NOTICE: We would like to inform all users of the KOLU bicycle rental system that the bicycles were removed from the stations. We will let you know when the bikes will be back on the stations and ready for use. Thank you for your understanding!
KOLU is a public bicycle available for rent to citizens and visitors of Kočevje. In Kočevje we have many local roads with little traffic where it is possible to cycle relatively safely. That is why cycling is a very popular form of recreation in Slovenia. So why not choose cycling as a way to get to work or to run your errands? Do something good for your health and the environment and take a ride with KOLU!
We welcome all existing users to extend their membership, which can currently be done at the Cultural Center Kočevje (at the register of Kavarna KCK), at the TIC Železniška postaja Kočevje, TIC Jezero, TIC in Hostel Bearlog or at the cash register of the Municipality of Kočevje. All new users are also welcome to join the rental service.
**Mountain bikes and e-bikes for exploring forest trails or visiting the MTB Trail Center Kočevje are available for rent at Hostel Bearlog in Kočevje.
You need a user card and a PIN code to rent KOLU bicycles. You can get them by registering and paying the annual membership fee (*this year membership is FREE!). After payment, you can pick up your card and PIN code at one of the sale locations.
You can register at one of the sales locations (TIC Hostel Bearlog, TIC Camp Jezero, TIC Železniška Postaja Kočevje, Cultural Centre Kočevje - Kavarna KCK or the Cash Register of the Municipality of Kočevje), for which you will need your personal document and VAT number. Upon registration, you agree to the general terms and conditions, and you will receive a subscription contract to sign.
Minors can register for the use of KOLU system and receive a user card only in the presence of their parents or guardians and with a signed consent.
Each user can use KOLU for up to 14 hours per week.
CARD ISSUE POINTS AND CONTACTS
Phone: +386 30 452 408
TIC ŽELEZNIŠKA POSTAJA KOČEVJE, Kolodvorska ulica 14, 1330 Kočevje; working hours: MON-FRI: 8.00-12.00 and 16.00-19.00, SAT 8.00-13.00.
TIC HOSTEL BEARLOG, Ljubljanska cesta 4, 1330 Kočevje; working hours: MON-FRI: 7.00-20.30, SAT: 7.00-22.00, SUN 7.00-15.00.
TIC CAMP JEZERO, Trdnjava 4, 1330 Kočevje; working hours: MON-SUN: 8.00-18.00
CULTURAL CENTER KOČEVJE - register of Kavarna KCK, Trg zbora odposlancev 62, 1330 Kočevje; working hours: MON-FRI: 7.00 and 15.00
MUNICIPALITY OF KOČEVJE, Ljubljanska cesta 26, 1330 Kočevje; working hours:
MON: 7.30 - 10.00 and 11.00 - 14.30
WED: 7.30 - 11.30 and 13.00 – 16.30
FRI: 7.30-10.00 and 11.00 – 12.30
USING THE KOLU SYSTEM IS EXTREMELY SIMPLE
You need your card and PIN code to rent KOLU.
- Select the IZPOSOJA/RENT button on the terminal.
- Move your card closer to the “PRIBLIŽAJ KARTICO” sign on the terminal.
- Enter your PIN code and the system will check for free bikes.
- Select the desired bike at the terminal and proceed to the stand.
- Press the bike rental button on the selected stand.
- The system will unlock the lock of your selected bike. You have half a minute to pull out the bike.
- At the station, approach the free stand on the left with the bike, holding the bike on your right.
- Drive the front wheel into the floor guide of the stand.
- Make sure the front wheel is in the guide.
- Align the rear wheel in line.
- Push the bike into the lock to its locked position. The terminal will beep when the bike is recognized.
- Make sure to check that the bike is properly locked!
You are obliged to report any damage to the bicycle to the contact number +386 30 452 408. When returning the bicycle, make sure that it is locked. If it is not locked, the system will not detect the return of the bike, which will be considered stolen after 24 hours. Until the bike is returned to the terminal correctly, the user is solely responsible for it!
The project for setting up the first five stations was co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union. The basic goal of the project was to establish a good cycling infrastructure, so that cycling would become a popular way of travel among citizens, thus improving the conditions for sustainable mobility of the municipality. The project of two additional stations, implemented in autumn 2019, was co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund, the CLLD approach - the implementation of local development.