Scooters are perfect for the light traveler. They offer a cheap way of getting around and exploring new places. With the right planning in place getting around by scooter or motorcycle gives you the freedom to explore, and because you are more at one with the elements than traveling by car, and your route not dictated to by train or plane, you can make detours whenever you like.
With this in mind let’s look at the essentials to any scooter (sometimes called moped) or motorcycle trip.
The first step in your plan is to find a reputable scooter rental company. Most countries in the world that invite backpacking have good scooter rental businesses, so finding a good moped rental and motorcycle rental company should be fairly straightforward.
Check out a few for the best price but ensure you check the fine print so you know the terms. It could be for little bit extra you get a much better deal overall. You do not want to miss out. Once you have pinpointed the company that you are going to rent a scooter from, work out how you are going to collect it. Once this is in place it is time to get excited.
Plan Your Route
Get hold of an up to date map of where you are going and decide what you want to see. It is a good idea to have the basics rather than relying on apps. You do not know what phone coverage you are going to have especially if you have decided to go off the beaten track.
One aspect to bear in mind is where you are going to refuel. Most moped rental and motorcycle rental establishments will be able to tell you what mileage your vehicle will give. Use this information to ensure you can reach your destinations and where you will need to stop for fuel. It is a good idea to carry a few liters of spare fuel for emergencies.
If you have a dedicated GPS system you should use this in conjunction with your map. GPS is excellent, but maps highlight the obscure things that are easily missed but quite wondrous to see.
If you are going to camp select gear that can fold away into almost nothing, is lightweight, and is suitable for the climate. It is a good idea to spend a bit extra on quality gear as this will be more durable and probably easier to set up. The last thing you need is equipment failure if you are in a remote location.
Other Items To Bring For Your Rent A Scooter Trip
As well as spare fuel and camping gear it is a good idea to bring the following items:
- Snack food – you never know when you will need this
- Space blanket
- Spare Clothes
- First Aid Kit
- Poncho or Waterproofs
- Utility ties
- Swiss Army Knife
- Spare Batteries
If you decide to rent a scooter and get out and see the world, there is no doubt you will have a fantastic time. Just ensure you plan and take the right gear with you.
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