Renting a Bike or Scooter on Dominica

Mountain biking is a great activity for eco-tourists

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With its captivating natural beauty and towering mountainous terrain, the island of Dominica has become a very popular vacation destination for eco-conscious travelers. Dominica has impressive mountain ranges with peaks that are more than 4,500 feet high, and though these majestic ranges may look overwhelming, the mountains are full of great trails perfect for mountain biking. Travelers can experience Dominica's glorious great-outdoors up close and personal by renting a bicycle to traverse the "Nature Island of the Caribbean."

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The popularity of eco tourism on the island has turned mountain biking, as well as several other outdoor activities, into a beloved pastime and a useful method of transportation, especially for tourists who want to explore Dominica's diverse natural attractions. You can plan full days of guided biking trips, which will take you through tropical rainforests, up mountainsides, through many of the island's villages, and along the beautiful coastline. There are mountain trails that are suitable for every skill level, from very challenging to fairly easy. So even if you're a beginner, you're sure to find the best route for your experience level. Areas such as the Bois Cotlette Estate and the village of Gallion pose very difficult, up-hill biking, ideal for more experienced bikers, while flatter trails along the sea are just right for novice mountain bikers or tourists who just want to take it easy and enjoy the sights.

While traveling Dominica's roads by bike, vacationers may find that roads are in poor condition compared to roads and streets in their home country. Roads are often unmarked and full of potholes, and mountain trails and roads are winding and have hairpin turns that could be potentially dangerous for tourists cycling up the mountainside. Always use extreme caution when biking on these foreign roads. It is recommended that travelers hire a professional guide when journeying through unfamiliar areas and mountainous regions.

The Options

If you are considering exploring the area in the open air you will find 3 places that can help you.

If you're ready to go riding, you might want to contact C&S Scooter Rental. C&S; Scooter Rentals is a popular company on Curacao that offers scooter rentals and especially caters to cruise ship passengers. They are found within Roseau, Dominica.

The table below shows more information about the 3 rental agencies we are aware of.

Bike and Moped Rental On Dominica
Name Phone Location
C&S Scooter Rental (767) 277-7460 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Roseau
Elite Rentals (767) 277-0851 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Roseau
Nature Island Rentals (767) 449-8181 1.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Scotts Head Village

Guided bike tours and mountain bike rentals are wonderful ways to scour the island's fantastic trails while you get closer to Dominica's intriguing natural habitats. Always remember to keep safety first while embarking on an amazing cycling adventure in this beautiful countryside.

 

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