The last mile is done and dusted. You’re ready to step out of those stiffsoled shoes, drink from a glass rather than a plastic spout, and lay your weary helmet on a smooth, fat pillow.
We’ve hand-picked the best accommodations along our routes to be the perfect complement to the riding and dining. We’ve already gone ahead and placed your luggage neatly in your room. And what a room it is... our guides carefully select and test each lodging, whether it’s a cozy inn, guesthouse, monastery or medieval castle, as much for local flavor and welcoming was amenities and convenience.
Double Rooms for Single Travelers
Single hotel rooms in most of Europe are exactly that: single. A single bed in a tiny room. Many tour operators will charge a supplement for solo travelers and then squeeze them into a room more suited to mops and brooms than a tired cyclist who needs to relax after a long day. Our single supplement charge entitles solo travelers to a double room, with plenty of room to spread out and relax in style.
Here are some of our favorites.
Tuscany’s Fattoria degli Usignoli
Tuscany’s Fattoria degli Usignoli, featured on Assaggio Toscana, Tuscany and the Island of Elba, Giro della Toscana, and Tuscan Fantasy. Ciclismo guests have been staying at the Fattoria for almost fifteen years! Spread over 11 hectares in the heart of Tuscany, the Fattoria has mini-apartments, hotel rooms, an award-winning restaurant, two swimming pools, and plenty of outside space to explore. Set into a Tuscan hillside, the location also offers breathtaking views.
The Su Gologone in Sardegna
The Su Gologone in Sardegna always garners top-notch reviews from our guests on Swept Away in Sardegna and Mediterranean Multisport. It is nestled among ancient olive groves and vineyards, with view of the mountains on the horizon. A delicious mix of the classic and contemporary, the hotel has traditional Sardo architecture accented by antique furnishings, while also featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center and other facilities.
Burgundy’s Abbaye de la Bussière
Burgundy’s Abbaye de la Bussière The crown jewel of our Burgundy, the Abbaye was home to monks and pilgrims for almost 900 years before it was converted into one of the regions best country house hotels. Set in 15 acres of beautiful parkland, the Abbaye offers plenty of space - inside and out - where you can relax and enjoy the unique, refreshing atmosphere of this ancient place. Ideally suited to our gourmand and oenophile guests, the Abbaye’s Michelin-starred restaurant offers wonderful dining and an endless wine cellar.