Before you set off on your E-Bike a little preparation is essentialto ensure you enjoy an fantastic day in the saddle
Select a suitable route
Inform yourself about the route beforehand, then you can plan your tour more effectively. For example, if the route covers a longer distance, you’ll need to take more food and drink with you. When it comes to selecting a route that is suitable as regards difficulty and uphill and downhill gradients, e-bikers who are not already acquainted with the terrain should seek the advice of a professional guide here in the Olympiaregion Seefeld. The guides are experienced in tailoring tours to ensure that every e-biker enjoys a fun-filled day. Furthermore, if you plan your day’s e-biking early enough, you can prepare yourself physically too. With enough sleep the day before, some warming-up and stretching exercises before you set off and plenty to drink in your rucksack, you’re ideally prepared for an eventful day in the saddle.
Ensure you pack enough provisions
Selecting a suitable tour and packing plenty to eat and drink are two preparatory measures that go hand in hand. The amount of provisions you take with you depends on your route, on the weather forecast and on the amount of physical exertion required. If you’re tackling a route with little shade during the warm summer months in particular, it’s vital to take regular breaks and drink lots of water.
Select an e-bike to suit your individual body frame
Choosing a comfortable bike to suit your physical stature and individual needs is the be-all and end-all when it comes to preparing for a day’s e-biking. If the seat is too high and your legs don’t reach the ground, you run the danger of being unable to keep your balance when you stop. If you don’t have your own e-bike the Olympiaregion Seefeld has numerous rental outlets where you can borrow one for as long or short a period as you like. In addition to safety, expert advice on selecting the ideal e-bike for your personal needs takes top priority.
Ensure the battery is fully charged
If you’re renting an e-bike then this is already taken care of, but if you’re planning a tour with your own e-bike it’s essential that you check that the battery is fully charged. If you’re planning to cover a longer distance, in particular, it’s advisable to ensure that you have battery power right through to the end of the tour. That way you can be sure of finishing your tour even if you ‘run out of your own steam’.
Take sun protection
On account of the headwind when you cycle, and if you’re sweating too, it’s easy to forget how strongly the sun is shining on your skin. In order to avoid unpleasant, painful sunburn, it’s important to rub on plenty sun cream on all exposed skin areas before you set off on your tour and to take the sun cream with you too. You need to be extra vigilant about protecting your skin during the summer months when the sun is at its strongest.
Get expert advice
If you rent an e-bike from one of the local outlets professional advice and tour recommendations from the expert staff and guides who work there is all part and parcel of the service. Professional information and tips are essential in helping you to prepare for your day’s e-biking in the great outdoors.
Take weather conditions into account
During the summer months in particular, weather conditions in the Alps can be unpredictable. Thunderstorms with heavy rain can develop within minutes. Therefore, it’s vital that you heed weather forecasts and keep a close eye on the sky in order to be able to react quickly if necessary. If you know the expected weather conditions for the day of your tour it’s easier to prepare appropriately as regards clothing, sun protection and provisions.
Don’t overestimate your abilities and plan realistic, achievable distances
Is it quite a while since you undertook your last bike tour? Or are you still relatively inexperienced in e-biking? If that’s the case it’s essential that you take your fitness level realistically into account. You’ll probably feel particularly eager and motivated before your first e-bike tour, but you should, nonetheless, plan a distance that is within your ability. Initially you should steer clear of long-distance tours and concentrate on gaining experience first. Besides, e-bike tours are much more rewarding and fun when you actually manage to achieve your goals.
Wear appropriate clothing and protection
In addition to protecting your skin with sun cream, protecting the rest of your body is equally important. In case of falling from your bike, knee and elbow pads and a helmet offer reliable protection helping you feel safe and confident throughout the tour. Protective gear should be top of the list for every biker since it greatly reduces the risk of injury.
Allow enough time for relaxing and enjoying your day
OK, maybe you want to push yourself and test your stamina and endurance. But after all that thigh-burning exercise, remember to allow enough time for resting and relaxing. When you’ve reached your goal there’s nothing more enjoyable than a refreshing drink in one of the mountain huts or simply lying down on a lush green pasture and listening to the sounds of nature.