The fascination of mountain biking

Uphill flow changes your mindset and how you cycle. Suddenly, you can contemplate routes that you simply couldn't ride with a normal bike, says Stefan Schlie. This is so true in the rocky steep paths in Crete!

The first time I've tried an ebike I was so impressed which I bought a few days afterwarts my first one. Crete has 48 summits above 2000 meters (6000 ft) with very steep roads. People that want to enjoy the landscape need to be at a very high cycling standard as elevation of 1500 meters  in just a few kilometers is very common in a day ride! That puts lots of people away from cycling in Crete. Add the high temperatures during the summer and you no wonder why all people laying on a beach under an umbrella or doing some sea kayak instead :)

Our Crete rental ebikes from Cube push the sport into a new level. Covering a distance of 43km (20 of them off road) in about 2 hours with an elavation of 1000 meters is common for the majority of the people that join our tours. That makes ideal to see the wonderful landscape of Crete with an environmental friendly vehicle.

Have a look on this Garmin Connect link for an overview of my first trip with an ebike to get an idea. I was trying to go as much comfortable as possible. The terain partially was with lots of mad.