Bikecation, one of Europe’s leading independent cycling travel businesses, has launched what is billed as a simple and sleek digital booking platform that will aim to ‘revolutionise cycling holidays throughout Europe by offering a one-stop website to book custom-made cycling trips in minutes to suit all budgets.’
With an extensive network of Europe’s top destinations, iconic bike rides and cycling-friendly hotels at its disposal, Bikecation is seeking to become the go-to-site for all cyclists. According to Bikecation, the strain and stress of booking a cycling holiday – or organising one for friends – is over. Bikecation aims to offer value for money, a simplified booking process and a dedicated team of cycling experts who will take care of organisational requirements.
The new concept is the brainchild of the Bikecation team, including round-the-world cyclist, author, journalist and TV personality Rob Penn. “‘Booking your own cycling holiday or short break was never straight forward – knowing where to go and when, then different websites for flights, hotels, airport transfers and plotting routes. Well, we’ve taken all the faff out. You can now sort the whole thing on one website, to your budget.”
He continued, “With guided cycling holidays, you have to join a group of people who you don’t know and you’re limited to set dates and locations. With our website, you could be out for a drink on Thursday night with friends, book online over a pint, climb Alpe d’Huez and Galibier over the weekend, and be back in the office on Monday morning.”
Bikecation allows cyclists to browse, select and book holidays to over 50 locations across Europe, in just a few clicks. There are options to book bike-friendly hotels (researched and vetted by Bikecation experts), flights (with the option to take a bike), bike bag compatible car hire or airport transfers, and top of the range hire bikes.
Once booked, cyclists also receive tailored advice to their inbox, including downloadable cycling routes, gpx files, advice on what to see, what to do, and where to eat at their chosen destination. There is also the bonus of 24-hour back-up support from the Bikecation office and full ATOL and TTA protection.
The new Bikecation website offers a range of destinations and iconic climbs in France, Italy, Spain and the UK, from Yorkshire to Mallorca and from the Stelvio to Pico del Veleta. Bikecation also offers the chance to explore lesser known cycling hot spots such as the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland.