Bike rental Gothenburg
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How it works
Rent a bike in a few clicks
Get the Donkey Republic app to rent a bike from many locations in the city. 24/7 pick-up available!
Unlock your rental bike
Once you find your bike at the pick-up location, tap “Unlock” and the app will open the bike’s electronic lock.
Ride, take breaks, explore
Keep the bike with you and lock it when you take breaks. Extend your rental if you’re having too much fun.
Return to the drop-off location
Return the rental bike to the drop-off location, lock it and end your rental with the app.
Gothenburg cycling guide
Bike rental in Gothenburg
Sweden’s second largest city has all the perks of a very hip place to visit, without any of the touristy clutter or metropolitan chaos you’d get in other popular urban travel destinations. Renting a bike in Gothenburg will feel like the most natural thing you could do, so book yours now and read on for some pedal inspiration!
Born to pedal
Your Gothenburg bike tour will inevitably include a mix of state-of-the-art urban development areas and wide natural spots, artsy young energy and holiday-resort-style chill. The good news is that the city is well equipped with lots of bike lanes. Biking is effortlessly cool around here – everybody does it. So getting a rental bike in Gothenburg will give you that sense of cultural immersion we all seek in our travels.
Cycling in Gothenburg city centre and Haga
The historical centre is surrounded by water, so make sure you have enough time for some waterfront bike riding, because it’s one of those things that bring guaranteed satisfaction. Check out Magasinsgatan for street food, coffee breaks on chic terraces, high-end design and, generally, a sneak peek into the typical, casually posh, Nordic lifestyle. If you’re up for a seafood lunch instead, go to Feskekôrka, which means – and looks like a – fish church. A little more towards the east, you’ll find the Garden Society of Gothenburg (yup, they take their horticulture just as seriously as the fish). It’s good to know that Gothenburg’s tourist info centre is close by, if you need some help in your city bike explorations.
Cycling around Liseberg
If you saddle up in Kungsportsplatsen in the city centre and take your rental bike down the popular Kungsportsavenyn boulevard (commonly referred to as Avenyn) Götaplatsen – and Poseidon’s bronze buttocks. You’re in the historical Lorensberg neighbourhood, built in the 19th century, which is worth a whole afternoon of wandering around on your bike. For a deeper dip into the local culture, check out Gothenburg’s Museum of Art close to Götaplatsen. The museum has a huge open-air restaurant on top, called Bar Himmel – perfect for an afternoon cycling break. Further east, you can ride into an area known as the event district. Liseberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park, is here, as well as the very cool science centre of Universum.
Cycling in Linné and Way Out West
For a nice view over the city centre, cycle off the street and up to the Skansen Kronan area, a nice green oasis hidden in the Linnéstaden neighbourhood – shortened to Linné by the locals. Want more nature? No problem, there is plenty around here. You have Slottsskogen, which is a popular green hangout for residents as well as, umm, elks, and the venue of quite a few cool events, such as the Way Out West music festival held in August. Then there are the Botanic Garden and the neighbouring Änggårdsbergen nature reserve, popular in the cycling world for its mountain biking trails. Even if you’re not that much into mud & sweat, you can still have a pleasant, regular-bicycle ride in nature here.
Cycling in Eriksberg & Lindholmen
You shouldn’t leave Gothenburg without exploring both sides of the Gothia River, which splits the city in two. So far we’ve talked about cycling south of the river, but you must definitely cross your rental bike to the Eriksberg and Lindholmen neighbourhoods. These newly modernised districts, with gorgeous waterfronts and a very fresh vibe, have the Lindholmen Science Park at their core – a vibrant business and research centre with the hippest, young, tech crowd out there. Make sure you also find Kuggen, the architectural highlight of the area, with huge Instagram potential.
Swedish cycling rules
On the right side
In Sweden, everyone must drive on the right-hand side of the roadway. Never ride your bike against the traffic flow.
When you want to turn left at an intersection on a bike, follow these steps: keep riding on the right through the intersection while signaling with your raised hand that you’re stopping; stop at the corner of the street you want to join and wait for the traffic on the right-hand side for the green light to proceed in your new direction.
Don’t cross the line
You are not allowed to ride your bike in a pedestrian area, on sidewalks or on a pedestrian crossing. If there is no bike path, you must ride on the right side of the road. Similarly, bike paths are only for cycling, so if you want to walk alongside your bike, you must get off the bike lane.
Stay sober or park your rental bike
You are not allowed to ride a bike if you are drunk. While there is no legal limit for the alcohol volume accepted when riding a bike, the police can decide if you are not able to ride safely and fine you