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Tour de France: The Alps to Paris Ultimate VIP Team and Race Access

Experience Incredible Trek-Segafredo Team Access and VIP Race Viewings in the Alps, Alsace, and the Grand Finale in Paris.

Trek Travel proudly presents the Ultimate 2023 Tour de France experience! As an Official Tour Operator for the Tour de France and Team Trek-Segafredo, only Trek Travel can offer this premier VIP trip with private access to the team and the center of the world’s premier cycling race. Your journey starts in the Alps, the heart and soul of the Tour. With epic climbs and breathtaking views, they provide a battleground for a true test of competitive will. Then it’s on to the picturesque Alsace region, near the eastern border between France and Germany, for the final mountain stage before an exclusive viewing in Paris of the men's Grand Finale. Whether it’s the classically beautiful Cols des Aravis and Saisies, the thrilling final mountaintop finish in Le Markstein, or the final laps around the Place de la Concorde in Paris, we'll take you to where cycling history is written time and time again. Enjoy a prestigious behind-the-scenes event with Team Trek-Segafredo and challenge your legs to the same history-making climbs as the peloton with world-class, professional support and the best bikes in the business. There’s no better way to celebrate the passion and drama of this exhilarating event! Book your trip with confidence » Official Tour Operator of the 2020 Tour de France

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This trip is like no other. From the routes put together for each ride, to the unprecedented access to the Tour, and the amazing guides this is a trip that will not only fulfill a bucket list trip it will leave you amazed at how no detail is overlooked and understanding that Trek Travel has a commitment to a cycling experience that cannot be matched. The equipment is of the highest level, the guides have amazing experience and knowledge, and accommodations are five star.
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Your Trek Travel race adventure begins in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in the French Alps. The atmosphere is buzzing as this village is host to the pro teams on their rest day and is surrounded by world-famous climbs that have tested the will of cyclists throughout the history of this magical sport. After meeting in Annecy, you’ll shuttle 90 minutes to the heart of the Alps and up to this charming ski village. Our home for the next four nights is the 5-star chalet L’Armancette where you’ll enjoy a warm Alpine welcome and incredible views of the peaks that surround you. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the terrace before being fit on your industry-leading Trek Domane bicycle. We’ll climb through scenic mountain roads to Le Bettex, the arena of yesterday’s mountaintop finish of Stage 15. This evening we'll gather for a cocktail and learn about the week ahead before indulging in the region's famous Rhône-Alpine cuisine at the hotel's inviting restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Le Bettex Loop
Approximately 29 mi | 46 km and 4,167 ft | 1,270 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Rest day in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Hotel:

L'Armancette

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Enjoy your café au lait this morning as we have an incredible VIP day in store for you! Head out for a short loop ride in the cool morning air, along scenic mountain roads and return to the hotel to freshen up before a private shuttle takes you to your destination for the day, the exclusive Relais Etape hospitality zone of Stage 16. Complete with a live broadcast of the race on large-screen TVs, a lavish lunch, and an open bar, it's the perfect place to watch the Tour de France in style. As the excitement of the caravan approaches, head out on the roadside to catch some "swag" and relish in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be where die-hard fans have camped out for days waiting to cheer on the pros. You'll bear witness to live race action on the course as the riders battle it out on the only Individual time trial of this year’s Tour. This evening, we'll have an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes with a special private event with Trek-Segafredo. You'll join team representatives for a Q&A cocktail hour, and if race regulations allow, take a tour in the team bus and watch the team’s mechanics prepare the pros ultimate Trek bikes for tomorrow’s final stage in the Alps. Take it all in and prepare yourself for more exciting live race action tomorrow!

Today's Ride:

Saint-Gervias-les-Bains to Megève Altiport Return
Approximately 28 mi | 45 km and 3,330 ft | 1,015 m

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP Race Access passes to Relais Etape of Stage 16

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 16: Passy to Combloux

Hotel:

L'Armancette

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social hour | Dinner

This morning we have another one-of-a kind VIP experience at the Stage 17 start just a short distance from our hotel. You'll ride into town where we have your coveted VIP passes to the official departure village. Snap a photo of the pros as they warmup and prepare for today’s stage, then position yourself to watch the start of the race and cheer the teams onward as they leave for the final Alpine mountaintop finish in Courchevel. Once the racers have departed, you’ll follow the race course to Flumet then, as the pros tackle their first climb of the day — the Col des Saisies — you’ll turn right to climb on the opposite side of the valley up to the Col des Aravis. The Tour has climbed this cyclist's favorite more than 39 times in its history including Stage 15 of this year’s Tour. After a warm-up along the Gorges de l’Arondine, you reach La Giettaz where the climb begins. With an average grade of 5% and surrounded by gorgeous meadows, this gradual ascent affords you panoramic views of the rugged snow-capped peaks that surround you. On a clear day from the summit, you can see Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. If you have the legs, tackle the Col de Croix Fry before relaxing over lunch at a traditional bistro on the summit of the Col des Aravis. After lunch, the ride takes you back to the hotel where you can unwind from exciting day. Armed with restaurant suggestions from your guides, this evening you are free to wander the delightful streets of Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains for a delicious mountain-style dinner.

Saint-Gervias-les-Bains to Col des Aravis Return
Approximately 53 mi | 86 km and 7,667 ft | 2,337 m

Avid Option:

Saint-Gervias-les-Bains to Col des Aravis and Col de Croix Fry Return
Approximately 53 mi | 95 km and 6,824 ft | 2,080 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 17: Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Courchevel

Hotel:

L'Armancette

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you can enjoy as much or as little of the spectacular riding available right outside our hotel. Just like the pros, your day starts with the chance to ride the first major climb from yesterday's stage, the Col des Saisies. It’s a stunning 14-kilometer climb with an average grade of 5%. Take in the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks before arriving at the ski village of Les Saisies, which boasts over 140 kilometers of Nordic trails, some of the highest in Europe. Continue on the race route as far as you like as the mountain vistas just get better with every turn or pause once at the summit to refuel at the bistro of your choice. This route is sure to test even the strongest climbers. Return to the hotel at your leisure to relax by the pool or enjoy the spa before before a spectacular dinner at our hotel's gourmet restaurant Table d'Armante.

Today's Ride:

Saint-Gervias-les-Bains to Col des Saisies to Flumet
Approximately 34 mi | 54 km and 3,806 ft | 1,160 m

Avid Option:

Saint-Gervias-les-Bains to Col des Saisies Loop
Approximately 50 mi | 80 km and 5,436 ft | 1,657 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 18: Moûtiers to Bourg-en-Bresse

Hotel:

L'Armancette

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

This morning, you’ll rise early, bidding adieu to the Alps and begin the day's five-hour transfer to Alsace, a beautiful and historical region of France that has architectural and cultural influences from the neighboring Germany. Here sets the stage for the penultimate race of this year’s Tour. Take some time to rest, relax, and watch the scenery change from the Alpine mountain landscapes to the forested slopes of the Vosges Mountain range. This afternoon, your ride begins at the beautiful Lac de Gérardmer but you can also opt to take a day off the bike and hike up a scenic trail that leads to the Observatoire de Merelle to see the incredible sweeping views of the lake and town below. Looking south, you will see the Col de Grosse Pierre featured in tomorrow’s stage and on today’s ride, which winds through wooded hillsides from one sleepy village to another. The ride ends at our hotel, Les Bas Rupts, a charming and luxurious Relais & Chateau hotel that has been run by the Philippe-Witdouck family for five generations. Here you’ll enjoy a warm welcome before a delicious gourmet dinner in the hotel’s fantastic restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Gérardmer to Les Bas Rupts
Approximately 22 mi | 35 km and 2,493 ft | 760 m

Avid Option:

Gérardmer to Col de la Schlucht to Les Bas Rupts
Approximately 27 mi | 44 km and 3,248 ft | 990 m

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 19: Moirans-en-Montagne to Poligny

Hotel:

Les Bas Rupts

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, you’ll take a short shuttle to Munster, made famous for its delicious cheese, where your guides will have your bikes ready and waiting. You'll intercept the race course of today’s mountain stage and ascend the final two climbs, the Petit Ballon and Col du Platzerwasel, to ride ahead of the peloton to the finish in the ski resort town of Le Markstein. It’s a race-day climb like nothing you’ve ever experienced with VIP passes and the final stretch of the race course accompanied by an official race escort car just like the pros! Feel the Tour glory as you crest the summit and rocket across the finish line in Le Markstein, before climbing the Official Tour podium with your fellow Trek Travelers for an unforgettable souvenir photo opportunity! Take a moment to bask in the glory of your achievement and enjoy lunch with splendid views of the surrounding Vosges mountains. Afterwards, we'll watch the arrival of the racers from a unique vantage point aboard an official VIP luxury open-top bus close to the finish line. This exclusive viewing location is head-and-shoulders above the crowd and fully equipped with an open bar and large-screen TVs, so you don’t miss any of the action! There is sure to be a fight to the finish as the climbers duel to wear the yellow jersey onto the streets of Paris. Once the race has finished, you’ll shuttle back to our hotel for dinner and get ready for the final stage in the city of lights tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

Munster to Le Markstein
Approximately 20 mi | 32 km and 4,678 ft | 1,426 m

Today's Race Access:

Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the finish of Stage 20 on Le Markstein Fellering

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 20: Belfort to Le Markstein Fellering

Hotel:

Les Bas Rupts

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

This morning, you'll rise early and board a TGV (France’s high-speed train) and head for Paris and the grand finale of this year’s Tour. You’ll arrive at our luxurious hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Paris, which is ideally situated just a five-minute walk from the Place de la Concorde and today’s exclusive live race viewing of finale stage. This afternoon your Trek Travel guides will escort you behind the security line to the prestigious Automobile Club de France. Feel the ripples of anticipation as the racers arrive on the streets of Paris and cheer with the crowds as the passion of the race fills the heart of the city. We'll savor a celebratory glass of champagne and a buffet of elegant hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy a privileged view from the grand balcony and rooftop terrace overlooking the race pageantry or head down to street level to witness the energy of the peloton as it sweeps past at over 30 miles per hour, catapulting another champion toward the podium. Once the race has finished and if race regulations allow, grab an autograph, and shake hands with the Trek-Segafredo team at an exclusive Q & A with team members, VIPs, and sponsors. The fanfare, excitement, and energy of the 110th edition of the Tour de France is all yours as you celebrate the glory of this epic race. C’est magnifique!

Today's Race Access:

Live Trek Travel Paris Viewing of Tour de France final stage at the prestigious Automobile Club de France

Today's Tour Stage:

Stage 21: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to Paris Champs-Élysées

Hotel:

Mandarin Oriental Paris

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social hour | Dinner

It's hard to imagine, but your tour of a lifetime has come to a close. Choose to sleep in today or enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel as you contemplate the lasting memories you’ve made. You’ll say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Mandarin Oriental but you can enjoy a 12:00 PM checkout time. Please make your own onward travel arrangements to the airport, train station, or other destination of your choice.

Hotel:

Mandarin Oriental Paris

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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L'Armancette

Saint-Nicolas de Véroce, France

Trek Travel hotels awarded the Leading Hotels of the WorldLuxury Accommodation | The 5-star Armancette hotel is nestled in the mountains above Saint-Gervais, in the village of Saint-Nicolas de Véroce and at the heart of the Alpine stage of this year’s Tour. This exclusive hotel offers distinctive, uniquely-decorated rooms, a fully-equipped spa with amazing views of the Dômes de Miage mountain peaks, and two charming restaurants offering farm to table French cuisine. You will be enveloped in luxury while surrounded by the excitement of the Tour.
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Hostellerie des Bas Rupts

Gérardmer, France

Trek Travel hotels awarded the Relaix & ChateauxLuxury Accommodation | The Hostellerie des Bas Rupts is a beautifully appointed, upscale chalet in the heart of the verdant Vosges Forest, just above Gérardmer and has been managed by the Philippe-Witdouck family for five generations. The hotel is a member of the renowned Relais & Chateau collection and prides itself on providing unprecedented service, gourmet cuisine, and a superb wine list. Ride, relax and enjoy the Alsatian countryside that sits a short distance from the finish of the Tour’s penultimate stage.
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Mandarin Oriental Paris

Paris, France

Luxury Accommodation | Immersed in the heart of Paris' design and fashion district, the Mandarin Oriental is an exceptionally stylish and elegant hotel just a few minutes’ walk from the Place de la Concorde and the final stage of this year's Tour. Offering elegant rooms, a contemporary spa, and legendary service, this hotel is sure to be a stay to remember. Be sure to enjoy the ambiance of the common areas by taking a drink in the central garden courtyard or in the design-forward Bar 8.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel Tour de France 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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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 Domane+ SLR 7

New in 2023! Take the tailwind with you and leave your limits behind on the all-new Domane+ SLR 7. With a groundbreaking ratio of ultra-lightweight design and electric assist, Domane+ SLR 7 has everything you love in a road bike, with the extra boost to take you farther than ever before. This performance e-road bike will help you on the climbs, hang with the fast group, and venture further on your cycling vacation. So go ahead – take the long way. With Domane+ SLR 7, there’s always room for more distance, more speed, and more fun! Upgrade to the Domane+ SLR 7 on this trip for $400 (3-6 day trips) or $600 (7+ day trips). Available in limited quantities. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Seven 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, five lunches, and six dinners
  • Three social hours with drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride 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 Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Premium 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
  • Exclusive Pro Team Access—get behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo
  • Official VIP Race Access passes to Relais Etape of Stage 16
  • Official VIP Race Access passes to Departure of Stage 17 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
  • Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the finish of Stage 20 on Le Markstein Fellering
  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides, and transportation during your trip
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches

GEAR

  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ SLR 7 (+$600, subject to availability)
  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • 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
  • Premium day bag to keep
  • 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 $400-$480 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal 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:
57 kilometers / 36 miles
TOTAL MILES:
213 kilometers / 343 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,450 meters / 4,756 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
8,698 kilometers / 28,537 feet
TERRAIN: MOUNTAINOUS
The terrain is challenging, with stunning views and quiet roads. You will be invigorated by the fresh mountain air and will take in wonderful vistas. See day by day itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
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. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Exclusive Pro Team Access—get behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo
  • Official VIP Race Access passes to Relais Etape of Stage 16
  • Official VIP Race Access passes to Departure of Stage 17 in Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
  • Official VIP Race Access Passes to ride over the finish line and to the VIP open-top bus at the finish of Stage 20 on Le Markstein Fellering
  • Spa services at the hotel
  • Hiking in the Alps and around Lac de Gérardmer in Alsace

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. 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 "Today’s Ride/Avid Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Paris (CDG) or Geneva (GVA)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Annecy Train Station, Annecy, France

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Paris (CDG)
DEPARTING TIME:
9:30 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Mandarin Hotel, Paris, France

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one to two days 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 Paris (CDG) or Geneva (GVA).

From Paris’ Gare de Lyon, trains depart daily for Annecy with a travel time of four to five hours. The train journey from Geneva to Annecy takes one and a half to two hours. However, train options and times are somewhat limited to and from Geneva and can sometimes present more logistical challenges. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the Geneva airport to Annecy for approximately 100 euros or a bus for 20 euros. Please consult www.SNCF.com or speak with our travel agent for current train schedules.

A 90-minute shuttle from Annecy into the Alps will bring you to your ride start. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.

If you will be late for the pick-up or will 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, L'Armancette (+33 (0)4 50 78 66 17), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. You may take a taxi from the train station to your first hotel for approximately 150 euros.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 9:30 AM at the Mandarin Hotel with a check out by 12:00 PM. Please make your own onward travel arrangements to the airport, train station, or other destination of your choice.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

The summer months can bring warm days, ranging from the mid 60s to low 80s F (18-27C), with evenings dropping to the mid 50s to mid 60s F (13-18C).When traveling in the mountainous regions of France, it is best to be prepared for variable conditions, as weather can change very quickly, and there is always the chance of snow and rain. We recommend always traveling with rain gear, as well as plenty of breathable layers to provide warmth should the temperature drop. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: Annecy, France

Gorgeous Annecy! Guided tours of historic Annecy allow you to discover the medieval aspects of the town and visit buildings dating back to the Renaissance and 12th century. Hiking trails are numerous, covering diverse terrain, offering spectacular views all around, and water activities are bountiful along the lake. Paragliding is world-renowned in Annecy, boasting some of the world’s best and providing a bird’s eye view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Be sure to lounge in the park by the lake, just across from the town center, or linger at a café or ice cream parlor surrounded by flowers. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

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After: Paris, France

The ‘City of Lights’ has something for everyone. Start with a stroll and spot famous landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe or the Sacré-Cœur, take time to visit the Louvre museum, or venture to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Discover the height of French gastronomy and admire the couture fashion or shop at the diverse boutiques throughout the city. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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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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