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Featured Hotel: Hotel Villa Cipriani

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Spend an entire week soaking up the luxury of this Italian villa on our Veneto Self-Guided Bike Tour. With our self-guided trips, you have the freedom to travel at your own pace and on your own schedule, so you can spend your days riding through the region or relaxing by the Villa’s beautiful pool.

For our self-guided trips, we have hand-picked some of our favorite destinations, several in areas where we have been running guided trips for years and others in new destinations that we love, such as Veneto, Italy. This region is steeped in rich cultural heritage, delicious food, and charming towns, but one of our favorite things here is the stunning Hotel Villa Cipriani. At the start of 2020, Trek Travel’s President Tania Burke stayed at the Hotel Villa Cipriani and shared details about her experience and what makes this hotel such a unique and special place to stay.

Hotel Villa Cipriai in Asolo, Italy

“I personally love the riding in this lesser known area of Italy. On the new Veneto Self-Guided Bike Tour, our guests will stay in the famous Hotel Villa Cipriani, nestled in the quaint hilltop village of Asolo. This elegant hotel is the perfect place to experience world class riding, be pampered by the excellent staff, lounge at the pool, and indulge in a massage.

During my stay at Hotel Villa Cipriani, I had the honor of attending a dinner hosted by the owners of the hotel, Mr. and Mrs. Zanetti, who also own the well-known Italian coffee company Segafredo. Segafredo is the title sponsor of the Trek-Segafredo World Tour Cycling Team. The dinner was hosted in honor of five Italian world champions and several riders from the Trek-Segafredo team, including Vincenzo Nibali, Mads Pedersen, Giulio Ciccone, and Bauke Mollema.

During the dinner, I had a wonderful conversation with Mrs. Zanetti, who chatted about her initial vision to restore the historic Villa and about the seven-year project of truly bringing it back to life. With great attention to detail, Mrs. Zanetti maintained the original character of the property while also modernizing its amenities. Even for decor as small as a bathroom tile, Mrs. Zanetti took the time to find the company that created the original hand-painted tiles and commissioned them to create replica hand-painted tiles to accent the originals, resulting in beautifully authentic bathroom spaces. Her care and attention are seen and enjoyed throughout the property, creating one of the leading hotels in the world. Hotel Villa Cipriani is truly a gem — a gem you should not miss!”

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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.

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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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Blackberry Mountain in Pictures

Escape. Relax. Evolve. Framed by vast, panoramic vistas, Relais & Chateaux designated Blackberry Mountain is an immersive experience that seamlessly blends outdoor activity, wellness and thoughtful indulgence.

Outfitted for adventure and designed for comfort, Blackberry Mountain continues the Blackberry Farm legacy of world-renowned hospitality and unwavering appreciation for the land. With 2,800 acres of land in conservation, the Mountain preserves natural wonder and offers breathtaking views—each morning, you can walk just steps from your private cabin at the crest of the mountain to watch the sun rise over the North Carolina state line and each evening, watch the sunset over Tennessee.

Special Edition: Glamping in Glacier with Under Canvas® and Glamping Hub

Get ready to experience the majesty of the outdoors like never before. Cozy up in a luxury tent, linger around the campfire and stargaze from your private deck. This is glamping in Glacier.

Glacier National Park isn’t just another protected wildlife site in northwest Montana. It’s one of Mother Nature’s most prized possessions, crammed end-to-end with snow-capped peaks, blue skies, moose, big-horn sheep, mountain goats, aspen trees and inspiration. As a slightly less challenging adventure compared to Bryce & Zion and Crater Lake, Glacier offers up terrain that caters to various rider abilities, with plenty of avid options as well as e-bike availability.

Join us for this special edition glamping trip with our friends at Under Canvas® and Glamping Hub. You’ll experience glamping at its finest in a luxury safari-style tent just outside the park. When you aren’t soaking up nature in style, you’ll spend your days exploring this magical landscape on and off road as we tackle some gravel riding, raft the rapids of the Flathead River and Ride Going-to-the-Sun Road across the Continental Divide and along the spine of the Rockies. You’ll quickly discover why it’s been named one of America’s most scenic roads.

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We mean it when we say Under Canvas® has perfected the art of luxury camping, allowing you to be close to nature without sacrificing comfort. Rooms feature a king bed with linens you’ll wish you had at home, a wood stove to keep the tent warm at night and a private deck that allows you to enjoy the brilliance of the stars. Plus, we all know you’re wondering, each Deluxe tent includes a private ensuite bathroom complete with a shower, sink and flushing toilet. So as you settle in each evening, breathe in deep the fresh mountain air and let the rustle of the trees and the sounds of the surrounding forest sing you to sleep, just as it has for centuries of travelers.

Not only is Under Canvas® one of the best in glamping accommodations, but Glamping Hub can help you find even more around the globe. Glamping Hub specializes in delivering unforgettable experiences in nature through a curated collection of unique outdoor accommodations. With over 35,000 properties around the world and 23 categories of structures to choose from, glamping with Glamping Hub is more than just where you go, it’s also why you stay.

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Hotel Monaci delle Terre Nere: A Sicilian dream

Hotel Monaci delle Terre Nere is more than just a boutique hotel. When Trip Designers Penny and Ilona arrived, they knew immediately it was a special place.

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We were welcomed in true Italian style. The manager of the property, Nino, was all smiles as he took us to the center of the estate—a Baroque villa more than 200 years old, transformed into a stunningly modern and intimate space. A large bar was cozied right up on the side of an antique palmento wine press, the two, though from times apart, complimented each other perfectly.

Here, we listened to Nino as he told us the story of the owner, Guido, a qualified sommelier. He and his partner Ada had a clear vision and put their hearts into realizing their dream. Their passion for nature, organic architecture and sustainable living is evident throughout the property. Fresh vegetables direct to your table, together with herbs from the garden, wine and olive oil from the hotel’s own orchards and vineyards, local Zafferana honey, homemade marmalade and home-baked bread for breakfast make it an experience you won’t soon forget. Nino, while talking, grabs a couple of mandarins from the tree and tosses them our way. Sweeter than candy, filled with Sicilian sun. We could not resist and took another.

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“Let’s see the rooms!” We are zipping around in a golf cart, cruising past the vineyards and fruit orchards while getting a lesson in the passing flora and fauna. We stopped at a small house with a cute porch and walked in to find a room bathed in sunlight. The rays bounced off light wooden walls and through the large windows, you could see the vineyard spread out before you. Here, the rooms are all different, artistic yet with rustic elements like wooden beams or exposed black lava walls. The owners designed and curated all the interiors using their own collection of modern art and Italian designer furniture. Their unique taste and the attention to the detail put into every space makes this place so wholly original. Rooms are located throughout the entirety of the property, so staying there feels like having your own country-house—just with the best of modern amenities like your own sound system, air conditioning and wi-fi.

And did I mention the infinity pool? It overlooks the azure blue sea and bellies up to a stylish bar built into the stone-wall. We spent an afternoon here soaking up the sun and enjoying a glass of hand-selected Sicilian wines before our organic slow-food cooking class.
Time stops here. Warm hospitality and connection with nature makes this a unique place, which is close to impossible to leave.

2018 Hotel of the Year Award

It’s the culmination of our year spent traveling the world, staying everywhere from the heart of the Patagonian Rainforest to a chef-inspired epicurean escape in Sonoma. So, which one was our favorite?

This 18th-century castle hotel is nestled in the countryside, underneath a panorama of the Tramuntana mountain range. It offers a luxurious, relaxing retreat from the rigors of the day. Enjoy the saltwater pool and its sweeping views of the valley below, the private orchard with 200-year-old olive trees, and the signature spa with special Mallorcan treatments. These are accommodations that truly defy the ordinary.

“Castell Son Claret is the pinnacle of idyllic location, sumptuous accommodation, and extraordinary food – the perfect conditions to luxuriate and relax after a day of spectacular riding. From the two-star Michelin meal to the unrivaled spa you’ll be sure to find your bliss at Castell Son Claret. We love it, and we want you to love it too.”
Jenny Dahm, Trip Design Manager

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Featured Hotel: Colony Palms

Colony Palms Hotel, the new hotel on our Palm Springs & Joshua Tree National Park trip for 2019, has a rich and vibrant history. It has been an icon of Palm Springs since it opened in 1936, hosting Hollywood’s most elite athletes, producers and even some of the area’s most notable mobsters.

The hotel was opened by Las Vegas casino owner and Purple Gang member, Al Wertheimer. The original hotel was known for its popular downstairs speakeasy which had to be entered through a secret staircase behind one of the pantry cupboards. Throughout its nine-decade past, the hotel has changed names from the Colonial House, Howard Manor, The Palms at Palm Springs, to The Colony Palms Hotel today.

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Throughout these changes, the hotel has held on to its charm and remains one of the most popular destinations in the Palm Springs area. Some notable guests of the hotel include: Frank Sinatra, Howard Hughes and Ronald Reagan.

Colony Palm Springs on a Trek Travel Cycling Vacation

The property underwent an extensive renovation designed in collaboration with Los Angeles based designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard in 2017. Guests can now enjoy elegantly designed rooms with Moroccan accents, a 65ft saltwater pool with mountain views, a luxurious spa, and the Purple Palm Restaurant–featuring lively cocktails and classic California fare. This hotel is sure to wow at every moment from check-in to check-out.

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Featured Hotel: Borgo Egnazia

Borgo Egnazia, the new hotel on our Puglia trip for 2019, is truly a magical place. I had the chance to spend one night last May and even 24 hours on the property was enough to wow me.

The hotel is located in the heart of Puglia, surrounded by ancient olive groves and only steps from the Adriatic Sea. No detail has been spared, from the immaculate décor to the locally inspired food to the incredible hospitality of the staff. One of the draws is the Vair Spa, a top-eight spa in the world by Conde Nest Traveller, so when you get off the bike be sure to treat yourself to something special. I would also highly recommend a yoga session with their Indian Master instructor or an aromatherapy lesson at the spa.


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Featured Hotel: Hotel Californian

Here, you’ll lavish in every luxurious touch, whether it’s taking a break on the rooftop pool with a panoramic view of palm trees and Pacific shoreline or treating your skin to a decadent treatment at the surreal spa. Even the facade tells a special story, with history dating back to the original 1925 hotel itself.

Our newest addition, this hotel may be called Hotel Californian, but is pure Santa Barbara from its trendy Funk Zone neighborhood location to its two signature restaurants. This is truly one of the most impressive, incredible hotel options we’ve ever offered. Will it make you fall in love with the city? No doubt. Will you want to leave and actually see the sights? That might be up for debate.

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Settle into a magical mix of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and Moroccan flourishes, with modern touches from celebrity designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

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Take a day to relax at the rooftop pool or Spa Majorelle and discover the sublimity of one-of-a-kind spa treatments tailored to your personalized expression—an essential luxury along the path to wellness.

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Classic meets contemporary at Hotel Californian’s signature Santa Barbara restaurant, Blackbird, featuring exquisite Mediterranean-influenced cuisine with an emphasis on Santa Barbara-sourced, hyper-seasonal ingredients. With the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, Blackbird offers a sleek, yet approachable and wholly unpretentious atmosphere with a pulse on contemporary Santa Barbara.

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Featured Hotel: Castello di Casole

Here, you’re royalty. Welcome to the Timbers Resort ranked the #1 Resort in Europe by Travel + Leisure magazine, Castello di Casole.

A beautifully restored castle dating back to the 10th century and set on a stunning 4,200-acre private estate, Castello di Casole is a guest and guide favorite. This five-star boutique hotel boasts a destination spa, gourmet and relaxed dining, and exquisite suite accommodations that effortlessly combine the old world Tuscan charm of its storied past with modern luxuries of today.

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The Restoration

Castillo di Casole and its surrounding villas were restored using traditional methods and reclaimed materials found throughout the estate, preserving its rich history.

Maintaining the Land

In the 1800’s the estate played host to over 30 farms rich in wheat, olives, grapes and livestock. Now, you can vacation among 100 acres of organic vineyards and olive groves.


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Serenity Now

Rejuvenate after a day in the saddle at the Essere Spa. This space was formerly the estate’s wine cellar, and its barrel-vaulted ceilings and expansive views of the valley are a sight to behold. Choose from a full treatment menu inspired by local ingredients and featuring a collection of Etruscan, traditional and modern therapies. Or unwind at your own pace in one of the many pools or steam rooms.

A Culinary Oasis

Whether you dine at the cozy Pazzia, the ever inviting Bar Visconti or the unforgettable Tosca, you can expect rustic dishes in the Italian tradition infused with a bit of the unexpected. Handmade pasta, fresh organic vegetables and local fish and game are paired with wines from the best wineries in Italy to bring to life recipes that will “stir the soul”.


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Indulge your senses in the rolling hills of Tuscany

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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