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Cross Country Challenge 1st section

Summary

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The Cross Country Challenge is a terrific 52 days coast to coast bicycle ride. For the cyclist who cannot take 52 days off, but still wants to ride the Cross Country Challenge, try our Western States Tour. Ride over the Sierras and through the Nevada high desert from San Francisco CA to Salt Lake City

Road bike
12 days
1374 km / 854 mi
$ 3,550.-
  • This is a Ride/Event, a tour with 20-40 participants.
  • Experienced cycling guides, luggage transport and support van.
  • Snacks, drinks and fresh fruit during the day.
  • Good motels and hotels; breakfast and dinner included.
  • Night before and after the tour not included.
  • There are 5 more sections.

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
12 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
120-140 km / 75-87 mi
Total distance
1374 km / 854 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Basic hotel, half board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
01 Jun 2019 - 12 Jun 2019
Start
San Francisco
Finish
Salt Lake City
Airport at start
Internationale luchthaven van San Francisco
Airport at finish
Salt Lake City International Airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,550.-
Single supplement
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.
$ 600.-

Itinerary

Western States Tour

Western States Tour begins with a climb over the ridge from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. After the ceremonial wheel dip, we head north over the Golden Gate Bridge and work our way through the golden colored hills just south of Napa Valley.

Riding through some of California’s fertile farmland, you’ll have the opportunity to sample the local products, including strawberries, cherries, Jelly Belly Beans, and In-N-Out Burgers. It is all about the food! And you will need it as we begin our climb into the Sierra Mountains. After a SAG stop on the shores of Folsom Lake, the route heads up into Auburn for the night. Sleep well because the next day we climb up over Donner Pass.

It is well worth the effort as you will be rewarded with the views of Donner Lake surrounded by the snow-capped Sierras and an exhilarating descent down into Truckee. Riding along the top of Lake Tahoe, we cross into Nevada and head towards an 8.5 mile climb up Mount Rose. Be sure to stop and take in the views on the way up. Overlooks provide one last look at the Sierras and Lake Tahoe, definitely picture worthy. Once on the summit, it’s downhill into Sparks and the high desert in bloom.

You will ride through wide open vistas with distant mountains and sage covered ranch lands. We’ll have one of the best breakfasts on tour at the Cowpoke Cafe. If the timing is right, you can catch a rodeo in Winnemucca. Reaching the eastern border of Nevada, the route heads into Utah, across the Bonneville Salt Flats and well-earned celebration in Salt Lake City.

Map & Routes

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