Most of us grew up riding our bikes down the neatly paved streets of our childhood neighborhoods, which later turned into winding park trails as we grew older. Riding our bikes is one of those fun, freeing activities you never really outgrow. What could possibly make this experience better? How about riding a bicycle on a beach? I mean on the actual sand. Let me tell you about my recent experience cruising down a golden sandy beach in Los Cabos. Of course, this was on a revamped version of a bike, an electric beach bicycle. The small integrated motor is perfect for these types of terrains. And pedaling is still part of the bike functions; only it requires much less effort. I truly fell in love with the experience and wanted to share this new take on my childhood passion, so here is a review of my electric beach bike adventure.
Are Electric Bikes Good for Touring?
Absolutely! I honestly don’t know what took me so long to hop on one of these beauties. The effortless feeling of cruising on an e-bike makes them ideal for touring. The physical demand is less than a traditional bicycle, so basically, you can use your energy to take in the beautiful surroundings.
Do Electric Bikes Work on the Beach?
On a past vacation, I went for a bike ride (regular bike) through the property I was staying at and somehow ended up on the beach. The idea of cruising near the water was so enticing I decided to go for it. I quickly found out classic bikes do not seamlessly glide through the sand! I ended up more exhausted than amused. Fast forward to my recent trip to Los Cabos. My beach bike riding adventure turned out great, fulfilling, and exceeding all my expectations. The electric bike is fun, easy, and works perfectly on tricky terrains, like the beach.
An e-bike operates as a regular bike. The motor on the back wheel is usually fully charged when you start and continues to charge while pedaling. It has a small throttle to boost the power located on the handlebars along with the brakes. It is more or less like a traditional bicycle with the option of a power boost when needed. It does have wider wheels that make balancing easier, but is still only recommended for adults and children over the age of 12. The minimum height restrictions are 5.4”. Note that this tour is not recommended for people with cardiac problems, breathing problems, or pregnant women.
Best Electric Bike Ride Tour
So now, let me tell you about my electric beach bicycle experience in Los Cabos. This incredible tour is one of the many unique experiences offered at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos. I highly recommend this luxury five-star resort on the coast of the Sea of Cortez; everything about it feels grand, the activities included.
As soon as I read about the electric beach bicycle tour, a complimentary tour offered by the resort, I picked up the phone and dialed the concierge, who so graciously answered all my questions and booked me for the 9:00 am guided tour. They only offer this tour in the morning hours, 8:00 am and 9:00 am, when the bustling beach crowds are not out yet, leaving us with the beautiful strand of the Sea of Cortez coastline to explore. It was a beautiful sunny Cabo morning; the temperature had not yet peaked, a perfect setting to try a new adventure.
Our friendly tour guide explained the e-bike’s anatomy, where to start it, how to accelerate, brake, and all the essential safety measures. He was very thorough and made sure everyone in the group felt comfortable. Safety first! He said when handing us our helmets, vest, and bottled water.
Off we went! The electric beach bicycle was much easier to handle than I initially thought. Once I felt familiar with the ins and outs of my e-bike, I was pretty much in the “zone,” lost in the beauty of the Sea of Cortez, with the salty breeze in my face and the warm sun on my skin, there was no other place I wanted to be.
We stopped for photo breaks a few times, taking in the spectacular surroundings. This picturesque bicycle tour lasts 45 minutes, with plenty of time to enjoy the views in front of Garza Blanca Los Cabos. Beach cruising on an electric beach bike is one of those experiences you don’t expect to be so enriching and quickly becomes the highlight of your trip.
Electric Bike Review
Next time you visit Los Cabos and are looking for a thrilling new adventure on the beach, head to Garza Blanca Los Cabos; this fabulous resort has many unique activities to enhance your vacation experience. I hope my review of the electric beach bike tour has inspired you to give it a try. Sometimes a fresh take on a classic makes all the difference in the world.