Texas (Hill Country)

It’s hard to believe the beautiful open roads, rolling hills, charming towns, and killer barbecue of Texas Hill Country are just an hour and a half from Austin.

The area first hit the national headlines when President Lyndon Johnson brought reporters to his childhood home near Fredericksburg, driving his Lincoln Continental convertible right into the pastures and low water crossings. These rugged limestone hills dotted with streams became home to ranches, farms, and orchards for German settlers in the early part of Texas’ history. Now the timeless buildings of Fredericksburg house restaurants, shops, and galleries. The best place to stay is the Hoffman Haus, a collection of delightful heritage buildings in the heart of town. This is the perfect base to access superb rides to nearby Luckenbach (made famous by Willie Nelson), to Enchanted Rock, and around the Willow City Loop. Biking helps work up a Texas-sized appetite for that famous BBQ.

The Hill Country, Texas and Santa Ynez Valley, California trip was excellent with detailed planning, support and great biking. Everyone had a wonderful time and we all look forward to our next trip with you. Thanks for another fun packed trip.
D.B., Williamstown, MA

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