BURG E-BIKE TOURS
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Come experience Skyline Drive like never before. Enjoy the freedom of the open road. Have a front row seat to the sights and sounds of nature. Feel the wind in your hair. There is nothing quite like riding an electric bike through the heart of one of the most picturesque National Parks in America.
We started offering electric bike tours to make biking accessible to more park visitors. Riding a bike along Skyline Drive offers a new and exciting way for people to connect with nature. This is meant to be a leisurely ride with stops at all of the scenic overlooks along the route. You will hear about the history of the park, and hopefully see some of the wonderful wildlife. Take a look at all of the available 2021 tour dates, and give us a call or send us a message if you have any questions prior to booking.
1.5 HOUR ELECTRIC BIKE TOUR
This 90 minute tour will start with getting a feel for the bikes, making any needed adjustments, and a safety briefing. From the starting location, we will guide you along Skyline Drive covering about 15 miles round trip. We will stop at all the scenic overlooks and your guide will talk about the history, flora, and fauna found in the park. You'll also have plenty of time to take photos. Tours depart from the Skyland Amphitheater parking lot (MM 42.5) on Saturdays and the Panorama parking lot (MM 31.5) on Sundays.
Interested in booking? Click on the link below to book now, or email us if you have any questions.
IS IT HARD TO RIDE AN ELECTRIC BIKE?
It's just like riding a bike. If you know how to ride a regular bicycle, you know how to ride an electric bike. Prior to signing up, please ensure all riders are comfortable riding on a road and being passed by vehicles.
DO I HAVE TO BE IN GREAT SHAPE TO TAKE THIS TOUR?
No, but you will have to do a little pedaling up the hills. Electric bikes are designed to assist the rider, so you'll be able to ride faster and farther than you would a regular bicycle. Even the mountainous terrain of Skyline Drive is accessible to most riders with the assistance of an electric motor.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO RIDE AN ELECTRIC BIKE?
Anyone who can ride a bicycle can ride an electric bike. To take this tour, we recommend children no younger than 14 due to the size of the bikes. The bikes are designed for riders 5'1"-6'4" tall and no more than 275 pounds.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
This was a fantastic adventure. Perfect ride to experience the benefits of e-bikes while taking in multiple great views of Skyline Drive. At 53 years old, his brand new e-bikes made the ride very enjoyable even though it is a hilly ride. After close to 20 miles on the two hour tour, I felt that I could have easily done more physically. Burgess was professional and friendly while providing historical details along the way. I highly recommend this trip.
I came all the way from Quebec to Shenandoah National Park and my sister and I experienced for the first time a ride on electric bikes with Burgess. It was fantastic! A must do : the feel of the breeze on your face, the outstanding views, the easiness of the ride (and challenging if you wish to use the bike in a more hybrid mode) and insightful stories about the history of the park, all along with wonderful company! Burgess was very professional and friendly. He took his time during the trip, making several stops when needed and making sure we were alright and riding safely. Thank you for this great experience!
This was a great tour! I had so much fun riding the e-bikes. they helped so much in riding up and down the hills. Burgess was a great tour guide as well! 10/10 would recommend to all my friends. Will come back in the future
Escape the summer heat! Did you know it is typically 5-10 degrees cooler on the top of the mountain?
"The Mountains are calling and I must go."
GET IN TOUCH
Call or Text: 703-785-6390
Skyland Amphitheater Parking Lot: From the Thornton Gap Entrance Station, head south on Skyline Drive for about 10 miles and turn into Skyland Upper Loop. From the Swift Run Gap Entrance Station, head north on Skyline Drive for about 23 miles. The Amphitheater is on the south side of Skyland Resort.
Panorama Parking Lot: This parking lot is just south of the Thornton Gap Entrance Station.
*Note: An entrance fee is collected by Shenandoah National Park on a per vehicle basis ($30/car for a 7 day pass)