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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
13 days
1385 km / 861 mi
$ 2,450.-
  • 12 Riding days, 1 rest day.
  • 4 Nights in hotels, 10 Nights of camping.
  • You need to bring your own camping gear.(tent, sleeping bag & mattress, headlamp).
  • Meals:Freshly prepared camp meals, Restaurant meals, Roadside lunches.
  • We do not provide food on rest days (and dinners coming into rest days).
  • Vehicle to carry your bags.
  • Experienced tour leader, Bike mechanic and medic.
  • Prices based on double occupancy at hotels. Solo riders will be paired with another rider of the same sex at no additional charge.
  • There are 10 more sections.
  • Registration fee $150

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Details

Type
Recreational
Duration
13 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
26 Aug 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
12 riding days
1 rest day
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
$ 2,450.-
registration fee
$ 150.-

Itinerary

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 2 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 followed by a sweet rolling bike path most of the way to Hoback canyon. From there the riders’ mettle will be tested by a century+ day of 165 km up onto and across the gauntlet of Wyoming’s remote High Chaparral. Reminiscent of Botswana, here humans are vastly outnumbered by cattle, and the few lonely settlements such as Big Piney are populated by oil industry workers, trailers and pick up trucks. At more than 2000 meters elevation in the middle of nowhere one shudders to think how cold and lonely it must be here in winter.

After passing by Green River and the Flaming Gorge Reservoir we’ll catch our first glimpses of the surreal rock formations of the southwest, on a day of 2000 meters climb and descent that takes briefly 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 down into a beautiful campground at Highline lake. Finally we cycle into the psychedelic and mystical Canyonlands 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. Here the tour will have a 2 day midway break during which the riders can explore Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, test their rock-hopping bike skills, or just explore the shops and kick back with good food and beers at the Moab Brewing Company on Main Street.

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