The Bikotel Vision


bikotel stands for happy cycle tourists.

It’s a network of accommodations and destinations committed to welcoming those arriving by bicycle. We want to make Portugal a privileged destination for cycle holidays, with exceptional conditions for all bike lovers. The bikotel seal guarantees a positive differentiation among those who can’t part with their bicycle on holidays or weekends.

What is a bikotel destination?

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ROUTES

bikotel destinations are carefully designed to guarantee the best cycling experience. Whether from hotel to hotel or based on a single accommodation, destinations such as the Atlantic Coast or the Historic Villages have perfectly integrated networks of routes and accommodations that allow you to make the most of your holidays or weekends.

This level of structuring is only possible thanks to partnerships on the ground, with entities that promote destinations, hotels, and other local partners, and more than fifteen years and thousands of kilometers of accumulated experience in this field.

With six destinations currently available, we are ready to meet the challenge of structuring the experience of cycle tourists in new territories.

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BIKOTEL DESTINATIONS

What is a bikotel accommodation?

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TOURISM IN THE COUNTRY

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LOCAL ACCOMMODATION

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TOURISM IN A MANOR HOUSE

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HOSTEL

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CAMPING

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TOURISM IN THE COUNTRY

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LOCAL ACCOMMODATION

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CAMPING

A bikotel is an accommodation unit to which we recognize good practices in welcoming cyclists and to which a badge is awarded. Good practices represent a set of services specially created thinking about the needs of those for whom cycling (in different modalities) is the most essential thing in the world.

The bikotel units guarantee unique services and infrastructure that allow the cyclist specialized service and greater comfort.

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OFFICIAL NETWORK

What can you expect in a bikotel?

Mandatory services

  • BTT and/or road routes available (maps, technical data, and GPS tracks);
  • Closed and covered compartment to store bicycles securely;
  • Outdoor bicycle parking; Conditions for washing bicycles;
  • Daily washing and drying of cyclist clothes;
  • Mini-workshop with basic tools and tire inflation;
  • Menus suitable for cyclists (with dishes rich in carbohydrates and reinforcement of vegetables and fruits at every meal);

Optional services

  • Transfers to/from Bikotel;
  • Associated stores for more complex breakdown repairs;
  • Helpline in case of need/emergency;
  • Special massages for cyclists;
  • Medical treatment;
  • Bicycle rental;
  • Specialized guides to accompany or advise on the routes