E-Bike? How does this work?
An E-Bike is a regular bicycle with pedals, but it is equipped with an e-motor and a battery. You pedal like on a regular bicycle, but once you start pedalling, the e-motor kicks in and gives you a extra-boost. Once you stop pedalling the e-motor stops and you just roll. You can demand the motor power with a little button on the handle bar.
Via this little button you can choose between assistance levels OFF, ECO, TOUR, SPORT and TURBO. Just raise the assistance level of the powerful BOSCH electric motor if it comes to inclines, or turn the help completely off. The support completely stops if you exceed the speed of 25km/h, so you will never be accelerated “endlessly”.
Please be aware that E-Bikes are forbidden by Swiss law for people under 16 years of age.
Is this the right bike for me?
Yes, if you want to take kids and/or teens along.
The cargo e-bike can take two small kids, each should not be taller than 100cm / 3’3″ and weigh below 20 kg.
The Yuba long-tail bike can carry one kid in the child seat (max 100cm / 3’3″, max 20 kg) and one teen or small adult.
For both cargo bikes it’s important that the person steering the bike is a safe and experienced bicyclist.
Do I fit on this bicycle?
These bikes come in one frame size. The person steering the bikes should be between 1.70mts and 1.90mts / 5’7″ and 6’3″
Good for paved roads: Yes
Good for forest paths: flat Yes, uneven/bumpy No
Good for steep forest trails? No
Child seat can be fitted? Yes
Possible durations and prices
Duration in Hours
|1/2 hour||NOT possible|
|1 hour||CHF 30.-
|2 hours||CHF 40.-|
|3 hours||CHF 50.-|
|4 hours||CHF 60.-|
Students and hostel guests receive a discount of 3.- CHF for rentals from 2 hours or longer.
Please be aware that “whole day” doesn’t mean 24 hours, but from opening to closing time of our bike center. Rentals over night are possible on request. Once we know if your hotel/hostel does have a safe lockable room for bicycles, overnight rentals are possible.
Do I need a reservation or can I just come by?
Of course you can just come to our shop and try to rent the bike/s you want. We have a huge selection of bicycles and usually we have availability. But it can happen during peak times that the bicycles you need are already rented out. So if you want to play safe, it’s always better to request the desired bicycles.
For the cargo e-bike we definitely recommend a reservation.
Enter your request here for all bikes you’d like to rent. We will review it and send you an offer with the exact prices