New partnership combines outdoor activity, wellness & thoughtful indulgence, set to roll out in October 2019
February 18, 2019 – Trek Travel is partnering with Blackberry Mountain – one of the most highly-anticipated new hotels to open in the United States in 2019 – – to debut a new Blackberry Mountain Bike Tour that blends outdoor activity, wellness and thoughtful indulgence this fall.
The six-day, five-night adventure will offer an immersive experience of luxury, adventure, renowned hospitality and unwavering appreciation for the land.
“We are thrilled to design this trip with the Blackberry Mountain team,” says Trek Travel president Tania Burke. “The signature Blackberry touch is felt throughout as we blend great cycling in the stunning southern Appalachian foothills with renowned hospitality, celebrated wine and food and endless adventures.”
Scheduled to open on February 15, 2019, the Relais & Chateaux-designated Blackberry Mountain is the creation of the Beall family, the Blackberry Farm masters of hospitality. The 5,200 acre estate will be located on the opposite end of Millers Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains and will serve as a haven for preservation and personal exploration.
Trek Travel guests will base from one of Blackberry Mountain’s private cabins at the crest of the mountain and have access to the entire estate including 2,800 acres of land in conservation.
Trip highlights include cycling around Chilhowee Mountain past rolling farms and ride alongside the shady banks of Waldens and Reed Creeks, fly-fishing in the renowned streams of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hiking alongside Lynn Camp Prong past numerous waterfalls.
Blackberry Farm chef will lead guests on a foraging hike and work with them to create simple seasonal dishes utilizing edible plants found on the trails.
Soothing massages and Mountain cuisine focused on creative and healthy ingredients will nourish and enliven the senses throughout the week.
Trek Travel’s Blackberry Mountain Bike Tour will be offered October 6 – 11, 2019 and is priced at $6,399 per person. A four-day option is available from October 6-9 for $4799 per person.
About Trek Travel
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Trek Travel is an award-winning cycling vacation company offering cycling tours around the globe for cyclists of all abilities. Each vacation includes the use of the latest Trek bicycles like the Domane SL 7 or XM700+ electric assist, featuring Garmin GPS devices and Di2 electronic shifting; boutique accommodations; most meals; snacks and drinks for each day’s ride; daily route support; social hours; entrance fees to group events; transportation during the tour; complimentary Trek Travel merchandise, and more.
Trek Travel was formed in 2002 as the luxury bicycle touring arm of Trek Bicycles, one of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturers. Voted a 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Tour Operator, they’re a team of globetrotters, world-travelers and dreamers who know how to inspire the memories guests have for the rest of their life. They find the best roads, hotels, towns, food, routes and attractions, and introduce them to people looking for adventure. All on bikes they’re guaranteed to love with unrivaled customer service at every step.
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