Almost as good as flying
Experiencing the mountains while cycling – for a long time, this was only a good combination for the well-trained amongst us. Thanks to the e-bike, all that has changed now – it is now easier to scale greater heights and cycle through the countryside, such as on a nippy tour from Lake Constance to Piz Buin.
HINT: E-Bike tour from Lake Constance to Piz Buin
The 100km tour from Bregenz (400m) to Gaschurn in the Montafon (980m) takes participants all over Vorarlberg. Those in a more leisurely vein can opt for some sightseeing and an overnight, or take shortcuts by railway, while ambitious cyclists can extend the tour and wind their way up the Silvretta high-alpine road to Bielerhöhe heights at 2,000m and the Wiesbadner lodge at the foot of Piz Buin, the highest summit in Vorarlberg.
E-Biking in Montafon
Four e-bike rental stations and 30 charging or battery exchange stations have been set up in recent years in Montafon. Using this environmentally friendly way of transport, you can either choose your own route or take part in guided daily tours. An example of a particularly awesome trip would be the e-mountain bike tour to the far end of Gauertal valley, one of the most picturesque spots in the Alps, with the Drei Türme mountain range towering above.
Guided E-Bike tours in Bregenzerwald
- Guided e-bike tours are run from early July to mid-September in Damüls in Bregenzerwald on Wednesdays, with a minimum of six participants. The price is EUR 85 per person and includes a rental bike, the guide and a snack. www.damuels.travel
- E-bike workshops and guided tours are available also at Bike School Bregenzerwald. There is a choice of several dates and outings per week. www.die-bike-schule.at (German only)
Guided E-Bike tours in the Kleinwalsertal
- The guided e-bike beginners’ tour in the Kleinwalsertal takes participants up to a mountain shelter where, once arrived, they can regain their strengths eating Riebel, a corn meal-based sweet dish popular in Vorarlberg. Arranged from 17 May to 1 November, the tour costs EUR 23.50, including the Riebel dish and a hot drink, or EUR 59.50 (including e-bike rental).
- On Tuesdays, you can join an e-bike tour to an organic farm in the Kleinwalsertal. Organised from 14 May to 29 October, the tour takes about 2.5 hours and costs EUR 15 per person, snacks on the farm included, plus EUR 33.50 to rent an e-bike.