More adventure. Fewer arrangements.

Have you ever wanted to hit the open road without worrying about making a plan? Or maybe you want more pedaling and less people? For you, Trek Travel introduces self-guided trips. These unique itineraries combine the freedom of riding with just your chosen travel companions and the best parts of any Trek Travel itinerary—curated routes, world-class bikes, and the best accommodations along the way. Plus, one of our guides is always just a phone call away for a little extra support.

To enjoy a perfect day on a self-guided trip, all you need is your friends, family, and sense of adventure. Trek Travel will take care of planning all the details!

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Self-Guided Bike Tours by Trek Travel

What you can expect
on our Self-Guided bike tours

Is Self-Guided Right For You?

Freedom

On a self-guided vacation, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with the tour group or sticking to a schedule. With a comprehensive itinerary in your hands and carefully selected accommodations, you can enjoy traveling at your own pace.

Flexibility

Any date is fair game. Simply choose your destination, pick a date, and let Trek Travel do the rest. We guarantee choice and flexibility to deliver the vacation you want. And once you arrive, you can use our itineraries, routes, and recommended restaurants as the starting point for your own adventure and enjoy all the freedom and flexibility you’d like.

Friends & Family

Now you don’t have to choose between a group trip with strangers or an unproven, solo vacation. If you want to travel with just your own friends or family, then a self-guided bike tour is a great way to make that happen! Trek Travel will take the hassle of planning away; giving you all the freedom to enjoy each other’s company!

Fearlessness

It’s never been easier to ride without worry. Trek Travel’s self-guided tours provide an expertly designed itinerary, the best accommodations in the region, pre-arranged transportation on the first and last day of the trip, a luggage transfer service, and a personalized bike fitting.

Routes Worth Following

With years of experience and knowledge of a destination, Trek Travel self-guided cycling holidays offer the best routes along with the best-in-class GPS cycling computer, the Garmin Edge 1030. You’ll also get important highlights of the region, lists of recommended restaurants, and suggestions about cultural activities in the area.

On-Call Support

Your guide is just a call or text away should you encounter a mechanical issue or in the event of an emergency. We also provide an optional call at the end of each day to ask questions about the following day’s adventure.


All Self-Guided Bike Trips Include:

  • Accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Daily breakfast to fuel you for the day’s ride
  • Two meals
  • Minimum of one arranged non-riding activity
  • Use of Trek bike (Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+ *subject to change based on availability), Bontrager WaveCel helmet and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • A carrying case complete with a bike lock, flat kit, frame pump, all necessary accessories and chargers, spare parts and tools
  • All luggage transfers during the trip
  • Pre-loaded Garmin Edge 1030 GPS cycling computer
  • Front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights
  • Ride with GPS navigation app to access the route guide on your phone
  • Nutrition bars and electrolyte tablets
  • Up to three expertly designed daily routes
  • Personal bike fit by a certified guide (the guide is only present on the first day for bike fitting and will not be accompanying you on the rest of your trip.)
  • Optional daily phone or video call with the guide to prep you for the next day’s adventure
  • One water bottle to keep
  • Trek Travel cycling jersey
  • Transfers by private shuttle on the first and last day of the trip
  • Recommended restaurant options in each town
  • Up to $500 off the purchase of a Trek bike
  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, and hotels during your trip
  • Support on the ground in case of emergency

Is Self-Guided right for you?

Here is a list of indicators that will help you assess if a self-guided bike tour is the best option for you:

You love independence and private time

You are looking for an independent vacation, where you can ride at your own pace, take breaks at your leisure, and enjoy the freedom of choosing what you want to do, how you want to do it, and who you travel with, while knowing that every detail is taken care of.

The fun is in the unexpected

You like exploring the unexpected. A detour is a chance to see something new, knowing our Garmins can always get you back on track.

You’re the master of your schedule

You like the flexibility of lingering over breakfast before getting a late morning start on the bike, or maybe you always head out at dawn so you have lots of extra time to explore on your own. This is taking your day, you decide to the next level.

You want to feel like a local

You love that bikes bring you closer to the local community. You don’t mind a language barrier and enjoy getting to see different cultures, new rituals, or alternative perspectives firsthand.

You never met a flat you couldn’t change

When signing up for a self-guided bike tour, you should feel comfortable changing a flat. In the rare case of a mechanical issue, Trek Travel will have tools at the hotel and on the bike to make minor adjustments, and you can also call a Trek Travel guide for support just in case.

You’re comfortable with self-navigating

Trek Travel provides carefully designed routes, tips on sights, cultural highlights, scenic stops, and recommended restaurants, all on Ride With GPS on your phone, so you have everything you need at your fingertips anytime and everywhere.

No van support necessary

To you, vans are for emergencies only. You’d rather figure out your own schedule, and make decisions according to feel. With self-guided tours, you can stop whenever and wherever you want, whether it’s on our suggested itinerary or not.

You can recharge your gear

Garmins, e-bike batteries, and bike lights need to be topped off throughout the trip. Trek Travel will provide you with everything you need to store your bike at the hotel and charge all electronic devices so that you can enjoy another memorable ride the next day.

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