Travellers Tales

35 Great Reasons to try an Electric Bike Tour in Italy

Posted in the eBike Tours collection on 14th September 2018


ycling to be Enjoyed, not endured!

1. Ride with All Your Friends & Family - eBikes with pedal assist are great for mixed abilities, ages and fitness levels. Ride together!

2. 92% of Tuscany is Hilly - in Tuscany, you're either riding your bike up or coming down, 46% of the time. A cycle holiday in Tuscany is ‘challenging’. On our pedal assist electric bikes, the hills are a pleasure to conquer.

3. Umbria is Less Hilly - the valleys are longer and wider than Tuscany, and the climbs far less frequent.

4. Spend Quality Time with Your Partner - all the best experiences are shared whether its with a loved one, great friends or your family. Try an eBike vacation - together.

5. See More, Smell More, Experience More - from the comfortable gel seat saddle of your eBike, you do get much closer to everything.

6. Puts the Fun & Joy Back into Cycling - everyone enjoys an eBike, even the MAMILS ( Middle aged men in Lycra ). eBikes just make everyone smile!

7. Exercise - yes, you do get a workout. How much depends on you.

8. Deserve & Enjoy Those Long Lunches - put your battery on charge, settle down for a long lunch, because you deserve it and the battery needs charging anyway!

9. Climb Hills Easily on Electric Bikes - the hills and climbs, which put most people off cycling in Tuscany and Umbria, become easy. Choose your power level, pedal and up you go!

10. Totally Relaxing & Therapeutic - Most people who jump aboard an eBike haven't ridden a bicycle for years and have forgotten just how therapeutic riding a bike is. Add in a little bit of Italy and its just wonderful.


▪︎ Cycling to be Enjoyed...


11. Experience a Real Change of Pace - Select ‘leisurely pace’ on an electric bike vacation and forget all about fast, modern travel.

12. Enjoy Healthy Family Time - all of your family can ride an eBikes as long as they enjoy reasonable fitness and health. Enjoy a family vacation, together.

13. Electric Bikes Enhance Health and Fitness - the Institute of Transport Economics says, "People travel twice as much on the electric bike [as on a regular bike], both in terms of kilometres, amount of trips, and as part of the total transportation. The effect of having an electric bike was particularly strong among women. They did far more trips with their e-bikes than men did. Men, on the other hand, often went for longer trips once they were out cycling."

14. No Parking Problems - Slide your eBike into any small space, even in the busiest areas.


▪︎ Unknown Umbria | GPS Guided 7 Nights

▪︎ The Terroir of Tuscany | Guided 7 Nights


15. Our Guests Experience Stress Relief and Feel Good on an Electric Bike - ask Dave C …" the rides were incredibly calming and therapeutic for me. The scenery, the exercise, the peace and quiet really allowed my mind to clear of the daily clutter and stress .."

16. Environmentally Friendly - no doubt about it, environmentally this is way better than cruising the countryside with the air-con blasting away and those diesel fumes choking up the countryside.

17. Feel the Wind in your Face, Not the Sweat Down your Back - Whizzing along the road at 15kph or more, the breeze is lovely and gets everywhere! You have your own air-conditioning.

18. Beat the Traffic - by getting onto the quieter side roads.

19. FACT: Cycle for Longer - eBike riders go further.

20. Travel Further - go on a journey. Travel from town to town village to village. Why stay in one place and limit your experience?

21. Easy to Use - pedal assist electric bikes are very simple to use. Just one control. Stop pedalling and the power stops too.

22. Spending More Time Outdoors - the Mediterranean air is a tonic.

23. Minimal Maintenance - there is no additional maintenance for the electric bike. Just charge the battery.

24. Cycle at Any Age - Our oldest guest was 80 when he came on vacation.

25. Become a Mountain Biker - we can even offer electric Mountain Bikes!

26. Silent Riding - eBikes make no more noise than the normal bike.

27. Keep Up with the Kids - turn up the power and tag along.

28. Get the Kids Out - these days, the kids are likely stuck to their XBox. Give them our Bosch Nyon GPS and eBike control and watch them turn computer game skills to practical use.

29. Explore New Places - being on an eBike allows you to go to places you would miss in the car.

30. More Flexible than other Forms of Travel - rental car, pedal bike or train, the eBike is more flexible than all of them.

31. Safer than Normal Cycling - the additional power gives you an extra boost. When you're tired or in need of a helping hand.

32. Easier to Carry Loads - we carry your main luggage, but don't be afraid to carry some extras in your pannier because the pedal asset will take the extra load.

33. Stylish and Cool - our Raleigh Motus Trekking eBike with step through frame, safari pannier, rear mirror and smart charcoal finish, look really cool with you sitting atop!

34. Avoid Heavy Breathing When it Gets Hot - if the going gets tough, turn up the power to make things easier.

35. Make Friends - go on a guided vacation and join a small group of like-minded.