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Buon giorno, your e-bike is ready—it’s time to explore Tuscany! Starting in the charming town of Piombino, we’ll explore the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea with its green valleys, vineyard-draped landscapes, and (of course) medieval villages. 3 days in, we’ll set sail for Elba, once the exile island of Napoleon, and ride through forests and ridgelines taking you straight to the beach. Rest assured, the trip is all about la dolce vita—morning cappuccinos, picnics in-between rides, afternoon wine tastings, seafood dinner plates… And lodging? As Italian as it gets, a family-run agriturismo, a farm and a guest house in one. Enjoy! 

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  • Unforgettable coastal rides

    Pedal along the Tyrrhenian Sea aided by an e-bike, exploring valleys, vineyards, and medieval villages

  • Island escape to Elba

    Sail to Napoleon’s exile island to explore natural beauty and experience summit-to-sea rides

  • La dolce vita

    Natural wonders, cultural heritage, cuisine, and your lodging: it’s all about the authentic Italian charm


Set off on an all-inclusive e-MTB and sailing tour around Piombino and on the captivating Elba island. Dive into the mesmerizing coastal landscapes of the region during 5 days of exhilarating rides on your trusty e-bike. Experience distinctive accommodations, from a charming agriturismo to serene nights on a sailboat. In addition to daily rides, relish the flavors of local cuisine, partake in wine tastings, memorable apres-rides on the deck, and more! With seamless transportation, a support vehicle, and luggage transfers, keep your focus on the adventure itself and create enduring memories in the heart of Italy.

  • If you’re coming from afar to experience Italy’s charm, it’s wise to fly into either Pisa or Florence Airport and arrive at least one day prior to your Tuscan sail and e-bike adventure. As you step off the plane, you’ll immediately sense the fragrant notes of rosemary, orange blossom, and the gentle sea breeze caressing your skin, signifying your arrival in Tuscany. The additional time will also allow you to enjoy Piombino’s natural and cultural beauty. You will meet your guide and fellow riders tomorrow.

    E-MTBers enjoying a breakfast with coffee and cornettos near a Romanesque church in Tuscany.
  • Begin your day by meeting your Tuscany MTB guide and fellow adventurers in the morning. Your journey kicks off with an energizing espresso shot (or two) to ignite your senses as you prepare to tackle the panoramic gem of Massa Maritima, today’s destination. Nestled amid lush hills, this historic town is enveloped by a network of rolling trails perfectly suited for e-MTB, including a renowned canyon trail. Afterward, indulge in a delectable lunch at a rustic agriturismo amidst the Tuscan countryside, providing you with the necessary fuel for the afternoon. Your day culminates in the Baratti Nature Reserve, where you’ll find your welcoming, family-run agriturismo, serving as your base for the next couple of days.

    Meals: Breakfast, snacks, and dinner
    Accommodation: Agriturismo in the Baratti Nature Reserve

    An e-MTBer riding a forest trail in Tuscany.
  • Your day starts with enjoying breakfast and enjoying the views of a lush vineyard that produces the ‘original super Tuscan’ Sassicaia red wine. Following that, you’ll embark on a riveting day on Castagneto Coastal Park, a realm of sun-kissed trails leading to the shore. After spending the morning on the trails, it’s time for lunch. How about a succulent Bistecca alla Fiorentina? Your day will end with a wine-tasting spectacle at a scenic vineyard – a fitting finale to an epic day. Arterward, retreat to your bed to get some rest for the trails that await you tomorrow.

    Meals: Breakfast, snacks, and dinner
    Accommodation: Agriturismo in the Baratti Nature Reserve

    An e-mountain biker shredding a trail near the coast in Tuscany.
  • After enjoying another morning at the agriturismo and sipping an authentic, frothy cappuccino that awakens your senses, it’s time to embark on the day’s adventure. Today, the trails lead you along Piombino’s picturesque coastline, meandering through rolling hills and past centuries-old architecture. As the day unfolds, an after-ride Aperol spritz awaits you on a private sailboat. Spend quality time with your group on the deck before setting sail for Napoleon’s enchanting Elba Island. You’ll spend the night aboard the sailboat, serenaded by the soothing breeze and gentle waves.

    Meals: Breakfast, snacks, and dinner
    Accommodation: Private sailboat

    E-mountain bikers riding a trail beside the rugged coast near Piombino, Tuscany.
  • Wake up to the captivating ridges and rocky formations emerging from the crystalline turquoise waters. After a flavorful breakfast on the sailboat, get ready to take in the diverse landscape and vegetation as you pedal through lush forests and rocky ridgelines to the beach. How about ending the day with a well-deserved gelato at the port, followed by a feast of seafood? After an authentic Italian dinner, go back to your sailboat to recharge for tomorrow.

    Meals: Breakfast, snacks, and dinner
    Accommodation: Private sailboat

    A mountain biker jumping into the sea from a sailboat with e-mountain bikes heading to Elba.
  • Following breakfast, it’s time for your final ride. As your unforgettable journey draws to a close, explore the trails along Elba’s picturesque northern ridges and coastline before sailing back to Piombino. Let the Mediterranean scenery leave a lasting impression on your memory as you enjoy one last hearty meal. Upon arriving in Piombino, bid farewell to your guide and fellow riders. You can either head to the airport or return to your lodging in Piombino. This evening or the next day, it’s time to say goodbye to Tuscany—or continue touring on your own.

    Meals: Breakfast and snacks

    Two e-mountain bikers riding a coastal trail with red soil surrounded by Mediterranean plants on the island of Elba leading them to the beach.
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Meet your guides

Hailing from the land of waffles and chocolate, Amandine brings her positive energy and passion for the mountains to every adventure. She is a skilled and experienced guide who loves nothing more than helping people push their limits and reach new heights.
Born and raised in Italy, Elisa has a deep connection to the Alps and a love for the outdoors. She is a skilled guide who is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping others discover the beauty and excitement of the mountains.
With a love for the great outdoors and a passion for adventure, Sam is a guide who knows how to create unforgettable experiences. He brings a laid-back attitude and a wealth of knowledge to every trip, helping clients explore new places and challenge themselves in new ways.
With the warmth of South America and the adaptability of a Swiss Army knife, Diego is a guide who prioritizes sharing special moments in the mountains. He has a deep love for nature and adventure, and is always eager to help others experience the beauty of the outdoors.
e-Alps is a guiding service that provides unique and unforgettable outdoor experiences in the heart of the Alps. They specialize in e-mountain biking adventures, offering a range of guided tours that showcase the beauty and diversity of the region. Led by expert local guides, each tour is designed to cater to all levels of riders, from beginners to advanced. e-Alps takes care of every detail, providing all necessary equipment and offering all-inclusive packages that ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Whether you're seeking a thrilling adventure or a leisurely ride through stunning landscapes, e-alps has something for everyone.
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Scott Vold (source: Google Reviews)

Amazing trip and experience. Top shelf production from start to finish – guides, terrain, equipment, food, lodging…all far exceeded my expectations. Already dreaming of returning….

Olivier Graber (source: Google Reviews)

A trip out of time, far from the worries of everyday life, an unforgettable week with valuable people. I’ve been waiting for a vacation like this for a long time. Serious guides who don’t take themselves seriously… 🙂 A course and breathtaking landscapes and a rehearsed organization… What happiness! Thank you to my participating friends but above all a big BRAVO to the whole e-Alps team. I would do it again tomorrow…!

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced MTB guide with extensive local knowledge of the area
      • E-mountain biking around Piombino and on the island of Elba (5 days)
      • Accommodation based on double occupancy in an agriturismo and aboard a sailboat in one of 2 dorm-style rooms (4 nights)
      • All meals during the adventure, including snacks, wine tastings, and picnics
      • All transportation during the tour (including a sailboat)
      • Support vehicle
      • Luggage transfers

    You have the option to rent an e-mountain bike and helmet for an additional fee of $445. Additionally, single rooms are available at the same rate of $445.

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Piombino
      • Accommodation on Day 0 and after the tour (if applicable)
      • Spare parts
      • E-mountain bike rental (available for an additional fee)
      • Some drinks and personal expenses (souvenirs, gelato, coffee stops…)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • To participate on this guided e-MTB trip in Tuscany, a solid level of fitness is essential.
    It’s advisable for participants to maintain a regular workout routine, consisting of 2 to 3 sessions per week, each lasting at least 30 minutes, and be comfortable with high-intensity intervals. Be prepared for daily rides lasting between 4 to 6 hours, spread over 5 consecutive days, with occasional challenging terrain.

    Rest assured, your experienced guide will be there to assess your abilities, offer guidance, and provide encouragement throughout the adventure. Additionally, you have the flexibility to customize your e-bike experience since you’ll have two available batteries per day. In the rare event of fatigue, a logistics team is ready to offer assistance and transportation to your next destination. To prepare adequately, continue your fitness regimen, emphasizing cardiovascular endurance and strength training.

  • Having prior mountain biking experience is crucial to participate in this guided e-MTB tour in Tuscany. Participants should ideally boast a solid two or more years of mountain biking experience, a foundation that instills confidence in navigating gentle singletrack trails, conquering rocky terrain, and effortlessly maneuvering steep, flowing singletrack trails. It is expected to cover up to 25 miles (40 km) a day, with elevation gains (and losses) of up to 3937 ft (1200 m). Note that distances can be shortened and increased depending on the desires and the abilities of participants. You should also be comfortable riding on slightly exposed paths, understand your own limits, and know when to dismount and walk through challenging sections. To prepare, consider increasing your riding frequency in the weeks leading up to the trip, and perhaps even opting for a lesson.

    Your seasoned guide will always be on hand to offer expert advice and refine your riding style during the journey. Rest assured, regardless of your experience level, your safety and comfort will remain paramount. Should you ever feel unwell or choose not to continue riding, a follow-up vehicle is readily available to transport you to the evening’s accommodation for well-deserved rest and recovery.

  • All essential MTB equipment will be provided by your guide if you rent their e-mountain bike. If you wish to bring your own bike, here’s what you’ll need:

      • E-mountain bike
      • Bike-specific brake pads (x2 sets)
      • Everything you need for repairs if you use tubeless tyres
      • Tyre repair kit, inner tubes, and a small pump
      • Chain specific “quick link”
      • Additional derailleur hanger
      • Spare parts (if your bike contains unique parts)
      • Extra battery for the bike
      • The key for your e-bike
      • Battery charger

    Here’s the list of personal clothes/items you’ll need:

      • Daypack with a waterproof cover (20L capacity)
      • MTB shoes (hiking shoes can also work)
      • Bike gloves and regular warm gloves
      • Cycling sunglasses
      • Knee and elbow pads — optional
      • Sun hat
      • Hydration system (Camelback is ideal)
      • Biking shorts (at least 2 pairs)
      • Long-sleeved base layers (merino wool ideal)
      • Short- and long-sleeved biking tops
      • Lightweight waterproof jacket
      • Sports socks (at least 4 pairs)
      • Swimsuit and towel
      • Casual clothes to wear when not cycling
      • Sunscreen
      • Toiletries bag

    In May and June, both Tuscany and the island of Elba experience delightful spring weather. In Tuscany, temperatures range from approximately 16°C to 26°C (61°F to 79°F), offering pleasant, balmy days for outdoor activities. The island of Elba shares a similar climate, with temperatures typically ranging from 15°C to 21°C (59°F to 70°F). We advise that you check the forecast before departure and adjust your packing list accordingly, there is always a chance for occasional rainy and windy days.

  • During the Tuscany e-MTB and sailing adventure, you will enjoy a delightful culinary experience. The price includes meals, covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You’ll savor authentic regional cuisine, including dining at top restaurants. Please note that lunch may vary between restaurant meals and picnics, offering a diverse experience. Additionally, the package includes snacks and wine tastings. However, it’s important to note that the price does not cover other drinks, such as alcoholic beverages, coffee, or gelato stops outside of the planned meals and snacks.

    As for accommodations, your base camp will be at Torre di Baratti, which is also a nature reserve. For your sailing adventure, there are two dorm-style rooms, two bathrooms, and a fully equipped small kitchen on board the sailboat, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay throughout your journey. If you have any food restrictions or preferences, the guide can easily accommodate them; simply leave a note when booking.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • The group size for this group tour is usually 5 people with one guide, but the number also depends on the skill level of the group.
      • It takes a minimum of 4 people for this tour to operate, while the maximum number of participants is 10.
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows.

    E-mountain biking in Tuscany can be arranged for larger and for private groups. Contact us prior to booking.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Children as young as 14 are able to go on trips. That said, if you have a young rider in your group strong enough to handle sustained climbs (either riding or walking their bike) of hundreds of feet, and rough terrain, then they can participate.

    If your group has riders under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • A 50% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid sixty days (60 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the trip value.
      • For cancellations twenty-nine (29) to sixteen (16) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the trip value.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
  • To get to Piombino, the starting point of the tour, most people fly into Florence Airport or Pisa Airport. From there, you can first reach the train station in the city of arrival and board a train to Piombino.

    Most people arrive the day before the tour starts (Day 0). Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet in the morning of Day 1.

  • We highly recommend that you cover all your bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the trails, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

    Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

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