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Great American Roadtrip section 2

Summary

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This is the second section of the Great Amercan Roadtrip. From Flagstaff to Roswell. Highlights: Flagstaff, Apache Reserve, Truth & Consequences, Roswell. There are four more sections of this tour.

Road bike, Mountain bike
12 days
1225 km / 761 mi
$ 3,650.-
  • Flagstaff
  • Apache Reserve
  • Truth & Consequences
  • Roswell
  • Deposit $170.-pp.

    Full vaccination with an approved COVID-19 vaccine is required for participation on this tour.

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Details

Type
Road bike, Mountain 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
100-120 km / 62-75 mi
Total distance
1225 km / 761 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
Not included
Dates
01 Oct 2021 - 11 Oct 2021
Limited space available
Start
Flagstaff
Finish
Roswell
Airport at start
Flagstaff airport
Airport at finish
Roswell International Air Center

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,650.-

Itinerary

Included / Not included


TRUTH, CONSEQUENCES & UFOS
Flagstaff, close to some incredible Native American pueblo sites and cliff dwellings at Wupatki National Monument, is the start to this fascinating section. The riders will spin south through a vast pine forest and quirky towns like Happy Jack and Strawberry before turning east and continuing into the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. In 1975 this was the site of one of the most famous alleged alien abductions, dramatized in the 1993 movie, Fire in the Sky. Having avoided being whisked off into space, the riders will spend the night in the nearby town of Show Low. The name came from a poker game in the 1800’s where the winner of a nearby ranch was the one who displayed the lowest card in a draw, the deuce of clubs.

The route then heads into New Mexico, highlighted by a couple of days of cycling through the isolated Gila National Forest with its waterfalls, cliffs and mountain views. This is followed by a rest day in Truth or Consequences, a town famous for having changed its name to that of a popular radio quiz show in order to host a programme for the show’s 10th anniversary. The riders will be happy to know that its previous name, Hot Springs, lives up to its promise for a relaxing soak. Cyclists will now pass by the huge White Sands Missile Range where on July 16, 1945, the first.

* 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.

Level: intermediate

Some long and tough days with shorter less challenging days mixed in. Environment (sometimes including wind and heat) and terrain (including some significant climbing) are more of a factor. Some unexpected challenges may creep in from time to time.

Included:

5 Nights in hotels and 7 Nights of camping
Most dinners, most breakfasts, all roadside lunches, experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
GPS tracks & route notes
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Bike mechanic
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Not included:

Bring your own bicycle, for this tour, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c tires
Flights from and to the tour start.
Gratuity guides
We advise booking at least 1 additional night at tour accommodation before the tour, to be able to attend rider briefing and have assistance from tour bike mechanic in setting up your bike.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

For this tour, we recommend a touring bike, see PDF file for more information.

Downloads

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