Zaragoza is a very nice city for riding a bicycle, either as a transport system or just for fun. There are many self-serviced bike rental stations scattered in the city centre, run by bizizaragoza. In order to use it you can buy a 3-day temporary pass for €5, in the webpage. When you pick a bike, the first 30 minutes are for free and then you pay €0.50 for each additional 30 minutes or fraction. The maximum allowed time is 2 hours, but you can return the bike to a rental point and pick it again if you wish.
The service is in operation 365 days a year, with the following timetable:
- From Monday to Thursday: The service operates from 6am to 12am; after this, bicycles can only be returned.
- Fridays and the eve of public holidays: The service operates from 6am to 1am; after this, bicycles can only be returned.
- Saturdays: The service operates from 8am to 1am; after this, bicycles can only be returned.
- Sundays and public holidays: The service operates from 8am to 12am; after this, bicycles can only be returned.
A detailed map of the bike paths available in the city can be found in the website. A very nice two hour ride would start in El Pilar and go North-West along the Ebro riverside, cross the river at the bridge parallel to A2 route and return through Parque Metropolitano del Agua (Metropolitan Water park) and the North riverside. You could end the ride at Puente de Piedra (Stone bridge) in front of El Pilar, or continue downstream to complete the loop by crossing the river in the dam located 150m before the bridge on Z30 route.