire Paphos is a great place to start. There are some great local rental shops, as well as some easy-to-book tours.

Whether you want an adventure on a mountain bike, a family day out on road bikes or a city ride on an e-bike, there’s a bike hire shop for you in Paphos.

Read More: Stay at a Gorgeous Boutique Hotel in Paphos

My main tips for Cyprus bike rental are to shop around, check the bike for damages with the staff before you leave the shop and read the local laws before you set off!

These are simple and probably obvious rules, but it’s good to be reminded to cover yourself so that you don’t get caught out – whether that’s by paying more or having an accident because you’re cycling on the wrong side of the road!

Click on the contents links below to be taken to each section of this post.

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Types of Bike Rental Paphos

Bike rentals come in all different shapes and sizes, so you need to do your research before you spend any money.

Road Bikes

Hiring a road bike is an excellent way to explore Paphos and its glorious surrounding areas.

It’s the best type if you just want an easy bike ride around the city, stop off at a few of the excellent beaches that Paphos has to offer.

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They’re easy-to-ride bikes, lightweight (especially if made from carbon fibre) and fast, so you’ll have a blast burning up the road for a few days!

Read More: Explore Paphos Old Town On Your Bicycle

When road cycling in Cyprus, make sure that you don’t end up on the motorway (illegal), don’t cycle after a few drinks (REALLY illegal) and cycle on the left side of the road!

Point of view shot with 2 hands holding handlebars on a smooth tarmac road. Road bike hire paphos

Mountain Bikes

For more of an adventure, hire a mountain bike in Cyprus.

There are some awesome biking trails around Paphos, the Akamas National Park and the Troodos Mountains.

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Research the route thoroughly before you try it, especially if you’re in Paphos cycling with inexperienced riders. Some companies will come and rescue you if you need it, but ideally, you don’t want to get stuck in the mountains!

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E-Bikes

Electronic bikes have been around for years, but they are increasing in popularity recently and for good reason!

You get all the fun of exploring Paphos on a bike, with half of the work!

Plus, you’ll be able to travel for longer and further because you won’t be as tired.

E-bikes are great if you need a little extra support but you still want to cover a lot of ground.

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Cycling Tours

If you are looking to get out on a bike, but you don’t want to go alone, then there are a few great tours that you can choose instead.

Paphos Forest E-Bikes Tour

Click here to read more about this private e-bike tour.

This is a great mix of the nature you’d look for on a mountain bike tour, but with the ease of using an e-bike!

Helmets and lunch are included in the price, plus it’s a completely private tour so you’ll only be cycling with your own group and the guide.

It’s a great way to explore the Troodos Mountain area, without the risk of getting lost or too tired!

The total distance you’ll be cycling is around 28km, but this will be split with a traditional lunch in the middle.

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 4 hours
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: 18+
  • Fitness Level: Moderate

Click here to check availability and prices

Read More: Check Out How To Rent A Boat In Paphos – More Affordable Than You’d Think

Akamas Lighthouse Tour

Click here to read more about this exhilarating tour.

If you’re a cycling fanatic, then this one’s for you!

You’ll ride along the beautiful Akamas coastline, stopping at the Lara Turtle Sanctuary to learn about all the awesome work the volunteers do there.

Your route involves a fair bit of trail 200 – 300m above sea level, and down again, so the views are incredible.

In total, you’ll cycle 60km, so you do need a good level of fitness to complete the circuit. Don’t worry, there are breaks!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 5 hours
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: 14+
  • Fitness Level: Strong

Click here to check availability and prices

Riding the Akamas Coastline Tour

Click here to read more about this gentler tour.

For those of you who want an easier day than the tour above, consider this version.

You’ll still visit the turtle sanctuary, but you’ll follow the simpler route along the coastline with a couple of great photo stops on the way!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: A morning
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: 14+
  • Fitness Level: Moderate

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Baths of Aphrodite Tour

Click here to read more about this cultural bike tour!

On this tour, you’ll cycle along some easy roads, as well as enjoy time at the beach. Plus, you’ll visit the famous Baths of Aphrodite – this is where the Goddess of Love bathed!

You’ll start and end in Latchi Harbour, which is a lovely place to wander around and grab some well-deserved lunch afterwards!

Key Information

  • Tour Duration: 1 morning
  • Pickup Included: No
  • Age Suitable For: 14+
  • Fitness Level: Moderate

Click here to check availability and prices

Read More: These Are The Top Paphos Excursions To Try

Companies To Use

There are plenty of places offering bike hire in Paphos, but it can be hard to work out which will be good to use and which will leave you with bad memories of Cyprus!

I’ve made a list of the top Paphos bike rental shops, with a map too.

Contact the company you want to use first before you visit the shop because that way you can describe exactly what you want without being pressed into spending money on something that you don’t.

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Riding through the countryside is bliss in Cyprus!

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Try to get a quote before you visit the shop, and stick to that as much as you can (depending on if you do decide to add on any extras!).

Most places aren’t trying to scam you – the staff are passionate about cycling and want you to have the best experience.

Here’s the company information at a glance – for a more detailed description directly from the coma please see below!

Bike Rental Paphos CompanyTypes of bikesExtras included?Delivery service?Minimum rental
period?
Kids bikes?
ABC Bike RentalMountain
Road
E-bikes (from May 2022)
YesYes24 hours for €10 Yes
CWC Pro-CyclingMountain
Road
Touring Hybrid
Yes (pay for helmets)Yes3 daysNo
Ride EasyMountain
Road
Yes (pay for helmets)Yes2 daysNo
Cyprus E-BikeE-bikesYesYes3 days
Wheelie CyprusMountain
Road
YesYes (free to Latchi/Polis)MTB 2 days
Road 3 days
Can hire for 1 but pay for 2
No (152cm + over)
Aspire CyclingMountain
Road
Yes (pay for helmets)
Yes (Paphos area)3 daysYes
Activate CyprusMountain
Road
E-bikes
Yes

I emailed the best bike rental shops in Paphos for the most up-to-date information, and these are their direct responses to my questions.

Everyone was super helpful and replied to my email extremely quickly; customer service is obviously important to each rental shop.

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ABC Bike Rental

What types of bikes do you offer?

Mountain/road/e-bikes etc City, mountain, e-bikes from the end of May.

Do these have a standard rate or are quotes individualised? 

Standard rates up to one week, quotes for a longer period.

Do you offer delivery? 

Yes. Free delivery within Paphos area with 2-3 days prepayment and prearrangement.

Can people book a bike for just 1 day? If not, what is the minimum? 

Minimum is one day ( 24 hours) – 10 euro.

Does the rental include extras? e.g. puncture repair kits, helmets, lights? 

Includes helmets and cable locks. City bikes are with lights. Also technical support within Paphos area.

Can people add a basket/bike luggage rack? 

Yes. City bikes with baskets and baggage racks. Also mountain bikes with baggage racks.

Do you have kids bikes? 

Yes, for 1.30 and up tall ( wheels 24’’). We also can offer child’s seats attached to rear baggage rack.

Any added information?

All of our rentals in Paphos are serviced regularly and we are on call for any customer/technical support while you are renting from us, we even have the contact number on the bicycle. As a company “ABC Bike Rental” in Paphos also has full public liability insurance for your peace of mind.


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CWC Pro-Cycling

What types of bikes do you offer? Mountain/road/e-bikes etc

We offer Carbon Road bikes and aluminium Road bikes. Hard tail mountain Bikes and touring road hybrid bikes.All with various specifications dependent on clients needs.

Do these have a standard rate or are quotes individualised?

Our rates are published on the website

Do you offer delivery?

We deliver and collect all rentals.

Can people book a bike for just 1 day? If not, what is the minimum?

We offer one day rentals but bikes must be ridden and returned to the bike station on the day. Normally for bikes delivered there is a three-day minimum period.

Does the rental include extras? e.g. puncture repair kits, helmets, lights?

All rentals come with spare tubes, levers, bottles, Garmin mounts, pumps, track pumps and storage stands. We offer lights where required and we rent helmets.

Can people add a basket/bike luggage rack?

We supply racks and panniers for Hybrid and Mountain bikes only.

Do you have kids bikes?

We do not offer kids bikes.

Any added information?

Additionally, we run two service support cars fully equipped for most scenarios. These are on constant call out readiness and also double as a recovery service. In addition to this service, we offer training camps, tours and holidays. and can assist with route planning etc.



Wheelie Cyprus

What types of bikes do you offer? Mountain/road/e-bikes etc?

Mountain and Road (Race bikes only). eBikes available on our holidays via a third party partner in Paphos.

Do these have a standard rate or are quotes individualised?

Rates are standard from €16 per day, cheaper the longer you hire. 6th day is free for a 1 week hire. Rates reduce for 8+ days. 10% Discount for repeat clients having hired for a week or more.

Do you offer delivery? 

Yes FREE in Polis area. If Paphos, there’s a charge as 45 mins each way.

Can people book a bike for just 1 day? If not, what is the minimum? 

Minimum hire period is 2 days MTB and 3 days Road bikes. If you hire for 1 days you pay for 2.

Does the rental include extras? e.g. puncture repair kits, helmets, lights? 

Rates include helmet/gloves/spares kit/water bottle/spare tube/pump. No lights. PLUS a map with marked routes and suggestions of best routes matched to the client’s style of riding. We also provide a support service if required and “uplifts” for clients who don’t like hills!

Can people add a basket/bike luggage rack? 

Pannier racks by request but NOT the bags. Baskets – no as they don’t work on MTB or race bikes

Do you have kids bikes? 

No – smallest size is 152m, but we work with our local bike shop if we have a family wanting to take a self-guided trip

Any additional information?

We’re a small business  – a husband and wife team that “gave up the rate race” 17 years ago to live the way we wanted.

We’re the ONLY specialist quality bike hire and holiday company in the Polis Chrysochous area (45 mins from Paphos) and on the edge of the beautiful unspoilt (still) Akamas Peninsula.

Read More: Do Not Miss This Blue Lagoon in The Akamas Region!

We started out just with MTB bikes for hire, offering guided cycling and/or walking holidays from our luxury stone villa base near Polis.

That evolved over 17 years to offering self-guided trips with family-run traditional hotels using pre-loaded GPS units as your guide. Plus we offer race and road bikes to explore the many traffic-free mountain roads here in western Cyprus.



Aspire Cycling (+ Paphos Mountain Bike Hire)

These two brands are actually one company, so keep this in mind when you are shopping around.

What types of bikes do you offer?

Currently, we offer road and mountain bikes.

Do these have a standard rate or are quotes individualized? 

Bikes rates are structured depending on bike type and bike rental duration.

Do you offer delivery? 

Yes, we do. Delivery is free of charge for the Paphos area (Kato Paphos to Coral Bay) Small charges apply for other areas /cities. 

Can people book a bike for just 1 day? If not, what is the minimum? 

We have a three-day minimum rental policy. However, we try to be flexible during our off-season which for us is between June and August.

Does the rental include extras? e.g. puncture repair kits, helmets, lights? 

Road bikes come equipped with two bottle holders (no bottles), 3 spare tubes (€6 each if used), a hand pump, and tire levers. Helmets and pedals (Shimano Road, MTB & Look KEO) are also available for rent at 10€/7€ per order respectively. Mountain bikes come equipped with flat pedals, a helmet, one bottle holder (no bottle), and a saddlebag with tools.

Can people add a basket/bike luggage rack? 

Unfortunately, the geometry of our bikes does not allow these additions. 

Do you have kids’ bikes? 

Yes, we do.



Ride Easy

What types of bikes do you offer? Mountain/road/e-bikes etc

We offer high quality road and mountain bikes.

Do these have a standard rate or are quotes individualised?

Rates are standard, although we like to treat customers with discounts when there is allowance, eg long rental periods or group rental.

Can people book a bike for just 1 day? If not, what is the minimum?

The Minimum period is 2 days.

Does the rental include extras? e.g. puncture repair kits, helmets, lights?

Puncture kit is always included, helmets can be rented at extra cost and lights are not included as we strongly advise our rental customers not to use the bike during nighttime due to the unfamiliarity with the roads and areas.

Can people add a basket/bike luggage rack?

Yes, but there is limited availability so customers are advised to ask for it as early as possible.

Do you have kids bikes?

Unfortunately, we don’t.





Other Things To Check For When Hiring A Bike

The worst thing you can do when shopping around for Cyprus bike rental companies is to just take the first thing you see and ask no questions!

Not only do you want to know that you’re getting a good deal, but it’s important to ensure your safety. Don’t feel like you’re spending too much time finding out about the little things.

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Make a note of this checklist and ask the following questions:

Do they measure you?

This is mainly for comfort but safety too. Ask to be measured up to the bike that you’re going to be riding.

A bike that’s too small will be uncomfortable (especially a mountain bike) and one that’s too big will be dangerous.

Test it out and let them know if the bike works for you or not!

Don’t be pressured into taking one just because you’re already at their office – if they can’t provide a bike that fits you, explain that unfortunately, you’ll need to go somewhere else.


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Do they offer a discount for longer rentals?

Usually, companies will prefer you to hire a bike for longer than just 1 day.

They might have a minimum amount of time, but even if they don’t, it’s worth asking if you can grab a better daily deal if you rent for longer.

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Is the bike insured for damage + theft?

It’s unlikely that your bike will be insured.

Be extra careful when leaving the bike anywhere, and always bring it to your hotel overnight.

You can make sure that YOU are insured with your own travel insurance policy though, in case of any accidents.

Is technical support available?

If you have an issue with your bike on the road, will someone come out and help you?

Probably, but it is best to check and understand the area boundaries.

You might have to pay for this service, and I would recommend it.





Hiring a bike in Paphos is a great way to spend a few days, whether that’s cruising along the coastline or adventuring through the mountains.

Choose your company carefully, and always read through reviews to watch out for any red flags! The companies I have listed in this post all have great reviews, but things do change!

When you find a great place for your bike rental Paphos is your oyster!!

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