Some cyclists want to focus on the ride and nothing else. For you, Trek Travel has Ride Camp. We’ve selected the best riding destinations in the world, often the same places used by pro teams and elite athletes to put in big saddle time with minimum distraction. We’ll take care of food, support, accommodations, maintenance and route planning. All you need to do is pedal. Yeah, you could get used to vacations like this.
You want the miles? We’ve got a ride camp. Ride Camp is a mix of guided and self-guided trips, focused on building your base miles for your cycling season or building for a big event. As a result, Ride Camp focuses on the physical dimension and not the site seeing incorporated into our other vacations. We also assume that guests are more self-sufficient than our ‘all-inclusive’ style trips. Each morning you’ll begin your ride between 8-9 AM and return sometime between 2-5 PM depending on the length of the ride. A support vehicle will be on each day’s featured supported ride at pre-determined stops, but you’ll want to be sure you carry appropriate layers and food for your ride. Once you return to the hotel, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Trek Travel staff will ensure that your bike is in excellent condition for the next day’s ride, and all you have left to do is focus on recovery.
The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 is included in the price of the trip. For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to the Trek Émonda SLR with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience.
You are more than welcome to bring your own bike, but please keep in mind Trek Travel cannot assume responsibility for the safety of or damage to your bike that may exceed what and how we maintain the safety and well-being of our own fleet of bikes. You are responsible for providing the maintenance to your bike and any spare parts that may be used during the trip. You are also responsible for assembling your bike upon arrival and disassembling it upon departure, as well as any and all logistics of transporting your bicycle to the Ride Camp location.
On every Trek Travel vacation, we offer top-of-the-line gear and support. Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer and complimentary Trek Travel water bottles. We offer all the support you’d ever want on a tough bike ride and more. We’ll fuel you up for long rides, offer a great hotel to rest your tired body, and make sure you have the best cycling focused vacation possible at the destination.
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to enjoy a Trek Travel Ride Camp, however due to the level of riding we do encourage each guest to come with a good level of physical fitness. Trek Travel’s Ride Camps are most appropriate for Rider Types 3 & 4. Please consult our Rider Types to find out what type of weekly rides you should be able to complete in order to enjoy this vacation. Each ride is featured in the trip itinerary on the trip’s page. Guests are welcome to ride as much or as little as they like and must be prepared to support themselves if they are not able to do the entire featured ride, or choose to do a different unsupported ride. Your guide(s) can help you choose the ride that best suits your physical ability.
Every ride varies based on the route and terrain of that destination. The ride for each day is detailed in the trip itinerary on every Ride Camp trip page, but note that nearly all supported rides are over 50 miles and offer several climbs or marked elevation changes.
Energy bars, water bottles and pack lunch of a sandwich and fruit will be provided each full day of the trip. If you would like more energy products we recommend you bring extra for the trip. Please refer to “What’s Included” on the specific trip page for more information on what meals are included for each trip.