Trek Travel Ride Camp cycling vacations are among the most unique cycling vacations we offer. They’re specially designed for the confident, independent cyclist looking to achieve riding goals, build fitness or log big miles in a beautiful place. Please note, while further considering Ride Camps that these trips are not luxury departures. Here, we focus on nothing but rides, rest and relaxation in world-class destinations during the best riding season on the calendar with 4-, 5- and 7-day trips. You’ll climb the giants of Sa Calobra, Caesars Head or Mount Figueroa on a race-ready Trek Domane with Di2 electronic shifting, and leave with legs that are ready for anything. Every cyclist wishes they could ride more. Experience a Ride Camp tour and you’ll finally make that wish come true.
How is a Ride Camp trip different than a regular Trek Travel vacation?
Ride Camp bike tours are a mix of guided and self-guided trips, focused on building your base miles for your cycling season or building for a big event. As a result, these trips focus on the physical dimension and not the site seeing incorporated into our other vacations. We also assume that guests are more self-sufficient than our ‘all-inclusive’ style trips.
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.
What you can expect
on a Ride Camp cycling vacation
Trip accommodations are handpicked in the region’s best location, convenient to our postcard-worthy rides and equipped to handle the specific needs of cyclists.
A hearty, fueling breakfast will be provided every day to prepare you for the saddle time ahead. Nutritious roadside lunches will be available mid-ride to keep your legs charged, and select casual group dinners will help you unwind.
Ride Camp bike tours are designed for those wanting to focus on riding. Looking for activities or upscale dining options? View our luxury bike tours»
Our guides have put together routes for each trip to highlight the best climbs, views and routes in the area. Each morning you’ll begin your ride between 8-9:00 AM and return sometime between 2-5:00 PM, depending on the length of the ride. A support vehicle will be on each day’s featured ride at pre-determined stops, but you’ll want to be sure you carry appropriate layers and food for your ride. Once you return to the hotel, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Trek Travel staff will ensure that your bike is in excellent condition for the next day’s ride, and all you have left to do is focus on recovery.
Guide and vehicle support varies depending on the size of the group. So whether you’re two or thirty riders you’ll never be far from a flat assist or a boost up that final climb. We provide 1 guide per 1 – 3 guests, 2 guides per 4-24 guests, 3 guides per 25-34 guests and 4 guides if the group has 35 or more guests.
The use of a Trek Domane SL 7 with Di2 electronic shifting is included in the price of the trip. For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to swap out your wheels for Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience. Learn more about our bikes and gear»
You are more than welcome to bring your own bike, but please keep in mind Trek Travel cannot assume responsibility for the safety of or damage to your bike that may exceed what and how we maintain the safety and well-being of our own fleet of bikes. You are responsible for providing the maintenance to your bike and any spare parts that may be used during the trip. You are also responsible for assembling your bike upon arrival and disassembling it upon departure, as well as any and all logistics of transporting your bicycle to the Ride Camp trip location.
Typically we are not able to accommodate this request because the bikes are in use either before or after your trip. We recommend contacting a local Trek retailer for rental bikes for additional days. Trek Store Locator»
On every Trek Travel vacation, we offer top-of-the-line gear and support. Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS Computer and complimentary Trek Travel water bottles. We offer all the support you’d ever want on a tough bike ride and more. We’ll fuel you up for long rides, offer a great hotel to rest your tired body, and make sure you have the best cycling focused vacation possible at the destination.
You don’t need to be a professional athlete to enjoy a Trek Travel Ride Camp vacation, however due to the level of riding we do encourage each guest to come with a good level of physical fitness. Trek Travel’s Ride Camp bike tours are most appropriate for Rider Types 3 & 4. Please consult our Rider Types to find out what type of weekly rides you should be able to complete in order to enjoy this vacation. Guests are welcome to ride as much or as little as they like and must be prepared to support themselves if they are not able to do the entire featured ride, or choose to do a different unsupported ride.
Every ride varies based on the route and terrain of that destination. The ride for each day is detailed in the trip itinerary on every Ride Camp trip page, but note that nearly all supported rides are over 50 miles and offer several climbs or marked elevation changes.
Energy bars, water bottles and pack lunch of a sandwich and fruit will be provided each full day of the trip. If you would like more energy products we recommend you bring extra for the trip. Please refer to “What’s Included” on the specific trip page for more information on what meals are included for each trip.
We recommend booking your pre or post night stay directly with the hotel. You may choose to stay at the same hotel as the trip or a different hotel of your choice. Please mention that you are with the Trek Travel group and request to stay in the same hotel room during our Ride Camp trip if you would like to avoid changing rooms. The hotel may also extend a Trek Travel rate upon request, depending on availability.