Pedal powered rail vehicles date back to at least the 1850’s, when maintenance workers used hand-cars and ‘rail bikes’ to travel along the tracks. They were used to transport crew and materials for track inspection and repairs. Today, there are a variety of designs in use around the world: the ‘Draisine’ of Europe; modified road bikes with an outrigger wheel, and in the USA other railbike tour companies offer hobby style, lightweight ‘rail riders’ with aluminum frames and plastic wheels.
Our commercial grade explorers are the ‘Rolls Royce’ of railbikes, and are the global leader in safety, design, performance and ease of operation.
In a world first, Rail Explorers have developed the 'REX Propulsion System' - a custom built electric assist motor that makes the experience truly effortless, even when climbing the steepest of inclines.
Where it is safe to do so, Rail Explorers can be coupled together so that larger groups can stay together and combine their leg power! Eg: Couple together a Tandem and a Quad for a group of 6. Or two Tandems if no Quads are available.
The 'Cadillac' of our fleet is the 4 person Quad Explorer.
With 4 seats and 4 sets of pedals, this is ideal for families or groups of friends. At 10 feet long, and weighing in at over 750 lbs, when the quad gets going it doesn't want to stop. Not everyone has to pedal - in fact it is possible for 2 people to enjoy a ride on the Quad Explorer or for 2 to pedal and 2 others get a free ride!
Looking for a romantic experience with your partner? Or an opportunity to create a lasting memory for two? The Tandem is for you.
With 2 seats this is the 'coupe' of the fleet - the sports convertible built for two, with the top always down. At 6 feet long and weighing 570 pounds it is fast, slim and gobbles up the miles.
Tandems can be linked together to accomodate additional riders.