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2021: A Year in Review

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Each year, we take thousands of guests on our trips to show them the world by bike! This year, we want to share with you a review of 2021 with some fun numbers we have collected, along with a selection of the great ‘WOW’ moments our guides have created for our guests.

2021 in numbers

2021 in numbers

Can you believe across all of our Classic guided trips, our guests biked 639,984 miles (1,029,954 kilometers)?!

Across the world in 62 destinations, we took our guests on hundreds of trips. From visiting Michelin Star restaurants 21 times to drinking about 1,426 bottles of wine and taking 325 boat rides, our guests know how to travel in style! It’s a thrill to know our guests saw beautiful, natural landscapes across 26 mountain ranges and 11 National Parks. Not to mention, with 44 UNESCO World Heritage Site visits, our guests explored and learned about our destinations that are so rich in cultural and historical significance. And by adding 1,000 e-bikes to our fleet this year, we were able to take more guests to see these vast and epic places; they saw more by bike than they ever imagined possible.


Top 5 Trips

Where did most people enjoy traveling with us this year?

Counting down our top five most traveled trips this year, our number five fan-favorite trip for all levels of riders includes riding through the iconic National Parks of Utah on our Bryce & Zion bike tour.

Glacier National Park bike tour sits at number four, a trip that highlights one of the most scenic roads in America, Going to the Sun Road, which is also in the top spot on our Top 20 Great Rides collection.

At number three, we have the San Juan Islands, a multisport paradise in Washington state where besides biking, you can sea kayak, spot Orca pods, and enjoy the freshest seafood.

Asheville takes number two with its beauty of rolling green Southern Appalacian mountains. You will ride the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway to the highest peak east of the Mississippi, along ancient waters, and breathtaking views.

Our number one most travelled destination in 2021 was our Vermont bike tour where guests love to celebrate the beauty of the changing seasons in Champlain Valley and Green Mountains. Guests enjoy unforgettable rides around Lake Champlain, past hillside farms, across covered bridges, and up into the vibrant forests of the pristine Green Mountains.

Our European honorable mentions include Croatia and Tuscany as two of our most beloved trips abroad. You will experience the most delicious and luxurious European dishes, learn how to make a few yourself, and ride past infinite vineyards and turquoise seas.


How we got here

As we look back on 2021, we feel gratitude that we were once again able to show people the world by bike, as we began running trips in North America. We kicked off our year with a Greenville Ride Camp at the beginning of March. As European borders began to reopen in June, we brought our first guests on a very special custom Cinque Terre, Italy trip and to our Croatia & Dalmation Coast bike tour.


Epic Moments

Our guides always love to make our guests feel extra special on trips, ensuring that their once-in-a-lifetime experience has that ‘WOW’ moment to create lasting, fond memories. Here are a few memorable moments from the year:

Rocket Anne
Guides Kyle and Lark had a very sociable group on one of our Asheville trips this year. All the guests quickly became friends on their vacation and had nicknamed one of their fellow travelers Rocket Anne for how fast she would finish the routes. At the end of the trip, our guides presented Anne with an awesome shirt with her nickname printed across it!

Awards night
Meanwhile in Utah, Colton and Anna had such an eager crew of riders who were way ahead of schedule on multiple days. Our guides offered up some scenic hiking ideas with the extra time and took the guests for some picturesque views of Bryce Canyon and Petrified Forest State Park. At the trip’s last dinner, Anna and Colton presented their guests with paper plate awards who, in turn, went wild over these whimsical, personalized tributes.

A Moonlight Performance
Brittany and Melissa discovered one of their guests was a singer on a Vermont trip. They hunted down a guitar and brought it to the s’mores campfire night where the guest proceeded to sing to them with glee. Even more exciting, another guest spontaneously jumped in on a song and the two of them harmonized for the whole crew.

Stormy Days Filled with Love
One day in Portugal, Nick and Mafalda ran into strong rainstorms which threatened the day’s plans, but instead of sitting around, our guides took their guests out to lunch on a free day. Mafalda proceeded to make up wonderful cards with words and expressions on them in several languages for their guests since they were on a month-long excursion. Their guests absolutely loved them and were really touched by their thoughtfulness.

The museum tour in Vermont
Steve, Brittany, and Skelly learned that the parents of two of the guests had donated pieces to the Shelburne Museum, a museum of art and design. Those two guests and their spouses had decided they did not want to ride on the last day. The team decided that one guide would escort these guests to the museum in Shelburne to see the works of art before meeting up with the rest of the group for lunch in Waterbury. It was a beautiful surprise for the guests.


Safety First

Here at Trek Travel, we are always looking out for your health and well-being and in 2021 with our enhanced standards, we led the way in keeping your care as priority number one. By strictly maintaining our safety and hygiene protocols, Trek Travel is fully committed to ensuring you feel comfortable and secure during your travels with us.

Here’s to a great new year and new adventures! Join us in 2022!

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5 Reasons to Visit Croatia

“Croatia is a hidden gem with so much beauty and history. Exploring it by bike allowed me to experience it in the best possible way.”
-Claire, Trek Travel Guest

Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast are some of Europe’s favorite luxury destinations. From Dubrovnik to Korcula to Hvar, there is so much to see and do in this historic and extravagant region. While there are countless draws to come here, discover our top 5 reasons to visit Croatia with Trek Travel.

1. The Adriatic Sea

Brilliant blue and shimmering, the Adriatic Sea will take your breath away. As you cycle along the Dalmatian coast, enjoy stunning views of the water below. Take to the water on a private boat to swim and soak in the sunshine.

Top 5 Reason to Visit Croatia

2. The Croatian Food

Croatia’s cities have delicious and delightful restaurants to choose from, but heading out into the countryside offers a whole new perspective on the local cuisine. Delight in a traditional Croatian feast at a family-owned “konoba” or taste locally made olive oil and jams at an olive oil mill. Make sure to try some of Croatia’s famous dishes during your visit, including Peka, a meat and vegetable dish that is slowly roasted under a cast iron bell.

3. The History

While walking, biking, and boating, discover the rich history of Croatia’s cities, including Korcula and Hvar. Partake in a walking tour of Korcula to learn more about the many rulers of the city, dating back to Greek rule in 6th century BC, or explore the 16th-century towers in the Hvar harbor as you stroll the chic surrounding town.

4.The Hotels

Soak in the luxury of Croatia’s best accommodations. Walk to Dubrovnik’s Old Town from Hotel Bellevue or enjoy views from the hotel terrace overlooking Miramare Bay. In Korcula, rest your head in a Relais & Châteaux property renovated from an 18th-century bishop’s palace. Relax in a rooftop pool or luxury spa at the boutique Hotel Adriana in Hvar. Each property offers beautiful scenery and exceptional amenities.

5. The Cycling

From lush valleys filled with vineyards, olive groves, and tangerine, fig, or mulberry trees to breathtaking limestone ridges set against the blazing blue of the sea, your senses will be alive while cycling through the natural beauty of Croatia.

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Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky

As the first woman to ride her bicycle around the world, Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky challenged world views on women in cycling and paved the way for many greats to take to two wheels after her.

In 1894, Annie was like most 19th century women, a 23-year-old mother of three, a dutiful housewife and not necessarily a cyclist or an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. But when a pair of strangers bet that a woman couldn’t possibly ride the globe on a bicycle in fifteen months, she decided to take on the challenge.

She left her home and family in Boston and began her journey in full skirts with a 42-pound bike dead set on proving that women were not only strong, physically and mentally, but that they could provide for themselves. To finance her journey she took on sponsorships–carrying advertisements on her clothing and bicycle, and even changing her name to “Londonderry” as promotion for the Londonderry Lithia Spring Water company.

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As her route wore on through Europe, North Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, she acquired a lighter bike (20lbs lighter) and evolved her wardrobe from traditional women’s clothing to a men’s riding outfit. She, admittedly, loaded up her bike aboard a few steamships and trains at key points in the journey, but despite that still crushed her way through thousands of miles of rough terrain, camping outside and fending for herself every step of the way.

Eventually she made her way back to the states by way of San Francisco and returned to Boston 15 months to the day after she departed. According to Peter Zheutlin, author of Around the World on Two Wheels, “What Annie accomplished with her bicycle in 1894-95 was a tour de force of moxie, self-promotion and athleticism. Though she was a skilled raconteur and gifted self-promoter with a penchant for embellishment and tall tales, she was also, as the evidence shows, an accomplished cyclist who covered thousands of miles by bicycle during her journey.”

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Upon her return, Kopchovsky went on to become a popular and vocal advocate for both cycling and women’s rights. Speaking around the country about her adventure and throwing in some fantastical tall tales along the way.

The New York World remarked in 1895 that her trip was “the most extraordinary journey ever undertaken by a woman,” and we can be sure that what started as a bet became an immeasurable impact on the attitudes about women and an inspiration to women of that time and today.

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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