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New Partnership with Santini Cycling

Our partnership with Santini and new guest jerseys for 2023!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Santini as our official supplier of cycling apparel. As a household name in the cycling apparel industry, Santini is known for its premium quality and cutting-edge design. These new top-of-the-line jerseys will be available to guests on select trips, allowing you to ride in style and comfort. “This partnership with Santini is a natural fit for Trek Travel,” said Tania Burke, President of Trek Travel. “We are committed to providing our customers with the best possible cycling experience, and Santini’s premium cycling apparel will help us achieve that goal. We are excited to work with Santini to create a unique and memorable cycling experience for our customers.”

Santini has been producing cycling apparel for over 50 years and has developed close relationships with professional teams, like Trek Segafredo, and athletes around the world. The 2023 guest jerseys are made of lightweight performance fabrics, keeping you cool and looking great while riding. The design features a white and navy colorway, complemented by Trek Travel’s signature light blue accents. Guests who book a Signature, Reserve, Cross Country, or Pro Race trip this year will receive the new Santini jersey. Check out our jersey reveal video and gear up for your ride in 2023!

Meet the Domane SL 7 and the Domane+ SLR 7

Starting in 2023, we’re adding two new Trek bikes into our fleet: the Trek Domane SL 7 and the Domane+ SLR 7 Electric Road Bike. Learn more about why we think these bikes are going to take you to bigger and better places next year.

Domane SL 7

The new Trek Domane SL 7 raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. This sleek bike will be available on select North American and European bike tours starting in 2023 and is included in your trip price. See trip pages for details.

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Domane+ SLR 7

With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and high-speed assist, Domane+ SLR 7 has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will help you fly up challenging climbs, hang with the fast group, and venture further on your cycling vacation. It is a great fit for strong riders who want to tackle most terrain on their own but could use a little help in tough spots. The Domane+ SLR 7 is available as an upgrade starting at $400 on select trips. Pricing is based on trip length.

Three Features We Love: Domane SL 7

1. Updated tube shaping, and a newly integrated cockpit improves aerodynamics making the new Domane SL 7 is the lightest Domane disc ever.
2. New Internal downtube storage is the perfect place to store some gear for a full day of adventure.
3. Bontrager Aeolus Pro 37 TLR Disc Carbon Road Wheels now come standard on the new Domane. With better handling and less vibration, the best ride is built right into the bike.

Three Features We Love: Domane+ SLR 7

1. The Domane+ SLR 7 doesn’t look, sound, fit, or feel like an electric bike. It’s a true road bike experience with a powerful boost yet surprisingly light.
2. This bike has a max assist of up to 28 MPH (15 MPH in Europe), with a 360-watt/hour battery that can take riders around 60-miles in Eco mode.
3. It’s remarkably light – weighing in at just around 27 pounds thanks to a lightweight frame design and compact e-system.

Can’t wait to ride these bikes? Check out our brand new trips and experience the cycling vacation of a lifetime with the best bikes in the business.

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The force behind our e-bikes

two people riding e-bikes on a paved, waterfront path with palm trees in the background

If you look around your home, it wouldn’t be surprising to find a Bosch appliance, but did you know that Bosch is also responsible for engineering the pedal-assist technology that powers our e-bikes? We sat down with some of the e-bike experts at Bosch to learn more about the motors that make our bikes go.

Who is Bosch?

Bosch was founded in 1886 and contributed one of the key technologies that helped make internal combustion possible for use in automobiles – the magneto ignition device. Today, Bosch technology is present in a variety of industries around the world. In fact, it’s difficult to go through a day without Bosch technology touching your life in some way. Bosch sensors are in more than 50 percent of cell phones, Bosch home appliances and power tools are found in homes and worksites globally, Bosch security cameras adorn buildings all around the world, while Bosch hydraulic technology is present in the Panama Canal and Tower Bridge in London. Virtually every vehicle on the road in the world today has Bosch technology on it, and Bosch was the first to bring life-saving safety technologies like anti-lock braking and electronic stability control to market. Known for its quality and dependability, Bosch’s technology and expertise in electric motors, sensor technology, displays, and lithium-ion batteries makes them the leading and most-qualified supplier for electric bike systems.

When and why did Bosch start making e-bike motors?

Bosch first forayed into e-bikes in 2011, when the Automotive Electronics division launched its first e-bike system and essentially shaped the modern e-bike as we know it today. Once a small startup within Automotive Electronics, e-bike is now its own independent division within Bosch, which truly demonstrates just how far e-bikes have come and how highly valued they are within the company as a pillar of Bosch’s mobility solutions sector.

So, why e-bikes? Broadly speaking, Bosch sees the mobility of the future characterized by three elements: automation, electrification, and connectivity. E-bikes exemplify these traits, and broaden Bosch’s definition of mobility to include more than just automotive transportation. Mobility is a basic human need, in whatever form it takes to get from place to place, and e-bikes unite technology with healthy human-powered mobility, which really stays true to our motto, “Invented for Life.”

What can you tell us about the components that you’ll find in the Trek Verve+ 3 that we ride on our trips?

The Trek Verve+ 3 sports the Active Line Plus, a well-balanced Class 1 drive unit with a max assist speed of 20 mph or 32 km/h. It has enough torque to succeed on hills while maintaining excellent battery range, bringing simple enjoyment to everyday riding. It’s quiet, reliable, and has barely any noticeable pedal resistance. The power of the Active Line Plus is delivered smoothly to achieve a natural riding sensation.

Purion is our compact, easy-to-read display that’s mounted on the left handlebar with the e-bike assist controls integrated within it. The display provides a clear overview of the charge status, speed, riding mode, range, trip distance, and total distance. All the important details are just a thumb-click away, perfect for riders who want simplified information and controls.

Bosch’s PowerTube lithium ion batteries have the power you need for any ride, and are easily rechargeable from any standard 110v wall outlet. The Verve+ 3 integrates its PowerTube 500 battery within the frame for worry-free riding, and a safety latch prevents the PowerTube from falling out even on challenging terrain.

How much power is in a typical e-bike battery?

Our e-bike batteries have their capacity measured in watt hours (Wh) and come in several sizes ranging from 400 Wh to 625 Wh. On average, you’re paying roughly 17 cents for every battery charge, and traversing anywhere from 35 to 100 miles on a single charge, depending on various factors (which you can learn about on our interactive e-bike Range Calculator page). It’s tough to compete with that level of energy efficiency versus a car!

Are there any surprising statistics or facts to know about?

  • • Our Speed, Torque, and Cadence sensors make over 1,000 measurements per second as you ride, which translate to smooth, realistic, and quick responses to every pedal push you make.
  • • Our 4-amp Charger will take your e-bike battery from zero to full charge in roughly 4.5 hours.
  • • The Purion display also lets you control your integrated lighting by holding the “+” key.
  • • As a company, Bosch has made good on our promise to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.
  • • The Robert Bosch foundation, a nonprofit foundation, holds 92 percent of the company’s shares, seven percent are in the hands of Robert Bosch’s descendants, and the company holds the remaining one percent.
  • • Our complete e-bike system features the UL 2849 safety standard from the prestigious Underwriters Laboratory (UL), a strong commitment to long-term component quality for peace of mind.
  • • Want a tune-up? Our field team has trained over 4,400 retailers in North America to bring e-bike expertise to every neighborhood.
  • • E-bikes are so much fun, it’s virtually impossible to complete an e-bike ride without smiling.

What’s the most important thing to know about e-bikes?

E-bikes are even more fun with friends! Riders on your Trek Travel trip can enjoy the same sights and climb the same hills regardless of differences in riding skill or fitness level, making a tour by e-bike an unforgettable experience for everyone.

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Our Best Winter Cycling Training Tips

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It’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean your fitness should go cold, too. Get our winter cycling training tips, tricks, and training plans to keep riding through all seasons.

It’s easy to let your fitness slide in the winter. Eating habits change, weather becomes less inviting, and summer cycling season seems like a faint memory. But here’s the truth that nobody ever tells you: cycling training in the winter is what riding strong in the summer is all about. The winter is where you lay the groundwork for great season; the kind of groundwork you just can’t build in a few rides. I’ve been riding and training for almost 20 years, and in that time, I’ve learned that winter is work season. Here are a few tips for training, dressing for, and succeeding despite the precipitous drop in temperature.

Winter Cycling Training: Zone 2 is Number 1

If you’re familiar with cycling training, you might have heard of “zone 2” riding. The rest of us refer to this as “base training,” and it’s what winter is all about. Base training is just that: the foundation of riding stronger, later. With a proper base, you’ll have more endurance, more repeatability, and the fitness to go on long rides day after day. A good base also makes hard efforts feel easier, so even if you only plan on riding short distances in the summer, base is your friend.

The good news? Building it is as easy as Thanksgiving pecan pie. It just requires dedication to your “Zone 2” heart rate. If you can test yourself, great. You’ll get a Zone 2 heart rate from that test. If you don’t want to test, you can also ride by feel, in the zone I call “comfortably uncomfortable.” It’s where you’re working hard, but you can sustain the effort for an extra long period of time. It’s usually anywhere from 65%-80% of your maximum heart rate. And then the challenge is to spend as much time in that zone as possible. Five hours a week? Great. 10 is even better. At 20 hours, you’re approaching pro fitness.

The trick is to avoid disruptions to your time in zone. No stops. No freewheeling. No coasting. Just spend as much uninterrupted time as possible. After one to two months of this, you’ll end up with stronger legs, and you’ll be ready for harder efforts later.

Winter Cycling Training Gear

Cold changes everything. It either forces you indoors, or forces you to layer up for outdoor riding. Let’s take a look at each.
Since I’m in Colorado, I can count on one thing: Change. The weather starts cold in the morning and warms up fast. And the only way to protect against changing weather is layering up. For every ride, I put on several layers to stay warm at first, and gradually peel them off as the sun comes out. That means bib tights or leg warmers, a base layer, long sleeve jersey, jacket, gloves, a hat or balaclava, and either shoe covers or winter shoes. Check out our favorite winter riding gear on
The rise of smart trainers and online training software has completely changed the experience of riding inside. Today, cyclists can get on their Peloton spin bikes, or they can choose to recreate the experience of riding outside with a direct drive (wheel-off) smart trainer that adjusts the resistance for them, and an online gaming simulation or software like Zwift or TrainerRoad. There are plenty of options to choose from, and if you decide you really love it, you can augment the experience with tools to help you climb or even rock the bike underneath you. Browse trainers and get riding inside.

Winter Cycling Training Programs

Like you probably heard from your parents before – failing to plan is only planning to fail. Any great summer season starts with a great plan, and there are plenty of options to choose from. I personally have used several, but my current favorites include Zwift and VisionQuest. Zwift offers indoor training plans for winter, with specific options depending on the nature of your event. You just need to start by taking a fitness test, guesstimate the number of hours you can commit to per week, choose your plan, and go. The software takes care of the rest.

VisionQuest offers a similar program, only with more options, more ways to customize based on your goals, and more one-on-one time from a coach. They also understand Trek Travel trips better than any other coaching service available, so they’ll know how to get you in shape for a killer cycling vacation.

Winter Cycling Training Camps

If you just can’t bring yourself to layer up and get outside, or the idea of spending an hour on a stationary bike sounds like torture, there’s only one option left: ride where it’s sunny. Luckily, Trek Travel understands your needs, which is why we offer several winter training camp options to sunny getaways like California or the beaches in Mallorca, where there’s nothing to do but ride in short sleeves and shorts.

Just remember – even in winter, your training plan should still be the same. Putting in the winter miles, whether it’s in your basement, in your wool jersey, or in a warm escape, will still lay the foundation for an exceptional summer of strong cycling.

We hope these winter cycling training tips have been helpful! Have a great winter season!


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Top 3 Tips When Choosing & Using Chamois Cream

Cyclists on bike path along river

This topic can be a personal or even an awkward one, but we’re going there anyway. We’re talking about chamois cream.

If any of you have experienced the dreaded chafe, you know just how important this topic is. We’ve gathered our top three tips for you and your saddle to consider when choosing and using your chamois cream.

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Tip #1

First, what kind of cream do you want? Do you prefer a silky smooth formula? Or maybe a minty tingly feel? Or the thicker the better?

There are quite a few cream types out there to choose from so take your time. Read the ingredients and make sure there isn’t anything you are uncomfortable applying down there. All-natural ingredients are a safe bet when in doubt. Zealios’ Betwixt chamois cream is all-natural with organic aloe vera and suitable for both men and women, so we recommend checking it out!

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Tip #2

Before you hit the road, have a travel plan. For those long rides, you might have to reapply to keep everything friction-free and happy. Is your chamois cream in a small enough container to bring along? If not, find a small canister or jar you can transfer a bit into so you’re not stuck on the side of misery road. Some brands even make great miniature-sized packs to bring along. For instance, Betwixt chamois cream comes in pocket-size packs made to toss in your jersey or bike bag.

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Tip #3

Speaking of applying, how you apply your chamois cream matters!

See, we told you it gets personal… applying your chamois cream directly to the skin versus onto your chamois is our recommendation. Applying to the skin will ensure you get proper coverage and reduce the risk of missing any spots or… cracks…

We hope these quick tips will keep you and your saddle happy because we all know a happy saddle means a happy rider. Now there’s no excuse to skip on those extra miles. Time to find your next trip!


How to Buy a Used Bike

It’s as easy as riding one in the first place.

Whether you are looking to save money on your next bike or have been dreaming of a bike that’s a bit out of your price range, there’s a perfectly good solution out there: buying used. The used bike market is very healthy, and if you’re a smart shopper, opting for a used bike can lead to some great deals. If you aren’t sure where to start, our experts are here to offer advice on how to buy a used bike that you’ll love for years to come.

Here are our top four tips for buying a used bike…

How to buy a used bike


Savvy shoppers have an idea of what they want before they enter the bike market, whether it’s an award-winning Trek Madone, Domane, an e-bike, or anything else. The more you know about what you want, the better you’ll enjoy the shopping experience. That means a little research into the proper style, brand, parts, wheels, and accessories can go a long way. Do you want disc or rim brakes? What size cassette do you want? And color is always a critical component of the decision. To get some direction on whether you should choose a road bike, a hybrid, an e-bike, a mountain bike, or something else, check our Trek’s helpful bike finder. And remember that some of these choices potentially affect your future resale value if you plan to sell this bike on the used market eventually, too.

It may also go without saying, but before you start shopping, you should know your size requirements too. You may not be looking for a precision fit, and that’s fine, but it’s always important to know whether you should be riding a small, medium, large, or extra large. These sizes are relatively arbitrary across brands (they often refer the length of the top tube of the bike, but don’t always), but if you know your actual numeric size (50, 52, 56, 58, etc.), you can narrow your field of choices.

Tips for buying a used bike


There are so many places to buy used bikes these days, from Craigslist, to eBay, to Facebook Marketplace, to even your local bike shop (just call them and ask!). We’re partial to the Trek Travel used bike store as a great place to find a pre-owned, mechanic-refurbished ride, but if we don’t have the style or size you’re looking for, there are plenty of other places to purchase a used bicycle.

Each of these marketplaces come with their own set of risks and opportunities, so make sure you protect yourself accordingly. Craigslist is the least-regulated marketplace, which means it’s important to meet in neutral places to pick up the bike, inspect the bike closely, and try to pay with a third-party payment processor like PayPal for some added payment protection. However, you might be able to negotiate some fantastic pricing. On the other hand, a local bike dealer is typically going to be more reliable and will often complete an inspection to make sure the bike is in good working order. The price of the used bike from a dealer may be a little higher because of the added work care put into the bike.

How to buy a used road bike


When you finally see your bike online or in-person, do as much due diligence as possible. Don’t expect the seller to be completely forthcoming with information that could affect the sale price, so inform yourself before you negotiate. Things that affect price could include:

  • ● Nicks to paint or slight frame damage (normal wear and tear is fine) – an old trick is to “snap” the frame or flick your finger across all the tubes in the frame and listen for different sounds to see if cracks exist beyond the naked eye.
  • ● Chain life – Chain stretch can wear the cassette and/or chainrings. Make sure to inspect the chain visually for rust or damage, and if you can test-ride the bike, listen for squeaking or grinding, which indicate there repairs may be needed.
  • ● Wheel truing or adjustments – Take a look at the wheels from multiple angles to ensure they appear to be free of dents and bends that would make riding difficult and that they are aligned properly in the frame.
  • ● Specifications on groupsets – e.g. does a bike come with a varied parts spec (Ultegra and 105 or SRAM and Shimano)? Ask why. Has something been replaced?
  • ● What is included or not in the price? Many sellers may not include personal accessories like saddles, pedals, water bottle cages, or computer mounts. This is perfectly normal, but can also be a point of negotiation.

Used bike buying guide


Many prices in online marketplaces are suggested prices, so make sure you do some due diligence on market price if possible. One of our top tips for buying a used bike is to use resources like eBay to understand the market value of a used bike and use services like to do some research on a specific model. You may also have to pay for shipping for interstate purchases, which you can calculate at

Buying a used bike can provide as much joy as getting something new. You’ll still get the same thrill when you ride it for the first time, and it can still take you to the same amazing places⁠—all at a fraction of the cost. If you’re interested in discovering what’s available in the Trek Travel used bike store, start here. Our used bikes are available at great prices and always come with a 52-point inspection to ensure everything is in working order.

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Now that you’ve learned how to buy a used bike, visit our travel portfolio and plan your next great cycling adventure too! We’ll see you on the road!

Meet the Verve+ and the Domane+ LT

Starting in 2020, we added two new Trek electric bikes into our fleet: the Trek Domane+ LT and the Verve+. Learn more about why we think these bikes are going to take you to bigger and better places this year.

See what makes the all-new Domane+ LT so unique.

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Verve+ e-bike


The Verve+ is an e-bike built for an ultra-smooth, comfortable ride. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who wants to keep up with friends or family on longer routes or needs a boost up hills. The design features wide tires for stability, a low-step frame for easy on and off, and a brand new display that’s brighter and easier to read for monitoring battery power and more. This sleek bike will be available on select North American and European e-bike tours starting in spring 2020. If you have questions about availability on a trip you are considering, talk to one of our friendly trip consultants.

Trek's Domane+ LT


The Domane+ LT combines the best of the race-built Domane bike with a slight pedal-assist perfect for climbing the toughest of hills. This bike is designed differently than most e-bikes you’ve seen before; it primarily functions as a road bike ready for you to take the lead, but on the toughest hills or strongest headwinds, you can get a boost with the electric feature. It is a great fit for strong riders who want to tackle most terrain on their own but could use a little help in tough spots. The Domane+ LT is available with an upgrade fee of $500 on select trips.

Verve+ with Bosch Active Line Plus

Three Features We Love: Verve+

1. The brand new display is brighter and in full color, which makes it quicker to check on your speed, battery power, and more.

2. All our Verve+ bikes will feature a low-step frame, making it easier to get on and off the bike for a quick photo op or animal sighting.

3. Wider tires make for a more comfortable ride across a variety of terrain, from gravel paths to winding roads.

Domane+ LT by Trek

Three Features we Love: Domane+ LT

1. You can enjoy the experience of riding a Domane along with the extra boost an e-bike offers.

2. If you are riding faster than the electric assisted level, the motor features new technology to seamlessly disengage for a drag free ride.

3. The e-bike still incorporates all of the features that make the Domane incredibly comfortable with the IsoSpeed decoupler and smooth Shimano shifting.

While Trek Travel will be offering the latest model of the Domane+ LT in spring of 2020, one of our favorite pro riders, Jens Voigt, got to check out the Trek Domane+ earlier this year. Watch the video to see just how fun these e-bikes can be.

10 Great Gifts for Cyclists

At Trek Travel, our team is passionate about discovering unbeatable destinations by bike. Whether we are riding to work or cycling some of the most famous climbs in the world, we rely on great gear to keep us safe, moving, and fueled. We talked to our team of travelers and cyclists to pull together our holiday gift guide, which includes our choices for the best gifts for cyclists.

Top Gifts for Cyclists

Ornot Handlebar Bag Mini

Securely stash a phone, snacks, wallet, or keys with the aid of Ornot’s Handlebar Bag Mini. This durable and discreet bag is made from cordura canvas, lined with waterproof nylon fabric, and shaped using lightweight plastic.

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Bontrager bike lights gift for cyclists

Bontrager Bike Lights

Bike lights are a safety essential for cyclists, day or night. That’s why Bontrager makes a range of ultra-bright, all-weather head and taillights to make sure riders can see and be seen out on the roads at any time of the day.

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A Trek Travel Gift Card is one of the Best Gifts for Cyclists

Trek Travel Gift Card

Give your loved ones memories that will last a lifetime with a gift card for a Trek Travel cycling vacation. With a wide range of trip styles and destinations across the globe, there is a perfect bike trip for everyone.

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Bontrager WaveCel gift for cyclists

Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

The WaveCel helmet features revolutionary safety technology to better protect against cycling accidents. Discover a variety of colors and styles designed for road biking, mountain biking, and commuter biking. WaveC

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Holiday presents for cyclists

On Cloudflow

When the miles rack up, stay inspired with this record-breaking shoe. A breathable engineered mesh inner sock keeps feet supported and comfortable. But it’s outside where the real action takes place: 18 Cloud elements on the sole will help to push you forward. Give a gift like no other. Give the gift of speed.

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Blackberry Farm holiday gift set

Blackberry Farm Holiday Gift Box

Bring festive flavors of Blackberry Farm, a luxury retreat tucked in the Great Smoky Mountains, to your holiday table with their limited edition 2019 Holiday Farmstead Box. Inside, savor Blackberry Jam, Blackberry Farm Coffee, Olive and Sinclair’s Peppermint Bark, and more delicious treats.

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Best Gifts for Cyclists

Kate’s Real Food Ultimate Gift Pack

Kate’s Real Food makes six delicious flavors of energy bars using whole-food ingredients. Each one is certified organic, gluten free, non-GMO, Kosher, and sweetened with all-natural honey. Gift a set of each flavor along with a fun winter beanie!

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Christmas Gifts for Cyclists

SILCA Custom Engraved HX-ONE Home Essential Kit

Customize SILCA’s HX-ONE Home Essential Kit to add a personal touch to your cycling-themed holiday gift. This complete set of precision S2 steel hex wrenches and bit drivers is stored in an engraved Beechwood carrying case.

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Trek Travel's best holiday gifts for cyclists

Clif Wine Gift Set

Share a gift basket featuring a curated selection of Clif Family wines and artisan foods. If you are looking for something extra special, create a custom gift set with the help of Clif’s in-house Gift Concierges.

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Cyclist wine and bike club gift

Club Peloton

Give the gift of membership to Clif Family Wine’s CLUB PELOTON, which includes the exclusive invitation to an annual ride and lunch along with 6 months of wines. Plus, enjoy special discounts on bike rental and tune-ups with their cycling partner.

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Top 5 Tips for Simple Bike Maintenance

It would be difficult to find a cyclist who claims the thrill of maintaining their bike was what initially attracted them to the sport. Let’s be honest, we would all rather spend our precious time riding our bike than cleaning it. However, like it or loathe it, bicycle maintenance plays a vital part in improving performance and simply can’t be ignored.

Professional cycling has shown over recent years that a focus on this area can provide the marginal gains required to propel you to victory. But what are the benefits for an everyday cyclist? Well, regular bicycle maintenance is proven to reduce mechanical problems, extend the life of your bike, and ultimately protect your investment. So, with this in mind, we’ve done our research and found the best ways to get all the benefits in a fraction of the time! Here are our top five simple tips for maintaining your bike.

Trek Travel's partner, Finishline Products

1. Work smarter, not harder

With so many intricate components and hard to reach places, removing stubborn grease and grime from your bicycle’s drivetrain is a notoriously difficult task! Thankfully, there’s a product on the market to help make this achievable and super quick. Finish Line Speed Degreaser’s no-rinse formula and turbo sprayer get to work instantly, displacing moisture, removing soils, and completely decontaminating all metal parts. It’s ideal to use on disc brake rotors, derailleur pivots, cassettes, chains, and any other metal components that need a thorough clean. As well as removing the need for hours of elbow grease, its “dry” degreasing technology quickly evaporates, leaving components and chains residue-free and ready to be lubricated. This clever cleaning product will extend the life of your drivetrain and ensure smooth, quiet shifting. It’s a big hit with our mechanics and saves time, making us more inclined to take on the task.

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2. Choose the right tool

You wouldn’t use a hammer to tighten a screw, and it’s the same logic when it comes to cleaning your bike. Using tools designed to access all the hard to reach places on your bike will save you time and ensure you’ve cleaned it thoroughly. With Finish Line’s Grunge Brush, cleaning chains and gears has never been faster or easier. Working in conjunction with a degreaser, scrub your chain with the brush’s unique three-sided bristles to deep clean the chain’s plates and pins. Then, use the long bristles at the other end to clean cassette sprockets, derailleurs, cranksets, brakes, and pedals.

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3. Keep it clean

Keeping your bike clean is the best way to prevent wear and tear and optimize performance. Dirt left on your frame, wheels, and components will affect your bike’s efficiency and can potentially cause long term damage. A bucket of soapy water has been the “go-to” for most, but research suggests this can be harmful to paint and means the extra time-consuming steps of rinsing and drying. Our team uses Finish Line’s Super Bike Wash. This fast-acting and powerful cleaner requires no water and can be sprayed on and wiped off with a towel. It protects your paint and leaves your bike looking like new. It’s high surface tension and eco-friendly cleaning agents are non-toxic, biodegradable, and make it safe to use indoors and out.

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4. Lube it correctly

Once your bike is clean, it’s all about choosing the right lube. If you lube it right, not only will you get optimal performance, but you’ll also have less maintenance work to do at the end of each ride! We recommend choosing between Finish Line’s Dry and Wet Lubricants depending on riding conditions.

Optimized for variable conditions, dry Lube goes on wet and sets up with a dry, wax-like synthetic film. It helps keep your chain clean by not absorbing excessive amounts of grit, grime, or dust. Perfect for everyday riding, its Teflon fluoropolymers coats the chain in a water-resistant film, while reducing friction and wear on all surfaces.

Wet lube is the strongest, longest lasting, and most water-proof lubricant. Wet lube goes on wet, never washes off, and delivers quiet riding, smooth shifting, and easier pedaling. Its water-repelling synthetic oils will protect your chain in the harshest conditions.

To find the perfect bicycle lubricant for your next trip, visit Finish Line’s website and use their handy Lube Selector Tool.

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5. Less mess after you’ve cleaned

Tidying up the mess after cleaning your bike is a task that interests no one, ever! Our time is precious, so any steps we can take along the way to minimize the clean-up operation at the end are welcome. Tools like Finish Line’s No Drip Chain Luber were invented for exactly this reason! Save money by avoiding spilled lube and ensure every link in your chain is properly lubricated without wasting a drop. Simply fill the No Drip Chain Luber with your lubricant of choice and while backpedaling, place the applicator head on the chain and squeeze the bottle. A wicking pad in the applicator head ensures every link is evenly coated, without lube dripping or flying all over the place.

Most importantly, it will save you clearing up time and allow you to get on with more important tasks, like planning your next cycling trip.


Ride With Confidence. Ride With GPS.

Introducing Ride With GPS Experiences

Now you can store your itinerary, host and hotel contacts, routes and trip notifications all within the Ride With GPS app on your phone or tablet. It’s a modern-day replacement to your standard vacation folder. And the best part? You don’t have to be connected to WiFi or data to use it. Now available on all trips.

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Use Ride With GPS Navigation on a Trek Travel Cycling Tour


See each day’s route options and navigate with turn-by-turn directions right from your phone. We’ll even provide a mount.


Need to get a hold of your host? Forget the name of your hotel? Want to make a reservation at one of our recommended restaurants? Find all the contact info you need, all in one place.

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Ride With GPS bike tour


See exactly what’s in store for the day from meetup times to dinner plans without having to dig through paper packets or emails.


If the best patio bistro or coffee shop rest stop is what you’re looking for, we’ve got our list of our local favorites ready to go.

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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?
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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