Trek Travel, a leader in personalized cycling vacations, has been awarded National Geographic Traveler magazine’s coveted “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for their Great Smoky Mountain Blackberry Farm vacation.

The competitive selection process finds 2014’s most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours. “This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Geographic Traveler, which has always looked at the world through the lens of culture, nature, and history. The tours we selected go beyond destination to add meaning and context,” said Norie Quintos, executive editor of National Geographic Traveler magazine. “They open the mind to new possibilities, new connections, new ways of thinking—all critically important given the world’s complex issues.”

National Geographic Traveler magazine surfaces the best tours and outfitters for travelers as part of the magazine’s mission “to propel readers out of their armchairs and into the field.” National Geographic Traveler has the largest audience of any travel magazine, with more than 8.5 million readers. Their readers love to travel, with the highest passport ownership, most international and domestic trips, and most outdoor recreation spending of any other travel title.

“We were excited to find out we had this award from such an industry leading publication.” says Tania Burke, President of Trek Travel. “Our trip designers work long and hard to find the most compelling and unique destinations around the world that can provide an incredible cycling vacation of a lifetime.”

For over 10 years, Trek Travel has been offering luxury cycling vacations around the globe. The Great Smoky Mountains Blackberry Farm tour raises the bar on the definition of luxury. Blackberry Farm is a Relais and Chateaux property known by discerning guests as a place to escape and relax. Trek Travel partnered with this intimate location nestled on the 4,200 acres estate in the Great Smoky Mountains to bring guests an unforgettable experience. From private garden tours with their esteemed Chef, an iconic dinner in their Barn Cellar and meeting the brew master with an exclusive tour and tasting, to cycling the local foothills, Trek Travel has created a tour to be emulated.