Gravel Rides in the Castell, Texas Hill Country

Type
Gravel
Terrain
Flat to rolling
Inclusions
Guide
Custom Route
SAG Support
Pro Photography
$
100
-
$
180
/ Person
Days:
Weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Deaton B
Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
Highlights
  • No guessing about where to ride. Guides know the area.
  • SAG always close by.
  • Flats with rolling hills, ranch creatures, birds overhead, and peace.
  • You can focus on riding while we photograph the moments.
  • May be purchased - transportation, bike rentals and chef created nutrition.
  • Sales tax of 8.25% must be added for state, county and city.
Description
Castell in Llano County is located on the Edwards Plateau as a part of the Texas Hill Country. The Colorado and Llano Rivers flow over and through limestone. The Llano Uplift combined with erosional Paleiozoic strata form prominent hills. Enchanted Rock is a part of the scenry as gravel roads meander through these sparsly populated old ranch lands. This gravel ride is in the quiet countryside on flat to rolling roads that allow you to enjoy nature with moments of adventure and impressive vistas. Note: Customized routes based on guests' preferences and weather.
 
Rates
Per
Miles
Price
Person
25
 miles
$
100
Person
50
 miles
$
125
Person
70
 miles
$
140
Person
100
 miles
$
180
Optional Fees
Fee
Per
Price
Comment
Transportation from AustinGroup
$
250
Free pickup at residence. Group size is 4. More than 4, check with us for price.
Bike RentalPerson
$
50
Selection, Reservation, Custom-fit
Chef created nutritionPerson
$
20
Based on your nutritional preferences
Guides
I have been living & biking in Texas and Austin for the past 18 years. Guiding road and gravel tours for TXBT for the past couple years gives opportunities to meet guests from ... moreall over the world and share my best routes on less traveled bucolic gravel roads. Providng guests with professional quality photos of our time together as a gift is a pleasure. You can expect amazing photos at the end of your tour with me.

Dennis also manages Night Owls Racing team. Night owls has 16 members and races road, criterium and gravel races. Ted King, the 2x winner of Dirty Kanza, world most famous gravel race is one of the team's sponsors. You can watch his latest Ted King interview here.
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F.A.Q.
TXBT creates custom cycling experiences including mountain biking, road cycling, city cycling, and most importantly, gravel riding. Founded in 2012 with the goal of spreading the joy of cycling, supporting you in your desire to ride gravel is aligned with that goal. Realizing your vision of this guided tour is our focus.
We learn about your preferences, your cycling life and what you hope will happen. As we know the area well, we create a route that will match that information and provide a bit of a challenge along the way.
With a large trailer especially equipped to transport bikes and related gear, we provide ground transportation for you, your bikes, and if there is an overnight, your luggage etc. from Austin to the ride start. After the ride, you can be transported back to Austin or to your place of residence in the area.
The culinary experience director for TXBT prepares specialty items for you as a part of the ride. A past favorite has been handmade donuts and banana nut bread. You tell us what you want us to prepare and it will be there for you in the SAG wagon.
The routes are mostly gravel with some paved roads. The tires should be fatter than road bike tires. A cyclocross or mountain bike would work. There are bikes specifically sold as gravel bikes. Specialized Diverge Comp E5 and a Trek Domani would work too.
As we only have custom rides, there is no set schedule of rides to book. Sometimes we can make it all happen with short notice, but the more notice we have the better…to book the right guide for you, create the route, block the calendar, assign the SAG wagon, get that chef busy in the kitchen….
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