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Can i book more than the lodging through bikotels.com?

Yes, send us an email to [email protected] and we can help you planning your route and booking other services like bike rental, luggage transfers, GPS rental, maps and others.

What can i do in "my tour" page?

You can choose combination of bikotels and routes connecting them, building you own cycle holiday and in the end ask for a booking of all the services needed.

What is a Bikotel?

A Bikotel is an accommodation unit that is part of the Bikotels network and by that is recognized as having good practices in cyclists lodging, understood as a number of facilities and services specially designed thinking in the needs of those that consider road or mountain biking the most important thing in the world.

What is the Bikotel project goal?

Our goal is to set up a network of accommodations, shops and other partners that have bike friendly good practices, which is also a way of contributing for a better environment. We pretend to help turning Portugal a privileged destination for cycle tourism with exceptional conditions for cycle lovers.

What will i find different in a Bikotel?

You will find an accomodation that welcome cyclist and someone who is keen to help you in our cycling vacation, from providing security and care for your bike to the right food for a cyclist.
For sure you will find:
Bike secured garage;
Bike washing facility;
Cyclist menu (carbo,fruit and veggy);
Overnight cycling clothes laundry;
Mini-Bike repair station with basic tool set and pump;
Bike parking lot;
Bike routes for road and/or mountain biking (with maps,technical data and GPS tracks)
And optionally you may find or ask for:
Bike rental
GPS rental
Specialized bike guides
Phone support line with emergency
Associated bike shop for repair
Cyclist Massage
Meteo forecast
Transfer service
Doctor available (or on demand)

Why exists the Bikotel network?

Bikotel label qualify its partners and recognizes the good practices of accommodations and related partners in facilities and services for cyclists. Bikotel partners are specialized business agents related or focused in bicycle users, people that holiday on bike is a must be. Being a Bikotel member makes you different in the tourist world in a positive and distinctive way, turning your place the first choice for bikers.