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Top 5 E-Bike Trips in Europe

E-bike cycling vacations are becoming more popular than ever with our expert local guides leading the way. Now you can delve into Europe's finest destinations on two wheels with a battery-powered ‘pedal assist' to give you that added bit of acceleration when you need it the most. Exploring a new destination by bicycle is now faster and easier – making it accessible to everyone – avid cyclists or not! All our rides are carefully designed with relaxing, low-traffic riding in mind. Full vehicle support allows us to head straight to the best cycling routes, giving you the flexibility to ride as and when you want to. Many of our most popular trips across Europe and further afield now offer the option to travel by e-bike. Read on, as we’ve collected  our top 5 electric bike cycling trips in Europe below!

 

Cycling in Sicily

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The Italian Isle of Sicily has been attracting cyclists to its turquoise shores for decades, and it’s easy to see why. On our Cycling in Sicily trip, you’ll ride through the UNESCO world heritage Val di Noto and Montalbano's filming locations. Cycling through Sicily’s spectacular undulating landscapes is effortless with electric pedal assistance so you can discover a land where Roman ruins, Greek temples, Arab souks & Christian saints who have all left their mark here, with ease. On this exhilarating cycling tour, you will explore the south-eastern part of the island, pedalling (or cruising) through the ornate gems of Ragusa, Modica, and Noto, before ending in Syracuse, the ancient Greek capital. Along the route, you will enjoy landscapes of farmlands and dramatic coastal scenery – perfect for coasting along and taking in the views. No trip to Sicily is complete without tasting some of the scrumptious traditional Italian cuisines, like indulging in cannoli with sweet Marsala wine. Isn't it time you experienced the legends of Sicily?

Learn more about this e-bike adventure here.

 

Portugal: Porto to Lisbon Atlantic Ride

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Soak in the wonders and flavours of Portugal, travelling by e-bike along the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. With spectacular beaches, lively fishing villages and scenic routes, the Atlantic Coast of Portugal offers the perfect cycling vacation. Encounter natural parks with untouched marshlands dotted with flamingos and sand dunes – a perfect contrast to the usual coastal riding.

This tour allows you to select an e-bike as your vehicle of choice. Starting in Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage city – this tour follows relatively flat cycling trails through a variety of landscapes, with stops in different villages where you can truly experience the relaxed Portuguese way of life. Take a scenic ride through the dunes of the São Jacinto Natural Reserve and stay overnight in the picture-perfect fortified village of Obidos. After cycling (and coasting) for a week along some of the best coastlines of Portugal, a full day is devoted to exploring the pastel-coloured city of Lisbon, one of the most charming capitals in the world. Known as the city of the seven hills, “A cidade das sete colinas,” Lisbon is the perfect place to put your e-bike's ‘pedal assist’ to the test.

Learn more about this e-bike adventure here.

 

Cycling Puglia & Matera

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Cycle from the charming UNESCO town of Matera, affectionately called the most spectacular city in Italy, then travel through Italy's heel to Lecce by e-bike. In the south of Italy, nestled between the Adriatic and Ionian seas are the ever so enchanting regions of Puglia and Basilicata. Ride past centuries-old farmland and the seemingly unending Mediterranean coastline. Visit Matera’s fascinating ‘Sassi’ houses and the UNESCO 'Trulli’ houses of Alberobello set the scene for the journey to come. Coasting through idyllic countryside and the 'white city of Ostuni’ past the town’s cathedral and town hall. While you pedal across the famous Salento Peninsula, you will be immersed in the intriguing laid-back Italian way of living and explore landscapes made of olive orchards, limestone cliffs, and crystal waters, on two wheels.

Learn more about this e-bike adventure here.

 

Spain: Cycling the Camino de Santiago

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The opportunity to pedal Spain's celebrated Camino de Santiago isn't just another vacation; it's a life-changing achievement. The Spanish Camino de Santiago is one of the most ancient pilgrim routes in the world. The French Way has led thousands of pilgrims on an 800km journey across northern Spain since the 9th century. Cycling this route, you will wind through the Pyrenees across wheat fields of old Castile to pass through to Leon. Now, this famous pilgrimage can be done by e-bike – so that all active adventurers can experience this journey of a lifetime!

Starting at the seat of Spanish Kings, Leon is full of towering cathedrals and convents. The path then builds through the Galician countryside to a spectacular finale at Santiago de Compostela's majestic Baroque cathedral, the last resting place of St James the apostle.

Learn more about this e-bike adventure here.

 

Cycle Romania

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Allow the beauty of Transylvania and the Carpathian Mountains to immerse you as you ride through all their beauty, history, and mystery - of course! Discover the origins of Bram Stoker’s creation, the bloodthirsty Prince Vlad III, whom he was loosely based on. This region offers a fascinating mix of cultural influences, from the Saxons to the raiding Tatars and Ottomans. Preserved medieval towns, fortified churches, and castles - notably, clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend are framed by the striking Carpathian and Faguras Mountains.

The best seat to take in all this historical beauty – is by bicycle – allowing you to soak up the tranquillity and majesty of the landscape. Ride through this interesting land and all of the hidden stories and places it has to offer. This trip finishes with time in Bucharest; once the seat of communist power but still with enough left to remind visitors why it was once known as ‘The Paris of the East.’

Learn more about this e-bike adventure here.

 

If this has inspired you to find out more about our e-bike holidays, browse our collection of trips where you can add on an e-bike here.

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