Hey, you! Did you know there is a new, innovative, and sustainable solution to cycling around the island?! Its name is Nextbike, and it is a bike-sharing service. This could be the green future of Malta.
Directly from Germany, this company has 14 years of experience in bike-sharing solutions. Nextbike offers a high-quality service with a reliable and flexible bike-share scheme.
From Germany, the company has exported its bikes to 26 European countries for 200 cities. The company’s primary purpose is to make cycling an integral part of urban mobility, a sustainable way of moving that makes cities more liveable.
Available 24/7, the rental bikes are a form of local public transport on equal footing with buses. It is the ideal solution for filling bus network and timetable gaps. In Malta, are 400 bikes divided into 60 different stations spread out over the island.
The service covers the central part of the urban area of Malta with stations in Pembroke, Sliema, St. Julians, San Gwann, Ta’ Xbiex, Imsida, Gzira and Swatar, Vittoriosa, Valletta and soon in Bugibba and St. Paul’s Bay, Naxxar, Airport, Marsaskala and Mellieha.
This is an ideal and climate-friendly solution for tourists as much as for the locals. Registration is free of charge. You can sign up by downloading the Nextbike app or doing it right here on this website. By subscribing to a membership plan, you get unlimited 30-minute rides for free! (Whoop)
It is possible to rent up to four bikes at any one time. The bikes are available at fixed stations, which a terminal can identify. To make the airport more accessible, there are SmartSigns on the map on the website or app to increase public awareness. Customers have the most freedom because they can rent and return bicycles on any public road within a particular zone. You can rent the bike through the app, the website, the hotline, or directly at the terminal.
But this is not the only service of the company. For the ones that would like to learn or improve their cycling skills, there is a specific course: Bikeability. (How cool!)
More and more people are cycling on the Maltese islands for fun and exercise, and recently, a few bike lanes have been added. The island has the perfect scenery for cycling. Because of its sunny climate, the service is available almost all year. It is a healthy and fit alternative to moving to the island and being sustainable and green.
With bike-sharing, you can also avoid waiting for buses, getting stuck in traffic, and finding a parking place. Cycle along the mild hills and the spectacular coast and enjoy the sea and countryside panoramas. Travel between the typical Maltese rubble walls and be amazed by the stunning scenery of the Maltese islands, which a car cannot appreciate. Or combine cycling with culture and heritage.
Using Nextbike, you can easily reach different places of interest, such as the city centre of Sliema, St Julian’s and Valletta, some beaches, Popeye Village, and Hagar Qim Temples.
Whether it is to go to work, to school, to the beach or to do something different and fun with friends, try it and let yourself be transported by the fresh breeze of Malta. Download the app for significant updates, consistently updating more stations, information, and deals! Happy cycling!