Unusual Places to Stay on a Cycling Holiday with Freedom Treks

To ensure Freedom Treks’ customers enjoy a truly memorable break cycling through Europe’s most interesting corners, many of its itineraries offer guests the chance to stay in unusual places.

From cave houses to converted convents, the leisure cycle holiday specialist has a range of weird and wonderful accommodation options that are guaranteed to make a visit even more spectacular.

Catherine Gray, Head of Freedom Treks, says: “Many of our customers believe that, after spending the day cycling through spectacular scenery, there’s nothing more memorable than overnighting somewhere that’s off the beaten track.  Best of all, our guests can rest assured that our carefully selected accommodation will make their cycling holiday extra memorable – for all the right reasons.”

Freedom Treks reveals its favourite five quirky accommodation options across Europe:

  1. Brewery Tour (Austria & Germany: 4 nights from £292pp) – Beer is an intrinsic part of Bavarian and Austrian life, so this cycling tour offers an unusual chance to soak up the local culture. In the foothills of the Austrian mountains, one hotel has taken liquid refreshment to a new level with the introduction of the country’s first beer bath. Given the brew’s associated health benefits, this is an unforgettable way to relax and soothe away any ale-ments after a great day in the saddle.
  2. Conquistadors & Paradors (Spain: 6 nights from £749pp) – For those who dream of being surrounded by history without going scrimping on modern day luxury, this magnificent trip through western Spain certainly ticks all the boxes. Punctuated by Paradors, elegant hotels found inside immaculately restored palaces, castles and monasteries, Extremadura is a treasure-trove of Iberia’s conquistador past and holidaymakers on this trip will be lucky enough to experience five wonderful examples.
  3. Turku Archipelago (Finland: 6 nights from £867pp) – What better way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life than island-hopping through this unspoilt Nordic wilderness. On this biking adventure, lucky cyclists will get to stay in a thatched cabin offering stunning archipelago views across the Gulf of Botnia from its very own private beach and terrace. Coincide this trip with the region’s famous midnight sun for unadulterated island bliss all day – and night – long.
  4. Puglia (Italy: 7 nights from £492pp) – This week-long self-guided tour around south east Italy starts with an underground twist, staying in one of Matera’s sumptuously decorated ancient cave houses. Like its neighbouring dwellings, the stone hotel was carved out of soft rock and lived in from Paleolithic times until halfway through the 20th One unforgettable night here and it’ll be clear why UNESCO describes Matera’s sassi caves as the most outstanding example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean.
  5. Balearic Islands (Spain: 7 nights from £1,259pp) – Get ready for a swashbuckling cruise through uninhabited islets and ever-changing landscapes on a historic three-masted barque. From Ibiza to Mallorca, the graceful Tallship Atlantis sets sail for some of the Balearics’ most beautiful coastal cycling and drops anchor in some of the archipelago’s most secluded bays and exclusive harbours along the way.

For more information on cycling holidays or to book call 01273 224066 or visit www.freedomtreks.co.uk.