About three years ago, I was visiting my cousin in Portugal and naturally, I was looking to rent a motorcycle for a few days to discover the beautiful scenic roads of the Algarve region.
However, it was almost impossible to find a rental company. And when I got to find one, they were charging at least 140€/day, when my rental car cost about 25€/day. Being an avid traveler, I faced this contradiction everywhere I went to (USA, Australia, Spain, France, etc.).
Back in Switzerland, I started to analyze the market and found also the same incoherence, despite having probably among the nicest scenic roads in the world: high prices, fragmented offer, flawed and non-digitalized booking process, and so on. Furthermore, a few friends of mine had to give up on their motorbike for several reasons (family, job, etc.). But when Spring was around the corner, the same question was popping again: can I borrow your bike for a day or two?
The demand was there, but no offer to match it. Thus we decided to team up with a few friends to tackle the issue and come up with a real alternative for all the neglected riders out there. Being avid users of the sharing economy (Airbnb among others), we decided to unite the riders community around a collaborative project. And so came Cruizador to the light!
Cruizador introduces the first Swiss Airbnb-like motorcycle rental platform.
Our vision is to bring motorcycles into the Swiss sharing economy via a peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplace.
Our mission is to connect riders, who don’t own a bike but seek to rent one, and owners, willing to rent out.
Cruizador aims at creating a safe environment by providing insurance coverage (comprehensive cover) during the entire rental period (more info here).
|As an owner||As a renter|
|· Save money on insurance, taxes, maintenance etc.
· Earn Extra CHF instead of leaving your bike in a garage
· Earn money whilst you are in the process of selling your motorbike
|· Pay a cheaper rate than traditional rental
· Have the fun of riding a bike without the inconveniences of owning one
· Test drive a specific model/make for a longer period of time
Cruizador is here for you!!