Created by Fiab (Federazione Italiana Ambiente e Bicicletta) in 2003, the Albergabici.it website aims to meet the needs of an increasing number of people who choose to take a holiday on two wheels and are therefore looking for accommodation facilities that can offer a suitable welcome to cyclists, starting with the services that are essential for those travelling by bike.
Over the years, Albergabici.it, which has more than 600 establishments, has become the reference portal for bike-friendly accommodation facilities (hotels, farm holiday centres, bed & breakfasts, campsites, etc.) which promote cycling tourism and which are keen to make themselves known to cycling holiday enthusiasts – both Italian and foreign – as the ideal destination for active holidays, in freedom and in discovery of the territory.
In these weeks the new affiliation campaign to the Albergabici.it network for 2022 has started: an opportunity for accommodation facilities to open their doors to cyclists
In order to become an Albergabici it is necessary to meet at least the basic requirements, i.e:
- offer the customer the possibility to stay overnight for one night only (establishments may make exceptions only in August);
- have an enclosed, secure place to store bicycles and provide basic maintenance tools (allen wrenches, pump, cleaning agents);
- provide a hearty breakfast with energy foods, suitable for those who have to do sports and physical activity.
Other services that the accommodation can provide include the provision of materials, maps and information on cycling routes in the area; a place to wash and dry clothes; information on the nearest cycle workshop; luggage transport to the next stage of the journey; bicycle hire; suggestions for nature and/or cultural cycling excursions accompanied by cycling guides.