Five Stays to ride a bike and celebrate World Bicycle Day

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04 June, 2024

World Bicycle Day advocates the benefits of cycling and promotes this environmentally friendly and sustainable means of transportation. According to bookingcom research, more than half (54%)* of global travelers intend to use more sustainable modes of transport while traveling in 2024 and two-fifths (41%)* is planning their trip specifically so they can walk or bike. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, here are five places to stay to celebrate this day in a both fun and impactful way.

Flandrien Hotel, Brakel, Belgium

Flandrien Hotel is a great place for both bike lovers and cycling teams. The property offers a variety of race bikes and helmets to rent as well as navigation bike computers pre-installed with popular routes of the surrounding region. Guests can spend some time at the hotel’s photo exhibition by a popular cycling photographer or check its Pop-Art collection celebrating the lives of Flemish and international cycling legends. Highly endorsed for cycling, countryside and walking, Brakel is located in the Flemish region of Belgium. The vibrant city of Ghent is a two hour bike ride away and guests can enjoy a variety of activities there like a guided biking tour to explore Ghent's iconic sights or even a guided tour with an offroad E-Scooter if wanting to give tired legs a rest from pedaling.

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Hotel Crillon le Brave, Crillon-le-Brave, France

Located in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of Southeastern France, Hotel Crillon le Brave is an elegant property surrounded by beautiful vineyards and olive trees. Characterized by traditional stone houses and cobbled streets, the hilltop village of Crillon le Brave offers stunning views of the surrounding Provencal landscape and Mont Ventoux. Highly endorsed for cycling, scenery and nature walks, Crillon-le-Brave is a great base to plan a day out with bicycles. Guests can rent a bike and cycle along the vineyards and lavender fields, taking place from mid-June to the end of July. The picturesque city of Avignon is a leisurely two hour bike ride away and there travelers can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities like a guided bus tour to the lavender fields or a guided walk through Avignon's medieval center. 

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Willows Lodge, Woodinville, United States of America

Whether alone or with friends, one of the best ways to celebrate World Bicycle Day is by simply going for a bike ride. Nestled in the picturesque town of Woodinville, in Washington state, Willows Lodge is great for cycling enthusiasts who need a base for their rides to scenic trails and winery tours. Guests can borrow a bike from the hotel and explore the Sammamish River Trail, a 10 mile (16 km) bike path and recreational rail trail, perfect for those looking for a relaxing  ride in Woodinville. The city hosts various cycling events and races throughout the year, where travelers can ride, socialize and enjoy the views. After a busy day cycling in the great outdoors, guests can relax at the lodge’s spa area and enjoy spa treatments as well as refreshing face and body therapies. 

Willows Lodge, Woodinville, United States of America

Trail's End, Elgin, South Africa

Set in the foothills of the Elgin Valley, Trail's End Bike Hotel provides easy access to some of South Africa’s most popular biking trails for all levels. Guests can use the hotel’s bike rental service, while those traveling with their own bike can take advantage of the secure storage space or make any necessary repairs at the onsite bike store and repair shop. Highly endorsed for relaxation and countryside, the lush area of Elgin is about 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Cape Town and is surrounded by imposing mountains and numerous scenic trails. Travelers who want to spend the day in Cape Town can choose from a variety of activities like booking an audio-guided walking route along the scenic, oceanfront walkway or a water bike tour off the coast of nearby Simon’s Town.

Trail's End, Elgin, South Africa

Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort, Tabanan, Indonesia

Offering free bikes, Ulaman Eco Luxury Resort is an adults-only villa complex, perfect for those looking for a secluded stay to rechange. Set within a lush tropical forest, this unique stay is home to a lake, a twin waterfall and a river that runs through its premise. Highly endorsed for nature and countryside, the town of Tabanan in Central Bali is home to beautiful temples as well as scenic bike routes through expansive rice paddies. Travelers can cycle through the traditional villages of the surrounding area and learn about the Balinese culture by interacting with the locals. The city of Ubud is about 28 miles (45 km) away, and travelers can choose from a variety of outdoor activities like a private guided tour at Sumampan waterfall or a private day tour with a local.

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