Could an E-Bike Liberate Your Motorhome Travels?

Motorhome carrying bicycles on the highway

Motorhome carries electric bikes on the highway through the mountainsAny owner of a motorhome can attest to the feelings of freedom it allows you along your travels. Giving you the comforts of home while letting you discover plenty of new sights and terrain, it’s no wonder that more and more holiday-goers are (quite literally) jumping on the bandwagon.

While caravans and motorhomes offer a fun and economic way to explore the UK and Europe, they can be far from ideal for nipping around the local towns and villages. Taking the motorhome for a five-minute drive down the local shops or market is not always as simple as it sounds, particularly on those small country lanes. That’s why more motorists are investing and bringing along their electric bikes for the ride!

Case Study: Hugh & Barbara

Hugh and Barbara Emsley did just that when they embarked on a summer holiday across Europe in their motorhome. Traversing France, Spain and Portugal, they took full advantage of the flexibility their vehicle gave them. Their VOLT™ Metros gave the added bonus of being able to explore more areas inaccessible to other vehicles.

The whole trip was better with the bikes because you can set up in a location and then tour on the bikes,” Hugh explained. “This saves having to pack up the vehicle every time you want to go sightseeing. Also, the freedom to effortlessly cycle through remote regions in the knowledge that you have the facility to get you home when you get tired makes exploring much more pleasant.

Motorhome with VOLT electric bikes

Among their favourite routes were the cycle paths of Ile de Re, an island off the west coast of France, and the Spanish mountains. Their foldable e-bikes allowed them to visit street markets, wayside cafes and plenty other sites along the way. Not to mention, they made it easier to conquer otherwise challenging climbs.

Cycling the high sierras of northern Spain down into the valleys along very steep downhill hairpins to reach tiny remote villages is an amazing experience…

It is all the more pleasant when you know that the motor on the bike is there to help you back up the hairpins.”

VOLT Metro electric bikes on Ile de Re, France

Despite the couple’s extensive travels, the eBikes’ motor and batteries delivered reliable power throughout their journey.

We tried hard to find the limits of the batteries, but we always arrived home with power remaining, despite travelling more than 50 kilometres on occasion up and down some severe gradients.

The Metros’ easy folding also made transportation a breeze between each location. Hugh found that their simplicity and convenience made moving between campsites all the more enjoyable.

We are often stopped by people interested in the bikes, and they particularly like the ease of folding and storing the bikes.

 Our folding electric bike range offers a whole host of benefits to motorhome and caravan adventurers. Compact, efficient and stylish, once you invest, you’ll never leave home without it!

Foldable eBikes

The Metro is one of our bestselling models; its popularity is across the aboard. From busy commuters to retired leisure-seekers, this great bike appeals to all. For those who like a bit of colour and vibrancy, this year we have released the limited-edition Metro Blue.
 
The Metro LS offers the same great features a the original with a smaller step-through frame. Its ergonomic design makes it easier to jump on and off the bike.
 
The Axis is one of the first folding ebikes to feature Shimano STEPS technology and is one of the highest-spec’d foldable pedelecs available in the UK. Featuring a crank drive motor, a Carbon Belt Drive system and 60-plus-mile battery, this is one of the most sophisticated rides you will experience.
 
For those you prefer a little off-roading while on tour, you’ll find our hybrid and electric mountain bike range offer an exciting alternative. You can find out more on our range page.
 

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Cyclist standing with an electric bike on the road