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Bicycling is a popular, healthy and environmentally friendly way for visitors to tour their vacation destinations.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts now offer bike ride programs at several city-centre hotels and tropical resorts. In the United States, guests of The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, in the heart of California Wine Country, can enjoy bike tours with picnics and winery visits. Tours cover eight to 12 miles.

Visitors to The Fairmont Copley Plaza, in Boston, can cycle the streets with the Copley Cruiser. The 125th anniversary model of the custom deluxe cruiser bicycle is available only to guests during their stay.

The Copley Cruiser is a replica of the original bicycle created in 1877 by Columbia Manufacturing of Westfield, Massachusetts.

The Fairmont Chicago is the only hotel in Chicago that offers bike rentals on-site. Guests can explore the Windy City at their own pace with bicycles, helmets, maps and locks.

In Canada, Ottawa's Fairmont Chateau Laurier promotes bicycle rides to major art galleries and museums. Visitors to Ottawa can follow bicycle paths to the Canadian Museum of Nature, the National Art Gallery, the National Art Centre, and other tourist attractions.

From May through September, guests at The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, British Columbia, can borrow free bicycles at the front door.

At the Fairmont Mayakoba, on Mexico's Riviera Maya, visitors can take free bicycle tours, which depart daily at 8:00 am. Each 45-minute tour is led by a Tatich, (guide in Mayan), who teaches guests about the resort and the diverse eco-system that surrounds it. The bike tours are offered during the spring, fall and winter months.