TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
CYCLING, BBQ AND WINE!
Experience some of the best cycling in America this fall with a getaway to the Texas Hill Country! We did our first trip here back in 2002 and immediately fell in love with the Texan hospitality and the unbelievable network of quiet roads that wind through the picturesque Hill Country where one can ride for hours without seeing a car! In addition, with 50 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, there’s someplace new to explore around every bend. Each winery has it’s own personality and style of wine making yet all share a commitment to quality, hospitality and a fervent passion for what they do.
Our program is based in charming Fredericksburg where you will only have to unpack one time at our three-star deluxe suite hotel as you enjoy a fun-filled week of cycling, wine tasting, BBQ, German beers, and polka dancing! In addition to featuring some of our all-time favorite routes to such iconic Hill Country destinations as Luckenbach and Willow City, you will explore some of the Hill Country’s most scenic back roads that wind through this cycling paradise. So make your plans today for an unforgettable week of riding, wine tasting, and adventure in the wide-open spaces of the spectacular Texas Hill Country!
Dates: October 20-25; October 27 - November 1; November 10-15; November 17-22; December 8-13
Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Price: $2,499.00 pp in double occupancy
Single Supplement: $499.00
Meeting Point: Fredericksburg, Texas (Guests can fly into either Austin or San Antonio and arrive in Fredericksburg by shuttle)
Drop-Off Point: Fredericksburg, Texas (Guests can take shuttles to either Austin or San Antonio)
Rental Bike: Information coming soon.
Day One - Welcome to the Texas Hill Country and Fredericksburg!
Following your arrival into Fredericksburg, check-in for the next five nights at our deluxe three-star hotel before going on your first ride in the nearby Hill Country to Cain City . After a shower and dip in the pool, we’ll enjoy our Texas-sized “Welcome Dinner” at our favorite restaurant in town along with some local vintages from the nearby vineyards!
Day Two - Iconic Luckenbach! / Hill Country Wine Tastings!
No trip to the Texas Hill Country would be complete without a visit to legendary Luckenbach! This morning, we’ll ride to this iconic destination through the surrounding hills, ranches and vineyards. Upon arrival, soak up the country music atmosphere as we enjoy lunch on-site. This afternoon, we’ll explore the heart of the Hill Country’s Wine Country with visits to many of the leading vineyards such as 4.0 Vineyards and Becker Vineyards where we’ll enjoy two wine tastings! This evening, enjoy exploring the variety of restaurants in town for dinner on your own.
Day Three - Kerrville and Morris Ranch / 1851 Vineyards.
Some of the best cycling roads in the Hill Country are found in the ranch lands and hills between Fredericksburg and Kerrville. Following breakfast, have fun exploring these scenic roads where you will see very little traffic as you ride past German ghost towns, cattle ranches, vineyards, and through ancient oak forests. This afternoon, visit the 1851 Vineyards for a tour and wine tasting before continuing back to Fredericksburg on either the bike or in the sag van. This evening, we’ll enjoy a Texas-sized BBQ for our group dinner!
Day Four - The Odyssey to Comfort.
Today’s ride is the longest of the week as we explore the little-traveled roads of the Hill Country as we make our way to the historical village of Comfort! This beautiful town features over 100 buildings built before 1910 as well as three wineries. We’ll eat lunch here as a group before returning to Fredericksburg on quiet ranch roads where you can cool off with a dip in the pool before dinner on your own this evening.
Day Five - Willow City Loop! / Farewell Dinner.
Our route for today is one of our all-time favorites because you will feel like you are in the setting for a John Wayne movie! The landscape today is like riding back into the Old West and is one of the most treasured roads in the Hill Country! Following your spin, go wine tasting at the local wineries in downtown Fredericksburg before our “Farewell Dinner” this evening!
Day Six - Cherry Loop / Transfers to either San Antonio or Austin.
Enjoy a final spin this morning through the Hill Country’s Cherry Loop or simply relax in town and savor breakfast and coffee before departing for either Austin or San Antonio at 12 noon with plenty of bottles of Hill Country wine to remember your wonderful adventure here!
Five nights of accommodations in Velo Echappe’ selected properties.
Three group dinners.
Two wine tastings.
All transfers following arrival into Fredericksburg for start of trip on Day One.
Daily cycling routes with options, guides, and van support.
Professional mechanical assistance.
Pre-Tour Info Packet to assist with your trip preparations.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Transportation to the meeting point in Fredericksburg. We will provide you with all of the details of how to arrive there from either Austin or San Antonio following receipt of your reservation.
Lodging before or after the trip.
Alcohol. There are some meals where alcohol is included. For all other instances, you are responsible for your alcohol.
Personal souvenirs, wine purchases, and incidentals.
Optional activities not covered in the original trip schedule that you wish to do on your own.
Gratuities for Velo Echappe’ Staff.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
Fredericksburg, Texas (Five Nights)
Top-Ranked Hotel located directly in Fredericksburg.
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding this trip via the form below. If you would like to reserve space, then please go to our Reservation Page. Thanks!