Donkey Republic Bike share

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About this app

Join the Republic and get access to hundreds of Donkey bikes and e-bikes in more than 60 cities across Europe. Whether you need a quick ride, a bike for the entire day, or get a monthly membership, you will find the most flexible and affordable solutions with Donkey.

Find the right way to ride for your needs:

• Pay as you go
• Day deals
• Wallet
• Monthly Plans (Memberships)


We believe that every ride counts!

So we offer the most convenient and flexible bike-share service for visiting new cities and for everyday needs.

• Simply download the app and create an account for free!
• Find a Donkey at a virtual pick-up/drop-off point for maximum flexibility and convenience.
• Enjoy your ride!
• When you’re done, find a drop-off location on the map.
• Bring the Donkey there, lock the bike and end your ride in the app.
• App works in all cities we are present in.


Is that even a question? Always!

But in more practical terms:
• To be part of a community trying to be more sustainable through less owning products and more sharing.
• When you realize the cost associated with owning your own bike or leasing from a regular bike-lease company.
• When you have a flat tire or broken lights. Don’t wait for repairs, hop on to a nearby Donkey bike with our app.
• When you’re visiting other towns, simply open the app and see if we are there.
• When guests visit you, share your love for biking with them.

FAQs 📄

Can I rent more than one bike at once?
Yes, you can rent up to 5 bikes at once! Just make sure to select the correct number of vehicles right at the beginning of your booking process.

Can I leave the bike anywhere?
No. We work hard with the cities to keep the streets clean and accessible for everyone. Please return your Donkeys to specific drop-off locations when you are done for the day.

What if I have issues?
Our support team is always happy to help and understands that life happens.


Just Ride (Pay as you go)
With no strings attached. Just Ride is ideal for trips from 15 mins to a few hours. You can also top up your Donkey Wallet with money and we will give you bonus credit that you can use for Just Riding.

Day Deals
In some cities, we have rolled out day deals which are great for when you just need a bike for the 1,2,3, or up to 7 days. Visiting for a weekend or inspired to explore like a local when you're on vacation? This is the perfect solution for you or a guest visiting you.

Monthly memberships
With a Donkey membership, you pay a fixed monthly fee and get a certain amount of free time per day. If you exceed the included daily free time, your rental is extended for a low fixed cost. Ideal for the daily commute and for a busy city life with multiple errands throughout the day. Valid in all Donkey cities.


We are a team of 40(ish) firm believers in cycling as the most efficient mode of transportation and the only one our cities need. We work by the rule that any decision we make will have to bring us closer to being a sustainable, affordable, and reliable mobility provider. We wish to show the world that cycling can make cities more liveable and bike-sharing will help in that transformation.

Donkey Republic - Every ride counts

SprottenFlotte - The bike share system in the KielRegion. Powered by Donkey Republic.
Updated on
May 22, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

4.54K reviews
Jamie Jones
August 19, 2021
Really like the app and it's relatively easy to find a bike, but most bikes are in disrepair with broken parts or difficult to ride altogether. Also, when first starting a pop up appears telling you that dropping off outside a drop-off location will incur a 2 euro fee, when in reality the fee is between 5 and 50 euro. I like the app, but I don't appreciate being lied to. Also there is no way to remove your payment information, hich also seems super sketch.
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Donkey Republic
August 20, 2021
Thank you for your feedback & sorry that this has not been clear to you. The relocation fee is indeed between 5-50 €. You can find this information in the app and on our website at Could you tell us where you found the information about a 2 € fee?
Ezra Orel
May 23, 2023
this is a great option if you need a bike to get around for a short period of time, and it takes away the worry of theft. At the end you have to leave it at a drop off location which may not be the location you picked it up from if it filled up. This is fine, I just wish it would have 1. given me a warning when my pick up location filled up so I knew 2. given me a Google maps link to the drop off location. Returning it was a bit stressful.
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Donkey Republic
May 23, 2023
Nice suggestions! About the google maps link, you can actually tap on a drop off location on the map in the app and tap show directions, this will guide you to that location. Hope this helps.
A Google user
October 6, 2019
I love this service, I used it in Munich. LOTS of bikes specially in the downtown area, I was able to park my bike right in front of the hotel I was staying at cause they have sports EVERYWHERE! I would highly recommend the €30.00 membership as it gives the most flexibility at 12 hours per rent. The only thing I would ask is for different types of bikes, maybe something faster or with a bigger basket for those who want to transport more stuff. I had a forgotten to cancel the membership after returning from Munich and they swiftly refunded the amount after I opened a ticket. So perfect support as well!
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Donkey Republic
October 10, 2019
Hey Willy, it's great to hear that you like the bikes and service. We will take your feedback into consideration about the extra bikes options. Thanks.

What's new

Membership 2.0 - New memberships plans that are even more customized to your daily needs!