If you truly want to explore Barcelona as a local, you better jump in the saddle. It is the easiest way to get around and commute, to cut streets and make stops on the way. If you don’t have a bike yet, you can rent one pretty much from every corner with the Donkey Republic app. The idea of the orange Donkeys comes from Copenhagen – the cycling capital- thus the good quality bikes. And the best thing about them?
These bikes are available 24/7 through the Donkey Republic app, a place where all the magic happens. A quick download and registration, with no deposit fee, you can simply look around you on the map and see the available locations where your Donkeys are waiting for you. Once you find your bike do make sure you check if it has any damages before you tap on renting it, you can switch bikes if you like. But where is the key?
If you ever wanted to feel cool while opening and closing your bike’s lock, now this is your time. So after successfully renting a bike there comes the fun part, you open the lock with your phone simply by turning on Bluetooth and letting the phone find the lock. You are good to go when after tapping ‘Unlock’, the lock makes a clicking sound and opens on the back wheel. Can’t describe the feeling, you have to try it yourselves!
The longer you rent, the cheaper it gets. Average renting prices in Barcelona are: €6 for 2 hours
€12 for 1 day
€21 for 2 days
Opening times: Mon-Sun 0-24
Customer support number in Spain: +34 518 888 731
Customer support times:
Sunday – Thursday 9am – 5pm (CET)
Friday & Saturday 9am – 7pm (CET)
Promo code for 10% extra discount: SPOTTED10