In a place with such natural beauty as the Kauai, why wouldn’t you want to spend the most time as you can outdoors? Exploring Kauai by two wheels is one fantastic way of doing just that and outfitters like Eco eBikes Kauai make bike rentals a breeze.
Eco eBikes Kauai is located on Rice St. across from the Central Pacific Bank in Lihue. While this bike shop does offer eBike sales and some repair services, their primary business is the rental business.
Visitors here can opt to rent an eBike via either a 24-hour rental or a 6-day rental. For one 24-hour rental, expect to pay $79 for one bike or $139 plus tax for two bikes. For a 6-day rental, expect to pay $279 for one bike or $499 for two bikes. 24-hour rentals must be picked up at the Lihue location, but Eco eBikes Kauai will deliver a multi-day rental to just about any popular location on the island.
Why rent an eBike over a traditional bicycle? The main reason is that they are simply easier to ride. These eBikes or electric bicycles feature a pedal-assist mode in which an electric motor will take over the pedaling for you. With just a touch of a button, you and any bike companions can go upwards of 20 miles per hour for as far as 50 miles on a full charge. Need to recharge at your destination? No problem. Just hook up the included plug into any common electrical outlet as you dine, shop, or otherwise enjoy the island of Kauai.
In addition to being fast and easy to ride, these e-Bikes come with a ton of other perks. Each rental from Eco eBikes Kauai comes with a helmet, bike lock, lights, cellphone holder that makes it easy to follow navigation, a USB port, and even removable carrying bags. These bags make it a breeze to pack one’s lunch or beach gear, or to bring home goodies from a day checking out the local Lihue shops.
Every bicycle from this outfit is set up as a hybrid bicycle. What this means is a more upright design with a padded seat and plenty of gears. The result is a comfortable riding experience regardless if you’re peddling or you’re relying on the electric assist.
Some good spots to take an electric bicycle include:
Ke Ala Hele Makalae
This county beach park is still in part construction but will soon run around 20 miles along Kauai’s East Side. Join it at Lydgate Beach Park and enjoy a relaxing oceanview ride up to the secluded Donkey Beach and beyond.
Spalding Monument via Kealia Road
This is a steep climb, but what are climbs when you have an electric pedal assist? Enjoy the thrill of climbing through tropical canopies and ending at a gorgeous overlook. This really is a fantastic place for a picnic or to catch a sunset — just take care to not linger too long as you don’t want to descend in the dark.
-Make sure to ask about a bike map when renting an electric bike from Eco e-Bikes Kauai. These nifty brochures should come included in the price, but alas they do not. But for a small price you will be able to learn more about the unique bike paths around the island that can offer the very best biking experience.
-Eco eBikes Kauai does not rent to anyone younger than 18 years of age. This means they won’t allow non-adults to sign a rental contract or even participate in one with a signing adult.
-Eco eBikes Kauai does not do guided tours — unfortunately. This location is the best place to go if what you want to do is rent electric bikes on your own and go of exploring. Especially if you want to do so for upwards of a week. But if you are nervous about biking around Kauai or otherwise don’t want to just rent a bike on your own, consider other electric bike shops and outfitters who will offer tours.