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Death Valley & Red Rock Mountain Bike Tour

Summary

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Leaving the tourist spots behind, we mountain bike into the surprising backcountry of Death Valley. Ride along ancient mining tracks and ghost towns and cycle seldom-traveled dirt roads into the backside of Red Rock Canyon. Finally, cycling the mustang trails will complete your appreciation for the untamed Spirit of the Mojave!

Mountain bike
5 days
257 km / 160 mi
$ 1,965.-
  • The 2019 price is on request.
  • A remote camping tour with one hotel overnight.
  • Excellent meals and support.
  • Snacks and sport-drinks during the day.
  • Including souvenir shirt.
  • Guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts.
  • Camping equipment rental: 3 p. tent, sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress, not included.($103)
  • Including all (National) Park entrance fees.
  • Please plan on arriving in Las Vegas at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 9 a.m.
  • Guaranteed Trip Departure Policy

    You will have the option of paying an extra $400 pp to guarantee that your trip will run even with only 2 bookings. If we receive 2 other bookings then we will refund or not charge the extra $400 pp.

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Details

Type
Mountain bike
Duration
5 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Technical level
Easy = unpaved roads, almost flat
Average = narrow paths, steep climbing
Difficult = barely used trails, rocks
Average
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
Total distance
257 km / 160 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
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Rental
Dates
29 Oct 2018 - 02 Nov 2018
04 Feb 2019 - 08 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
18 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019 - 01 Mar 2019
04 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
08 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
15 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
28 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019
2019 start date: November 4
Start
Las Vegas (09.00)
Finish
Las Vegas (16.00)
Airport at start
Las Vegas McCarran Int. Airport (LAS)
Airport at finish
Las Vegas McCarran Int. Airport (LAS)

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 1,965.-
Camping Gear
Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Tent, Ground Pad
$ 103.-
Optional
Sleeping Bag + Pillow
$ 34.-
Optional
Tent
$ 57.-
Optional
Ground Pad
$ 17.-
Optional
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.
$ 451.-

Itinerary

Day 1:

Death Valley National Park, Artist Drive
After meeting in Las Vegas we shuttle to Death Valley National Park to begin our ride. After unloading the bikes we ride Artist's Drive - an area rich with (a colorful) mineral diversity. The scenic loop ride is a great way to become aqauinted with Death Valley. After a full day of historical sightseeing and riding, we shuttle to the western edge of the park where we'll set up camp in the Monarch Canyon.

Day 2:

Titus Canyon
Titus Canyon - A short 30 minute shuttle takes us to Titus Canyon where we’ll ride up and over White Pass and Red Pass to the top of the Grapevine Mountains. The reward for our climb? A scenic 5,600-foot descent through Titus' increasingly narrow canyon walls to the valley floor. After this spectacular ride, we’ll shuttle back to our camp in Monarch Canyon.

Day 3:

Chloride Cliffs
Chloride Cliffs - Leaving camp, we ride up the old Chloride Cliffs jeep road for a rare king-of-the-hill view of both the Badwater lowlands and Mt. Whitney. Today’s highlight is a chance to prospect abandoned crystal mines in the top of the mountain. Later, we’ll descend nearly 2,000 feet back to camp! In the afternoon, an optional two-mile hike through Monarch Canyon offers the opportunity to explore a ghosted stamping mill and a clear portal view from atop a seasonal waterfall.

Day 4:

Rhyolite, Spicer Ranch, Cottonwood Valley
After packing up, we take a short 50 minute shuttle to Beatty, Nevada and the all new Spicer Ranch Mountain Bike Park. This park is purpose built mountain bike trails meshed with wild burro trails making a fantastic array of riding! Plutonium Ridge (our favorite), takes us far into the backcountry of the Mojave Desert overlooking Beatty Wash. After descending a fast ridge line back to Spicer Ranch, and if your legs are willing, try out the Dynamite Trail. Exhilarating 2 mile loop!
After lunch at the Ranch, we head out to Red Rock Canyon -west of Las Vegas. Once in Red Rock, get ready for some of the fastest, finest single-track in the west! We'll follow some of our favorite trails in Cottonwood Valley for the remainder of the afternoon before riding into Bonnie Springs, Old Nevada Ghost Town - where we will be staying for the night.

Day 5:

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area -Mustang Trails
We start our final day riding Red Rock's Mustang Trail single-track system. Initially stomped out by horses and burros over 100 years ago, these trails are now shared by mountain bikers and wild mustang descendant’s who roam free and are protected in the National Conservation Area. We then ride to the small town of Blue Diamond for lunch before shuttling back to Las Vegas.

This is a general itinerary and may vary. The tour operator reserves the right to make changes
due to weather, local conditions, government intervention, or any unforeseen reasons that may
affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Inns are subject to change .

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

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Santa Cruz Tallboy or
Specialized Stumpjumper
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