This guest post is by Shaiya Ong of http://frenchairportguide.com.
If the only places you know in France are Paris, Lyons, and Nice; then you will be missing out on much of the historical places offered by the country. Most of these places will not rob you of your budget, yet provide you with a very inspiring tour of the city and its glorious past. Most places will even allow you to enjoy its beauty on ride a bike for an entire day of tour in its midst, like Perpignan.
Most people arrive at Perpignan by plane through Perpignan Airport via Air France or RyanAir. From there, you may take a bus ride towards the center of the city where you can find affordable accommodations. You may plan to stay in the city for a day or two and enjoy the following historical places on ride a bike. Yes! On ride a bike that you can rent through Bicyclette Perpignan (BPI). This is not only a clean way to tour the city, but also an economical and healthy way for a vacation escapade.
The Registration Process
Tourists are highly recommended to register online through www.bip-perpignan.fr. After which, you may successfully wait for your post in the mail containing all the necessary information that will allow you to use this service upon arrival at the city. You can then take any of the bikes from the 15 designated stations and tour the city for an entire day or for a couple of hours depending on your preference. Prices range from a 0,30 € for the first 30 minutes up to 2 hours, which will be charged 3 € for every half an hour after the expiration of the two hours. Since this is the case, you may wish to take advantage of the yearly subscription rate of 24€. You may not return toPerpignan but it will certainly save you the worry of calculating how many hours are left before you will be charged another.
Health Benefits of Riding a Bicycle Rather than Public Transportation
- You burn fat and calories after riding the bike for more than 30 minutes, which is a healthy way of removing toxins and unwanted cholesterol in the body.
- According to the British Heart Foundation, developing a habit of cycling for about 20 miles in a week reduces your chances of acquiring heart disease by 50%.
- It helps tone the body and develops muscles around the pelvic area.
Eco-Friendly Benefits of Riding a Bicycle Rather than Public Transportation
In a rough computation, if most people will only ride a bike for travels within a three-mile or less of distance then 24 billions of gas could be saved by the citizens of theUSalone. What more if the world joins with this quest?
In Japan, riding a bike for short distances has been a habit. They have long adapted it prior to the onset of the global warming campaign. Most of the cities inEuropeare also following this campaign.
Use of the Bicyclette Perpignan is a great way of joining all nature fighters to help reduce the amount of carbon in the air. It may be a small act for some, but it is a big help for the protection of the environment. Therefore, if you plan to go on a trip to Prepignan; go and find a bike and explore the city calmly and healthily on ride your rented bicycle.
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