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Trek Travel with AutoCamp in Palm Springs & Joshua Tree and California Wine Country

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Join Trek Travel and AutoCamp in Palm Springs & Joshua Tree and California Wine Country for a unique experience like nothing else.

Join Trek Travel at AutoCamp Russian River

Join Trek Travel at AutoCamp Russian River

Always Evolving

If you haven’t taken a look at our portfolio of vacations lately, it’s time to do some clicking. Trek Travel is always looking for new ways to wow our guests and get them closer to the world-class experiences they’ve come to love. While we already go to incredible destinations around the world such as Japan, Norway, and Chile, we strive to find exciting new ways to travel closer to home, as well.

That’s why we’re overjoyed to announce our partnership with AutoCamp, a unique and acclaimed provider of experiential travel featuring custom Airstream suites, to bring our guests two completely new options in Palm Springs & Joshua Tree and California Wine Country. Even if you’ve seen these two exceptional standouts in the Trek Travel portfolio before, you haven’t seen them like this. With a combination of exceptional rides, food, friends, wow moments, and the addition of mid-century modern elegance with private accommodations in a luxury Airstream, this is the epitome of boutique camping. Whether it’s relaxing by the campfire as the sun sets under a canopy of towering redwoods in the Russian River Valley or rising to greet the day in the middle of the Mojave desert, exploring Joshua Tree National Park before heading to the chic town of Palm Springs, these are two trips you won’t want to miss.

Palm Springs & Joshua Tree AutoCamp Bike Tour

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A mid-century oasis in the desert

AutoCamp’s newest offering in Joshua Tree gets you closer to the heart and soul of the Mojave Desert and the famed Joshua Tree National Park. The property was mindfully designed for minimal impact on the surroundings, incorporating ecological water usage, solar power, and dark sky-compliant lighting to enhance the clear view of the stars. With a seasonally heated pool, outdoor bar, and plenty of opportunities to get cozy around a campfire, AutoCamp Joshua Tree is the new premier outdoor spot in the desert.
As you walk into your Airstream suite, you’ll rethink what you know about camping. From the bedroom with luxury linens on top of a queen-sized bed, to the spa-inspired bathroom with a walk-in shower and vanity sink, each aspect of the Airstream is thoughtfully designed.
After an amazing ride through Joshua Tree National Park and the expansive views of the Coachella Valley, cool off in the pool and sip a refreshing cocktail at the poolside bar. In the evening you can enjoy the majesty of a desert night around the community fireplaces, as you reflect on the day’s events.

California Wine Country AutoCamp Bike Tour

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The richer side of Wine Country

You may already know the famed Napa and Sonoma varietals of California Zin and Chardonnay, but the Russian River Valley is a hidden gem amongst the giants. Here, 800 acres of famed California redwoods give way to a different type of grape that’s more sumptuous, dark, and robust. You’ll sip and savor them as you pedal through the valley to the Pacific coast, and visit historic wineries, including the Soda Rock Winery, whose mossy stone walls have been standing since 1869.
AutoCamp’s Russian River Valley location will have you camping underneath the majestic Sonoma redwoods. Your Airstream suite is perfectly secluded, and only a five-minute drive to hiking trails and the charming town of Guerneville. Have the full camping experience by picking up local foods from the Main Street stores of Guerneville, and create a meal over your private campfire. And of course, a stay in the Russian River Valley isn’t complete without a swim (or leisurely float) in the famed river!

California AutoCamp

These trips aren’t like anything you’ve ever done before. Guaranteed. With Trek Travel, wows are never extra. And with AutoCamp , neither are the incredible memories you’re sure to make.

Learn more about our Special Edition tours here and book your next adventure with us today.

California Wine Country’s Greatest Hits

Expansive view of vineyards in California Wine Country

Our 2021 California Wine Country trip is better than ever, and we can’t wait to tell you more about it!

California is constantly innovating and so are we. After 14 years of our long beloved California Wine Country trips, we have had a long and critical look at our rides, wineries, restaurants, hotels, and distilleries. We have taken to heart many reviews and suggestions from our guests in order to distill the itinerary into its most exquisite self. We hope that you’ll join us to experience the best of California Wine Country with us.

The Trek Travel Trip Design Team loves new ideas and is always looking for new opportunities. We pay close attention to our guide team’s feedback in the region and our guests’ reviews to get a better understanding of what guests love in a region. On occasion we receive underwhelming or negative feedback, but this is instrumental in keeping the wheels of innovation turning for our team and continuing to improve our trips.

In the California Wine redesign, we have removed a few hotels that were not consistently meeting our high standards for guest care. We are sticking with Indian Springs, which receives rave reviews and also adding a new hotel for 2021: Harmon Guest House. This new and trendy property is part of the Hotel Healdsburg collection, which never disappoints. We have swapped out wineries that had received intermediate reviews and upgraded to include only truly spectacular spots, some that we have worked with since the beginning of our California Wine trips. We have quite a library of possible riding options in the area, but over the years, we have listened to specifics from our guests and guides to only include those with the best views, roads, and experience in general. We challenge the assumption that if a trip is popular and has great scores that it means there can’t be more items to improve upon.

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We are proud to say that this California Wine redesign is a testament to the fact that “really good” can become exceptional when we constantly strive to add that additional tweak to an itinerary that truly makes Trek Travel’s trips the trip of a lifetime!

Think of our 2021 California Wine Country Tour as California Wine’s Greatest Hits.

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The Best get Better For 2020

We’ve made some of our most popular adventures even better with some extra-special additions, moments and features. Whether it’s wine, luxury or lavish itineraries, you’ll find more of what you love, and more magic in every moment.

Join Trek Travel for a Spanish Bike Tour to Andalucia, Spain


If you’ve dreamed of Spain, you’ve dreamed of Andalucia. This is quintessential Spain. Andalucia is limestone peaks, white villages, spectacular views. It is exquisite tapas, rich olive oils, classic wines, warm hospitality and passionate music. This Andalucia is the birthplace of Spanish romance, where flamenco and a vibrant history combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Picasso called this place his home. You’ll call it amazing. Ernest Hemingway was enchanted with this region of Spain. You, too, will fall under its spell.

Join Trek Travel for a bike tour to Blackberry Mountain by Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Mountain

Framed by vast, panoramic vistas, Relais & Chateaux designated Blackberry Mountain is an immersive experience that seamlessly blends outdoor activity, wellness and thoughtful indulgence. 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. From relaxing spa treatments to outdoor adventures, activities are vast on the Mountain and include hiking, yoga and meditation, mountain biking, craft classes and more. With 4- and 6-day options, Blackberry Mountain has something for every guest.

Join Trek Travel for a Italy Bike Tour to Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

There is no place on Earth like the five villages of Cinque Terre. And no way to see them like this. Join us for this adventure and see for yourself. We’ll pedal a selection of rides from the dramatic mountains that dominate the Tuscan coast to the winding streets of the Italian Riviera to discover the stunning beauty of the Cinque Terre. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to thousand-year-old villages perched on top of sheer rocky outcroppings, connected only by walking trails and a narrow-gauge 19th-century railway. Food is the showpiece of this special destination, and we’ll introduce you to some of the best and most exotic, including handmade focaccia, fresh anchovies, and the locally-sourced pesto. All at once, Cinque Terre is sure to seduce, charm and beguile you with its best.

Join Trek Travel for a Texas Ride Camp bike tour to Texas Hill Country

Texas Ride Camp

Is it too bold to say that the Texas countryside was actually made for cycling? Well, then let’s be bold, because we think the meandering roads, gentle ascents and bike-friendly rural highways of this super-sized state are begging for two wheels. For decades, Fredericksburg and the surrounding hills have been a revered training ground by anyone that has put rubber to the road. The seemingly endless asphalt around Gillespie County is perfect for Texas-sized mileage, where even short rides can easily go long as way leads on to way. Here you will ride the many roads that pros use for offseason winter miles and good, old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Texas Ride Camp has 4- and 6-day options to suit any rider’s training needs.


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Trek Travel Expands to New Destinations in 2020 –

Trek Travel, a leading active vacation tour operator specializing in bicycling vacations, unveils a globetrotting roster of 2020 Bike Tours that invites adventurers to explore even more of the world, two wheels at a time.

From cycling the famed Tour de Spain course and hiking Merano, Italy’s backcountry to visiting horse farms and sampling world-class bourbon in the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky, Trek Travel combines access to undiscovered routes with intimate cultural experiences and an unparalleled level of hospitality – – all atop the world’s best Trek bikes.

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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.

Escape to Norway

When the opportunity struck to ride a bike in Norway, nothing prepared me for such a unique cycling experience. Waking up while the fog lifts from the fjord builds the anticipation for the riding ahead of us and one can’t truly know what to expect.

On the bike, the roads perfectly snake their way along the cliffs and fjords in truly one of the most idyllic and serene settings to pedal through. Around every curve is a new scene that left us silenced and with a true sense of wonder that set in as we embraced the surroundings. The monumental days ended perfectly right back on the fjord in the quaint, historical villages as we reminisced about the day over fine local cuisine and tried to imagine what the next day might entail.

Words and photos by Trip Designer Michael Moreland

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Sneak Peek: New Wows for 2019

We’ve gone and overhauled some of our most popular adventures with some extra-special additions, moments and features. Whether it’s wine, luxury or lavish itineraries, you’ll find more of what you love, and more magic in every moment.

Trek Travel Chile Cycling Vacations


In 2019 we’ll call the Lakes and Volcanos district of Chile home riding from the outdoor mecca of Pucon along the Lakes & Volcanoes Scenic Route to the Patagonian rain forest and onward past the majestic Osorno Volcano to your final destination on the shore of Lake Llanquihue. Want to explore Patagonia more? Hike four days in Torres del Paine as a trip add on. Plus, did you know Chile is in the Eastern time zone? So you’ll spend less time shaking jet lag and more time soaking up the scenery.
Trek Travel XC Cycling Vacations

Cross Country USA: Santa Barbara to Myrtle Beach

Back by popular demand, we’re excited to bring back our epic southern Cross Country USA trip. Ride over 3,400 miles and climb more than 137,000 feet as you make your way from Santa Barbara to Myrtle Beach in 42 days. Through the miles, you’ll take in a sunrise over the Grand Canyon, pedal portions of historic Route 66, two-step the night away listening to Nashville’s best country music and admire the views from Caesar’s Head before descending into quaint downtown Greenville.
Trek Travel Santa Barbara Cycling Vacations

Santa Barbara

Our newest addition, this hotel may be called the Californian, but is pure Santa Barbara from its trendy Funk Zone neighborhood location to its two signature restaurants. 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.

Vermont Cycling Vacations


Vermont is full of new for 2019. You’ll meet the Castle family and learn about the variety of berries they grow and feature in their small batch Sisters of Anarchy Ice Cream. Then make some ice cream of your own. You’ll also get the chance to kayak or paddle board on Lake Champlain and settle into quintessential Vermont at Basin Harbor, managed by the Beach family for 5 generations, you’ll feel right at home as soon as you arrive.


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Discovering Scotland: Meet Highlands native Craig Little

Quiet roads, views of heather-clad mountains, some testing climbs, and superb descents through Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes all conspire to romance your heart and challenge your legs. Hear from Highlands local Craig Little about his favorite parts of our Scotland adventure and his opinion on the ever-elusive Nessie.

Tell us a little about yourself, how did you end up as an adventure travel guide?

I was born in Inverness, which is the capital of the Highlands and lived here until I was 18. Since then I have lived in Edinburgh for University and work, and for the last five years, I have been lucky enough to call Aviemore and Cairngorms National Park home for the last 5 years.
I have been working as a guide for eight years. I have lost count of how may trips I have guided and worked on in Scotland. My main passion and most of my work has been on road bike trips, but from time to time I dabble on the mountain bike.

What has been your favorite part of the gig so far?

I think my favorite part of guiding trips is knowing what is around the next corner and letting the guests discover it for themselves for the first time. I love to hear the “wow’s” and see the wide-eyed “look at that” expressions. It always make me smile.

I also love being able to share our country with travelers who have never experienced it before. There are so many cool places to see and discover in Scotland and the work has allowed me to visit a range of places, beaches, castles, and distilleries that I probably wouldn’t have visited if I sat in an office all day long. A lot of my friends think it’s a little crazy that I get paid to ride my bike for a job, and I guess they are just a little jealous!

Is there an especially memorable story from your travels that you find yourself telling again and again?
I once led a tour on the Isle of Arran, which is my favorite Scottish Island. We were standing outside the distillery having just enjoyed a four kilometer descent into the village of Lochranza. I was telling the group a story about how the local distillery was built and that during the construction of the distillery, a pair of Golden Eagles built their nest on a cliff near the it; since Golden Eagles are a protected species, the construction of the distillery was temporarily halted.

At that moment one of the clients interrupted me to point out the two eagles soaring above us. I couldn’t have scripted it! To this day the bottles produced on Arran carry the Eagle symbol on the front.

What’s your favorite day of our Scotland itinerary and why?
This is a tough question, but I think I have to go with day three, where you climb over the old military road and then have the 20% climb over Corgarff, followed by the awesome descent from the Lecht Ski Cente to Tomintoul. This is one of the highest roads in the whole of the UK. You then have a quick pit stop here and a visit to the Whisky Castle is a must, they have over 500 different types of whisky here.

The day is finished at a distillery for a tour and a tasting, before arriving at our accommodation, which has a great whisky bar and also a really cool bar with a great selection of Gin and local ales. It’s a tough day in the saddle followed by a great reward at the end of the day.


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How did Whisky and Whiskey get their spellings?
This has caused many an argument over a dram as to how it should be spelled and in fact which country first started to produce whisky.

Whisky is the Scottish and correct way (I have to say that!) and whiskey is the Irish spelling. The difference comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic.

Whiskey with the “e” has also being taken across to America by the Irish immigrants in the 1700s. Once you get to Scotland, we can explain all over a dram or two. If you feel like buying me one, then I wont say no to a Balvenie Doublewood!

What is the relationship between cyclists and drivers in Scotland? You’ve mentioned to us before how the roads in Scotland are quite narrow. Does this make cycling perfect or are there drawbacks to sharing a tiny road?
We get regular feedback from our American riders about how patient and considerate the drivers are of cyclists, and we also pick the best routes where we know there won’t be as many vehicles. There are also a lot of passing places so we can be considerate too and let the faster moving vehicles past us when we can.

In my opinion we have some of the best roads for cycling in the whole of the UK. As we ride on some remote roads, they are the lifeline for the villages and towns we visit, so are generally well maintained.

The National Cycle Network has been set up to allow cyclists to enjoy these quieter roads and a lot of the routes follow these. The only drawback or riding on narrow roads is that sometimes you can’t always ride side by side and chat away to each other, but there are plenty of opportunities to be social on the road.

What is the riding culture like in Scotland? Is coffee as big of a deal there also?
There is a great riding culture in Scotland and the UK. It has really taken off since the popularity and success of our famous riders on both the road and the track.

I haven’t been a big coffee fan until recently, and I have started to ease myself in and usually stick to a latte! Whenever we ride, we always try to visit one of our favorite local cafes (there are plenty to choose from) for some coffee and cake. You can see some of them here.

We have seen a massive growth in closed road cycling events, and I have been lucky enough to take part in Etape Loch Ness, an epic route around the loch with around 5,000 other riders. I am always on the look out for the next event.

Trek Travel Cycling Vacations the Scottish Highlands
Trek Travel Cycling Vacations the Scottish Highlands

What is your favorite ride to date?
Without a doubt my favorite ride was back in 2016 when a group of friends and myself cycled LEJOG – Lands End to John O Groats, from the furthest South point of England to the Northern Tip of Scotland.

We took a slightly alternative route to the usual and spent 13 days consecutively riding. We averaged 80 mile days and soaked up the culture, food, and drink along the way. It was an absolutely epic and a once-in-a-lifetime cycle.

Where do you look forward to traveling next and why?
I am planning a trip to Ireland in 2019 to cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head (South to North). The journey looks amazing, and I’m currently reading up on all the locations and climbs. I love the planning and preparation of trips almost as much as actually doing them.

Ireland has a lot to offer with the great craic, culture, and not to mention sampling a few pints of Guinness on the way!

Is Nessie real?
The Monster is a real mystery to us all in Scotland and across the world, but I’m certain there is something in the loch. People have dedicated their lives to finding it, and it has captured the imagination for decades. The loch is so vast it has so many places to hide, so much hasn’t been discovered yet.

2017 has just been a record year for official sightings for Nessie, so you will need to join us on the trip and the boat tour to keep your eyes peeled!

These braes were built to be discovered by bicycle.

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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