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.


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 are considering riding in the open air, there are 4 businesses that can help you.

If you'd like to go riding, you might want to contact Easy Rider. Yamaha DT 125, YAMAHA XTZ 125, and YAMAHA BWS 100s are the available motorbikes for tourists to choose from. They are located within Cabarete, in northern Dominican Republic.

Another option is Ride Dominicana. Ride Dominicana is a motorbike tour company known for its highly trained guides who take tourists out to see the wild side of the island on two wheels. You can reach them at (809) 907-5757.

A third good option is Dutch Bicycle Rental. Offering some of the cheapest bike rentals around, Dutch Bicycle Rental is a great choice for those who want to get out and explore Cabarete but don't have a lot of money available to do it. They're situated in Cabarete, in northern Dominican Republic.

The table right below provides more details on 4 businesses in the area.

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

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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