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Texas 7-Day Ride Camp Bike Tour

Is it too bold to say that the Texas countryside was actually made for cycling? Well, then let's be bold, because we think the meandering roads, gentle ascents and bike-friendly rural highways of this super-sized state are begging for two wheels. For decades, Fredericksburg and the surrounding hills have been a revered training ground by anyone that has put rubber to the road. The seemingly endless asphalt around Gillespie County is perfect for Texas-sized mileage, where even short rides can easily go long as way leads on to way. Here you will ride the many roads that pros use for offseason winter miles and good, old-fashioned Southern hospitality. And all against a backdrop of Texas wine country, beautiful rolling hills, short but punchy climbs, and thoroughly classic Texan ranches. Don't forget to stop in Luckenbach where "everybody's somebody," and pour one out for Waylon, Willie, and the Boys! Trek Travel Ride Camp Is a Ride Camp right for me? »
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7 Days & 6 Nights
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Trip Wows
Downtown Fredericksburg is a perfect winter training ground
Quiet country roads with endless undulating terrain and excellent pavement
Visit Luckenbach, Texas where "everybody's somebody"
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The Texas Hill Country has long since been a popular winter training destination. This trip is aimed to provide endless off-season miles through quiet country roads around the German-settled town of Fredericksburg in the heart of Texas wine country.
-Michael Moreland, Trip Designer and Guide

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Welcome to sunny Texas! Let the warm Southern hospitality wash over you as you get settled and ready for a week of amazing rides. After you check-in to the Fredericksburg Inn and Suites, you'll meet your Trek Travel guides who will fit you to your Trek Domane and review ride safety and the week's route options. Then, we'll kick it off in style with our welcome ride. The Cherry Loop is a great way to get the legs moving and explore the country roads north of Fredericksburg. Of course, if you're not feeling it, you're free to relax in your hotel room or at the heated pool until the group meets for the welcome cocktail hour and dinner to discuss the week ahead.

Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Cherry on Top
Approximately 24 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Dinner

Rise at your leisure today and meet us for a continental breakfast at the hotel. Fuel up for your day, and then we'll gather as a group for the ride talk. Then, it's off to the Harper Loop—a 63-mile westerly route through sprawling Texas wine country. Enjoy countless vistas and the solitude these beautifully paved and quiet roads have to offer. You'll practically forget you're in the same state that produces metropolitan traffic of Houston and Dallas, as we'll barely see a car for all the time spent in the saddle today. Tonight, dinner is on your own to discover the delights of Fredricksburg.

Today's Ride

Harper to Tivydale
Approximately 63 miles with 2,800 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Harper Loop—Avid
Approximately 73 miles with 3,300 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today is what Ride Campers would typically characterize as a "big day" with almost 80 miles of riding. After breakfast at the hotel, we'll ride east to the historic town of Blanco, where the whiskey flows like wine and you’re more than likely to run into some other riders—on horseback and kitted with spurs. The endless rolling hills out here are sure to test the legs and the lungs, especially once you've stopped in Luckenbach for a cold beverage under the ancient oak trees before spinning out the last handful of miles. This is typical Texas, and it's totally terrific. Tonight, we'll dine as a group and celebrate the oversized achievement you can only get in Texas country.

Today's Ride:

Blanco Grapetown
Approximately 79 miles with 3,900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Blanco Loop—Short
Approximately 64 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

We've hit the midpoint on our adventure, and today is your day to explore on your own as some guests depart and others arrive. Choose to get some bonus miles from a previous route, ride the short loop today, or discover the side streets and wineries of Fredericksburg. We suggest the Luckenbach Loop to spend some more time with this amazing gem of a community and take in some great live tunes—where everybody truly is somebody. Dinner will be as a group again tonight, with the chance to meet new arrivals and share stories with old friends.

Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Luckenbach Loop
Approximately 28 miles with 1,025 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Are you rested and ready for more Texas today? The Willow City Loop is a classic local treasure. We will pedal the undulating country roads all the way out to Willow City. The terrain is both rugged and picturesque, speckled with Texas bluebonnets and the famous Indian Paintbrush throughout the spring time. Here we will enjoy lunch at 'Harry's on the Loop'—a true staple for anyone lucky enough to ride these roads. From Willow City choose to head back to Fredericksburg or bite off some extra miles through the beautiful canyons and hills just north of Harry's where you are likely to have the road all to yourself. Dinner is on your own in Fredricksburg tonight.

Today's Ride:

Willow City
Approximately 40 miles with 1,775 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Willow City Loop—Avid
Approximately 65 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Our final big adventure in Texas hill country is crammed with adventure, so get those legs in gear! After a hearty breakfast, we're headed to Kerrville, on the banks of the Guadalupe River. On the way out, we'll pass through the ghost town of Morris Ranch, known for its thoroughbred horse ranch that thrived through the 1800s. Today, only historic buildings remain, but they stand as a page right out of history and provide a fascinating backdrop for a ride that traverses the best hills in the area. Challenge yourself on all of the undulating climbs that stand between you and your final night at Texas Ride Camp. Tonight, we'll meet for dinner as we reflect on our accomplishments and exchange contact information with all our newfound friends! It's truly been a wonderful week.

Today's Ride:

Kerrville to the Ghost Town
Approximately 70 miles with 3,025 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

It's time to say goodbye to this gorgeous area today. Rise at your leisure and cap off your Texas crusade with one final ride through hill country this morning. Choose the classic Cain City Loop or revisit Luckenbach to say to goodbye to your favorite country music icon. Or, enjoy a coffee with breakfast as you relax for one last quiet morning. Please be prepared for check-out from the hotel by 11:00 AM, and we hope to see you again soon!

Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Cain City
Approximately 17 miles with 550 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Fredericksburg, TX

Discover a tranquil oasis in the heart of Texas Hill Country at Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, located on five beautiful acres alongside Barons Creek. Our spacious accommodations and sparkling outdoor pools create the perfect setting for you cycling retreat.

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.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019 we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights of accommodation at a handpicked hotel
  • A mix of self-guided and guided rides with our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • A Trek Domane SL 7 Disc
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • A Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer equipped on each bike, a flat-pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and optional 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
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 Disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • 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 and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • 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.
  • 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

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:
51 miles
TOTAL MILES:
356 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,285 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
16,000 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
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 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 of these activities have additional costs and can be arranged through the hotel's concierge. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Wine tasting
  • Boutique shopping
  • Live music
  • Explopre 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 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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) or San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
MEETING TIME:
12:00-2:00 PM
MEETING LOCATION:
Fredericksburg Inn and 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 and 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, Hill Country Express Tours runs shuttles to Fredericksburg from both airports. 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 cab ride away.

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites | Fredericksburg, Texas

Your Trek Travel staff will meet you at the Fredericksburg Inn and Suites ( 201 S Washington Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78624) between 12:00 PM-2:00 PM on the first day of the trip. 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 starts with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Fredericksburg Inn and Suites (830-997-0202, and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites | Fredericksburg, Texas

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Fredericksburg Inn and Suites. 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 the 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.

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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 fall can see the highs range from the high 60's to low 80's, while the lows are generally between 40 and 50 degrees. 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 eclectic 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:

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.

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