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.
205 km / 127 mi
Remote camping tour. All camping on this trip is in campsites with no running water and pit toilets. There are no shower facilities, but Hot Springs and cold rivers are a highlight of this trip. There is no cell phone service.
Excellent meals and support.
Snacks and sport-drinks during the day.
Including souvenir shirt.
Guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts.
Rental Camping equipment: 3 p. tent, sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress, not included. ($103)
Please plan on arriving in Boise at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 8 a.m.
Trip Cost Does Not Include: Lodging before or after tour, personal camping gear, rental bike, gratuities to guides.
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.
Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Easy = unpaved roads, almost flat Average = narrow paths, steep climbing Difficult = barely used trails, rocks
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
205 km / 127 mi
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
Daily luggage transfers
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020 20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 - 07 Aug 2020 10 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020 17 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020 07 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020 07 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021 21 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 28 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021 05 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021
Also available start dates 2021:July: 19, Aug: 2, 9, 16, Sept: 6
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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