Our Christmas trip to Spain was GREAT!
Did I mention it was -20 back in Warsaw while we were gone?
The one of the highlights of the trip for me was Sevilla. We thouroughly enjoyed this beautiful city and what made it even better was the Sevici Bike Share system. We only had 2 1/2 days here, but we covered the entire center of the city by bike. The Spanish street is not know as particularly bike friendly place, so I was a little curious to see how shared bikes would play out in this environment.
The sign up process was fairly straight forward. You need a credit card to secure the bike, select a PIN code and after a 10€ fee for short term subscription (10 days, I think… The long term is 25€ for 1 year) you can select a bike from the parking station and ride away! The first 30 minutes are free and it’s a 1€ per hour after that…
Selecting a bike took me a couple of tries, since it’s not entirely clear what to do after you enter your PIN code. Once that was resolved, we were local all the way. I do mean local, since it seemed most tourists were either walking or on tour buses/carriages. The locals really seemed to use the system well. Students, business people, teens, seniors, everyone was using the Sevici. In fact we rarely saw any “private” bikes in the center at all.
Sevilla is a beautiful city and I recommend seeing it by bike if you have the chance.