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Texas 4-Day Ride Camp Lite Bike Tour

Explore Texas Hill Country

The meandering roads, gentle ascents, and bike-friendly rural highways surrounding the Fredericksburg area are perfect for two wheels. Spend some time in the saddle building your base miles, riding the roads at your own pace, and enjoying the beauty that Hill Country has to offer. In Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is a quaint city with a unique German flavor in it's delightful bakeries, it’s bustling Main Street, charming boutiques and heritage peach orchards. There are some memorable miles to be ridden and all against a backdrop of Texas wine country, lavender fields, 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!
Please note: Our 4-day ride options below are based on the longer 7-day Ride Camp Lite. Option 1-4 is standard on the Monday start, and Option 4-7 is standard on the Thursday start. These are subject to change based on inclement weather and road closures. Book your trip with confidence »

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Explore Texas Hill Country on a Trek Travel bike tour
From:
$1299 Per Person
Duration:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 / 2 - Active / Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Enjoy downtown Fredericksburg, the perfect winter getaway
Ride at your own pace and enjoy quiet country roads with endless undulating terrain
Visit Luckenbach, Texas where "everybody's somebody"
Experience everything that’s bigger in Texas, including the famous barbeque that is unique to the Texan cuisine
Watch the Experience
Explore Texas Hill Country on a Trek Travel 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 Ride Camp Lite trip offers the chance to explore this friendly town and get to know Hill Country by bike.
-Jen Skubicki, Trip Designer

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.
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Look no further. Choose your trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest. Private trip pricing is as follows:

2021 and 2022 DEPARTURES:
  • 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 +$3,000 per person to trip price*
  • 1 Guest        Call us for pricing*


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*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.
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*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Custom dates are not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.
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*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Custom trips are not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.

Welcome to sunny Texas! Let the warm Southern hospitality wash over you as you get settled in and ready for a week of amazing riding. Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Fredericksburg Inn and Suites at 9:30 AM. Upon arrival, your guides will lead a short round of introductions, review ride safety, and fit you to your Trek bike. Then you'll head out on our welcome ride to the the town of Comfort—a southerly route through sprawling Texas wine country. Enjoy countless vistas and the solitude these beautifully paved and quiet roads have to offer. Today is van supported so if you need extra snacks or drinks along the route, it will be available. You can push yourself if you'd like to tackle all of today's mileage or enjoy a shorter ride, all at your own pace. 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 reconvenes, perhaps for a casual drink, before heading to dinner at one of Hill Country's friendliest eateries to discuss the week ahead.

Today's Van Supported Ride:

Comfort Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Avid Comfort Loop
Approximately 64 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Lunch | Dinner

On today's adventure, as you work on your base miles, you'll pass through the ghost town of Morris Ranch, known for its thoroughbred horse ranch that thrived through the 1800s. Today, only the 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. Your guide will accompany you by bike along the route to make sure you are comfortable and assist if anything comes up on today's ride. Tonight, dinner is on your own to discover the delights of Fredericksburg and your guides will provide you with a list of local recommendations.

Today's Cycling Guide Supported Ride:

Morris Ranch Loop
Approximately 33 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Morris Ranch Loop Short
Approximately 26 miles with 775 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast

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. The Cain City Loop is a great way to get in those base miles and explore the country roads south east of Fredericksburg. Enjoy countless vistas and the solitude these beautifully paved and quiet roads have to offer. Today, like yesterday, is a cycling guide supported ride so you can enjoy your time on the bike at your own pace. This will be your last evening dining together and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your trip and say farewell to new friends.

Today's Cycling Guide Supported Ride:

Willow City Loop
Approximately 43 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Willow City Out and Back
Approximately 37 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

It's time to say goodbye to Fredericksburg today. Rise at your leisure and enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You may choose to relax poolside this morning or check out a few more coffee shops and boutiques in town before departing at 11:00 AM. However you choose to spend your morning, you will leave feeling refreshed and ready to share your stories with your friends and family back home. We hope to see you again soon!

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast

Welcome to sunny Texas! Let the warm Southern hospitality wash over you as you get settled and ready for a week of amazing riding. After you check-in, you'll meet your Trek Travel guides who will fit you to your Trek bike and review ride safety and route options.After a hearty breakfast, you will be heading to the endless rolling terrain of hill country out to Enchanted Rock, a massive dome comprised of pink granite. This is typical Texas where everything is bigger! The name Enchanted Rock comes from an interpretation of Native American folklore by early Spanish and Anglo settlers. Today you will see the van along the route in case you need extra snacks or drinks. You can push yourself if you'd like to tackle all of today's mileage or take it easy on the shorter option. Dinner tonight serves as an introduction to the rest of the group as we share stories among new friends at one of Fredericksburg's favorite beer gardens. *Please note this four-day trip joins guests on Day 4 of their seven-day itinerary.

Today's Van Supported Ride:

Enchanted Rock Return
Approximately 50 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Enchanted Rock Loop
Approximately 70 miles with 4,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Lunch | Dinner

We have another great day planned in the Texas hill country, crammed with adventure while gaining a few more leisurely miles. Today's cycling guide supported ride is to the town of Luckenbach to spend some time with this amazing gem of a community known for great live music—where everybody truly is a somebody. This tiny town was established as a Trading Post in 1849 making it one of the oldest settlements in Gillespie County. The historic post office and general store was first opened in 1886 and has ultimately transformed to a hub for Country music. Several distinguished artists have performed in the area, including Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Waylon Jennings. Tonight, enjoy dinner on your own in Fredericksburg. There are many excellent options and your app for the trip will provide our best local recommendations.

Today's Cycling Guide Supported Ride:

Luckenbach Loop
Approximately 42 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Luckenbach Loop Short
Approximately 28 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast

It's your last ride in Texas hill country and the Cherry on Top Loop is a great way to cap it off. Today, like yesterday, is a cycling guide supported ride. Enjoy today's spin as you pass by peach orchards and pecan groves and pedal northwest of the place we'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. Tomorrow is departure day, so we will say goodbye to each other knowing we've had an amazing week together! Cheers to a wonderful trip!

Today's Cycling Guide Supported Ride:

Cherry on Top Loop
Approximately 37 miles with 1,750 feet of climbing

Short:

Cherry on Top Loop Short
Approximately 24 miles with 1,035 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Fredericksburg Inn and Suites

Included Meals:

Continental Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

It's time to say goodbye to Fredericksburg today. Rise at your leisure and enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You may choose to relax poolside this morning or check out a few more coffee shops and boutiques in town before departing at 11:00 AM. However you choose to spend your morning, you will leave feeling refreshed and ready to share your stories with your friends and family back home. We hope to see you again soon!

Included Meals:

Continental 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. Please note, this is a 2-star property chosen for its easy access to the best routes.

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

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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

  • Three nights of accommodation at a handpicked 2-star hotel
  • Experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • A mix of van-supported and rider-supported days
  • Daily continental breakfast, two lunches, and two 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 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 and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • 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: 2/3 - Recreational/Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
39 miles
TOTAL MILES:
115 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,725 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
5,080 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 Camp Lite is best suited for our Type 2/3 Riders.
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 Lite 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
  • 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:
9:30 AM
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) at 9:30 AM 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 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 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 after dinner, the night before your departure day. Please be sure to book transportation to your departure airport prior to the end of your trip.

There are no rides on departure days. 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 60s to low 80s, 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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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.

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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