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Dreamy accommodations to enjoy while on bike tour!
April 24, 2023

Dreamy accommodations to enjoy while on bike tour!

Nothing is better than spending a day exploring a quaint European village by bike, then arriving at your hotel, kicking off your stiff-soled shoes, and laying your tired non-helmet head on a smooth, fluffy pillow.

At Ciclismo Classico, we pride ourselves on selecting accommodations that rejuvenate your soul and take your breath away. Our accommodations are more than a place to sleep and re-energize. They are your home away from home.  From a centuries-old fortress flipped into a luxury oasis to 4-5 star luxury inns featuring state-of-the-art design, we select our lodgings based on cultural significance, boutique style, outstanding amenities, and location, location, location!

Here are some of our favorite accommodations to enjoy after a day of cycling!   

A renovated 12th-century monastery in Northern Portugal.

Northern Portugal will enchant you with its landscape, its vineyards, and its beautiful towns and villages where centuries-old traditions endure. One of the many hidden treasures on our magical bike tour is the stunning Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães.  If there’s anything better than exploring the halls of this former 12th-century monastery, it’s SLEEPING in it! This magnificent retreat was once home to Augustinian monks and then Portuguese royalty. Today, this is the perfect “home away from home” on Day 4 and 5 of our Northern Portugal Bike Tour!

A 13th-century castle straight out of a fairy tale in France.

After rolling through five-star landscapes, top it off with a taste of royalty in France. We love our “home away from home” on Day 5 of our Bike Across France Tour. Staying at Château de Mercuès is a dream come true. This enchanting 13th-century castle was rebuilt as a pleasure palace with vineyards for the bishops of Cahors. Ciclismo guests are treated to the very best: fine wine, noble rooms, and sweeping views of Lot Valley. Allez, Allez!

A Mediterranean Beach-front Oasis in Croatia!

If you are in search of some of the best sunsets add Rovinj, Croatia to your bucket list. Rovinj is one of the most picturesque and romantic towns in the Mediterranean and there’s no better place to catch the sunset than from the balconies of the 5-star Hotel Monte Mulini. (Our home away from home on Day 4 and 5 of our Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula bike tour!) Set in a lush Mediterranean landscape on a hillside, Hotel Monte Mulini overlooks a beautiful small bay and offers sweeping sea views!

A luxury Cave dwelling in Matera!

Located in the southern Italian region of Basilicata, Matera is known as the city of caves with spectacular scenery, a fascinating history, and stylish cave hotels! Yes, many of the hotels are literally carved on the side of a ravine. The Corte San Pietro is no exception. It is a beautiful modern hotel housed in a renovated historical building carved out of stone. Its rooms – all former cave dwellings – feature an elegant yet primitive style, each room is unique and furnished with hand-carved wood and stone items. Explore La Bella Puglia.

An exotic all-pool villa in Morocco!

Morocco is a thrilling place to experience history, architecture, spirituality, and tradition.  Among its hidden gems is the town of Fnideq in Northern Morocco, and we have found the perfect spot to relax after a day of great riding. Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay is a sanctuary for the senses! With four restaurants, a full spa, and a private beach, it is a hidden gem set amidst the rugged Rif Mountains and the golden sands of Morocco’s northern coast.  And did we mention that every villa has its own pool! Explore Bike Across Morocco.

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