Renting a Bike or Scooter in Trogir
January 21, 2020
As an old medieval town, Trogir has many charms, however, that also means that Trogir and its surrounding area, as most of the other medieval coastal cities in Croatia, have infrastructure which is not always wide and open like it is in the “newer” cities with more carefully planned streets. Due to geography, a lot of streets are narrow and steep so traveling by car might prove to be a bit challenging at times – which is why renting a scooter or a bike can be a convenient way of avoiding traffic jams while still traveling easily around town.
Renting a bike
Renting a Bike or Scooter in Trogir is a convenient way for exploring nature, improving your health, driving through small and narrow streets and discovering the rich cultural heritage of Trogir and it is surroundings. Renting a bike is a convenience because you don’t have to worry about transporting your own bike when traveling to Croatia, you just need to pack your clothes, some gear, lots of water, hop on your rental and start exploring!
There are many bike paths around Trogir and Čiovo island which you can go to or you can simply explore the streets and get around the places where no motor vehicles can get.
The process of renting a bike is also easy – rental bikes are usually mountain bikes which are convenient for off-road paths as well as cities, no licenses are required for driving a bike and they are not expensive – the only price you pay is the rental price, which is usually determined based on the rental time (hours or days). The prices are usually somewhere around 120-180 kn per day and most of the companies will offer some sort of discount if you rent a bike for a longer time.
Renting a scooter
Scooters are the most popular means of transport in all Mediterranean countries and the region of Dalmatia is not an exception. Being much more practical than any other motor vehicle, scooters will allow you to easily and quickly visit all nearby areas avoiding unnecessary traffic jams, especially during high season.
Unlike renting a bike, renting a scooter has certain requirements:
- Minimal required age of the driver is 18 years
- Driver must have a valid driver license (B or A category)
For shorter distances, the ideal choice is a smaller scooter (50 cc), which you can drive with a B category driver license (license for driving a car). If you intend to drive around the coast to larger distances, you will need a maxi-scooter (125 cc, 150 cc, 300 cc,…), in which case you are required to have A category driver license (license for driving motorcycles). All rental scooters are registered for two persons and come equipped with helmets.
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Similar to renting a bike, the prices of renting a scooter are also determined based on the rental time, with minimum rental time usually being 6 or more hours, depending on the company. The daily prices (12 hours) of smaller scooters (50 cc) are usually around 220-250 kn, while the companies also usually offer discounts for renting a scooter for a longer time. Most of the companies will require a safety deposit upon renting a scooter, which will be refunded when you return the scooter if there is no damage done to the scooter during your use. Another convenience of renting a scooter is also that most of the companies offer to deliver the scooter to the address of your accommodation at the arranged time.
Places to visit when you rent a bike or a scooter in Trogir
As already mentioned above, there are many places you can see or visit when you decide to rent a bike or a scooter in Trogir.
For example, the island of Čiovo, connected to Trogir with a bridge, offers many interesting places you can access with a bike or a scooter. Other than the main beach in Okrug Gornji (also known as Copacabana) with a large selection of beach bars, restaurants, and cafes, Čiovo island offers many hidden and secluded beaches. Another interesting place to visit on the island is the monastery of Our Lady of Prizidnica, located on the cliffs of the southern side of the island. The view of the landmarks, drystone walls, and olive groves as well as cliffs and nearby islets represents a unique experience. The entire Island of Čiovo features a network of cycling routes and roads, which makes it an ideal choice for all of those looking for an active vacation or just great viewpoints where you can take magnificent pictures as a reminder of your vacation.
You can also visit Pantan beach located at the mouth of Pantan river just outside the town, next to the protected nature reserve. Unlike most of the other beaches in the area, Pantan beach is a pebble beach but features a sandy bottom under the sea and very shallow water which makes it great for those traveling with smaller children.
If you’re looking for more challenging bike routes or if you rent a maxi scooter, another interesting option would be to drive along the sea promenade of Kaštela, a neighboring town which was developed around 7 different settlements combined to one town. Picturesque churches and historical remains you will encounter along the way represent cultural treasures worth visiting which give this town a particular charm.
I hope you would follow these tips while Renting a Bike or Scooter in Trogir.