FAQ

Frequently asked Questions

What is included in my rental price?


– Motorcycle, top, and side Vario cases. All our bikes have all three hard cases. Size depends on the motorcycle model you rent. Smaller model smaller cases.
– Mobile phone holder + USB plug. In our 10 years of working, we have noticed that mobile navigation is pretty precise when you use it to navigate your route. So we decided to put phone holders and USB plugs on all our rental motorcycles so you can travel without any worries. Just bring cable for your mobile phone and you are ready to go.
– taxes, and insurance. No extra charges for the rental price. Croatian 25% VAT is included also all our motorbikes have regular and casco insurance.
– Third-party liability insurance. All our rental motorcycles have full insurance with the franchise of 1500-900 Euro depending on the bike model which is a maximum liability for motorcycle damage.
– Route assistance.  For all our guests we offer help to plan motorcycle routes for discovering the best from Croatia and Balkan countries. As a passionate biker Mirko owner and His team will be at your disposal for any questions or suggestions
– Unlimited milage for 7+days rental (one day 340km) For 7+ days rental you get unlimited mileage. For one day rental is included 340km/per day. This limit is set because your safety. Many of drivers from US for example in one day they can ride a lot more but in Croatia and Europe roads are curvy and the traffic is slower so you can’t ride more that you don’t get tired. Of course, if you wish to ride more than 340km/per day we charge 0,40 Euro per/km.
– Included Border crossing. Border-crossing is allowed for all EU countries and Balkan countries except Kosovo with some restrictions. 
– Included taxes & theft insurance. Theft insurance is included in the price for all our rental fleet.
– Included Luggage storage. Luggage storage in our base office in Split is included in the price. However, if you book your motorcycle in one of our Meet & Greet locations Zagreb, Pula, Zadar, or Dubrovnik we can take your suitcase on pick up and get you on drop off for an additional fee 10 Euro/ per way.
– 24/7 Road assistance. Resolution support whatever happens we’re here for you. No matter where  is an accident or breakdown of a rental motorcycle (Croatia, Europe, or some other Balkan countries) we are at your disposal. We have a car with a trailer and our support team will be with you in a couple of hours depending on your location.  

Rent-a-GS motorcycle rental has a main office situated in Split in central Dalmatia. We offer one-way delivery of our motorcycles for the entire of Croatia. We have meet & greet locations in Zagreb, Pula, Dubrovnik, and Zadar if you are in a different location don’t worry we will arrange everything just contact us.

For delivery, we required a minimum of  4 days rental or 3+ days for groups.

No worries if you come with your luggage we can take your suitcases and on drop off bring them to you for an additional cost 10 euros/per way. We also provide a lot of different gear for rental like Helmets, Protective Jackets, Protective pants, rain gear, safety vests, GPS, intercom, and GoPro, so you don’t need to bring your own and you can travel light, we will take care of everything.

Prices for one-way delivery per bike:
Dubrovnik – 120 €
Zagreb – 130 €
Pula – 170 €
Zadar – 100 €
If you are in some other city feel free to contact us and we will arrange everything for you.

– MOTORCYCLE DRIVER’S LICENSE A or A2 category depending on motorbike model
– 21 YEARS OR OLDER
– MINIMUM 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE
– DAMAGE DEPOSIT: 900 – 1.500€ (CASH OR HELD ON CREDIT CARD)
– HELMETS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW

Travel light. We cover you with our rental equipment. We charge for all our rental equipment a maximum of 4 days of rental. For example, if you rent a motorcycle for 7 days we charge you max. 4 days for rental equipment. In offer, we have:
– Premium helmets SCHUBERT – 15 Euro/day 

– Full-face and Flip-up Helmets (Shark, Givi, Unique, Bogotto…) – 10 Euro/day  

– Protective jackets and Pants (Revit, Berik, Bores, Held…) – 10 Euro/day 

– Protective Gloves – 5 Euro/day 

– Rain Gear set – 5 Euro/day

– Safety vest – 5 Euro /day

FROM OTHER EQUIPMENT

– Intercom set – 10 Euro/day

– GPS Zumo – 10- Euro/day

– GoPro Hero – 10 Euro/day

– Tire Repair Kit – 10 Euro/day

For all our guests we prepared the top 5 motorcycle routes for Croatia and Balkan Countries in digital .gpx format with marked best roads and viewpoints. When you book your motorcycle we send an .gpx file with route you choose. You can check routes here. If you have already planned your motorcycle route and need advice or help for discovering the best from Croatia and Balkan countries. As a passionate biker owner Mirko  and His team will be at your disposal for any questions or suggestions. Fell free to contact us!

For 7+ days rental you get unlimited mileage. For one day rental is included 340km/per day. This limit is set for your safety. Many of drivers from US for example in one day they can ride a lot more but in Croatia and Europe roads are curvy and the traffic is slower so you need to ride slower. Of course, if you wish to ride more than 340km/per day we charge 0,40 Euro per/km.

Yes, you can leave Luggage in our base office in Split and it’s included in the price.

However, if you book your motorcycle in one of our Meet & Greet locations Zagreb, Pula, Zadar, or Dubrovnik or some other delivery location we can take your suitcase on pick up and get you on drop off for an additional fee 10 Euro/ per way.

A 30% down payment is taken in advance via wire transfer or card payment to confirm the booking and to reserved the requested motorbike model. The rest of the amount we charge On-site. All brands of debit cards and American Express credit cards we accept.

Motorcycle license for all motorcycles over 125 cc and a valid ID document, either your passport or ID card for EU citizens. To rent a motorcycle with Rent-a-GS you’ll have to be: 21 or older, have a minimum of 2 years of experience, and pay an insurance deposit depending on the motorcycle model – 900€ up to 1.500€ cash, or by card (blocked money on your account). Helmets are mandatory. If you don’t have a helmet we can provide one for you. Deposit is charged to credit and debit cards, also it is possible in cash!

To confirm the booking we take 30% of the down payment and the rest of the rental amount (70%) on the day of the rental. Once on-site you will also be charged a deposit by the method of preauthorization hold. Meaning, we reserve or “freeze” the equivalent amount depending on the model of the motorcycle you rent making the balance unavailable until the motorcycle is returned. This deposit is motorcycle rental liability insurance in case of any damage or theft.

Motorcycle, top, and side Vario cases, mobile phone bar mount holder & USB plug, taxes, and insurance.

Only bigger/stronger models go by a minimum of two days of bookings: BMW R1250GS Adventure, BMW R1250RT.

Every motorcycle hire is counted on a 24-hour basis. What does it mean? If you want to rent a motorcycle from 9 AM and return it the next day at 5 PM you will be charged 48 hours.

You have to be at least 21 years of age with at least 2 years of driving experience.

Resolution support whatever happens we’re here for you. No matter where  is an accident or breakdown of a rental motorcycle (Croatia, Europe, or some other Balkan countries) we are at your disposal. We have a car with a trailer and our support team will be with you asap depending on your location.

If needed, Rent-a-GS offers airport pick up and drop off of our motorcycles or if you need to arrange your transfer to our office no problem just tell us upfront. If you want to jump into a Croatian motorcycle rental adventure straight from the airport to any location. Airport motorcycle delivery covers all of Croatia, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Pula, Zadar… Hit us up.

Usually, international licenses when renting a motorcycle in Croatia are not required. Keep in mind that without a special motorcycle license, you’ll be able to rent only a 50cc in Croatia. EU licenses are valid through all EU countries, U.S. citizens visiting Croatia may use a U.S. driver’s license for up to three months without having to change it into an international one or domestic.

Any motorcycle damage or theft is covered by the deposit of 900 to 1500 euros taken upfront before completing the rental process. This is the maximum you will pay in the case of total bike damage or theft rest will pay Rent-a-GS insurance.

Prepare your passports, and we will give you a green card, and vehicle documents for border-crossing. All insurance is included in the price, so you are good to go across the border. Read more about it in our blog.

Apart from liability insurance coverage taken as a deposit, in case of any damage exceeding the deposit amount is covered by Rent-a-GS insurance policies.

No, although it is highly recommended to be as visible as you can. We provide a Safety vest for 5 Euro/per day if you don’t have your own. A helmet is required by law with a 150 Euro fine in case of not wearing one. Also, motorcycle drivers are required to drive with lights on during the summer and winter seasons.

Four general speed limits apply on Croatian roads:50 km/h (31 mph) within inhabited places, or up to 80 km/h (50 mph) where explicitly permitted 90 km/h (56 mph) outside inhabited places 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways 130 km/h (81 mph) on highways

The limit for drivers over 25 years of age is 0.5%. It is illegal to drive with more than 0.05% of alcohol in the blood system. Severe fines apply should you reject alcohol and drug testing when stopped by the police. Croatia has the most amazing wines and tasty grappas, so please drink responsibly 🙂

Rent-a-GS motorcycle rental is covered in all European and Balkan countries (Montenegro, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Albania, Serbia, Kosovo-has some restricted area)

Croatian national ferry company Jadrolinija provides an online booking system. To ensure you’ll reach your island destination (blog) we recommend buying ferry tickets a couple of days before departing. Keep in mind that in high season Croatian national ferry company Jadrolinija transports thousands of passengers, so be there on time 😊 Opening hours of the Split ticket office are usually between 5:30 and 9:30 on weekday working hours on two booths.

Plan ahead. High season usually means that city locations like Split and Dubrovnik are overcrowded and overbooked. However, if you travel in May, June or October you don’t need to book your stay upfront you will always find accommodation the day before. If you are a nature lover there are tons of great locations for explorers like Gorski Kotar or islands. Free camping is not legal in Croatia, so if you plan to sleep under the stars make sure that your little camp is well hidden. (We didn’t tell you that). A valid option worth mentioning is official campsites. Mostly located along the coastline, should you feel tired and in need of rest, there are plenty to choose from without booking ahead. 

Unicorn term for cars in the summer season, but not for motorcycles. However, in Croatia official parking locations provide free parking for motorcycles. It’s relatively easy to search them up and park there if you’re visiting for a day or more. Also, try parking where locals do. Croatia is safe in terms of motorcycle theft, so most locals don’t lock up their motorcycles. Usually, free parking locations are busy locations as well which reduces the probability of theft and damage. In the worst-case scenario, Rent-a-GS motorcycles are insurance-covered. Your motorcycle rental coverage goes up to paid deposit, not a cent more. All additional info can be provided on the rental location.

Croatia is a very safe country especially if you travel by motorcycle. In Croatia you can park your motorbike without any secure locks on the street and sleep like a baby :). According to the US State Department, street crimes such as pickpocketing are rare in Croatia, and Croatia has a level 1 travel advisory level which is the safest level for travel.

Frequently asked questions

 
  • Covid 19 information & cancellation policy for 2023

  • What documents do I need to rent a motorcycle in Croatia:

    Motorcycle license for all motorcycles over 125 cc and a valid ID document, either your passport or ID card for EU citizens. To rent a motorcycle with Rent-a-GS you’ll have to be: 21 or older, have a minimum of 2 years of experience, pay an insurance deposit of 900€ up to 1.500€ cash or card and have a helmet. If you don’t have a helmet we can provide one for you. Deposit is charged to credit cards and debit cards, also in is possible in the cash!
  • Methods of payment with Rent-a-GS:

    A 30% down payment is taken in advance via wire transfer or card payment to confirm the booking and to reserved the requested motorbike model. The rest of the amount we charge On-site. All brands of debit cards and American Express credit cards we accept.
  • What do I pay before renting a motorcycle?

    To confirm the booking we take 30% of the down payment and the rest of the rental amount (70%) on the day of the rental. Once on-site you will also be charged a deposit by the method of preauthorization hold. Meaning, we reserve or “freeze” the equivalent amount depending on the model of the motorcycle you rent making the balance unavailable until the motorcycle is returned. This deposit is motorcycle rental liability insurance in case of any damage or theft.
  • What is the equipment included in my rental price?

    Motorcycle, top, and side Vario cases, mobile phone bar mount holder & USB plug, taxes, and insurance.
  • Is there a minimum of booking days applied?

    Only bigger/stronger models go by a minimum of two days of bookings; BMW R1250GS, BMW R1250GS Adventure, BMW R1250RT.
  • How do we count the booking fee?

    Every motorcycle hire is counted on 24 hours basis. What does it mean? If you want to rent a motorcycle from 9 AM and return it the next day at 5 PM you will be charged 48 hours.
  • Are there age limitations to motorcycle rental?

    You have to be at least 21 years of age with at least 2 years of driving experience.
  • Getting to and from Split Airport

    If needed, Rent-a GS offers airport pick up and drop off of our motorcycles. If you want to jump into a Croatian motorcycle rental adventure straight from the airport to any location. Airport motorcycle delivery covers all of Croatia. Hit us up.

    Is my US driver’s license valid for renting a motorcycle in Croatia?

    Usually, international licenses when renting a motorcycle in Croatia are not required. Have in mind that without a special motorcycle license you’ll be able to rent only a 50cc in Croatia. EU licenses are valid through all EU countries, U.S. citizens visiting Croatia may use a U.S. driver’s license for up to three months without having to change it into an international one or domestic.
  • What in case of motorcycle damage?

    Any motorcycle damage or theft is covered by the deposit of 900 to 1500 Euro taken upfront before completing the rental process.
  • Crossing the borders Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia and Montenegro FAQ

    Have your documents prepared; passports, vehicle documents. All insurance is included in the price, so you are good to go across the border. Read more about it in our blog.
  • Is my motorcycle insurance covered?

    Apart from liability insurance coverage taken as a deposit, in case of any damage exceeding the deposit amount is covered by Rent-a-GS insurance policies.
  • Is it mandatory to wear a safety vest while riding in Croatia?

    No, although it is highly recommended to be as visible as you can. A helmet is required by law with a 150 Euro fine in case of not wearing one. Also, motorcycle drivers are required to drive with lights on during the summer and winter seasons.
  • Driving regulations in Croatia

    Four general speed limits apply on Croatian roads:50 km/h (31 mph) within inhabited places, or up to 80 km/h (50 mph) where explicitly permitted 90 km/h (56 mph) outside inhabited places 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways 130 km/h (81 mph) on highways
  • Alcohol limit on Croatian roads

    The limit for drivers over 25 years of age is 0.5%. It is illegal to drive with more than 0.05% of alcohol in the blood system. Severe fines apply should you reject alcohol and drug testing when stopped by the police. Croatia has the most amazing wines and tasty grappas, so please drink responsibly 🙂
  • If I rent a motorcycle with your company what countries can I ride the motorcycle in?

    Rent-a-GS rental is covered in all EU countries plus Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Albania.
  • Taking your motorcycle on a ferry

    Croatian national ferry company provides an online booking system. To ensure you’ll reach your island destination (blog) we recommend buying ferry tickets a couple of days prior to departing. Have in mind that in high season Croatian national ferry company Jadrolinija transports thousands of passengers, so be there on time 😊 Opening hours of Split ticket office are usually from 5:30 and 9:30 weekday working hours on two booths.
  • Booking a stay?

    Plan ahead. High season usually means that city locations like Split and Dubrovnik are overcrowded and overbooked. However, there are tons of great locations for explorers like Gorski Kotar or islands. Free camping is not legal in Croatia, so if you plan to sleep under the stars make sure that your little camp is well hidden. (We didn’t tell you that). A valid option worth mentioning is official campsites. Mostly located along the coastline, should you feel tired and in need of rest, there are plenty to chose from without booking ahead.
  • Free Parking

    Unicorn term for cars in the summer season, but not for motorcycles. However, in Croatia official parking locations provide free parking for motorcycles. It’s relatively easy to search them up and park there if you’re visiting for a day or more. Also, try parking where locals do. Croatia is safe in terms of motorcycle theft, so most locals don’t lock up their motorcycles. Usually, free parking locations are busy locations as well which reduces the probability of theft and damage. In the worst-case scenario, Rent-a-GS motorcycles are insurance-covered. Your motorcycle rental coverage goes up to paid deposit, not a cent more. All additional info can be provided on the rental location.