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Trek Travel Named A Travel & Leisure World’s Best Tour Operator in 2021

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Every year, Travel + Leisure asks readers to vote on the top hotels, destinations, airlines, and tour operators around the globe. Known as the World’s Best Awards, travelers rated tour operators on their staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and overall value. We are both thrilled and honored to announce that we have been included in the prestigious list of best tour operators for the third time with an overall score of 95.71, putting Trek Travel proudly in the Top 10 Tour Operators in the World. We were also named one of the World’s Best Tour Operators in 2016 and 2018.

Trek Travel wins Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2021

Scott Bay, from Travel and Leisure, says, “Linking up with the right tour operator can take an amazing trip and turn it into a trip of a lifetime. This might seem like magic, but their in-the-know expertise and long-standing relationships open the doors for the seemingly impossible…The companies that made the list have the skills and connections to create itineraries that reflect their clients’ personal interests.” Read the full article in Travel + Leisure Magazine »

For 20 years Trek Travel has been focused on creating trips of a lifetime — it has been our company mission statement from the beginning and it is who we are. We are truly thankful that you have chosen to recognize us as your favorite team to take you to your favorite places and experience the world by bike. You are the reason we’re in business–your stories inspire us, your energy fuels us, and your expectations drive everyone here at Trek Travel to deliver the best bike tours every time. Thanks for all the fun you have, and the love you’ve shared with us over the years.

See T&L’s full list of World’s Best Tour Operators

ON your next cycling vacation, stay in award-winning accommodations featured in the 2021 Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Lists

Finger Lakes Bike Tour

The Lake House on Canandaigua

Finger Lakes, New York

Stay at The Lake House on Canandaigua in New York State on our luxurious Finger Lakes bike tour. This property was voted the 2nd best resort hotel in all of the Continental US and can be found on our trip as part of our all-new Reserve Collection.

See T+L’s list of best resorts in the Continental US

Arizona Bike Tour

CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Carefree, Arizona

Be truly pampered and carefree at the CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa on our Arizona bike tour. Sitting in the fourth spot on the Travel and Leisure’s Best Spa Getaways in the US, this property is part of our One Collection where you can just unpack and relax.

See T+L’s list of best spa getaways in the US

Join us for unforgettable cycling vacations in six of the top 25 national parks, a newly added category in 2021 Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Lists. Experience the best bike tours in the best of America’s national parks

See T+L’s list of best national parks in the US   See all Trek Travel national park trips


If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

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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.


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.


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


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.


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