Considering a tour with a difficulty level a bit outside your comfort zone? Traveling with cyclists of varying experience or fitness levels? Want a little extra help hitting the daily mileage? Want more moments off the bike for exploring and sightseeing?
Try a tour with an e-bike option!
Electric bikes provide power on demand to cyclists for a helpful push to get up hills or to help keep up with faster friends. The small, almost hidden engines also make longer distances feel achievable.
Many of BikeTours.com’s local operator partners offer e-bikes to make itineraries more leisurely or difficult terrain more manageable. E-bikes are great for groups, cyclists with infirmities, first-time bike tour travelers… and everyone else!
Here are our top 10 tours with e-bikes:
With the Alps at your back, this tour begins In Salzburg, making its way through Salzkammergut, to the stunning European city of Linz, and then up into the hills of the medieval Cesky Krumlov. Enjoy Prague, with its ancient castles, deep green forests, rolling hills, and little villages. And don’t forget to try an original Budweiser in its home of Ceske Budejovice.
The magical peninsula of Istria is a perfect destination to indulge in regional cuisine, muscat wine, and off-the-beaten-path Croatian cycling. Less well-known than the southern regions of Kvarner or Dalmatia, Istria offers travelers commanding views of the coast, preserved medieval architecture, and authentic local life.
From the tour’s start in Lake Geneva to its final stop in Lake Zurich, you’ll cycle along the stunning lakes of Switzerland. Take in the fan favorite cities of Montreux, Gruyères, Gstaad, Interlaken, Lucerne, Einsiedeln, and Rapperswil as you encounter vineyards, mountains, and delicious French-inspired cuisine and culture.
Tour jewels of Southern Spain, from vibrant Sevilla to the hilltop town of Carmona, a city filled with churches, palaces, and a historic Arab fortress. Cycle beside fields of grain, sunflowers, and olive groves on your way to Montellano, sample sherry wine in Jerez de la Frontera, and breath in the fresh sea air from the sandy beaches of Cádiz.
Ride by the wine villages of Provesende, Pinhão, and Peso da Régua by the river, enjoying its trademark UNESCO world heritage “socalcos” or terraced vineyards and experiencing the secular traditions of this region. Visit the vineyards, wine cellars, taste some of the best port and Douro wines, and discover traces of the early history of Portugal, staying two nights in the same hotel in order to get a deeper knowledge of the area.
Through the Etruscan and Roman heartlands of Umbria and Tuscany, you’ll start the tour in Assisi, the most atmospheric and mystical town of Umbria. The region is packed with stunning sites, taking you through rolling hills rich with vineyards and olive groves, water courses immersed in greenery and big lakes of an intense blue, medieval villages, necropolis, and other Roman and Etruscan remains.
E-bikes will come in handy on this tour of Connemara, Ireland’s remote and rugged west coast. You will cycle along stunning coastal ways through fishing villages, deep valleys, and around scenic peninsulas. This tour also includes a trip to Inisbofin island, where life has changed little over the centuries thanks to the influence of the wild Atlantic and the inhabitants’ own traditional ways.
This journey through breathtaking Provence is a contender for our most beautiful French cycling tour (not to mention the best food!). Explore wine regions including Chateauneuf du Pape, Tavel, rated by many the finest rosé wine in France, and Les Baux de Provence, one of France’s newest Appellations. The last three days of the tour are spent in the Lubéron National Park, made famous in Peter Mayle’s “Year In Provence.” *We recommend booking this tour as a guided experience in order to enjoy the richest introduction to (and exploration of!) the Provence region.
Breathtaking beauty and natural panoramas accompany you on this tour of the Salzburg Lakes. From the region’s alpine foothills to the old imperial town of Bad Ischl with its thermal spa, you’ll encounter landscapes and culture alike.
Greek history and culture abound on this tour through southeastern Peloponnese. You’ll start in Sparta, the famous military city-state of the ancient world, and then head to the beautiful beaches of Elafonisos. The tour ends in the charming castle-town of Monemvasia, but not before you’ve witnessed lush landscapes, idyllic villages, and Greece’s diverse history.