E-Bikes

Discover the Fun of Cycling!

Our bicycle selection includes electric bicycles. Read below to find out more about the pros and cons to cycling with E-Bikes and the difference between E-Bikes and "Pedelecs".

Pros and Cons

Cycling with an E-Bike is loads of fun and there are several advantages to it.

Pros
  • Quicker
  • Comfortable seating position
  • Better mobility
  • Less strenuous
  • More fun on longer tours
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Practically noiseless
  • Suitable for all ages
Cons
  • E-bikes are heavier than regular bicycles 
  • They take some getting used to
  • When roads are wet or slippery, the front wheel may spin too quickly and not grip the road well.

The Difference Between Electric Bikes and Pedelecs

It's important to know the difference between electric bicycles and pedelecs.

What is a pedelec?

Pedelec stands for Pedal Electric Cycle. While pedalling the rider gets additional power from the electric drive system.

How does a pedelec work?

The control of the motor output of a pedelec is linked to the rider's pedalling contribution by means of a movement or power sensor. In other words: the electric motor is activated as soon as the rider starts pedalling and deactivated as soon as the rider stops pedalling. EU guidelines allow pedelecs to be built with a speed capacity of max. 25 km/hr

Overall, the pedelec has a similar behaviour to a standard bicycle. The motor augments your power; it doesn't replace it. You don't need to switch on a throttle so the riding feels very normal.

Experience a beautiful bicycle holiday in Germany by pedelec!

What is an E-Bike?

An e-bike is an electric bicycle with an electric motor used to power the vehicle. E-bikes use rechargeable batteries.

How does an E-Bike work?

In contrast to pedelecs, there is no pedalling required. The pedals and the motor are independent of each other so you can pedal as much or as little as you like. Germany requires you to have an operating license to ride one. E-bikes can travel up to 20 km / 12 mi per hour.

Whether E-bike or pedelec – Have fun on your 


Tipps for tours with an E-Bike

Gerne geben wir Ihnen auch ein paar Tipps für das Fahren mit E-Bikes mit. Aus Sicherheitsgründen empfehlen wir daher bei Benutzung eines Elektrofahrrades oder eines Pedecles immer einen Helm zu tragen. Auch wenn für beide keine gesetzliche Helmpflicht besteht, empfehlen wir einen aus Sicherheitsgründen zu tragen.

Fahren Sie sich ein! Die erste Fahr auf einem Elektrofahrrad mag für Sie ungewohnt sein. Daher drehen Sie zunächst ein zwei Runden mit einem E-Bike, um sich an das Fahrgefühl zu gewöhnen. Wie bei konventionellen Fahrrädern gilt bei E-Bikes ebenfalls zunächst die Sitzpositionen auf den Körper anzupassen, bevor man eine Radreise unternimmt. Nehmen Sie sich dafür genügend Zeit. Unter Räder finden Sie weitere Informationen zu unserem Fahrradangebot.

3 Sunny Islands - Group Tour - Explore the three islands of Hiddensee, Rügen, and Usedom by E-Bike.