We are the managers of 5 hotels that have given life to “Italy Cycling Holidays“, a group of bicycle enthusiasts. Probably there have never been but more than ever, this is the love for the most beautiful sport in the world to live on vacation, even away from home The bicycle!
We are hoteliers cyclists, who prepare the holiday competently cycling tours, all the perfect services for you that pedal, as well as all the delights that only true Italy can give you: food, views, culture, hospitality and tours. Book in our hotels and discover how is nice to ride together.
When I write to you that you will enter a part of a large family, it is not just a saying. Our hotels are run by expert families who welcome cyclists. In fact, in each of these families, there is something that certainly does not lack: an unbridled love for the bike.
Bike Hoteliers: that’s what we like to call ourselves! Our tradition has been lost over time, but our family’s passion, since 1954, has not changed. The curiosity and pleasure of learning new stories, meeting other lives and sharing interests, grows each year and brings a wealth to our social spirit. Always trying, climbing into the saddle first, we continually evaluate our services which continue to grow each year, and we work hard to keep improving.
When Giuliano began, wind barriers, energy bars and padded shorts did not exist – instead, he had newspapers for under his jersey, a nice salami sandwich for energy and sweaty skin to give him strength! But now Lorenzo and Philip even more (also guides) keep up with the new developments and technology. Francesca wears her loveliness on the pedals well and her smile doesn’t lessen, even uphill.
Silvia and Primula on the other hand, are unbeatable at marvellous picnics and snacks on the hill, and there no one can beat them! Silvia however, knows what it takes to be athletic and it results in your having a successful holiday! Young Carlotta, aspiring cyclist, sets the pace for all of us and if we fall behind, she encourages us not to give up … of course.
Started in 2005, we are the first and original bike hotel located in the south of Lake Garda & Verona, offering customized services for all cyclo-tourists. Brothers Alberto and Nicola have created unforgettable, quality, tailored cycling holidays in Italy with daily guided bike tours / excursions along a variety of flat, hilly and mountainous routes, for all levels of riders, from recreational to competitive.
You will meet us and all our family, we own and personally manage Garda Bike Hotel in Peschiera del Garda. Our family has been in the hospitality business for 3 generations. Our father, Lorenzo, has been in the hospitality industry all of his life, first managing restaurants in the Veneto region, and then hotels. We grew up working with and learning the business from our grandfather and father, but they taught us more than the business – they taught us how to make our guests feel welcome. Our mother, Elvira, has always worked side by side with Lorenzo, and she has a knack for adding those small details that delight our guests, like fresh cut flowers that she raises, and home made sweets that she bakes from scratch. While we worked with our dad, it occurred to us that we had some of the best cycling roads in all of Italy right in our own backyard, and we were in a position to share all of this with other cyclists – cyclists that wanted to come and experience authentic Italian cycling.
And thus, in 2005 Garda Bike Hotel was born. We started with a small program, taking guests cycling through the vineyards, into the mountains and along the lake, to enjoy the roads and terrain that are so unique to our area. As we grew, we partnered with high end bicycle companies for bike rentals, and hired professional guides to lead guests of varied riding abilities. In 2012, we found a hotel to call our own, undertook a complete renovation and brought the Garda Bike Hotel project to our newest venture – Enjoy Garda Hotel, a 4 star modern hotel, rated the 23rd best hotel in all of Italy by Trip Advisor. We now run the hotel, along with Lorenzo and Elvira and our extended family…our hotel staff – hand selected by us and, we think, the best staff around. Our hotel is new and modern, but, what has remained constant is our commitment to our guests – if you visit us at Garda Bike Hotel, we promise that you will feel welcomed, that you will be treated well, and that you will ride some of the best rides of your life. When you are staying with us, you are not just staying at our place of business, you are staying with family.
Piedmont Bike Hotel – Lo Scoiattolo and the entire Marsaglia family welcome you to Pralormo! We have made genuine hospitality our business for nearly fifty years and three generations; time has passed quickly and thanks to our guests we have been able to grow together and we’ll never stop.
Gianni is the Director of the hotel, he’ll be together with and inseparable from Luigina, to give you a good morning before you start breakfast. Samuele and Eleanora’s smile will make you feel at home and strolling in our park, you will surely meet Filippo, Gianni’s father and founder of the hotel. And he stays busy each day with the care of the flowers and the large park.
Since 2011 we … climbed also by bicycle, a brand new project to which we have devoted our enthusiasm and our passion. We are in the heart of Piedmont, a few pedal strokes from the most beautiful hills, UNESCO heritage sites, why not enjoy them slowly in the saddle? We await you.
A friend of all cyclists! This is important to us. Anyone who comes through the door of our hotel will be treated as a friend with whom we will share a true cycling experience on our amazing climbs. Elisa and Daniele, ski instructors and sports fans, have made Hotel Funivia a temple for cycling, where everything is made for cycling.
Daniele, an expert guide, shows his passion to all the cycling friends that accompany him, pampers them, challenges them on the legendary climbs, and then shares the experience with them over a beer at the hotel’s cycling café.
From the front desk to the kitchen, from the guest rooms to the bike room, the atmosphere is cyclist friendly, for which we give thanks to our guests, and now our friends. Everything becomes simple and spontaneous when done from the heart. And even up there, on our beloved mountains, we’ll take you with a smile. Welcome to Hotel Funivia!
Since we were born we have always winked at the world of sport and in particular the great cycling. Fiuggi has always been home to numerous stages of the Tirreno-Adriatico and the Giro d’Italia and many have been the champions who have stayed at Silva Splendid. We are the reference hotel for those who want to know Rome, its countryside and the surrounding Apennines.
There are numerous itineraries that we have designed for you and your friends, the result of our passion for this ancient land, beautiful and still authentic. Our slogan is: ride with us through 2000 years of history! Our families, Catalano and Visocchi, have always considered cycling as the best way to appreciate our Terra Ciociara. For years we have been linked to Bianchi, the bike that for us represents Italy and its great champions: Bottecchia, Girardengo, Olmo, Coppi, Gimondi, Adorni, Argentin and Marco Pantani. Now a beautiful partnership with Pinarello, world champion, has completed our great palmarés.
We have been hosting for over a hundred years and it is always a pleasure to welcome, together with our staff, cyclists from all over the world, listen to their stories and share with them: emotions, cuisine, panoramas, art and culture. We are a good team, a team that will not let you down: come and visit us.