Whether you’re idea of a cycling holiday is pottering around country lanes with the family or pushing your fitness up mountainous peaks, a cycling holiday is something everyone can enjoy. Here are six of the Good Hotel Guide’s hotels for cycling holidays in the UK.
With walking and cycling trails from the door and a drying room for when you return, The Cottage in the Wood in Cumbria is a whitewashed 17th century coaching inn with stunning views towards Skiddaw.
The hotel offers a route map to take you to local sites such as Morton Castle, while there’s also the 7 Stanes Cycle Routes, a series of mountain bike centres in Forestry Commission Scotland forests in the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway with 400km of all-weather trails to keep you entertained.
Welcoming dogs as well as their owners, it lends itself to a little luxury and for cyclists it aims to make life easy. There is secure bicycle storage, a hose and brushes to clean bikes after traversing muddy paths, and a bicycle repair kit including pump, tools and first aid available.
Explore the countryside on your bike in bucolic bliss, and when you return there is storage for bicycles and fishing gear to put your mind at rest.
Leisurely activities are a way of life at this hotel, from the outdoor pool to croquet and tennis, but amongst them, of course there is mountain biking. You can hire bikes for adults and children from the concierge, whether you stay within the extensive grounds or head off into the local area.