Your Lombok experience will go up ten-fold if you explore the area on a scooter. The sense of freedom you get from having the fresh air In your face and hearing all the sounds around you of nature is truly unforgettable.
So you want to ride a scooter. Fantastic.
The firs thing you want to do is find someone who can ride one to show you. Your accommodation provider may be able to show you if they have spare staff available. Big disclaimer here: If you cannot afford to pay for $500 worth of damage. Do not ride on a scooter. This will be the maximum you will ever pay for falling off and scratching it up. As most of the locals do not have insurance for their scooters – you will have to pay for the damage.
Scooters are available for rent for 50,000-70,000RPH ($5-$7) per day. We also recommend that you take a video of the scooter you hire before you use it and take it for a quick spin within view of the owner to feel for anything that could be wrong with the bike. Whilst the locals are friendly people – not all are looking after your best interest so take this safety precaution to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible.
You can find tips for finding a scooter and conducting proper checks before you hire one in our blog here.
The biggest tips we have for learners are below;
Good luck and safe scoots.