It may be better known as a mecca for superyacht owners and Formula One fans but this April Monaco will be welcoming an all together more active form of enthusiast as LikeBike Monte Carlo throws open its doors for the first time. Billed as ‘The most glamorous bike show on earth’, the three-day event will offer visitors the chance to see, test and buy some of the most high-tech, luxurious and cutting edge road bikes on earth. Here’s our pick of the best bikes that make getting around the most remote yachting destinations a breeze…
Cipollini RB1000 Luxury Edition
Fashion meets function in this high-end version of Cipollini’s already impressive road bike. The classic carbon fibre and elastic lightweight monocoque has been upgraded with platinum decals, a gold headset logo and 17 carats worth of diamonds for a truly special edition.
Special order only, £36,280, visit mcipollini.com
Moynat Malle Bicyclette
Designed by heritage trunk maker Moynat Paris, this beautiful bicycle is more a luxury picnic basket with a bike attached than vice versa. The traditional single-speed design is handmade in Lombardy by Abici Italia and finished with a tan leather Brooks saddle, however, the real show stopper is the magnificent trunk attached to the handlebars. Made from monogrammed leather and lined with suede, the picnic set come complete with ceramic plates, cutlery and other accessories necessary for the chicest of seaside picnics.
Special order only, £33,659, visit moynat.com
If the hills of Monte Carlo seem like too much of an ask for weary legs, then the electric Biciletto by SPA could be just the machine for you. Inspired by the company’s heritage in luxury sports cars, the sleek carbon fibre frame of this limited edition E-bike has a futuristic appeal that strikes the balance between classic road bike and motorcycle just right.
£8,975, visit societapietmonteseautomobili.com
A celebration of Pininfarina’s classic car history, the Fuoriserie is based upon the brand’s iconic Lancia Astura Bocca and has been created in a limited edition of 30 to commemorate the founding of the company in the 1930s. Finished with an attractive chrome frame, an interlaced leather saddle and matching handlebars and a custom saddlebag, it is the chic cycle to be seen riding this summer.
£6,730, visit pininfarina.com
Dassi Aero Road
Representing the UK is Dassi’s high-performance road bike the Aero Road. With no less than 40 size options to ensure the perfect fit, this lightweight carbon fibre bike can be tailored to suit both the amateur and professional rider making it the ultimate choice for the cycling enthusiast.
From £2,500, visit dassi.com
LikeBike Monte-Carlo takes place from 3-5 April at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, visit likebikemc.com for tickets and information