Rent an Electric Bike Beijing
- ½ Twist Throttle
- Big confordable seat
- Solid full kickstand
- Electric Horn
- Electric Light
- Disc Brakes
- Brake Inhibitor Kraton
- Conti Town 24 x 1.9 Tires
- Giant 48V 9Ah 24 Cell Battery
- Rear Direct Drive 500W Motor
- 20 mph Speed
- 25-30 Mile Distance
- Large Basket
- Large Rear Rack
- 55 lbs
Major electric motor power with Pedal assisted
The joys of cycle touring are now within easier reach for people of varying fitness and experience levels thanks to the growing availability of electric bicycles - or e-bikes. Electric bikes give cyclists a helping hand - or push - to get them up and over hills or to help them keep up with faster friends. The small, almost hidden engines also make longer distances feel achievable.
Seeing increased demand from European travelers, many of BikeToursDirect's local operator partners are offering e-bikes to make trips more leisurely or difficult terrain more manageable.
So if you don't have the fitness level (or confidence) to take on a cycling tour's daily rides, renting an electric bike can help make this kind of active vacation a reality.
What are electric bikes?
Electric bikes aren't motorbikes or even mopeds – instead, they provide power on demand, responding to and complementing your pedaling speed and power. If you pedal hard, little battery power will be used. As you slow your pace, though, the electrical assistance kicks in and provides a welcome little boost! Most e-bikes provide up to 150% of your own power with each pedal stroke. You still should prepare for your time in the saddle, but you'll have more reward for your efforts.
Who are e-bikes for?
They remove physical and mental barriers that make some travelers hesitant to book a bike tour. And they also offer a welcome boost to seasoned cyclists and bike tourists!
Couples often want to travel together but are hindered by differing ability levels. In these situations, one spouse might follow the tour’s daily biking itinerary while the other rides in a support van or takes public transportation to meet at the day's destination. Sometimes the less-fit (or less-interested) spouse will try to cycle alongside the enthusiast but ultimately slows down or rides behind the party - not much fun for anybody.
Multi-generation family vacations face the same challenges - the kids or grandparents may not go the same speed or distance as the rest of the family. E-bikes offer a solution for everyone to participate and maintain an enjoyable level of exertion.
Travelers with infirmities or recovering from injuries can still enjoy an active vacation with an electric bike rental. Since they compensate proportionately to your effort, riders in less-than-perfect health receive assistance when necessary or appropriate.
Some would-be cycling tourists have anxiety over their ability to keep up with their party. But the reassurance of an e-bike helps many people step out of their comfort zone because they know no one will be waiting for them. It means they don't have to worry about being too slow and they'll be able to better enjoy the views and sights along the bike tour route.
But even avid cyclists or seasoned bike tourists can enjoy the benefits. The boost of power when taking on hills is always appreciated - especially toward the end of a long day’s ride!
So what are you going to do with that extra speed? You may opt to travel longer distances each day, covering more ground and seeing a larger area of your destination. Or you could opt to maintain daily distances set for traditional bikes but enjoy longer rest breaks or detours. You can even plan to arrive earlier at your daily destination with more time and energy to explore your hotel's surroundings.
Because e-bikes use battery-powered motors, you’ll have to make occasional recharging breaks - but you can use the time to relax and recharge yourself, too! Leisurely lunch breaks allow plenty of time to renew power for the afternoon, and plugging the bikes in again overnight at your hotel gets your battery ready for the next day.
Electric bike tours
BikeToursDirect currently offers 90 tours with e-bikes in 19 countries, and the list continues to grow.