Texas Hill Country
March 1 - 7, 2018
(7 days, 6 nights; Thu - Wed)Alternate Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, van shuttles, support van, leaders, tour maps and narratives.
New Braunfels, TX
Timberline van shuttle is included between San Antonio and New Braunfels prior to tour and from Center Point to San Antonio following tour.
Not included: Airline service to San Antonio International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Airport 1 pm, Hotel 1:30 pm
“Leaders are top notch – organized, knowledgeable, hard working, enjoyable, aim to please: they really made the tour memorable.” Walt H.
Our Texas Hill Country Cycling tour of south-central Texas may be bicycle touring’s best-kept secret and perhaps among the last frontiers of adventure cycling in the U.S. It utilizes a vast network of 2-lane farm-to-market country roads traversing a vast undulating expanse dissected by deep green valleys, rolling hills, rushing creeks, and rugged limestone cliffs, and no more than a scattering of small villages. The allure of the Hill Country as a bike touring opportunity is unmistakable. Notwithstanding its proximity to the major population centers of San Antonio and Austin, the Hill Country is astonishingly rural and underpopulated — a nostalgic reminder of a past era. It is an area that retains its rich cultural heritage and identity. Fredericksburg and Boerne are characteristic of the early German immigrants who settled and homesteaded in the Hill Country in the 1840’s. The Hill Country is also cattle country and the region’s many historic ranches are reminders that we are in Texas.
And, lest we forget, the Texas Hill Country is Bluebonnet Country and these hills in the spring are ablaze in an array of bluebonnet blooms. Not coincidentally, we’ve planned a spring visit to the Hill Country.
|Day 1||Arrive, van transport to New Braunfels, bike fitting, Orientation Dinner|
|Day 2||New Braunfels - Guadalupe River Valley-Devil's Backbone - Blanco||63, 2900'⬆|
|Day 3||Blanco - Boerne||44, 2100' ⬆|
|Day 4||Boerne - Fredericksburg||48, 2300' ⬆|
|Day 5||Cycling and hiking options: Cycling - Willow City Loop - Hiking at Enchanted Rock State Park||57, 1900' ⬆|
|Day 6||Fredericksburg - Kerrville-Hunt - Kerrville||62, 2100' ⬆|
|Day 7||Kerrville - Medina Loop; van shuttle return to San Antonio||46, 2300' ⬆|