Green Wheelers Electric Bikes offer a flexible electric bicycle rental service for the more free spirited who desire the freedom to go off and explore on their own.
You can rent bicycles for as little as an hour or for longer, over a number of days. Green Wheelers can deliver the bikes to anywhere on the Island – a small charge may apply to cover costs.
The advantage of renting the bikes allows you to pick your route and complete it in your own time at your own pace. Green Wheelers also can help with route planning, recommend places to visit, and point you in the direction of some excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Electric Bicycle Tours
Discover the wonder of the Isle of Man on an electric bike tour. The Green Wheelers guide has over 25 years’ experience working in Isle of Man Tourism and is 'Ride Leader' qualified. For tours starting outside of Douglas, Green Wheelers offer a free transfer from the Sea Terminal or if arranged – your hotel.
Douglas, the capital and commercial centre of the Isle of Man, developed at a fast pace mainly due to its easier access to the sea and connections to Liverpool. Douglas attracted some colourful and influential characters. The electric bike tour takes you along the spectacular clifftop-hugging Marine Drive and back down into Douglas along the promenade and out to Groudle Glen before returning through Onchan Head into upper Douglas visiting the world famous TT Grandstand before returning to base along the Douglas Quayside.
Peel, known as the Sunset City, is probably the most Manx of all the towns in the Isle of Man tracing its roots back over 8,000 years. St Patricks Isle, one of the smallest islands in the Irish Sea, first settled by hunter-gathers following the Ice Age and later by Neolithic farmers, then Celts and Vikings. The Vikings or Norsemen settled on the Island and St Patricks Isle was the site of a wooden fort and signs of a grand building were discovered during archaeological excavations in the 1980’s.
The Isle of Man became the seat of power for the Kingdom of Man and the Isles with Peel as its capital. Your tour of Peel will start in the shadow of Peel Castle, legendary home of the terrifying Moddhey Dhoo. From the castle you will venture on a journey of discovery to the site of the smallest mass produced car, the internment camps of Knockaloe, the legacy of Viking rule at St Johns and how Peel was linked with the sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans in WW1 - and what on earth did they get up to on Witches Hill?
A hearty breakfast served on a Fireman’s shovel followed by a leisurely trundle through rolling green hills, swathes of pastureland and quaint little stations on the steam railway is the perfect start to your full day tour.
The 25 mile cycle made easier with motor assist starts in the seaside town of Port Erin nestled in a sandy crescent bay and guarded by the craggy cliffs of Bradda Head. Your tour will head out to Port St Mary a small fishing village and capital of the “Queenie” a small succulent scallop. Our stop at the Fish House cafe will include sampling this Manx delicacy. Your journey into Castletown, the ancient capital of the Island, will hug the shoreline for most of the way. Castletown, as the name suggests, is dominated by the magnificently preserved medieval Castle Rushen; at the centre of the small harbour is the Gluepot a great place to sample some of the fine Manx ale!
From Castletown the tour heads north to Silverdale and home to traditional ice cream maker Manx Ices. The return to Douglas through the hamlets of St Marks and Braaid is completed by the spectacular clifftop hugging Marine Drive and home. Is this a bike ride or gastronomic phenomenon – you decide!
Experience the thrill of getting down and dirty in the country on an electric mountain bike tour. The Isle of Man is a great place to cycle, and the off road trails are second to none. Each September bikers from all over the world come to the Island to compete in the Manx Telecom End to End Mountain Bike Challenge a 40 mile route from top to bottom.
Green Wheelers feature routes at South Barrule and Archallegan forest trails, (not on the scale of the End to End) as both are approximately 12 miles in length, easy to ride and great fun!
The tours bend their way through forest tracks, mountain bike trails, greenway lanes with the occasional road work. Green Wheelers electric mountain bikes are top quality Bergamont Roxtars fitted with Bosch crank motors delivering the power when you need it to tackle the hilly tracks and negotiate the muddy trails.
Green Wheelers offer free transfers from Douglas to South Barrule and Archallegan.