Trek Travel Bike Tours

Trek Travel Bike Tours

A relative newcomer to the industry (they started business in 2001), Trek Travel does everything with an utmost level of expertise. In many ways it is as if they have analyzed the best aspects of the top companies, and incorporated these into their tours. The guides are top notch, the two levels of pricing accommodate a variety of budgets, and the large selection of tours cover a wide range of rider levels.

As they are the only operator owned by a bike company, you can always be assured that the bikes are top notch and in perfect condition. Companions – Hey, even if he says "It's Not About the Bike", this is the company that makes Lance's ride, so bikes and gear are front and center here. In other word, don't expect to see lots of folks in the SAG van. This is a pretty fit crowd. However, they do provide a large range of ride types, some as short as 30 miles a day (and some that include such challenges as Mt. Ventoux), so the large variety of rides, as well as price levels, lead to a wide variety of clients.

  • Operator Type:
    Full-Service Operator
  • Website:
    http://www.trektravel.com/promotion/biketourreviews/
  • Price Tier:
    $$$
  • Avg Price Per Day:
    $465-595
  • Services:
    Bike Provided, SAG Van, Tour Guide
  • Country:
    Austria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, United States

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20 Reviews

  1. Sharon Stitzel-Reply
    May 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    I would not recommend doing any business with this company. Their bikes are totally worn out. We trusted a friend’s recommendation and it turned out that was a bad decision. They are selling used bikes at thousands dollars, If I am paying over 2K for a used bike, I expect it is in a fair condition. The truth is that their checklist was not accurate and dishonest. For example, the crank teeth are extremely worn and the di2 charging and mounting is missing.
    This is just wrong.
    If they are selling used bike like dumping garbage but still make you to pay thousands of dollars, this is absolutely not the company you should trust. I paid for my mistake and I am hoping that my stupidity can be a warning for you. A company without integrity, think twice!

  2. Tim Demkin, New Jersey-Reply
    March 31, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    First time Trek Travel tour. Did the Portugal trip out of Vila Viscosa, mid-November.
    Everything was great.
    Bike provided was exceptional, guides were friendly & personable as well as knowledgeable about the area, top notch accommodations, great food @ hotel and at restaurants. Plenty of snacks and support along the bike routes. Word to the wise: you should be in good shape. Our trip was labeled “recreational.” Participants were fit and didn’t dilly-dally. That said, you can opt for an electric bike, if need be.
    Side tours were wonderful too (vineyard, palace & museum on rain day, guided tour of local village).
    Terrific followup from Corporate HQ on any questions or concerns.
    Would recommend and would do a TrekTour again.

  3. Sarah, USA-Reply
    March 11, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    My parents booked a Trek trip in Italy this spring. We’re very disappointed that with the coronavirus escalating in Italy, we cannot attend. When we called Trek to cancel, we were surprised to learn that there were no plans to cancel the trip and we couldn’t cancel without losing a significant amount of money. My parents are rightfully concerned with Trek’s disregard for our health and safety. The situation continues to evolve, but as of today, Italy is under a country wide quarantine, travel is restricted by both Italy and the United States and the spread or the virus and death toll show no signs of slowing. Trek offered an option where we could rebook in another location, but we cannot entrust our wellbeing in any location to a company who is encouraging us to risk our health and safety, as well as the health and safety of our communities, by traveling to Italy. Luckily, the airlines offered a refund on our travel, prioritizing human life over profit – we encourage Trek to do the same.

  4. Michael, Albany, Oregon-Reply
    June 10, 2019 at 3:38 am

    We paid for a self-guided tour this May in the Provence region of France. While we loved the trip, Trek Travel did little to provide any support. They charged us $7000, and basically they gave us some bikes and routes and let us go. For the money we were charged we were expecting a lot more from the company. Nice bikes, but talking to other people on other tours, including the guided Trek tours, we feel we were taken advantage of. We do not recommend Trek Travel.

  5. J. Long, Highland Beach, FL-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Did the Tour de France Team Access trip, Trek’s premiere offering. Much was promised and the price was among the highest in the industry. Accommodations, food, Radio Shack team access were great. Unfortunately, the trip was understaffed; 3 guides, 1 van for 24 people. There was little ‘on the road’ support. Two guides were rookies to the trip and the company. Tour viewing was far less than promised.

  6. Barry S., Woodbridge, VA-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Excellent support, fun guides, and unbelievable viewing locations for the Tour de France.

  7. Jeff, Waterford, CT-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    I took the Trek Travel economy tour of Bryce and Zion national parks in fall 2005. The bikes were exceptional (as you would expect of Trek); the guides friendly and hard-working; and the other riders fairly strong and very social, ranging from 25 to 55, average age about 40. The accommodations were excellent, some top notch restaurants included with tour; and the routes we rode were challenging with amazing scenery.

  8. Mike Thackray, Canmore Alberta-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    What you would expect….great rides and route finding, perfect bikes, fantastic accomodation and knowledgeable and personable guides who we now call our friends. Plus TREK TRAVEL organized local and unique cultural experiences for our group which were unexpected and fantastic (eg. local vineyards, a catalonian historian, etc, etc.)

  9. J. Tamayo Mayagüez, PR-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Tour de France viewing at its best. The food in France not very good, as always. Somehow the Pizzas were great. Great scenery The Guides are A+.

  10. Sally and Dan M, Rescue, California-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    This is the A+ way to go! Trek travel is quality with real human excellence. The don’t aim to please, they simply do. The bikes are excellent, but that wouldn’t matter if they weren’t so truly superior in choosing and retaining the best guides in the world! This is a bike tour with a never ending grin! Thanks Trek Travel!

  11. S Ross, Canmore AB-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I would like to say the trip we had this fall with Trek was outstanding, the accomodation,food, attention to detail, and most importantly the daily routes they had designed for us were all incredible. The guides made the extra effort to ensure we all had a great time, and also ensured that everyone was looked after as far as personal requests, special energy drinks,foods,cultural side trips, and route changes to suite exploring and shopping needs. I have had several trips cycling in different regions of Europe, private trips, self guided, and group trips, I have always had the best experience with Trek. We have already booked our next trip with them for this summer. We are looking forward to another “trip of a liftime” with the great folks at Trek.

  12. Smitty, Long beach, CA-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    My wife and I have been on 3 Trek Travel trips to Europe. We highly recommend the trips. The guides worked very hard and provided the best advice, assistance and friendship throughout the trips. Bikes were top quality. Rider level was above average but not competitive. Accommodations and food were very good. Can’t wait to go again. Provence was extra special.

  13. Cameron-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I have been going to Europe for 35 years. I’ve acquired a “I’ve seen it all” mentality, a shame really, but 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.

  14. Lisa-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    We are not “tour” people, and usually enjoy making our own way with a map and a good guide book. This trip was one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had – great exercise, great food, great accommodations, great company and we were completely pampered.

  15. Kathy-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    This trip was better than anticipated — and I had high expectations based on previous participants’ reviews! I am now convinced that this is THE way to see a new country and experience its culture; by the sights, sounds, and smells only obtainable by cycling through its countryside. The support of the Trek Travel guides made it exceptionally easy and enjoyable. A perfect way to spend our 15-year wedding anniversary!

  16. Arch-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Trek is the best travel group especially for the Tour de France where access and logistics are so critical to a wonderful experience.

  17. Melissa-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    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.

  18. Suzanne-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    One of the wonderful features about Trek is that high-quality, well-equipped bikes fit to the rider’s specifications are provided, saving the traveler time, expense and worry.

  19. Dave-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Everything planned exceptionally – but adjustable as necessary.

  20. Elyana-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    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. This from two people who have traveled every Continent but Australia and have had very memorable experiences. On the flight home we were already planning our trip for next year. We are hooked!

  21. Marc-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    One of the things I really liked was that I didn’t have to transport my own bike to CA, and that the Domane provided was a very good, high-end road bike. I also loved the chance to ride the Di2 (I was sold on it in the first three miles) and it was a let-down to return home to a mechanical-shifting bike!

  22. Liza-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Most cycling tours also offer snacks and drinks all the time. But beer, sunscreens, water bottles filled up without asking, water bottles moved under shades, luggage carried to our rooms? It was five stars service all the way.

  23. Carol-Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    From the moment we arrived, we were treated like movie stars – and you just can’t buy that anywhere else!