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You don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy a Trek Travel cycling vacation. Although you can ride as much or as little as you like, in order to ensure the enjoyment of your trip to its fullest, it is important to assess your personal level of fitness when deciding. Take some time to look over our Rider Type chart to get an idea of what trips are a good fit for you. We offer a variety of levels of cycling. For guests who aren’t regularly engaged in cardiovascular training or activity, we recommend working with your physician to assess your level of physical fitness so you will be comfortable and enjoy your trip.
Start by identifying a general region in which you’d like to ride–choose specifically between Europe, North America, Latin America, or Asia Pacific. Or based on your specific vacation preferences, choose from our extensive and unique collections: New trips, Classic trips, Race trips, Avid & Cross Country trips, Value Series trips, Family trips, Weekend trips, Group or Private trips, or Ride Camp trips. You can further refine your choice by considering either Luxury or Explorer accommodations. Next think about the amount of riding you would like to do and on what kind of terrain–flats, hills, mountains, a little of everything, or lots of off the saddle time for relaxing. On all our vacations, you can always ride as little or as much as you like, but certain trips lend themselves to the more leisurely bicyclist while others are geared to the avid cyclist. Think about what type of balance you are looking for throughout your vacation with respect to sightseeing, biking, relaxing and any other activities that you imagine to make up your perfect vacation. While some of our destinations offer numerous activities in addition to cycling–shopping, sight-seeing, museums, golf, water sports, hiking–others are decidedly bike-centric. Feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable Trip Consultants at anytime with questions.
Most meals; snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
Some evening social hours
The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
The use of a high end Trek bike
Scheduled private tours, activities and tastings
Entrance fees to all scheduled events
Daily route guides, and daily guide and van support
All transportation during the trip
Luggage delivery and transfers
Comprehensive trip literature
Complimentary Trek Travel merchandise
All gratuities for scheduled events and activities, local guides, on trip scheduled shuttle/train/flight transfers, hotels and restaurants
The trip specific itineraries provide more detail on trip price inclusions.
(Please note items not included in the price of the trip: airfare and transportation to and from the pick-up/drop-off locations; lodging before and after the trip; personal items purchased during the trip; optional activities not scheduled as part of the Trek Travel trip; on select trips some meals are not included but a list of local eatery options will be provided by your guides for you to explore on your own; gratuities for your Trek Travel guides.)
*Excludes Ride Camp trips. Consult individual Ride Camp itineraries for what’s included in the trip price.
Each day of your bike tour is yours to discover and explore at your own pace based on what you want to see and do. Most of our vacations include multiple ride options each day to accommodate the different ability levels that regularly occur. With a typical guide team consisting of one guide on their bike during the day’s route and another sweeping back and forth in the support van, you are free to ride, sightsee, stop or shuttle throughout the day. Your guides are there to accommodate riders of all types. Take a shuttle ‘bump up’ on any climb, or ahead to the next town or head back to the hotel to relax by the pool or catch an afternoon nap before dinner.
The sky is the limit with our group and private trip options! Bring along your favorite people as you explore your favorite places by bike and leave all the planning to us so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy. Learn more about our group and private trip programs.
Safety is most important to us on our cycling trips. Read our safety tips for your trip here.
We require every guest to read and sign a release waiver to participate in a Trek Travel vacation. Keep in mind, if you are traveling with others, each individual will need to submit a separate release waiver for their trip. This form must be completed by each trip participant or by a parent or guardian for each minor prior to departing for trip. Please contact us with any questions.
Trek Travel organizes vacations of a lifetime for riders and non-riders alike. We include so much other than riding in our packages so there is something for everyone. All of our packages are priced per person, double occupancy, regardless of whether you choose to ride a little, a lot, or not at all. Please see specific trips or contact a Trip Consultant for details regarding the best trips for non-riders.
The average group size on our cycling vacations is about 12*. Most trips are capped at 20 guests: this ensures each guest receives exceptional individual support, dedicated attention, and uncompromising care from our world-class guides.
*Group sizes vary from destination to destination and can be as many as 30+ guests for Race, Ride Camp and Cross Country trip departures.
Our Explorer trips are perfect getaways at the perfect price: stay in three-star accommodations and have most meals and activities included, with some nights free to enjoy on your own. Our Luxury trips offer hand-selected, five-star accommodations, world-class dinners, elegant wine tastings, exclusive tours, and more. Read more about the different styles of our trips here.
We completely support you both on and off the bike. We always have one guide in our support vehicle and another guide on the bike. They’ll fill up your water bottles, change your tire, call for a shuttle or shuttle you up the hill, provide you with local insight and make sure everyone is enjoying their ride. Off the bike, your guides are at your service to help you with anything you need–massage appointments, wine suggestions, or to find that special local treat you’re craving.
You can find detailed trip information about the terrain and weather on each trip page. If you encounter any difficulty finding the information you seek or have more questions please call one of our helpful Trip Consultants at 866-464-8735.
Yes–and kids under 12 receive up to a 20% discount on their trip price for Family Bike Tours! We offer family vacations in many of our destinations including the Vermont, the San Juan Islands, Canadian Rockies, and Zion National Park. Our trip designers have selected hotels, restaurants, bike routes and activities specifically with families in mind. Different locations are best suited for certain ages based on terrain and activities, which is why we have minimum age requirements. Learn more about our family trip destinations.
We recommend booking your trip at least 90 days prior to departure for North American trips and 3-6+ months for Europe and other worldwide destinations. Trips do sell out or become otherwise unavailable, so booking early or as soon as you are committed to traveling with us is the most reliable means of ensuring a spot on your dream vacation. Based on availability, last-minute bookings can be accommodated up to one week prior to departure when possible. Whenever you are ready to book, contact one of our Trip Consultants at 866-464-8735.
With one person booked on a date, the trip becomes guaranteed. Some trips require more people to run and will be guaranteed when a minimum number of guests is met. Please talk to your Trip Consultant for more information. We reserve the right to cancel a date if there are no confirmed bookings at any time. We highly recommend not booking or paying for airfare until your trip departure date has been confirmed to run and you are booked on the trip.
Please note we are not responsible for guest airfare expenses booked and paid for before individual trips have been officially confirmed to run.
Our trips are designed for adults 18 and older. We offer a variety of family trips designed to include children under 18 years of age. Children must be at least 9 years of age to ride their own bike, and the minimum age to go on a trip is 6 years old. See all of our family trips. We offer custom and private trips for guests of all ages. Learn more about our private and custom trip options.
Each day your guides will describe the featured ride and your supported options for the day. Those who want more miles and more technical terrain and those who want less may split into two groups in order to ride different trails or simply go at different speeds. If you choose not to ride with a guide you will need a thorough understanding of the trail map, adequate food and water, and tools to address bike repair issues that may arise. Cell coverage is limited in the areas you’ll be riding so you must be self-sufficient.
We will offer shuttles to and from the trailhead some days, but other rides begin and end closer to town, or in town. You are always welcome to ride directly back to the hotel for more miles on the days that shuttles are offered. Each day, depending on the featured ride, the weather, and the desires of the group, your guides will decide how best to support the ride with a combination of on the bike support and vehicle support.
Ride Camps are a mix of guided and self guided trips. You will have a minimum of 1 Trek Travel staff member that will be at the trip start, assign you your bike for the camp, and provide support on the featured group rides. When there is more than one staff member one will lead the first group of riders and the other will drive the support vehicle. The support vehicle will leap frog the group and make scheduled stops along the ride. We recommend that you are comfortable riding independently without guide support if you are not riding with the group.
Ride Camps are a mix of guided and self-guided trips. The focus of our Ride Camps is to build your base miles for your cycling season. As a result our rides are focused on the physical dimension and not the site seeing. We also assume that guests are more self-sufficient than our ‘all-inclusive’ style regular trips. Each morning you’ll begin your ride between 8-9 AM and return sometime between 2-5 PM depending on the length of the ride and your ability level. Depending on your riding level you may or may not not have a guide with you. A support vehicle will be on each day’s featured ride at scheduled stops, but you’ll want to be sure you carry appropriate layers and food for your ride. Once you return to the hotel, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Trek Travel staff will ensure that your bike is in excellent condition for the next day’s ride. You are welcome to dine at your leisure and any non-riding activities that you’d like to take advantage of can be organized through the hotel concierge and are at your own expense.
The price of your cycling vacation includes the use of the best bikes on the market. On most of our destinations you’ll select between the new Trek Domane SL 7, the Trek Electric Assist XM700+ and the Trek 7.6 FX hybrid. Learn more about the all-new Trek Domane»
For an additional fee you may upgrade your bike to include Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels. On our mountain bike vacations you will ride a Trek Remedy 9 29 or Trek Lush SL 29, both complete with full suspension and hydraulic disc brakes. On our Costa Rica Multisport vacation you will ride a Trek X-Caliber 9 mountain bike, perfect for off-road surfaces.
You are more than welcome to bring your own bike, but please note that we cannot assume responsibility for the safety of or damage to your personal bike. You are responsible for the maintenance of your bike and any spare parts that may be used during the trip. You are also responsible for assembling your bike upon arrival and disassembling it upon departure as well as any and all shipping arrangements needed to get your bike to and from the trip. There is no trip price difference for bringing your own bike.
When you call to sign up for your trip, our Trip Consultants work with you and your local Trek Bike Store to determine your Trek bike size and fit. (Note: Bike sizes, measurements and geometry vary greatly among bike brands and typically do not transfer well. To ensure you get the proper fit and size Trek bike for your trip, we highly recommend you work with your local Trek Bike Store and our Trip Consultants.) On the first day of your trip, your guides will adjust your bike to your comfort and preferences to ensure an excellent fit. Your guides are always available to make small adjustments throughout the week as well. Fill out our Bike Fit form to get started!
Learn more about Dr. Mark Timmerman, who helped developed the standards for our bike fit procedure.
If you would like to bring a power meter with you on a trip, we accept a variety of options with our bikes. For crank arm power meters, we accept the Stages brand only. We also accept the Power Tap hub/wheel if it is compatible with an 11-speed Shimano wheel and you must bring your own carbon specific pads (if applicable). We can also have our guides install pedal systems (Garmin, etc.). If you have any questions, please contact your Trip Consultant.
To reserve your space on a trip please call us at 866-464-8735 and speak with an expert Trip Consultant. You can also reserve a space at anytime online by clicking the “BOOK THIS TRIP” icon near the upper right of each destination’s overview page. Once you have submitted your reservation form, a Trip Consultant will contact you within 1 business day to complete your reservation. (Note: Reserving a Trip from the Trek Travel website doesn’t guarantee your booking.) Our Trip Consultant will confirm space, bike and room availability on your desired trip and finalize your booking once your trip deposit is paid. If you make a reservation more than 90 days prior to the trip, a $750 deposit is due at the time of booking.* If you reserve your trip less than 90 days prior to the departure, the full balance is due at the time of booking. Once your booking is complete you will receive an email confirmation with important information pertaining to your trip. Please see below for information on when to book and our cancellation policy.
*Deposit amounts vary for all Race, Cross Country, River Cruise, Special Edition and Ride Camp tours. Please confirm deposit amounts for all trips with your Trip Consultant at time of booking.
Trek Travel recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. We offer a custom travel protection plan, available through Travelex Insurance Services, that helps provides coverage for unforeseen events that could affect your ability to travel with us. The price of the plan is based on your trip cost and allows you to insure all pre and post travel arrangements. Please contact a Trip Consultant for more details. Note: The travel protection plan is non-refundable after a 10 day review period.
For most trips, final payment is due 90 days before your trip start date.* If you reserve your space under 90 days from your trip’s start date, the full balance of the trip price is due at the time of booking.
*Final balance due dates vary for all Race, Cross Country, and Ride Camp trips. Please consult your Trip Consultant for information on final balance payments for these trips.
Our prices are per person based on two people sharing a room. Guests who wish to have their own room they will be charged a Single Supplement fee (see next FAQ below) provided there is room availability on the desired trip.
The Single Supplement is a fee added to the trip price which secures a private room with no roommate for guests who prefer to room alone. If you would like your own room, please make sure you communicate your request clearly to your Trip Consultant at the time of booking. You can opt for the Single Supplement after you book by contacting us to confirm room availability and the Single Supplement fee assessment. If a private room is not available at the time of your request or you do not communicate your desire for your own room to a Trip Consultant, you will be paired with a roommate of the same gender. We will do everything we can to match you with a roommate. If we are not able to match you with a roommate you will be charged a discounted single supplement rate of 50%. If your trip happens to sell out while you are still open to a roommate, Trek Travel maintains the right to charge the 50% discounted single supplement cost. This 50% discounted single supplement charge will be billed with final balance. If you are matched up with a roommate we will refund this discounted charge 7 days before the trip start date.
Tour de France specific policy: If you are open to a roommate for the Tour de France and we can’t place you with one, you will be charged 100% of the normal single supplement fee. This charge will be billed with final balance. If we do find a roommate for you we will refund 100% of the Single Supplement charge 7 days before the trip starts.
Yes, we have partnered with Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. to offer our guests a dedicated concierge travel team available for assistance with your air or pre/post hotel booking. There is a $75 fee per person per air ticket, and $75 per person per rail ticket. There is no fee for assistance booking a pre/post hotel accommodation. If you are seeking consult for items other than air, rail, or hotel (such as planning a full pre/post Trek Travel tour itinerary), other fees may apply but would be discussed with you up front and directly based on your request. Contact your Trip Consultant for more information or you may contact VWT directly at TrekTravel@vwti.com or 877.472.9551.
Since trip guests arrive from several different places on different flights, trip groups meet at a centrally located meeting point, details of which are provided in individual trip itinerary available on the our website. These meeting points vary from one trip to the next and are selected based on accessibility, guest convenience and trip logistics. Airport transfers are not included and in most cases our guests take a taxi from the airport or their pre-trip night’s hotel to the meeting spot. Detailed meeting instructions are provided with your final trip documents as well.
When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with a packet containing daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.
Flexibility is our middle name, and since this is your vacation, you are free to ride any distance you would like, or not at all! Some destinations are especially well suited to fewer miles in the saddle offering plenty of alternative activities. Many trips offer multiple ride options each day including full guide and van support for a boost up a hill or shuttle options at any time. Electric assist bike options are available for those who might want to flatten out the hills or get some extra help to go the distance. Ask your Trip Consultant for more information on this and other Trek bike upgrades.
Your Trip Consultant can give you a good idea of what kind of riding to expect each day on your specific trip (terrain, length of daily ride options, shuttle options and non riding activities available). You can use that information along with our Rider Type chart to gauge the type of training you’ll need to ensure you are ready to enjoy your trip to the fullest. For those looking for formal training plans, we have partnered with Vision Quest Training to get you ready for your vacation. Vision Quest offers custom training plans that will get you ready to tackle your bike trip with confidence. The coaches consider the amount of hours you can train per week, what you need to focus on based on your goals and milestones you need to hit in order to achieve them.
Your trip price includes all hotel to hotel luggage transfers which usually calls for you leaving your packed luggage outside your hotel room door for pick up and transport. Some trips, including most of our Explorer trips and all of our Ride Camp trips, guests pick up and drop off their luggage in the lobby of each hotel to then be transferred. Check with your Trip Consultant for more details.
Thank your guides by tipping! Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping your guides 7.5%-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
All international and continental travel, for both Canadians and Americans, requires a valid passport. Vietnam and Australia require a visa for U.S. citizens. Other nationalities may need to obtain a visa for certain countries. If you do not have a passport and/or need a visa, contact the appropriate consulate nearest you. Trek Travel Guest Services will provide you with details about how to obtain a visa on arrival if required for the country you are visiting. After booking, you will receive detailed instructions from our office.
You can find detailed travel information by clicking on the “More Information” tab on each trip page. From there, you will find specific Meeting and Departing information by scrolling down to the Meeting & Departing section. If you encounter any difficulty finding the information you seek or have more questions please call one of our helpful Trip Consultants at 866-464-8735.
We recommend booking your pre or post night stay directly with the hotel. You may choose to stay at the same hotel as the trip or a different hotel of your choice.
Please mention that you are with the Trek Travel group and request to stay in the same hotel room during your trip with us if you would like to avoid changing rooms, although this cannot be guaranteed by the hotel. The hotel may also extend a Trek Travel rate upon request, depending on availability.
If you would like assistance with pre/post arrangements, you can contact Valerie Wilson Travel for help: TrekTravel@vwti.com or 877.472.9551.
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Ever wanted to take adventure into your own hands without having to worry about the nuts and bolts of how to make it happen? Now you can do just that. Trek Travel self-guided trips combine the freedom to decide how you want to explore your favorite destinations with the best parts of any Trek Travel itinerary–curated route suggestions, world-class bikes and the best accommodations along the way.
Every guest on our self-guided trips are equipped with a helmet, saddle, two water bottles, two bottle cages, a flat kit, multitool, small storage bike pack, bike lock, frame pump, and flat or caged pedals.
You will have a contact on the ground with contact information sent to you in your week out email, one week before your trip. Local emergency numbers will be provided to you as well on the route guide. In case of emergency, you can always call the Trek Travel emergency line by calling our office at 866-464-8735.
Two lights will be provided on each bike, one taillight and one headlight. We recommend riding with these lights always on, even during daylight, to maximize visibility to others. Chargers will also be provided. Your guides will make sure your bike has both lights charged and ready for the day’s ride.
Our routes are designed with safety in mind and go through cities that will have places to fill up water bottles and reload on snacks or food if needed. Please be prepared to carry your own snacks and water bottles while riding.
It is possible that other guests will be on a self-guided trip on the same dates so you may see them out on the road. Our self-guided trips will allow you to decide whether or not to ride with others.
Our self-guided trips follow our standard 90-day cancellation policy. Please review our cancellation policy for more details.
Trek Travel organizes vacations of a lifetime for riders and non-riders alike. We include so much other than riding in our packages so there is something for everyone. All of our packages are priced per person, double occupancy, regardless of whether you choose to ride a little, a lot, or not at all. Please see specific trips or contact a Trip Consultant for details regarding the best trips for non-riders. Non-riders on self-guided trips are asked to be self-sufficient in arranging other activities and extra transport if needed during daily ride options.