Trek Travel 2015

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THEY DEFINE WHO WE ARE
They aren’t just experts in riding; they’re trained in delivering uncompromising service in
ways you won’t believe. Our guests consistently rate our guides an average of 4.8 stars out of 5
and we have one of the most rigorous hiring processes in the industry (Even Inc. Magazine wrote
about it). We know that it’s the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That’s why our
guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask. It’s their job to provide you
with moments of “wow”.

RIDE. RELAX.

REMEMBER.

DRIVEN TO DO BETTER

Welcome to our 2015 trip planner.

I’m excited every time we announce

unique, new destinations like

Ride Across Italy, or watch a

relative newcomer experience the

Tour de France in July, or get an

email from another satisfied guest.

It makes what we are trying to

do here at Trek Travel that much

more satisfying.

Trek Travel began from a need

to craft the best possible travel

experiences in the world. We

believe there is no better way to

experience the world than from the

seat of a bike. We saw what was

out there and knew we could

do it better.

Our strong ties to Trek

Bicycles, our incredibly talented

and professional guides, and

our unrivaled support while on a

vacation have all taken us from

humble beginnings to where we are

at today. Driven to do more than

just satisfy your expectations,

we’re here to craft an experience

of a lifetime.

Thanks. Hope to see you

on the road in 2015.


Feeling Lucky

Ireland is the

place for you.

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WHAT’S NEW

IN THIS VOLUME

FAMILY FRIENDLY

We have a new way to plan

your next family vacation.

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RIDE ACROSS ITALY

The newest coast to

coast adventure.

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Trek Travel Difference

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Travel Styles

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Latin American Trips

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North American Trips

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WINE TASTING,

WINE SCHOOL

in Bordeaux’s St. Emilion.

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EXPLORE

ITALY’S COAST

Cinque Terre invites you to

the “five lands” of Italy.

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BALI BEACHES

Explore this new

tropical oasis.

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BEND

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Experience flowy,

purpose-built singletrack.

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Private and Custom

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Family Travel

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Destinations Map

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European Trips

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Cross Country

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Asia Pacific Trips

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Race Trips

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Ride Camps

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From the Road

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In Focus

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ON THE COVER: The wild coast of Costa Brava, Spain. Photo by Todd Herbst. VISIT PAGE 25 TO EXPLORE MORE.


WHY TREK TRAVEL

THE TREK TRAVEL

DIFFERENCE

At Trek Travel, we are here to craft an extraordinary experience.

Here are 10 ways we do things a little different.


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UNRIVALED

SUPPORT

3

THE

BEST BIKES

6

EXPERT

DESIGN

Every rider gets the personal

attention they deserve while

our vans and guides give

them the support

they want.

Trek is in our name. Bikes

are in our blood. Part of

what makes a bike vacation

great is the bike you’re

riding. There’s no tour

operator that gets it more

than us.

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EXCEPTIONAL

GUIDES

They’re trained in

delivering uncompromising

service in ways you

won’t believe.

At Trek Travel, our expert

trip designers have crafted

the most perfect experience

from start-to-finish. Don’t

settle for less.

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CUSTOMER

SERVICE MATTERS

9

WOW

MOMENTS

Every year, we challenge

our guides to compete

for the best WOW

moments they create.

2

FLEXIBILITY

DESIGNED FOR YOU

It’s your day. You decide.

Our smaller group size

allows the flexibility for

you to decide how your

day unfolds.

5

GUARANTEED

TO RUN

We’re travelers too, and we

realize that your vacation

schedule isn’t flexible. Plus

a cancelled vacation is the

worst kind.

Dreams begin at the first

phone call. Every moment

you’re with us is another

chance to exceed your

expectations, and that starts

the minute you call with

questions.

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MORE IS

INCLUDED

Sometimes, the best extras

are the smallest. Extra

cycling gear. A post-trip

photo book. We look for

ways to include more into

every trip, so you can get

more out of it.

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BUILT FOR

EVERY RIDER

Our guests all share one

thing in common: they

believe that seeing the

world by bike is better.

ARE YOU READY

ARE YOU READY FOR THE TRIPS YOU’VE ALWAYS DREAMT OF Are you ready to savor every moment

on vacation And are you ready to see the world in a whole new way It’s time to choose your

destination. It’s time to live well.

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EXCEPTIONAL

GUIDES

THEY DEFINE WHO WE ARE

They aren’t just experts in riding; they’re trained in delivering uncompromising service in

ways you won’t believe. Our guests consistently rate our guides an average of 4.8 stars out of 5

and we have one of the most rigorous hiring processes in the industry (Even Inc. Magazine wrote

about it). We know that it’s the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That’s why our

guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask. It’s their job to provide you

with moments of “wow”.

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“Man, if all your

guides are this good,

your HR people should be

in charge of hiring for the

rest of the world!”

— Beth, Crater Lake &

Oregon Cascades


THE BEST BIKES

TREK IS IN OUR

NAME. BIKES ARE

IN OUR BLOOD.

Part of what makes a bike vacation great is the bike you’re

riding. There’s no tour operator that gets it more than us. It’s

why we provide, at no added cost, the kind of bikes that ride so

exceptionally, guests want to buy them when the trip is done.

Our award-winning carbon fiber Trek Domane with Di2 electronic

shifting makes every hill a little easier, every shift a little smoother

and every ride that much more enjoyable. Our flat-bar hybrid,

mountain and electric-assist bicycles are built for the purpose

of making your ride perfect. And we always include Garmin

computers with turn-by-turn directions to keep you on track.

We’re here to provide you with the best experience you could

imagine. And that includes the bike.

You’ve been

upgraded

to

first class.

OPTIONS & UPGRADES

OPTION: HYBRID BIKES

Choose an upright bike for a better view and a comfortable ride.

UPGRADE: CARBON WHEELS

Roll in style and speed with Bontrager’s race-ready Aeolus D3 wheelset,

ridden by the pros who know.

UPGRADE: ELECTRIC-ASSIST BIKES

Elect for electric, and climb mountains with ease. Your race friends will be jealous.

UPGRADE: RACE BIKES

Upgrade to the Trek Madone 6.5 for a more aerodynamic ride that’s

sure to fly even faster.

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DOMANE

LIGHT

Less weight means less effort. Trek engineered

every gram out of this bike, because when it

comes to riding up hills, light makes right.

COMFORTABLE

Not all roads were created equal.

But on this bike, all roads feel a

lot smoother.

ADVANCED

Electronic shifting is the latest

and greatest. No more dropped

chains, missed shifts or hesitations.


FLEXIBILITY

DESIGNED FOR YOU

HERE, YOU CAN

ALWAYS GET

WHAT YOU WANT

It’s your day. You decide. We offer three daily ride options,

each with shuttle flexibility, and you can always skip a day’s

ride to hang out poolside. Our smaller group size allows for

you to decide how your day unfolds.

EXPERT

DESIGN

TO US, EVERY

MOMENT

MATTERS

“The mix of eating as a group and alone was great. The

hotels were in the greatest spots, the riding options were

amazing...the side events like market visits and the cooking

school were perfect. It was the perfect balance of chill,

but organized. Thanks!”

—Juliana, Provence

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GUARANTEED

TO RUN

AS LONG AS

YOU’RE GOING,

WE’RE GOING.

We’re travelers too, and we realize that your vacation schedule

isn’t flexible. You want to travel when you want and feel

confident to set your out-of-office alert and pack your bags.

Some other operators need a minimum of six or more to

confirm the departure, which means they could cancel your

trip. And a cancelled vacation is the worst kind.

WOW

MOMENTS

WOW IS

IN OUR DNA

“This was our first Trek Travel trip. We knew we would

enjoy it since we love to ride bikes. We never expected

to walk away feeling that we just experienced the best

vacation we have ever had. We are hooked!”

—Elyana, Croatia and Dalmatian Coast


UNRIVALED

SUPPORT

NO SUCH THING

AS TOO MUCH

HELP

The more isn’t always the merrier. At Trek Travel, we average

14 guests per trip. That means every rider gets the personal

attention they deserve while our vans and guides can give them

the support they want. You’ll never be far from a van ride home

or a boost over a hill, and your water bottles will never be less

than full.

“The level of

support throughout

the whole trip was

truly excellent.”

–Marta, Bryce & Zion

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RIDER TYPES

ALL PACES

WELCOME

Riding at your comfort level starts with finding your comfort level. Whether you ride for the breeze, the fitness, the transportation or the

suffering of it all, Trek Travel has a trip that fits your lifestyle. Some destinations are built for light riding, with shorter rides over easier

terrain. And some trips are built for the mountain goats, with high, jagged peaks and epic views. Which is right for you Start by identifying

your rider type. Then, check your favorite bike trips to make sure they suit your needs.

LEISURE

RECREATIONAL

I CAN RIDE... On slight inclines, but like it to be mostly flat. I also don’t

1 2

mind hopping in the support van when I’ve ridden enough.

I CAN RIDE... Rolling terrain with some bigger hills that are challenging.

I feel great after reaching the top. Descending is not my favorite.

ACTIVE

AVID

I CAN RIDE... All terrain, with hills and moderate mountain passes that

3 I can brag about. I also like getting some speed on moderate descents. 4

I CAN RIDE... All terrain, with hills and big mountain passes.

Steep, technical descents are fun.

DETERMINE YOUR RIDER TYPE AT TREKTRAVEL.COM

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TRAVEL STYLE

A TRIP FOR

EVERY TRAVELER

STYLES

HOTEL OPTIONS

CLASSIC

FAMILY &

PRIVATE

LUXURY

EXPLORER

With private villas and

Michelin-starred restaurants,

you’ll be more than provided

for. You’ll be pampered.

Casual boutique hotels

provide real relaxation and

creature comforts in a

laid-back environment.

CHÂTEAU DE MAZAN

The experiences, rides, tastes

and memories that we’re known

for, in a variety of price points

and styles.

From riding to adventuring, we’ll

help your family or group make

special memories.

RACE

RIDE CAMP

Trek Travel shows you your favorite

races like never before, including

special access to the Trek Factory

Racing pro team.

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These trips are built for the

independent rider looking

for serious saddle time.

OUR HOTEL OF THE YEAR. YOUR HOTEL OF A LIFETIME.

Château de Mazan is no ordinary hotel. Located at the

base of Mont Ventoux in Provence and originally built in

1720, it became the property of the notorious Marquis de

Sade. Fast-forward to 2001 and the new owner, Madame

Lhermie, transformed the Château into one of the finest in

the region, with a Michelin-star chef and excellent special

touches. We’ve stayed in many places around the world,

and this is one of our favorites.


PRIVATE & CUSTOM

TAILORED FOR YOU.

HAVE SOMETHING

SPECIAL IN MIND

Looking for a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime experience

Or maybe you are planning your next family vacation and

need a little help Look no further. The trip designers at

Trek Travel can bring any of your itinerary ideas to life in

a variety of ways. Learn more on our website, then give

us a call today.

FLEXIBLE TRIP OPTIONS

1

2

PRIVATE TRIPS

You can book any scheduled Trek Travel trip entirely

for your friends, family or fellow travelers. It’s a great

chance to go where you love with the people you

love most.

CUSTOM AND READY-TO-BOOK TRIPS

Have ideas about something special Tell us all

about 
it. Our expert trip designers will make it a

reality. We also have a portfolio of trips that are

designed and ready to go, and if you’ve seen

(or experienced) one before but can’t find it,

just tell us.


FAMILY TRAVEL

MORE FAMILY TIME.

MORE FUN TIME.

LESS PLANNING TIME.

Getting a family to spend some time together can feel like a parttime

job. Especially when some tour operators offer a limited

number of dates for families. Our Family Trips make it easy, with

three flexible options for family travel. And it doesn’t matter if you’re

family, a family of friends, or something in between. Simply call us

up, pick your date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

CHOOSE FROM THREE

FAMILY VACATION OPTIONS:

1

2

3

FAMILY TRIPS

Choose one of our family-friendly vacations like Zion Long

Weekend, Costa Rica, the San Juan Islands or Vermont, on one

of our preplanned dates, with plenty of kid-friendly activities.

We’re adding more destinations all the time. (Kids 8 and up)

FAMILY PRIVATE TRIPS

For families with older kids (16 and up), choose any scheduled

trip and make it private. For families with younger kids (8 and

up), take any of our family specific trips and make it private for

just your family.

FAMILY CUSTOM TRIPS

Design your own, customized, dream family vacation with our

help. Choose from any of our Ready-to-Book destinations, or

create something entirely new. It’s the easiest way to get the

trip you want, the way you want it, on the date you want.

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“We take family trips with Trek Travel every year

for one simple reason. We reconnect with friends and family in

amazing places without the headache of making all the arrangements.”

– Jake


S O

LATIN

AMERICA

NORTH

AMERICA

EUR

SAN JUAN ISLANDS

PORTLAND TO PORTLAND

OR

WA

BEND

MT

PORTLAND TO MISSOULA

VERMONT

PORTLAND TO PORTLAND

CRATER LAKE &

OREGON CASCADES

TREK TRAVEL HQ

CA

CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY

SANTA CRUZ TO

SANTA BARBARA

AMGEN

TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

SOLVANG

SANTA BARBARA

PEDALING THE GLOBE

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MOAB

BRYCE & ZION

USA PRO CHALLENGE

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BLACKBERRY FARM

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KNOW THE WORLD.

WE KNOW HOW TO

EXPERIENCE IT.

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LATIN

AMERICA

NORTH

AMERICA

EUROPE

AS

PACI

IRELAND

BRUGES TO THE ARDENNES

BELGIUM

SPRING CLASSICS

FLANDERS & ROUBAIX

CZECH REPUBLIC

PRAGUE TO VIENNA

TOUR DE FRANCE

AUSTRIA

BORDEAUX

FRANCE

CLASSIC CLIMBS

OF THE ALPS &

THE TOUR

CLASSIC CLIMBS OF THE DOLOMITES

GIRO D’ITALIA

CINQUE TERRE

PYRENEES SEA TO SEA

PROVENCE

TUSCANY

CROATIA & DALMATIAN COAST

VUELTA A ESPAÑA

BARCELONA

PYRENEES SEA TO SEA

COSTA BRAVA

RIDE ACROSS ITALY

ITALY

PUGLIA

SPAIN

MALLORCA

ANDALUCIA

BANGLADESH

INDIA

CHINA

LATIN

AMERICA

INDIA

NORTH

AMERICA

MYANMAR

EUROPE

LAOS

ASIA

PACIFIC

THIALAND

J A V A

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D A M A

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INDONESIA

BALI

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EUROPE


EUROPE

FEATURED TRIP

PUGLIA

TRIP OVERVIEW

BEST TIMES TO GO: APR MAY SEP OCT

RIDER TYPE: 2 (Recreational)

START: Bari, Italy

END: Otranto, Italy

TRIP LENGTH: 6 days | 5 nights

“I’ve been to Italy 30 times and thought I had “been there done that.” I never expected the amazing trip and

new experiences I had with Trek Travel to Puglia. It was truly one of my greatest experiences in Italy”

— Cameron

OLIVE TREES

Delicious Results

THIS IS CYCLING’S

ORIGINAL HOME.

IT’S LIKE A

RELIGION HERE,

AND AFTER

YOU DISCOVER

ITS RICH CULTURE

AND HISTORY

BY BIKE, YOU’LL

SEE WHY.

Pedaling through the quiet

tree-lined roads of the heel

of Italy, one is amazed

at the sheer volume of

centuries old olive trees

lining the route. 40% of

Italy’s olive oil is produced

from this region and with

delicious results.

TRULLI

Ancient Dwellings

Trullo were originally

temporary dwellings built

without mortar. Some

say this was to evade

tax collection since they

could be dismantled when

the inspector came! Still

today they are used as

temporary dwellings, albeit

vacation homes.

PIZZA MAKING

The Art of the Stone Oven

Making pizza in a stone oven is a historic

activity in this part of Italy. The oven first

heats with olive wood fire for a full day.

Then the pizza is carefully handmade

from classic ingredients. No pizza stones.

No fast food. This is local food at its

pinnacle of perfection.

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SPAIN

ANDALUCIA

CLASSIC

BARCELONA VILLA

On the Mediterranean just south of Barcelona lies Sitges, a

sun-kissed village oasis. Your villa, Almiral de la Font, is an

exquisite manor house surrounded by olive trees and citrus

groves. This will be your luxurious private residence for the

week. The rides reveal spectacular sea views and glimpses

into ancient history as you pass abandoned castles and

fortresses.

BEST TIME TO GO: OCT

LOOKING FOR A LITTLE EXTRA WOW

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Indulge in pure luxury at your private villa complete with an

infinity pool, hiking trails, and other incredible amenities.

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EUROPE

CLASSIC

ANDALUCIA

Soak in the splendor of this elegant and charming land

from the sun-drenched “pueblos blancos” to tranquil

mountain passes and limestone peaks. Immerse yourself

in ancient Ronda as your local expert guide breathes life

into the legends and characters of this vibrant country.

Then, tantalize your taste buds with jamón ibérico,

exquisite tapas, rich olive oils and classic Spanish wines.

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAR APR MAY OCT NOV

“All at once seductive, flamboyant, dramatic

yet serene, this is a land where pristine

natural beauty, time-honored traditions and a

passionate people delight and beguile!”

— Leanne, Trek Travel Guide

SPAIN

BARCELONA


BELGIUM

BRUGES TO THE ARDENNES

CLASSIC

NEW FOR 2015

BORDEAUX

Show your wine enthusiasm at the wine school in Saint

Emilion where we develop our own tasting palate. Here,

we’ll explore the centuries-old traditional pleasures of

foie gras, confit, truffles and strawberries. What about

the riding You’ll move from one quaint village to another,

meandering among miles and miles of vineyards.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUL AUG

DID YOU KNOW

»»

The town of Saint Emilion sits on the pilgrimage route of

El Camino de Santigo, or the way of Saint James. Plus the

town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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EUROPE

CLASSIC

BRUGES TO THE ARDENNES

Belgium has the perfect bike trip formula: fantastic

riding, fascinating history and amazing food and drink.

In Bruges, you’ll enjoy a city criss-crossed by bridges,

canals, museums, chocolatiers, frites shops and more.

Spend nights in an authentic château nestled in a 13th

century village.

BEST TIME TO GO: AUG

MORE THAN JUST RIDING

»»

An informative and fun highlight of the trip is the family

brewery, La Brasserie de Bellevaux. It uses innovative

technology to keep traditions alive. The beer is exceptional

and the meal at their family table is delightful.

FRANCE

BORDEAUX


ITALY

CINQUE TERRE

CLASSIC

COSTA BRAVA

On the alluring Mediterranean shoreline where the mountains

meet the sea, warm sunshine, winding roads, and panoramic

views combine with Catalán charm to create a truly unique

vacation. From nights in a seaside Iberian villa to days

cruising the Empordá plain and exploring the mystical

musings of Salvador Dalí, this paradise offers an uncommon

mixture of compelling culture, fabulous cuisine and varied

cycling terrain.

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAY JUN SEP OCT

YOUR COSTA BRAVA WOW

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Marvel at the medieval castle surreal artist Salvador Dalí

left to his wife Gala.

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EUROPE

CLASSIC

NEW FOR 2015

CINQUE TERRE

Get to know a side of the Italian Riviera you’ve never seen

before. Sandwiched between the marble mountains of the

Apuanes and the winding Tuscan hills, Cinque Terre and its

cliff terraces extend out beyond the sea, giving residents

a special, unencumbered view of the water. Along the

way, we’ll surrender to Tuscany’s finest wines, foccacias

and freshest seafood, and learn the delicate art of pestomaking

straight from the source.

BEST TIMES TO GO: SEP OCT

YOUR CINQUE TERRE WOWS

»»

Wander the cobbled streets and learn about the traditions

and legends of the ancient city of Lucca.

»»

Learn the behind-the-scenes secrets of a top

Italian restaurant.

SPAIN

COSTA BRAVA


CLASSIC

IRELAND

Explore all that is truly Eire—weathered stone remains of

ancient ruins, pastures speckled with sheep, the timeless

charm of Irish pubs. The grandeur of Cork and Kerry come

alive, from the glacier-carved Glencar Valley to the peaks

of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. Settle into the warmth of our

outstanding accommodations, share in jovial banter over a

pint and absorb the spirit of the enchanting Emerald Isle.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUN JUL AUG

YOUR IRELAND WOW

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The spectacular beauty of the Ring of Kerry provides an

amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland.

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EUROPE

CLASSIC

CROATIA &

DALMATIAN COAST

Cycle on the most captivating islands off the Dalmatian

coast, then cruise between them on the crystalline

Adriatic. Begin your week in Dubrovnik, the most

dazzlingly preserved romantic Old Town, and end it in

Hvar, the most cosmopolitan city in Croatia.

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAY JUN SEP OCT

FRESH CATCH

»»

Seafood is plentiful, always fresh and usually served simply

char-grilled, brushed with local olive oil and fresh herbs.

Fresh produce is always local. And Croatian favorites such

as suckling pig and spit-roasted lamb to pork, veal, chicken

and duck are popular.


SPAIN

MALLORCA

CLASSIC

PRAGUE TO VIENNA

Discover secret forests, charming Baroque palaces

and quiet cobblestone streets, as you travel through

the enchanting wonderland of the Czech Republic and

Austria. This Central European tour winds its way through

thousands of years of history, as you explore charming

Renaissance towns, cruise countrysides laced with dense

forests and rolling hills and take in the sweeping vistas

of the lush Danube River Valley.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUN JUL AUG

“The service and the location were both incredible.

I had never been on an organized tour before but

this definitely sets a very high bar. Loved it!

Was one the best vacations of all time!” —Rishi

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EUROPE

CLASSIC

MALLORCA

Picture an island jewel of snow-capped mountains, white

sand beaches and tranquil turquoise sea. This is Mallorca.

With quiet country roads leading from a spectacular

coastline up to the peaks, valleys and gorges of the

Tramuntana Mountain range, this newly redesigned

Mallorca trip offers breathtaking cycling against a

stunning backdrop. Little wonder this Mediterranean

gem has become a world-renowned cyclist’s paradise.

BEST TIMES TO GO: OCT NOV

BEYOND BIKING

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Explore the ancient coastal Moorish villages of Deià and

Valldemossa while you discover the rich history and culture

of the Balearic Islands.


FRANCE

PROVENCE

CLASSIC

TUSCANY

Awaken your senses as you ride along quiet roads

through an unforgettable Tuscan landscape. Stroll through

charming villages, including historic Pienza and Radda

in Chianti. Brunello, Chianti Classico and Vino Nobile

complement the rich, classic cuisine that awaits you at

every sitting. Immerse yourself in the celebrated heritage

and rustic charm of this unique region for an unforgettable

cycling adventure.

BEST TIMES TO GO: APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT

YOUR TUSCAN WOW

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Enjoy the hospitality of the world-famous wine-making

Mascheroni Stianti family as they host lunch and a wine

tasting on their estate at Castello di Volpaia.


EUROPE

CLASSIC

PROVENCE

The leisurely pace of life, the cozy cafés, the local

markets and the historical relics of Provence exude a

charming charisma. For avid cyclists, the epic climb

of Mount Ventoux stands waiting to be conquered. For

foodies — Michelin-star meals, wine tastings and a

renowned cooking course tantalize your taste buds.

Indulge in all things ProvenÇal at the perfect pace,

in the perfect place.

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAY JUN AUG SEP OCT

“This was yet another outstanding Trek Travel

adventure. From the equipment to the routes and

the overall expertise of the guides, it is hard to

imagine that any tour group could do it better. This

was our third trip with Trek Travel and we look

forward to many, many more.” —Melissa


EUROPE: CLASSIC CLIMBS

THE MOST

MEMORABLE

MOUNTAINS OF

EUROPE ARE

CALLING.

Trek Travel helps you answer with three amazing trips. These classic climbs showcase

challenging terrain to create cycling experiences like no other.

CLASSIC

CLASSIC CLIMBS

OF THE ALPS

From the leg-burning climb up Annecy’s

Col de la Forclaz, to the challenging

ascent of Col du Galibier, to each of the

21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez, you’ll share

the same challenges and rewards of the

world’s greatest cyclists, all while enjoying

inviting accommodations, world-class Trek

bikes and legendary guide support.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUN AUG

“Each of the climbs had a unique character and

provided enough challenge and breathtaking

scenery to be constantly wowed!” —John

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CLASSIC CLIMBS

CLASSIC

CLASSIC CLIMBS

OF THE DOLOMITES

Explore the mountains where the greatest cyclists of all

time have made history in the Giro d’Italia. Even the pros

have referred to one of these passes, the Mortirolo, as the

most grueling climb they have ever ridden! The scenery

is dramatic and breathtaking. Exhilarating descents

and rugged climbs are the signature terrain here.

Are you ready

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUN JUL

YOUR DOLOMITES TRIP WOWS

»»

Ride the Sella Ronda – the loop of 4 passes, Sella, Gardena,

Pordoi and Campolongo.

»»

Ascend the famed Passo di Stelvio.

CLASSIC

CLASSIC CLIMBS

OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE

Ride the most dramatic climbs of the most famous

bike race in the world, le Tour de France, on our 10-day

adventure. We’ll greet each day with challenging cols like

the Aubisque, Télégraphe and the mythic Ventoux. You

can even test yourself with the ascent of Alpe d’Huez.

This Classic Climbs trip emphasizes scenic beauty and

spectacular riding in classic Trek Travel style.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUL AUG

DIG DEEPER

»»

The Alpe d’Huez, with its 21 switchbacks, has been featured

in the Tour de France 28 times since 1952.

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CROSS

COUNTRY


CROSS COUNTRY

FEATURED TRIP

PORTLAND TO PORTLAND

CROSS COUNTRY USA

TRIP OVERVIEW

BEST TIME TO GO: AUG

RIDER TYPE: 4 (Avid)

START: Portland, Oregon

END: Portland, Maine

TRIP LENGTH: 45 days | 44 nights

This country was built by a nation of pioneers who set out with nothing more than a need to

explore, and now that adventure is available again. Traverse the northern tier of the United States

by bike, dipping one wheel in the Pacific Ocean and then another in the Atlantic 45 days later. It

won’t be easy, but the stories you’ll tell will make it worth the trip.

LOVELL TO SHERIDAN

PEDAL FROM

PORTLAND,

OREGON TO

PORTLAND,

MAINE OVER

45 DAYS WITH

130,000 FEET OF

CLIMBING.

Lovell to Sheridan was a spectacular and exhausting ride! My

longest and hardest climb ever (it beat any of the cols in the

Pyrenees). The morning was stunning again with the sun rising

over the mountains. After 19 rolling miles, the climbing really

began and went on for 3 tough hours up 6,200 feet over 20

miles. My strategy was to pedal until my legs could take no

more, hang over the handlebars for a few minutes and then

repeat, endlessly! It was a relentlessly steep climb for most of

the way. The views though were just incredible, an experience I

will never forget.

And finally the top...

I don’t really remember the last 20 miles of the ride

but it happened somehow - 99.5 miles today in

7 hours 13 minutes with 2,443 metres (8,015 feet) of climbing.

I am so utterly knackered now and have just eaten yet another

huge meal - my favorite, cedar plank salmon.

–Juliet, Portland to Portland 2014

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CROSS COUNTRY

BECAUSE

COUNTRIES

WERE MADE

TO BE CROSSED

Ready for the ultimate adventure Trek Travel

has three other incredible cross country epics.

We’ll do all the planning, logistics and

support. All you have to do is choose

your journey.

NEW FOR 2015

CLASSIC

PORTLAND TO

MISSOULA

If you can’t spare the time or the legs for a complete

cross-country trip, our Portland to Missoula

adventure is the next best option. You’ll still get the

same accommodations and fanatical support of our

Portland to Portland vacation, but you can be back

in the office in less than half the time, with a final

arrival in Montana’s big-sky country. Trust us — your

coworkers will be just as impressed.

BEST TIME TO GO: AUG

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CROSS COUNTRY

NEW FOR 2015

CLASSIC

RIDE ACROSS ITALY

There’s no better way to discover the romance, food,

vibrancy and hospitality of Italy. We’ll start in Pesaro and

finish in Port Ercole, crossing through the fragrant, green

Tuscan hills and several small villages along the way. There

is no trip more passionate than this one. You’ll leave with

some great miles in your legs and great Italian experiences

in your memory bank.

BEST TIME TO GO: MAY

CLASSIC

PYRENEES SEA TO SEA

Conquer majestic mountain passes and relive epic racing

battles as you pedal from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean,

among the awe-inspiring landscape of the Pyrenees. With

daily routes through France and Spain, this trip averages

over 60 miles and 7,000 vertical feet per day.

BEST TIME TO GO: SEP

READY FOR THE RIDE OF A LIFETIME

»»

Take the challenge and conquer more than 500 miles of

rolling foothills and “hors catégorie” peaks—in the end,

scaling the equivalent height of Mt. Everest—twice!

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LATIN

AMERICA


LATIN AMERICA

FEATURED TRIP

COSTA RICA

TRIP OVERVIEW

BEST TIMES TO GO: DEC JAN FEB MAR APR

RIDER TYPE: 2 (Recreational)

START: Alajuela, Costa Rica

END: Nosara, Costa Rica

TRIP LENGTH: 7 days | 6 nights

BEYOND BIKING

»»

Do it all, from whitewater rafting to the Caribbean Coast, to savoring chocolate from

cacao’s natural habitat, to “hanging ten” in the surf town Playa Guiones, to riding horses,

to tasting sugarcane.

LA FORTUNA

OUR COSTA RICAN

MULTISPORT

TOUR IS FILLED

WITH THRILLS,

SURPRISES AND

ADVENTURES.

IT’S A UNIQUE

AND EXCITING

SLICE OF

PARADISE.

Even meals are an adventure.

And you’ll never see it coming.

I had the best meal of my life in a village just outside the

town of La Fortuna by a small “soda” (food stall). The locals

know how good it is, and there’s usually a wait all day

long. But this isn’t usual. When we arrive, the owner turns

the “open” sign around to “closed,” and one of our guides

prepares piña coladas while the owner and her daughter

greet everybody in Spanish. It’s time to eat.

In a whirlwind of activity, a table is prepared in the back,

and before we know it, the food is ready. Rice and beans.

Empanadas. Fried plantains. It doesn’t stop coming, so I don’t stop eating. The rest of the family comes

to join us. They think it’s charming that we travel thousands of miles by air and car and bike just to eat in

their backyard. They try out their English and while we do our best in Spanish, and for the first time, I feel

what it’s like to eat like a Tico. I could definitely get used to this gastronomic dream.

–Brie, Trek Travel Guide

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NORTH

AMERICA


NORTH AMERICA

FEATURED TRIP

CALIFORNIA

WINE COUNTRY

TRIP OVERVIEW

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV

RIDER TYPE: 2 (Recreational)

START: San Francisco

END: San Francisco

HOTEL STYLE: Luxury (also available in Explorer)

TRIP LENGTH: 6 days | 5 nights

TAKE IN

PANORAMIC

VIEWS,

FLAVORFUL

WINES AND

ELEGANT

COUNTRY

LIVING ALONG

QUIET BACK

ROADS. THIS

TRIP ISN’T JUST

MEMORABLE;

IT’S VINTAGE.

YOUNTVILLE

Culinary Capital

of Napa Valley

From the Michelin

three-star restaurant

requiring reservations

exactly two months in

advance, to the numerous

bistros and farm-to-fork

restaurants densely packed

in this small community

of renowned chefs, you

won’t be disappointed.

SUMMIT LAKE VINEYARD

A True Family Winery

The red varietals please the

most discerning palette at this

small family run winery. Bob,

and his daughter, Heather, are

welcome hosts to Trek Travel

guests year after year. And their

Zinfandel Port is a rare find.

VELO VINO WINERY

From Energy Bars

to Wine

A unique place where the

passions of cycling, wine

and food are celebrated and

blended. Located in St Helena,

this tasting room for Cliff

Family wines is part wine

focused, part cycling history.

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TENNESSEE

BLACKBERRY FARM

CLASSIC

BRYCE & ZION

Utah’s iconic Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable vacation.

The many explorers and authors who have encountered

these red rock canyons and sandstone cliffs have found

inspiration enough to last a lifetime. With opportunities for

both hiking and biking, you’ll have several ways to explore

this stunning region.

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAY JUN AUG SEP OCT

"Day 4's killer descent into

Springdale was my favorite.

Much of the scenery throughout

the trip wowed me." —Joanie

PG 42

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NORTH AMERICA

CLASSIC

BLACKBERRY FARM

Consistently ranked among the best hotels in the world,

Blackberry Farm is a truly unique place on earth. Here you’ll

wile away your days in Southern style complete with a

private tour of the grounds, garden tour with a chef, beer

tasting and brewery tour, cooking class and wine-paired

dinner, in addition to fantastic riding.

BEST TIME TO GO: OCT

YOUR BLACKBERRY FARM WOW

»»

There’s no riding anywhere quite like the picturesque

Foothills Parkway, around Cades Cove Loop and

along the Little River.

UTAH

BRYCE & ZION


OREGON

CRATER LAKE &

OREGON CASCADES

CLASSIC

SAN JUAN ISLANDS

There aren’t many islands like the San Juans. Nowhere else

can you experience a mix of the rugged Pacific Northwest

with the relaxation of a true island getaway. Options

abound, as everyone can ride by the pristine blue Pacific

by day and stay in a charming retreat by night. Choose to

kayak rocky shores, hike in old-growth forests, savor the

delicious local cuisine or shop the local artisan markets.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUL AUG

“On Day 4, the scenic view approaching Lime Kiln

State Park was tremendous. We stopped just long

enough to soak in the view of the ocean ahead.”

— Mary Ellen

PG 44

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CLASSIC

CRATER LAKE &

OREGON CASCADES

Exploring the Oregon Cascades on bike, foot and boat is

how it’s done - allowing you to fully experience the nuances

of this dynamic landscape. Snow capped volcanic peaks

scrape the sky as you ride from crystal blue Crater Lake to

the recreation mecca of Bend and Sisters.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUL AUG

BEYOND BIKING

»»

Taste organic Northwest cuisine, complemented by local

Pinots, microbrews, cheeses and produce.


CALIFORNIA

SANTA CRUZ TO

SANTA BARBARA

CLASSIC

SANTA BARBARA WEEKEND

Few destinations in the U.S. offer mountains, sea and

wine country with the luxury and small-town intimacy of

this captivating city. This long weekend trip offers the very

best of this beautiful region with four full days of cycling,

sightseeing, dining, hiking and relaxing along the

Central Coast.

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAR APR OCT

BEYOND BIKING

»»

Savor the stunning early-morning beauty and wildlife

of the Gaviota Coast during a train ride from

Santa Barbara to Surf Beach.

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NORTH AMERICA

CLASSIC

SANTA CRUZ TO

SANTA BARBARA

Cycling the Central Coast offers a week overflowing with

all the ingredients for a perfect bicycling vacation: sun,

breathtaking views and delicious food and drink. Along the

way, see diverse marine life in Monterey Bay, visit historic

sites and stay in hand-selected, unique hotels and enjoy

delectable fresh foods and delightful wines.

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAY JUNE

BEYOND BIKING

»»

Explore California’s quiet historic towns, lighthouses and

missions as you ride down one of the country’s most

picturesque coastlines.

CALIFORNIA

SANTA BARBARA


VERMONT

VERMONT

CLASSIC

ZION WEEKEND

Ride your bike in spectacular Zion Canyon and explore

the slot canyon of the Virgin River Narrows or hike to

breathtaking views at Angel’s Landing or Observation

Point. Along the way enjoy delicious Southwestern-inspired

cuisine, family games (on the family trip), a barbecue,

horseback riding, Junior Ranger Programs and fun

river-based activities. This newly redesign weekend

has something special for everyone.

BEST TIMES TO GO: APR MAY OCT NOV

“The scenery. I have never seen anything like it!

Absolutely beautiful.” –Beth

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NORTH AMERICA

CLASSIC

VERMONT

Vermont is where East Coast charm makes its home, with

town squares, winding rivers, hillside farms and more.

You’ll sample the rich maple syrups, aged cheeses and

smooth ice creams that make this region famous as you

ride through a slice of true American countryside and hike

the pristine Green Mountain National Forest.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JUN JUL AUG SEP

BEYOND BIKING

»»

Explore the historic village of Stowe, famous for

skiing and its quaint main street lined with small

shops and restaurants.

UTAH

ZION WEEKEND


ASIA

PACIFIC


ASIA PACIFIC

CLASSIC

MYANMAR

Combining outstanding biking through lush countryside

with intimate locally guided tours of ancient temples and

monasteries, a serene long tail boating expedition on Inle

Lake — the sea in the mountains — and exquisite dining on a

range of known delicacies, our Myanmar vacation is unlike

any vacation you’ve taken before. And one you’re sure to talk

about for long after.

BEST TIMES TO GO: FEB MAR

YOUR MYANMAR WOW

»»

Board a private boat and cruise across the Irrawaddy to a

sunset cocktail reception.

NEW FOR 2015

CLASSIC

BALI

There is no place like Bali. As one of Asia’s top luxury

destinations, Bali offers some of the best beach resorts and

amenities with a unique beauty in the natural areas to explore

by bike. There is a distinct way that the Balinese culture

welcomes visitors that is awe-inspiring and as authentic and

memorable as it gets. We invite you to experience the Island

of the Gods by cycling near pristine beaches, rice paddied

terraces, along tangled rivers with exotic temples in view.

BEST TIMES TO GO: APR MAY

YOUR BALI WOW

»»

Relax on two of Bali’s most beautiful tropical

beaches. One with black sand, and the other a

stunning white sand beach.

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RACE

TRIPS


RACE

TREK TRAVEL RACE TRIPS

UNRIVALED

ACCESS

Trek Travel will deliver you to the world’s biggest races like you’ve only dreamed. You’ll

get up close and personal to your favorite riders with our access to the Trek Factory Racing

team. It’s just another way we can bring you closer to the action.

SUMMIT TOURMALET

AND CHEER ON RACERS AT

EXCLUSIVE VIEWING SITE

ARRIVE BACK

AT HOTEL

WAKE

UP CALL

BREAKFAST

START

RIDE

BEGIN CLIMB

TOURMALET

TFR TEAM BUS

Q & A WITH RACERS

DINNER

YOU’VE SEEN

THE FIELDS OF

SUNFLOWERS

FLY BY AS A

BACKDROP

TO THE

PROFESSIONAL

PELOTON. YOU’VE

DREAMT THAT

SOMEDAY YOU’D

BE THERE. WE’RE

PROUD TO SAY

THAT ‘SOMEDAY’

IS TODAY.

YOU

TEAM

6:00 am 7:30 am 8:30 am 10:00 am

3:00 pm 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

6:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

SLEEP

WAKE

UP CALL

BREAKFAST

WARM

UP

START 110 MI

STAGE

SUMMIT TOURMALET

WAVE TO TREK TRAVEL GUESTS

FINISH

STAGE

8:30 pm

DINNER

MEET GUESTS

AT TEAM BUS

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RACE

RACE FRANCE

TOUR DE FRANCE

This is it. The Tour of all tours. It’s the pinnacle of all bike

racing, and now it can be all yours. At Trek Travel, we don’t take

the Tour lightly, and that’s why we offer special race access,

viewing parties and more, all on top of our unrivaled support and

incredible riding. You’ll ride the stages, watch the race, meet the

Trek Factory Racing team, and ride some more. You can even

finish with a champagne toast on the Champs Elysée. The Tour

will change racers’ lives forever. And it will change yours, too.

BEST TIME TO GO: JUL

Tania Burke has conquered 9 years of L’Etape du Tour. A gift from

her husband John, this Project One Trek Madone commemorates

her accomplishment, complete with all the summits, and

‘Panda,’ who pedaled for her up Tourmalet in 2010.

PG 54

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RACE

RACE FRANCE

ETAPE DU TOUR

Etape du Tour was created for racing enthusiasts like you, who

have always wanted to ride a stage of the Tour but like to have

the legendary Trek Travel support the entire way. Now, we’re

guaranteeing you a spot in the field. You’ll ride one of our

high-end Trek Domane bikes, take advantage of our support

stations and even celebrate with your own victory party.

BEST TIME TO GO: JUL

“The Etape is my favorite day on the bike each

year. I have done the race 9 years in a row and

can’t wait for next year.”

—Tania Burke, Trek Travel President

THE MOST AMAZING AMATEUR EVENT ON EARTH, MADE EVEN BETTER WITH US.

L’Etape du Tour (French for

“A Stage of the Tour”) is

a European cyclosportive

that attracts over 8,000

riders annually to gather

and ride a stage of the

Tour de France, over its

most famous climbs. But

it wasn’t always as good

as it is today.

“It was the most incredible

scenery I have ever seen

over one day. Every time

you turned around there

was another mountain,

glacier, waterfall, or

a tunnel through a

mountain. Unbelievable.

But while it was a great

race, the rest stops were

not the best. Some had

no water or food. Others

were so overcrowded with

lines of riders. We had to

finish by 6 pm with time

cuts at the base of the

Alpe D’Huez, Izoard and

Latauret, and that requires

complete assistance.

That first year, the climbs

were so incredible, but

it definitely lacked the

proper support. I thought,

we can do better.

And that’s exactly what

we’ve done. Today, L’Etape

is just as epic. It’s just as

amazing. But when you

sign up with Trek Travel,

it’s also fully supported

from start to finish, with

plenty of food, drinks and

mechanical support on

the course. My wife Tania

and I have done the ride

for eight years since, and

can’t imagine experiencing

it any other way.”

–John Burke, CEO of

Trek Bicycle

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RACE

RACE ITALY

GIRO D’ITALIA

This is truly a bike racer’s delight. Travel in

the heart of the Dolomites, ride storied climbs like the

Gavia, the Stelvio and what some would call the hardest

climb in Europe, the Mortirolo. Once racing begins, watch

the battle for the Maglia Rosa heat up and follow the

spectacle of Italian cycling mania in the mountains.

BEST TIME TO GO: MAY

RACE SPAIN

VUELTA A ESPAÑA

Experience the drama of this famed Grand Tour as riders

face arduous climbs, stunning descents and blazing sprint

finishes in this year’s race. Trek Travel puts you right into

the action of the final week, including decisive mountain

stages, celebratory finishes and the traditional finale. Enjoy

Trek Factory Racing Team access at race finishes and the

opportunity to ride much of the race route.

BEST TIME TO GO: SEP

RACE BELGIUM

SPRING CLASSICS:

FLANDERS & ROUBAIX

This is the best way to experience the Spring Classics,

short of living in Belgium. The Tour of Flanders is one of

the biggest races on the professional cycling calendar.

Paris-Roubaix, often called “the Hell of the North,” is one of

the hardest single day races. We promise an exclusive race

experience, from start to finish. You’ll never see the cobbles

the same way again.

BEST TIME TO GO: APR


RACE

RACE COLORADO

USA PRO CHALLENGE

These are hallowed roads in American cycling history. The

USAPC tackles the highest peaks in the country, where the

rarefied air makes for a spectacle unlike any other. Trek

Travel puts you in the heat of the action. Celebrate in style

with live race viewings and special Trek Factory Racing

Team access. Up here, it’s a battle of more than legs. It’s a

battle of lungs.

BEST TIME TO GO: AUG

YOUR USAPC WOW

»»

Feel the energy from the fans cheering you

on as you tackle the routes just hours before the pros.

RACE CALIFORNIA

AMGEN TOUR OF

CALIFORNIA

Be a part of the action at the Amgen Tour of California as

the world’s top professional teams complete a course that

includes the majestic California redwoods, the rolling hills

of wine country and the rugged beauty of the Pacific Coast.

Whether you’ve experienced professional cycling firsthand

before, or you are ready to take your cycling vacation to the

next level, you’ll be hooked.

BEST TIME TO GO: MAY

YOUR ATOC WOWS

»»

Get close to some of the riders and staff of the Trek Factory

Racing Team with exclusive access.

»»

Feel the riders rush by as you watch the race from our

special, on-course viewing locations.

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RIDE

CAMP


RIDE CAMP

FEATURED TRIP

MALLORCA

RIDE CAMP

TRIP OVERVIEW

BEST TIMES TO GO: JAN FEB MAR APR MAY OCT NOV

RIDER TYPE: 4 (Avid)

START: Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca

END: Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca

HOTEL STYLE: Explorer

TRIP LENGTH: 7 days | 6 nights OR 4 days | 3 nights

MALLORCA

Sa Colobra. “The cobra.” They named this climb

“the cobra.”

Riding here will never let you down. Even when you wish that

the climbs would let up.

MALLORCA ISN’T

JUST A EUROPEAN

VACATION

HOT SPOT. IT’S

THE TRAINING

DESTINATION

OF SOME OF

CYCLING’S BIGGEST

PROFESSIONAL

TEAMS. WE’LL

SHOW YOU WHY.

We were perched on a ridge, ready to ride down to the coast,

and then back up The Cobra. Our Trek Travel guide, Jason, told

us before we left the van that the road looked like someone

threw spaghetti along the side of a mountain. And as crazy as

that sounds, he wasn’t wrong. Sa Colobra is one of Mallorca’s

signature climbs, along with Puig Major, Col de Soller and

the climb to the lighthouse in Pollença. A simple search on

Strava reveals that these are also the favorite climbs of pros

everywhere, and it’s easy to see why. Here, the roads feel like

Europe, but much smoother. The weather is almost always

72 and sunny. And every driver knows that cyclists have the

right-of-way.

We’ll never forget The Cobra. It’s where we learned just how

unique Mallorca truly is.

–Jordan

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RIDE CAMP

RIDE CAMP MTB

NEW FOR 2015

RIDE CAMP MTB

BEND, OREGON

Located in Central Oregon at the eastern foothills of the

Cascade Mountains, Bend sits at an elevation of 3,625

feet and feels like it was founded just for mountain

bikers. It’s where “easygoing” is practically a national

pastime. Here, the people are laid back, the air is fresh

and the trails are well-maintained. There’s plenty of

challenging singletrack if that’s your jam, but it’s also

cool to hang out and grab a microbrew.

Anything goes here.

BEST TIMES TO GO: MAY JUN JUL

MOAB, UTAH

A small town in the middle of a vast sea of red rock and

canyons, Moab sits on the Colorado River at the foot of the

snow-capped La Sal Mountains, and this camp is packed

with the sweetest rides in the area. From the Slickrock Trail

that put Moab on the mountain biking map, to Porcupine

Rim, Amasa Back, Pipe Dream and others.

BEST TIMES TO GO: APR OCT NOV

YOUR MOAB WOW

»»

Porcupine Rim Slickrock The Amasa Back Yes, please.

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RIDE CAMP

RIDE CAMP ROAD

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

One of the best-kept secrets of the pros is tucked away

in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains surrounding

Greenville, South Carolina. Hit this pro training ground and

get your legs churning on the 7-mile climb up Caesar’s Head

or the relentless Gap Creek. Or, ride the official racecourse

of the USA National Championships. Greenville’s riding

isn’t fooling around, and neither are we. Need to turn rides

into bricks It’s easy to add swim and run options to the

unbeatable riding on all dates.

BEST TIMES TO GO: FEB MAR APR MAY JUN NOV

YOUR GREENVILLE WOW

»»

You’ll ride with the region’s other cycling fanatics,

and perhaps see the area’s most popular local,

Big George Hincapie.

RIDE CAMP ROAD

SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA

Secluded in the Santa Ynez Valley just north of Santa

Barbara is a cycling paradise in Solvang that’s the perfect

training ground for offseason base-building. The ten-mile

climb of Mt. Figueroa and the undulating roads of Ballard

Canyon are the perfect way to build fitness while your

competition suffers on the trainer. The best part You’ll

recharge in the evening with laid-back relaxation.

BEST TIMES TO GO: JAN FEB MAR APR NOV DEC

YOUR SOLVANG WOW

»»

Challenge yourself on the same roads used by

pro teams, like the ten-mile climb of Mt. Figueroa.

RIDE CAMP


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1

The Shed

Farm-to-Table-to-Taste-Buds

The Shed is our pick in Sonoma Valley when you truly want to taste California. Its

modern grange reflects the best of local farming culture, delivering a seasonally

curated selection of workshops, wares and freshly prepared foods. It’s the best of

California’s best, and a must stop on our California Wine Country luxury vacation.

healdsburgshed.com

2

It’s called Dirt Turkey

Guests are always interested

in the lives of our guides. The

Trek Travel life is unique to

say the least, and it gets even

more unique at the holidays.

Take, for example, “Dirt Turkey.”

It’s our annual celebration of

Thanksgiving, where we gather

to ride the trails until dusk and

give thanks for the dirt, the

turkey and the bond between

the two. It’s not your normal

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.

But it’s just another day here at

Trek Travel.

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Handlebar Coffee Roasters,

Santa Barbara, CA

Coffee and bikes go together

like birthdays and cakes. We’ve

sipped espresso at some of

the best cafés in the world, and

this one is among our favorites.

Started by two ex-pro racers,

Handlebar serves up freshroasted

coffees, cycling apparel

and plenty of baked goods for

the long ride. Stop in and tell

them we sent you.

handlebarcoffee.com

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WHY TREK TRAVEL

WHAT’S INCLUDED

You choose Trek Travel for our impeccable service, incredible choices and enviable bikes. But you’ll

love Trek Travel for all the added extras that others often leave out.

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1. Trek Travel Apparel 2. Trek Travel Merchandise 3. Total Access 4. Jana, Your Trip Consultant 5. Guest Packets Including Daily Itinerary 6. Luggage Transfers

7. Support 8. Trip Accommodations 9. Our Special Gift to You 10. Group Meals 11. Social Hour 12. Snacks and Drinks During Ride 13. Trek Bike to Ride!

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IN FOCUS

PHOTO BY ZACK JONES

“Unique, dynamic, quirky, and fun, these are all qualities I seek in how I shoot. Over the past

11 years I have blended photography and guiding cycling tours around the world, helping

me cultivate a commitment to stellar service. I believe a connection with my clients and

subjects is at the apex of having a great experience, creating great images on location or in

the studio. It also makes my job one of the greatest in the world.”

ZACK JONES, CATCHING THE

MORNING LIGHT

Zack Jones is a guide, photographer, and creative spirit. He has shot many of the beautiful

images seen in our catalogs over the years including multiple cover shots.

Learn more at zackjonesphotography.com.

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WHAT’S NEXT

POINT. CLICK. DIAL. DREAM.

Are you ready to change your life All it takes is one vacation. Call us at 866.464.8735 or fill out our online booking form at

trektravel.com. And visit us online to learn more about bike upgrades, trip insurance and all the travel information you’ll need to

have more than just a great time. You’ll have the time of your life.

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TREK TRAVEL

613 Williamson Street, Suite 207

Madison, WI 53703

YOUR TRIP

OF A LIFETIME

IS ABOUT TO

BEGIN.

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