Following the San Juan Skyway this adventure will take you through historic mining towns and over high mountain passes you will never forget. The San Juan Skyway is a 230 mile loop through Colorado's Southwest mountains. We will spend the days riding in clean mountain air and the evenings sampling some of the best craft beer in the state. This tour will take you through Durango, Telluride, Ouray, and Silverton, Colorado while following the Skyway. You will also ride the famous Million Dollar Highway. This is one of the 10 most scenic cycling trips in the United States and a must ride for anyone interested in Cycling in Colorado.
370 km / 230 mi
This tour will take you through Durango, Telluride, Ouray, and Silverton, Colorado while following the Skyway.
You will also ride the famous Million Dollar Highway
They need a minimum of two participants. The maximum is 10 participants.
Deposit for this tour is 25%
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
370 km / 230 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, room & breakfast
Daily luggage transfers
18 Jun 2023 - 24 Jun 2023 12 Sep 2023 - 18 Sep 2023
Durango, CO (2:00)
Durango Airport DRO
Airport at start
DRO Durango La Plata Airport
Airport at finish
DRO Durango La Plata Airport
Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*
Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
you can choose to bring your own bike or rent one of ours.
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.
Included / Not Included – lodging
Day 1: Arrive in Durango
This evening we will meet as a group at the Steamworks Brewing Company for a pre tour meal and entertainment.
Day 2: Durango to Cortez
The first leg of our journey around the San Juan Skyway brings us to Cortez, Colorado.
Day 3: Durango to Telluride
The cycle from Dolores to Telluride is a tough ride. It is mostly up hill but the payoff is TELLURIDE. This is a town worth pedaling to. We will have great beer waiting for you in one of the most beautiful spots around. You may add on 11 miles by starting at our hotel in Cortez.
Day 4: Telluride to Ouray
The ride from Telluride to Ouray is majestic. You will cycle along by streams, Mountains decked in fall color and postcard perfect mountains to the Switzerland of the United States. Ouray itself is picture perfect, often called the Switzerland of America. Tonight we will sample brews from the Ouray Brewery.
Day 5: Ouray to Silverton
While this ride is a shortish ride up and over Red Mountain pass on the Million Dollar Highway the result of your effort is highly rewarded in the town of Silverton, an old school mining town that looks much the same as it did in the late 1800's.
Day 6: Silverton to Durango
The ride from Silverton to Durango is a glorious day of downhill riding through high mountain splendor you will be talking about until you come back and do it again. Tonight we will celebrate our adventure with dinner before parting ways.
Depart from Durango
This trip requires an intermediate level of fitness. The daily rides vary from 20 - 65 miles with significant altitude gains each day except the last.
* 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.
All lodging during the adventure.
Breakfast each day
Snacks and drinks are provided during each ride.
Dinner on the first and last night are included in the tour.
Beer tasting and tours at select breweries
Entrance fees and admission when applicable
Cue sheets, GPS and guided directions for each days adventure.
Luggage and gear transfer between hotels.
Transportation to and from the adventure.
Pre and post tour accommodations.
Liquor drinks and wine.
On this adventure we will be staying at mix of hotels, small inns and Bed and Breakfasts.
The strater hotel – Durango
The hotel Telluride – Telluride
The Wyman – Silverton
Lodging may be modified based on availibility.
Steamworks, Ska Brewing Company, Animas Brewing, Delores Brewing, Telluride Brewing, Smuggler’s Brewpub Ouray Brewing Company, Avalanche Brewing, Mr. Grumpy Pants Brewing
Must be 21 years old to drink beer.
Covid Update (08/10/2021): As we see the increasing transmission of the Covid-19 Delta variant we are taking proactive measures to ensure the safety of our staff, guests, and business partners. Effective August 10th, all guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative test result within 72 hours of the tour in order to participate. All our staff are vaccinated and will be wearing masks while working inside or when social distancing is not possible. Please make sure your vaccination card, a picture of it, or a digital copy and matching ID are ready for review at the start of your trip. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and cooperation!
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