This exclusive route connects the cycling friendly towns of Breckenridge, Vail, Leadville, Aspen and Glenwood Springs, a must ride for anyone interested in Cycling in Colorado. You will stay at a mix of small bed and breakfasts, Local inns, and hotels. Just under half of this ride is on car free bicycle paths and the rest is on scenic rocky mountain byways. You will ride over Vail pass, enjoy the Top of the Rockies scenic byway, Independence pass and the Rio Grande scenic rail trail. Come along for an adventure in Colorful Colorado!
273 km / 170 mi
Just under half of this ride is on car free bicycle paths and the rest is on scenic rocky mountain byways.
you can choose to bring your own bike, or rent one of ours.
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
Included / Not Included – lodging
Day 1: Arrive in Breckenridge.
This afternoon we will meet and cycle between a couple breweries in Breckenridge to make sure everything is all set on our bikes before dinner as a crew.
Day 2: Breckenridge to Vail
38 miles, 1765 of Elevation Gain.
The first leg of our journey is almost exclusivly on cycle path and takes you Through Frisco, past Copper Mountain, and over Vail Pass before descending to Vail for the evening.
Day 3: Vail to Leadville
40 miles, 3800 feet of Elevation Gain.
The cycle from Vail to Telluride is amazing. Known as the Top of The Rockies Scenic byway this route includes a stop at the training area of the famous 10th Mountain Division on Tennesse Pass. Finishing in Leadville we will have a beer waiting in this historic Mining town resting at 10,152 feet.
Day 4: Leadville to Aspen
59 miles 5,500 feet of Elevation Gain.
The ride from Leadville to Aspen is Stunning. You will cycle along Twin Lakes, ride over Independence Pass and descend into world famous Aspen Colorado. Tonight we will sample brews from the Aspen Brewing Company.
Day 5: Aspen to Glenwood Springs
42 miles 171 feet of Elevation Gain.
We may go up 171 feet today on the Rio Grande Rail Trail but we spend the rest of the day going down almost 2,400 feet of elevation to finish in Glenwood Springs. Celebrating our ride in style we will stop off in Carbondale and have lunch at a brewery there before finishing at our hotel in Glennwood and soaking in the hot springs.
Depart from Glenwood
This trip requires an intermediate level of fitness. The daily rides vary from 20 - 65 miles with significant altitude gains each day except the last.
* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.
All lodging during the adventure, based on double occupancy, if you would like your own room there is a single supplement available.
Breakfast each day and a Welcome Dinner
Cue sheets, GPS and guided directions for each days adventure.
Luggage and gear transfer between hotels. Two Guides from the area
Transportation to and from the adventure.
Pre and post tour accommodations.
Our guides and field staff are around before and after each tour. If you would like to stay with us give a call and we are happy to help you sort it out.
Liquor drinks and wine.
On this adventure we will be staying at mix of hotels, small inns and Bed and Breakfasts.
Broken Compass, Aspen Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge Distillery, Vail Brewing, Periodic Brewing, Roaring Fork Beer Company, Carbondale Beer Works, Casey Brewing and Blending, Glenwood Canyon Brewing
* Must be 21 years old to drink beer.
Covid Update (08/10/2021): As we see the increasing transmission of the Covid-19 Delta variant we are taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our staff, guests, and business partners. Effective August 10th, all guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative test result within 72 hours of the tour in order to participate. All our staff are vaccinated and will be wearing masks while working inside or when social distancing is not possible. Please make sure your vaccination card, a picture of it, or a digital copy and matching ID are ready for review at the start of your trip. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and cooperation!
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