Power to the Pedal
Perhaps the legs don’t have the get up and go they once had, or more likely, the destination you’d love to pedal features some overly imposing undulations along the way. Well, fear not as Butterfield & Robinson rides to the rescue by introducing electric-assisted bikes (or ‘e-bikes’) to our European fleet. Travellers now have the opportunity to request the use of these bikes wherever we travel in Europe.
Trust us when we say that this isn’t a decision we’ve taken lightly. For starters, though, don’t mistake these e-bikes for the scourge that are mopeds, which in our opinion have about as much to do with actual pedalling as they do sleek style. No, these are definitely a different breed of transportation as we’ve sourced the Scott E-Venture, the best e-bikes on the market.
These stylish bikes feature nine-gears along with three assist options, as well as a state-of-the-art Bosch battery and drive train, which is located down the centre of the bike to create the most stable ride possible. They plug in at night and ensure you’re ready to roll come morning.
That means there’s no compromising on having as active a holiday as you want while getting a little boost when you need it most. The way we see it, they’re designed to flatten the hills and ease the challenge of those all too common ascents that define many of our European itineraries. Yes, be damned you mighty hills! You’ll confidently and comfortably scale those lofty heights from southern France to Tuscany to the Dalmatian Coast, and do it all in that classic B&R style that you’ve always loved.
What’s more, this is the perfect opportunity to introduce the world of B&R to any of those friends who have commonly begged off one of our adventures with excuses of fitness or fatigue. What a great way to see the (hillier) world: pedalling a part of Europe that you did not think possible and seeing it in luxurious style as only B&R delivers. Power to the people we say!
Please be aware that these e-bikes will be available on a first come, first served request and that there will be a modest upgrade fee for using them. Well worth it, we think, as wherever you cast your wanderlust in Europe with B&R, our e-bike fleet means that there truly ain’t no mountain high enough to keep you from where you want to go.