Since cheetah shoes don't yet exist and a tree stump with a saddle on it is hopelessly immobile, bicycles remain the best way to tour a city. See the sights in two-wheeled fashion with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $17 for a two-hour electric-bike rental (a $35 value)
- $19 for a guided two-hour tour including electric-bike rental for one (a $45 value)
- $35 for the above tour and electric-bike rental for two (a $90 value)
Riders get an extra pedaling boost from Kettler Twin electric bikes as they explore Asheville solo or join groups of up to eight for tours. To start the two-hour tours of Asheville, guides acquaint riders with the bikes during a 10-minute overview. Then groups head to the Basilica of St. Lawrence to start a scenic journey that wends through the historic Montford neighborhood, down the Reed Creek greenway, and to the Asheville Botanical Gardens. After groups stroll and get their fill of colorful blooms and fragrant air or visit the gift shop and restroom, they hop back onto the bikes, pedaling uphill with electric assistance to check out the Grove Park Inn’s view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Asheville itself. Then, they coast downhill through the Chestnut Hill neighborhood back toward downtown, where they catch glimpses of the First Baptist Church and Pack Square’s art-deco architecture and modernist molehills.
Electro Bicycle Tours
Electro Bicycle Tours’s Kettler Twin electric bikes assist riders with a motor that provides extra power to match how hard they’re pedaling. Three “assist” settings allow riders to customize the added speed, from a minimal boost to a high setting that helps bikes easily mount Asheville’s hills and then laugh at them. Alternatively, riders can switch the assist off to pedal using their strength alone. Sightseers can rent the bikes to carve their own paths through the city or let someone else do the navigating on scenic tours of Asheville that include a stop at the Asheville Botanical Gardens. Electro Bicycle Tours also teams up with the Asheville Brewing Company to offer Bike and Brew capers about town.