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Free bike hire

Ottawa, Canada
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Free bike hire

Hello, I will be going to Cascais in September and I have a few questions about the free bike hires. I hope not to have to worry about this, but I would also like to be prepared for worst case scenarios. In particular, I did not find their policy on what happens if you do not return the bikes on time. Is there a fine? Do they keep your ID or a deposit when you're signing the bikes out? This question is particularly relevant, since I'm also wondering if the bikes can be returned to a different location than the one from which they were rented.

Lisbon, Portugal
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for Azores, Lisbon
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57 reviews
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1. Re: Free bike hire

"you leave your ID or passport, which will be returned to you when you return the bike." So it has to be on the same location. Here you have the explanation in portuguese, sorry but didn't find it in english cm-cascais.pt/cascais-proxima-utilizacao-das…

Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
2 posts
18 reviews
3 helpful votes
2. Re: Free bike hire

Thank you, that makes sense but I didn't see it written anywhere. My Portuguese is very limited, so I probably missed it on their site the first time around :)

Wales
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141 posts
176 reviews
56 helpful votes
3. Re: Free bike hire

Hi. We are going to Cascais in September also but have not heard about free bike hire!! Could you let me have details please??

Lisbon, Portugal
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for Azores, Lisbon
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4. Re: Free bike hire

Here you have a report of a day in Cascais using the "Bicas" the free bikes welovelisbon.net/articles/self-guided-free-b…

London
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219 posts
13 reviews
7 helpful votes
5. Re: Free bike hire

Do they provide helmets and are there cycles for kids ?

Lisbon, Portugal
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for Azores, Lisbon
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26,672 posts
57 reviews
48 helpful votes
6. Re: Free bike hire

No to both questions.

Uk
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5 posts
33 reviews
19 helpful votes
7. Re: Free bike hire

Are there places to lock them up - for example if you cycle to a beach, where/how do you leave the bike>?

Lisbon, Portugal
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for Azores, Lisbon
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26,672 posts
57 reviews
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8. Re: Free bike hire

I don't think that specific places to park and lock exist. I suppose that you'll have to lock it to anything where it's possible (a rail, a lamppost...)

Lisbon, Portugal
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for Lisbon, Samana Province, Dominican Republic
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9. Re: Free bike hire

"Are there places to lock them up?..." - No.

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