Romantic getaways in Luxury Bike Hotels
a poker of hearts… and the bike as a joker!
Exclusive resorts in Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Veneto,
to combine a romantic getaway with a passion for cycling, relaxation, wellness, and authentic flavours and local wine tasting. And not only for Valentine’s Day…Four iconic Italian regions of classic romance, a poker of hearts for a weekend à deux: from Umbria, the birthplace of Valentine’s Day, to Veneto, the birthplace of the world’s most famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet, from Emilia Romagna, where Paolo and Francesca’s passion was made immortal by Dante in his Divine Comedy, to Tuscany, the birthplace of the Supreme Poet’s love for Beatrice. But Valentine’s Day is just an excellent pretext to treat yourself to a romantic break because, in fact, any time of the year is suitable for a getaway with your partner, which can also be combined with a passion for cycling thanks to the proposals of Luxury Bike Hotels, the collection that includes over 40 high-end accommodation facilities in Italy – including castles, historic houses, resorts, villas, villages – which are able to offer tailor-made services for those who love, in any season, to explore the area on a bike. All in the name of well-being, authentic regional flavours, luxury and excellence.Here are the most romantic offers in Italian regions full of charm and tranquillity, where the joker is the bicycle: key destinations for Italian cycle tourism, with Luxury Bike Hotels offering couples a personalized welcome with first-class services.
Altarocca Wine Resort, Rocca Ripesena; Orvieto (Terni)
A stone’s throw from Orvieto, the Luxury Bike Hotel Altarocca Wine Resort is located in the Umbrian hills on the border with Tuscany, surrounded by twenty hectares of organic vineyards and olive groves that provide fruit for sustainable products. The Altarocca is a concentration of quiet and elegance. Structured as a diffused hotel – with romantic suites and rooms located in four different villas – the Altarocca has a Wine Spa where you can enjoy experiences of wellness and relaxation: dedicated to those who wish to be pampered with charm are the Private Spa, which offers a selected choice of personalized treatments and oil and wine therapy rituals, to be enjoyed privately and safely by couples. The Invinum Gusto Gourmet Restaurant satisfies the tastes of the most refined palates, offering local specialities and traditional recipes, with particular attention paid to organic products (such as Altarocca wines and oil). The manager and owner of the hotel is a keen cyclist and often accompanies guests on bike tours to discover the beauties of Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany. – COCCOLE PER DUE is a proposal created for Valentine’s Day but perfect for any time of the year: the offer includes two nights in a suite, breakfast, a couple’s experience to regenerate body and mind in the Private Spa Arcosesto with Spa kit, free parking, wi-fi. The price per couple starts from 450 euro. More information HERE
Borgobrufa Spa Resort; Torgiano (Perugia)
Quiet, silence, wellness and luxury are the keywords of the Luxury Bike Hotels Borgobrufa Spa Resort, a 5-star structure immersed in a 12-hectare park on the hill of Brufa, among the hills of Torgiano, one of the Umbrian villages most famous for its wine production.
Reserved exclusively for adults (aged 15 and over), Borgobrufa welcomes guests in rooms or suites ranging from 31 to 200 square metres, some with private garden, Jacuzzi, sauna and private indoor heated pool. Designed by wellness specialists and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, Borgobrufa’s Wellness & Spa Centre is the largest in Umbria and offers an indoor swimming pool and a heated panoramic outdoor pool with hydromassage stations, vitarium, Turkish bath, nature sauna, ice fountain, panoramic sauna, snow crystal room, salt lake, Relaxation Rooms (fireplace, sensory, star and panoramic) and a fully equipped gym.
There is a wide range of innovative and personalized treatments for the well-being of the body and regeneration of the mind, using natural products.The I 4 Sensi restaurant offers a cuisine based on local products used in traditional Umbrian and Mediterranean recipes. Bread, pasta and desserts are homemade and the wines produced by the estate’s own farm enrich the refined offer of the wine shop, which has over 100 labels of the best regional, national and foreign wines.
An intimate, cosy and elegant ambience for the Elementi Fine Dining Gourmet Restaurant, which offers a refined minimalist and poetic mise en place.For cycling enthusiasts, Borgobrufa is the ideal starting point for visiting the ancient walls of Spello and Perugia, the magnificence of Assisi, the folkloric charm of Gubbio and the golden rays of Lake Trasimeno.
The offer ESPERIENZA DA ASSAPORARE proposes to the couple a skilful combination of moments of wellness in the Spa and excellent flavours in the haute cuisine restaurant “Elementi-Fine Dining”. Includes: 2 nights in a Garden double room, welcome with bubbles, red fruits and chocolates, buffet breakfast, two dinners, one of which is an experiential dinner with tasting menu, access to the Spa and its treatments, 70-minute couple’s ritual in Private Spa (with blackberry leg massage, back massage with Gocce del Borgo oil, tasting of ‘Sapori Umbri’), Sky Sport, wi-fi. Individual price from 299 euro. More information HERE
Park Hotel ai Cappuccini; Gubbio (Perugia)
Immersed in an area full of cycling routes on scenic roads with low traffic, the Luxury Bike Hotel Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini in Gubbio is obtained from the wise renovation of a former convent of 1640, where ancient environments and new comforts coexist harmoniously. An elegant atmosphere and impeccable service make all the experiences that the hotel offers to its guests exclusive: from the high quality food and wine of the Nicolao Restaurant, with local specialities including truffle dishes, to the wine and champagne tastings and the excellence of the territory in the Enoteca La Cisterna, to the wellness moments in the Cappuccini Wellness & Spa, with swimming pools, beauty centre, fitness equipment, garden terrace and, the crown jewel, the phytotherapy centre of Marc Messeguè, unique in Italy.
The FUGA ROMANTICA package includes 2 nights with buffet breakfast, aperitif, one dinner at the gourmet restaurant, one dinner in a typical restaurant in the historic centre of Gubbio, entrance to the Spa and wellness paths, entrance to the emotional pools and gym, VIP treatment in the room, late check-out, wi-fi and parking. The price per couple starts from 546 euro according to the room type. More information HERE
Adler Spa Resort Thermae Bagno Vignoni; S. Quirico d’Orcia (Siena)
Located in Bagno Vignoni, a hamlet of San Quirico d’Orcia in the province of Siena, the Luxury Bike Hotel Adler Spa Resort Thermae, is a luxury wellness oasis in the heart of Tuscany, ideal for a combination of bike tours to discover the area (also taking part in the free guided bike tours offered by the hotel) and moments of pure relaxation and regeneration in the wellness centre, where you can enjoy the benefits of thermal waters in the pools and park and be pampered by the wide range of treatments offered by an expert team according to personalized programmes.
In the nearby wine cellar, just a stone’s throw from the vineyards, you can also take part in exclusive wine and oil tastings.
Guests can also enjoy free mountain bike and e-bike and the panoramic restaurant offers gourmet dishes prepared with quality, zero-km ingredients.
The proposal CALDE TERME offers a romantic and wellness experience for two. It includes: 4 nights in a superior double room, breakfast or half pension, access to the wellness world in the Spa with Grotta Salina and Aromatic Facial Crystal treatment, access to the gym and to the scheduled lessons, couple’s toast with bubbles, possibility to take part in the proposed bike tours, covered parking. Individual price from 863 euros. More information HERE
Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa; Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna)
Tradition, territory, experience and health are the keywords that distinguish a stay at the Luxury Bike Hotel Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa, an elegant 18th century villa lying on the hills of Bologna in Castel San Pietro Terme. Surrounded by a large park with ornamental gardens, the property welcomes guests in 134 rooms and suites with attention to every detail and in the luxurious villas, while special programs of remise en forme and regeneration, for a perfect balance between body-mind-psychic, are offered by the Versana Spa Health & Wellness of 3700 square meters.
The excellence of Palazzo di Varignana are the 250 hectares of agricultural land where, since 2015, the production of a precious variety of extra virgin olive oil (known until the 18th century) has been reintroduced, alongside vineyards, orchards, aromatic herbs and other native cultures. As well as forming the basis of the cuisine offered in the resort’s restaurants, these products are the basic ingredients of a line of products under the Palazzo di Varignana brand.
The special offer GOCCE D’ORO VERDE (Green drops of gold) is dedicated to extra virgin olive oil and includes an overnight stay in a double room, breakfast, a 3-hour visit to the traditional Varsana Spa, a four-course dinner at the Aurevo Pool Restaurant with a tasting trail to discover extra virgin olive oil, early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability), private parking, wi-fi connection and a free bi-pack of extra virgin olive oils produced on the estate. Price per couple starting from 335 euro. More information HERE
Ca’ del Moro Resort & Wine Retreat; Grezzana (Verona)
17 km from the centre of Verona, in the heart of Valpantena – the Valpolicella DOC area – the Luxury Bike Hotels Ca’ del Moro Resort & Wine Retreat is a hymn to slow tourism inspired by nature and wine, which revolutionizes and transforms understated luxury into a total wellness experience. The six exclusive rooms of the resort and the wine cellar La Collina dei Ciliegi were born from the restoration of the ancient stables and of the barn of Borgo di Erbin. For those who love exploring the area on two wheels, the resort offers guided e-bike excursions to discover unexpected landscapes and places, among meadows, woods and vineyards.
At Ca’ del Moro it is always the right time for a romantic getaway: the offer SAN VALENTINO ALL YEAR ROUND includes a night in a Prestige suite, breakfast, dinner with chef’s tasting menu, tour by calessino through the Supervalpantena vineyards. Price per couple from 500 euro. More information HERE