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Traveling solo doesn’t mean traveling alone

“Richard,” I called to the gentleman across the table. “What do you want for dessert?” He paused briefly in his conversation with our guide, Connor, and said, “You choose what you want, and I’ll be happy with that!”

Post written by Trek Travel Product Development Coordinator, Grace.

Richard and I are 25 years apart in age, both married but traveling solo, and in the brief few days that we had been exploring the Ojai Valley and Santa Barbara coast, we quickly developed an understanding around meals. I have a culinary background with an adventurous palate, and Richard is a learn-it-all with a desire to share both bottles of wine and a wide variety of dishes. He very graciously encouraged me to make most of the decisions, deferring to my judgement for what style of wine we should order or which salad to split before our entrees. Our collaborative efforts spilled across the table to the two girl-friends from Atlanta and the freshly retired couple from Whitewater, WI, so that eventually we were all working together to find the best combinations of libations and shared apps.


It can be tricky as someone traveling with a friend or partner to be inclusive to strangers, and it can be tough as a solo traveler to sometimes feel ignored or slighted by others. Fortunately, going on a Trek Travel trip prevents most of these awkward encounters for several reasons. For example, I chose this particular trip date because of the variety of people who were signed up. Our sales team is always happy to go over demographics and point you in the right direction based on the company you are hoping to keep. That being said, keep an open mind! I have also found that couples who travel together usually embrace the opportunity to mix up the conversation and ride with new acquaintances.

Secondly, on a Trek Travel trip, everybody automatically comes to the table with something in common – you all wanted an active vacation! This means that no matter your rider level, you probably love spending time outdoors, soaking up beautiful scenery, staying in comforting establishments, and eating nourishing, satisfying food. It is undeniable how this simple common thread leads to all sorts of unexpected connections. On my Ojai to Santa Barbara trip, it turns out that the couple from Whitewater is friends with one of the musicians who played at my wedding! And this summer, I look forward to attending a concert series in my hometown of Madison where they will be playing in the brass section.


For me, traveling is always more fun when shared with others, but I also treasure my alone time and enjoy the opportunity to remember that I can rely and depend on just myself. Traveling “alone in a group” offers one the opportunity to choose when and where you make a compromise or share with others; and when to make a choice simply for yourself. There is a lot of value in having this flexibility when trying new things and exploring new places, especially when the logistics are already taken care of for you, and especially when the key phrase is, “your day, you decide”.

Ditch the doubts, pack your bags, and get ready to make some new friends with Trek Travel.


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Our Top 4 Trips for Solo Travel

Our trips are designed to be solo traveler friendly and we’re proud to say our solo guests that book without a travel companion keep coming back for more.

With two experienced guides on-trip to show you the ropes, along with guests from all walks of life, you’ll have built-in friends to explore with every step of the way. Plus, 30% of our guests are solo travelers, so chances are, you won’t be the only one. Read on for our top 4 trips to take as a solo traveler.

Trek Travel Top Solo Trips

1. Andalucia

If you’ve dreamt of Spain, you’ve dreamt of Andalucia. Andalucia is limestone peaks, mountain passes and spectacular views. It is exquisite tapas, rich olive oils, classic Spanish wines and the special Jamon Ibérico. It’s a place you can explore with new friends or let the beauty of Spain wash over you as you explore on your own.


Trek Travel Top Solo Cycling Trips

2. Under Canvas

We’re thrilled to partner with Under Canvas to bring to you special glamping and cycling adventures in South Dakota and Glacier National Park. After exciting days in the saddle, return back to camp where you can enjoy sleeping under the stars in a safari-style tent.


Trek Travel Solo Getaways

3. Ride Camp

Trek Travel Ride Camp cycling vacations are among the most unique cycling vacations we offer. They’re specially designed for the confident, independent cyclist looking to achieve riding goals, build fitness or log big miles in a beautiful place. Here, we focus on nothing but rides, rest and relaxation in world-class destinations during the best riding season on the calendar with 4, 5 and 7-day trips. You’ll climb the giants of Sa Calobra, Caesars Head or Mount Figueroa on a race-ready Trek Domane with Di2 electronic shifting, and leave with legs that are ready for anything.


Trek Travel Solo Getaways

4. Alaska

Some would say the deep beauty of the last frontier is better experienced on your own. Explore the wonders of one of the last great American ski towns around Alyeska Resort, hop a train and marvel at the 360-degree views under the shadow of the massive Chugach range, cruising through the broad Mat Su Valley and to the authentic outpost town of Talkeetna. And, take the Alyeska aerial tram up to the unique mountain top luxury restaurant Seven Glaciers for a truly unique Alaskan dining experience.



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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