Transportation

Bicycle Hire in Hángzhōu

Hángzhōu Bike Hire Scheme

With 2700 stations dotted around the city, this rental scheme has the world's largest network and is the best way to rent a bike in Hángzhōu. Apply at one of the numerous bike-station booths near West Lake (you will…
Car Hire in Giritale

Let's Go Lanka

Excellent small travel agency worth contacting if you are looking for a car and driver (Rs 6000 to 8000 per day). The agency understands travellers' needs and also runs the excellent Rice Villa Retreat in Giritale a…
Cable Car in Bamboo Sea

Guānguāng Cable Car

Tram in Shinjuku & Northwest Tokyo

Toden Arakawa Line

The sole remaining streetcar running on the city's once comprehensive Tokyo Toden network, the Arakawa line winds through the city's northern residential quarters, passing near the gardens of Chinzan-sō and the ceme…
Bicycle Rental in Chiang Mai

Bike@Chiangmai

This underutilised shared bike scheme has five stations in the old city – at Wat Phra Singh, at the Lanna Folklife Museum, at Pratu Tha Phae, at Pratu Chiang Mai and at Suan Buak Hat – and more across the city. Regi…
Helicopter in Gulabgarh

Heritage Aviation

Throughout the August yatra season, helicopters fly almost constantly ferrying pilgrims between Gulabgarh and the Chandi Mata site at Machail in just seven minutes. It's usually essential to book ahead, though ticke…
Bicycle Rental in Zhongshan & Datong

Giant Bicycles

This branch of Taiwan's best-known cycle brand is right next to Dadaocheng Wharf, so you can head straight onto a bike path. Mountain-bike rental is NT$150 for the first two hours, NT$200 for the day on weekdays or …
Bicycle Rental in Sun Moon Lake

Songmeng Bikes

Helpful husband-and-wife store with tons of bikes for hire, including electric vehicles and three-seaters. It's close to Zhongxing Parking Lot (中興停車場), at the start of the Sun Moon Lake Bikeway.
Motorcycle Hire in Kathmandu

Singh Motorbike Centre

This is a reliable place for motorbike hire. Choose from a Pulsar 150/220cc (Rs 600/1000), a Hero Honda 150cc (Rs 700) or a classic Enfield Bullet 350cc (Rs 2000). Book a day or two in advance.
Taxi in Namchi

Solomon Rai

Namchi-based taxi driver Solomon has a modest car but he is a wonderfully careful driver who understands tourist needs and is ever patient with photo-stops and side trips.