If you’re looking for the best bike hotel Spain has to offer, it’s not an easy decision – there are too many great choices!
For a cycling tour, Spain is a fantastic choice, particularly in the winter where many locations are warmer than the rest of Europe. We’ve written previously about 9 of the best regions for cycling in Spain, but of course, you’re hardly likely to pop over to the country for a day trip. You’re going to need somewhere to stay.
We’ve written this article to share our pick of the best bike hotels we’ve come across during our travels in Spain. They’re a mix of the hotels we’ve most enjoyed staying in, or most wanted to stay in.
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Spain bike hotels: Comparison table
|Alegria Palacio Mojacar||Mojacar, Costa Almeria||£||Click here|
|Hotel Sol y Mar||Calpe, Costa Blanca||££||Click here|
|Hotel El Guerra||Granada, Sierra Nevada||£||Click here|
|Hotel Mas Pelegri||Girona, Costa Brava||££||Click here|
|Estival Eldorado||Cambrils, Costa Daurada||£||Click here|
|Hotel Zubieta||Lekeitio, San Sebastian||££||Click here|
|Hotel Illa d’Or||Port Pollensa, Mallorca||££||Click here|
|Ritz Carlton Abama||Los Gigantes, Tenerife||£££||Click here|
|Hotel Suites & Villas by Dunas||Maspalomas, Gran Canaria||£||Click here|
Bike hotels in southern Spain
Almeria offers some fantastic cycling routes, with good quality roads that are typically quiet. It’s also a solid choice for Spain cycling tours in the winter, as in winter, it’s warmer here than much of the rest of Europe.
Alegria Palacio Mojacar
Alegria Palacio Mojacar is a great choice. It’s a four-star hotel that’s priced very reasonably, with modern rooms and a beautiful outdoor pool area where you can relax after a long day of cycling. The beach is just a few minutes away too if you have any off days planned and want to sunbathe on the sands.
The hotel has a bike storage facility with tools provided should you need to carry out any repairs or maintenance before your next ride. Bike rental can also be arranged by the hotel if you don’t want to bring your own.
- We love: How quiet the region is, making it a great choice for cycling.
- Be aware: It’s an adults-only hotel so don’t bring the kids.
- Best for: Long, peaceful rides and winter cycling breaks.
Other bike hotels in Costa Almeria
Read our in-depth guide to cycling Almeria, which includes details of the hotel we stayed in.
Staying in the Costa Blanca region opens up some spectacular rides along the Spanish coastline. The best known places for cyclists to stay here are Calpe and Denia.
Hotel Sol y Mar
Hotel Sol y Mar is a beautiful four-star hotel right on the beachfront in Calpe, offering adults a tranquil escape if they want to soak up the sun and unwind. There’s plenty to enjoy including an infinity pool and a choice of restaurants and bars on-site, while every bedroom is modern and tastefully decorated, great for a good rest at the end of a long day.
You won’t have to worry about your bike either – there’s a secure storage facility that includes a bike washing area and repair tools. The hotel has its own laundry facilities including dryers, so you can easily wash your gear before the next ride. While it’s being cleaned, why not enjoy a sports massage in the luxurious spa?
- We love: The beachfront location and the ample cycling facilities.
- Be aware: The coastal roads do have a lot of traffic so stay safe.
- Best for: Adults who want a luxury beach escape combined with a cycling holiday.
Other bike hotels in Calpe and the Costa Blanca
The Sierra Nevada National Park is the ideal choice for cycling tours in Spain that involve rides at altitude. The second-highest mountain range in Europe after the Alps, here you’ll find incredible scenery – and rides that offer a challenge if you’re looking to train.
Hotel El Guerra
Hotel El Guerra is a picturesque two-star hotel set amongst the mountains of the Sierra Nevada near Granada, making it the ideal base for cycling in Spain if you’re looking to build up your fitness and really push your limits. The hotel is a relaxing space to properly unwind at the end of the day, with its own swimming pool and sauna.
The cycling facilities at Hotel El Guerra are relatively new, but they are excellent. As such, the hotel has hosted the Movistar cycling team including Alejandro Valverde, along with the Spanish cycling team during their World Cycling Championships training. A storage facility with a maintenance area and washing facilities keeps your bike safe and ready to go.
- We love: The welcome awarded to cycling enthusiasts.
- Be aware: The rides in this area are not ideal for beginners due to the terrain.
- Best for: Challenging rides combined with beautiful mountain scenery.
Bike hotels in northern Spain
There are many reasons why Girona is considered to be the cycling capital of Europe. While there are some great Girona cycling hotels within the city, it often pays to explore further afield – you can then explore the quaint cobbled streets as the half-way point of your ride, giving you a destination to aim for.
Hotel Mas Pelegri
Hotel Mas Pelegri is a three-star country hotel that’s around 30 km from Girona. It’s set in a charming location with access to fantastic cycling routes, including a series of winding flat roads and a handful of trickier climbs if you’re feeling energetic. Rooms are comfortable and well-appointed, and there’s a 25m pool and yoga studio that you can use too.
Bookable extras include bike rentals and sports massages. There are coaches too, if you want a guide to help you explore the region. If you’re bringing your own bike, there is secure storage as well as bike mechanic services in case anything goes wrong.
- We love: The quiet setting and the extensive cycle routes nearby.
- Be aware: 3 course dinners are available each evening but the remote location means other dinner options are relatively limited.
- Best for: Anyone who wants to explore this famous cycling region.
Other bike hotels in Girona and the Costa Brava
The Costa Daurada region, and in particular the area around Salou and Cambrils, has long been popular for family holidays. As a cycling destination, the area is only recently emerging. While professional teams have trained here, it tends to be a quieter choice for a Spanish cycling tour. Don’t overlook it – the coastal roads and hilly climbs are beautiful.
Estival Eldorado is a family resort near Cambrils Old Town. This four-star hotel has a huge selection of facilities including swimming pools (including slides for younger guests), mini golf, a spa-gym and more. Rooms are simple but comfy, with some offering a sea view.
Cyclists will love it here too as long as you aren’t looking for a small, quiet, boutique hotel. The on-site facility offers bike rental and storage, with dedicated spaces for repairs and cleaning. Flexible meal times are offered for those wanting to set off early, and picnics can be prepared. A selection of organised routes are offered across multiple difficulties if you need some inspiration.
- We love: The balance of family and cycling facilities.
- Be aware: This is a vibrant and lively hotel – not the most peaceful at times.
- Best for: Families who want to try a cycling tour of Spain.
Other bike hotels in Costa Daurada
Read our in-depth guide to cycling Costa Daurada, which includes details of the hotel we stayed in.
San Sebastián, northern Spain
With the Tour de France 2023 starting in Spain’s Basque country, what better time than to consider a holiday here! The weather in this part of the world can be quite variable and it does rain – but the region is noted for its excellent routes along with its great restaurants, perfect for an end-of-day treat.
Hotel Zubieta is a three-star hotel, housed in an 18th-century building located just south of Lekeitio. The position is excellent – you can easily wander into town to enjoy some fine dining, but you don’t have to navigate many busy streets before you’re out exploring the Basque region on your bike.
While the hotel is small, that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in terms of services for cyclists. There’s a storage area for your bikes, and a small repair shop and a bike washing service. Luggage transport is available and you can enjoy free WiFi so you can stay up to date on weather forecasts, and map out your routes.
- We love: The location, close to the quaint town centre but with amazing routes on the doorstep.
- Be aware: It’s a smaller hotel, so not suited to larger travelling groups if you’re all bringing bikes.
- Best for: Exploring quieter cycling routes between Bilbao and San Sebastian.
Bike hotels in the Canary and Balearic Islands
Here’s our pick of the best bike hotels in Mallorca, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
If you’re looking for a scenic cycling hotel, Mallorca has plenty to choose from. Here you’ll join thousands of amateur and professional cyclists who head to the island each year. With mixed terrain and an enthusiastic community, along with plenty of picturesque views, Mallorca cycling holidays are becoming very popular.
Hotel Illa d’Or
Hotel Illa d’Or is a four-star hotel in an attractive building, right on the waterfront of the popular town of Puerto Pollensa, a major hub of biking activity. It has a pool and free Wi-Fi, along with a fitness centre and a restaurant serving great buffet breakfasts and a la carte dinners. Apartments are also available for group bookings.
As with many Mallorca cycling hotels, it is equipped with everything you could need – a bike garage for storage or rentals, a washing zone to prep your bike for the next day, and a washing machine with dryer to get your cycling clothes cleaned fast. There’s also a special menu available with plenty of healthy, energy-packed options.
- We love: The ease of exploring so many cycle routes nearby.
- Be aware: This hotel is not solely focused on cycling and is at the far end of the bay, close to the road leading to Formentor lighthouse.
- Best for: Anyone looking for a beautiful hotel close to the Formentor lighthouse road.
Other bike hotels in Mallorca
Tenerife is a popular choice for professional cyclists as it offers warm-weather altitude training even during the winter months. As such, there are plenty of Tenerife cycling hotels you can choose from.
Ritz Carlton Abama
The Ritz Carlton Abama is located near the coast just south of Los Gigantes. It’s part of the world-renowned Ritz-Carlton chain. This five-star hotel offers stunning facilities for guests, including seven different outdoor pools and eight restaurants, two of which have Michelin stars. Despite its opulence and grandeur, it still welcomes families too and has kids’ clubs to entertain them.
The hotel has a tailor-made cycling centre, which includes hangers designed for various different bikes. There are professional tools for maintenance, with repair support available if you need a hand. Cycling guests get a special welcome pack, and there are personalised routes you can explore directly from the hotel.
- We love: The care that’s gone into the cycling centre, with every resource you could need.
- Be aware: This is a luxury hotel, great for luxury cycling holidays…but with luxury hotel prices.
- Best for: Cyclists looking for a high-end base from which to explore the stunning mountainous terrain.
Other bike hotels in Tenerife
Read our guide to the best bike hotels in Tenerife, or find out more about Tenerife’s cycling routes with our in-depth guide to cycling Tenerife. It includes some other ideas for cycling hotels in and around Tenerife, including several three- and four-star options if you’re after something a little less luxurious than the Ritz Carlton.
Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands is another location that’s well-suited to winter cycling holidays in Spain. The warm weather and ample sunshine, combined with the quality of the roads and varied climbs, offer a good spot for anyone looking to take on some challenging – but rewarding – routes.
Hotel Suites & Villas by Dunas
Hotel Suites & Villas by Dunas is a four-star resort in Maspalomas that offers bungalow-style accommodation, with every villa having its own garden space. It’s a family-friendly resort with multiple pools and a waterpark, along with entertainment for younger guests if they have the energy to stay up after a day’s cycling.
In reality, while there are some easy routes nearby, experienced cyclists will probably enjoy the more tricky terrain and climbs within reach of the hotel. Free Motion, the main company for cycling services on Gran Canaria, has a centre at the hotel which includes bike hire and storage, a workshop for repairs and a selection of guided excursions.
- We love: The expertise of the on-site cycling centre.
- Be aware: While it’s a family-friendly resort, the nearby cycling is better for experienced riders.
- Best for: Long, challenging and rewarding cycle routes by day, comfortable relaxation by night.
Other bike hotels in Gran Canaria
A final word…
I hope this has helped you find your perfect choice of Spanish bike hotel.
Check out our cycling in Spain hub page for all our guides to cycling Spain. Some of our most popular articles are our pick of the best cycling hotels in Girona and Mallorca, our best Spanish cycling destinations, our guide to cycling Girona, Mallorca, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.
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