The idea of touring a wine region on a bike has appealed to many of us. The slower pace let’s us take in the scenery and aromas of the stunning vinicultural countryside. You can’t get a real appreciation for the smell of fresh fertilizer mixed with blossoming lavender from inside a car and arriving at a winery on a bike is far more satisfying than unloading from a tour bus. Pack a picnic and explore the side roads. Throw down a blanket between the vines and sleep off that lunchtime Cabernet.
There are of course a few things to consider and a little planning will pay off. First up there’s the distance between wineries. You may have your top 10 cellars permanently tattooed on your arm but to visit them all in one afternoon may require a sports car rather than a bike.
This is where an eTrike can help. Cruising at up to 32kms per hour gives you greater flexibility with your route planning. Not only can you cover greater distances but you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete with legs of steel.
Now, what to take? Well in the handlebar basket you can pack a picnic, a spare jacket and maybe a small blanket. But what if you want to buy some of the wine you taste?
Your eTrike is equipped with a sturdy rear basket that has room for a full case of your favourite wines. Some of our eTrikes come with a custom made zip up Cooler bag for the rear basket so you can even keep your chardonnay chilled.
Don’t forget there’s also room on the handlebars for your cell phone which of course is kept charged all day by plugging into the USB port on your eTrike.
So next time you are planning a trip to your favourite wine region load up an eTrike and experience the nectar of the gods with all your senses.