Verena Stuflesser, e-bike pioneer at ADLER Spa Dolomiti Resort
The popularity of electric bikes has undoubtedly revolutionised the world of cycling. In view of this continuing trend, we now offer specially designed programmes in all our ADLER destinations. South Tyrol and Tuscany are bike-friendly regions offering a gorgeous mix of nature, culture and traditions – which our guests can now explore in a gentle, sustainable way thanks to tailored e-bike programmes. In the ADLER Spa Resorts & Lodges, we offer a variety of E-MTB group tours on selected trails several times a week, as well as top-of-the-line Bianchi e-bikes for hire and personalised expert advice for guests wishing to explore the surroundings on their own.
Mauro Pieri e Giulio De Angelis, bike specialists at ADLER Spa Thermae Resort
Not only a great piece of sports equipment, the e-bike is an eco-friendly, quiet and healthy means of transport that is fully in tune with the current Zeitgeist and perfectly suited for exploring Val d'Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our area is a coveted destination among cyclists, and the ADLER Spa Resorts & Lodges make an ideal base for a bike holiday. Among these rolling hills, where silence and deceleration set the tone, countless paths lead over gentle ups and downs stretching for miles and miles. The views are magnificent, and many local attractions – like the Vitaleta chapel, which stands alone on a bare hill – can only be visited by bike or on foot. We have recently introduced a new highlight: an evening e-bike tour including an aperitif at the Tenuta Sanoner winery.
Erich Kostner und Georg Welponer, bike guides at the ADLER Lodge Alpe
To those who have never dared to sweat their way up high-altitude trails, e-bikes now afford the chance to explore the unique scenery of the Dolomites more extensively and almost without effort. And because e-bikes can provide adjustable levels of support, they make it much easier for couples and groups to enjoy a ride together without anyone being left behind… or breathless. You can make it as easy or challenging as you wish, for example by pedalling leisurely at the foot of Mt. Sassolungo or tackling more punchy trails – like the one to the Puflatsch, one of the most spectacular vantage points on the Alpe di Siusi plateau.
Dominik Pellegrin is in charge of the outdoor activity programme at ADLER Lodge Ritten
E-bikes enable guests to ride longer distances, climb higher and tackle more varied trails – in short, have more fun. Even the more sporty cyclists, who were rather sceptical to begin with, are increasingly taking advantage of the electric boost to better explore the vastness of the Renon plateau when we are out on guided tours. The health benefits remain unaffected: you still keep fit and burn lots of calories while putting less strain on the joints. And for those who need extra motivation, there are refreshments at the Feltuner hut on arrival!
Safety comes first, of course. Before the start of every tour, we always offer a briefing on the correct e-cycling technique, showing guests how to handle the gearshift to adjust their performance level (Sport, Eco, Tour and Turbo mode), keep an eye on battery life, brake correctly and dismount from the bike comfortably.
Get ready for unforgettable bike adventures with us and discover the many advantages of e-biking for yourself!
The ADLER Bike Team
Verena, Mauro, Giulio, Erich, Georg und Dominik