Whether you’re exploring the city, the river and canal or the nearby countryside, a bike is the ideal way to get around.
You’ll find the scenic Kennet & Avon Canal (https://canalrivertrust.org.uk) just outside the hotel, so it’s easy to embark on a traffic-free trip with the whole family.
The Two-Tunnels cycle path takes you through the glorious countryside of the Midford Valley as well as through the longest cycle tunnel in the UK (https://twotunnels.org.uk).
You can also explore 13 miles of the Bristol Bath Cycle Path, which follows the old railway path (www.bristolbathrailwaypath.org.uk)
Bath Bike Hire is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel www.BathBikeHire.com (01225 447276) and offers a full range of adult and kids’ bikes for half-day or full-day hire.
Cycle tours are great fun, whether you stick to the city or combine the streets of Bath with an excursion into the Avon Valley. www.wildswimbikerun.com offers a range of guided cycle tours – including family-focused trips, and an evening prosecco tour – and for the adventurous, there are exhilarating mountain biking days for all levels of rider.
Visit the pretty town of Bradford-on-Avon and check out Towpath Trail Bike and Canoe Hire www.TTcycles.co.uk (01225 867187). They offer a wide selection of bikes as well as canoe and kayak hire for a full or half day.
Alternatively, if you’re staying in the city centre and prefer not to travel by foot, Nextbike www.nextbike.co.uk has 14 docking stations around the city where it’s easy to sign up to rent, park and return a bike.