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 Trek bikes, and the best accommodations along the way. Simply choose your own travel dates, and we’ll take care of the rest!
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!
What you can expect
on our self-guided bike tours
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 included in our easy-to-use Ride with GPS app and carefully selected accommodations, you can enjoy traveling at your own pace.
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.
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!
It’s never been easier to ride without worry. Included in your trip price, Trek Travel’s self-guided tours provide an expertly designed itinerary, stays at one to two of the best hotels in the region, a luggage transfer service, and a bike fitting by one of our highly trained hosts to ensure your top-of-the-line Trek bike is tailored to you.
Vacations should be about relaxing. To give you more time to unwind and less time spent packing and unpacking, we’ve carefully chosen just one or two of the best accommodations in the region. With fewer hotel transfers, you get to settle into your room, get to know the area, and focus only on the fun.
With years of experience and knowledge of a destination, Trek Travel self-guided cycling holidays offer the best routes along with the best downloadable cycling navigation app, Ride With GPS. Through the app, you’ll have important highlights of the region, lists of recommended restaurants, and suggestions about cultural activities right at your fingertips. Local emergency numbers will be provided to you as well. Plus, your Trek Travel host will review with you on the first day what to do in the event of an emergency.
Here is a list of indicators that will help you assess if a self-guided bike tour is the best option for you:
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 Ride With GPS app 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.
When signing up for a self-guided bike tour, you (or someone you are riding with) must 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 in the unlikely event of a bicycle breakdown (meaning your bike is unrideable), your Trek Travel host will provide you with information about what to do.
Trek Travel provides carefully designed routes, tips on local sights, cultural highlights, scenic stops, and recommended restaurants, all in Ride With GPS on your phone. You have everything you need at your fingertips anytime and anywhere. You are also welcome to bring your own Garmin and upload the tracks to your device if you prefer navigating with it.
To you, vans are not needed. 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.
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.