Trek Travel, voted one of the World’s Best Tour Operators by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the 2016 World’s Best Awards survey, announces six new trips in 2017 along with an all-new fleet of Trek Domane SL 7 bicycles. New six-day, five-night trips include Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, New Mexico and Ojai to Santa Barbara. New European trips include a six-day, five-night mountain bike trip to Norway and two separate river cruising itineraries that explore the Danube and Rhine Rivers.
“Our 2017 destinations reflect our guests’ increased interests in cycling and river cruises, more national parks itineraries, and an infusion of luxury and culture,” said Trek Travel President, Tania Burke. “We are also excited to announce our upgraded fleet of bicycles in both North America and Europe to the newest Trek Domane SL 7 in 2017. This upgrade truly raises the bar in our industry because of our relationship with the world’s best cycling manufacturer.”
Yellowstone-Tetons, 6-days, 5-nights
Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are perhaps the most famous of North America’s National Parks. Residing just ten miles from one another, they are known for dramatic peaks, Old Faithful geyser and an abundance of moose, buffalo and elk.
Beginning and ending in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this adventure features a naturalist led hike to Old Faithful geyser; cycling through the National Elk refuge with the Grand Tetons in the background; whitewater rafting on the Snake River and visiting Teton Village, home to the world famous ski resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Priced from $3299 per person this trip is offered June 25-30, July 2-7, July 9-14, July 16-21, July 23-28, July 30-Aug. 4, August 6-11, Aug. 13-18.
New Mexico, 6-days, 5-nights
Georgia O’Keefe immortalized New Mexico’s landscape in her vivid paintings and the Native Americans created distinctive pueblo communities within its borders
Beginning and ending in Santa Fe, cyclists will trace some of the country’s oldest roads from the Santa FeTrail to Canyon Road with a dramatic ride to Taos featuring views of New Mexico’s Truchas Peaks and Wheeler Peak along with a ride over Taos Gorge Bridge, rising 800 feet above the Rio Grande River. Other highlights include hiking through the Plaza Blanca; soaking in the ancient healing waters at the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and visiting Taos Pueblo.
Priced from $2599 per person this trip is offered May 21-26, May 28-June 2, June 4-9 and June 11-16.
Norway Mountain Bike, 6-days, 5-nights
Norway’s Telemark region is known for its abundance of lakes, forests and unique granite dome dotted landscape. Mountain bikers will relish more than 100 kilometers of remote singletrack while staying at the luxurious Canvas Hotel with its Mongolian yurt-style tents.
The trip begins and ends in Sandefjord. For the next five days riders climb granite slabs, dart through heavy timber, over roots and across creeks along with visiting the coastal town of Arendel. Priced at $3499 per person this trip is offered July 2-7, July 9-14, July 16-21, July 23-28 and July 30-August 4.
Ojai and Santa Barbara, 6-days, 5-nights
From Ojai’s “pink moment” when the sun showers the mountains in early evening light, to Santa Barbara’s magical coastline, known as the American Riviera, to the wine region of the Santa Ynez Valley, this springtime trip is for those who love the finer things in life.
Beginning in Ojai, California and ending in Santa Barbara, the trip features a stay at the award-winning Ojai Valley Inn and Spa; olive oil tasting at the Ojai Olive Oil Company; bicycling along the ocean to Santa Barbara; exploring the Foxen Canyon wine trail and touring Montecito’s Lotusland.
Priced from $3199 per person this trip is offered from March 5-10, March 12-17 and April 9-14.
RIVER CRUISING WITH TREK TRAVEL AND SCENIC
Danube River Cruise, 8-days, 7-nights
Discover the Danube on this seven-night luxury cruise that meanders through enchanting landscapes around the shores of this historic river.
Beginning in Nuremberg or Budapest, cyclists ride through the timbered hamlets of Furth and Erlangen while sampling the area’s local beers; cycle through the vineyards of the Wachau Region; discover Vienna’s most loved cycling routes including the heavily forested range of hills known as the Vienna Woods and explore Budapest’s Buda Hills.
Priced from $6,499 per person, based on double occupancy, this all-inclusive trip is offered May 10 – 17, May 22 – 29, May 31 – June 7, June 26 – July 3, and July 26 – August 3, 2017.
Rhine River Cruise, 8-Days, 7-Nights
Experience the epicurean and cultural delights of the Rhine River on this seven-night adventure beginning in Basel, Switzerland and ending in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Visiting four countries, this trip stops at Strasbourg, France, Koblenz and Cologne, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Highlights include cycling the Alsace wine route tasting Rieslings and Pinot Gris, pedaling castle and vineyard dotted landscape of the Rhine Gorge, discovering the bike trails of Cologne and tasting cheese through Amsterdam’s countryside.
Priced from $6,599 per person, based on double occupancy, this trip is offered June 12 – 19 and August 16 – 23, 2017.