Basic security

Here are four basic tips for cycling

Stay in control

The following are things you can do to keep control of your bike, even in an emergency:

  • Make sure your bike is the right size and adjusted correctly for you.
  • A custom built bike is more comfortable and easier to control.
  • Ask our technicians for advice on choosing the right size bike.
  • Make sure your bike runs smoothly by inspecting it before riding.

Protect yourself

Properly fitted helmets provide protection from a potentially life-threatening head injury. By law, cyclists under the age of 18 must wear a bicycle helmet while riding on a public road.

Wear the helmet according to the manufacturer's instructions.


Be visible and vigilant

Even if you comply with all traffic laws, there is always the risk of a collision.

  • Be prepared to stop for vehicles waiting at stop signs, driveways, or parking lots.
  • Be prepared to take evasive action on vehicles that have just passed you and may turn right.
  • Use hand signals before turning or changing lanes to warn traffic around you.

Drive in a safe lane position

Drive in the same direction as traffic so you are more visible to motorists entering the road or changing lanes in the following scenarios:

  • Overtaking a vehicle or another bicycle.
  • Preparing to turn left at an intersection.
  • When a lane is too narrow for a bike
  • When approaching a right turn.
  • If the street is a one-way street with two or more lanes.

Included with every bike rental:

On-Board Display
Repair kit

Condition and purpose

1. Use and Care of Equipment

The Customer acknowledges and agrees that he has inspected the Equipment and that the Equipment is in good condition and suitable for its intended use.

The safety of the Client and of others

Biking involves risk. The Client agrees that, despite such Risks, the Client wishes to
participate in the holiday and/or rent and use the Equipment and assume sole responsibility for: (a) the Equipment; and (b) the safety of Customer and others.

Late returns will be charged

The Client will take adequate and reasonable care of the Equipment during the Rental Period and will return it to Garda Rent Boat in good condition and in good repair by 7.00pm on the return date specified in the Contract, unless otherwise agreement by Garda Rent Boat. Late returns will incur a daily rental fee until returned, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Proficiency in the use of the equipment

The Customer warrants that all people who will use the Equipment are able to use the Equipment, will use the Equipment in the way it was designed to be used, will follow all Bike Breaks instructions relating to use and safety of the Equipment, and will comply with all laws and obligations relating to the use and inspection of the Equipment.
No modifications to the equipment.

Customer will not change or modify the Equipment

The Client will not change or modify the Equipment without the consent of Garda Rent Boat. If the Client changes or modifies the Equipment without the consent of Garda Rent Boat, such changes or modifications will be considered damages and clause 7 will apply).
Damage or loss

Responsible for any damages

The Customer is solely responsible for any damage or loss of the Equipment during the Rental Period. The Client will immediately notify Garda Rent Boat if the Equipment is damaged or lost and will follow all reasonable instructions of Garda Rent Boat in relation to such damaged or lost Equipment.

In case of damage

In the event of damage to the Equipment (excluding reasonable wear and tear and any damage to the inner tubes), however caused, the Client will be responsible and will pay Garda Rent Boat the full cost of all repairs, including the cost the replacement of any damaged parts and any labor to return the Equipment to the condition it was in at the beginning of the Rental Period. For the avoidance of doubt, Garda Rent Boat has the exclusive right to reasonably determine: (a) whether the Equipment has been damaged during the Rental Period; (b) if such damage is beyond reasonable wear and tear; (c) the extent of such damage; and (d) the entire cost of any necessary repairs.

In case of loss

In the event of loss of the Equipment, however caused, the Customer will be responsible and will pay Garda Rent Boat the entire cost incurred by Garda Rent Boat for the replacement of such Equipment.

Lost revenue

In addition to the costs referred to in clauses 7) and 8), the Customer will be responsible and will hold Garda Rent Boat harmless for any loss of earnings suffered by Garda Rent Boat due to the unavailability of the Equipment for rental due to damage or losses. Lost earnings charges will not exceed the equivalent of a 7 day rental of the Equipment at the prevailing rental rates.


  • For rental-only bookings, full payment is required at the time of booking. Payment will be made via the secure online booking system.
  • For all other bookings, the Customer undertakes to pay a 30% deposit to Garda Rent Boat at the time of booking and the remaining balance on the start date of the booking by cash or postal payment.
  • If the Client fails to pay the total price on the rental start date, Garda Rent Boat reserves the right to cancel, modify or modify the Client's reservation at its sole discretion.
  • Payment in full or in part of the total price (including payment by credit card) implies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions:
    Changes to bookings/cancellations
  • If the service is unavailable for the Rental Period due to circumstances beyond Garda Rent Boat's control (such as theft, fire, earthquake or damage resulting from a previous rental agreement), Garda Rent Boat will endeavor to his best efforts to offer the Client a suitable alternative. If Garda Rent Boat is unable to offer a suitable alternative, the Client will be entitled to a full refund of all sums paid to Garda Rent Boat, less any costs incurred by Garda Rent Boat in relation to this booking.
  • No refunds will be given for early returns, late collections, no-shows, or afterthoughts.