A couple of weeks ago I was proposed to go on a trip in which I was going to serve as a guinea pig to try a new concept to which a hotel complex of Torrecaballeros, small town in the province of Segovia.
The farm El Rancho de la Aldegüela has joined forces with the Spanish company Bikefriendly to adapt its, already in itself, magnificent facilities to the needs that the cyclists Come and explore this beautiful part of the Castilian-Leonese region.
Rut Farrés de Bikefriendly and Casilda Giráldez de El Rancho - as they refer colloquially to the place - gave us a brief talk at the piano bar of the hotel shortly after leaving our bags in the spacious and rustic rooms we had assigned.
Being honest, in my life I had heard of Bikefriendly concept. Ruth and the rest of her team are young people in love with the bicycle worldThat, one day, tired of not finding the necessary conditions in the accommodations that marked the frequent cycling routes, they decided to begin to study in depth the different needs they could have and the way in which a hotel, rural house, hostel or hosting, could satisfy them.
Thus was born Bikefriendly, which since its creation has been spreading like gunpowder in Spain and Andorra - it already has more than 120 lodgings under its seal - helped by the boom that the bicycle touring He is experimenting in our country, so given to explore it slowly, riding a bicycle.
It is the hotel establishments that contact you every day to inform you about the conditions and adjustments that you must make in your facilities to get the Bikefriendly certification seal. In the case of The ranch, have far exceeded the minimum and are part of the excellent group of Special Seven Hotels, category granted by Bikefriendly to those accommodations that give a series of added values that will delight cyclists.