What would you say, after a day spent cycling through the spectacular landscapes of the Grand Duchy, if you knew that were already a hotel or campsite to meet all your needs as a cyclist? Since 2011, Luxembourg has had the 'Bed+Bike' tourism label, awarded to accommodation establishments fulfilling a list of conditions to host and offer suitable accommodation for cycle tourists and their bikes.
On 22 May 2017, the Secretary of State for the Economy, Francine Closener, presented the official 'Bed+Bike' label plaques to 9 tourist accommodation establishments, joining the 82 establishments which already have the label.
These establishments have improved their services and infrastructure to meet the specific needs of cycle tourists. For example, the 'Bed+Bike' label requires establishments to serve a hearty vitamin-rich breakfast, provide guests with a bike repair kit and also host cycle tourists for just one night. These criteria ensure that cycle tourists are welcome in each of the 91 Luxembourg establishments with the 'Bed+Bike' label.
The 'Bed+Bike' establishments in 2017 are:
- Hôtel Bon Repos in Scheidgen
- Appartement Schroeder in Hautbellain
- Hôtel Terrace in Bettendorf
- Centre écologique et touristique (Ecology and Tourism Centre) in Hosingen
- Cocoon Hotel Belair in Bourscheid-Plage
- Cocoon Hotel La Rive in Bourscheid-Plage
- Hôtel du Parc in Diekirch
- Hôtel Trail-Inn in Berdorf
- Camping Route du Vin in Grevenmacher
Introduced in the Grand Duchy in 2011 in close collaboration with the Luxembourg cycling association Lëtzbuerger Vëlos-Initiative (LVI), the 'Bed+Bike' network currently has 91 establishments carefully selected for their services that meet the specific needs of cycling enthusiasts. So take a look at bedandbike.lu to find what's available on your route!
(Source: press release from the Ministry of the Economy)