V'Lille opinie

11 reviews
Very good

Genewa, Szwajcaria10 contributions
sie 2020 • Pary
No warning to write down the 6 digit number, not printed on a ticket, no way to get it sorted out.

400 euro for two bikes for approximately 10 minutes!
Written 16 sierpnia 2020
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Christopher Ettridge
Lewes, UK72 contributions
It's great... & it's not...
wrz 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
So this is the hire bike system for Lille. The great thing is you can get a bike for an hour or a week for tiny money; plenty of places to pick them up & drop them off throughout the city. Also, Lille is pretty flat...
If you want to pick up from the city periphery early morning, you'll be lucky to find a bike. Then if you pick up from the centre in the evening & you want to drop off in the periphery, you're likely to find all stations full. You should know that most of the city centre is cobbled so it can be a bone shaking ride.
All in all though, it's a great system.
Written 12 września 2019
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53 contributions
Good way to get around town
cze 2018 • Pary
We rented these bikes and they are very useful and a decent price. The only issue is as you are picking up a bike or 2 there are a lot of numbers to remember. Account number, bike code, bike lock code. They should streamline that so it is easy to remember or emailed the information.
Written 24 czerwca 2018
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Milton Keynes, UK1 495 contributions
Excellent public cycle hire
lis 2016 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
An increasing number of cities now have public cycle hire scheme, but Lille's is one of the best that I have used.

Firstly it's very inexpensive at €1,60 a day (24 hours from payment). You'll need a major credit to rent one by the day, as they need a €200 guarantee - don't worry, it's not charged to your card if you return the bike. The terminal will display a 6 digit access code when you pay - make sure you write it down unless you have a good memory as it's not printed out on a paper slip, unlike, say, the Paris or Brussels schemes, and you'll need it to take out another bike in the 24-hour period.
Secondly, the bikes aren't that bad - although they're a little heavy and only have three speeds, I found them to all be in good condition and with Schwalbe tyres there's little chance of getting a puncture. .
Thirdly there's a reasonably dense network of hire stations and the supply/demand balance doesn't seem too bad - I only once found a full rental station when looking to return a bike (early evening on a Sunday), and always managed to find one, too, to take out. Note that it doesn't go everywhere you might want too; stations are concentrated in Lille itself and Roubaix; although there are several in Villeneuve d'Ascq, for example, it doesn't go out quite as far as the modern art museum (LAM) - the nearest docking station is by the Chateau de Flers from where it's a 15 minutes walk.
Fourthly, Lille is flat! And many of the main roads have carefully delineated cycle lanes; in the centre most one way streets permits contraflow cycling. the only problem is that Vieux Lille still has cobblestones that are distinctly rough and slippy in wet weather, but mostly the cycle paths are well maintained.

Recommendations: As always, take (and wear) a helmet. Not all locals use them, but in an unfamiliar city, it's always best to be on the safe side. And print off a map before going - the online website map is a bit cluttered, so I found it easiest to mark the docking stations on a blank Google map for the areas I wanted to visit. If a rack is full or devoid of bikes, there's a small area map on each rental point showing where the nearby ones (highlighting those that accept credit cards, too).
Written 8 grudnia 2016
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Voorburg, Holandia1 contribution
Very confusing
mar 2016 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
In principal the system of automatic bike renting by stations is great. However the way it is "organized" is very confusing at least for tourists and in the end you risk to pay a ridiculous huge amount of money.
V'Lille (as the system is called) is based on the idea that you bring your bike back to a V'Lille station every 20 minutes. Whereas I tought I rented a bike for 24 hours so I could just lock it with the attached lock most of the time.
Now I have to pay 25,60 Euro's in stead of 1,60 Euro. This isn't at all clear neither on the V'Lille site nor on the terminals at the stations.
By now I know how the system works as V'Lille employees told me by telephone. That was after many times trying to reach them, most of the time the telephone connection just broke off. I think the French message (everything is only in French) was that the employees were to busy.
V'Lille, please start organizing your bike renting in a more tourist friendly way as soon as possible!
Written 2 kwietnia 2016
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Gouda, Holandia18 contributions
Get around the city of Lille for less that 2 Euro per day!
sie 2015 • Pary
This is brilliant. For less than 2 Euro per day (plus deposit, that is not debited) you can bike through Lille and the Citadel of Lille. There are bike stations everywhere, so you can park you bike at one station an pick up another bike at another station.

I recommend downloading the app, so you always know where to find the nearest bike.
BTW: Around dinner time everybody want to stall its bike at a station near the city :-)
Written 13 stycznia 2016
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