After working and traveling on 4 continents and years spent managing international sales for a motorboat manufacturer, Guillaume one day had a crush for a floating bike.
“I was a bit skeptikal at first, because for me – like most French people – paddling on water = ‘pédalo’. And then I got curious about the fast, silent and green aspect and I really dag into the concept.”
After being in touch with all manufacturers of the world, he decides to leave his job in the motorboat industry and creates Aqui Bikes.
“The Waterbike term has been a bit overused by homemade devices that were built for fun, but without really finalizing the product. After trying many of those, as soon as I tried one built by a pro, I immediately got the difference. Straight up, I wanted to ride far away and wouldn’t come back to land!”
Both traveler and eco-friendly, that is the beginning of his adventure:
“Not only the Waterbike is sport in which you can cycle without the roadbike inconvenience, but it is also an extraordinary exploration tool! With that bike that fits in a car trunk and can be launched on water from anywhere, I can explore all waters – and do it safely.”
Since the, Aqui Bikes’ mission is to initiate French people to Waterbike, do it in right conditions and with the right equipment.
Aqui Bikes choses, commercializes, distributes and maintains Waterbikes.
Being a booming activity, we sell equipment we have carefully selected and that matches the requirements of the local market.
Promotion, demonstration, installation and maintenance: whether you are a private individual or a watersport rental, professional athlete or casual rider, we are helping you in your project so that new sport practice is just simple and natural.
As the Waterbike can be perceived as a very simple concept (cycle on water), many models were built over time, more or less advanced.
After testing most of those, we do know how the practice can vary from ‘incredible’ to ‘unpleasant’ depending on the equipment used.
Because we truly believe in the sport development, we choose the best equipment available on the market and distribute it in the most professional conditions.