Wednesday, 18 May 2016

How to explore Geneva by bike - get a bike for 4 hrs FOR FREE from May till October in 7 pick up points in town

If you want to explore Geneva in an unconventional way or simply if you need to move around in the city and do not want to walk or take a bus , this service , offered by the city of Geneva, provides you with a  BIKE for 4 hrs FREE of charge

There are 7 points in town where you can borrow a bike for Free for up to 4 hrs (2CHF/hr any  additional hour) :
  • Place Montbrillant 17, 1201 Genève (behind the main  train station)
  • Ruelle des Templiers 4, 1207 Genève (area Terrassière)
  • Avenue Vaudagne 1, 1217 Meyrin
  • Le quai du Mont-Blanc close by Bains de Paquis
  • La Plaine de Plainpalais
  • Place du Rhône
  • Place de l'Octroi, Carouge
In order to borrow a bike you have to leave a deposit of 20CHF and a n identity document , both will be given back when you bring back the bike.
More information can be found on the geneveroule website; the same areas offers also bike rental at very low charges (staring from 12 CHF/day) ; many types of bikes can be rented , including mountain bikes, sport bikes and  and electric ones

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

FREE ENTRANCE at PATEK PHILIPPE MUSEUM this Weekend "Portes Ouvertes "on May 21st and 22nd

one of the watches exposed in the Museum
I have talked in another blog about one of my favorite Museum in Geneva, the Patek Philipe Museum.

This Saturday May 21st th and Sunday May 22nd , the Museum open its doors to all watch lovers and the entrance is FREE!

It's a Not to miss opportunity to see the spectacular watch collection and to get a free guided tour to discover the Museum best masterpieces.
The Museum is located in Geneva center, in the  Plainpalais distric, in Rue des Vieux Grenadier 7 , see the website to get more details about the two days event.

watches at the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva