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Welcome to Bentonville! After leaving your luggage at your beautiful museum hotel, perfectly located in downtown Bentonville, meet your Trek Travel contact at the Phat Tire Bike Shop located less than a half mile from the hotel. There they will familiarize you with your Trek bicycle and assure you have a comfortable fit for the week ahead. Then it's off on your first warm-up ride, a 25 mile loop with low traffic and a rolling terrain that gives you a small sampling of the gravel roads to come throughout the week. Enjoy cruising through quiet tree-canopied roads with sweeping vistas of the Ozarks. Back in town, celebrate your first day of your self-guided bike tour with a drink at a bar that is hidden in the basement of a converted church. Take the opportunity for a visit to the art galleries of the fantastic contemporary museum that will be your home for the next 4 days. It's not every day you get to stay at a hotel that hosts more than 12,000 square feet of exhibition space seamlessly integrated into all areas of the property! For dinner tonight we recommend you treat yourself at the onsite restaurant The Hive, which proudly showcases the unique culinary identity of Arkansas. Alternatively, enjoy dinner of your choosing at one of the many bistros, just a short walk away.
Approximately 25 miles with 1,288 feet of climbing
21C Museum Hotel
Start your day with a bountiful breakfast at The Hive (21C hotel restaurant) and grab a coffee at the famous Onyx Coffee Lab as you watch mountain bikers heading for the trails. The 54-mile challenging ride today will give you a full picture of the Ozarks as you ride north through Arkansas and into Missouri. You will be riding roads in Missouri so remote it feels like you have been transported to a time with no cars. Enjoy a well deserved pizza from the brick oven and crafted beer at the hidden gem Whistling Springs Brewing Company, set in a picturesque farmhouse location. Take a look around at the beautiful horse ranch before heading back to Bentonville through rolling terrain. Tonight, an array of specialties are at your fingertips, from casual to fine dining. The downtown area and its new breed of locally-owned restaurants offer regional High South cuisine. Top chefs from across the country have made their way to downtown Bentonville, pleasing the palates of many and racking up culinary awards left and right. Just choose the restaurant that best suits your tastes making good use of our hand-selected recommendations.
Approximately 54 miles with 3,761 feet of climbing
Approximately 62 miles with 4,306 feet of climbing
21C Museum Hotel
Today's ride is very special as the route takes you to Pea Ridge, one of the best-preserved Civil War sites in the country. On the 7th and 8th of March 1862, nearly 26,000 soldiers fought to determine whether Missouri would remain under Union control, and whether or not Federal armies could continue their offensive south through the Mississippi River Valley. The battle of Pea Ridge was one of the few in which a Confederate army outnumbered the Union. By defeating the Confederates, Union forces established Federal control of most of Missouri and northern Arkansas. With only 1,500 feet of climbing it may be one of the flatter rides of week, but there are still some hills to keep you on your toes. As you ride through the quiet serene country roads surrounding this area you may get lost in the seclusion and sanctity of the lush green hills. For dinner tonight choose from the list of our recommended restaurants in town to celebrate another memorable day of cycling immersed in history.
Pea Ridge loop
Approximately 29 miles with 1,503 feet of climbing
Pea Ridge loop
Approximately 47 miles with 2,355 feet of climbing
21C Museum Hotel
Amazing riding awaits you today giving you a break from the gravel roads and offering arguably one of the most scenic ride in the Ozarks. This route will take you along newly paved roads, staircase climbing for eight miles ultimately bringing you to incredible views of Beaver Lake and the Ozark mountains. Beaver Lake is a human-made reservoir in the Ozarks formed by a dam across the White River. With towering limestone bluffs, natural caves, and a wide variety of trees and flowering shrubs, it is a popular tourist destination. Stop for lunch at the local marina before heading back to Bentonville. In the afternoon you're free to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The museum has a spacious and comfortable home set into a beautiful ravine carved by the Crystal Spring, hence the name. Explore the impressive art collection and get inspired by the original architecture and grounds that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. Tonight, get ready to indulge in another tasty dinner at our select restaurant, toasting to an incredible week of bike rides in this unique part of the country.
Bentonville to Beaver lake return
Approximately 42 miles with 2,892 feet of climbing
21C Museum Hotel
It's time to say goodbye to this charming, cozy small Southern town. However, don't miss the opportunity of one final spin through pastoral views south of Bentonville, giving your legs a reprieve from the previous day. Ride down the roads that many locals use for their weekend gravel rides. Tree-canopied roads and a creek crossing spotted with green fields make for a beautiful ride with just enough challenge to feel exhilarated. Back at the hotel, you'll have a chance to freshen up before checking out and returning your bike to the Phat Tire Bike Shop for 11 am. Head to the airport or wherever your travels take you next to close out this fantastic vacation of a lifetime in Bentonville.
Approximately 21 miles with 662 feet of climbing
21C Museum Hotel
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The Checkpoint AL 4 is the perfect bike for your gravel adventure. With a high performance aluminum frame it will let you ride with ease on gravel roads. It is outfitted with incredibly durable Shimano parts featuring hydraulic disc brakes for predictable stopping power all day. Its 38mm tires eat up the bumps in the road like a champ. You'll love your next adventure on this bike! Learn More
See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved, secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.
Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your self-guided Bentonville bike tour, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into the Fayetteville airport (XNA).
From the airport, you can call or hail a taxi to take you to the trip hotel. It is approximately 14 miles from the airport to the meeting location in downtown Bentonville, A taxi ride should take approximately 30 minutes and cost $40 to $60. We recommend Pinnacle Car Service for your in-town transportation needs: https://www.pinnlimo.com/
Meet your Trek Travel contact at the Phat Tire Bike Shop (125 W Central Ave, Bentonville, AR 72712) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. The store is located under a half mile from your trip hotel, the 21C Museum Hotel. At the store you’ll be assigned to your bike, along with a fitting to ensure your comfort for the week. You will also receive important information about the daily ride options, safety highlights, and the specifics of cycling in the area. Then you are free to set off on your first warm-up ride of the week.
If you will be late for the meeting or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your contact. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their name and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call your hotel, the 21C (479-286-6500), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
Please, return your bike and related accessories to the Phat Tire Bike Shop at 11:00 AM on the last day of your Bentonville self-guided bike tour. From here you may choose to extend your stay in the area or secure a taxi back to the Fayetteville Airport (XNA). We recommend contacting Pinnacle Car Service for your transportation needs: https://www.pinnlimo.com/View our post hotel recommendations
Bentonville has the oceanic climate prevailing and experiences all four seasons.
Fayetteville has been listed among the top-five places to live in the U.S. three years in a row, and one visit will show you why. As the home of the University of Arkansas and its beloved Razorbacks, Fayetteville has always been the historic hot spot for fun in Northwest Arkansas. But nowadays Fayetteville is just as known for its fantastic restaurants, arts and entertainment offerings, surrounding outdoor beauty, annual events and attractions that keep visitors coming back season after season. Discover the famed Dickson Street, where you can find a variety of restaurants, bars, and live-music venues, including George’s Majestic Lounge, the oldest and longest-running club and live-music venue in Arkansas. In the heart of the downtown and Dickson Street entertainment district is the newly renovated Walton Arts Center, as well as TheatreSquared. Both offer guests world-renowned productions and first-class performances. From plays to concerts to festivals, both WAC and T2 set the stage in Fayetteville for the best live performances in Northwest Arkansas. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre- and post-trip hotel.
Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.
Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.
Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.