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North American Epic 5th section

Summary

T 2 Yellowstone Dineke 5

For cyclist who cannot cycle the whole tour but still want to ride a part of the North American Epic Ride, can ride the 5th section of our Epic Ride. The American West conjures up images of the Rockies, crystal clear mountain streams, endless skies, and cowboys and cowgirls huddled around a campfire sipping coffee. And while the Great Divide section includes several long challenging days in the saddle those who are able to find the frontier spirit within themselves will be richly rewarded by this journey on 2 wheels into the Wild West.

Recreational
15 days
1385 km / 861 mi
$ 3,200.-
  • Missouri River Headwaters
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Jackson Hole: gateway to the Tetons
  • Mountain biking mecca of Moab
  • There are 10 more sections.

    Deposit $170.- pp.

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

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Details

Type
Recreational
Duration
15 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
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Total distance
1385 km / 861 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
30 Aug 2022 - 12 Sep 2022
Start
Helena
Finish
Moab
Airport at start
Helena Regional Airport HLN
Airport at finish
Canyonlands Field Airport CNY

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,200.-

Itinerary

Included / Not included


Great Divide

The American West conjures up images of the Rockies, crystal clear mountain streams, endless skies, and cowboys and cowgirls huddled around a campfire sipping coffee. And while the Great Divide section includes several long challenging days in the saddle those who are able to find the frontier spirit within themselves will be richly rewarded by this journey on 2 wheels into the Wild West.

After exiting Helena we visit the historic Missouri River headwaters before spinning up the Gallatin River canyon where white water rafters dodge boulders as they rush downstream. From there it’s a quick ride to West Yellowstone and a rest day when clients can cycle into or take a guided tour of Yellowstone Park where they will spy herds of bison, fields of hot springs, and the world’s most renowned geyser, Old Faithful.

Back in the saddle we’ll cruise along quiet scenic roads in Idaho, with great views of the foreboding peaks of the Tetons which we traverse at Teton Pass. Then it’s a wicked downhill into the rich and famous … and expensive … ski resort town of Jackson Hole for a rest day. Then it's a sweet rolling bike path most of the way to Hoback canyon. From there the riders will cross the gauntlet of Wyoming’s remote High Chaparral where humans are vastly outnumbered by cattle.

After passing by Green River and the Flaming Gorge Reservoir we’ll catch our first glimpses of the surreal rock formations of the southwest that takes us into the northeastern corner of Utah where prehistoric sea life flourished and dinosaurs roamed long ago. Then it’s up and over western Colorado’s Douglas pass. Finally we cycle along Utah’s Highway 128, dwarfed by red rock cliffs and buttes carved eons ago by the Colorado river, and arrive at the mountain biking paradise town of Moab. Moab is also the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

* 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.

Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge.
12 Riding days, 2 rest day.

Included:

6 Nights in hotels
9 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
Medic
Tour jersey
Pre-tour information bulletins

Not included:

Flights and transfer to and from the tour
Food on rest days plus dinner on nights before rest days
Gratuity guides

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

For this section, we recommend a touring bike with 35-40c
For more information see PDF file below

Downloads

choosing a bicycle
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