Three Bike Friendly Hotels
Hotels where your bike is as welcome as you aren’t always easy to find. Somewhere secure to store your bicycle, generous portion sizes to refuel post-ride and a place to wash your kit are some of the basics that cyclists need. Here are three bike-friendly boltholes for holidaying cyclists of all budgets…
Almyra Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus
The Almyra may not be an obvious choice for cyclists but the beach side design hotel, set in eight acres of manicured grounds, is a great base from which to explore the island on two-wheels. What’s more, it offers its own luxury triathlon and cycling camps – think sea swimming in the Med, road cycling in the Troodos Mountains and coastal runs (and a secure garage for your bike). And when you’re done with exercising there’s the infinity pool and a choice of five restaurants where you can recharge and refuel in style.
Trevose Harbour House, St Ives, Cornwall
The north Cornwall coast is a challenging but stunning place to ride a bike. The undulating B3306 from St Ives to Land’s End is hailed as one of the best driving roads in the country and on a bike it’s even better. And when it comes to somewhere to stay Trevose Harbour House is pretty perfect too – the six-room guesthouse packed oozes style and warmth and can accommodate bicycles in some of the rooms or on its secure terrace. Cyclists can start the day with a locally sourced English breakfast and mugs of frothy latte before rolling out for a spin.
Hoposa Hotel & Apartments, Villaconcha, Pollensa, Majorca
A bike garage, washing machines for your dirty kit, a bike shop and all the Allen keys you could ever need, this is a hotel that knows how to keep cyclists happy. Bikes can be kept in the rooms and there are three pools, including a 25m-lap pool, a gym and a recently updated spa to keep non-cycling partners entertained. Set in the heart of Pollensa the hotel offers access to all the best-loved routes on the island. What’s more, Bradley Wiggins’ favourite hangout Toro’s is just around the corner.
Remember to #PackSafeRideFast!
There would be nothing worse that spending all that time and money on a cycling holiday to then end up with a broken bike so do invest in a decent bike bag or box. I personally use the Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA, it’s lightweight yet still offers a high level of protection.
Written by Susannah Osborne