Motor scooters (mopeds) and pedal bikes (bicycles) are ideal for exploring the island's winding streets and for stopping in at a lay-by (a.k.a. scenic overlook) to take in the ocean views. It's a truly Bermudian way of getting around.
Scooter riders and cyclists of all levels can make the most of these favourite modes of transportation. And fear not! The speed limit is never set above 20mph / 32kph. Just remember: Bermudians drive on the left!
Motor Scooter Requirements
Renting a scooter in Bermuda requires three things:
- You must be at least 18 years of age or older.
- You must wear a helmet.
- You must drive on the left-hand side of the road.
The cycle liveries are happy to provide a delivery and pick-up service at your hotel.
Bermuda’s many long, twisting roads make cycling the island especially rewarding. One thing you must do ride the Bermuda Railway trail or the 'tracks' as Bermudians call it. The 'tracks; because it was once Bermuda Train system ran 18 miles on the waters edge. The trail doesn't allow any motorized traffic which makes it ideal for biking. Just remember, if you ask to rent a "bike" or most Bermudians will assume you want a motor scooter. On the island, non-motorized two-wheelers are called pedal bikes.
In addition, Bermuda now has hybrid-electric bicycles that offer all the advantages of a regular bicycle including fun, exercise and zero emissions, as well as an electric motor that provides help getting up the steep hills in Bermuda.
Rentals typically range between $30 USD and $35 USD per day.
The following companies rent scooters and/or pedal bikes: Elbow Beach Cycles, Eve's Cycle Livery, Oleander Cycles Ltd. and Smatt's Cycle Livery Ltd. Find out more about these outfitters below.