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Texas Hill Country

quiet country roads, historic sites, premiere accommodations

Tour Overview

Lone Star Splendor, By Bicycle!

This is Texas as you never imagined – all things and more that the big, beautiful Lone Star State is famous for. Our Texas Hill Country bicycle tours feature a region that’s one of the best kept secrets in the USA. Miles of lightly traveled roads wind through gently rolling limestone hills and river valleys shaded by giant cypress trees. Limestone outcroppings are reminiscent of the Loire Valley or Provence, and might explain why the cultivation of wine grapes is increasingly popular here.

Tour historic and beautiful LBJ Ranch by bike, and ride to the legendary country music hamlet of Luckenbach. Tours are scheduled for peak wildflower season when stunning Texas Bluebonnets and many other colorful flowers bloom. The trip is centered around a four-night stay in the cowboy chic town of Fredericksburg at a lovely inn that defines rustic elegance. Don’t let the “Hill Country” reference scare you away – keep in mind that most of this vast state is pretty darn flat. The cycling terrain is mostly rolling with plenty of options for weekend warriors!

What's Included In This Tour

  • Ride the Mission Trail, one of the top bike paths in the US.
  • Visit Luckenbach, the famed country music venue that's actually a whole town.
  • Tour LBJ Ranch by bicycle on a quiet one-way loop road.
  • Explore Fredericksburg's downtown, the heart of the Hill Country.
  • Hike to the top of Enchanted Rock, a giant treeless, granite dome.
  • Enjoy a true Texas barbeque at a local home.
What's Included in this Tour?

Tour Itinerary

Day By Day Tour Overview.

  • Day

    Explore San Antonio from your luxury hotel located in a quiet section of the River Walk. Join the group for dinner and a reception in the hotel’s Wine Spectator Award-winning restaurant.

  • Day

    Ride San Antonio’s Mission Trail, now considered one of the finest bike paths of its kind in the US. This paved trail follows a beautifully restored watershed and leads to several old Spanish missions. Following lunch overlooking the trail, stroll to the Alamo or relax by the pool.

  • Day

    Wind along back roads past fields of wildflowers, over small creeks and under the shade of live oak trees. Cross the beautiful Guadalupe River and continue to the tiny town of Luckenbach, Texas — made famous by its namesake song sung by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

  • Day

    One of the most popular rides in Texas Hill Country is the Willow City Loop — especially in wildflower season. The route winds through canyons and open fields painted in rich purple hues of the Hill Country’s famed Texas Bluebonnets. Explore Fredericksburg’s historic downtown or visit the National Museum of the Pacific War.

  • Day

    The day is full of opportunities for cycling, hiking, and exploring the charming town of Fredericksburg. A ride through quiet ranchland is on tap for the morning. An afternoon hike on Enchanted Rock, a giant granite dome that punctuates the landscape offers a unique perspective of the region.

  • Day

    Follow the Pedernales River to LBJ Ranch. This beautiful oasis continues to operate as a working ranch and is best appreciated by bicycle. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the expansive property which includes free-ranging cattle, the Texas White House, and LBJ’s Air Force One. This evening, friends host a true Texas Barbeque for the group.

  • Day

    Ride through open range along farm to market roads that are so lightly traveled they seem like bike paths. Visit the town of Comfort whose impressive limestone buildings are on the national Register of Historic Places. Following lunch in town, the group will be transported to the airport in San Antonio.

Want to Learn More?

Download the Tour Itinerary for a detailed day by day description.

Download Texas Hill Country Itinerary (PDF)
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I never knew Texas could be so beautiful. Quiet roads, beautiful scenery, unique history, and outstanding trip leaders.

Lodging Information

Distinctive lodging, carefully selected to complement your tour.

  • Omni La Mansion Del Rio, San Antonio

    Luxury four diamond hotel on the River Walk featuring the Wine Spectator Award winning Las Canarias restaurant. Three blocks to the Alamo. (2 nights)

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  • Hoffman Haus, Fredericksburg

    The essence of rustic sophistication set in a lovely garden just a block from the main street in town. A blend of old and new, each room features its own unique style. Day spa. (4 nights)

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