Independent cycling travel businesses Bikecation has launched a platform that will offer custom-made cycling trips around Europe.
The new concept is the brainchild of the Bikecation team, including cyclist and journalist 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 commented.
“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,” continued Penn. “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. It encompasses bike-friendly hotels – researched and vetted by Bikecation experts, flights – with the option to take your bike, bike bag compatible car hire or airport transfers, plus top of the range hire bikes.
Once booked, cyclists also receive downloadable cycling routes, gpx files, advice on what to see, what to do, and where to eat at their chosen destination. There is also 24-hour back-up support from the Bikecation office and full ATOL and TTA protection.