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Visit Seville by public bicycle

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When we travel we usually walk much more than usual. And it is true that the main tourist attractions of Seville can be done on foot. However, if you leave good morning from the Plaza España and walk to Triana, then you cross the Guadalquivir to visit the cathedral, go up the stairs of the Giralda, wind down the streets of the Santa Cruz neighborhood and finally end the night having a few beers In La Alameda, when you return to the hotel in the Plaza España, you may end up as the soldier Philippi when he created the myth of the marathon.

Many hotels are located in the area near the Spain square. Although central, you should walk a few minutes to reach other tourist places. If you stay more than one day in the city, the public bicycle service in Seville will be great for you.

During the first time we tried it, it took us a bit to understand the mechanism. Unlike in Barcelona -where the service is available only to residents- in Seville any tourist can use it. After giving the screen buttons a good time we saw the option to buy a 7-day pass for 10 euros. It is paid by card, the machine prints a ticket with a code and asks us for another secret number to use in the following operations.

During the process there is a detail to highlight. Unlike in Barcelona, ​​it offers the possibility of choosing one of the available bicycles. Every user of public bicycles in any city in the world will know that there are many beaten bicycles that usually have a half broken saddle, a badly placed chain or broken brakes. I found it very successful to be able to perform a good check on the bicycles and be able to choose the one that is in the best shape before hitting the button.

Bicycles use the same gearshift system as in Barcelona and generally work well. We had no excessive problems in finding bicycles at the collection points and to return them on most occasions we found a space to park them. Of course, the return system seemed a bit strange and I hesitated more than once if I had parked it correctly.

In general, the city of Seville offers an extensive network of bicycle lanes through its central streets and next to its abundant public gardens helps to circulate on two wheels through the city without fears and very comfortable.

Definitely, an economical, friendly, ecological and easy way to get around and visit the best of Seville. Of course, at the end of October the temperature is ideal. If you try it during the summer months it is very likely that you end up hating me for the advice!

Bicycles usually carry a basket. Others carry an indispensable kit to mount bottles! :)

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