Wine region rolls out eBikes

People visiting the Penola and Coonawarra now have the opportunity to cruise through the region on eBikes, courtesy of Coonawarra Discovery and Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park.

The electric tricycles were organised by Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park Owner Steve Moignard and his wife, Qin.

There are three bikes in Penola located next to Meek Butchers and two at the Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park, which can be hired for $59 for a half day or $89 for a full day.

The eBikes travel at 20kph and can support up to 150kg, so people can take their children, dog or cases of Coonawarra wine.

The bikes are based on a Dutch design called a Bakfiet and have been thoughtfully designed using specific components, such as stainless steel and aluminium, to endure South East weather conditions.

The bikes have a battery life which will sustain a 45-minute trip from the Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park to Penola and back and people can stop in at cellar doors on their way through.

Mr Moignard said the bikes were a great way to travel through Coonawarra while taking in the scenery and would be ideal for the Penola Coonawarra Rail Trail which is currently being developed.

Helmets and hi-vis vests are included to ensure visibility and each bike is equipped with a spare battery, flag, seatbelts, a horn and rear-vision mirrors.

People can ride safely along the verge on each side of the highway throughout the picturesque Coonawarra wine region.

To hire a bike, call 0455 146 647 or book on the Coonawarra Discovery or Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park website.

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