The roads of the Texas Hill Country west of Austin provide an amazing alternative to the regular in-town routes, all within a short drive of the big city but a world away from the traffic and urban landscape. We’re pleased to share the best of our backyard with Central Texas locals and visitors alike, offering cyclists of all abilities a taste of the bike tour experience without having to venture far from home.
Details about our Texas Hill Country bike rides are provided below, and at the bottom of the page you'll find a link to upcoming rides, as well as a free registration page and photo album from previous hill country rides!
FEES: Unless otherwise specified, all rides are on a donation basis of $20-$30 to cover gas, snacks and guides. (Sign up for a Bike Retreat or Bike Vacation within a week after the ride and we'll credit your donation - and double it! - towards one of our tours!)
DURATION: Depending on the distance of the rides and the drive time to get to the ride start, our Hill Country Day Trips can last anywhere from half a day to a full day (particularly if we stop for beer and burgers after the ride!).
RIDE LOCATIONS: Our Hill Country rides are primarily west of town, roughly 30 minutes to an hour's drive from central Austin.
TRANSPORTATION: The first eight cyclists to register are guaranteed a seat in the Velo View van for transportation to the ride start.
SUPPORT: All of our rides are "no-drop" and guided. We also provide energy bars, sports drinks, etc. before and after the ride. There is no SAG support during the ride, but we always include water & bathroom stops on our routes.