Bike Rental in Melaka - Complete Guide to Renting a Bike in Malacca

While traveling to a different city, plenty of problems might arise for travellers and backpackers in finding the best transportation option at affordable rates. Melaka is compact and easy to get around the city which is why a lot of people opt to hire a bike. You can also find a few of them on Harmony Street and the busy Jonker Street in the city. Read the following guide to get a better idea of the various procedures and policies of bike rentals in Malacca- 

Cost of Bike Rentals in Malacca

A street in Melaka
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As there are plenty of bike rentals available around Melaka city, it must cost you around RM 10 to rent a recent bike to stroll along the Jonker streets and Dutch Square. There are also a few hotels and hostels in Melaka that offer their bicycles on rent, which might be a bit costly when compared to the roadside rental shops. Many bike rental services might not accept credit cards for payments. Hence, it is expected that you carry some cash (Malaysian Ringgits RM) with you.

Documents Required to Rent a Bike in Melaka

All the rental services in Melaka will require the following documents before lending the vehicles:

ID Proof: It is necessary to carry your passport or any other Id proof while renting a bike in Malacca. The lender might keep your original proof for security purposes or might simply take a photocopy of it.

Driver’s License: All the bike rental services in Melaka require a valid driver’s license which is issued at the renter’s state or his residence. Make sure that your driving license is up-to-date.

Major Bike Rentals in Malacca

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JT Minimart

Opening Hours: 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM (Monday to Thursday), 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday – Sunday)
Location: 40, Jalan Tukang Besi, Malacca
Telephone:  +60 16-717 6663
Cost: RM 3 per hour, RM 10 per day

JFS Bike Rentals

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Closed on Sunday
Location: No:55, Jalan Parameswara, Malacca
Telephone: +60 12-390 4898

Kedai Basikal Chop Sin Bee Hin

Opening Hours: 9:45 AM - 6:30 PM, Closed on Sunday
Location: 47, Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Malacca
Telephone: +60 6-282 0257

Melaka Scooter Motor Rental

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Sunday)
Telephone: +60 12-677 4777

Casa del Rio Hotel

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: 88, Jalan Kota Laksamana, Malacca
Telephone: +606 289 6888
Cost: RM 10 per hour, (Complimentary for the first hour)
Email: [email protected]

Eco Green Bike

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Closed on Sundays
Location: No. 17, Jalan MH 1, Taman Muzaffar Heights, Melaka
Telephone: +60 16-663 1313

Types of Bikes Available

As for Malacca, one gear bike is sufficient for your day-to-day travels and cycling activities in the city. However, if you would like to go on an adventurous trip around the city, you might ask the lender for bikes with gears for better rides. The bike rental shops in the city offer a couple of first hand and second-hand options to choose from according to the needs of the customers. Some of the varieties include Yamaha Aventis, Suzuki RGV120, 125cc dirt bikes, and many more.

Insurance Policy and Inclusions

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For any damage, it will be the sole responsibility of the customers to compensate for any loss or damage resulting from mishandling or negligence, including tire punctures. Some rental services might also have collision coverage policies that help defray the cost of large expenses while paying for the repairs during accidents. As for the inclusions, make sure that whichever motorbike you rent, you are also given a bike lock and a helmet, with a full tank.

Recovery Policy

All the rental services expect the timely return of the bikes. Confirm the returning policy with the agency before renting as some might even charge late fees. It is expected that you return at the same point where you picked the bike. In some cases, the user has to pay for the fuel according to the usage. Some rental services might also ask you to refill the fuel while returning.

Tips for Renting a Bike in Melaka

  • While renting a bike in Malacca, recheck the insurance policy and procedures with them before signing any paperwork.
  • Test the conditions of the bike or the motorcycle while renting, to avoid any confusion later.
  • As Malacca is not exactly a bike-friendly city, be cautious as traffic on Melaka’s busy streets can get dangerous.
  • Any parking fines or offenses that are imposed on the motorbikes must be cleared by the renter himself.
  • If you plan on renting the motorbikes out of the city or state, clear it out with the agency beforehand.
  • In case you want to cancel the service mid-way, make sure you give them prior notice, as some might charge cancellation fees for the same.
Riding around the city of Melaka is one of the joyful experiences to look forward to. With plenty of roadside rental shops all over the city, bike renting in Melaka must not be a tiring job anymore! Happy Riding!

This post was published by Gayathri Babu

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