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Old 26 Sep 2005
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Rent a bike in China

Hallo ,

who could give me some hints , how to rent a motorbike for one week in Shanghai. I would like make a round trip Shouzou-Yellow Mountains- Hangzhou-Shanghai.

Also very welcome- informations about the need of a Chinese drivers licence, insurance and other permissions. Thanks a lot.

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G'Day,

no motorbikes for rent in Shanghai (China).

you need a Foreigners Resident Permit to obtain a Chinese Driving License.

apparently in some cases you can get a temporary driving license for rental cars but the license is interlinked with the rental cars (you rent 7 days, you get a license for seven days!), never tried it, though. might be difficult for visitors.

overseas / international driving license not accepted in China. might be worthwhile to get in touch with the Shanghai
Vehicle Managment Bureau (DaBaiShu) tel. (+86) 21 65168168 located at 1101 Zhong Shan Bei Yi Lu. the Vehicle Managment Bureau handles all the issues regarding
driving license for foreigners.

insurance might be a big problem as well for visitors.

Best Regards, Seeya in the pub or on the road...
Butch

ps: do not take any advise regarding fake documents (license-plates / driving license), you could end up in very serious trouble in PRC.
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I think there are only some car rent companys in Shanghai, so you can't find a rent motorcycle there.

About Chinese driving license, I posted some information in last week, but it's deleted with some funny reason. By Chinese law, it's not allowed to make a tour without Chinese tour guide, so you have to join a tour group.

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