Your scenic sunset eBike tour of Asheville begins at 99 Riverside Drive in North Asheville. Tours start right around dusk, and the exact start time will vary depending on the time of year. You will be notified of the exact time prior to your tour!
At the shop, you’ll meet your experienced guides, and get oriented with eBikes and eBike safety. Once we hit the road, you’ll cruise through some of Asheville’s most iconic spots, including the Patton and Town mountains. Your guide will treat you to interesting facts about the city of Asheville, steer you toward the best photo ops, and if you’re lucky, you may even encounter some local wildlife. The tour will also include a cruise through downtown Asheville, a quick stop at the historic Grove Park Inn for photos, and a stop in Asheville’s River Arts District. The final stop will take you back to our shop, where you can enjoy a complimentary beverage on our patio.
Prior to your trip, you’ll receive an email/text notification with all the details, including the exact meeting time. Trips will take place rain or shine, and cancellations must be 48 hours in advance. If the weather is especially inclement, we will contact you with alternate arrangements.
All participants will be provided with a Giant Vida eBike and a bike helmet for their trip. The eBikes are equipped with headlights for safe riding after sunset. Folks of all fitness levels can enjoy an easy and fun ride through Asheville’s varied terrain, as the bikes require little exertion. Participants can wear comfortable clothing and should bring a lightweight jacket in case the weather gets cooler after sunset. The bikes do not have storage so participants should bring a backpack or waist pack to store belongings and a snack or a bottle of water.
The Sunset eBike Tour is a tour that is led by experienced guides who are familiar with Asheville and can help you experience the city and surrounding mountains like a local. All of our guides live in the Asheville area and are familiar with both popular spots and unique sites that make Asheville stand out as a favorite vacation getaway. Tours can be tailored to the group’s interests and can create a memorable tour that you’ll love.
The guided eBike tour is a 14-mile, leisurely-paced tour that lasts approximately 2-3 hours and includes plenty of breaks to take photos. The bikes are motorized, allowing participants of all activity levels to experience a fun ride without the work of pedaling through mountainous terrain. The ride will also include a visit to a historic local hotel, the Grove Park Inn for some photo ops, and a complimentary beverage on our shop’s patio.
To provide the best experience and ride possible, groups are limited to a maximum of 10 participants age 16 and up. Trips can be specially arranged for larger groups, but please call in advance.
What is the cancellation policy?
Cancellations are accepted 48 hours or more in advance. It’s better to let us know sooner rather than later so we can discuss options. We will issue a refund for your eBike Tour with 48 hours of notice, or if the tour is canceled due to inclement weather.
How old do you have to be to ride?
Our bike trips are for individuals aged 16 and up.
What if this is my first time on an eBike?
Anyone who has ridden a traditional bike can master an eBike. Before the ride, your guide will walk everyone through eBike usage, safety, and etiquette. Once everyone in the group feels comfortable, the tour shall begin!
Is a Sunset eBike Tour safe?
Safety is the utmost priority at Asheville Adventure Company (with fun making a close second). Your tour guide is tasked with ensuring you understand how to use your eBike and equipment before the ride begins. Your guide will also provide safety instructions if you encounter any wildlife along your ride through the mountainous terrain.
You may encounter wildlife on your tour. Wild turkeys and bears are possibilities, and bears tend to stay away from a boisterous batch of bikers.
Will there be food?
The Sunset eBike Tour does not include a stop for food. We recommend eating breakfast before you arrive for your tour, or bringing your own snacks.
Are water and snacks provided?
No, water and snacks are not provided. If snacks are needed, we recommend bringing along your own in a small day pack or backpack.
How much riding is involved?
Our tour covers a distance of approximately 14 miles, and the total duration of the trip, including stops, will be around 2-3 hours. Most riders find the eBikes make Asheville’s hilly terrain easy to navigate, and do not have difficulty keeping up with the pace of the trip.
What if the weather is bad?
If the weather creates an unsafe situation, we will cancel your tour. We make the call as close to the tour time as possible, which still gives people a chance to plan accordingly. Light rain is generally not an issue for riders, but if rain is forecast we will decide together at the time of the tour whether to embark. In the case of unsafe weather, your tour will either be rescheduled or refunded.