Electric Bicycle Hire
There are different modes of transport available when on holiday in Benidorm, from walking to limousine hire, but during the hot summer months electric bicycle hire is an excellent option. With the language barrier, the only bus many tourists take is the Benidorm sightseeing bus. This is a pity as you don't need to learn the entire Spanish language in order to make use of the city's local buses which are efficient, regular and cover both Benidorm and the popular surrounding areas.
Walking and hiring a bike to get around is pretty simple in the city, but with much of Benidorm being hilly it can quickly get tiring, especially in the peak season heat. Although electric bikes are still a relatively new form of transport, with modern technology being so advanced, they have come on in leaps and bounds to the extent that some of them look futuristic such as the Segway, hoverboard and the latest gimmick, the ride on suitcase!
These are all well and good if your main intention is to turn heads, but for user friendliness you can't beat a conventional electric bicycle. There are a selection of electric bicycle hire companies in Benidorm but the ones that really stand out are the ‘retro' looking TAO bikes.
Electric Bicycle Hire
Located on Av. Mediterráneo 62 in the heart of the city is TAO Bike, an electric bicycle hire firm with a difference. What sets TAO Bike apart is their total commitment to the environment and responsible tourism. Their dedication is immediately apparent on entering their office and showroom which are fully furnished and decorated using recycled materials.
All their lights and electrical appliances are A++, the company vehicle is certified low on CO2 emission, all the bike batteries are totally recyclable, all company and customer documents are digitalized, they offer their customers a free to use mineral water fountain for topping up water bottles, on their guided bike tours they provide info on ‘green ideas' and the environment and a percentage of their profits go to reforestation projects.
Routes & Guided Routes
When you visit the TAO Bike website you can browse a selection of interesting bike routes in and around Benidorm. For those that would prefer a guide, they will take you to some of the best attractions in the area that includes the Sierra Helada Natural Park, neighbouring Altea and Villajoyosa, local wine ‘bodegas', Spain's most visited mountain village, Guadalest and the beautiful Algar Waterfalls where you can visit one of the largest cactus & botanical gardens in the world. Take along a towel and enjoy an icy dip in the natural rock pools through which the falls cascade. You may leave the route choice up to your guide or choose your own.
Bike Rental Options
Event Rental – If you are planning an event or combination of events in Benidorm, why not ensure your guests/friends get around in style and comfort with a TAO bike. All events catered for including, parties, family outings, conferences, stag & hen parties, meetings and shows.
Company Rental – Showing your commitment to a green environment will impress your potential customers and hold you in good stead with your local community. If you are promoting yourself through advertising companies, image models, promoters, commercial agents or leafleters then why not provide them with a TAO bike to get around the city.
Individual Rental – TAO Bike offer 3 models of electric bikes for individual rental on a 2 hour, 1/2 day, full day and weekend basis. You can choose from their retro looking Custom bike, Mountain bike or Foldable bike, excellent if you want to take a bus or car journey and save your battery power for the ride back. All bikes come with a 3rd party insurance and bike lock. Rental accessories include, child seat, kid trailer and pet trailer.