Texas Hill Country: Bluebonnets and Ice Cream Tour
March 28 - April 3, 2021
(7 days, 6 nights; Sun - Sat)Alternate Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, van shuttles, support van, leaders, tour maps and narratives, and daily ice cream
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.
The allure of the Hill Country as a bike touring opportunity is unmistakable. The Hill Country is astonishingly rural and underpopulated — a nostalgic reminder of a past era. On our Texas Hill Country Cycling tour of south-central Texas we utilize 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. 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.
This year we have doubled your incentive for joining us on this spring tour. We all know that Texas Hill Country is Bluebonnet Country and these hills in the spring are ablaze in an array of bluebonnet blooms. In addition, due to the many hot summer days the region experiences, it is also home to many local, homemade ice cream shops! From the famous apple ice cream in the apple orchards, to winners from the National Ice Cream Show, to the surprise of local chains churning out small batch frozen delights on site. The tour will be a winner for all your senses!
|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' ⬆|