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Texas Hill Country Bike Tour

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Our Texas Hill Country bike tour offers a good ol’ time deep in the heart of Texas. Enjoy exceptional cycling on a web of country lanes through rolling terrain where you see more Texas Longhorns than vehicles. Before your trip, you’ll arrive in San Antonio, where a vibrant music scene and cycling culture reigns. On the road, treat yourself to an authentic Texas BBQ at the Salt Lick  and enjoy live music and two-step dancing at the state’s oldest dance hall all outside in the warm air. Our Texas Hill Country bike tour will show you another side to the state you probably never thought existed; lush fields bursting with vibrant bluebonnets, evocative cypress forests and old world small town wineries. This journey around one of the Lone Star State’s most beautiful regions both surprises and delights.

Road bike
6 days
563 km / 350 mi
$ 2,995.-
  • Start in San Antonio, where a vibrant music scene and cycling culture reigns.
  • Treat yourself to an authentic Texas BBQ at the Salt Lick.
  • Luckenbach, a modern ghost town with strong western roots, a rich music history and a population of 3.
  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
  • The deposit for this tour is $950.-pp.

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
Total distance
563 km / 350 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Rental
Dates
16 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2022
23 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022
30 Oct 2022 - 04 Nov 2022
06 Nov 2022 - 11 Nov 2022
12 Mar 2023 - 17 Mar 2023
19 Mar 2023 - 24 Mar 2023
26 Mar 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
02 Apr 2023 - 07 May 2023
Start
San Antonio
Finish
San Antonio
Airport at start
San Antonio Int. Airport
Airport at finish
San Antonio Int. Airport

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 2,995.-
road bike
The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.
The Scott Addict 10 Disc features: Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2×11 Drivetrain, 34×32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)
$ 250.-
Optional
Road E- bike
Scott Spark 930, a truly fantastic way to go up or down a mountain.
The Spark 930 features: Spark Carbon HMF-Alloy Frame, FOX 34 Float Performance 130mm Fork, FOX Nude EVOL/120mm/TwinLoc rear shock, Shimano XT-SLX 12 Speed Drivetrain, Shimano Deore Disc Brakes, Syncros X-25 TR Rims, Maxxis Rekon Folding Tires, plus Syncros Dropper Post. Approx. Weight: 28.88 lbs / 13.10 kg (without pedals)
$ 250.-
Optional
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 490.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 0: Arrival in San Antonio

You’re in Texas, so you need to start BIG! Could there possibly be a better way to start off a week long bike tour of Texas Hill Country than by spending an evening in downtown San Antonio? The San Antonio River Walk offers entertainment to suit all tastes – from music, to boat tours, to restaurants, to shopping – the River Walk has it all and more! Have fun, but don’t stay out too late because our cycling adventure begins early the following morning from the meeting hotel.

Day 1: Old Blanco County Courthouse to Boerne


Standard: 40 Miles with up to 1910 feet of climbing.Or 49 miles with up to 2365 ft of climbing.
After travel and a possible busy night one may still be feeling the “buzz” from San Antonio. So today’s bike ride will have a casual start.
This first day’s route follows a lonely road from Blanco, Texas to Boerne. The 600-foot climb of Crabapple Hill serves as the major ascent on day 1.
Tonight’s stay in Boerne will be at the Ye Kendall Inn, one of the few remaining 19th century limestone resort hotels in Texas. It’s also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After settling in, you’ll enjoy a relaxing dinner while unwinding from the day’s ride. After dinner, stroll down the streets of this quaint Texas town.

Day 2:Boerne to Fredericksburg via Luckenbach


69 miles with 3145 feet of climbing
Day 2 takes cyclists across the heart of Texas Hill Country with a stop in Luckenbach, Texas, a modern ghost town with strong western roots, a rich music history and a population of 3, and then ending at the Four Point Wine to relax and sample the local wines.
The route offers a few short climbs at the start, then a longer one to Bat Cave State Park for lunch. After the visit to the winery, we shuttle a short distance to Fredericksburg,to check into the Hoffman Haus, our accommodations for the next two evenings. Sit back after a day of cycling in their serene and secluded enclave. Stroll a block to downtown for a hearty Texas sized dinner, live music and post ride camaraderie. This town with it’s deep German heritage is sure to offer something to everyone.

Day 3: Layover,Willow City Loop and Enchanted Rock

49 miles with 2,270 feet of climbing
Day 3 is a layover in Fredericksburg. In the morning, you’ll set off on this region’s signature ride, the Willow City Loop. This scenic route stops at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, an enormous dome of pink granite covering a full square mile and rising 425 feet above the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a lunch at the park. You’ll also have time to hike the 1-mile trail to the top.
On this day off from the road, explore this old West area. Visit one of the neighboring towns’ famous German biergartens and enjoy a Shiner Bock Lager.  Visit The National Museum of the Pacific War, or explore the many stores that downtown has to offer.  You’ll be on own to enjoy Fredericksburg’s many dining establishments this evening

Day 4: Fredericksburg to Blanco via LBJ Ranch

62 miles with 2320 feet of climbing. Optional: 50-mile route
On Wednesday we’ll take a meandering southeasterly route to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, homestead of the 36th U.S. President. A 4-mile paved interpretive bike tour of the working ranch serves as the park’s highlight. Next, visit the Johnsons’ private residence on a fascinating 45-minute tour.
During his presidency, Johnson and his wife Ladybird paved nearly every ranching road in the county. As a result, cycling in Hill Country has taken off.
Spend lunch under one of Hill Country’s iconic riverside Live Oak trees. Day 4 ends with pedaling into the town of Blanco and the Blanco Settlement.
In Blanco outside our cabins, we’ll enjoy a good-ol’ Texas barbecue alongside the Blanco river with live band who has played for us for years! Bring your dancing boots, your smile and your appetite.

Day 5: Blanco to The Salt Lick BBQ

47 miles with 2,050 feet of climbing.
Day 5 departs from Blanco and meanders along remote Texas Hill Country roads past farms, ranches and pastures and through the near ghost town of Driftwood. This is another great day of riding. But make sure to attack those rolling hills along the way to build up your appetite because we have a world class feast in store at the Texas Salt Lick barbecue, a Hill Country legend! On this day we’ll arrive at the Salt Lick for an early dinner. So today you can eat as much as you want and not have to worry about getting back on the bike.
After our late afternoon dinner we shuttle to the small town of Gruene, Texas.
Gruene is home to one of the finest, if not the finest, live music venues in the world, Gruene Hall, the oldest continually run dance hall in Texas. Yes, the place looks as if it is about to fall down on your head, yet it’s nothing short of amazing. So after a day of “dancing on the pedals”, save a little for some dancing at this legendary place.
Before heading out to enjoy the music at the Gruene Hall guests check into their charming rooms for a rest and shower before meeting up at the trailer for an evening happy hour with pecan pie and more tasty nibbles prepared by the guides. Yes, there is plenty of great food on this day!

Day 6: River Road Out & Back

33 miles with 1,665 feet of climbing
On the final morning of the Texas Hill Country bike tour, we roll one more time into the heart of Hill Country for the final ride of the tour. We travel all morning along ranch roads to a secluded spot in a cypress forest along the Guadalupe River for lunch. Post ride we shuttle back to San Antonio. If one has the time, it is highly recommended that guests stay Friday night (post tour) in San Antonio to experience the town’s beautiful River Walk. Guests electing to stay in downtown San Antonio arrange for their own shuttle (approx. $20) to the airport upon their departure from San Antonio.

For elevation profile see PDF file below.

*Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Lodging

Night 1:Ye Kendall Inn, Boerne
Night 2 & 3: Hoffman Haus, Fredericksburg
Night 4: Blanco Settlement Blanco
Night 5: The Gruene Mansion Inn, Gruene

Included:

5 Nights of exceptional lodging.
6 Days of meals including: all breakfasts, 5 dinners.
Daily gourmet lunch en route, a Texas BBQ lunch at the world famous Salt Lick.
Entrance fees included.
Shuttle and mechanical support.
Luggage transport

Not included:

Night before and after the tour not included.
Bike rental, Be sure to bring your own helmet. We have a very limited supply and will only pack them if special arrangements are made ahead of time.
Flights to and from the trip.
Alcoholic beverages
Gratuity guides.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.
The Scott Addict 10 Disc features: Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2×11 Drivetrain, 34×32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)
And finally we have a selection of straight bar road bikes in our rental fleet. $250.- per week
Be sure to bring your own helmet. We have a very limited supply and will only pack them if special arrangements are made ahead of time.
The
E-bikes
Scott Spark 930, a truly fantastic way to go up or down a mountain.
The Spark 930 features: Spark Carbon HMF-Alloy Frame, FOX 34 Float Performance 130mm Fork, FOX Nude EVOL/120mm/TwinLoc rear shock, Shimano XT-SLX 12 Speed Drivetrain, Shimano Deore Disc Brakes, Syncros X-25 TR Rims, Maxxis Rekon Folding Tires, plus Syncros Dropper Post. Approx. Weight: 28.88 lbs / 13.10 kg (without pedals) $250.- per week

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Texas Hill Country elevation profile
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