E-Bike

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E-Bike

With pedal-assisted bikes, often called electric bikes or e-bikes, travelling by bike is easy and it can be done everyone, even for those who have never considered this type of means as a way of getting around.

You don’t have to be very fit and you can easily find the right balance between minimal effort and a healthy amount of exercise. With the help of the motor, you will be able to enjoy going up hill.

A trip on an e-bike is the best and easiest way to experience nature and see the most beautiful landscapes.

From the sea to the mountains, from the hills to the valleys, with expert tour guides, you will truly enjoy biking in the most sustainable way possible surrounded by nature without worrying about getting tired and while being aware that the electric motor will kick into action giving your wheels the right push whenever you need it.

Useful tips for riding e-bikes

Your clothing should allow you to pedal freely without any obstacles and they should be made out of breathable materials. Riding a bike, even a pedal-assisted bike, involves physical exercise and everything that comes along with it. Therefore you should consider ergonomic clothing made out of technical material and dressing in layers is the best option.

Base layer: as this layer touches your skin, it needs to allow your skin to breath correctly. The weight and  thickness will vary depend on the season.

Second or mid-layer: there are many different factors. it You could wear one or more layers, such as long-sleeved shirts in different thicknesses. Waistcoat jackets or technical jackets for different seasons are also suitable. A windproof layer could also be useful.

Third layer:  the most outer layer is usually a waterproof and windproof jacket. The most common jackets are made out of Goretex or other similar materials. They should be light so that once they are folded they won’t take up much space.

For the lower half of your body, you can find different types of options available such as normal length trousers, shorts, and tight or loose fitting shorts. The most important factor to consider is the quality of the lining of the seat of the trousers or shorts.

Your socks should be chosen careful especially in the colder months. Look for socks that you will maintain temperatures at low temperatures.

Gloves are definitely important in cycling and there are many different types that exist for both summer and winter months. When choosing for winter gloves, make sure they are windproof and maintain body temperatures.

Helmets must be worn in all cycling activities offered by Dimensione Attiva, and they must be specifically for cycling. It will be possible to rent a helmet if you do not have one.

Ergonomically built backpacks that are stable even during typical cycling movements. Its capacity should range between 10 to 20 litres. Backpacks with built-in hydration packs are useful.

Footwear: there are different types of shoes available, such as the ones that attach to the pedal or others without, depending on the type of pedal used. Normally, bike rentals have a universal pedal and light trekking shoes are suitable. Always keep in mind the climate while doing the activity.

A backpack cover in case it rains.

For the safety of the individual when cycling, the cyclist should always be visible even when there is little lighting, so we recommend choosing appropriate clothing and using reflective trim or highlights.

When biking on a descent it is possible to reach a high speed, so it is a good idea to consider how the wind will affect the perceived temperature.

Accessories to keep in your backpack

Sunglasses are an indispensable accessory in cycling; they protect you from insects, dust, wind and sun and they should not be underestimated.  Wraparound styles are best as they also protect laterally. Once worn they should stay firmly in place. The lighting conditions will influence your choice of lenses. It is possible to buy photochromic lenses that lighten or darken on exposure to different types of light.

Staying hydrated during activities is essential. Hydration packs incorporated into backpacks are very useful when riding e-bikes. In hotter places or climates, you can increase your quantity of liquids and perhaps add electrolytes to your drinks.

Packing food is very personal and you need to consider your needs and tastes.  Keep in mind that dinner will be served in the various tourist facilities (i.e. hotels) hosting us, so the food that we are talking about regards the meals that you will eat during the outings. You should therefore choose the food and the quantities keeping in mind that a heavy backpack could have a negative impact on your cycling trip. So it’s a good idea to evaluate the quantities, weights and sizes. Energy bars are a good option because they take up little space while providing an adequate amount of energy. If you choose more traditional foods, it’s better to choose foods rich in carbohydrates.

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