North America

Greenville Ride Camp 7 Day

Active / Avid

Ride Camp

Greenville Ride Camp 7 Day

The Pros Secret Training Grounds

One of the best kept secrets of the Pros is tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains surrounding Greenville, South Carolina.

Hit this Pro cycling training ground and get your heart pounding on the 7-mile climb up Caesar's Head or the relentless Gap Creek and see for yourself what these off season climbs can do for your base. Ride the official racecourse of the USA National Championships with local cycling enthusiasts including Pro cyclist, George Hincapie. Discover great off season rides at an unbeatable value and leave the rest to us.

From

$1399PP

Group Discounts [?]

Rider Type [?]

3 / 4

Active / Avid

Hotel Style [?]

Explorer

 

Day-to-day

View Itinerary

Duration

7 days | 6 nights
See All Dates

Make it Private [?]

Go Private!

Start | End

Greenville, SC

Dates

2014
Oct
Nov
2015
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Nov

Daily Itinerary


Option

1

Today's Ride:

US National Road Race Course | Swamp Rabbit-Paris Mountain Long
Approximately 20-30 miles with 300-1,900 feet of climbing

Description:

Ride along the Reedy River with a climb up Paris Mountain, the main feature of the US Road Race course.

Hotel:

Westin Poinsett
Visit Website


Option

2

Today's Ride:

Caesar’s Head Loop
Approximately 70-100 miles with 5,000-6,000 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

An undulating ride on peaceful country roads, up the 7-mile climb to Caesar’s Head State Park, offering stunning views. Caesar’s Head is a well-known Upstate climb that was first made famous for cycling by the formerTour DuPont stage race.

Hotel:

Westin Poinsett
Visit Website


Option

3

Today's Ride:

Saluda Loop
Approximately 60-80 miles with 3,000-5,000 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Saluda is the prize at the end of challenging sustained climbs that wind through deeply forested terrain.

Hotel:

Westin Poinsett
Visit Website


Option

4

Today's Ride:

Pendleton Loop
Approximately 50-70 miles with 2,100-2,200 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Mellow ride along country roads outside of Greenville.You’ll enjoy peace and quiet as you take in the surrounding beauty.

Hotel:

Westin Poinsett
Visit Website


Option

5

Today's Ride:

Campbell Covered Bridge Loop
Approximately 57-65 miles with 2,200-3,325 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Riding through South Carolina’s spectacular countryside to historical Campbell’s Covered Bridge, the only remaining covered bridge in the State of South Carolina.

Hotel:

Westin Poinsett
Visit Website


Option

6

Today's Ride:

Gap Creek Loop | Gap Creek Loop Long or Short
Approximately 63-87 miles with 2,200-4,500 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Ride through one of the most scenic areas encompassing both North and South Carolina. Gap Creek is in the region known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area. Located on the Blue Ridge Escarpment with challenging climbs and breathtaking views.

Hotel:

Westin Poinsett
Visit Website


Option

7

Today's Ride:

Traveler’s Rest
Approximately 35 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Swim & Run Options Available

Description:

Wheel through the countryside enjoying the rolling terrain as you make your way along the quiet country roads of Greenville County.




Swim & Run Options


Days

2-7

Pre & Post Ride:


Description:

The Greenville Ride Camp program provides you with the perfect way to train for any triathlon or endurance event. If you choose, we facilitate the options for you to swim, bike and run. Start your day with a swim in a 25 yard/50 meter competition pool. Then, you’re on the road with all of the Ride Camp guests to challenge yourself on one of Greenville’s endurance building rides through the countryside and mountains of North and South Carolina. If you still have more in your tank, you have the option to add a run along the beautifully wooded 14.5 mile Swamp Rabbit Trail. You may choose to do 1, 2 or all 3 options.

Triathlon training options are available on all dates in Greenville. Please inform the Trek Travel Sales Consultant upon booking if you would like to participate.

There are no additional costs due to Trek Travel to facilitate the swim and run options for your Ride Camp. For each day that you choose to swim, you will be responsible for paying the daily swim fee of $7 directly to the Westside Aquatic Center. Trek Travel offers one morning shuttle to the pool, if you choose to swim at a different time you must arrange and pay for your transportation. Suggested running routes and maps will be available from the Trek Travel guides. Additional routes available from MapMyRun or local running stores. www.GreenvilleRec.com

No additional triathlon training services or nutritional products are provided. Please review the Ride Camp FAQ for what is included. Aero bars are not allowed to be added to the Trek Travel bikes, however, you may choose to bring your own triathlon bike if you wish. If you choose to bring your own equipment, you are responsible for your own bike building, shipping and maintenance. Trek Travel is not responsible for personal equipment.




Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 7TH

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book your price and date are guaranteed.

2014


Oct
27th -
Nov
2nd
/ 7 days / 6 nights
$1299 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
3rd - 9th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1299 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
10th - 16th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1299 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
17th - 23rd / 7 days / 6 nights
$1299 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *

2015


Feb
23rd -
Mar
1st
/ 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
2nd - 8th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
9th - 15th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
16th - 22nd / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
23rd - 29th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Mar
30th -
Apr
5th
/ 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Apr
6th - 12th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Apr
13th - 19th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Apr
20th - 26th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Apr
27th -
May
3rd
/ 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
May
4th - 10th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1499 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
May
11th - 17th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1499 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
May
18th - 24th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1499 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
May
25th - 31st / 7 days / 6 nights
$1499 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Jun
1st - 7th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1499 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Jun
8th - 14th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1499 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
2nd - 8th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
9th - 15th / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *
Nov
16th - 22nd / 7 days / 6 nights
$1399 / Person, $550 / Single OCC.
Guaranteed *

Hotels

Westin Poinsett Greenville

Greenville, South Carolina

The Westin Poinsett - the city's only four-diamond hotel is situated around a newly renovated downtown, just paces from more than 100 shops, restaurants and other Greenville attractions like The Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Falls Park on the Reedy River, the Greenville Zoo and the Bi-Lo Center. Guests are invited to enjoy the inspiring service and amenities for which Westin is known including a delightful breakfast, state of the art fitness center and wireless internet. A perfect spot to rejuvenate each day before and after you ride.

What's Included

We Include More

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories. Learn more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, sack lunches, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • A daily breakfast buffet is included each morning as well as a sack lunch, energy bar and fruit for your ride. Most dinners will be with the group but some nights are on your own in town (with suggested options). We will always try to accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies at meals but please be aware that in some cases you may need to pack supplemental options. Please note your restrictions upon booking.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Energy bars and electrolyte mix (we recommend you bring your own preferred energy supplements as we may not have your preferred brand)
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting(limited selection)
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • Comprehensive bike fit
  • Ride Camp t-shirts and jerseys for purchase on location
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 3-4
  • Average Daily Mileage | 55
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 2,900

On all of our Ride Camps, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to ride; busy roads are avoided as much as possible.Ride Camps are best suited for our Type 3 & 4 Riders. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is highlighted by stunning views, quiet roads and challenging terrain. You will climb an average of 2-3 major climbs per day. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Greenville temperatures range from upper 50’s to mid 70’s for the highs and 40’s-50’s for the lows in the spring and early fall. On average, there are 221 days of sunshine in Greenville, and there is always a chance for precipitation, so be sure to be prepared for the occasional rainfall.

Ride Camps are a mix of guided and self - guided rides. The focus of a Ride Camp is to put in some miles whether to build your base for the season, or to quent your avid cycling fire. As a result our Ride Camps are physically focused and not the site seeing you may experience on a traditional tour. We also assume that guests are more self-sufficient than our 'all-inclusive' style regular trips. Each morning you'll begin your ride between 8-9am and return sometime between 2-5pm depending on the length of the ride and your ability level. Depending on your riding level you may or may not not have a guide with you at all times. A support vehicle will be on each day’s featured ride at scheduled 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. You will dine with the group on most nights, but some evenings are on your own to explore. Any non-riding activities that you'd like to take advantage of can be organized through the hotel concierge and are at your own expense.

Ride Camps are a mix of guided and self guided trip. You will have a minimum of 1 Trek Travel staff member that will be at the trip start, assign you your bike for the camp, and provide support on the featured group rides. When there is more than one staff member one will lead the first group of riders and the other will drive the support vehicle. The support vehicle will leap frog the group and make scheduled stops along the ride. We recommend that you are comfortable riding independently without guide support if you are not riding with the group.

This trip is designed to build your base miles for your cycling season, so we anticipate that all guests will have a good level of physical ability and be sufficiently prepared to comfortably ride a variety of challenging terrain. (Featured rides are in the trip Itinerary.) 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 chose to do a different ride. Please select the ride options that best suit your physical ability.

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. This vacation is 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. We always recommend that guests consult their physician before coming on a Ride Camp.

You are more than welcome to bring a non-riding companion. Please refer to the trip page for specific pricing for a double-occupancy room. Your non-riding companion will have their days free to explore while you are riding your bike. You'll be able to reconnect in the afternoon and you can shape your day as you wish. Our Trek Travel staff members will spend their day supporting the riders, however they will have a list of suggested activities for non-riders to enjoy at their own expense.

In addition to being cycling Meccas, Ride Camp destinations are great for vacations. There are a number of non-riding activities to do in the area and you can often upgrade your experience at the hotel. Some of these activities have additional costs and can be arranged through the hotel's concierge. Here are some suggestions:

  • Boutique shopping
  • Hiking opportunities
  • Explore local historic monuments and museums
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Various outdoor activities including rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing and more
  • Spa Services
  • Specific guest choice activity lists are available for each location by contacting Trek Travel

We recommend booking your trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Trips do sell out or become otherwise unavailable, so booking early is the most reliable means of reserving spots. Based on availability, last-minute bookings can be accommodated up to one week prior to departure.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for Ride Camp and provide you with a packet containing daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

The meeting point at the beginning and end of Ride Camp is at the trip hotel. You are responsible for organizing and paying for your own transportation to and from the trip hotel and the airport. Recommended shuttle services are listed in the trip itinerary. In your trip one-week-out email, you'll receive information about the specific time and location of our trip start meeting.

All Ride Camps that have a minimum of 1 person booked two weeks prior to the trip start date are guaranteed to run. If we are within the two-week time period and no one has booked on that departure date, the trip will be canceled. Trips will not be cancelled due to low enrollment within 7 days of the trip start.

The average group size on a Trek Travel Ride Camp is 10, however we allow up to 30 guests per camp. If you wish to find out how many people are on your specific trip, please contact our Trip Consultant via email at sales@trektravel.com.

The price of your Trek Travel vacation includes the choice of the best bikes on the market. On your Ride Camp the use of a Trek Domane 5.9 is included in the price of your trip. You will only be given one bike for the duration of the trip. For an additional $300 fee you may upgrade to Trek's race proven Madone 6.5!

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.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Travel Services

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into the Greenville International Airport (GSP), approximately thirteen miles from downtown Greenville. Most major airlines offer service to this airport.There are multiple options to travel to the hotel from Greenville International Airport (GSP) such as a local taxi, car rental, or the Westin Shuttle.The Westin Poinsett Greenville has a complimentary shuttle available to and from the airport. Weekday departures from the airport are every hour on the hour from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM.Weekend departures from the airport are every 2 hours on the hour between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM.You must call ahead to the hotel to arrange this service at 864 421 9700.

The Westin Poinsett Hotel | Greenville, South Carolina

Your Trek Travel staff will meet you at the The Westin Poinsett Hotel between 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on the first day of the trip.You’ll be assigned to your bike for the week and receive important information about the daily schedule and ride options. Choose a short ride or check in to your hotel room and join the group for dinner and discuss the fun training days ahead.

Westin Poinsett | Greenville, South Carolina

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:30 AM at the The Westin Poinsett Hotel. Please be sure to book transportation to your departure airport prior to the end of your trip.

The use of your Trek Travel bike ends at 11:30 AM on day of departure, and in some cases, may be needed for another guest arriving that day. Extensions may be available upon request but cannot be guaranteed before your trip begins.

Before & After: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a lively cosmopolitan city with plenty of opportunities for shopping, nightlife, and outdoor recreation. You can also explore some of southern California’s other coastal cities, including Ventura, Onxard, or the big one, Los Angeles, which is located approximately 90 minutes south of Santa Barbara. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

Come enjoy the paradise of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort—a dramatic mission-style Santa Barbara

P:633 East Cabrillo Boulevard | 805 564 4333 | www.FessParkerSantaBarbaraHotel.com | ~$250


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

Experience It

Similar Trips

Trek Travel Difference

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

no entries found...
Cookies

Cookies

[_ga] = GA1.2.132664852.1414010423
[__ar_v4] = |OSXRRNA4UNCRPBWUKLKRMZ:20141021:1|TNYHZPHPHRDUDBXFLAMY5J:20141021:1|U7JXRXDCORBXFBETYM7VXF:20141021:1
[wcsid] = UbuCNC3mgi702pXjY0AUFTk3TBY7AA4U
[hblid] = AyjQ06N9fL702pXjY0AUFTrK3BYkAU4U
[_oklv] = 1414011863568,UbuCNC3mgi702pXjY0AUFTk3TBY7AA4U
[olfsk] = olfsk5471629631500661
[_okbk] = cd5=available,cd4=true,wa1=false,vi5=0,vi4=1414010424865,vi3=active,vi2=false,vi1=false,cd8=chat,cd6=0,cd3=false,cd2=0,cd1=0,
[_ok] = 9645-955-10-2627