Where And How To Rent An Electric Scooter In Valencia

Where And How To Rent An Electric Scooter In Valencia – Rules, Costs, Providers, And Addresses! (In 2022)

Do you want to rent an electric scooter in Valencia? Since the introduction of the electric scooter, you see tourists and residents cruising through the city with an electric scooters. But where do you rent such an electric scooter? How does such a scooter-sharing app work? And, what costs are involved? Read on for all the information!

Rules and legislation in Valencia

Since their introduction in 2018, e-scooters have been incredibly popular. You can now easily, quickly, and environmentally friendly from A to B. However, some residents complain about the traffic chaos that shared scooters cause.

For example, people raced on the sidewalk at speeds of 25 km/h, or they were simply left in front of an entrance or in the middle of the sidewalk. Partly because of this, the city council has tightened up the rules:

As a driver of an electric scooter in Valencia, you follow the same traffic rules as cyclists. In addition, you should take into account the following rules:

  • There is no minimum age for the use of an electric scooter;
  • Possession of a driver’s license is not mandatory;
  • It is not mandatory to wear a helmet, but it is recommended;
  • A reflective safety vest is mandatory in bad weather;
  • You use the bike lane. If the bike lane is missing, you use the road;
  • You are not allowed to ride with two people on one electric scooter;
  • You are not allowed to drive on the sidewalk, in tunnels, or in pedestrian areas;
  • The use of a telephone, headphones or wireless earphones while driving is prohibited.
  • Forbidden to ride on the footpath (only the bike path)
  • With the type A scooter no faster than 10 km/h and type B 25 km/h
  • Forbidden to drive drunk on an electric scooter

Where can you rent an electric scooter in Valencia?

You can not use an electric scooter in Valencia. These are not available here. You can, however, rent an electric scooter locally for a day or part of the day, possibly in combination with a tour.

You can rent an electric scooter for a fixed period through various rental companies (such as a bicycle shop) (see below. In this case, you pay in advance for the number of hours you want to use the vehicle. 

The average rental price in Valencia is €10 per You can book e-scooters online at the following rental companies:

Pelican Bike ValenciaEcobikerent Valencia
Price per hour:€10€10
Price per day:€30€30
Price per week:€140€210
Address:1945 Carrer de l’Herba, 4, 46003 ValènciaCalle de Avellanas 6, 46003, Valencia
Book onlineBook online

There are several rental companies for e-bikes and electric scooters, such as EcoBikeRent on Carrer de les Avellanes or Bikealao on Carrer d’Abastos, and Plaça del Dr Landete. The latter is a bit cheaper.

The Bikealao can travel 30 km on a single battery and reach speeds of up to 25 km/h. In addition, they are equipped with lighting, a lock, and a charger. This charger is handy if you use the electric scooter renting for a longer period of time.

The rental costs are absolutely manageable. For example, you pay 20 euros for half a day, and a full day costs only 25 euros. You can also rent the electric scooter directly for three days and then you only pay 60 euros. In short, very reasonable prices.

Which electric scooter apps can you use in Valencia?

In 2018, Lime, an e-scooter rental platform, launched the devices in Valencia without a license. The city council has not been grateful for this, and Lime is obliged to remove all scooters from the city. Since then, Valencia has been working on a new plan for sustainable mobility, but it is questionable whether Lime will also be part of this.

A Spanish alternative is Bbuho which launched about 100 e-scooters in the summer of 2018. It is unclear whether this sharing scooter app is still active in Valencia. 

How do scooter-sharing apps work?

Pretty much all scooter-sharing apps work the same way. Download the app from Google Play or the App Store. Register as a user and add a debit or (usually) credit card. Open the folder in the app and find the nearest sharing scooter. Scan the pin code or QR code and give a little push to start driving. Afterward, click on ‘End ride‘ and you can leave the scooter in the indicated zone.

How to rent an electric scooter
Example of the BIRD app

How Scooter Friendly is Valencia?

In Valencia, it is very easy to move around the city on your electric scooter. The city has no hills and is therefore very flat and many bicycle paths have already been built in the city. All in all, Valencia has more than 150 kilometers of cycle paths and more kilometers are added every year. You should definitely not miss Turia Park, during a tour on your electric scooter through Valencia.

When you drive through this almost 10 km long park you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city. On the sides of the park, you will find bicycle paths. Once you are in Turia Park, it is definitely recommended to visit the City of Arts and Sciences. This is the eye-catcher of Valencia that you really have to see!

The locals also know how to get around the city by bike or electric scooter. You will cycle between the Valencians in Turia park and on the many bicycle paths that the city has to offer and you will hear a lot of Spanish around you. With an electric scooter, you can go to many places in a short time.

Valencia is too big to explore on foot but small enough to avoid the crowded metro. An electric scooter is, therefore, a perfect means of transport in Valencia. However, we recommend that you discover the old center on foot, because of the many one-way roads and narrow streets. 

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