Dreaming of vacations, today we bring a way to get in shape with enthusiasm. Because who has not ever wished, while tirelessly pedaling on the stationary bike – without getting anywhere – to be teleported to a place with better views?
Well, for those, and everyone, it is water cycling.
Water and sports in summer
The practice of sports in the water reaches its peak with the arrival of summer. Good weather and contact with nature make it easy to find places to exercise while having fun.
Well, doing sports without suffering has never been so easy. With these water bikes, a hybrid of a trimaran and a bicycle, and that reach speeds of approximately 13 km / h, you can live a new unique experience, cycling and relaxing at the same time, while enjoying unbeatable views.
What is an aqua bike?
Simple: a pedal trimaran that works like a bicycle. The central helmet acts as the main platform and has a saddle and a handlebar, from where the device is controlled.
“The side hulls provide such stability that the rider can forget to seek the necessary balance on land bikes.
It is based on a three-body structure: a central hull and two stabilizers made of a combination of carbon with resistant materials (seeking to protect the lower parts from bumps or friction with the water bottom).
The force to slide above the water is based on a system of helical gears that move thanks to the impulse of the pedals, with a studied design, also from the biomechanical point of view, to maintain the movement and cadence of a cyclist in a traditional terrain.
The main goal is not speed, but safe training and enjoyment of the scenery.
A point in favor? It is designed so that you do not have to get wet at any time. In fact, the trimaran is designed to be able to circulate without problem with waves of up to half a meter in height. At one meter, we could already run into some splashes.
The origin of water cycling
This trimaran was born with the ambition to explore new horizons in today’s immense sports scene: that of water cycling. The aqua-bike can be used as normal on any water surface: rivers, lakes, or seas.
The pioneer company in Spain, RedShark Bikes, has developed three models to adapt to the needs of all users: Fun, the simplest; Sport, the most demanding and Adventure, which allows you to load luggage.
The trimaran-bike can be folded, facilitating its transport by car. The price of the trimaran-bicycle ranges between 4,000 and 9,000 euros.
Like conventional cycling, water cycling as a prevention tool is very valuable, because it protects against the risk of different types of cancer and types 2 diabetes.
“Cycling is indicated for people of all ages and especially for those with back and joint ailments since it does not imply to suffer impacts, as it does in other sports in which there are jumps.
When you pedal, you are also boosting your immune system and helping your body lose fat.
The list of benefits of cycling for your body is long:
-Improves blood flow
-Reduces cholesterol levels
-Increases heart strength and lung capacity
-Maintains bone density
From a psychological point of view, while you are pedaling, little by little your problems lose importance and are cornered in the background.
Anyone who has cycled regularly will have experienced the feeling that when you get off your bike and take a shower, you begin to see things differently and solutions emerge that you would not have found otherwise.
This is because the bicycle takes you away from stress , since when you use it, your brain receives a powerful injection of endorphins and serotonin . Your mood improves, your self-esteem rises, and you shield yourself against anxiety and depression.
Did you know that cycling improves the performance of your brain? This conclusion was reached a few years ago by a study by the University Medical Center Utrecht (Netherlands). In it they affirmed that it increases the density of the white matter of the brain, the one in charge of the connections that your brain makes to carry out its normal functions.
Where can you rent aqua bikes?
The Barceló Portinatx hotel (Ibiza) offers the rental of these water bikes to pedal on the water and enjoy the Mediterranean, through the company Schiller Bikes.
Their water bikes are perfect for all those who want to enjoy a ride in a unique environment and without having to give up the sea. In addition, thanks to their design, they allow you to discover coves of Ibiza that are inaccessible on foot or by car.