Enjoy the great city with the best scooter rental in Barcelona!
There are many ways in which to enjoy traveling around Barcelona in the summertime, even if most visits to the city are planned in advance, or limited in some ways. Now you have a chance to go wherever you want, however you want. With several different companies such as Cooltra providing scooter rental in Barcelona, tourists can now travel more easily around cities, or even from one city to another.
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Why renting a scooter in the city?
When visiting a major touristic city, renting a vehicle has become a quick and painless way to commute and take personal tours through them, specially when arriving in a new place for the first time. Avoid the annoyance of looking for parking spots and just enjoy the view!
A variety of scooter startups have taken over the market and riding the wave high these days all-around the world. Their advantage lays in the fact that people can simply use the scooters and leave them anywhere permited in the city. They surely are fun, cheap to use, easy to operate and they work wonders for reducing traffic congestion at rush hours.
How does it work?
All you need to do is visit the website or go directly to one of their locals around the city; and reserve a scooter over the phone or even on the website prior to your arrival. Then just get to your city of choice to pick it up. With more than reasonable prices, and flexible rental periods (up to a month), renting a scooter is an easy, fun and affordable way to travel around the city.
If you feel uncomfortable, or have never driven a scooter before, they offer two-hour long courses to make sure you have an enjoyable and stress-free experience. It is quite easy to rent a scooter, since all you need is a passport, a minimum age of 18, a Spanish driver’s license, and a deposit of 250 euros, which will most likely be returned. A driver’s license in Spain is pretty easy to obtain; all you need is an official translator to translate your current drivers license.
There’s usually two different mopeds to choose from; a 50 cc and 125 cc cylinder. However, to rent 125 cc cylinder you must be at least 21 years old with a minimum of three years of driving experience. If you wish to travel outside the metropolitan area of Barcelona, an additional insurance is required. For longer trips, you should also consider renting a car.
What should I consider?
Safety always comes first! The first time you ride a scooter you will be thrilled, of course. But surely it should never overshadow the need to be safe at all times. The first thing you have to do is put on your helmet, apply the brakes on your scooter to make sure they work properly before hitting the road, check that you have your identification and driver’s license and be aware of your surroundings.
Even if this vehicle is not as large as a car, you must make sure to follow all traffic laws; like stop and one-way signs. Remember that you are an active participant in traffic! You should always keep both hands on the handlebars; unless it indicates the fact that you are going to change the direction of movement.