17th February, 2014

It's that time of year when a little pick-me-up hits the sweet spot. Here are 4 special cities we have got to know with our cycling holidays and a hotel in each we love that offers a bit of luxury and an opportunity to indulge yourself.

Amsterdam A cyclist's paradise of a city. Just 15 minutes from the Rikjsmuseum and with bikes available for hire, try the boutique Dylan Hotel and its Michelin starred Vinkeles restaurant.

Florence Enjoy incredible art in the city, and at the end of the day, unwind from the hustle and bustle in the breathtaking countryside by staying at Il Salviatino - a 15 minute drive into the hills. Enjoy truffle hunting or just a gentle stroll through their 12 acres of Tuscan parkland and gardens.

Madrid Lots of reasons to visit but maybe yours would be to take in The Royal Opera House. From your balcony at Casa de Madrid hear the impresarios warming up.

Paris Fun and romance coupled with utter pleasure staying at Hotel Le Bristol. Enjoy its roof top pool and two Michelin starred restaurants.