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What better way to explore the local area around Swallowtail Hill than by bike. Even better when the bike is electric and can give you that much needed boost to get over any hills! We’re assured that once you try an electric bike, you’ll never look back.

Rye Bay E-Bikes is a family run business and is the only electric bike hire company in Rye. If you’ve never tried an electric bike, then all you need to know is that they’re just as simple and conventional as a regular bike, only a little more effortless! You can choose to hire one of their bikes and explore at your own leisure or book on to a guided tour ranging from one hour to a full day.

The guided tours aim to take you off the beaten track exploring the beautiful East Sussex coast and countryside.  Using dedicated cycle routes and country lanes, you’ll be led by an experienced tour guide.  From spotting wildlife at the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, or exploring historic Winchelsea, we’ve no doubt that wherever you end up you’ll be in awe of just how stunning our local area is.

Costs start from £20 per hour for their standard electric bikes, and the guided tours are £55 (half day) or £100 (full day). All bookings include helmets, locks, high vis vests and maps.

From May to September there is also an option to join a full day e-bike tour visiting local vineyards on the East Sussex and Kent border (£275pp). The cost includes your bike hire, a picnic lunch, vineyard tours and wine tastings – perfect for an adults only adventure!

Rye Bay E-Bikes are currently only able to hire and do test rides by appointment only, so please do ensure that you book in advance of arrival to avoid disappointment! Please also note that they are only able to hire bikes to those aged 14 and over. Visit their website here to make a booking and find out more.

You can either take a trip into Rye and hire your bikes for the day. Or – for an extra charge the lovely folks at Rye Bay Ebikes will deliver your bikes to Swallowtail Hill so you can set off for your adventures from here!

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