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San Juan SkyWay Adventure

Summary

San Juan Skyway 1

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.

Road bike
7 days
370 km / 230 mi
$ 2,000.-
  • Excellent meals and accommodations in locally owned inns and hotels.
  • 6 Nights accommodations.
  • Meals included: all breakfasts, picnic lunches available , 2 dinners.
  • Snacks and sport-drinks during the day.
  • Experienced cycling guides and support van.
  • Including guided tours of selected breweries.
  • Option to shorten or extend the daily distances.
  • End of ride craft beer to celebrate each day.

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
7 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Challenging
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
40-60 km / 25-37 mi
Total distance
370 km / 230 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
Deluxe, room & breakfast
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Not included
Dates
16 Jul 2018 - 23 Jul 2018
04 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
Start
Durango, CO (2:00)
Finish
Durango, CO
Transfer
Durango Airport DRO
Airport at start
DRO Durango La Plata Airport
Airport at finish
DRO Durango La Plata Airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,000.-
cycle jersey
$ 75.-
Optional

Itinerary

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 - 46 miles
The first leg of our journey around the San Juan Skyway brings us to Cortez, Colorado.

Day 3:
The cycle from Dolores to Telluride is a tough ride. It is mostly up hill but the payoff Day 3 - Dolores to Telluride - 65 miles 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 - 50 miles
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 - 23 miles
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 - 50 miles
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.

Day 7:
Depart from Durango

Map & Routes

Map
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Bicycle

Shimano 105 equipped or better road bike with a carbon fork for added comfort. If you have a special bike request let us know and we will try to accommodate.
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