It is well known that cycling tourism offers great opportunities for all accommodation businesses. However, this also entails that hotels have to make some adaptations in order to be perfectly equipped for bike tourists. If you would like to know how to make your hotel every cyclist’s dream, read on.
1. find out about cycling routes near your hotel.
Do you know the bike paths that pass by your hotel? No?
Then it’s high time to familiarize yourself with them. This knowledge is useful and important in many ways, more on that later.
To make your search easier, we’ve put together a collection of websites where you can get information about cycling routes near you as quickly and easily as possible.
For cycling tours in Austria
Radtouren.at Here you will find an interactive cycling map, with different filters such as location, tour type, passable or not passable for a targeted search.
You can ideally use the site as a research tool for e.g. your receptionists to best inform their bike tourists about their options.
For cycling tours in Germany
Routenplander.de This site offers you a clear map with drawing in, as well as a listing including. Designations of all bike paths (ideal for indicating on your own homepage which bike path passes by the hotel).
For cycling tours in Switzerland
Schweizmobil.ch This site also offers a map with all marked bike paths including filter options according to difficulty, family friendliness and many more.
For bike tours in South Tyrol
Suedtirolerland.it Again, you will find a map with all the bike paths, as well as the possibility to get more detailed information about each individual bike path, in order to give hotel visitors both geographical info and knowledge about the ground conditions and time duration of their tour.
2. offer info about bike routes on your homepage and at your reception desk
Of course, it is important that your involvement in gathering knowledge about bike paths has a purpose. Namely, sharing this knowledge on your homepage. This will make the search for potential guests a lot easier, because they will now also find your site via certain keywords related to cycling. In addition, it is noticeable that you are concerned with the needs of your guests and that you care about their satisfaction. There should also be enough knowledge at the reception to assist guests with some information about bike paths and tours.
3. make sure you have a biker room that meets the needs of your guests
The ADFC Cycling Travel Analysis 2022 found that 42% of respondents had taken an e-bike on a cycling vacation in 2021. Since these bikes are very expensive, it is especially important that hotel guests can be sure that their bikes will be well stored during their stay. In addition, comfort should not be lacking when it comes to being able to dry and preserve equipment as well as clothing. For this purpose, we have developed the appropriate products, which can be completely adapted to their needs and thus combine quality and practicality. Especially charging e-bike batteries in the hotel room is not only impractical, but also very dangerous! We have found the ideal solution to this problem: To the solution
You can find more information about our bikerooms here: To the biker rooms
4. include also day tourists in your efforts
Day visitors should also be considered as part of bicycle tourism and therefore should not be excluded in the considerations. The hotel industry can support this in the form of expansion and development of open spaces, to bike-friendly places around your building, for example, with easily accessible parking facilities. Many people, especially if they are new to cycling, like to make shorter trips and are therefore very happy about the possibility to safely store their bikes, for example, to see sights in peace without having to worry about their bikes.
5. get the bed+bike seal
If you would like your hotel to meet a normed standard when it comes to bike tourism, we recommend acquiring the Bett+Bike seal. This seal ensures transparency in the almost endless offer for bike tourists, and also stands for high quality of hotel equipment as well as services. More than 5,900 accommodation facilities, spread across Europe already bear the Bett+Bike seal. If your interest is piqued, you can find more info in the blog entry “Bed and Bike: The Seal of Quality for Your Home – My Bike Room“.
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