Hotel Landgasthof Kemmeriboden-Bad, Schangnau
This historic, recently refurbished, family-run 3-star country hotel is smack dab in the middle of pristine biking country in the Emmental near the national Panoramaroute 2. Nice touches include the home-cooked regional specialties such as Berner Platte and Merängge, as well as the fab Velo-bag filled with apple and mineral water. Minor repairs can be handled on the premises.
Price: from £58 per person, per night, (sharing double room) including breakfast
Deltapark Vitalresort, Gwatt (Interlaken region)
This new 4-star superior hotel opened in the spring of 2016, in a quiet, dreamlike location right on Lake Thun – surrounded by natural reserves. The rooms are stylish, and amenities include three restaurants. Tired limbs will revive in the holistic spa and fitness area with indoor salt water pool, saunas, steam baths and gym. Cyclists can hire bikes and sign up for guided tours while e-bikers can recharge their machines. Other bonuses include a repair shop, and lockable storage facilities.
Price: from £86 pp, per night (sharing a double) inc breakfast
Hotel Le Petit Relais, Saanenmöser
As well as a warm welcome from the owners of this tastefully refurbished
2-star hotel, cycling guests can rely on them to provide suggestions for day trips and tours, starting right at the hotel. Other bike-friendly benefits include special bike weeks for children in autumn, a bike workshop, charging station for e-bikes and delicious homemade packed lunches. The hotel’s large garden has a playground for kids and plenty of comfy beach chairs.
You can also ‘ride with the locals’ free, on Wednesdays.
Price: £68 pp, per night, (sharing a double) inc breakfast
Lenkerhof Gourmet Spa Resort, Lenk
The youngest Swiss 5-star superior hotel in the Bernese Oberland. Boasting several awards since 2002, the Wellness Hotel with a 350-year bathing tradition has its own sulphur source. Styled interiors in all rooms and suites and two top restaurants, one of which serves Swiss delights and has 16 Gault-Millau points. Cycling guests will appreciate the guides, excursions and lunchpacks. During summertime the mountain railways are included in the overnight rate.
Price: from £190 pp, per night (sharing a double room) including breakfast and spa
Hotel Landhaus, Saanen
This 3-star, 24-room rustic hotel in the village centre was completely renovated in 2012. The restaurant serves Swiss specialties and is particularly famous for its many ways with a bratwurst. Guests get free use of the modern wellness suite in the sister hotel Alpine Lodge. The owner knows all the best bike routes and can steer you to more than 500 km of GPS tours from the hotel. You also get lockable storage room, and bags of maps.
Price: from £67 per person, per night (sharing a double room) including breakfast (2016 tariff)
Hotel Lauberhorn, Grindelwald
A gem of a specialist mountain bike B&B in a great location. Relax and enjoy the wonderful views of the Eiger from the cosy chillout zone in the sunny garden. Mountain bikers will appreciate the daily briefings, tour maps, guide books and magazines, lockable bike garage, workshop and bike-washing facilities, and free jersey laundry service. No bike of your own?
Never mind, you can also hire mountain bikes. There’s GPS rental, a sauna, plus free wi-fi.
Price: from £117 per night for a double room, with breakfast and afternoon tea