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Walk, Run, or Bike in the Hill Country at the 2019 Tour de Castroville

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As the Tour de France is to… well, France, so too is the Tour de Castroville to a beautiful Texas Hill Country town known as the Little Alsace of Texas. With its eighth annual running, this unique walk/run/ride is anticipating a huge crowd as it makes it way through historic Castroville, Texas. Taking a scenic loop into the neighboring town of LaCoste, as well as Western Bexar County, this event features some of the more stunning scenery the area has to offer, coupled with fresh country air and lots of good fun.

Taking place on Saturday, April 6, 2019, this family-friendly event starts off at the Castroville Regional Park, 15 miles west of San Antonio. A non-competitive, untimed, good-natured walk, run, or bicycle ride, the course for the 5K and 10K routes take participants past more than 50 historic structures. Built in the 1840s, when Castroville was settled by Henri Castro and immigrants from the Alsace region of France, these structures form part of the charm that emanates from Castroville to this day. The 30- and 60-mile bicycle routes take their scenic cues from picturesque Medina and Bexar Counties, along low-traffic roads that connect Castroville to neighboring La Coste. Between these towns, the cozy accommodations, fine dining, museums, parks, and unique shops make this Hill Country event a true gem.

Walk, Run, or Bike in the Hill Country at the 2019 Tour de Castroville

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Meandering along the picturesque Medina River for a portion of the Tour de Castroville event, participants can enjoy scenic Texas Hill Country views and peaceful places through which to peddle, walk, or run. Experience all the charm that a tour through the area can manage. Castroville is loaded with Alsatian allure blended with rural Texas charisma. From the homes of original settlers since turned into bed and breakfasts to its array of antiques, wonderful dining options, and unique shopping opportunities, this Hill Country town is a dream come true for visitors. Not only that, but proceeds from the Tour de Castroville event will be used by the Castroville Special Events Foundation for the benefits of Parks and Recreation as well as additional non-profits in the Castroville area.

Walk, Run, or Bike in the Hill Country at the 2019 Tour de Castroville
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