Electric Bike Day Tours
Electric bikes have been a fantastic addition to the world of cycling and mountain biking. E-bikes allow everyone to enjoy cycling more often and over longer distances. Strong riders can improve their technical mtb skills, tackling rocky and uneven ground, roots and ruts and and technical trails. Less frequent riders, who might shy away from hill climbing or be anxious about coping with long distances, no longer need to worry. In other words, e-bikes are fun for the young and the old, for those that feel fit and also for those who are feeling a little out of shape. However you class yourself, we have an e-bike ride to suit you.
CUBE Reaction Hybrid Pros - Specification
Our e-bikes are the adaptable hardtail CUBE Reaction Hybrid Pros. They are built around the superbly efficient Bosch CX drive system. The electric motor has 4 power settings, from Eco to Turbo, powered by a 500 watt battery. In simple terms, this means that you have the power to cope with every situation for longer distances. For the technically minded, our e-bikes have accurate-steering, Suntour suspension forks and light, grippy 2.6 inch Schwalbe tyres. They have a Shimano 10 speed transmission with a new wide-range 11-42T cassette and powerful hydraulic disc brakes. From the first pedal stroke to the last, our e-bikes will help you on your way.
Our Leisure electric bike day tours take things faily easy, with distances from 24km up to 65km. Choose from exploring Ronda's many sights, wine-tasting at a local bodega or visiting some traditional white villages. The rides use quiet roads and unsurfaced tracks and are designed for self-guiding, so you can take things at your own pace, stopping to enjoy the scenery and sights as you go, with time for lunch if you wish. Whilst they all include some ascent, of course the e-bikes take the strain on the hills. Also available guided. See Leisure Electric Bike Day Tours here.
Our e-bikes can also be used for any of our multi-day cycling holidays - Self Guided Cycling Tours.
e-MTB for Mountain Bikers
Our e-MTB rides are a chance to take the e-bikes off-road and enjoy their capabilities when faced with challenging hill climbs and technical terrain. The e-MTB rides are graded accorded to fitness/effort level and technical mtb skills requirement and are mainly guided, as they explore less easy-to-navigate areas and require support driver. Some of them ride out from Ronda whilst others explore the mountains behind the Costa del Sol, perfect for guests staying on the coast near Marbella, Puerto Banus, San Pedro and Estepona. Some of the local Ronda rides are also available self-guided. See e-MTB Rides here.
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Will I be fit enough?
Our e-bike routes are designed for leisure cyclists right through to experienced XC mountain bikers. There are hills and mountains throughout the region which need to be tackled but we keep distances manageable and within the range capabilities of our e-bikes, particularly on routes where less experienced riders will require more assistance from the e-bike. To ride our challenging routes you will require a good level of fitness on the bike.
Just remember that in summer, higher temperatures can make cycling seem harder so taking this into consideration is strongly advised when choosing a route.
What to Bring?
- We supply bikes, helmets and water bottles.
- Footwear - Trainers or firm soled shoes. No open toed sandals or flip flops.
- Clothing - Loose, comfortable clothing or sportswear. Thin layers are better than 1 thick top as they are easier to remove during the ride if you get warm. Padded cycling shorts and cycling gloves will help to make your ride more comfortable but are not necessary. A thin windproof jacket is advisable on rides which go higher into the mountains or include long downhil sections (see individual ride details).
- Rucksacks - Optional, to carry spare clothes, suncream etc. Essential for longer rides in the summer when you will need to bring extra water. No bags allowed hanging from the handle bars.
- Snacks - Refreshment stops usually scheduled for the end of your ride and also midway for longer rides. Bring your own if you will need something else to keep you going (particularly famillies with children as they tend to need re-fuelling mid-ride!)
- Other - sunglasses, suncream!
- extra body layers with long sleeves (thin thermal tops are great)
- leggings or cycling tights
- light waterproof/windproof jacket
- neck scarf / snood (great as sweat bands in the summer and for warmth in the winter)