"Hire bikes - Take your own repair kit" Croatia Off The Beaten Path Tip by sabrepoint

Croatia Off The Beaten Path: 138 reviews and 278 photos

We hired mountain bikes (mainly for road use) at several different places. My tip: Take your own hand pump, repair kit and levers. Also bike lock. Only at one place that I recall were we provided with repair tools, and it was never convenient to buy them.

The salesmen just say things like "get a taxi" (how an English-speaker could communicate and direct a taxi to an unknown place in the middle of nowhere is beyond me) or "you won't get a puncture". So take your own. As it happened, we didn't get punctures, but given the amount of biking we did, I put that down to good luck.

One more thing: you will often be required to leave some document with shop as a sort of bond. A driver's licence was good for us, otherwise they'll want your passport, and that just ain't gonna happen!

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  • Updated Sep 22, 2007
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