E-bikes are becoming more and more popular. Especially in the vast Engadin, the advantages of electric bikes are numerous: more fun in a group, generous laps in the evening, long discovery tours during the day, and more time to discover the diverse valley.
The municipalities of Silvaplana and St. Moritz have put together a tour that is ideal for your first attempts at riding an e-bike. You will pass beautifully situated barbecue spots and fantastic viewpoints.
Trails that are fun on a mountain bike are generally also easy to ride on an e-mountain bike: The Albula Trail, for example, is perfect for your first single trail experience. You can also ride down the flow trails on Corviglia with your e-mountain bike. And on the wide-ranging natural roads of the Engadin valley floor in the many side valleys or on the Inn bike path from Maloja to Martina, you can go on discovery tours for days.
For example, a trip into the beautiful side valleys is recommended; the roads in the fairytale Val Bever or in the idyllic Val Fex are as if they are made for e-bikes. Those who want to be on the road a little longer can take the route from St. Moritz to Maloja and marvel at the unique scenery of the lake district with the surrounding mountain peaks on the way.
Can every cyclist ride an e-bike? Not necessarily. The extra weight of the electric drive changes the bike's center of gravity and thus its handling. And the extra speed requires more attention and longer braking distances. So it's worth taking a riding technique course; our bike guides will be happy to teach you the necessary know-how.
Other advantages of the e-bike? Thanks to the additional speed, you can complete the distance of a day trip during an evening round. And the electric drive compensates for different fitness levels so that everyone can have fun together and ride at speed. Even if you don't count yourself among the sports freaks, with an e-bike, you can cycle the valley without much effort, but with a lot of fun.
The idea that electric bikes are cumbersome and only serve to move from A to B in a relaxed manner is outdated. Convince yourself and test the new generation of e-bikes at the numerous rental stations in the valley. These are equipped with high-quality e-bikes, and professional staff are on hand to advise you. Have you ever ridden a modern electric bike? You will be amazed at how fun they are to handle and how easy to manoeuvre.
For trips further afield, you can also take your e-bike with you on trains and buses, as well as on the funiculars and cable cars that access the mountain bike trails on Corviglia. On the Rhaetian Railway, you simply load the bike on yourself. With the local Engadin Bus company, your e-bike travels with you in the vehicle, provided sufficient space is available. Graubünden PostBuses will carry a maximum of two e-bikes because of load restrictions. Before setting off on a ride, check with the relevant operator about the possibility of e-bike transport and whether reservations are required.