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Austin Self-Guided Bike Tour

Explore scenic riding and endless activites in downtown Austin

Tour Duration

4D / 3N

Trip Style

Self-Guided

Activity Level

3

Hotel Level

Explorer

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 5 Gen 4
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+ 3
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+ 3 Low-Step

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Starting from

$1,799.00 per person

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It's time you discovered Austin by bike — a top cycling destination, the live music capital of the world, and a foodie's dream come true.

Austin offers you an unforgettable cycling experience with more than 30 miles of urban trails paired with a funky art scene and fantastic food. Rated as one of the top bike-friendly in the US, this self-guided bike tour will show off everything Austin has to offer including impressive green spaces, urban bike trails, innovative art installations, as well as stunning parks and views of the Colorado River. You can spend your days cycling at your own pace, along the city’s many bike lanes revealing street art on every corner. Be sure to save some energy for the evenings as you discover why this great town is known as the live music capital of the world. Austin also has no shortage of world-class culinary offerings from barbecue, to tacos trucks, to James Beard Award-winning eateries. However you choose to spend your days, you're guaranteed to get your fill of food, fun and fantastic riding on this self-guided adventure. Learn more about Self-Guided trips and if they're right for you »

Trip Wows
  • Stay in the cultural hub of Austin at a handpicked boutique hotel with live music every night

  • Cycle along the Colorado River and explore some of Austin's most impressive parks in the heart of the city, including Zilker Park - home of the famed Barton Springs

  • Explore the quirky neighborhoods and street art throughout the city. "Keep Austin Weird"

  • Savor Austin's colorful and vibrant food scene, from world-famous BBQ and iconic food truck tacos to farm-to-table fine dining

  • Choose from over 250 venues to fully experience the live music capital of the world

Austin skyline and Colorado River

Austin skyline and the Colorado River

Dive into the true culture of Texas; bikes, BBQ, and live music

Bike through Austin's stellar urban trails by day; by night, savor its vibrant food scene and endless options for art, live music, and comedy.


What Guests are Saying

A very well-conceived trip with fun routes, excellent food, and interesting side tours. We felt Trek was fully behind us whilst enjoying the freedom of self-guidance. And the Trek bikes inspired confidence!

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John, Trek Travel Guest

Ebike riders in Austin

Overall, I thought the trip was excellent, our host was very helpful, and we would travel with Trek again.

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Dale, Trek Travel Guest

two people smiling with their bike helmets on

Our self-guided bike tour was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we intend to make a once-a-year experience!

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Sandra, Trek Travel Guest


Arial shot of the Penny Backer Bridge in Austin, Texas

Great Ride

Cycle the Iconic 360 Loop

Austin's famous ride sweeps the western edge of Texas Hill Country with a steady climb and stunning views of the state Capitol and the Pennybacker Bridge.


Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability


Itinerary
Rider Information

Hotels
Heywood Hotel exterior
Heywood Hotel guest room
Heywood Hotel guest room
Outside deck at the Heywood Hotel in Austin, Texas
Heywood Hotel lobby area
Austin, Texas
Heywood Hotel
Explorer

The Heywood Hotel is a modern boutique hotel featuring one of the most unique hotel experiences in the US. Creative, thoughtful design good coffee and ridiculously comfortable beds all help to make your stay in Austin as perfect as possible. Located just blocks from downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake Heywood Hotel offers the city’s best barbecue joints, microbreweries, honky-tonks, and craft cocktail lounges all just a short stroll from your door.

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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
Trek Domane SL 5 Gen 4 Road
Trek Domane SL 5 Gen 4

Trek’s latest innovation has led to the best bike on the road—a light weight, stable and technologically advanced machine to make even the hardest roads seem smooth and easy. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world.

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Trek Verve+ E-Bike E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+ 3

This comfortable bike is perfectly designed to give you that little boost you want. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain.

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Trek Verve+ 3 Lowstep E-Bike
Trek Electric-Assist Verve+ 3 Low-Step

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ 3 is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain.

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Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 830 or 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD-SL road style pedals, Shimano SPD mountain style pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • For the most comfortable ride, we recommend you bring your own saddle. If you prefer, you can bring your own pedals and helmet on the trip and your host will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Self-Guided Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Your Day. You Decide.

Our self-guided vacations are designed to fit all types of travel styles. Whether you like to spend your time relaxing or on a non-stop adventure, you get to decide what your day looks like. Choose your mileage, itinerary, and experience level and leave the rest to us!

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • Guests must be comfortable riding with nearby traffic as you are cycling in and out of this busy city. We do our best to avoid busy roadways as much as possible, however, urban riding and sections of busy roads are unavoidable for some segments of your rides.
  • We recommend making dining reservations weeks in advance.
  • Self-guided guests must to be able to change flat tires and address minor mechanical issues.
  • Self-guided should feel comfortable navigating with Garmin GPS devices or the RideWithGPS phone app.

Before and After Your Trip

Weather

Average monthly temperature and precipitation

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High (°F) 64.0° 67.0° 74.0° 81.0° 87.0° 93.0° 96.0° 98.0° 92.0° 83.0° 72.0° 64.0°
High (°C) 17.8° 19.4° 23.3° 27.2° 30.6° 33.9° 35.6° 36.7° 33.3° 28.3° 22.2° 17.8°
Low (°F) 41.0° 45.0° 51.0° 59.0° 67.0° 73.0° 74.0° 75.0° 70.0° 60.0° 50.0° 43.0°
Low (°C) 5.0° 7.2° 10.6° 15.0° 19.4° 22.8° 23.3° 23.9° 21.1° 15.6° 10.0° 6.1°
Rain (in) 0.85° 0.97° 1.21° 0.75° 1.65° 1.7° 0.61° 0.45° 1.02° 1.23° 0.98° 1.03°
FAQs

Austin area enjoys generally warm, dry weather which makes these rides particularly enjoyable. The spring and fall can see the highs range from the high 60s to low 80s ºF (16-27ºC), while the lows are generally between 40 and 50ºF (4-10ºC) . We always recommend bringing along riding layers and even a bit of rain gear so you can keep riding comfortably throughout the day. View our Packing List

To reserve your space on a trip, you can either call us at 866-464-8735 to speak with an expert Trip Consultant or book online any time by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page.* Once you have submitted your reservation online, a Trip Consultant will contact you within one business day to answer any questions you may have and to confirm space, bike, and room availability on your desired trip. Your booking will be finalized once your no-risk deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 no risk deposit is due at the time of booking.** If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip.

*Please note that select trips cannot be booked online at this time. For those trips, please call a trip consultant at 866-464-8735.

**Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, Special Edition, Ride Camp, Discover, and Self-Guided tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start, you’ll receive an email containing your trip start meeting location reminder and any last-minute information that you’ll need to know before you go. Once you arrive at your destination, your Trek Travel host will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and give you an overview on the daily route information and detailed maps within the Ride with GPS app. Your host will also review with you the preloaded Garmin GPS computer that allows you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your tour.

Read our Cancellation Policy

Our Trip Consultants are available to assist and can answer your questions. Please call us at 866-464-8735.

Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help safeguard you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a travel protection plan through Arch RoamRight that provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. Travel Protection

We've collaborated with a specialized travel agency committed to delivering tailored vacation planning, ensuring your entire Trek Travel journey is nothing short of unforgettable. Learn more about our Travel Services

Your Self-Guided trip price is per person based on two guests sharing a room. If you are a solo traveler or if you want to stay in your own private room while traveling with other people, you will have a Single Supplement Fee added to your trip price at the time of booking.

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

Our trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Click here to view our full guarantee policy.

Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangements for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Select trips are not guaranteed.

Sold Out/Waitlist

This trip is currently sold out, but you may be added to the waitlist in the case of availability.

Limited Availability

If a date is marked with Limited Availability, there are few spots left to book. We will secure additional rooms from our hotels before confirming your reservation.

Looking to travel with a small group? Ask our trip consultants about private trips and learn more.

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 - Discovor:

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.

Private

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

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

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