Exceptional alpine views and broad valleys greet you on the Colorado Classic Self-Guided Cycling Tour. This tour of the high country takes you to the mountain resorts of Breckenridge, Vail, Glenwood Springs, and Snowmass/Aspen. Pedal serene bike paths. Breathe pure mountain air. Experience the wonder of Glenwood Canyon, carved over 3 million years by the mighty Colorado River. Your tour starts in Breckenridge and ends in Snowmass, providing you with the best views and cycling in the region.
- Handpicked accommodations for 2 nights in Breckenridge, 1 night in Vail, 2 nights in Glenwood Springs, and 2 nights in Snowmass
- 7 breakfasts
- Custom meal recommendations for lunch and dinner
- 2 passes to Glenwood Hot Springs
- Choice of activity in Glenwood Springs: 1/2 day rafting trip, sports massage, tram ride/cave tour; or vapor cave day pass (pre-book at time of reservation)
- The use of a GPS Garmin with downloaded routes (1 Garmin per 2 people)
- Detailed written daily route directions-
- Maps.Me app with downloaded routes on your mobile device
- The use of a GoPro Hero 4 Silver (1 GoPro per 2 people)
- Private in-person welcome orientation with our local representative
- Luggage transfers between hotels
- Emergency and technical support by our local representative at all times
- Skratch Labs hydration mix on each cycling day
- Complimentary At Your Pace – Freestyle Cycling Adventures water bottle and luggage tag
What’s Not Included
- Airfare or other transportation to and from the tour
- Lodging before or after the tour
- Meals, other than breakfast, allowing you to explore local cuisine
- Travel insurance or personal expenses
- Bike rental. Specialized Secteur Sport Triple – From $256 USD per person for the duration of the tour. Bike rental includes helmet, handlebar bag, toolkits, and more! See Equipment page
- Beaver Run Resort
- Tivoli Lodge
- Glenwood Hot Springs & Lodge
- Stonebridge Inn
Day 1 – Arrive in Breckenridge
Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains is Breckenridge, home to world-class fun and rich, colorful history. Tonight, meet your local representative at 6pm for your private welcome orientation, bike fitting, and route overview.
Lodging: Beaver Run Resort
Day 2 – Summit Loop – 18mi – 41mi (29km – 66km)
Numerous cycling options kick-start your Colorado Class Self-guided Cycling tour. Cruise around the pristine shorelines of Lake Dillon, surrounded by the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Or, cycle from Breckenridge to Keystone over Swan Mountain Road. Paved bike paths and spectacular scenery make this a cyclist’s dream. Your local representative will review each cycling option during your welcome orientation.
Breakfast included|Lodging: Beaver Run Resort
Days 3 – Breckenridge to Vail – 38mi (61km)
Prepare for an outstanding ride experience as you cycle along the only Colorado mountain pass with a paved bike path the entire distance. This spectacular ride will take you along the path from Breckenridge to Frisco and through Ten Mile Canyon, through wooded areas and past beaver ponds to the ski resort of Copper Mountain. From Copper Mountain, you’ll gently climb your way through high alpine valleys and tundra to the top of Vail Pass. Make sure your camera is handy, as you will want to photograph outstanding views from the summit. It’s an exhilarating downhill ride from the top of the pass to your hotel in Vail.
Breakfast included|Elevation:+1954’/-3465’|Maximum Grade: 6.5%|Average Grade: -0.4%|Lodging: Tivoli Lodge
Day 4 – Vail to Glenwood Springs – 63 mi (101km)
You’ll want to get an early start today as there is a full day of cycling ahead. There’s plenty to see along the way as you pedal past the ski resorts of Avon and Beaver Creek. Follow the Colorado River and enjoy stunning views of Glenwood Canyon as you coast along this popular recreation trail. Keep an eye out for whitewater rafters & wildlife! To shorten this ride, we can provide a transfer from Vail to Glenwood Canyon, providing you with the option to ride the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Tail. Stop for a hike at Hanging Lake, a crystal-clear, turquoise blue lake that is a short, steep, but rewarding hike and accessible from the Glenwood Canyon bike path. Hanging Lake was just added to the roster of National Natural Landmarks. Tonight, This evening, take a rejuvenating dip in the mineral-rich waters of the Glenwood Hot Springs, a must after a long day of cycling.
Breakfast included|Elevation:+110’/-3519’|Maximum Grade: 6.2%|Average Grade: -0.5%|Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge
Day 5 – Free day in Glenwood Springs
Today is a free day to explore Glenwood Springs. You have your choice of activity in Glenwood Springs: 1/2 day rafting trip, sports massage, tram ride/cave tour; or vapor cave day pass. Take time today to relax and stroll along the many shops and restaurants along Grand and Cooper Avenues between 8th and 11th Streets. Or, visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Ride the gondola and enjoy panoramic views of Glenwood Springs, the Roaring Fork Valley & Mount Sopris. There are plenty of adventures waiting for you when you arrive at the top!
Breakfast included | Lodging: Glenwood Hot Sporings Lodge
Day 6 – Glenwood Springs to Snowmass – 43 mi (69 km)
Your ride today will take you along the Rio Grand Trail, a rails to trails project that follows the abandoned railroad bed of the narrow gauge Rio Grand Railroad. Ride through several excellent wildlife viewing areas as you cycle along the Roaring Fork River. Pass over the Satank Bridge, the longest and oldest span timber truss bridge in the state. Enjoy views of the Elk Scenic Corridor and Mount Sopris while pedaling this picturesque trail. There will be plenty of spots to rest and beautiful viewpoints along the way.
Breakfast included|Elevation:+3053’/-302’|Maximum Grade: 9.6%|Average Grade: -1.8%|Lodging: Stonebridge Inn (upgrades available)
Day 7 – Snowmass/Aspen local rides- 24mi – 40mi (39km – 64km)
A spectacular array of wilderness rides await you today. There’s something for every ability. Cruise into Aspen, a hotbed of trendy boutiques, art galleries and sumptuous culinary options. Cycle past scenic groves of aspen & spruce to the ghost town of Ashcroft, where prospectors came in search of silver. Pedal past pristine forests, lush meadows and glacial valleys as you discover the majesty of the picturesque Maroon Bells, two 14,000′ peaks capped with snow year-round. Or take on the legendary and challenging Independence Pass (for experts only!) Your local representative will discuss each option with you during your welcome orientation.
Breakfast included|Lodging: Stonebridge Inn (upgrades available)
Day 8 – Depart Snowmass
Following breakfast, take one more spin before you say goodbye to your Colorado Classic Self-guided Cycling Tour.
Breakfast included|Lodging: N/A
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