Renting a Bike or Scooter in Belize
One of the most interesting and fun ways to explore the natural beauty of Belize is with a dirt bike or scooter. Using a two-wheeled vehicle allows you to enjoy the scenery while giving you more flexibility on where you want to go.
Dirt bikes and scooters each have their advantages and disadvantages. Scooters, which are a popular mode of transportation in Europe, are easy to drive and handle, making them perfect for exploring paved roads and hard-packed sand. Scooters are so fuel efficient that they can easily travel up to 40 miles (65 km) on a single tank, making them ideal for use in areas like the Placencia Peninsula. Furthermore, anyone with a valid driver’s license can operate a scooter in Belize.
Dirt bikes, on the other hand, are much more powerful machines. Their rugged tires and brawny motors allow you to handle even the roughest off-road areas. Dirt bikes are ideal for when you want to navigate soft sand, marshy terrain, or head deep into the jungle to visit top attractions like the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. To operate a dirt bike, however, you will need a valid motorcycle operator’s license or endorsement.
Regardless of whether you choose a dirt bike or a scooter, a two-wheeled vehicle allows you to explore Belize at your own pace while immersed in the beautiful scenery. Two-wheeled vehicles are also great for finding hidden paths and unexplored areas beyond the normal tourist areas.
Where to Rent a Bike or Scooter in Belize
If you’re interested in off-road adventures in southern Belize, Barefoot Rentals and Services offers dirt bike toursthat include blasting through the jungle, a stop at the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, and a high-speed ride home along the Southern Highway while passing through the beautiful beachfront village of Hopkins.
This one of a kind tour allows you to drive a 150cc dirt bike that is perfectly suited for the rugged terrain. To participate in this tour, you will need a valid motorcycle license or endorsement.
Barefoot Rentals and Services also has a full range of vehicles for rent, including SUVs, full-sized vans, and golf carts. In addition, Barefoot also organizes tours to all of the top destinations in southern Belize, including Placencia, Dangriga, and Hopkins.