A motorbike is synonymous with freedom and a perfect ally to get the most out of your getaways and your free time. If you are thinking about traveling alone or as a couple, you will not find a better vehicle to travel without being stuck in traffic jams. Of course: for the experience to be satisfactory, it is important to take into account the following tips to rent a motorbike on holiday.
As you well know, moving on two wheels is an ideal choice to enjoy the good weather and the landscape. Something that is especially practical in the islands, where public transport options are limited. For example, in the Balearic Islands, where ROIG Rent a Car offers you the opportunity to rent a motorbike in Mallorca.
For everything to go as planned, do not lose sight of these recommendations if you decide to approach a scooter rental company. Take note!
1.Rent your motorbike in advance
A holiday in Mallorca, or anywhere else in our geography, is the best excuse to escape routine. However, a minimum of planning will help you save more. If you decide to rent your motorcycle in advance through the internet, you will ensure that you will have the model that you are interested in and at an adjusted price. You will also gain time, since you will avoid, once at destination, having to look for a motorcycle rental agency.
2.Prepare the documentation before your trip
It may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at the number of clients who, realize that they do not carry the necessary documentation when going to pick up their rental motorcycle. Make sure it doesn’t happen to you! However, if your holiday destination is within national territory, it will be enough to present your ID. On the contrary, if you are spending a few days abroad, you should have your passport with you. Of course: never leave it as a deposit, since it is necessary to always be identified. On the other hand, before moving to your holiday destination, make sure that your driving license is in order and that it is valid in the country you are in. In ROIG, for example, we request a type B license that is (at least) three years old. The minimum age required is 21.
3.Make sure you have an approved helmet
The use of the helmet is mandatory in the vast majority of countries around us. For example, in the case of Spain, all motorbike and scooter drivers, as well as the passenger, must wear it on any urban and interurban road since 1992. In addition to this being a basic safety measure, breaking this law may result in a penalty of 200 euros and the loss of 3 points on your license. Hence, when renting your motorcycle, it is necessary to ensure that the approved helmet is included in the amount paid. With the ROIG, you can rent a motorbike in Mallorca with your helmet included, at no additional cost.
4.Pay attention to the insurance of your rental motorbike
Although a rental motorbike is a cheap means of transportation, any small incident can cause your holiday bill to skyrocket. To avoid this, hiring good insurance is essential. Although there is mandatory insurance, it does not cover theft. It is usually associated with the excess payment in case of eventual repair. Therefore, we recommend booking an optional all-inclusive insurance. In some cases, as with ROIG, this includes a roadside assistance service, which covers on-site repairs in the event of an accident or breakdown or, if not possible, its immediate replacement with another with similar characteristics. On the other hand, the driver is also exempted from paying excess, which is usually around € 400 in the case of a small scooter, such as a Piaggio or a Vespa.
5.Beware of the deposit or excess payment
As with rental cars, it is usually required to provide a credit card associated with a bank account with a certain amount. In this way, it is intended to cover the possible damages caused during the use of the vehicle. While this procedure is quite common, we recommend that you read all the details carefully when you sign a rental agreement, to ensure that you will not have problems when it comes to recovering your bond.