Renting a motorcycle is a fantastic way to explore the stunning island of Crete. With its rugged coastline, charming villages, and scenic mountain roads, Crete offers a wealth of opportunities for motorcycle enthusiasts to get out on the road and experience the beauty of this magnificent island. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know to rent a motorcycle in Crete and make the most of your adventure!
Choose the Right
There are numerous rental companies on Crete, but not all of them are created equal. Be sure to do your research and choose a reputable company with a good track record for customer service and quality vehicles. Look for reviews online or ask for recommendations from friends who have rented motorcycles on Crete in the past. You can find R4W’s reviews here.
To rent a motorcycle in Crete, you must have a valid driver’s license that is recognized in Greece. If you are visiting from another country, you may need an International Driver’s Permit (IDP). Check with your local embassy or consulate to see if an IDP is required. If not sure check our detailed Can I use my Licence in Greece blog post.
Choose the Right
When choosing a motorcycle, consider the type of riding you plan to do. Are you looking for a lightweight bike for exploring the winding roads of the island, or do you need a more powerful machine for longer rides? Make sure the motorcycle you choose is suitable for your skill level and experience. Check our motorbike & motorcycle fleet, availability and prices. The city centre of Crete cities such as Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion & Lasithi can get very traffic heavy during summer. If you are planning do not go for rides further than 20km from the cities then maybe you should opt to rent a scooter in Crete instead. Are you ready to shop around? Check our how much does it cost to rent a motorcycle in Crete blog post.
You found the motorcycle you want, you signed all the paperwork, you got your helmet, keys on ignition, ready to go. But before you take off on your adventure, inspect the motorcycle thoroughly. Check for any damage or scratches, and make sure all lights, brakes, and signals are working properly. If you notice any issues, be sure to bring them to the attention of the rental company before you leave.
Its summer, people are everywhere, their attention is all over the place. When riding a motorcycle on Crete, it’s important to follow the rules of the road. Always wear a helmet, and obey all traffic laws and speed limits. Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for other drivers and pedestrians.
Its not the rider. Its not the bike. Its the asphalt. We have pushed the bikes to large lean angles with no problem, we have been barely leaning and we slipped. The temperature of the island fluctuates a lot between seasons, with sub-zero temperatures in winter and scorching 40s in the summer. That places a strain on the asphalt, and riders should be aware when leaning the bike as they might have the back tire losing traction where they least expect it.
If you’re looking for a thrilling way to explore Crete, look no further than R4W for your motorcycle rental needs! Our top-quality motorcycles are the perfect way to take in all the island has to offer, from the rugged landscapes of the interior to the stunning beaches that line the coast. With our easy rental process and friendly, knowledgeable staff, you’ll be ready to hit the road in no time. And with competitive pricing and flexible rental options, we make it easy to tailor your rental experience to your needs. So why wait? Book your motorcycle rental today and get ready for the ride of a lifetime in Crete!
Ready to visit Chania? Be all in. Make your visit count with a vibrant island life whether you choose a moped, scooter, motorcycle or car.
Rent a 2023 conventional motorcycle
Honda CB500x - 500cc
Price: from €60 per day
Licence Requirement: A2
Rent a 2022 conventional motorcycle
Yamaha Tracer 7
Price: from €75 per day
Licence Requirement: A