Biking and Motorcycling in Aruba
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Biking and Motorcycling
Biking is a great way to get around the island; the climate is perfect, and the trade winds help keep you cool. If you prefer to exert less energy while reaping the rewards of the outdoors, a scooter is a great way to whiz from place to place. Or let your hair down completely and cruise around on a Harley-Davidson.
Big Twin Aruba. Live the dream: Rent a Hog and tour Aruba! With an initial $2,500 deposit if renting to adventure on your own, or $1,000 down if joining the organized tour, rates are $175 for a day or $140 for a half day (including insurance and helmets). The dealership also sells Harley clothing, accessories, and collectibles. Be sure to pose for a photo next to the classic 1939 Liberator on display in the showroom. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 9 to 6. L.G. Smith Blvd. 124-A, Oranjestad. 297/582–8660. www.harleydavidson-aruba.com..
Kini Kini Transfer and Tours. Head to Kini Kini for four-hour guided tours using all-terrain vehicles that explore the rugged North coast. Prices per vehicle range from $110 for a solo ride to $130 for a driver plus passenger. Private tours are also available. Flacciusstraat 33, Oranjestad. 297/588–3333. www.kinikinitours.com.
Rancho Notorious. Exciting mountain-biking tours are available here. The 2.5-hour tour to the Alto Vista Chapel and the California Lighthouse are $50 ($75 with bike rental). Boroncana, Noord. 297/586–0508. www.ranchonotorious.com..
There are plenty of dealers who will be happy to help you in your motoring pursuits.
Donata Car and Cycle. Rent motorcycles and mopeds here. Catiri 59, Oranjestad. 297/587–6291.
George's Cycle Center. Goerges has been renting motorcycles, scooters, and all-terrain vehicles for more than 30 years. L.G. Smith Blvd. 136, Oranjestad. 297/592–5875. www.georgecycles.com.
Pablito's Bike & Locker Rental. Mountain bikes are available here for $25 a day. L.G. Smith Blvd. 234, Oranjestad. 297/587–0047.
Semver Cycle Rental. The staff here can help you choose the motorcycle or scooter that matches your experience level and your plans for the day. Noord 22, Noord. 297/586–6851. www.semver.aw/semvercyclerentalhomepage.htm.
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