E-Bikes: The New Norm(al) in Cycling Holidays

Cycling to Cortina in the Dolomites | Rob Mills
Cycling to Cortina in the Dolomites | Rob Mills

Anyone can join in: e-bike holidays make life physically easier without taking away from the adventurous spirit of a cycling holiday

with e bike enjoy holidays together - UTracksWith an e bike, cyclists of all abilities can now cycle together In response to increasing demand we have expanded our e-bike (electric bike) option, which now covers more than 80 percent of all cycling holidays in Europe. The biggest advantage of e-bikes, and the reason why they are rising in popularity is that an e-bike enables cyclists of different levels to join a trip together. An e-bike is quick to master and makes the journey physically easier without taking away from the adventurous spirit of a cycling trip. This allows anyone to join in: from couples or families with differing degrees of ability to people who do not feel confident enough to do a longer tour by traditional bicycle or perhaps love the idea of a more demanding cycling route but are not sure whether they can physically complete it. Designed to give the rider a small boost with each pedal, at first glance they hardly seem and feel different from a traditional bike. Because of recent developments and the enhanced capability of the bicycles they are nowadays much more accessible and e bike holidays are becoming the new normal. Electric bikes look similiar to hybrid bikes, but they are heavierE bikes look similiar to hybrid bikes, but they are heavier
“E-bikes are gaining steam as more and more people realise their potential to let them explore the world on two wheels. As long as you recharge the battery, which can be easily done in a few hours or overnight, you can count on the e-bike to help you when going uphill, face headwinds, want to cover longer distances or simply take a break from hard pedalling”. – Gordon Steer, UTracks UK Manager
Because of its higher maintenance cost, your upgrade to an e-bike will come with a small supplement, which rarely exceeds £80 (AU$ 130) per trip. e bike holidays with UTracks TravelOn your next cycling holiday, why not upgrade to an e-bike similar to this From Germany and Holland to Italy, Croatia and Czechia, there are more than 100 cycling itineraries to choose from – with optional e-bikes. Five of our most popular, optional, e bike holidays include:

AUSTRIA | Blue Danube Cycle

Follow the winding route of the Danube and discover the lively history of one of Europe’s most important rivers. Cross the fertile plains of the Wachau Valley, where vineyards climb the slopes to imposing medieval Benedictine monasteries, perched atop the hills between Melk and Krems. Wind past castle ruins and apricot orchards before reaching the capital of Austria, where you can take in a performance of the ‘Blue Danube’ waltz, the melody that evokes Vienna the world over. :: take me there

ITALY | Backroads to Venice

Starting from the mountains around Bolzano, pass the beauty of Lake Garda and wind through pretty meadows and orchards as you cycle past Venetian villas and through the historic Veneto region. Enjoy a wine tasting and taste exquisite Italian cheese – all while exploring the unique landscapes of the Venetian lagoon and taking in the architectural and cultural highlights of Trento, Verona, Vicenza, Padova and of course Venice! :: take me there

CZECHIA | Cycle Prague to Vienna (Guided)

The Greenways cycle trails are a collection of routes linking Prague and Vienna. This undulating cycling trip follows the section south of Prague, from the hills of Cesky Krumlov to the east along the Austrian border. Passing numerous medieval towns where castles and impressive squares dominate, the route traverses forested national parks and wine country offering a full appreciation of this captivating pocket of the Czech Republic (or Czechia as the country is nowadays known). :: take me there

SPAIN | Catalonia by Bike

Experience the subtle landscapes and interesting villages on a gentle cycle through Catalonia, specially crafted for families. Pedal back into history, as you ride through Roman archways and Medieval squares. Visit two museums dedicated to the fabulous art of Dalí and discover the ancient history of Iberians and Romans who inhabited the area and, once out at the coast, you will enjoy sandy beaches, quiet coves and the beauty of the Mediterranean fishing villages. :: take me there

CROATIA | Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast - Deluxe

This trip begins in Dubrovnik, the Adriatic’s stunningly intact walled city, and extends westerly into the Mediterranean, exploring the loosely connected islands of southern Dalmatia. Based on a comfortable boat, you will visit Hvar, Korcula and Mljet and discover the unique features of each island. Highlights include the wine making traditions of the Pelješac Peninsula, the medieval town of Hvar and the historic island of Vis occupied by the Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. :: take me there  
Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain

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