Renting a Bike or Scooter on Dominican Republic

Mopeds and bikes are cheap methods of transportation

Photo credit: © Adam Jones, Ph.D.
 

Navigating your way through the busy traffic in the Dominican Republic is easier while on a bicycle or moped than in a larger motor vehicle.

By renting a bicycle or moped, vacationers can experience the same traveling freedom as renting a car, but with less of the hassle. The roads on the island are often very busy with traffic, and this can be frustrating for many travelers trying to get around the island. Mopeds and bikes are an easy and fast way to maneuver through busy streets.

Options

Most car rental companies and some hotels rent out mopeds and scooters for about $16(USD) per day. For those on a budget who want to traverse the island independently, renting a moped may be the ideal method of traveling around the island.

If you like the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there are multiple different businesses that can help.

If you'd like to go riding, you might want to contact UHU e-Bike Rental. UHU e-Bike is committed to reducing carbon emissions by enabling people to rent bikes for transportation. There are many benefits to biking, such as better cardiovascular fitness, the available tailwind, and being able to cover long distances easily. They are located in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic.

A second option is Easy Rider. Offering both car and motorbike rentals -- and deals if you rent both at once -- Easy Rider has been renting out vehicles to adventurous tourists since 1992. You can reach them at (809) 571-0250.

A third good option is Ride Dominicana. There are several different motorbikes to choose from for your tour around the Dominican Republic including the Suzuki DR, Suzuki Strom 650, Harleys, Enduros, and Husquarnas. located in Pueblo Bavaro, in eastern Dominican Republic. They're

Review this table to read more about area rental agencies.

Bike and Moped Rental In Dominican Republic
Name Phone Location Island
Caribe Fun Rentals -- 0.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Las Galeras Hispaniola
Dutch Bicycle Rental (829) 284-6700 Cabarete, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Easy Rider (809) 571-0250 Cabarete, Northern part of Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic
Ride Dominicana (809) 907-5757 Pueblo Bavaro, Eastern part of Dominican Republic Hispaniola
UHU e-Bike Rental (829) 904-8387 0.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Bayahibe Hispaniola

Mopeds are fun and cheap to rent, but they can also be dangerous if the necessary precautions aren't taken. Travelers should always wear a helmet when riding on two-wheeled vehicles. Also, be on alert for cars and larger vehicles which may not see the smaller scooters in heavy traffic.

If you are not comfortable with navigating a moped or scooter yourself, you can call on the services of motochocos, or motorcycle taxi. Motochocos are locals riding motorbikes in towns and down rural roads who pick up passengers and take them to their destinations for a small fee of about $3(RD) to $20(RD), depending on how far they travel. They are speedy and agile in heavy traffic, but travelers should always insist on safety when riding on these two-wheel taxis.

Motorbikes and scooters can be fun and inexpensive ways to explore the Dominican Republic.

 

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