Enthusiasts from all over the world will descend on the Swiss mountain resort of Verbier to take part in the world’s biggest 100% E-bike event. The festival offers all levels of riders the opportunity to trial the bikes individually as well as quiz the professionals on the details of E-biking.
All participants will be able to enjoy the range of activities planned to include concerts, barbecues, professional rider get-togethers, food and refreshing drinks on the terraces, daily between 9am to 6pm.
The Verbier E-bike Festival has a host of activities dedicated to road, downhill, and cross-country disciplines. It’s a perfect opportunity to try out an E-bike for the first time among the Alps’ most majestic mountains. Access to the trial area costs £11.50 and allows visitors to test as many E-bikes as they like on Verbier’s world-class trail system. A benefit of E-bikes is that the hybrid of manual and electric power serves as an equaliser for riders of different abilities. Families, couples and friends with varying levels of fitness can now ride together without anyone having to slow down or be left behind.
With activities ranging from gastro-cycle tours, full-day discovery tours, scenic races and even a race for kids, the festival offers something for everyone. The adjustable motor assistance on the E-bikes make routes accessible to a variety of riders and the cycle tours range from short 10-minute loops to 100 km endures against the clock, catering to all abilities.
Hop on an E-bike and experience an itinerary through the Val de Bagne’s culinary delights and traditions.The Rando Gourmande is an E-bike tour which takes visitors on to enjoy produce from some of the region’s finest chefs and bakers; sampling Swiss delicacies in the stunning natural scenery where they were created. Tours, which are available guided or taken independently, offer a fantastic way to explore the mountains. Costs £53 pp (without E-bike hire) and £76 pp (including E-bike hire).
Fitness enthusiasts have the chance to take on timed enduros with 38 km, 66 km and 100 km options. Full day E-bike rental costs £23.
Discovery Tour: Half-day and full-day rides that take you on any every level of bike trail; these tours also feature stops at local restaurants (guided and non-guided tours available). A full-day discovery tour costs £37.50 pp.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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