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Texas Hill Country Bike Tour

Discover Fredericksburg and Texas Wine Country

Welcome to sunny Texas! Let the warm southern hospitality wash over you as you get settled in and ready for five days of cycling on picturesque country roads. You'll be based out of Fredericksburg, a quaint city with a unique German flavor in its delightful bakeries, bustling Main Street, charming boutiques and heritage peach orchards. The meandering byways, gentle ascents, and bike-friendly rural highways that surround it are perfect for two wheels. There are some memorable miles to be ridden and all against a backdrop of Texas wine country, lavender fields, beautiful rolling hills, short, punchy climbs, and thoroughly classic Texan ranches. Come to where the skies are big and the stars are bright. We are sure you'll be delighted by this ideal countryside for riding, then to returning each day to the small-town charm of Fredericksburg and the friendliest folks around. Book your trip with confidence »
Texas Hill Country Bike Tour
From:
$1799 Per Person
Duration:
5 Days & 4 Nights
Rider Level: ?
3 / 2 - Active / Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Discover
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Trip Wows
Enjoy the charming town of Fredericksburg, the perfect winter getaway and the center of Texas wine country, home to over 100 wineries and vineyards
Experience everything that’s bigger in Texas, including the famous barbecue and this region's German-influenced cuisine
Explore Texas hill country, and discover the dramatic geology of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Ride at your own pace and take in the quiet country roads with endless undulating terrain
Watch the Experience
Texas Hill Country Bike Tour
Texas Hill Country is an incredible winter and spring cycling destination. You’ll pass by fields of bluebonnets in the spring, vineyards, state parks, historic ghost towns, and ranches. This trip is perfectly positioned for great riding at any level. For riders and non-rider companions alike, this Texas Discover trip offers the chance to explore this friendly town and get to know Hill Country by bike.
-Jen Skubicki, Trip Designer and Guide

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Welcome to the heart of Texas Hill Country! This sunny region is ripe for discovery, including great food, wine, and most importantly, great riding. You'll meet your Trek Travel guides at the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites and take a quick walk to our favorite cafe to enjoy lunch together. Following a bike fit from your guides, you'll head out into the rolling terrain of the Texas Hill Country. Relish the countless vistas, vinyards, and solitude the area's blissfully paved roads have to offer. We'll ride to the town of Comfort, a historically German town founded in 1854. It has a well-preserved town center, with many structures built in the 19th century still standing today and it's the perfect place for a stroll before you take a 30-minute shuttle back to town. Tonight, we'll dine as a group at one of Fredericksburg's friendliest eateries and discuss the excitement ahead.

Today's Ride:

Comfort with Shuttle
Approximately 30 mi | 48 km and 1,300 ft | 396 m

Avid Option:

Comfort Loop
Approximately 40 mi | 64 km and 2,200 ft | 670 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites

Included Meals:

Lunch | Dinner

After breakfast, you'll head out on quiet ribbons of roads to the largest pink granite dome in the United States — Enchanted Rock rises 425 feet above the surrounding terrain and is part of what is known as the Llano Uplift. It is enchanted because the Comanche Indians said they heard the rock moaning and thought it to be a spirit/god. What is really happening is the varying temperature differences between the day and night will cause the rock to expand and contract which in turn, makes some noises. While we marvel at the geologic features around us and enjoy the cool breeze under the shady oaks, we'll top off the day with an abundant Trek Travel picnic in true Texan style, where everything is bigger! After lunch, you can choose to challenge yourself if you'd like to tackle all of today's mileage or take it easy on the shorter option. Enjoy dinner in Fredericksburg at a restaurant of your choice. There are many excellent options in town and your guides will be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Today's Ride:

Enchanted Rock Return
Approximately 44 mi | 70 km and 2,160 ft | 658 m

Short Option:

Enchanted Rock with Shuttle
Approximately 21 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Schneider Moellering with Enchanted Rock
Approximately 55 mi | 89 km and 2,900 ft | 883 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Wake up to another gorgeous day under the big and bright Texas skies. We invite you to enjoy a Texas-sized breakfast at one of our favorite local spots. Once you are fueled up, you'll ride towards Old Tunnel State Park, celebrated for being the smallest state park in Texas and home to a historical railroad tunnel that houses approximately three million bats that emerge at dusk from late spring to early fall. The Old Tunnel State Park presents a stunning show for nature lovers, history buffs, and sightseers alike. You'll continue through more picturesque farmland and ranches before pedaling back in time to the town of Luckenbach, TX. This tiny hill country hamlet where “Everybody’s Somebody” was established as a Trading Post in 1849 making it one of the oldest settlements in Gillespie County. The Post Office/ General Store/ Beer Joint was first opened in 1886 by August Engel, an itinerant preacher from Germany, whose daughter Minna chose the name Luckenbach in honor of her fiancé, Albert Luckenbach. After a quick lunch in town, you can choose to return to our hotel with your bike or a shuttle where the hot tub and heated pool are waiting to soak away the day. Tonight's dinner is on your own offering ample time for you to discover the delights of Fredericksburg.

Today's Ride:

Lukenbach with Shuttle
Approximately 33 mi | 53 km and 1,620 ft | 494 m

Short Option:

Old Tunnel State Park with Shuttle
Approximately 22 mi | 35 km and 1,200 ft | 365 m

Avid Option:

Lukenbach Loop
Approximately 48 mi | 77 km and 2,316 ft | 706 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Rise at your leisure today and enjoy a satisfying breakfast. We'll then gather as a group to learn about what's in store for today. The Willow City Loop is an amazing way to explore the country roads east of Fredericksburg. Enjoy endless views of beautiful countryside, punctuated with perfect rolling hills, meadows, charming creeks, and deep valleys as we pass by the historic ghost town of Willow City. Remnants of these once-bustling towns are scattered across Texas. Many date back to the 1800s during the era of industrialization and westward expansion. Each town has a unique and interesting story that contributed to their ultimate demise. Tonight will be our last evening dining together and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your trip and we share stories among friends at one of Fredericksburg's favorite beer gardens.

Today's Ride:

Willow City Loop
Approximately 47 mi | 76 km and 2,650 ft | 809 m

Short Option:

Willow City with Shuttle
Approximately 34 mi | 55 km and 1,700 ft | 518 m

Avid Option:

Avid Willow City Loop
Approximately 75 mi | 121 km and 3,526 ft | 1,075 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

It's your last ride in Texas Hill Country and the Cherry on Top Loop is a great way to cap off the trip. Enjoy today's spin as you pass by peach orchards and pecan groves and pedal northwest of the place you've called home for the last few days. Also, if you haven't already, treat yourself to a slice of pie from the family-run Fredericksburg Pie Company where everything is made from scratch and with love. Today we will say goodbye to each other knowing we've had an amazing time together. Cheers to a wonderful few days!

Today's Ride:

Cherry on Top Loop
Approximately 24 mi | 38 km and 1,300 ft | 396 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Fredericksburg Inn & Suites

Fredericksburg, Texas

Explorer Accommodation | Discover a tranquil oasis in the heart of Texas Hill Country at Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, located on five beautiful acres alongside Barons Creek. The spacious accommodations and sparkling outdoor pools and hot tub create the perfect setting for your cycling retreat. You will feel the warm, southern hospitality from the very friendly, service-minded staff and will enjoy the comfortable beds and generous breakfast buffet. Please note, this is a 2-star property chosen for its easy access to the best routes.

What's Included

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New Trek Domane SL 7 in 2023

New for 2023! Experiencing your cycling vacation of a lifetime is not complete without a world-class bike and the Trek Domane is the best way to enjoy the ride. Trek Bikes just launched the all-new Trek Domane and you can ride it on trips in 2023. It raises the bar to deliver incredible endurance road bike comfort without sacrificing performance and features highly responsive disc brakes and electronic shifting. This new bike is lighter than ever before, and carbon wheels come standard on every bike. The road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology lets you ride as long as you want with less fatigue. The bike you ride on a biking vacation matters. That is why we provide the newest and best bikes in the business. Available starting in 2023 trips. Learn More

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Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Four nights of accommodation at a handpicked 2-star hotel
  • Experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily continental breakfast, three lunches, and two dinners
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $100-$150 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip. 
  • 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: 2 / 3 - Recreational / Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
57 kilometers / 36 miles
TOTAL MILES:
288 kilometers/ 179 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
525 meters / 1,725 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
2,603 meters / 8,541 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The road surface quality in Fredericksburg is predominantly comprised of chip seal surfaces and has numerous cattle guards. The terrain is consistently rolling, with quiet, narrow roads. Many climbs are relatively short and average around 6% so the climbing is accumulated throughout the ride. Texas Discover is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will really enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding suggestions for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these suggestions may need to be scheduled before your trip. Expenses and related transportation to these activities are not included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on the Texas Hill Country bike trip are:
  • Wine tasting
  • Boutique shopping
  • Live music
  • Explore local historic monuments and museums
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf
  • Spa Services

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. Though our routes are well researched to provide the best possible riding experience, riders should be prepared for short sections of busy roads in order to get to the quiet country roads. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. The 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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) or San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, Fredericksburg, Texas

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) or San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, Fredericksburg, Texas

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 either Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) or San Antonio International Airport (SAT).

From here, you can reserve a spot on the Hill Country Express Tours shuttles that run to Fredericksburg from both airports. Reservations can be made at http://www.hillcountryexpresstours.com/. Cost is $125 from Austin and $110 from San Antonio. This shuttle drops off at Gillespie County Airport and from there the hotel is a short taxi ride away.

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites | Fredericksburg, Texas

Your Trek Travel staff will meet you at the Cyprus Room (in the pool area) of the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites (201 S Washington Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Please note that you may not be able to check in until 4:00 PM. Upon meeting your guides, we will take a quick walk to lunch. We will ensure you have a great fit to your Trek bike for the week and give you a few pointers before before you head off on our first 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 starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Fredericksburg Inn & Suites (830-997-0202) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

Fredericksburg Inn & Suites | Fredericksburg, Texas

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Fredericksburg Inn & Suites should you decide to have the day on your own or head to your next trip destination. Your guides will offer a shuttle to the San Antonio Airport after check out.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The Fredericksburg area enjoys generally warm, dry weather which makes these rides particularly enjoyable. The spring and fall can see the highs range from the high 60s to low 80s Fahrenheit (20-27C), while the lows are generally between 40 and 50 degrees (4-10C). We always recommend bringing along riding layers and even a bit of rain gear so you can keep riding comfortably throughout the day. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Austin, Texas

Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, it's known for its live-music scene centered around country, blues, and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming, and boating. South of the city, Formula One's Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix. We recommend the following accommodations for your stay in Austin:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

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

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.

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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.

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