THE BEST ITALIAN BIKE HOTELS
In the past few years cycling has become one of the most widely-practised sports. The allure of two wheels has attracted singles and families alike. Getting to know Italy by bike is also an alternative way of spending a holiday, which is why bike hotels offering first-rate services to cyclists have spread throughout the peninsula.
Here are Italy’s best bike hotels
Bike Hotel Chalet del Sogno, a 4-star hotel in a strategic location. This facility is at Madonna di Campiglio in the municipality of Pinzolo, just a stone’s throw from the ski slopes, in the heart of the Brenta Dolomites in the Province of Trento. The hotel offers a swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and room service. Cyclists have the use of maps, a bike repair service and advice from the owner, who is a cycling guide.
Bike Hotel Alpenblick 4 stars S, on the other hand, is a high-level facility in a romantic style located at Sesto in the Province of Bolzano. Its gourmet cuisine offers the best of local gastronomy, with themed tastings. Cyclists can take advantage of services conceived just for them: organised tours, MTB courses, freeride tours, advice from professional cyclists and a bike repair centre have all been carefully designed to make your stay more enjoyable. The hotel is situated in a peaceful area with a park, a children’s area, a swimming pool and a wellness centre.
Bike Hotel La Majun 4 stars S is located at La Villa in the municipality of Badia, again in the Province of Bolzano. The facility is immersed in the natural setting of the Fanes and Puez parks. The style of the hotel is designed to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The natural light pervading the rooms is evocative of nature. Cyclists here have the opportunity to recuperate their strength after a long ride. Services available include: the option of taking bicycles to the room, a repair centre, a shuttle service, food tastings during trips, a swimming pool, maps and useful information.
In Veneto the ideal place for cyclists of all levels is undoubtedly the area of the Euganean Hills Hotels for cyclists featuring top-level services are scattered practically everywhere. Bike Hotel President Terme 5 stars is located in the heart of Abano Terme. Spa pools make for a pleasurable return from any cycling trip. In fact cyclists have the chance to combine sport with relaxation and a health spa. A health spa grotto, aromatherapy, water fitness and a fully-equipped gym are some of the services offered. Cycling tourists are offered facilities to repair their bikes, rent helmets, peruse maps and take advantage of excellent advice.
Lake Garda makes cycling accessible to adults and children alike. Dolci Colli Bike & Family Hotel 3 stars at Peschiera del Garda is ideal for families with children. These guests have an area specially designed for them and a green park. A swimming pool, WiFi, restaurant and a bike repair service are are all on hand for a pleasant family holiday.