To celebrate the launch of its Obree and Orsted model e-bikes, A2B has teamed up with luxury experience service VeryFirstTo to offer a month-long cycling tour which will see travellers visiting the 12 most fashionable cities in the world, staying in high-end hotels and eating in world famous restaurants - and the cost? £80,100.
On behalf of German e-bike manufacturer, A2B, VeryFirstTo has come up with a list of the world’s 12 most fashionable cities, each of which will be visited during an £80,100 trip. Holiday-makers will be guided around on an e-bike which they will then be allowed to keep afterwards.
To come up with the list of destinations, VeryFirstTo ranked cities according to a number of categories, including shopping, dining out, culture and nightlife. Unsurprisingly, Paris, with its 70 Michelin-starred restaurants, came out on top, followed by New York, Milan, London and Barcelona. The trip will also take in Rome, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Berlin and Sydney.
The Paris leg of the trip will involve travelling from the historic district of Le Marais to the fashionable areas of Avenue Montaigne, Beauborg and Rue St Honoré. Aperitifs will be taken at the Hôtel Costes followed by dinner at Restaurant Le Meurice Alain Ducasse. Other highlights include a stay at the W hotel in Barcelona, dinner at le Gavroche in London and a night in the Cavalli Club in Milan.
The cost of the trip includes travel between the cities, accommodation, tour guides and transportation of the bikes, as well as a £1,000 donation to The Prince’s Trust. Meals are not included – although the £2,500 e-bike is.
Tourists have a choice of two models. The Obree is named after Graeme Obree and is a 2014 International Designs of the Year Award nominee. It boasts a lower centre of gravity with smaller wheels, whereas the Orsted has larger wheels and looks more like a traditional bicycle. It is named after Hans Christian Orsted, the Danish physicist who carried out important work in the field of electromagnetism. Both e-bikes feature five levels of ‘assist’ and offer a legal limit of 25km/h in Europe and 32km/h elsewhere.
The trip is available from October onwards with a lower cost European only version also on offer. Don’t expect the reduced trip to provide a bargain, however. Other VeryFirstTo experiences include every Michelin 3* restaurant in six months for £182,000 and every World Heritage Site in one holiday for £990,000.