Frequently Asked Questions - Renting a motorcycle

FAQs - Renting a motorcycle

We rent late model, professionally-maintained, high-quality, dual-purpose motorcycles that are well-suited to the riding conditions in Ecuador. We own and maintain all of our motorcycles in our maintenance center. For more information about the bikes and prices, please see our motorcycle rentals page.

You need to be 18 years of age or older.

-No, your driving license (with motorcycle endorsement) from your country, province or state of residence is all that is required

-You need your motorcycle driving license, a passport or identity card from your country of residence, and a valid credit card  (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) for the security deposit ($500 - $2500 per motorcycle).  

When you get to our office in Quito to pick up your bike, we will require a deposit for damages on your credit card.  Please contact your bank prior to leaving for Ecuador to make sure that they know that you are traveling to Ecuador and renting a bike so that the transaction is approved when here.   Please also note that we only accept credit (not debit) cards for the security deposit.


-No. Your license must permit you to operate a motorcycle or scooter in your home state, province or country.  If you are not sure, check with your local motor vehicle license issuer to confirm if you are licensed to operate a motorcycle or scooter.

YES! Some of the best roads in Ecuador and the joy of riding is seeing some of the backcountry that you can only access using unpaved roads. We encourage you to explore - but please remember, you are responsible for damage to the motorcycle! We do not allow our motorcycles to be used on any race track or in any illegal manner. Our bikes are not to be used for stunts, including jumping, wheelies, or racing of any sort.

We charge per 24 hours. This means you return the motorcycle at the same time as you picked it up. For example, if you pick the motorcycle up at 11 am on Friday and return it before 11 am on Saturday, we charge you for one 24 hour day. We do have per-hour late charges that are clearly indicated in your rental contract. Please contact us if you have any questions.

  • Unlimited Mileage Rental
  • Price Match Guarantee
  • Your Choice of Tires
  • Luggage System or Saddlebags
  • Robust Lateral Crash Bars
  • Skid Plate
  • Hand Guards
  • 12v Receptacle
  • Motocross-Grade Decaling (protects you from damages)
  • Mandatory Insurance (SOAT)
  • Supplemental 3rd Party Liability Coverage to $100,000
  • Basic Medical Coverage (including pillion)
  • Waterproof Map of Ecuador
  • Free Route and Destination Advice
  • Luggage Storage and Locker Usage
  • Prepaid Cell Phone with 24-hour Support Line
  • 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
  • Tire Repair Kit Including Electric Air Pump
  • Pre-Ride Preparation Videos and Packing Lists
  • GPS Tracking Device (so we know where you are if you need help)
  • Helmets (2)
  • Gloves 
  • Use of any items in our large ADV Closet containing jackets, boots, pants, etc. in many sizes from leading manufacturers such as Klim, BMW Motorrad, Forma, etc.
  • VIP Access to Freedom Riders' Lounge™ with wifi, shower, guide book & map library, jacuzzi, and honor bar
  • Discounts:  2+ bikes = 5%, 4+ bikes 10%

We allow you to take the motorcycle outside of Ecuador under a special arrangement.  You'll need a stack of papers, letters, and documents (South American Governments love to use paper!).  There is an additional paperwork processing fee of $200. The minimum rental period if you want to ride outside of Ecuador is two weeks. Please note that Ecuador Freedom Bike Rental is unable to provide insurance, GPS mapping, technical or roadside assistance outside of continental Ecuador.  You must notify us at the time of your reservation if you are planning to travel outside of Ecuador with one of our motorcycles so that we can prepare the paperwork in advance and you must show up a day in advance to prepare the paperwork with us in a notary public office.

NO! You can ride as many miles as you want.  

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