Introducing our Featured Guide Collection. Your chance to join some of your favorite veteran guides on the trips they know best.
If you’ve traveled with us before, you know that Trek Travel guides are the best in the business. They’re a little more committed, a lot more energetic, and way more fun. They also bend over backwards to make your trip perfect. In fact, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll finish the trip as friends. And since a great guide leads to a great trip, we thought: why not be able to follow your favorite guides wherever they go?
Not just great guides. The greatest guides.
Greenville Ride Camp
May 2-8, 2016
“I’ve been a full time guide with Trek Travel since 2003, and I’ve been fortunate to work all over Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America. Highlights from life on the road include race trips such as the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta d’Espana. In addition, I’ve guided the cross country trip seven times. In recent years, however, I’ve traded my roller bag, hotel rooms, and air miles for a more permanent address in Greenville, SC with my wife and two dogs. Together, we created the Greenville Ride Camp. This allows me to keep doing what I love, while going home at night sleeping in my own bed. It’s truly the best of both worlds, and I can’t wait to show you the beautiful country roads and lively city that I call home.”
Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast
May 15-20, 2016
“My name is Jonathan, but my friends call me Hershy. I have been with Trek Travel for 12 years, and in the industry for more than 17! This year marks my 5th season in Croatia. Croatia is a country that I absolutely love. The cities are amazing, the Islands are gorgeous, the food and riding superb, and the hotels are some of the best on any Trek Travel Trip. Yes, Croatia is a country that has stolen my heart. What I love most about our Croatia trip is that it provides a complete representation of the area. Our guests get a real taste of the country, the cities (Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar and Split), and the people. Everyone who visits this remarkable country walks away forever changed by the way Croatia touches your spirit. It is no wonder that the great Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his palace and retire here. I have a feeling you will want to do the same.”
California Wine Country
May 15-20, 2016
“Every year as the snow begins to melt in Colorado, my thoughts turn to the rows and rows of dormant grape vines that will soon be coming to life out in the California Wine County. For the past 11 years, the greening rebirth of one of nature’s most magical plants–the grape–has meant that the cycling season is once again rolling into high gear. The legs that felt so strong in September and the posterior that had become hardened to even the bumpiest of roads are back at square one. Fortunately my wine tasting skills never seem to lag behind. Not only is the California Wine Country equal in beauty and quality of cycling to anywhere in the world, for me it is a trip back to my family’s roots. Some of our rides pass the dirt track where ancestors homesteaded, the driveway of my grandparent’s home and orchard, the riverside dance hall where my parents met in the 1930s. The chance to share both the past and the freewheeling present of fine food, world class wines and unbelievably scenic cycling is truly a pleasure. Hope to see you pedaling soon!”
Mallorca Ride Camp
May 22-28, 2016
“This is my 5th year as a Trek Travel guide and my 4th season guiding in Mallorca, Spain. I still call Durango, Colorado home, but I spend most of the year guiding in Mallorca. I love this island and I love riding bikes here. Although I am a mountain biker at heart, it did not take long after riding the roads of Mallorca for me fall in love with road biking. The roads here are stimulating, exciting and challenging. Every moment of a ride is beautiful–the terraced mountainsides of olive and almond groves, the dramatic coast line along the northern side of the island, the stone architecture of the villages, and the turquoise blue of the mediterranean sea. And don’t even get me started on all the animals. There are donkeys, goats, sheep and mini ponies everywhere! I could go on and on about this island–its food, wine, people, cortados y tarta de almendra–but I would rather you join me for a ride here and we can experience it all together.”
June 12-17, 2016
“I name Ioanna, but I also go by Io, Anna, the little one, kikiriki, or whatever else my co-guides might call me. I grew up in Cyprus, and I love my job more than anything because it fills my days with happiness. I also love sunny mornings, bikes, un caffe macchiato (or two), spotlessly clean bicycle cassettes, brunello di montalcino, Italians, history, chess, all my shoes, traveling, happy people, good energy and big smiles! This spring I will be guiding in bella Toscana. I can’t wait to share the life and culture of Tuscany with all my guests. Once you arrive here, the clock stops ticking and time is measured by the number of coffees you’ve had. I could go on and on about Tuscany, its vineyards, sunsets, architecture and stories. But best of all is the people. Tuscany would not be the same without Zimmi, who makes the best pizza in his century-old wood burning oven. Nor without senior Alexandro, who lets me taste all the gelato I could eat for free. Or Ilaria, with her charming accent who knows wine better than anyone in the village. It is because of these people that Tuscany holds such a special place in my heart! For these reasons, I am excited to share this place with my guests and invite them to experience Tuscany like I get to year after year.”
Asheville to Highlands
June 12-17, 2016
“I started with Trek Travel as a guide in 2004, right after graduating from the University of Alabama. Over the past 12 years, this job has taken me to some amazing places and introduced me to some incredible people, many of whom I count among my closest friends. Almost five years ago I moved to Asheville, North Carolina. This is a place I have wanted to live since the first time I came to visit, as a college sophomore, working a summer job as a raft guide on a nearby river. I love the roads, trails and the vibe of this great little city so much, so it was a special honor to get to design our new Asheville-based trip and to have the opportunity to show my adopted hometown to Trek Travel guests. Do you like to ride bikes to beautiful places? Drink beer? Kick back and watch a very interesting world go by? You’ll love Asheville. I’m excited to be here guiding this season and hope to see some familiar faces on the trips!”