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Cycle Tourism

BIKECATION LOCATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE

We believe that cycle tourism is on the increase, so we want to provide our readers with the very best information from all over the world.

Our very own mountain bike routes editor in the UK, Sean Howell, is also a British Cycling qualified mountain bike guide.Through our vast global network of writers, we're building up a great network of useful guides and travel companies to take care of you, or simply to help you plan your very own special cycling trip.

During summer 2018, our team have been on bikecation's all over the world, and we'll be adding to the database of advice on this section of the website over the next few weeks.

In particular, Hungary is a superb bikecation location, with sun and spa hotels to soothe you. All you need to do is to smile and ride the miles.


Ride Hard Hungary

This exciting and vibrant country lies at the heart of Europe, and at the heart of European history. With summer long sunshine into the 30s, beautiful countryside and miles of traffic free cycle lanes, you'll be spoilt by this young company.

Staying in 4 star hotels, with famous Hungarian spas to soothe you at the end of each day, you can cycle around magnificent Budapest, or along the 77km long shores of pictureque Lake Balaton. Hungary is just a short flight away, so book yourself some sunshine and fun - say #hellohungary!

Read the articles from editors, Larisa, following her recent travels with Ride Hungary


Touring Lake Balaton - Larisa & Robert in Hungary, Part 1 & Part 2

Deputy editor, Larisa, has spent some time in Hungary recently, touring around the amazing Lake Balaton area with friends from Ride Hard Hungary. Read the first instalment of her account, and find out more about this historic and beautiful country.

Hungary Part One

Hungary Part Two

Hungary Part Three

Touring Lake Tisza

Pyrenees Bike Hotel,

Lourdes

France, Pyrenees

More than a hotel, the Pyrenees Bike Hotel  is a concept for all: families, friends, groups, beginners and professionals alike. Our highly qualified and motivated  team is the partner that you are looking for in the Pyrenees, helping you to discover the region and its mythical climbs. Click the image and start the adventure of a lifetime..

 

Europa Monetti

Bike Hotel

Cattolica, Italy

This high quaility hotel on the Adriatic coast of Italy is a specialist sports and cycling centre. All forms of cycling are catered for, from EBike hire to triathlon,road and mountain bike. A bikeshop, guiding, servicing, maps and trails, the hotel is the ideal venue for all who love cycling. And at the end of the day, enjoy superb Italian hospitality and food.

 

Hotel San Marco

Bike Hotel

Cattolica, Italy

This stylish hotel, on the Italian Adriatic coast, specialises in cycling tourism. It has a secure bike room with CCTV, workstation and tools, bike hire services and can provide superb cycling tours exploring this amazing region, before enjoying Italian cuisine in their fantastic hotel. All you need to do is keep smiling and having a great time. 

 

Fantastic facilities at the Hotel Europa Monetti, where our close friends also look after the guests, as only the Italians can...


 

Marmalade MTB

UK MTB Guide

Through passion, dedication and experience, Marmalade MTB can take your mountain biking on the South Downs to a new and exciting level. Our professional guided mountain bike rides are delivered across the South Downs National Park, Surreys Hills and beyond, in North Wales, Scotland and the North of England.


L'Ardechoise 2018: France

A small classical race of a little village in Ardèche has become the greatest mass cycling event on mountain roads in the world. Click here to read more and find out about this amazing cycling festival in France.


After an absence of two years, Christian ESTROSI decided to relaunch the Tour Metropole Nice Cote d'Azur, to let you experience an exceptional human and sporting adventure. This unique cycling rally-raid of 768 km over 7 stages, with a total climb of 19, 400 metres, will give you everything that cycling has to offer.

With a start and finish in Nice, participants will take to the legendary passes of the Cote d'Azur territory, which throughout history have built the legend of the greatest cycle races: the Col d'Eze which was the stage for so many exploits on the Paris-Nice, as well as the Col de Tende and the Col de Turini.

They will also measure up to a unique time-trial at the Col de la Bonette before finishing this beautiful week on the Promenade des Anglais.

A magnificent challenge to meet!


Bike Rentals France

If youre heading to France for a bikecation, this superb company will look after you, by supplying a number of bikes to meet your needs, then shipping the bikes all over France to your hotel. They have elite bikes for serious racers, and touring bikes with great Ortleib panniers too, and they organise events throughout the season.

We're using them ourselves this year, and that has to be the best endorsement we can give you. Click the logo below to visit their website.