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Cook Islands

All the islands are good for cycling. Rarotonga has a regular circle-island bus service, taxis, and bicycles, motorcycles and cars for hire. Aitutaki has a taxi service, and bicycles, motorcycles and cars for hire. ‘Atiu has a taxi service, rental motorcycles and a couple of Jeeps. You can rent scooters and bicycles on Ma’uke, Mitiaro and Mangaia. Locals prefer the manual 110cc ‘postie bike’ but the scooters hired to tourists are usually the automatic type. They’re easy to ride with push-button ignitions, brakes and throttle. Even if you’ve never ridden a motorcycle before, after 10 minutes you’ll be riding like a pro, and after a few days you’ll be walking like a cowhand. Be careful with the proximity of your suntanned legs to the hot exhaust pipe. Get too close and you’ll be in danger of getting a ‘Rarotongan Tattoo’. Watch out also for the occasional stray dog, and avoid riding at night as there's minimal street lighting on most parts of the island.