Luxury Cycling Holidays in Europe
It’s not often you find the words luxury and cycling holidays in the same sentence. Can you really combine cycling with luxury?
Adding luxury to your cycling holidays in Europe is becoming more and more popular! It doesn’t compromise having an authentic experience either.
When booking a luxury cycling holidays in Europe, what you’ll be looking for most of all is convenience and comfort. No matter how short or long you ride, have peace of mind that once you’re off your bike, you’ll have everything you need to refuel, recover and rest! And all that, in style!
Would you like to know how? Then read on…
How to add Luxury to your Cycling Holidays?
The short answer is to book yourself into a luxury cycling hotel!
Recently, all cycling hotels in Europe used to be two and three-star hotels. But with the tremendous growth in sports travel over recent years, and specifically cycling holidays, there has been an increasing demand for not only premium cycling services at hotels, but at luxury hotels too.
Luxury hotels picked up on that demand very quickly. They installed complete on-site cycling centres with premium facilities and services. These include secure bike storage areas, premium bike rentals, workshops, wash-stations, cycling apparel and more.
There are so many more benefits of staying in a luxury cycling hotel. A quality mattress and a good night’s sleep are very welcoming before and after your rides. All this in a spacious room where you can unwind and recharge your batteries, and those of all your devices.
Rest and Recovery
Luxury cycling hotels have so much more to offer to complement your cycling. Whilst you’re out riding your heart out, know that once you’re back at the hotel, you can pamper yourself to death in so many ways.
Treat yourself to a sports massage and make sure your legs are in great shape for your next ride.
A little while back, you would struggle to find two matching dumbbells in most hotels. Well, that’s a thing of the past. Hotels now have premium gyms with modern equipment where you have unlimited options to either hit some weights, do some cardio, or join some of the group activities like spinning or Pilates.
Or how about an ice bath or a session in the sauna? Or simply float around in the hot waters of the Spa. Whatever it is your body needs!
Or on your rest days, make sure you get out of the hotel and explore all the hidden gems that you may not have discovered on your cycling holiday by bike. I generally recommend renting a car. A one week rentals often works out cheaper than a return airport taxi transfer. Have a look yourself on this Award-winning car booking website Discover Cars.
It’s one of the most transparent booking sites I’ve come across and covers almost any destination you can imagine.
If you’re a bit of a foodie like me, then there is no greater reward than indulging yourself with some of the best local gastronomy after a long day on the bike. And all of this with the luxury of not having to leave the hotel.
You’ll love all the outstanding on-site restaurants available at all the luxury bike hotels in Europe. Whether you’re calorie counting or not, you’ll still find a vast variety of dishes, including athlete’s menus, all with high-quality regional products prepared by the best chefs.
Don’t believe me? Then check out this video below of the some of the restaurants at just one popular luxury cycling hotel.
Amazing restuarants at The Ritz-Carlton, Abama in Tenerife. Luxury sports resort in Spain with a cycling centre, and much more.
What about the non-cyclists?
Okay, so you’re an avid cyclist, but how what about the non-cyclists in your group?
I get it; you want to combine a family holiday with some cycling. Not a problem.
If you travel with family or friends that are not in the mood for cycling, you may feel a little guilty leaving them behind at the hotel whilst you’re out exploring the amazing cycling routes in the area.
I wouldn’t worry. These luxury cycling hotels have so much to offer, I don’t think they’ll miss you one bit.
You can have your cycling holiday, and they can have beach holiday, or whatever it is they like.
Besides being bike-friendly, these luxury cycling hotels have many other sporting facilities on-site, from Olympic-sized lap pools to mini-golf, making sure everyone can enjoy some active holidays.
What about your your hard-to-please teenagers? No worries here either. You will be glad to know that these luxury bike hotels organise all kinds of activities including sports academies that will not only keep your teenagers happy, plus they’ll make lots of new international friends.
Even the younger ones will be kept busy. In fact, they’ll have the time of their lives with all sorts of activities and attractions.
Sounds and looks good so far, right? But where to go?
I can’t decide the best luxury cycling holiday in Europe for you. However, I can give you some pointers. Just fill in the form at the end of this post and I’ll send you some great recommendations.
I’ve handpicked some of my favourite luxury hotels for your cycling holidays in Europe, with the most comprehensive services catered to cyclists. Take your pick!
Luxury Cycling Holidays in Spain
Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma
H10 Playa Meloneras Palace
Boutique Hotel La Moraleja Adults Only
Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace
Barceló Monasterio de Boltaña
Be Live Collection Palace de Muro
Hotel Suite Villa María
Hotel Baobab Suites
Hotel Botánico & the Oriental Spa Garde...
Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel
Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity
Meliá Hacienda del Conde
Secrets Lanzarote Resort & Spa
La Manga Club – Hotel Príncipe Felipe
SH Villa Gadea
The Ritz Carlton Abama
Hotel Santa Marta
Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf
Luxury Cycling Holidays in Portugal
Iberostar Selection Lagos Algarve
Martinhal Cascais Lisbon Family Resort
Cascade Wellness Resort Algarve
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
Monchique Resort & Spa
So, treat yourself to an amazing cycling holiday experience in Europe’s top cycling hotels combined with some well-deserved luxury.
Organising a cycling holiday requires a bit of planning and organising. But I’m here to help, below you can download a FREE PDF with a complete cycling holiday packing list.
CYCLING HOLIDAY PACKING LIST
Are you still feeling overwhelmed? Then just reach out to me and I’ll help find not only the best luxury cycling hotel in Europe, but I can put together a little package for you including bike rentals, aiport transfers and anything else you need.
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