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Top 5 Trips: Foodie Heaven

First in line for the hottest new restaurant? Love an interesting combination of ingredients? Know just the perfect wine to pair it all with? Well, the world is calling and we know all the dining experiences that will take your breath away. Here are our top 5 trips for the ultimate Foodie Heaven.

Trek Travel Asheville Cycling Vacation

Asheville

“I want Rhubarb to be where the important stuff happens,” says Executive Chef John Fleer. After 15 years as executive chef at the famous Blackberry Farm, he now brings his fresh approach to boldly flavored dishes and love for all things southern (and local) to the table for you to enjoy.

Trek Travel Santa Barbara Cycling Vacation

Santa Barbara Wine Country

The acclaimed Bear and Star, “Takes its name from the two states our founder called home, Texas and California, celebrating refined ranch cuisine paired with California’s bounty.” Tied to restaurant is the 714-acre Fess Parker Home Ranch located seven miles away and home to Wagyu Cattle, chickens, quail, rabbits, pigs, bees and a number of heirloom fruits and organic vegetables allowing guests to experience great-tasting ingredients at the peak of their freshness.

Trek Travel SingleThread Cycling Vacation

SingleThread

A work of art in itself, SingleThread was born of designers, craftsmen, artisans, and makers who have curated a culinary main event you have to see to believe. Here you’ll dine in the 2017 James Beard Award-winning dining room on an elaborate 11 course, wine- or sake-paired tasting menu which the San Francisco Chronicle describes as a “flawless four star experience.” And enjoy a family-style, traditional Japanese donabe dinner in the private study on another evening.

Trek Travel Piedmont Cycling Vacation

Piedmont

Visit Castello di Roddi, a village that is home to the only truffle dog university in the world. Here you’ll have the opportunity to set off on a hunt of your own, aided by Giovanni, a third generation “trifolao”, and his local canine professionals who will of course sniff out the delicacy. Truffle-hunting is one of the long-standing traditions of Piedmontese culture and you’ll learn about the truffle’s cultural and economic importance in this area over an indulgent truffle themed lunch.

Trek Travel Provence Luxury ONE Cycling Vacation

Provence Luxury

While some other destinations exist, Provence blossoms. Here, the world is in full bloom, from rich, fragrant, local recipes that awaken your senses to the countryside alive with color, to stunning vistas across lavender fields. A foodie’s dream, you’ll strap on an apron and learn the secrets of Provençal cuisine from Michelin-starred chef, Xavier Mathieu. You’ll then dine at his gastronomic restaurant, the Xavier Mathieu, where the fare is inspired by the seasons and flavors of southern France.

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What is the Difference?

Ultimate Luxury:

Savor some of the most spectacular, 5-star properties in the world. Exuding luxury and elegance, these one-of-a-kind accommodations offer the chance to rejuvenate at award-winning spas, dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, and more.

Luxury:

Enjoy luxurious accommodations handpicked for a refined experience. From signature spa treatments to delicious local cuisine, you’ll be more than provided for; you’ll be pampered.

Explorer:

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined:

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of Explorer and Luxury hotels. Rest assured, no matter which hotel level you’re at, our trip designers carefully select every accommodation.

Activity Level

Level 1:

Road: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 25 mi (40 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Gravel: 1-3 hours of riding. Up to 20 mi (35 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 1-3 hours of hiking. Up to 5 mi (8 km). Up to 1,000 ft (300 m).

Level 2:

Road: 2-4 hours of riding. 20-35 mi (35-60 km). Up to 2,500 ft (750 m).

Gravel: 2-4 hours of riding. 15-30 mi (25-45 km). Up to 2,000 ft (300 m).

Hiking: 2-4 hours of hiking. 4-8 mi (6-12 km). Up to 1,500 ft (450 m).

Level 3:

Road: 3-5 hours of riding. 25-55 mi (40-85 km). Up to 4,500 ft (1,500 m).

Gravel: 3-5 hours of riding. 20-40 mi (35-60 km). Up to 3,000 ft (900 m).

Hiking: 3-5 hours of hiking. 6-10 mi (9-16 km). Up to 2,000 ft (600 m).

Level 4:

Road: 4+ hours of riding. 40-70 mi (60-110 km). Up to 8,000 ft (2,400 m).

Gravel: 4+ hours of riding. 30-50 mi (45-80 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

Hiking: 4+ hours of hiking. 7-15 mi (11-24 km). Up to 4,000 ft (1,200 m).

What are your trip styles?

Classic - Reserve:

Savor the finer things as you relax in luxurious 5-star accommodations and wine, dine, and ride in some of the most unforgettable destinations around the world.

Classic - Signature:

Explore beautiful destinations by bike, enjoy extra inclusions, savor delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the perfect mix of accommodations.

Classic - Discover:

Enjoy a casual cycling vacation with fantastic routes and comfortable accommodations.

Ride Camp:

Train like the pros in some of their favorite riding destinations.

Pro Race:

See the pros in action at the biggest cycling events of the year.

Cross Country:

Tackle an epic adventure that takes you point-to-point across mountains, countryside, and more.

Self-Guided

Enjoy a bike tour on your schedule with just your chosen travel companions.

Single Occupancy

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself