Ebike riding along a coastal trail in Portugal

Is an E-Bike Right for You?

If you aren’t sure if an ebike is the right choice for you, here are some reasons why an ebike might in fact be perfect for you.

Electric bikes, also known as ebikes, are growing in popularity. They’re perfect for people looking to cycle more often or tackle a hill with ease.

You might think an ebike is just a normal bike with an electric motor, but they have many advantages over regular pedal bikes that make them worthy of your attention.

Cycling is Easier and More Fun

The first plus point of an ebike is that it can help you enjoy cycling more. Cycling offer an unbeatable way to travel and a great way to get some exercise. However, it can be hard to enjoy it if you find it too difficult or tiring.

An ebike can make the cycling experience smoother, easier, and more enjoyable. Having assistance on the bike can help you cycle more often and for longer, which can be great for your health.

Riding an ebike along a coastal trail

If you ride with friends or family, an ebike can make the experience more enjoyable for everyone. You can ride further and go on more challenging routes with ease.

The ebike can help you keep up with your friends or family members, as well as keep you from getting too tired, too quickly.

Cycling is a great social activity, but you need to be able to keep up without unreasonable effort. An ebike can help with that!

Farther and Faster with Less Effort

Cycling is great for exercise, but it does require effort. If you want to go farther and faster than you normally would, you might have to push yourself too hard and risk physical harm.

An ebike can help you ride farther and faster without putting too much effort into your ride.

This is because the ebike can provide you with different levels of assistance, so you can choose depending on how energetic you feel or how challenging you find the ride.

Fleet of ebikes in an old monastery hotel

ebikes can help you go further and faster without pushing yourself too hard. If you’re cycling with friends, an ebike can allow you to keep up with them.

Ebikes can help you ride farther and faster than you normally would be able to. If you have a long ride ahead of you, the assistance from the ebike can help prevent you from tiring too quickly.

Less Pre-Ride Training

If you’re looking to start cycling, you might be wondering if you need to train before you start riding. Luckily, an ebike can be helpful for any level of cyclist.

If you’re a complete beginner who has never ridden a bike before, an ebike can help you get the hang of cycling without burning out or overexerting yourself.

The ebike can help you get used to the feeling of long-distance cycling without starting too fast.

Ebikes in foreground with group of cyclist in the background

If you’re a more experienced cyclist, the ebike can be a great way to cycle more often, since you can easily ride more challenging terrain without having to break a sweat! An ebike can help you ride more often without the intense training commitment.

Climbing Hills is Easier

One of the most challenging aspects of cycling is climbing hills. Cycling can be great for exercise and getting from A to B, but hills can bring this to a grinding halt.

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to cycle up a hill that is just too steep for your legs to enjoy.

Climbing a gravel trail on an ebike in the Azores

An ebike can help you with this problem. If you have a particularly steep hill that you’d normally struggle to climb, an ebike can make the hill feel like a flatter ride. As a rule of thumb, I say if you can climb it walking, you can climb it on a ebike!

Convenient and Easy to Ride

If you’re a little nervous about buying or riding an ebike, don’t be, ebikes are easy to use. They have a very simple design that is easy to understand.

The ebike works by receiving power from a battery and transferring it to the wheel via the chain, from a motor near the chain-wheel - or directly to the wheel, from a wheel-hub motor.

Hub drive ebike on a grassy verge by a lake

The two types of ebike are refered to as Mid-motor or Hub-motor respectively. We opt to offer our guests mid-drive ebikes, as they offer a generally longer battery range and more natural cycling experience.

Mid motor ebike on a field with mountain views

Ebikes are hybrid electric vehicles - you still need to pedal, efectively, the electric drive simply multiplies your pedalling effort. 

You can use an ebike in any weather, so you’ll be able to ride all year round. You don’t need to worry about getting your bike wet or covered in snow, as any high quality ebike is manufactured to standards that ensure that it is weather proof and all weather ready.

Should You Consider an Ebike?

With so many advantages, it’s easy to see why an ebike can be a great choice for many people. ebikes make cycling easier and more convenient, so it’s a great option for people of all fitness levels.

Trekking ebike parked by the ocean

If you’re interested in cycling but don’t think you have the ability to do it, an ebike can make cycling easier for you. You don’t need to be in peak physical shape to ride a bike. If you’re looking to start cycling, an ebike is a great option.

ebikes make cycling easier and more convenient so they’re a great option for people of all fitness levels. With so many advantages, an ebike can be the perfect choice for people who want to start cycling but don’t think they can do it.

Take a look at some of our most popular Ebike tours!

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