Electric Bikes on our Odysseys

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Would you like to experience one of our cycling Odysseys but think they are too hard?

More and more we are seeing friends and couples who want to holiday together, but are not on the same level of cycling fitness, ability or fanaticism!  Or individuals who want to Odyssey but just want a little assistance….

We want everyone to be able to experience these journeys so have brought in some new ways to experience our Odysseys.

Already we have multiple options for most days on the road:

  • Extra loops for the keen beans who want to pedal every km and more.
  • Fixed shorter option each day which we call the Alternate Road, which allows more time for cultural excursions such as exploration of castles or visits to wineries, or even just a rest!
  • And the support van is always available whenever you need it, any time, any place for a lift, snack or just encouragement!

But now we also have another option which is becoming more and more popular…….

The electric bike 

The e-bike has revolutionised the way we approach bike touring. We know that exploring countries from the seat of the saddle is the best way to travel, but some of us aren’t quite up to the steep climbs or the number of miles – or simply want the experience without all of the physical exertions. The e-bike solves all of these problems. You get the same bonuses of touring on a bike but get a boost whenever you need or want it. The technology is amazing and you can ride epic day after epic day on an e-bike comfortably flying up hills and even outdoing all the road bikers! Further to this Europe is covered in e-bikes and Australia and the USA will be next!

See below for an inspiring story…..

Brooks Waldman (cover shot rider) is a beloved part of the Lionhearters cycling from Venice to Paris right now.

Taking up road cycling seriously only 2 years ago, Brooks is obviously someone who commits to doing something well. Now at 79 years of age, he has taken on this incredible journey (one of our toughest!) and is conquering it on an e-bike (and his road bike when he feels like a change!). The first week saw him take on the Dolomites – conquering the Sella Ronda – an amazing challenging loop and one of Europe’s best which includes 4 huge Dolomite passes! Bring on the Austrian Alps, Tyrol, Bavaria,and France’s Alsace, Burgundy and Loire!!

Who would not love to do this? Who dares to think they are too old or not strong enough a cyclist to take on such an adventure?

 

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