T+L's Favorite Hotels for Bike Month
It's Bike Month, and hotels are getting in on the action. Here, a few of our favorite two-wheeler programs at properties around North America:
All that separates Santa Monica's Shutters on the Beach from the ocean is a bike-path. Luckily, the hotel has a fleet of bright-green cycles designed by Kate Spade available to rent.
On the Atlantic, Miami's James Royal Palm has complimentary Republic bikes for guests to ride along the South Beach boardwalk.
And in Puerto Rico, the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort (pictured above) is a nature preservation unto itself, with secluded paths through a 70-acre bird sanctuary—home to endemic parrots. The hotel provides complimentary bike rentals.
Guests at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts can ride around the Boston area in Electra Amsterdam Classic roadsters topped with shopping baskets.
New York's, the Mark loans guests chic black-and-white bikes, and even offers a Jean-Georges Vongerichten–catered picnic basket.
Kimpton provides complimentary access to custom-designed cycles at each of its properties.
Guests can ride the hard packed sands of the Outer Banks at low tide on bikes from the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa.
And for those of you who are attached to your own cycles, Canada's Accent Inns offer bike-friendly rooms—complete with professional toolkits and tune-up stations.
Peter Schlesinger is a research assistant at Travel + Leisure and a member of the Trip Doctor news team. You can find him on Twitter at @pschles08.