Think twice before hiring mopeds or quad bikes. While these vehicles may be fun to drive, they can also result in very serious accidents. 

Also travel insurance policies will very often not cover quad bikes and mopeds accidents, leaving injured holidaymakers having to pay very high medical bills.

Top tips: quad bike safety

If you are still planning to hire a quad bike, remember that they may be fun, but they also are powerful pieces of machinery which can be extremely dangerous. So, 

  • Stick to enjoying quad biking as part of an organised off-road excursion.
  • Always wear a helmet, appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Make sure that you are provided with appropriate training to help you operate the vehicle safely.
  • Check that the vehicle is in good condition. Do not ride it if you have any concerns.
  • Watch your speed.
  • Do not allow anyone to ride pillion.


There will always be safer alternatives to hiring a moped hire a car, take a taxi or use public transport. Every year we see the consequences of hiring mopeds serious injuries or worse. Even a minor accident can ruin your holiday.

Melanie's story

Case study

Melanie Simmonds suffered serious injuries following a quad bike accident whilst on holiday in Greece. After a series of operations, it took 14 months for Melanie to recover from the injuries she suffered, and she is keen to share her experiences so that others are aware of, and can avoid, the potential dangers of riding quad bikes.

We spoke to Melanie about the incident which you can watch here.