E-Bikes in the Mountains
Super-Powered Biking Pleasure
Ever more e-bikers are falling under the spell of South Tyrol’s mountains – and e-biking is a trend drawing many to cycling that also makes some especially demanding tours in the Dolomites possible. There are a large variety of e-bike tours in the Dolomites which are suitable for beginners and advanced riders alike. Experienced e-bike experts are on hand at our partner Intersport Bike Academy and are not only familiar with all the cycle models and charging stations in the region, they are also well-versed in riding etiquette, ensuring that harmony is always preserved between bikers and other guests!
Trained E-Bike Guides
We are there – for you and your bike
Our certified e-bike guides are all experienced, local professionals. Thanks to annual training and perfect knowledge of the area, the excursions they lead become sensational experiences. Their sense of responsibility and expertise also means that they are able to tailor tours to the participants at all times.
In addition, they also offer skills coaching for all levels of ability, give valuable tips on handling electric mountain bikes in the mountains, and can recommend customised tours in the Dolomites. Our experts are qualified e-bike guides who offer professionally led tours on a weekly basis, thus ensuring your safety. They hire out meticulously-serviced electric mountain bikes which are equipped to meet individual needs. Punctures and defects are rectified in our bike workshops, where sufficient plug sockets are also available for charging. When booking a week-long package, novices are also welcome to test our e-bikes for free.
Specialist E-Bike Tours
More power, more kilometres, more fun
We believe that e-bikes have given rise to a new type of sport. Electric mountain bikes break old boundaries. Irrespective of whether you are a beginner or a pro, the additional drive power helps everyone to handle longer distances. We have selected special trails in our mountains for you that do not require the use of lifts. Depending on a person’s bodyweight and level of power assistance, new batteries delivering 500 Wh allow us to cope with elevation gains of up to 1,800 m. From simple valley tours to extreme mountain trials, e-bikes will give you enough thrust to ensure that you are still fit enough for a good glass of wine in the evening.
Our best-known circuit, the e-Sellaronda MTB trail, leads riders around the famous Sella group. We master this trail with spare batteries, making it an unrivalled experience for all mountain biking veterans. More tours can be found HERE.
E-Bike Information: Motors and Batteries
Electric mountain bikes are developing at a dramatic pace. Many manufacturers produce them, but only two have power packages strong enough to withstand the conditions in our mountains: Yamaha and Bosch.
Giant motor: SyncDrive Pro
The smallest, yet extremely powerful, mid-engine is manufactured by Yamaha and tuned by Giant. With 80 Nm of torque, it will reliably push you to the summit of even the steepest stony trails. Despite being one of the most powerful motors on the market, it consumes very little battery. Furthermore, thanks to the five different pedal-assist modes, it is also possible to fine-tune the energy input. This precision adjustment from the SyncDrive Pro is a particular benefit when you need to stop on steep terrain and then start off again. The progressive motor thrust does not ‘tear’ the bike away and you can move off again easily. For us, this is one of the top mid-engines on the market today.
Bosch motor: Performance CX
The Bosch Performance CX is currently the drive motor most often fitted in mountain bikes. With 75 Nm of torque, it is extremely powerful at all pedalling rates. Thanks to the new E-MTB mode, the motor thrust adapts to the terrain, meaning that the steeper it gets, the more drive power it provides. This motor is somewhat larger, which presents additional challenges for bike manufacturers when it comes to frame design. German bike producer Cube has found the best solution to this problem with its elegant engine integration.
E-Bike Hire, Workshop & Shop
Our partner shop, the Intersport Bike Academy with premises in Santa Cristina/St. Christina and Selva Gardena/Wolkenstein in Val Gardena, offers the latest e-bikes every year. As an official test centre for Giant and Cube, it gives guests the opportunity to test and buy the best bikes of the season, or to hire them for guided rides.
Intersport offers sales, rentals, and repairs (it is an authorised FOX Service Centre) as well as a range of accessories.
For prices and online bike hire reservations visit: INTERSPORT BIKE ACADEMY