Texas Hill Country

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7 Day(s)
Moderate
326 Miles
avg 54 Miles
Guided

The enchanting Texas Hill Country is one of the finest places in the US for cycling

We doubt Lyndon Johnson had any idea he’d be creating such road cycling bliss when he paved every little back road in his county while serving as Senator of the State of Texas. Many of our extraordinary cycling routes follow lightly traveled single and two lane roads that wind through sprawling ranchland,s deep green valleys, along rivers, rolling hills, rushing creeks, large lakes, and rugged limestone cliffs. During the springtime, the wildflowers lining our routes are prolific and brilliant—including the famed Texas bluebonnets that blanket the rolling fields in purple hues.

We will visit Gruene, home of the oldest dancehall in TX.  Fredericksburg is one of the most popular destinations in the hill country. On weekends, there is usually something happening in Marketplatz, a plaza located in the center of the city. We will pass the LBJ Historical site and ranch. Hit the town of Luckenbach, best known for the song Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings coined about the town and it is a great place to hang your helmet and enjoy a cold beverage under one of the huge oak trees.

Most of our cycling routes in Texas are well off the beaten path but, this is one ride on every cyclist’s list when they visit the Hill Country. Our route begins in Fredericksburg and winds for miles along roads so lightly traveled you might feel as though you’re riding on a bike path. In years when winter rains have soaked the alkaline soil, the route is ablaze with the rich purple hues of Texas bluebonnets. In addition to bluebonnets, a variety of lupine, paintbrush, and other brightly colored wildflowers punctuate the landscape. Willow City Loop is a narrow and winding valley road that penetrates some of the densest concentrations of bluebonnets in the area. We will return to Fredricksburg for a second night and a third night.

As we begin our trek back to Austin, we will pass Highlands Lake and Lake Buchanan. The route from Burnet follows lightly traveled county and state roads to the suburbs of Austin. Many of the roads you will ride on upon reaching Austin will be on established bike routes through quiet residential neighborhoods. We will end our trip in the NW section of Austin, and shuttle to the airport.


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Tour Location

Country:
USA
Region:
South West (AZ NM TX OK)
From:
Austin TX
To:
Austin TX

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Duration:
7 Days
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
Hills
More Options:
Loop/Roundtrip|Electric Bike
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2795

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
326 Miles
Riding Days:
6
Month(s):
March
Departure:
20th Mar 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $450

Inclusions

6 nights lodging, transfers to and from the airport, all breakfasts, dinners and picnic lunches on riding days, cocktail social hours on the 1st evening of each tour, van support, maps, GPS mapping, mechanic, 2 or more experienced guides.

Options

Bike Rental: $175 Ebike rentals - $375

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