This article shares our pick of the best luxury bike hotels in Europe.
When planning a cycling holiday, we often focus on the destination, with consideration of the best cycling hotel to stay in as a follow up. But sometimes, you just want a big dollop of luxury – and at those times, deciding the luxury hotel comes first and the destination comes second! If that’s the case, this article is perfect for you, because all the hotels are at the luxury end of the market.
A luxury cycling hotel will cost a bit more than your everyday options, but it’s worth it if that’s the kind of holiday you prefer. You’ll get incredible service and some fantastic facilities to help you unwind after you’ve spent the day exploring or training.
We’ve written this article to share our pick of some of the best luxury bike hotels we’ve come across during our research on cycling in Europe. They’re a mix of the hotels we’ve most enjoyed staying in or most wanted to stay in.
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Luxury bike hotels Europe: comparison table
Palazzo del Capitano
|Tuscany, Italy||£££||Book here|
|Lousã, Portugal||££||Book here|
|Cala Blava, Mallorca||£££||Book here|
Hotel Suite Villa Maria
|Costa Adeje, Tenerife||£££||Book here|
Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity
|Maspalomas, Gran Canaria||£££||Book here|
|Secrets Lanzarote||Puerto Calero, Lanzarote||£££||Book here|
SH Villa Gadea
|Altea, Costa Blanca, Spain||££||Book here|
Hotel Santa Marta
|Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain||£££||Book here|
|Copenhagen, Denmark||£££||Book here|
Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.
Luxury bike hotels in Europe
We’ve picked out nine of the best hotels for enjoying luxury biking trips across Europe. Let’s take a look at the options now:
Luxury bike hotels in Italy
There are many Italy bike hotels you could choose from if you want to explore this incredible country. It’s home to many stunning regions, some tough mountains, and, of course, fantastic food.
The best bike hotels Tuscany has to offer include a mix of budget and luxury options – be sure to read our guide to cycling Tuscany when planning your trip.
Palazzo del Capitano, Tuscany
The Palazzo del Capitano hotel is a four-star property in San Quirico d’Orica. It’s situated just inside the city walls, so you’ve got easy access to the surrounding countryside and cycle routes. It’s a 15th-Century building with sumptuous rooms, a quaint terrace where you can unwind, and a large garden with its own vegetable patches – with the produce used in the hotel’s own Michelin-recommended restaurant.
While the hotel’s own cycle amenities are limited, it is directly adjacent to a bike store that offers storage, rental and a workshop space if you need to carry our repairs. It has a wash station too. If you prefer, you can arrange luxury biking tours directly with the hotel, and enjoy rental included in the price.
- We love: The fantastic food and the charming setting.
- Be aware: The restaurant isn’t in the main building but is only a short walk away.
- Best for: A tranquil luxury escape with the Tuscany roads right on your doorstep.
Luxury bike hotels in Portugal
Portugal isn’t just sun, sand and sea – though it has all three in abundance. It offers a great variety of cycling routes too, including hilly terrain, flat roads and amazing views.
Read our guide to the best bike hotels in the Algarve if you want more options on places to stay for a cycling break.
Octant Lousa, Lousã
The Octant Lousa hotel offers stunning four-star accommodation in Lousã within an 18-Century palace. It perfectly blends heritage features with more modern touches, creating a contemporary decor style that still pays tribute to the ornate designs of the original palace. It’s World Heritage-listed and offers spacious rooms with large en-suite bathrooms and luxury amenities. There’s a pool and a seasonal restaurant offering Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.
It’s positioned right next to the mountains, with some idyllic cycling routes to explore. The hotel has its own bike storage area and offers bike rental too, along with a repair station and washing area. The hotel can arrange guided rides, and sports massages are available to help you recover after a long day climbing the hilly terrain.
- We love: The reasonable pricing for a luxurious experience.
- Be aware: There’s no gym at the hotel – cycling will be your only exercise!
- Best for: Enjoying great food, great scenery, and even better service.
Luxury bike hotels in Mallorca, Spain
Loved by pro teams and amateur cyclists alike, Mallorca’s a fantastic destination for a relaxed break or training camp. Check out our ultimate guide to cycling Mallorca when planning your trip.
There are plenty of luxury places to stay for Mallorca bike trips too, so you can plot your dream getaway with ease.
Cap Rocat, Cala Blava
Set in a quiet bay south of Palma, the Cap Rocat is a former military fortress near Cala Blava that offers five-star luxury accommodation. It’s a small hotel (just 29 rooms) but it has a wealth of features, including an outdoor pool, sun terrace and spa. There’s tennis courts and a fitness centre with a personal trainer, with outdoor yoga and pilates classes. There are two restaurants on-site serving fresh Mediterranean and worldwide cuisine.
Cycle hire can be arranged through the hotel with local companies – a wide range of bikes are available and they’ll be dropped off at the hotel for your stay, and collected at the end. Storage is available on-site during your stay.
- We love: The incredible views out over the water from the rock-carved sun terrace – stunning.
- Be aware: It’s an adults-only hotel. Also, group bookings may be tricky due to the hotel’s size – check availability.
- Best for: Exploring Mallorca by day, and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere at night.
Luxury bike hotels in Tenerife, Spain
Smooth roads, scenic mountains, and year-round sunshine – a luxury cycling break in Tenerife offers everything you could ask for.
While we’ve chosen a luxury hotel in Costa Adeje, make sure to also read our guide on the best places to stay in Tenerife since it covers Playa La Arena and Puerto de la Cruz as well.
Hotel Suite Villa Maria, Costa Adeje
The Hotel Suite Villa Maria is a five-star hotel complex in south-west Tenerife, just 1km from La Caleta de Adeje Beach. It’s a breathtaking property, offering individual villas with furnished terraces and amazing views. Villas have either a hot tub or private pool, their own kitchen, and bathrooms with hydromassage showers. A buffet breakfast is available while the a la carte restaurant offers traditional cuisine.
Bike rental and repair services are available, along with guided tour options. You can store your bike in your villa for the duration of your stay. The hotel also has the Tenerife Top Training complex next door if you wish to arrange group training meets, with extensive sports facilities for hire.
- We love: The tranquility of each villa, and the excellent sporting facilities.
- Be aware: The Tenerife Top Training complex attracts teams from many sports – it can be busy. Book large group trips early!
- Best for: Enjoying stunning hotel facilities with amazing views as you recover from the day’s riding.
Luxury bike hotels in Gran Canaria, Spain
Gran Canaria is another great destination for winter cycling breaks and has a mix of terrain to suit all abilities. Our ultimate Gran Canaria cycling guide tells you all you need to know to plan your luxury trip.
There are plenty more cycle hotels in Gran Canaria to choose from, too – so if you need something a little less expensive or you want to be away from the bustle of Maspalomas, you have a lot of choices.
Salobre Hotel Resort & Serenity, Maspalomas
The Salobre Hotel offers fantastic five-star accommodation set within the Salobre Golf Course, around 15 minutes drive from Maspalomas. Rooms offer terrace views of the mountains, which you can then set off to explore by bike. When winding down, you’ll be able to enjoy 7 outdoor swimming pools, a wellness centre, and a gym. There are three restaurants to choose from as well.
You’ll be able to arrange bike rental through the hotel and there’s a storage area with wash station and repair tools for guests to use. Cycling guests even get a special gift on arrival. However, it’s important to look at the map and note that road access is quite limited; you might end up needing to hire a car to get to the start of your rides, if you want to enjoy road biking around the island. For those that prefer riding on fatter tyres, here are mountain trails you can access from the hotel.
- We love: The incredible range of luxury features, including 7 pools and 3 restaurants.
- Be aware: A hire car is a must if you want a biking holiday around Gran Canaria.
- Best for: Anyone interested in a luxury break first, with some mountain cycling included – rather than a full-on training camp.
Luxury bike hotels in Lanzarote, Spain
Lanzarote is another great choice for Canary Island loving cyclists, with smooth roads, challenging hills, and pretty coastal routes.
Secrets Lanzarote, Puerto Calero
Secrets Lanzarote is a five-star adults-only resort in Puerto Calero offering world-class service and facilities. The hotel has four heated outdoor pools and six different gourmet dining options, including a grill restaurant. Sports facilities include tennis and squash courts, and there’s a free gym too.
From the hotel you can easily reach some of the coastal cycling routes, along with Tamanfaya National Park. There’s bike rental available at the hotel, along with secure bike storage for overnight. Buffet breakfast options let you get on the road early, while sports massages are available at the spa.
- We love: The sheer choice of dining venues, all of which offer high-quality cuisine.
- Be aware: The spa is charged, and one of the pools is for Preferred Club members only.
- Best for: Enjoying a touch of exclusivity whilst exploring the varied scenery of Lanzarote.
Luxury bike hotels in Costa Blanca, Spain
The Costa Blanca, encompassing the coastal towns of Calpe, Denia and inland gems too, is one of the best year-round destinations for a cycling break in all of Europe. The incredible mountains and warm climate make Calpe a favourite region of pro cycling teams, while families love the stretching sandy beaches.
Amongst the many Costa Blanca bike hotels, there are some stunning luxury options to choose from.
SH Villa Gadea, Altea
The SH Villa Gadea offers guests the celebrity treatment, with a five-star property just outside Altea that offers expansive sea views. The hotel has four restaurants serving everything from local to Japanese cuisine, rooms are bright, modern and very spacious, and bathrooms have a hydromassage bath – perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day of cycling.
You can also get professional help with that – the Thalasso Spa has a range of treatments and massages, including deep tissue massages. To justify it, you’ll be able to enjoy a wealth of great cycling routes nearby, thanks to the on-site cycling centre with bike hire, repair station and secure off-road storage.
- We love: The expansive lagoon pools – great for unwinding in the evening.
- Be aware: Some seasons are more reasonably price than others – if you’re flexible on dates, you might find a great luxury deal.
- Best for: Enjoying all the amazing cycling from nearby Altea, but with an opulent base to recover each night.
Luxury bike hotels in Costa Brava, Spain
The Costa Brava is a wonderful choice for a luxury biking holiday. You get the cycling mecca of Girona, and the stunning beaches of the surrounding regions too.
Hotel Santa Marta, Lloret de Mar
The Hotel Santa Marta in Lloret de Mar is is a gorgeous five-star resort that sits on the edge of the Santa Cristina beach but is surrounded by seven hectares of woodland, offering a unique setting that’s truly picturesque. Rooms are available with either a sea view or a woodland view. There are four dining options and a fantastic wellness spa offering a huge range of treatment options.
This luxury hotel is also great for cycling breaks. There’s an on-site Cycling Centre with a storage garage and separate workshop and washing areas, including the tools you’ll need for basic repairs. There’s also a large gym for stretching off any aches at the end of the day.
- We love: The setting – getting both woodland and beach scenery is incredible.
- Be aware: The hotel doesn’t advertise bike hire, but it is available nearby.
- Best for: A unique luxury experience with fantastic cycling trails nearby.
Luxury bike hotels in Denmark
Finally, while Denmark might not be your first thought when looking for a luxury bike hotel for a relaxing getaway, it is home to one of the best bike-friendly cities in the world: Copenhagen.
If you aren’t looking for the famous mountains and coastal routes of the rest of Europe, and prefer a more urban break, a Copenhagen cycling break could be perfect.
Nobis Hotel, Copenhagen
The Nobis Hotel is a beautifully appointed five-star hotel right in the centre of Copenhagen. The early-19th Century exterior belies some fantastic contemporary accommodation within, with designer furniture, exceptionally spacious rooms and bathrooms, and supremely comfortable beds. The hotel has a fitness centre with sauna, and an incredible restaurant serving seasonal produce.
The hotel does have bike rental available, subject to availability, costing DKK250 per day (around £30 per day). If you arrange your own bike hire (there are bike stores within walking distance) then you can also use the outdoor rack to secure it.
- We love: The stylish features throughout the hotel.
- Be aware: The bikes for hire are lightweight city bikes – if you want to get out on the roads, consider hiring a road bike elsewhere.
- Best for: A relaxed cycling break exploring the canals and quaint streets of Copenhagen.
So many choices for your luxury biking holiday in Europe – no matter what kind of cycling break you want, there’s a four- or five-star hotel to suit! Let us know if you’ve got any recommendations of your own as well.
Here are some of our other Europe cycling guides to help when planning your break:
- 13 Best Cycling Challenges in Europe
- 12 Best Cycling Destinations in Europe
- 16 of the Best European Cycling Routes
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