Our fabulous Texas Hill Country Bike Tour is bursting with color this month. It’s wildflower season and winter rains have conspired with spring sunlight to produce the most prolific bloom in years. Bluebonnets, Paintbrush, Blanketflower, Wine Cup, Primrose, Greenthread…the wildflowers are even prolific along the Mission Trail in San Antonio, a Texas landmark that includes the Alamo and is usually noted for its arid beauty.Read More
On Sojourn’s Texas Hill Country bike tours, you may find that the Yellow Rose of Texas is actually a Bluebonnet or a Square-Bud Primrose. While the song ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ has historic significance (the song is based on a Texas legend about a seduction that facilitated the 1836 Texan victory in the Battle of San Jacinto), the flower itself was first cultivated between 8th and 9th Avenues on 32nd Street, in New York City in the 1830’s.
Texas wildflowers, by contrast, are wilder and perhaps more fleeting. Wildflowers are a subtle part of the magic that is the Texas Hill Country. Wildflower Haven, an organization dedicated to hunting Texas wildflowers, assures us that there will be wildflowers blooming along Sojourn’s bike routes in Texas this year!Read More
Old school Texas cuisine…
Sojourn bike tours are famous for great routes and good food. In fact some of our bike tours pass through some of the finest ‘foodie’ regions in the country (Sonoma Wine Country, Niagara Wine Country and Vermont among them). For us, Texas has always been on the list of great foodie states; we’re glad that Top Chef finally agrees.Read More