/9
Greenville6977-edit_1600x670 greenville-ride-camp-01-1600x670 IMG_4484_1600x670 Greenville0631-edit_1600x670 Greenville0559-edit_1600x670 Greenville0550-edit_1600x670 Greenville0595-edit_1600x670 greenville-ride-camp-04-1600x670 greenville-ride-camp-05-1600x670

Greenville 7-Day Ride Camp

The Pros Secret Training Grounds

One of the best kept secrets of the pros is tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains surrounding Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville may not spring to mind as cycling's latest hotbed, but that's about to change. Here you'll be introduced to epic climbs, stunning views, and pristine country roads. You'll take to the quiet, rolling roads of the Greenville countryside offering incredible terrain that's a blast to pedal for cycling experts and weekend warriors alike. Spend hours in the saddle, riding the roads that the pros train on and call home. Climb mountains like Caesar's Head, and view the beauty that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. And when you’re off the bike? There are over 100 restaurants, shops, and so much more in downtown Greenville. There’s a reason why former pro “Big” George Hincapie calls this place home. You’re about to discover it. Trek Travel Ride Camp Is a Ride Camp right for me? »
From:
$1599 Per Person
Duration:
7 Days & 6 Nights
Rider Type: ?
4 - Avid Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Explorer
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7 More options available
Reviews:
From $1599 per person View All Details
Trip Wows
Rolling hills of green, butter smooth pavement, and unparalleled beauty from the heights of the Blue Ridge Escarpment at Caesar's Head
Savor delightful meals any time of day with a bustling restaurant and bar scene
Enjoy the cosmopolitan vibe of Greenville where the likes of BMW and Michelin hold their ground
Focus on the riding and the views with best-in-class service from certified guides
Watch the Experience
The Greenville ride camp bumped up my training, riding level, appreciation of riding and bike culture time...I'm hooked!
-Mark

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the greater the rewards

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed.
Guaranteed
to run
?
Sold Out/
Waitlist
?
Private/
Reserved
?
Limited
Availability
?

Single Occupancy from: +$600
Single Occupancy from: +$600
?
Group
Discounts
?
Oct 15  – Oct  21
Guaranteed
$1699 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
Nov 5  – Nov  11
Guaranteed
$1699 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
Nov 12  – Nov  18
Guaranteed
$1699 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
May 20  – May  26
Guaranteed
$1599 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
May 27  – Jun  2
Guaranteed
$1599 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
Oct 28  – Nov  3
Guaranteed
$1599 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
Nov 4  – Nov  10
Guaranteed
$1599 / Person, Double Occupancy Book this date
Don't see your ideal travel date?
Call us at (866) 464-8735 for custom date availability
Looking for a one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience?
Look no further. All you need to do is pick any open trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest. Private trip pricing is as follows:
  • 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
  • 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
  • 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
  • 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
  • 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.
Today you’ll meet your bike for the week and discuss the daily schedule and route options with your guides. Ready to ride? Choose a short ride out to Paris Mountain, the signature climb within Greenville city limits. It will get your legs moving for the rest of the week, or choose to check-in to your hotel room and join the group for dinner to discuss the excitement ahead.
Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Choose from one of our many self-guided ride options to explore Greenville, such as Paris Mountain.
Approximately 18 miles with 1,450 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace

Included Meals:

Dinner

We’ll discover one of the most scenic areas that spans both North and South Carolina. Gap Creek in the Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, on the Blue Ridge Escarpment, looms ahead with both challenging climbs and breathtaking views. Today you will experience Blue Ridge riding at its finest and you’ll quickly understand why many pros call this place home.
Today's Ride:

Gap Creek
Approximately 48-87 miles with 2,500-5,700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Did you know that this area has a strong racing heritage? We’ll learn about it today with an undulating ride on peaceful country roads, to the bench mark 6 -mile climb to up Caesar’s Head. Caesar’s Head is a well-known climb that was often decisive in the Tour DuPont, where more than a few athletes left their stamp on pro cycling.
Today's Ride:

Caesar's Head
Approximately 50-96 miles with 2,200-7,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today is your day to discover the side roads of Greenville on your own or with your new riding friends. There will be some guests joining you today, and others departing, so we’ll give you the cue sheets, directions and guidance for you to find your own private slice of heaven.
Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Choose from rides such as Traveler's Rest, Campbell Covered Bridge, or Little Texas
Approximately 18-55 miles with 1,400-3,500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

It’s time for a mellow ride on the outskirts, west of Greenville. You’ll enjoy peace and quiet as you indulge in the serene and overgrown greenery. Stop off at Hagood Mill to enjoy your lunch at this historic water-powered gristmill built in 1826 before heading back to town.
Today's Ride:

Hagood Mill
Approximately 61-75 miles with 3,600-4,700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

We head into the belly of the beast, nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Saluda is our prize at the end of challenging, sustained climbs that wind through deeply forested terrain. Today is the day you earn your ride camp stripes.
Today's Ride:

Saluda
Approximately 48-85 miles with 2,500-6,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown Riverplace

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to Greenville. Hopefully your legs are well worn from the week, but if not, feel free to choose from one of our many self-guided ride options to punctuate your trip. We can recommend the perfect final spin for a beautiful loop with some rolling terrain to finish off the week.
Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Final Spin
Approximately 34 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

hotel image

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace

Greenville, South Carolina

A new hotel located along the Swamp Rabbit Trail in downtown Greenville, the Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown RiverPlace provides guests with exceptional access to a newly renovated downtown with hundreds of shops, restaurants and other Greenville attractions like The Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Falls Park on the Reedy River, the Greenville Zoo and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Greenville International Airport (GSP)
MEETING TIME:
12:00-2:00 PM
MEETING LOCATION:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, Greenville, South Carolina

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Greenville International Airport (GSP)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace, Greenville, South Carolina

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, 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 Greenville International Airport (GSP), approximately thirteen miles from downtown Greenville.

Most major airlines offer service to this airport. To travel to the hotel from Greenville International Airport (GSP) we suggest a local taxi or car rental.

Your Trek Travel staff will meet you at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace between 12:00 PM-2:00 PM on the first day of the trip (* Please note that rooms may not be available until 3:00 PM). Upon meeting your guides and getting checked into the hotel, we will ensure you have a great fit to your new bike for the week and give you a few pointers before you head off on a self-guided warm up ride.

If you will be late for the meeting time, or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace (864 263 4800) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace. Please be sure to book transportation to your departure airport prior to the end of your trip.

The use of your Trek Travel bike ends at 11:00 AM on day of departure, and in some cases, may be needed for another guest arriving that day. Extensions may be available upon request but cannot be guaranteed before your trip begins.

View our post hotel recommendations

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories.

bike

Trek Domane SL 7

Trek’s latest innovation has led to the best bike on the road—a light weight, stable and technologically advanced machine to make even the hardest roads seem easy. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world. Upgrade your bike with carbon wheels for only $200. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Included dinners for the week are on Day 1 (Monday), Day 3 (Wednesday), Day 4 (Thursday), and Day 6 (Saturday)
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7
  • Three daily route options
  • Snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals of your choice
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer to use
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle to use
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Flat pack
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the 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.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
64 miles
TOTAL MILES:
450 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
4,400 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
30,850 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is consistently rolling, with generally quiet, and winding roads. Enjoy some longer climbs such as Caesar’s Head, but most climbs are intermediate in length and steepness. Greenville Ride Camps are best suited for our Type 4 Riders. Type 4+ Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Non-riders are welcome on a Ride Camp trip if they are staying in the same room with a riding guest. The riding guest will be required to pay the single supplement fee for a private room and a meal package ($350 for 7 day trips and $200 for 4 day trips) for the non-rider to dine with the group]. Please contact a trip consultant for details and to book a non-riding companion. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Boutique shopping
  • Hiking opportunities
  • Explore local historic monuments and museums
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Various outdoor activities including rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing and more
  • Spa Services
  • Specific guest choice activity lists are available for each location by contacting Trek Travel

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives 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 "Avid Ride" options.

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Greenville temperatures range from upper 50’s to mid 70’s for the highs and 40’s-50’s for the lows in the spring and early fall. On average, there are 221 days of sunshine in Greenville, and there is always a chance for precipitation, so be sure to be prepared for the occasional rainfall. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

before

Before & After: Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville is a bustling cosmopolitan town with many activities to keep you busy. With over 100 great restaurants to choose from, foodies will find delight here. Also there are many shops and plentiful entertainment opportunities at places like the Peace Center. You can always opt to slow down and stroll the Falls Park on the Reedy River. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and post-trip hotel:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Downtown RiverPlace | www.embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/south-carolina/embassy-suites-by-hilton-greenville-downtown-riverplace-GSPGDES/index.html

Customer Reviews

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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.

Similar Trips See all trips