Experiencing sensational locations can be accessible to everyone. Don’t let a long ride, hilly terrain, or Father Time’s gift of age and injury put you off. With e-bikes those gorgeous rolling hills keep all their charm and are no longer something to sweat over, and longer trails can be explored with confidence at a wide range of ages and abilities. The pedal assist technology of an e-bike intuitively amplifies the pedal stroke to your desired level, so you will still need to put something in to get something out, but you'll have the energy to go all day both on and off the bike.
Curious to find out more? We’ve highlighted six trips below which are all very well suited to e-bike touring and worth considering for your next ride.
Japan is a must-see, and with international travel just starting to pick up, why not beat the crowds and enjoy it sooner rather than later?
Our Japan E-bike Tour is a stunning 7-day adventure through the beautiful island of Shikoku. Wake each morning to a carefully curated traditional meal, savor the quiet roads and stunning landscapes, explore castles and sake breweries and much much more… Those worried about some of the longer routes or hilly stretches on our standard tour can book confidently on our dedicated e-bike tour, knowing that short hill climb tomorrow is going to be memorable for all the right reasons.
E-bike of choice: Yamaha Cross Core E-bike, designed for ultimate comfort and power with a class-leading lightweight frame.
This action-packed 7-day tour will take you from Dalat in the highlands of Vietnam, along the coast through famous beaches like Nha Trang and Quy Nhon, all the way to the heritage-listed town of Hoi An. An e-bike levels the playing field without leveling the terrain, so e-bike riders can still enjoy those highland views without worrying about the climbs. Plus riding as a dedicated e-bike group we’ll be able to cover good distances each morning, leaving afternoons open for activities and making the most of each destination.
E-bike of choice: The Cannondale Trail Neo is a durable, high quality and supremely comfortable e-bike. It features 10 speed Shimano gearing with hydraulic disc brakes that prevent braking fatigue in your hands.
The fairytale-like highlands and Tea plantations of Sri Lanka are one of the highlights of this tour, but can be a deterrent for some riders, especially those hesitant about knee or hip strain. Ascents are almost always short, but typically come in quick busts, which can be a source of apprehension for those not comfortable with hilly terrain. With an e-bike, you'll be enjoying the climbs as much as the descents and can explore the highlands without requiring a massage each night (which is still an option of course).
E-bike of choice: Trek Conduit plus E-bike, lightweight and stylish, includes a mid-drive system for natural balance, and hydraulic disc brakes.
This Island nation boasts some pretty mountainous topography in parts, like most countries that circle the Pacific's Ring of Fire. The primary range runs north to south, mostly parallel to the east coast, with an accommodating buffer zone of relatively flat land sandwiched between the mountains and sea. So for much of this tour you’ll enjoy the mountain and ocean views without overworking the legs. That said, on some days we do venture into the hills, taking on more manageable climbs to enjoy striking views and some fun descents. Those on our e-bike tour will appreciate the added assurance these days, comfortable that the next climb will be as enjoyable as the last, leaving you with plenty of energy to enjoy each destination.
E-bike of choice: Giant Fast E+ E-bike, lightweight aluminum frame with a carbon fiber fork, and hydraulic disc brakes.
Northern Thailand is a sight to see and there’s no better way to do so than by bike. You can ride through rural mountain landscapes, lush forests and national parks. The area is rich in history and who could overlook the world-class food. For those worried about the undulating terrain characteristic of this region, an optional pedal assist E-bike is the way to go, ensuring everyone can enjoy the ride. You’ll return home full of memories, stories, and amazing snapshots from Thailand’s upper reaches.
E-bike of choice: Cannondale Trail Neo 2 E-bike, supremely comfortable, with great front suspension and stylish integrated battery.
This tour will take you well beyond the well-worn tourist highlights and delve into the heart, soul and essence of Cambodia. Though almost entirely flat terrain, there are still great benefits to enjoying Cambodia’s temples, tropical rainforests, and quiet country backroads from the seat of an e-bike.
For longer days during warmer months, the heat can make a ride more challenging, so an e-bike is a wonderful option in these conditions. You’ll also have plenty of energy in reserve to high-five local children, excited to see you pass through their village. Have some faster touring companions? Keeping up is now a breeze, leaving you free to focus on having a great experience in the Kingdom of Wonder.
If Cambodia is high on your list, you could also consider our Mekong Bike & Boat tour. Featured at #1 in National Geographic's 17 Ultimate Adventures to Inspire, this multi-day cycle and river cruise takes you from Saigon to Siem Reap the slow way, without the need for regular hotel changes.
E-bike of choice: Cannondale Trail Neo 2 E-bike, supremely comfortable, with great front suspension and stylish battery integrated into the frame.
Whether it’s to have a more pleasant ride through the hills, ease into a longer distance itinerary, or generally enjoy cycling in a more relaxed state-of-mind, e-bikes can be a great solution. It’s a personal choice, but whatever you prefer, classic bicycle or pedal assist, we have something to accommodate and look forward to seeing you on the road!