The Energy Bike District project originates from the Sierre District Presidents’ Conference. The District of Sierre, made up of twelve municipalities, includes the tourist regions of Crans-Montana, Val d’Anniviers and Sierre.
At the beginning of the summer of 2019, the will of the Sierre district was clear: to become an e-bike-friendly destination. To do so, they had to develop their infrastructure for the practice of e-bike. Not only did they equip their territory with around fifteen charging stations strategically located, but they also used Guidos solutions to develop and promote their e-bike tours.
CREATION OF E-BIKE TOURS
In 2019, 36 tours of different levels have been developed for e-bike practice. To these were added 23 new tours in 2020. Of all these tours, about 20 are approved itineraries and are offered by destinations. The other tours were created by local experts.
All these tours are categorized into 4 levels: novice – beginner – advanced – expert. They are not only adapted to the levels and expectations of the riders, but also provide information on the best addresses for eating, staying or repairing your bike.
These 59 tours can be viewed below and scanned on your smartphone.
TAKE GUESTS BY THE HAND
Since the beginning of summer 2019, 40 Guidos GPS have been at the disposal of around 20 tourist service providers in the region. Among them are bike shops, hotels and tourist offices. This GPS allows their guests to be guided, turn after turn, during their entire ride. The advantage for visitors is twofold: they are assured of discovering, in complete safety, the best of the region and do not risk damaging their own equipment. For their part, tourism providers improve their advice to customers and ensure that they have an unforgettable experience. In 2020, 30 new devices have been added to the existing fleet to further enhance the guest experience.
MAKE THE GUIDOS CONTENT ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
Since this summer 2020, the destinations of Crans-Montana, Sierre and Val d’Anniviers have made their website “e-bike-friendly” thanks to our widget. They now offer Guidos advice and content to their Internet users. Visitors, as well as local ebikers, can now anticipate their cycling trips directly from home. They are virtually advised, choose a tour according to their level and download the experience to their smartphone.
Tourist destinations manage the distribution of tours and the configuration of each of their tools from the manager.
70 GPS are distributed among the 20 or so tourism service providers who are partners in the project. In particular, they are offered to customers renting e-bikes in the various sports shops.
Each destination uses the widget on its website. The widget can be found on the following websites: crans-montana.ch, sierretourisme.ch, valdanniviers.ch