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E Bike Tours in the Loire Valley France

January 8, 2020

E Bike Tours have been available at Loire Life Cycling since 2018.

We offer an e bike upgrade on our Loire Valley Discovery Cycling Tour and the option has proved a hit!

In addition to investing in the E bikes, we also invested in larger bike trailers to cope with the extra weight and uprated the number of power points in the bike workshop!

E Bike Tours

Gitane E-Bike

Gitane Organ’e E Bike

After  a lot of research, we opted for a Gitane Organ’e E Bike with the drive on the front wheel and an uprated battery, which gives a range of around 70kms.

We opted for this model for the following reasons:

  • With the motor on the front wheel we can make easy puncture repairs
  • Maintenance is easier with only the front wheel being replaced in the event of motor problems
  • There is ample power for the routes on our Loire Valley cycling holidays
  • The easy controls that can be mastered within ten minutes riding

If you’ve not tried an e bike before the initial feeling is odd at first as some invisible and silent force powers you along, but you soon get used to the new sensations.  It’s easy to start enjoying your cycling in the Loire without a care in the world!

Fitted with simple controls, once you feel your legs pushing more than you want, you just up the power meter and the assist kicks in without any hassle.

Of course we tried the max speed and the GPS can confirm that 26kmph is the lawful maximum assist you’ll receive!

One of the most useful additions on this bike? – a USB socket so you can charge your phone on the move!

So the electric bikes are now in our fleet and get booked up quickly on our Loire Valley Cycling Tours.

Join our Loire Valley Bike Tours!

We offer a variety of single-centre Loire Valley cycling holidays from our idyllic location in the Loire Valley France.

Check out our Loire Valley Discovery Tour, our Group/Bespoke Cycling Holidays and our self catered cycling options.

More information

For more information on our e bike take a look at http://www.gitane.fr/organ-e-bike-xs-e-urbain-en-detail-1-31.html .

 

About Author

Jon Lethbridge Jon lives near Saumur in the Anjou region of France, deep in the Loire Valley. Re-discovered cycling when he moved to France and now is an expert in cycling in the Loire Valley, France.
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