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Texas 7-Day Ride Camp Bike Tour

The notorious outlaw history of Texas Hill Country was forged over 200 years ago, when gunslingers, thieves, and cattle rustlers trolled these roads looking for fortune and fame. Their spirit lives today around every corner and on every hill that makes this region one of cycling’s wildest and most free-spirited. By day we’ll rip across the open range of Gillespie Country, over steep pitches of buttery smooth tarmac, along the open prairie, and past the armadillos and Texas wildlife roaming along the plains. Then by evening, we’ll settle into Fredericksburg, a bustling, top-shelf Texas getaway speckled with wineries, roadhouses, saloons, and more belt buckles than the eye can see. Whether it’s an afternoon in Luckenbach, a stop for lunch in Comfort, or a spin down the Fredericksburg highway, this is truly original Texas. Don’t be surprised if you catch a little of that outlaw vibe yourself! Book your trip with confidence »
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Texas 7-Day Ride Camp Bike Tour
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$1999 Per Person
Duration:
7 Days & 6 Nights
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Downtown Fredericksburg is a perfect winter training ground
Quiet country roads with endless undulating terrain
Visit Luckenbach, Texas where "everybody's somebody"
Explore Texas Hill Country on a Trek Travel bike tour
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 like riding today, you're free to relax in your hotel room or at the heated pool until the group meets for a welcome drink and then dinner at one of Hill Country's friendliest eateries to discuss the week ahead.

Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Cherry on Top
Approximately 24 mi | 38 km and 1,000 ft | 304 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Dinner

Rise at your leisure today and fuel up with a continental breakfast at the hotel. Then we'll gather as a group for the ride talk before heading out on our ride—a southerly route through sprawling Texas wine country to the the town of Comfort. You'll have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at historic Old Tunnel State Park and relish the countless vistas and solitude the area's beautifully paved roads have to offer. Today there is also the opportunity to tackle what guides lovingly call "The Comfort Killer," which offers 20% grades to climb and descend. Tonight, dinner is on your own to discover the delights of Fredericksburg.

Today's Ride

Comfort Loop
Approximately 67 mi | 107 km and 3,100 ft | 944 m

Avid Option:

Avid Comfort Loop
Approximately 73 mi | 117 km and 3,900 ft | 1,188 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast | Lunch

Are you rested and ready for more Texas? The Willow City Loop is a classic local treasure. Today you'll 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 springtime. 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. Tonight, we'll dine as a group and celebrate your Texas-size achievement with some Texas-sized Italian food.

Today's Ride:

Willow City
Approximately 40 mi | 64 km and 1,775 ft | 541 m

Avid Option:

Willow City Loop—Avid
Approximately 65 mi | 104 km and 3,200 ft | 975 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental 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 at one of Fredericksburg's favorite beer gardens.

Today's Self-Guided Ride:

Luckenbach Loop
Approximately 28 mi | 45 km and 1,025 ft | 312 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast | Dinner

Today is what Ride Campers would typically characterize as a "big day" with just over 70 miles of riding and 4,300 feet of elevation gain. After breakfast at the hotel, you'll ride northwest by the sleepy and historic town of Doss and up the locally famous Welgehausen climb on your way to Enchanted Rock, a massive dome comprised of pink granite. The name Enchanted Rock comes from an interpretation of Native American folklore by early Spanish and Anglo settlers. The endless rolling hills out here are sure to test the legs and the lungs. This is typical Texas, and it's totally terrific. Tonight, dinner will be on your own to continue exploring the charming town of Fredericksburg.

Today's Ride:

Doss Welgehausen with Enchanted Rock
Approximately 72 mi | 115 km and 4,300 ft | 1,310 m

Short Option:

Doss Welgehausen - Short
Approximately 50 mi | 80 km and 3,000 ft | 914 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast | Lunch

Our final big adventure in Texas hill country is crammed with adventure, so get those legs in gear! After a hearty breakfast, you'll head out to Kerrville, on the banks of the Guadalupe River. On the way out, you'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 together 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 mi | 112 km and 3,025 ft | 922 m

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental 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 mi | 27 km and 550 ft | 167 m

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast

Hotels

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Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Fredericksburg, TX

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. Our spacious accommodations and sparkling outdoor pools create the perfect setting for you cycling retreat. Please note, this is a 2-star property chosen for its easy access to the best routes.

What's Included

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Six nights of accommodation at a handpicked 2-star hotel
  • A mix of self-guided and guided rides with our support van
  • Daily continental breakfast, four packed lunches, and four dinners
  • Guides join for two dinners on the 7-day trip and one dinner on the 4-day trip
  • 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
  • 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
  • Entrance fees related to any city and state natural areas

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
  • 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 $140-$210 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: 3/4 - Active/Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
82 kilometers / 51 miles
TOTAL MILES:
572 kilometers / 356 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
696 meters / 2,285 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
4,876 meters / 16,000 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 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 ($200 for 7-day trips which includes all breakfasts and four dinners or $100 for 4-day trips which includes all breakfasts and two dinners) 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
  • 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 "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, 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 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 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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Our Bikes

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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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