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Bentonville Gravel Bike Tour

Experience Bentonville and the Ozark Mountains

Tour Duration

5D / 4N

Trip Style

Signature, Gravel

Activity Level

2, 3

Hotel Level



Trek Checkpoint SLR 7
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

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Starting from

$2,999.00 per person

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Join us for the exhilarating gravel side of the vibrant, bike-friendly, Southern town of Bentonville.

A gravel bike tour in Bentonville? You read that right. Over recent years, Bentonville has transformed from a sleepy Arkansas town to the center of the mountain bike universe, offering an array of culinary options, microbreweries, colorful boutiques, a world-class art museum, and many miles of single track. Beyond the singletrack, the area offers fantastic gravel riding through rolling farmland, framed by the imposing Ozark mountains. These gravel roads offer everything from smooth dirt roads to chunky gravel sections flowing around hidden corners to remote hollows and through endless tunnels of trees. When you're done pedaling, enjoy dinner at culinary hotspots like the Preacher's Son and Conifer. Retire to the splendid 21c Museum Hotel each evening, just a few steps from the town square, where you’ll find yourself lingering to peruse the contemporary art collection worthy of museum galleries.
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Trip Wows
  • Ride through miles and miles of dirt roads snaking across the rolling Arkansas landscape, including the classic Sugar Creek Road

  • Stay steps from Bentonville’s quaint town square at a unique museum hotel with art galleries seamlessly integrated into all areas of the property

  • Immerse yourself in the thriving culinary landscape and enjoy elevated High South cuisine

  • Experience the art scene with a guided tour of Crystal Bridges, and visit the Momentary's Tower Bar for a drink with a view

  • Soak up the bike-friendly atmosphere of Bentonville and be a part of the emerging gravel trend here

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Sculpture at Crystal Bridges

You can't help but fall in love with Bentonville

Bentonville is filled with surprises: a bike-friendly vibe, singing bridges, gourmet NWA-inspired dining, a coffee shop in the woods, and artwork all around. The gravel riding is really fun, too!

What Guests are Saying
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Bentonville has emerged as a growing star in the gravel and mountain bike scene. It’s easy to see when you spend a week riding some of the best gravel the Ozarks has to offer. Pair that with three James Beard nominee restaurants in a charming walkable downtown, and you’re in for a trip of a lifetime.

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Kyle, Trek Travel Guide

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We really enjoyed this trip. The guides were excellent, the host hotel was nice and in a great location, food was great, the routes were excellent and the other folks on the trip were very nice. The tour of the Crystal Bridges museum as excellent.

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Dale, Trek Travel Guest

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Bentonville is a bike community like no other. The trails, the people, and their love of bikes were beyond anything I could imagine.... I've been on tours with other companies where the guides are good guides; Being a good guide is different than being good at hospitality, and that separates this team from others. They enjoy service and seeing everyone having a good time.... This team did a great job, and I greatly appreciate all they did to make this an excellent vacation.

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Scott, Trek Travel Guest

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Great Ride

Pea Ridge Loop

Ride our version of the iconic Big Sugar Gravel course and enjoy the scenic, secluded roads and the undulating terrain of the Ozark Mountains.

Dates & Pricing

Book early for the best price

  • Guaranteed

  • Join Waitlist

  • Private

  • Limited Availability

Rider Information

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hotel room with two queen beds
Hotel room with couch decorated with pillow with a black dog's face on it.
21C Museum hotel in Bentonville guest bathroom
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Bentonville, Arkansas
21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

Located on the northeast corner of the Bentonville town square, 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville is a boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, and cultural center all in one. It is also home to The Hive restaurant, led by executive chef Matthew McClure which features “High South” cuisine. The hotel has a warm, welcoming feel and gives guests the opportunity to discover art around every corner. The onsite art galleries are thought-provoking, while contemporary decorations and artwork are in each guest room and suite. Rooms also feature high ceilings, large windows with comfortable beds, custom-designed furniture, flat-screen TVs, and Malin + Goetz bath amenities. You are sure to have a wonderful stay!


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Bikes & Gear
Ride the Best Bikes in the Industry
Trek Checkpoint SLR 7 Gravel bike Gravel
Trek Checkpoint SLR 7

Ride with confidence on the best gravel bike in the business, featuring a high-performance frame designed to be nimble yet stable, and the smoothing effect of IsoSpeed technology. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide safe stopping, and with the electronic Shimano GRX Di2 drivetrain, you’re set for smooth shifting on any terrain. Enjoy all the bumps in the road with robust 45mm tubeless tires. The Checkpoint SLR 7 will take you on big adventures beyond the pavement.

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Trek Domane+ SLR bike Road
Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7

Upgrade your experience on the Domane+ SLR 7. It has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. With an ultra-lightweight design and a whisper quiet electric assist motor, this performance e-road bike will assist you on the climbs and enable you to venture further. So go ahead—take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance and more fun!
Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $399 (3-6 day trips) or $599 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. See specific trip dates for available bike options.

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Trek Travel Guides

The World’s Best

From the moment you meet our guides, you'll understand the difference. You'll feel the genuine care they take to make your vacation perfect. From their expert support to sharing their favorite hidden spots, they tailor every moment to you.

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Additional Gear
  • Trek Travel Santini cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Bontrager saddle
  • Bontrager helmet
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer with pre-loaded routes
  • Shimano SPD mountain style 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 our guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.
A collage of cycling gear guests will use on a Trek Travel Classic Bike Tour.

Trip Inclusions

Additional Details

Know Before You Go!

We want you to be fully prepared for your cycling vacation of a lifetime. This involves making sure that you choose the appropriate trip for you and that every aspect of your experience is flawless. Each Trek Travel trip is unique to ensure maximum enjoyment every time.

Your Trip Need to Knows:

  • The terrain on this trip falls under our classification of Level 2 as it relates to distance and elevation gain for all “Today’s” ride options, however, the gravel conditions in Bentonville present numerous short sections of road that have chunky gravel rocks and some punchy climbs on loose gravel which is what makes it a Level 2 / 3 trip. Experience riding in these conditions is recommended. See our “Rider Information” section above for more information.
  • Getting off the beaten path means there may be limited services during gravel rides. There may not be traditional restrooms available on some routes, but there will be plenty of trees!
  • Lunches will consist of a simple picnic style lunch on the route or a more traditional cafe lunch after the ride.

Before and After Your Trip


Daily high temperatures in Bentonville range from 77F (25C) in May to 85F (30C) in June. Evenings are predictably a bit cooler with average lows of 57F (14C) in May and 66F (19C) in June. Our trips will run in the late Spring and early Summer, so bring light layers, and of course, always bring your raincoat. For all gravel trips, we recommend wearing cycling shoes with recessed cleats on the off chance you have to hike-a-bike. 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 email 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. You will also receive instructions to download the Ride with GPS app before your trip to provide you the day to day plan and daily route guides.

With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed.*

In the case where trips are at one or two guests, we will contact you prior to final payment to give you the following options:

Pay a small trip fee of $500 per person for two guests or $1000 for one guest, which ensures your preferred trip date will run. If there are three or more guests before departure date, the fee will be refunded in full.


Switch to a different trip or different departure date. Should there be any difference in trip price between your original trip and the new one, you will be expected to pay the difference, or we will refund you accordingly.

Offer only valid if Trek Travel contacts a guest to discuss these specific options. Bike trips with fewer than three guests may operate with only one guide. The guide will support all rides with a Trek Travel van. If you would like to discuss the option of having two guides, please speak with your trip consultant.

The small trip supplement for Ride Camps is as follows – for two guests an additional $250 or for one guest an additional $500.

*Cross Country, Discover, Race, and Special Edition trips as well as a small number of select departures have a minimum guest count to guarantee. Please check with your Trip Consultant for more information.

Unforeseen events may make it necessary to cancel or modify a trip. Our Guest Services team will update you with any changes. We reserve the right to cancel departures in cases of force majeure or the failure of third parties—such as hotels—to honor their reservations, in which case all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes full settlement. Trek Travel is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs that are incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. We strongly encourage Travel Protection for complete coverage.

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.
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Sharing the joy that comes with wow moments

Trek Travel guides are dedicated to making moments that last a lifetime, and we invite you to thank them with a trip gratuity. These are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this Signature Gravel trip, we recommend between $200-$250 per guest and, of course, you may choose to give more if your guides made your trip an unforgettable experience.

Like everything else about your vacation, the Trek Travel team is here to make this experience easier for you. While local currency is preferred, you may also tip through the following options:

Via PayPal (please have this account set up in advance when possible) or with your guest services representative on the phone before or after the trip.

Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.

You cannot put a price on a wow. But you can show your thanks for an exceptional experience.

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. See Gravel FAQs

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.


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


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.


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