You gathered on the Paradise Island of Cebu, bought tickets and planned the places you want to get to. And the obvious question arises before you: how to do this? There is public transport on the island, but so far it is not very convenient to travel, it will be expensive to constantly travel by taxi, and it is inconvenient to travel by car if you are not with a child. Therefore, the obvious solution is to rent a Motorbike. Everything happens for the first time, and our team was no exception. In Cebu, we rode Motorbikes and realized that there are no guides for a beginner on the Internet. Therefore, we will give some tips on how to rent, where to rent and, most importantly, how to drive.
Who can drive a bike and what you need to know?
If you drive both a car and a bicycle, then you will not have problems: from the bicycle you will receive the principles of rotation, and from the car - knowledge about behavior on the road. If you know how to even ride a bicycle, we recommend that you read the rules of the road before you travel, but if you don't drive anything, you risk a lot. Without the basic principles of turning, braking and driving, you have to learn right on the street. Most likely you will not be asked for driving rights at all, but keep in mind that in the event of a serious accident, the insurance company will refuse to compensate for the damage.
Where to looking Motorbikes for rent? And which choose?
In each city in Cebu you can find places to rent bikes. If you do not trust your local or your choice, we recommend that you look here: https://www.cebusite.com/directory/6-103/cars/motorcycles-mopeds-and-scooters
Which Motorbike to rent?
The question “which Motorbike to rent?” Depends on how many people will ride on the bike and where you plan to ride. If you constantly move together and ride along hills (for example, to the north of the island), then the more powerful the bike, the better.
The most popular models on the island of Cebu:
1. Honda pcx 155 cc 750 pesos / 1 day
2. Honda Beat - 400 pesos / 1 day
3. Yamaha n max 155 cc 650 pesos / 1 day
4. Honda click 125 cc 450 pesos / 1 day.
5. Yamaha Mio - 400 pesos / 1 day
The numbers on the bike indicate the size of the engine, for Honda click it is only 125 cubic centimeters, so we do not recommend taking it if you are going to ride together constantly. Yamaha n max 155 are suitable for driving together without problems.
The cost of renting per day in Cebu starts somewhere from $6 and reaches $15, depending on the type of Motorbike you choose.
Rent Motorbike in Cebu for the first time. Reception Motorbike
If you are doing this for the first time, the tips “turn on the engine and listen to how it works” will not be for you, you just want to quickly say goodbye to your landlord and try to ride a bike. But there are several important rules that you must follow, otherwise the problems will be when the scooter returns.
Take a picture of Motorbike from all sides. Many times and from different angles. Even if you never scratch a bike for a week of rent, then when you return it, they will want to take money from you for scratches that have already been left by someone before you. Alas, this is due to the features of the service: many takes the bike for rent for the first time, and many of them fall and scratch the scooter. Therefore, even if nothing happened to you, you will need to prove this documented.
Ask to show how it works. Do not be shy and see how to turn on and start the bike, how to open the trunk, how to press the turn signals.
Specify which gasoline to pour into the scooter. Check the availability of documents. Usually they are attached to the inside of the trunk or simply lie in it.
See that the scooter has low mileage. Normal mileage is 10-15 thousand. The lower the mileage, the less worn the bike is and the easier it will be to drive.
Rubber. If you are a beginner, then it will be difficult for you to check whether normal tires or not. If you choose Motorbike in the service, then go around and look at several scooters, and if you ordered delivery in advance, then ask to send photos of Motorbike and find out about the mileage.
The brakes. Again, if you are a beginner, then you are unlikely to understand how well the brakes work. You will understand all this during use. But here the rule applies: the lower the mileage, the better all the details of the scooter work.
Helmet. It is included in the rental price. If you need two, then ask for it. If you order a bike, and do not take in the company, be sure to check the number of helmets. Rolling helmets, however, are often old and dilapidated. If your helmet was stolen, then a new one can be bought in big cities.
Advice: If you plan to move around the island and live in different places for several days, it makes sense to rent Motorbike only for the period that you spend in the region. For example, you will be five days in Moalboal, five in Oslob and a week in Cebu City - you do not need to rent a bike for the entire period, in each city you will find rental companies. And if you take off the whole thing, you still have to transport things in a taxi - and you get a situation in which one of your rides a bike, and the other - in a taxi with things.
Separately, we note the issue of driving without a license. Everything will be fine until you get into a serious accident where you need to contact an insurance company. Alas, she denies those who do not have a Motorbike driving category or rights at all. Keep this in mind.
The last similar story happened recently: a tourist from Korea fell off a bike and crashed on the island of Bohol. The insurance company refused to compensate relatives due to lack of rights.