Award-winning adventure and small group trip operator Exodus Travels is adding some more buzz to its small group and self-guided cycling trips with a special new promotion – book between Aug. 8 & 31, 2022, for departures between Sept. 1, 2022, and Dec. 31, 2023, and get half-off the price of an e-bike supplement!
“Electric bikes have gone from a niche luxury item to an integral mode of transportation for many people around the world,” says Robin Brooks, Marketing Director at Exodus Travels. “They are equally valuable for cycling trips, taking the strain out of consecutive cycling days while also ideal for couples or groups of friends where one person is an avid cyclist, and the others are not; e-bikes remove barriers for those who want to experience a cycling trip but are worried about keeping up.”
Seeing unprecedented levels of growth over the last couple of years, e-bikes sales were up 145 percent from 2019 to 2020, according to the market research firm NPD Group. And the growth does not seem to be slowing, with Deloitte projecting that between 2020 and 2023, 130 million e-bikes will be sold worldwide.
“A flexible and eco-friendly mode of transportation, e-bikes are a great way to do everything from tackling traffic jams, to exploring rugged coastlines, hilltop villages, and accessing far-reaching coastal views,” continues Brooks. “It’s also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while also providing a seamless way to immerse yourself in a destination.”
A few examples of cycling adventures where travellers can upgrade to an e-bike and take advantage of the current promotion include:
|Cycling the Camino de Santiago New for 2022, this nine-day self-guided cycling journey takes place along one of the most ancient pilgrim routes in the world. It starts at in Leon, the seat of Spanish Kings, full of soaring cathedrals and hushed convents. The route then builds through the Galician countryside, across poppy-sprinkled wheat fields, orchid-rich water meadows, and pine-scented woodland, to a spectacular finale at Santiago de Compostela’s majestic Baroque cathedral, the last resting place of St. James the Apostle.
|Cycling Vietnam Travellers will ride from Saigon in the south to the capital of Hanoi in the north. They will cycle on tarmac roads through colourful fishing villages, folding rice terraces and mountains cloaked in jungle on this expertly guided two-week premium cycling adventure. Shorelines of white sandy beaches await, with time to unwind and recharge on a tropical island at the tranquil Whale Island Resort. Continue to the ancient trading port of Hoi An, home to temples and unique architecture and delve into the peacefulness of rural Vietnam before ascending the thrilling Hai Van Pass, riding along twisting coastal roads that lead to remarkable views before finally experiencing the limestone cliffs of stunning Ha Long Bay for drinks on deck at sunset.
|Cycling the Cape & Winelands Renowned as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Cape Town and its surroundings provide a stunning backdrop for this 12-day guided group cycling tour. Following a unique circular route that highlights the many fantastic sights that the Cape Peninsula has to offer, travellers wind along peaceful roads with little traffic, past the wild coastline and rugger interior, as they discover Table Mountain and have a chance to sample the famous wine from the estates of Stellenbosch. Along with the stunning scenery, rich cultural history, unique flora, and unusual wildlife encounters, guests will also visit Cape Algulhas, the southernmost point of Africa.