Explore one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Cycle the legendary Skull Valley Loop through Prescott State Forest past giant Ponderosa Pines. Bike and hike the stunning Sedona Red Rocks with an idyllic view of the canyons below. Kayak the wild and scenic Verde River. Take in the wonderful Southwestern culture that draws influence from the local Yavapai Tribe on this Sedona bicycle tour.
222 km / 138 mi
Support of experienced tour leaders from start to finish.
Full van support for a variety of route options
Complimentary use of equipment and bikes: Cannondale Synapse Carbon 105, Customized Fuji Absolute 2.0
Hike in Red Rock State Park with views of majestic Cathedral Rock
Bistro lunch and tasting at the Javelina Leap Vineyard
Docent led tour of the Copper Art Museum
Kayaking trip along the Verde River
5 nights at Northern Arizona’s finest accomodations and all gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Baggage transfers and porterage
All meals except 2 dinners and 2 lunches
Daily route directions, maps, and a downloadable GPS
Deposit $ 500.- pp
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
222 km / 138 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
Deluxe, full board
Daily luggage transfers
10 May 2020 - 15 May 2020 17 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
Start your Prescott and Sedona bicycle tour with a bike fitting at the beautiful Goldwater Lake surrounded by breathtaking scenery and ride through the Prescott National Forest. The legendary Hassayampa Inn, where you spend the next two nights, was named after the Hassayampa River, which means “the river that loses itself” in Apache. Welcome reception and dinner tonight is at the Inn’s very own Peacock Dining Room.
12 miles, meals: B, D
This morning, bike through a distinctly striking landscape of Skull Valley, a famous route that plays host to the Skull Valley Loop Challenge each September. The route is filled with sights, including 6,433-foot Martin Mountain, and rare animals, like the native Javelinas.
28, 53 miles, Meals: B, L
This morning, travel to the town of Clarkdale on the banks of the Verde river and a gateway to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Area in the beautiful Verde Valley. Enjoy an early morning kayaking excursion to the Verde River. The river carves into a glorious canyon that is populated with bald eagles, black bears, otters, and white tail deer, offering glimpses of some of the nation’s most elusive creatures. Once you reach Sedona this afternoon and check into the luxurious Amara Resort, experience their premium spa or head into town to peruse the local art galleries.
Meals: B, L, D Kayaking
Begin your day with a spectacular view of the gorgeous Red Rocks over breakfast at the Amara Resort. Ride to Mormon Lake in Flagstaff. Take in the rustic beauty and tranquility of the lake and watch the majestic elk that populate it.
Cycle the Red Rock Scenic Byway, as the unparalleled Red Rock State Park unfolds its full glory for the entire duration of the ride. Sample wine and artisan cheese pairings at a local vineyard while you take in the incredible surrounding views. Tonight, a private farewell dinner for the group will be hosted at Amara with breathtaking night views of the majestic Red Rocks.
25, 50 miles, Meals: B, L, D
Experience the majestic Red Rocks up close and personal as you hike to soak in the vistas and witness the famous Cathedral Rock. Enjoy a leader-hosted picnic lunch at the park after your hike. Post-lunch you will be transferred back to the Amara resort.
Meals: B, L Hiking
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