The Swedish capital joined the bike share club in 2006, which is deemed relatively latefor such an avant-garde city - but better late than never as Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities around for riding a bike.
Built on 14 islands linked by numerous bridges, the setting, with its colourful medieval architecture which bounces back a stunning light, provides a stunning backdrop for two-wheeled exploration. What's more, it is a flat city, with a high percentage of green spots where drivers take the utmost care.
Stockholm's bike share scheme, which runs from 1st April to 31st October, operates differently to most other cities'. Tourists in Stockholm must buy a three-day pass for 165SEK (roughly £15.70) at one of several centres in the city or at their hotel. There is then no extra payment to make at all. Bikes can be rented between 6:00am and 10:00pm and users can keep them for a maximum of three hours, placing them back at the docking stations any time of the day. If, however, you go over the three-hour limit three times, or keep the bike for more than five hours on just the one occasion, your subscription will be suspended and you'll have to buy another. There really is no need though to spend three hours at a time on your bike as the city has one of the highest numbers of art galleries and museums in the world to discover, so making frequent stops is inevitable.
You can find out more on the Stockholm City Bikes website.Brisbane, Citycycle Tel Aviv, Tel-O-Fun