Riding through the streets of Cairo with the wind blowing in your hair sounds like a dream. If you’re looking for a fun, new way to get around, there are rental services with bikes and electric scooters located throughout Cairo.
Not only is it a great way to get around faster or spend a fun day with friends, but biking and scootering are also good for the environment. Studies show that Cairo is one of the world’s most polluted cities, and reducing traffic can help decrease some of the dangerous emissions. Ahead of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will be hosted in Sharm-El-Sheikh this November, Egypt has been doing its part to reduce climate change and eliminate harmful waste with green initiatives. Here are some services that offer an exciting, eco-friendly ride.
You’ve probably seen many people across Cairo and the North Coast zooming past on an electric scooter recently. That’s because Rabbit has been helping to totally transform transportation in Egypt. The e-scooter sharing app is available in Cairo, Giza, and the North Coast, offering two different riding options. Scooters and standard bicycles are available to rent by the minute in select locations or as a day-rental option with flexible leasing timelines. To find rides near you, just download the app available for IOS or android now.
One of the latest government projects to hit the streets is Cairo Bike. Residents of the city can enjoy this environmentally friendly transportation service for just LE 1 per hour, making it extremely affordable. The fleet of 500 bikes is tracked by GPS and dispersed around 45 different solar-powered stations. Renting a bike is easy; you just need to download the mobile application, book your bike and get on the road.
Bescletta regularly hosts bicycle rides throughout Cairo’s most scenic areas, and it’s easy to join them even if you don’t already own a bike. You can rent from them for the duration of the ride and get the chance to explore your city like never before. They have locations throughout Cairo in Maadi, Heliopolis, New Cairo, and Sheikh Zayed to help you get started with a healthy and eco-friendly new hobby.