Hosted Villas started in 1990 as a Butterfield & Robinson program and is
still the only full-service, hosted European villa vacation program tailored
to North American travelers.
Ensuring that we match you to the perfect home and region is important to
us here at Hosted Villas. We work closely with our travelers to craft authentic
vacations typically described as “the best we have ever experienced.”
Why Hosted Villas
The Finest Villas – We’re picky.
Our luxurious, comfortable,
charming private homes
are reviewed frequently and
maintained like fine hotels.
Savvy Villa Specialists – Cooking
lessons, bike routes, wine tastings,
child care, language lessons, special
diets… you name it, our ‘we’ve
been there’ familiarity allows truly
insightful, customized pre-trip
Loyal Fans – “I’m not sure it gets
better…,” “I am truly impressed,”
“I have already recommended you
to several friends,” “We will be back
again and again.”
Local Hosts – We’re unique. Our
Local Hosts are like nearby best
friends who share their insider tips
and passion for the region with you.
Guidebooks and articles can’t match
the insight and connections of
someone who lives locally.
100-mile Handbooks – Each Stay
comes with a proprietary guidebook
custom-researched for your villa and
region. Each is jammed with off-thebeaten-track
Road riding know-how – We ride
ourselves and understand what
makes a great cycling vacation.
for riders of all levels
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Why Bike In Europe
Let’s put it this way: For the best sushi in the world, you go to Japan; the best
surfing, Hawaii; the best golf, Scotland.
But if you are a cyclist, as good as many routes are in North America, there is
nothing like road riding in Europe, especially in France, Italy and Spain.
The roads are quiet and scenic. The drivers are respectful. And every 5 to
10 miles there is a small grocery store, cafe or restaurant where you can get
supplies or a bite to eat.
Why Ride With Hosted Villas
In addition to being luxury villa specialists for general interest European
stays, we are keen cyclists ourselves. We know what makes a great cycling
We’ve lived and traveled in Europe for more than two decades. We’ve
ridden and scouted thousands of miles of the quietest back roads.
We have routes and guides for both strong and leisure cyclists.
After a great day riding, you and your friends (cyclists or not) will enjoy the
same luxurious private villa accommodation and personalized planning
and service that we have perfected over the past twenty years in our
renowned classic villa program.
Simply put a Hosted Villas Cycling Vacation is a great vacation for both
cyclists and non-cyclists.
What About Non- or
Light-cycling participants will enjoy
our slower paced, half-day 30 to 40
mile outings. But they can still meet up
with the Performance group for lunch
or special events like wine tastings
and market visits.
Non-cyclists will enjoy a classic Hosted
Villas vacation with the help and
hospitality of their Local Host. They
can visit local markets and villages,
lounge by the pool, hike or play tennis
or golf.... The options are endless.
Custom Design Your Ideal Cycling Vacation
Your Hosted Villas Cycling Stay can range from the simple Self-Directed to
an All Inclusive Performance Training Camp. By adding à la carte service
options of your choice we can tailor a custom package anywhere in between.
Your starting point is a classic Self-Directed Cycling Stay which includes:
7 nights’ luxury accommodation in a luxury private villa, hand picked and
managed by Hosted Villas, a 20-year veteran in the European villa business.
Carefully selected cycling itineraries – both tough and leisurely -- that take
you through some of the world’s most scenic countryside along the least
Access to the best quality rental road bikes or shipping your own.
Expert pre-stay Travel Planning.
Our coveted handbooks full of insider travel tips for the region.
The non-cycling guiding services of one of our renowned Local Hosts.
Optional services include:
Top quality carbon, aluminium or hybrid rental road bikes.
Bring-Your-Own Bike shipping, setup and delivery.
A cycling guide or trainer to lead your group though your outings,
whether 30 or 130 miles.
Van support for minor repairs, emergency equipment swaps, power bars
and sports drinks.
A professional chef for at-home meals, either simple or gourmet.
Breakfasts or packed road lunches and picnics.
Chauffeur driven mini-bus transport.
TO START PLANNING YOUR HOSTED VILLAS BIKING TRIP IN EUROPE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 1.800.374.6637