There are at least 10 great reasons we chose the very best e-bikes for you to enjoy your day cycling, and why we are sure you will love them as much as we do. Find out what they are!
1) Easy start on uphills
Our e-bikes have a twist grip acelerator that gets the motor going at low speed, to help you start pedaling on steeper uphills with a gentle boost of power.
2) Low center of gravity
Which means you don't have to worry about an unstable and top heavy bike and can enjoy a stable ride.
3) Powerful disc brakes
Keep safe and in control on event the steepest descents with powerful but smooth front and rear disc brakes.
4) Easy Shifting 7 Speed
Gear shifting doesn't come easier than this, and 7 gears are all you need on our powerful e-bikes.
5) Led Lights Front & Rear
Stayed out a little after sunset? No need to worry, powerful front and rear LED lights will see you home safely.
6) Long Range Battery
Battery should last at least 50 km range at maximum assistance, up to 88 km with lowest assistance, depending on rider weight.
7) Comfortable saddle
Wide and cushioned saddle means you can enjoy more time on the bike with a lot more comfort.
8) Comfortable Geometry
Our bikes come in one size only, with an adjustable seat post and are recommended to fit bicycle riders from 163 cm - 188 cm.
9) Low Frame
The ladies love them and the boys do too, especially when hoping on and off your bike around town.
10) Easy Rolling extra wide Fatbike tires
Wider tires mean easy handling and comfortable cycling, even on cobbles or unpaved roads.
Park E Bike electric bicycle rentals and tours are all about offering cyclists and non-cyclists alike the unique opportunity and the freedom to silently explore the undiscovered in one of the most charismatic locations in southern Europe.
One of of goals is to really promote clean, sustainable transport that is viable to all types of travelers visiting the UNESCO heritage site of Sintra: e-Bikes! On a recent Park E Bike day trip a client told us that in the 5 years he has lived in Portugal he had never seen so much of Sintra as on his e-bike day trip: "I love the sense of freedom, there were things I had never even noticed".
I love the sense of freedom, there were things I had never even noticed
We make sure our E-bikes are perfectly suited to a broad range of people, from the expert cyclist to the occasional bicycle rider to ensure maximum comfort, enjoyment and fun on our e-bike tours and rentals. With powerful electric motors and a long range battery, you can explore from the forests to the Atlantic ocean and cycle back on a single charge.
All the Park E Bike staff are locals, and we want to preserve the natural allure of Sintra by helping visitors tread lightly along the small roads and lanes, as they discover a world class travel destination. Come and join us!
Park E Bike is now a "Clean & Safe" certified business! We are following the strict Health & Safety guidelines mandated by the National Health & Tourism Institutes of Portugal. What does this mean for you if you plan on cycling in Sintra on one of our E-Bikes?
Park E Bike is doing everything to ensure your experience is not only fun and unforgettable, but also clean and safe from Corona-virus. Specifically:
Training for all employees
All Employees received specific information and / or training on:
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The following information is available for all customers:
The weather may be changeable, but spring flowers are going strong - from the Atlantic coast to the parks of Sintra you can see examples of stunning wild flowers as well as wisteria, camellias, azaleas and Rhododendrons in full bloom.
If you are in the Lisbon area this spring, hop on a train to Sintra - bring a camera, jump on a no sweat bike tour and have a great day out!
A couple of days ago we were sent a wonderful little picture taken near the Pena Palace in Sintra, around 1890.
The caption on the photo had the following in Portuguese:
"On the picture from left to right
José de Mello, José de Sena, the Marchioness of Beautiful, Afonso, Benjamin Pinto, the Queen Mother Maria Pia (roughly in her 50's) and Alfredo Albuquerque on a bicycle outing in the Serra de Sintra.
I am told that this ride was on the road from Cascais to Colares, after Malveira, Alcabideche en route to Penha Longa, through the pine forest and then Estoril, returning by road from Sintra.
It seems that these trips were frequent in 1893."
If those sturdy ladies and gents in bloomers and on single speed bicycles enjoyed it so, image the fun of being able to cycle the Sintra hills without breaking a sweat. Recreate their rides in a part of the world that has thankfully been keep very much as it was all those years ago!
Some of the unique fine art pieces and palaces in Sintra are now on available for online viewing thanks to Google's Art Project. At at time when people are unable to travel due to Corona virus restrictions, that's pretty cool!
That's right, you can now see a selection of some of the signature artworks from the comfort of your desk chair or mobile device.
Google's tool offers you a chance to scan through works of art from around the world and perhaps find the one that you find most engaging, so you know exactly what to look for and make the most of your precious travel time.
It is also a godsend to all those who are for any reason unable to travel physically to witness first hand such artistic delights.
If this all seems a little too digital and inane and you are more of a tactile person, then take the trip out to Sintra and see these splendid artworks for yourself.
The updated facilities of the Moorish Castle in Sintra make the visit more fun for everyone from couples to families travelling to Sintra. Coffee shops, panoramic views, access to recently uncovered silos and areas of archaeological research, as well as a shop, availability of binoculars, and completely renovated paths. The Moorish castle is more engaging than ever, but still offering the best views in Sintra. Choose the most enjoyable way to get around and cycle up to the Castle on our King of the Hill, No Sweat e-Bike Tour.
We have had a lot of people ask us what an E-Bike is really all about - Is it not cheating? Where is the throttle? How fast can I go? Here's what you need to know.
In short, the E Bike makes hilly rides accessible to unseasoned riders, and allows seasoned riders to enjoy all the fun of cycling, without breaking a sweat - which is great if you want to visit multiple destinations on your day out without walking around in your cycle gear! I say this as a seasoned mountain biker who loves nothing more that hitting the Sintra trails.
Our electric bicycles have been very carefully chosen to be easy and comfortable to ride along the scenic but sometimes steep and windy roads around Sintra. With a low centre of gravity and wide, 26" tires, our e-Bikes offer a great cycling experience to riders of any level.
Why go electric? Because it's fun, clean and easy! The added power means you can easily cover any of our tour routes in a day, allowing plenty of time to visit the beautiful parks, palaces and monuments in between - all without breaking a sweat.
If you are visiting Sintra or have friends on their way, do everyone a real favour and ask them to leave their car at home. Parking is expensive and sparse and the old streets were not designed with vehicles other than horse carriages in mind.
Sintra: a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of the most attractive royal towns in Portugal and certainly one of the most popular destinations.
When the monarchs first put Sintra on the map, in their bid to escape the summer heat of Lisbon, cars were not even a distant dream - today they can be a real world nightmare in the town center.
If you are visiting from Lisbon for the day, consider taking a train to Sintra and going on foot instead of driving.
If walking is not your favorite thing, you can always take the 434 bus to visit the beautiful Pena Palace and Moorish castle. Be warned that in summer time the 434 bus queue can be such that some visitors have to wait for the next bus.
Without any doubt though, the most environmentally conscious way to explore is on foot.
But the most enjoyable way to cover the distance between the parks and palaces is by bicycle! With an electric assisted E-bike, you get the all the fun and freedom of cycling without the effort of pedal pushing up the hills of Sintra, and you will have no trouble at all to find parking. Enjoy!