Renting a Bike or Scooter in the Turks and Caicos

In Turks and Caicos, secluded sights can be the perfect alternative to riding a bike in more urban traffic

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Bicycles, mopeds, and scooters offer a welcome alternative to taxis and rental cars for those who want to avoid high travel costs while enjoying a closer proximity to nature. These two wheeled vehicles, whether motorized or not, offer a great way to get out and about in the tropics.

Active tourists will jump at the chance to be able to explore the natural beauty of Turks and Caicos on two wheels with the power of their own body propelling them forward. Still others enjoy the feeling of riding around town in the open air, but don’t want to do the work. For these vacationers, mopeds and scooters offer the perfect solution. Fresh air and freedom of travel are just two of the many benefits you'll find with two wheeled travel on the Turks and Caicos.

Unfortunately, finding a bike or moped to rent outside of Providenciales is a challenge. Those vacationing on Providenciales, however, will find Grace Bay with its flat topography and newly paved roads and sidewalks to be especially bike friendly. The cost of a bike or moped rental will vary by rental agency, but you can expect to pay around $16(USD) a day for a bike, and about $40(USD) for a moped.

The Options

If you are intrigued by the idea of seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will encounter multiple different businesses that can help.

If you'd like to go riding, you might want to check with Grand Turk Diving Company. While the Grand Turk Diving Company might be best known for its quality dive services, they also rent out bicycles. Bikes are a great way to explore the island, especially if you are going to stay around Cockburn Town. They are situated in Cockburn Town, in eastern the Turks and Caicos.

Another good option is Scooter Bob's Rentals. Offering bicycles, scooters, economy cars, jeeps, and kayaks, Scooter Bob's Rentals has all of your transportation needs for a stay on Provo covered. You can call them at (649) 946-4684.

A third good option is Caicos Cyclery Rentals. Various types of bikes at all levels are available for daily rentals and special discounts for extended periods are offered. All rentals include a lock, helmet, and basket. found within Grace Bay, the Turks and Caicos. They're

The table below summarizes some key facts regarding 10 businesses in the area.

Bike and Moped Rental In the Turks and Caicos
Name Phone Location Island
Bayside Rentals (649) 941-9010 0.3 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay Providenciales
Caicos Cyclery Rentals (649) 941-7544 0.4 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay Providenciales
Caicos Wheels (649) 946-8302 Providenciales Providenciales
Feel the Breeze Bike Rentals (649) 232-5588 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk
Grand Turk Diving Company (649) 946-1559 0.1 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk
Paradise Scooters (649) 333-3333 0.3 mi. South West of Central Grace Bay Providenciales
Salt Cay Rentals (649) 243-7412 Salt Cay Salt Cay
Scooter Bob's Rentals (649) 946-4684 Western part of the Turks and Caicos
Tony's Rentals (649) 946-1879 Cockburn Town, Eastern part of the Turks and Caicos Grand Turk
Wet Money Rentals (649) 331-3449 2.1 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town Grand Turk

Though your options may be limited, two-wheeled transportation in Turks and Caicos is a possibility if you know where to look. Call ahead to reserve your vehicle, make sure you have a helmet, and hit the road!

 

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