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Idaho Hot Springs

Summary

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This is six days of mountain bike trails, hot springs, and wild rivers! Explore the rugged beauty of the Sawtooth Mountains, visit remote natural hot springs along the way, and ride the legendary Deadwood-Julie Creek. Other highlights include the historic mining towns of Atlanta, Lowman and Pine.

Mountain bike
5 days
205 km / 127 mi
$ 1,573.-
  • The Boise National Forest and Sawtooth Mountains
  • Each day ends at a different natural hot springs.
  • Deposit for this tour is $500.-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
Challenging
Technical level
Easy = unpaved roads, almost flat
Average = narrow paths, steep climbing
Difficult = barely used trails, rocks
Difficult
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
Total distance
205 km / 127 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
05 Jun 2023 - 09 Jun 2023
12 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023
19 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023
26 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023
03 Jul 2023 - 07 Jul 2023
10 Jul 2023 - 14 Jul 2023
17 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023
24 Jul 2023 - 28 Jul 2023
31 Jul 2023 - 04 Aug 2023
07 Aug 2023 - 11 Aug 2023
More start dates: Aug. 14, 21, 28 Sept. 4
Start
Lowman (8.00)
Finish
Lowman (19.00)
Transfer
Boise
Airport at start
Boise Airport (BOI)
Airport at finish
Boise Airport (BOI)

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 1,573.-
Camping gear rental
We rent high-quality camping gear for all of our camping tours. These include a tent, sleeping pad, raised cot, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, full size pillow, and ground tarp.
$ 108.-
Optional
Rental bike
Santa Cruz Hightower
The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!
$ 380.-
Optional
E-bike rentaL
Specialized Turbo Levo Full Suspension E-Mountainbike
The Turbo Levo Comp 6Fattie 650b has the perfect blend of trail performance, proper handling, technology, and durability, delivering you the power to ride more trails, longer, more comfortably.
$ 704.-
Optional
E-bike rental
Specialized Turbo Kenevo SL Full Suspension E-Mountainbike
The Turbo Kenevo Super Light melds the legendary handling and all-around big trail prowess of the Enduro with our Super Light electric support to deliver indomitable capability, light weight, and power to conquer more and bigger trails.
$ 704.-
Optional

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – campgrounds


Day 1:Pine, Green Creek Trail

Our initial meeting point is in Boise. We’ll shuttle to our first ride of the tour, Green Creek Trail located in the beautiful Boise National Forest. The Green Creek Trail is a challenging 18-mile ride, climbing over 1,500 feet to 6,400’. The ride gives a great eye opener to the trails we will encounter throughout the week. We’ll end the ride right at our camp where you can cool off in the South Fork Boise River or relax in Paradise Hot Springs.
10 - 18 miles
Singletrack, No van support

Day 2:Atlanta, Yuba River Trail

A shuttle takes us deep in the Sawtooth Mountains to one of our all time favorite epic rides – the Yuba River Trail, which begins at 8,222’ elevation and ends at 5,400’ elevation with four tough climbs somewhere in the middle. The remoteness of our ride gives you a great appreciation for our western backcountry. Our ride finishes in the historic mining town of Atlanta (population 20). Our camp has two undisturbed backcountry hot springs that we will enjoy for the next two days.
17 miles.
Singletrack & Jeep Road. Some van support.

Day 3:Decker Creek/ shuttle to Banner ridge / Descend to Payette River

Today we ride through the original historic mining areas of Atlanta. The deserted buildings give one a sense of the real Old West. A hefty 2,200 foot climb awaits us as we make our way back into the Sawtooth Mountains by way of Decker Creek. This ride is challenging both physically and technically but well worth the effort as the scenery is phenomenal.
After our ride down Decker Creek, we pack up camp and shuttle even higher into the Boise National Forest to the Banner Ridge sno-park. After lunch on Banner Ridge we’ll descend from 7,100’ feet to 4,300’ feet finishing at a wonderful hot spring, located aside the roaring Payette river.
17 - 35 miles
Singletrack & Jeep road. Some van support.

Day 4:Deadwood Ridge / Julie Creek

Today’s ride is the Deadwood-Julie Creek Loop. We’ll start with an uphill that climbs over 3,000 feet for the first 12 miles to the Julie Creek Singletrack. We’ll descend 2,500 feet over the next five miles on raging technical rocky singletrack. The next seven miles are intense as we race down the Deadwood River.
25 miles.
Singletrack & Jeep road. No van support.

Day 5: Banner Ridge Cross Country Trails

We shuttle back to Banner Ridge and utilize the cross country ski trails for a fast and fun ride over the peaks. The tree lined trails of Banner Ridge open up with big views of Steel Mountain, the Sawtooths, and Sunset and Pilot peaks to the west, providing a very scenic backdrop for our last day of riding. We’ll have lunch at one of the trailheads and shuttle back to Boise.
15 miles
Singletrack & Doubletrack. No van support.

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 .

Included:

Two guides,
All meals starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, snacks
Support vehicle,
Bike maintenance,
Community gear.

Not Included:

Airfare to and from our departure point,
Lodging before or after the tour,
Personal camping gear, (possible to rent for $108.-)
Rental bike
Gratuity to guides.

Campground Details

Night 1: Elks Flat
Night 2: Atlanta
Nights 3 & 4: Pine Flats
We choose well-maintained public campgrounds with scenic vistas and comfortable arrangements. You’ll move seamlessly from one day of your trip to the next, camping outdoors and enjoying wildly healthy, delicious homemade meals.

The majority of our selected campgrounds feature indoor facilities and showers. Conversely, in more remote backcountry camping scenarios, we’ll provide portable toilets and private solar showers.

Camping gear may be rented or you may bring your own. All of our camping gear is tested and hand-chosen from top manufacturers to ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Our camp gear package includes a tent, sleeping pad, raised cot, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, full size pillow, and ground tarp.
Your Trip Leaders will always help to ensure your equipment is set up properly each night.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

Mountain Bike Rentals

Santa Cruz Hightower
The Hightower has been a does-it-all-well trail bike since its inception. More maneuverable than its longer-travel sibling, the Megatower, and more at home in the steep-and-chunky than its snappy cousin Tallboy, Hightower excels when the route covers ‘all points in between,’ and descents come courtesy of some big-ass climbs. The VPP suspension’s lower-link-mounted shock creates a nearly linear leverage curve, meaning it mops up bumps of all sizes and maintains the kind of progressivity normally reserved for our V10 DH bike!
We now have
eMountainbikes
(electric pedal assist) available.
The Turbo Levo Comp 6Fattie 650b has the perfect blend of trail performance, proper handling, technology, and durability, delivering you the power to ride more trails, longer, more comfortably.
The Turbo Kenevo Super Light melds the legendary handling and all-around big trail prowess of the Enduro with our Super Light electric support to deliver indomitable capability, light weight, and power to conquer more and bigger trails.

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