Are you looking for the best cycling hotels for your next trip?

Sometimes it’s nice to get inspiration for your cycling holiday by starting with an idea for a fantastic, bike friendly hotel you really want stay in. Finding the right hotel for your cycling trip can make a big difference – somewhere that really understands a cyclist’s needs, rather than just superficially trying to attract cyclists in order to fill rooms during shoulder season.

We’ve written this article to share our pick of the best cycle hotels we’ve come across during our travels in Europe. They’re a mix of the hotels we’ve most enjoyed staying in or most wanted to stay in.

We hope our list helps you have a fantastic cycling trip!

Let us know what you think of our choice, and share the hotels you think should have made our list, in the comments below!

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Europe cycling friendly hotels: comparison table

Name Location Price Book
Enjoy Garda bike hotel Lake Garda, Italy £££ Book here

Il Perlo Panorama


Lake Como, Italy ££ Book here

Hotel Funivia bike hotel


Bormio, Italy £££ Book here

Piedmont Bike hotel


Pralormo, Italy ££ Book here

Hotel La Perla


Corvara, Dolomites, Italy £££ Book here

Hotel Dory bike hotel


Riccione, Italy £££ Book here

Hotel Mas Pelegri


Banyoles, Girona, Spain ££ Book here

Sport Hotel Villa Concha


Port de Pollenca, Mallorca £££ Book here
Cordial Mogan Playa Gran Canaria £££ Book here




Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.

Things you need to know before you book a cycling hotel

Hotels v cycling hotels

Many hotels call themselves bicycle friendly hotels and say they cater to cyclists, but really it’s all a bit superficial.

They tolerate cyclists as a useful means of filling their hotel at quiet periods of the year, but they don’t actively embrace cyclists and properly cater to their needs.

By way of example, there’s a huge difference between staying somewhere that turns a blind eye to you sneaking your bike into your room and one that has a state of the art, CCTV monitored, locked bike store and asks whether you’d prefer to keep your bike in your room or in their bike room. You’re going to feel a whole lot more relaxed in the latter than the former!

What we look for in bike friendly hotels

For us the big questions are, do they actively welcome cyclists? What bike-specific facilities are there on the premises? And how easy is it to access the best rides? (There’s more info on what to look for in this article.)

If you find a really good cycling hotel, they’ll have nailed both these points.

But on top of this, the best of the best often also offer something unique and personal about them. There’s often a big personality behind the hotel – usually in the form of one or more of the owners being passionate cycling fan(s). A bit of passion goes a long way in our book!

Location of the best road bike hotels

Not all cycling holiday destinations seem to have a well-developed cycling hotel scene.

When you look at our pick, you’ll see that they are only in Spain and Italy!

Rather than pick hotels just for the sake of having a destination represented, we wanted this article to focus on the hotels that meet our “best of” standards even if that means some places aren’t covered. That’s not to say that there aren’t some great places to stay in other destinations – it’s just we’re being quite picky with the hotels we’ve featured here!

If you want to cycle in a destination not listed here, check out our in-depth destination guide to that area and see our pick of the best hotels in that area (just because they’re not in this “best of the best” list, doesn’t mean they aren’t great places to stay!).

In particular, Italy seems to have a preponderance of really good road cycling-specific hotels – perhaps testament to the fact cycling in Italy is part of the culture and also the fact cyclists love to visit Italy.

Now we just need the rest of the world to catch up!

A final thought

Before you hit book, don’t forget the practicalities!

Examples of things you should check include whether you can get the time off work, travel and pet arrangements – and in this post-Covid world – things like the cancellation terms for your booking, government travel advice (the UK page is here) and that your travel insurance will cover you (our tips on that are here) are particularly important…

But now onto the fun stuff! Our pick of Europe’s best cycling hotels!

Our pick of the best 9 cycling hotels in Europe

In no particular order:

Cycling hotels Italy

We could’ve included a lot more Italy bike hotels on this list – there are some stunners to choose from. But we’ve limited it to only to the best few, including specialist cycling hotels and the best luxury bike hotels for a truly relaxing escape.

1. Garda bike hotel, Lake Garda, Italy

‘Enjoy Garda’ bike hotel is a modern, four-star hotel located close to the south shore of Lake Garda. Run by cycling-mad brothers Alberto and Nicola, the hotel offers tailored cycling holidays with guided bike tours along a variety of flat, hilly and mountain routes. There are daily tours each day; there’s no day off, and you can arrive and depart when you want.

Within the hotel is the Pinarello bike rental centre, where you’ll find a large range of bikes to hire. A variety of bike holiday packages are available at the hotel including guided or self-guided rides, cycling events and gran fondos. The hotel also has a bike room with an alarm, workshop and wash-down area as well as a free daily laundry service.

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We love
The unlimited supply of water, energy drinks, bananas and sandwiches that are provided during rides.
Be aware
There are lots of different packages, so check what’s included to pick the best one for you.
Best for
Cyclists wanting a program of guided rides with small groups limited to 8 to 10 cyclists.

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More info

We visited Lake Garda on a non-cycling holiday (shock, horror) some years ago, so don’t have a destination guide to Lake Garda. Apologies!

2. Il Perlo Panorama, Lake Como, Italy

Hotel Il Perlo Panorama is a family run hotel located on a forested hillside overlooking Lake Como, in the ideal location for exploring the shores of Lake Como and the steep mountain road cycling routes from Bellagio to the southern Brianza hills. It’s also on the way up to the fantastically famous Madonna del Ghisallo. Meals can be enjoyed on the hotel’s terrace while you enjoy the most wonderful lake and mountain views.

It may be a two star hotel, but it offers a bike rental service, a bike repair workshop, a bike washing station, a bike store with video surveillance. Guided tours can be arranged or if you prefer to go off on your own, GPS or paper maps of routes will be provided. There’s also a laundry service and, should you need it, van assistance and medical assistance is available.

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We love
The breathtakingly beautiful location of this hotel on a hill overlooking Lake Como.
Be aware
The hotel bar closes at 10pm.
Best for
Anyone looking to stay amidst stunning scenery.

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More info

We only visited Lake Como for a few days, so sadly didn’t get a chance to write a full guide to this fantastic destination.

Bike room under the hotel Il perlo Panorama Italy

Bike rental under the Il Perlo Panorama Hotel, via Como Lago Bike


3. Hotel Funivia bike hotel, Bormio, Italy

Hotel Funivia is a family-friendly three-star bike hotel located just outside the Stelvio Natural Park in Bormio, Italy. From here you can cycle the iconic Passo dello Stelvio, the second highest Alpine pass, as well as the incredible Gavia and Mortirola; so quite a few classic climbs on your doorstep! The hotel features a wellness area with a pool, sauna and Turkish bath to provide relaxation after a long day on the road. Cyclists can also enjoy ‘tea-time’ when they return each afternoon.

Often cited as one of the best cycling hotels in Italy, Hotel Funivia has a range of facilities for cyclists including secure bike storage with video surveillance, a cycling laundry service, a repair workshop and a recovery service, should you find yourself in difficulty on the road.

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We love
The hotel provides a road book with detailed cycling routes and suggested itineraries.
Be aware
Some of the rooms are a little on the small side.
Best for
Spa lovers – the hotel has a fantastic spa!

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More info

Check out our guide to cycling around Bormio.

Hotel Funivia, Bormio is one of the best cycling hotels Europe

Hotel Funivia makes its passion for cycling clear before you’ve even walked in!


5. Hotel La Perla, Corvara, Dolomites, Italy

Hotel La Perla is a five-star luxury bike hotel in the Dolomites. This historic family-run hotel offers Michelin-star cuisine and features a stunning indoor pool and spa, as well as a huge wine cellar that stores over thirty thousand bottles! Visits to the wine cellar can be arranged free of charge.

Cyclists are given the option to store their bikes in the dedicated bike room or to take them to their bedrooms. There are daily afternoon snacks on offer for cyclists returning from rides around the many bike routes around Sellaronda and the Dolomites.

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We love
The Pinarello Lounge: a room with bicycles displayed on the walls, belonging to cycling heroes such as Nani Pinarello and Bradley Wiggins.
Be aware
If you take a sauna, nudity is the norm.
Best for
Foodies and wine lovers.

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More info…

Read our full guide to cycling the Dolomites here.

Read our article on best cycling hotels in the Dolomites here.


Cycling friendly facilities are essential to be classes as a hotel for cyclists

A good array of bike tools is a must if you want to call yourself a cycling hotel!


6. Hotel Dory bike hotel, Riccione, Italy

The modern and elegant Hotel Dory is a four-star luxury bike hotel located in the centre of Riccione, with its own private beach. Itineraries from here pass through sixteenth-century villages, olive groves and medieval fortresses or you can take longer tours to Rome, Florence or Siena which include stopovers on the way. The hotel features a beautiful restaurant and a wellness area with swimming pool, two whirlpool tubs, aroma grotto, waterfalls, geysers, sauna and Turkish bath.

For cyclists, there’s a safe storeroom that can accommodate 150 bicycles, a fully-equipped workshop and bike wash and a laundry service with drying facilities. Cyclists can participate in a variety of guided excursions and there’s a support van available for the most demanding itineraries.

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We love
Each evening there’s a meeting where the guides talk about routes, local curiosities and give cycling tips.
Be aware
The cycling calendar revolves around a Saturday arrival and a Wednesday rest day so if you arrive on a different day you might find yourself out of sync.
Best for
Couples including non-cyclists as there’s a daily programme of activities such as walking tours, food tastings and excursions via minibus which meet up with the cyclists

Note: Like the Belvedere bike hotel, Hotel Dory is also based in Riccione. We have included it because this is where we actually stayed (rather than the Belvedere). It’s another passionately cycling orientated hotel and a great choice for those on a smaller budget than those at the Belvedere.

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We visited Riccione many years before we started Epic Road Rides, so there’s no destination guide to Riccione, sorry!

Cycling hotels Spain

Spain is home to some incredible cycling destinations, and so rightly is also home to some of the best hotels in Europe for cycling too. These are just a sample of the top bike hotels Spain has to offer. Girona in particular is home to fantastic accommodation – as one of the continent’s biggest destinations for a cycling holiday it of course has plenty of biking hotel options.


8. Sport Hotel Villa Concha, Port de Pollenca, Mallorca

When it comes to Majorca cycling hotels, the SportHotel Villaconcha is hard to beat. This four-star hotel and apartment complex is located in Puerto Pollensa, 200 yards from the beautiful sandy beach at the foothills of the Tramuntara. Puerto Pollensa is where Bradley Wiggins has his second home and you’ll find a great variety of routes to suit all abilities which can be accessed from this location.

After a long day of cycling, guests can relax in the spa with a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and swimming pool. There’s also a heated outdoor pool. Facilities for cyclists include secure bike storage in the dedicated bicycle garage with lockers, a repair workshop, bike wash and free laundry service. There’s a bike rental shop right next door so everything you need is on hand at this cycling resort hotel.

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We love
The varied buffet, which has show-cooking and is open for most of the day.
Be aware
The hotel offers evening entertainment, but this finishes around 9.30 pm.
Best for
Families, as there’s a fantastic kids’ waterpark, bouncy castle and kids’ club.

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More info

Check out our guide to cycling Mallorca.

Read our article on the best cycling hotels and places to stay in Mallorca.

9. Cordial Mogan Playa, Gran Canaria

If you’re looking for the best Gran Canaria cycling hotel, take a look at the four-star Cordial Mogan Playa. This large hotel is set in over 48,000 square-metres of botanical gardens, just a short stroll from the beach at Puerto de Mogan. From here, there are lots of great coastal cycling routes to take along the south coast of Gran Canaria and into the mountains.

The hotel features two huge swimming pools and cyclists can relax in the hot tub, enjoy a massage in the spa or enjoy sports such as tennis, bowling or giant chess. The hotel also has its very own Freemotion bike hire shop which offers daily guided road bike tours.

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We love
Wandering around the beautiful botanical gardens.
Be aware
There’s an extra charge for laundry.
Best for
Foodies, as the hotel has a Michelin-starred a la carte restaurant as well as a buffet restaurant.

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More info

Read our guide to cycling Gran Canaria here.

Check out our other favourite cycling hotels in Gran Canaria here.

What next?!

We’d love to know what you think of our selection. Have you stayed at any of these Europe hotels that allow bikes? How did you find them? Is there an amazing cycling hotel in Europe that we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below!

While on the subject of places to stay – our articles on cycling hotels and places to stay in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Mallorca, Girona, Calpe, Dolomites, Stelvio, Alpe d’Huez, Ventoux, Tuscany, Riccione, Spain, France, UK and Italy could be useful. These contain even more options for package hotel & bike holidays, or if you’re planning your own bespoke trip.

Or we might have put you right off cycling hotels and you might be wondering about holiday camper van hire?!

You might also like our pick of the best luxury cycling tours and our guide to booking a cycling tour.

We’ve got loads of articles to inspire your cycling holidays – for example our list of the best cycling destinations in France and Spain and our guide to the best cycling events in Europe and the world. Or, if you’re after more in-depth information on the best cycling destinations, head to our destinations page where you’ll find links to our in-depth guides to cycling destinations around the world.

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Clare Dewey is a cyclist with a passion for travel. She set up in 2018 to help make it easy for cyclists to explore the world by bike. Today her mission is still inspiring cyclists to discover new places on two wheels – and doing what she can to make sure they have the best possible time while they’re there. Clare has visited 50+ destinations around the world, many of them by bike.

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3 Responses to “9 best cycling hotels in Europe”

  1. Thank you for the great list! We stayed recently at the Belvedere in Riccione. We cannot say enough great things about it, it was an incredible experience and will return again, as many of the other guest had already.

    • Thanks for taking the time to let us know and excellent to hear about the Belvedere! Happy cycling! Clare

    • My wife and I fully second Sylvia’s comments on the Belvedere. We have made two private trips there (the last in April 2022). The service is outstanding, the attention to detail is exceptional, the food amazing and the cycling as good as it gets in that part of the world. Marina, the owner, will always find a solution to keep you delighted. A considerable portion of their guests are either British or North American, and return again and again. Credit where credit is due: it’s not cheap, but it’s a great place for a cycling break.

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