Rent a Scooter and Discover Bali

Bali has long been renowned as a paradise destination for tourists and travelers alike; for many good reasons. And one of the best ways to experience all that this beautiful tropical island has to offer is riding a motorbike.

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a beginner, renting a scooter in Bali is a great way to explore the island, with its stunning landscapes, exotic fragrances and vibrant culture.

Renting a scooter in Bali is easy and affordable, and you can find rental locations all over the island. The cost of renting a motorcycle varies, but expect to pay around USD 10-per day for a Yamaha N-Max, one of the most popular (and comfortable) scooters out there.

It’s also important to remember to bring an international driver’s license with you, as some rental companies may require it, and if for some reason you get stopped by the police, you’ll certainly need one to avoid a fine. Having some sort of insurance is also a good idea, just in case, and it’s always best to err on the side of caution and wear the right riding gear; that means no sandals or thongs.

There are many amazing places to explore in Bali, and a scooter is the perfect way to get around from the bustling streets of Kuta to the tranquil beaches of Candi Dasa. You can also make your way inland to twist through terraced rice paddies, traditional villages, lush jungles, stunning waterfalls and into the cool mountains of Kintamani and Bedugul, while steep cliffs, beautiful beaches and fabulous ocean views are all there for you to enjoy in just a few hours.

Riding a scooter in Bali is a bit different than what you may be used to in other countries. Bali has a unique driving culture that can appear to be a bit chaotic, with motorbikes often undertaking on the inside, riding on pavements and weaving in and out of lanes. So, it’s important to always stay aware of your surroundings and drive defensively to keep as safe as possible. Remember, the road is not a race track and despite appearances there are road rules that are there to keep you (and everyone else) safe. If you don’t ride crazy at home, don’t ride crazy in Bali!

Safety is paramount when riding a scooter in Bali, and it’s important to wear a crash helmet at all times. While many visitors and some locals don’t wear crash helmets, they are compulsory and you can get fined if you’re caught without one. They’re also going to save your life if you have an accident.

There are plenty of shops selling motorcycle helmets including top of the range models such as Nolan, Arai, AGV and Shoei, so find one in your price range that fits comfortably. You can always donate it to your friendly motorcycle rental business when you leave.

Renting a scooter in Bali is a great way to explore the island, and a fun and affordable way to get around. Just remember to be aware of your surroundings, drive safely and defensively, don’t drink and drive and always wear a crash helmet. It’s also a good idea to carry wet weather gear and a jumper or jacket with you as sudden changes in the weather can catch you off-guard. With a bit of caution and common sense, you’ll be sure to have a great time exploring all that Bali has to offer so you can take home some fantastic memories of a truly beautiful destination.

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Andrzej Barski

Director of Seven Stones Indonesia

Andrzej is Co-owner/ Founder and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia. He was born in the UK to Polish parents and has been living in Indonesia for more than 33-years. He is a skilled writer, trainer and marketer with a deep understanding of Indonesia and its many cultures after spending many years travelling across the archipelago from North Sumatra to Irian Jaya.

His experience covers Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Publishing, Real Estate and Training for 5-Star Hotels and Resorts in Bali and Jakarta, which has given him a passion for the customer experience. He’s a published author and a regular contributor to local and regional publications. His interests include conservation, eco-conscious initiatives, spirituality and motorcycles. Andrzej speaks English and Indonesian.

Terje H. Nilsen

Director of Seven Stones Indonesia

Terje is from Norway and has been living in Indonesia for over 20-years. He first came to Indonesia as a child and after earning his degree in Business Administration from the University of Agder in Norway, he moved to Indonesia in 1993, where he has worked in leading positions in education and the fitness/ wellness industries all over Indonesia including Jakarta, Banjarmasin, Medan and Bali.

He was Co-owner and CEO of the Paradise Property Group for 10-years and led the company to great success. He is now Co-owner/ Founder and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia offering market entry services for foreign investors, legal advice, sourcing of investments and in particular real estate investments. He has a soft spot for eco-friendly and socially sustainable projects and investments, while his personal business strengths are in property law, tourism trends, macroeconomics, Indonesian government and regulations. His personal interests are in sport, adventure, history and spiritual experiences.

Terje’s leadership, drive and knowledge are recognised across many industries and his unrivalled network of high level contacts in government and business spans the globe. He believes you do good and do well but always in that order. Terje speaks English, Indonesian and Norwegian.

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CFO of Seven Stones Indonesia, Jakarta

Ridwan is one of Indonesia’s top executives with a long and illustrious career in the financial world. He holds several professional certifications including being a Certified Business Valuer (CBV) issued by the Australian Academy of Finance and Management; Broker-Dealer Representative (WPPE); and The Directorship Certification for Directors and Commissioners, issued by the Indonesian Institute of Commissioners and Directors.

His experience includes being the Managing Director at one of the top investment banking groups in the region, the Recapital Group, the CFO at State-owned enterprises in fishery industry and the CEO at Tanri Abeng & Son Holding. He’s also been an Independent Commissioner in several Financial Service companies and on the Audit and Risk Committee at Bank BTPN Tbk, Berau Coal Energy Tbk, Aetra Air Jakarta as well as working for Citibank, Bank Mandiri and HSBC. His last position was as CFO at PT Citra Putra Mandiri – OSO Group.

Ridwan has won a number of prestigious awards including the Best CFO Awards 2019 (Institute of Certified Management Accountant Australia-Indonesia); Asia Pacific Young Business Leader awarded by Asia 21 Network New York USA (Tokyo 2008); UK Alumni Business Awards 2008 awarded by the British Council; and The Most Inspiring Human Resources Practitioners’ version of Human Capital Magazine 2010.

He’s a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law, Trisakti University, Co-Founder of the Paramadina Public Policy Institute and actively writes books, publications and articles in the mass media. He co-authored “Korupsi Mengorupsi Indonesia” in 2009, which helps those with an interest in understanding governance in Indonesia and the critical issue of corruption. Ridwan speaks Indonesian and English.

Per Fredrik Ecker

Managing Director of Seven Stones Indonesia, Jakarta

Per is the Managing Director of the Seven Stones Indonesia (SSI) Jakarta office and has more than 25-years’ experience in Indonesia, China, and Western Europe. He previously worked in senior management positions with Q-Free ASA, Siemens AG, and other companies in the telecom sector. Over the last six years, he has been the Chairman of the Indonesia-Norway Business Council (INBC) and recently become elected to be on the board of EuroCham Indonesia.

His most recent experience is within Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS), Telecom, and other sectors within the Indonesian market. He is today through his position in SSI and by representing Norway Connect, promoting Nordic and European companies that would like to explore business opportunities in the Indonesian market. He’s also playing an active role to help create the Nordic House concept in Jakarta that will provide an excellent platform for Nordic companies entering Indonesia, where they’ll find a community that can offer support with trusted information and affordable services to enter this market.