Texas Wildflower Country
7 Day Inn Tour
We ride through this part of Texas on our cross-country Southern Tier tour, and every year women talk about how they want to come back to enjoy the area properly. Blossoming bluebonnets should line the route as we cycle through some of the most beautiful territory the Lone Star State has to offer.
Long rolling hills. Moderate to advanced cycling level.
6 nights lodging, 6 breakfasts, 5 picnic and sack lunches, 5 dinners, snacks, van support, maps, cue sheets and trained guides.
Fly or take the train in and out of San Antonio. Then take a 15-minute taxi from the airport to our starting hotel for $30. The train station is less than a mile from our hotel. Or drive and leave your car at the hotel for the week. Parking is $10/day. At the end of the tour, WomanTours will provide a shuttle back to the San Antonio airport, train station or our starting hotel, arriving by 2:00pm.
"This tour was amazing and I had a wonderful time. The cycling was challenging but I loved every minute of it. The guides and the other women really made this tour one of the best I’ve been on."
DAY 1: We begin our tour in downtown San Antonio, just one block from the Alamo and two blocks from the beautiful Riverwalk. We’ll meet at 3:00pm for a rental bike fitting, 5:30pm for an orientation and 6:30pm for dinner. 0 miles.
DAY 2: After breakfast, we’ll shuttle out of town and start our cycling from Boerne, TX on quiet, single lane farm roads through ranchland. Watch for cattle and enjoy the serenity. After a picnic lunch, we’ll roll into Wimberley. Famous for its weekly flea market, Wimberley’s main street is lined with interesting antique shops and art galleries. 34 or 59 miles.
DAY 3: We ride more quiet roads lined with fields of lavender to the quaint town of Blanco this morning. Then it’s on to Luckenbach where they say the population is 3. Be sure to stop at the Luckenbach General Store for a taste of the real Texas. We’ll continue to our overnight in Fredericksburg where we’ll unpack our bags and stay for the next two nights. 48 or 65 miles.
DAY 4: Today’s ride is on the Willow City Loop, famous for its views of the Hill Country. Locals keep track of the wildflower sightings along the route. It’s a beautiful roller coaster ride through pastures and ranchland. You’ll see more cows than people or cars. And if we hit the season just right, you’ll be surrounded by blossoming bluebonnets all along the way. 35 or 55 miles.
DAY 5: We say good-bye to Fredericksburg and head to Kerrville, the largest town we’ll see all week. We’ll stop for a picnic lunch beside the Guadalupe River, shaded by pecan and bald cypress trees. Be sure to stroll through downtown Kerrville and check out the Hill Country Museum or the Museum of Western Art. Then enjoy a swim in the pool at our hotel tonight. 39 miles.
DAY 6: After breakfast, you’ll quickly be out of town and onto more quiet scenic roads again. After a brief climb up to “Eagle’s Nest,” it is an easy downhill cruise to lunch. Be sure to stop for a slice of homemade apple pie, made from the locally grown apples in Medina.
We’ll end our day in Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World.” If you arrive early, you can choose to rent an optional kayak or tube to float down the mellow Medina River. Or stop in at one of the several saloons in town to savor the wild, wild west before heading to our guest ranch for the night. 46 miles.
DAY 7: We’ll end our week with one last beautiful bike ride back to Boerne. After a picnic lunch, we’ll say our good-byes to the Hill Country and shuttle back to San Antonio. We’ll arrive at the airport by 2:00pm or the train station and our starting hotel by 2:30pm. 27 miles.