Have you ever wanted to experience a region by bike with local, insider information on what roads and routes to ride? With Self-Guided trips, we plan out the intricate details of travel and leave you with the fun and freedom of exploring a new place. From a pre-loaded GPS unit with curated routes on a world-class Trek bike, to hand-picked hotels, dining options, and activities, it all adds up to an unforgettable private vacation. We’ll focus on planning your trip, so you can focus on the most important part, enjoying it!
To enjoy a perfect day on a self-guided trip, all you need is your sense of adventure. Trek Travel will take care of planning all the details!
What you can expect
on our self-guided bike tours
What’s better than planning a vacation? Having someone else do it for you! We’ve done all the work, you just have to show up. Our carefully curated itineraries allow you to relax and follow your GPS as it takes you past must-sees as well as the off-the-beaten-track destinations. Don’t worry about keeping up with a group or sticking to a schedule – stop for coffee, take a detour, enjoy traveling at your own pace.
Travel alone, as a couple, or with friends. You choose your companion(s) on self-guided trips. All you need to do is enjoy yourself and each other’s company.
Vacations are all about relaxing, we’ve carefully chosen the perfect accommodations located in great destination so you can spend less time packing and unpacking and focus only on the adventures ahead. Trek Travel’s Ride With GPS app provides recommended restaurants and cultural activities right at your fingertips. All you need to do is decide what kind of fun you’re in the mood for.
Here is a list of indicators that will help you assess if a self-guided bike tour is the best option for you:
When signing up for a self-guided bike tour, you (or someone you are riding with) must feel comfortable changing a flat. In the unlikely event of a bicycle breakdown – meaning your bike is unrideable, you will have support phone numbers for appropriate emergency contacts.
Trek Travel provides carefully designed routes, tips on local sights, cultural highlights, scenic stops, and recommended restaurants, all on a pre-loaded Garmin GPS computer and in the Ride With GPS Experience app on your phone. You have everything you need at your fingertips anytime and anywhere.
You don’t need van support. You believe it is your responsibility to get back to the hotel rain or shine. If you feel too tired to keep riding, you’ve got that inner voice that pushes you to dig deep and pedal hard to make it back to that cold beer or delicious meal waiting for you once you arrive at your hotel.
Garmins, bike lights, and e-bike batteries need to be topped off throughout the trip. Trek Travel will provide you with everything you need to store your bike and charge all your electronic devices at the hotel, so that you can enjoy another memorable ride the next day.
You are looking for an independent vacation, knowing that every detail of trip planning is taken care of. You can ride at your own pace, take breaks at your leisure, and enjoy the freedom of doing what you want, when you want to do it with your chosen travel companions.
You like exploring the unexpected. A detour is a chance to see something new, knowing our pre-loaded Garmin GPS can always get you back on track.
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 love that bikes bring you closer to the local community. You are comfortable navigating a language barrier and enjoy getting to see different cultures, new customs, or alternative perspectives first-hand.