Top 10 E-Bike Rides Around the World – You Don’t Have To Be A Cyclist

By Deanne Revel / Posted on July 8, 2018

You don’t have to be a professional cyclist to enjoy a biking tour. Pedal-assist or electric bikes do the work for you so you can just enjoy the ride. From biking California’s historic Highway 1 to cycling through Orc country in New Zealand, here are our favorite tours.

Bali by Bike
Yoga isn’t the only way to center yourself in Bali. Head out on an e-bike tour with Green Bikes Bali and explore the beautiful and peaceful landscape of Jatiluwih. The UNESCO World Heritage site features tropical forests, rice terraces and centuries-old water temples.

Conquer San Francisco Hills
If the idea of walking San Francisco sounds exhausting, hop on an e-bike with Dylan’s Tours for a six-hour cruise around the city’s most popular photo ops. This tour packs in more than a dozen stops, from Chinatown to Haight-Ashbury to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Electric Beach Cruising in Boa Vista
If you’re not into laying out all day, hop on an electric fat tire bike with outdoor and adventure company Boa Vista Kite. The two-hour e-bike tour features picture-perfect beaches, and guides also provide context and information about the Cape Verde island’s culture and history.

Cruise D.C. Monuments at Night
The National Mall and monuments are something to behold any time of day, but at sunset they’re bathed in a golden light that makes them even more moving. And at night these monuments come alive with additional light and water features. Fat Tire Tour’s D.C. Sunset E-bike Tour allows guests to see way more in a couple of hours than by walking. And the leisurely e-bike pace is perfect for reflecting on important memorials.

Bike Through Orc Country
For incredible landscapes, including rocky hills featured in The Lord of the Rings, check out the Otago Central Rail Trail in New Zealand. This nature reserve just outside of Middlemarch is great for cycling, and you can rent an e-bike from Cycle Surgery to cruise the rail trail with ease. After your ride, hit up the bike shop’s coffee bar for Instagram-worthy bicycle latte art.

Cycle Cinque Terre
As if biking past the picture-perfect vistas, teal sea, charming homes and red marble quarries of Cinque Terre weren’t cool enough, the four-hour e-bike tour with Cinque Terre Travel comes with white wine and focaccia bread. Yum!

Bike Big Sur
Why drive when you can bike California’s Highway 1? With Big Sur Adventure’s e-bike tour, you can cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive without breaking a sweat. The ride hugs the beautiful California coast and stops at famous landmarks such as the Lone Cypress, Point Pinos Lighthouse and Lover’s Point.

Pedal Through Angkor Wat
Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park is massive. And there’s so much more to see than just the Instagram-famous Angkor Wat. You could spend a week walking around the Hindu and Buddhist temples and structures. But if you only have a day, rent a bike from Green E-Bike to cruise around the park at a cool 20 kilometers per hour without pedaling. You’ll be able to pack more sights into your trip, dodge the massive tour bus crowds and find unexplored quiet corners.

Barcelona Photography Tour
Knock out two activities in one with Photo Bike Tour Barcelona. The four-hour guided ride stops at all the major highlights for photo opts, from Sagrada Familia to the Gothic Quarter to Barcelona Beach. If you love to Instagram your way through a vacation, this is the tour for you.

Bike Tokyo’s Highlights
Tokyo can be overwhelming, but a great way to get your bearings is biking. Cycling Holiday’s e-bike tours feature guided rides in English that cover a lot of ground in the city. The company offers two three-hour tours with different itineraries. The morning tour visits Ryogoku, the sumo wrestling district, whereas the afternoon ride cruises from the Imperial Palace to the bay. You can also combine both tours for a full day of riding.

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