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Our Pro Race Trip Difference

As the Official Hospitality Partner of Lidl-Trek, Trek Travel offers you the chance to ride on the same routes as the pros at the biggest races in the world. Ride fully supported on a Trek Domane SL 7 bike with expert guides, cheer on Lidl-Trek at prime viewing locations, and enjoy catered lunches and TV broadcasts. Experience the Trek Travel Race difference and live the excitement of cycling races today.

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First Class Support On & Off the Bike

Each of our race trips has a minimum of two First Class Guides. If a group size gets above 20 people, you will have additional guides to ensure that you always enjoy superior customer service. You never ride alone. We support you both on and off the bike. We always have one guide in our support vehicle and the other cycling alongside the group. Our race trip guides have the experience and mechanical skills necessary to keep you riding comfortably at your best in all conditions. They bring years of experience managing the trip logistics of pro race itineraries and stage viewings. They’ll fill up your water bottles, change your tire, shuttle you over the hill, provide you with local insight, and make sure everyone is on the right track. Off the bike, your guides are at your service to help you with anything you need—massage appointments, wine suggestions, or finding that special local treat you’re craving.

Multiple Daily Ride Options

Daily rides will feature the best parts of the race course. Trek Travel can accommodate different rider levels. It’s your day, you decide. Always. We also have non-rider itineraries available on some trips. See the trip itinerary for specifics.

Unrivaled Team and Race VIP Access

As an Official Tour Operator of the Tour de France, our guests will enjoy amazing behind-the-scenes access. On our Ultimate trips, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy at least one pro team access opportunity per team access trip, including but not limited to the following types of events: exclusive Q&A sessions with a Team representative, team bus tours, and opportunities to see team mechanics in action. Ultimate and Race access trips include one or more of the following: access to VIP areas at the Stage starts, stage finish, and mid-race points, VIP access to ride on the racecourse across the stage start and finish lines, and photos on the official podium.

Accommodations and Meals

Our race trip designer selects hotels with the best locations to get you up-close access to the race routes for riding and viewing the stages. Typically, race trip itineraries will feature a mix of 3- and 4-star hotels. On our race trips, the cuisine is fresh and local. Our dinners will range from casual tapas to multi-course dinners. Breakfast is served each morning at the hotel. Lunches will offer a bounty of local specialties, from fabulous picnics to local fare at quaint bistros.

Race Viewings, Private Tours, Tastings, and Entrance Fees

We don’t want you to miss anything. After all, it’s all a part of being exposed to the races and the regions. All of the VIP race access, citizens’ ride entry fees (as applicable), and cultural events that are mentioned in your itinerary are covered in the cost of your trip. Race trip itineraries typically include at least two live race viewings, sometimes including race-organized VIP stage start or finish access. Guests enjoy prime stage viewing locations complete with front row seating, catered lunches, live TV broadcasts, and pro rider appearances (whenever possible).

Pro Level Equipment

When it comes to bikes, we set the standard. Included in the price of your trip is the choice to ride one of our unprecedented premium quality Trek bicycles. We have one of the largest selections of frame sizes and equipment to ensure that your bike is perfectly fitted to you. We include the following pro-level equipment in each of our race trips.

  • The use of the a Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike
  • The use of a Garmin GPS cycling computer while on your trip
  • Complimentary Trek Travel merchandise and Lidl-Trek team kit (on select trips)
  • Choice of multiple stem lengths, seat posts, saddles, and helmets for a custom fit
  • Stocked seat pack for use during your trip
  • Two Trek Travel water bottles for you to keep
  • Shimano clipless pedals for use during your trip
  • Option to upgrade to Domane+ SLR 7 Electric Road Bike (Subject to availability. Price depends on trip length. Not available on all Race trips. Please see trip pages for details.)

Private

If a date is marked as Private, it is reserved for a private group.

Looking to travel with a small group or looking for a custom date?
Call our trip consultants at 866-464-8735

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.

Luxury:

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.

Explorer

These handpicked hotels provide relaxation and fun in a casual and comfortable environment. Delicious cuisine and great service mix perfectly for a memorable stay.

Combined

On select cycling vacations, you’ll stay at a mix of hotel levels, from Explorer to Luxury to Ultimate Luxury. Rest assured, no matter which level of hotel 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 - Discovor:

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.

Self-Guided

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