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Valley of Fire & Death Valley Tour

Summary

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Explore two desert regions for the price of one on this tour through forty thousand acres of raw beauty and red Aztec sandstone. Begin with a spectacular loop through Lake Mead National Recreation Area to Hoover Dam. Explore the Great Basin’s Valley of Fire – Nevada’s oldest state park, dotted with petrified trees and 2000- year- old petroglyphs. Then head to Mojave Desert’s Death Valley National Park – the country’s largest National Park- for four more days of riding through Southwest wonders. Painted badlands, eerie landscapes and Old West history make for an unforgettable journey!

Recreational, Road bike
6 days
296 km / 184 mi
$ 3,349.-
  • Hoover Dam
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Red-gold Aztec sandstone with 3000 year old Anasazi petroglyphs
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Hike trough Golden Canyon to Zabriskie point
  • Mesquite flat sand dunes, Ubehebe crater Badwater Basin, Artist’s Palette and more.
  • Deposit for this tour is 25%

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
6 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
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
Total distance
296 km / 184 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, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
09 Oct 2022 - 14 Oct 2022
16 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2022
23 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022
30 Oct 2022 - 05 Nov 2022
06 Nov 2022 - 11 Nov 2022
13 Nov 2022 - 18 Nov 2022
12 Feb 2023 - 17 Feb 2023
19 Feb 2023 - 24 Feb 2023
26 Feb 2023 - 03 Feb 2023
05 Mar 2023 - 10 Mar 2023
Start dates Oct 16, 23 and Nov. 6 are guaranteed.
2023 Start date: March 12, 19, 26
2023 price: $3617.-pp single fee $977.-
Start
Las Vegas
Finish
Las Vegas
Airport at start
McCarran Int. Airport Las Vegas
Airport at finish
McCarran Int. Airport Las Vegas

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 3,349.-
E-bike rental
E-bike Fastroad E+ EX Pro or E-bike THRIVE E+ EX Pro
$ 200.-
Optional
Single supplement
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.
$ 914.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 1: Hoover Dam - A"Dam" fine ride!

Completed in 1936, the Hoover Dam holds back 112-miles of the Colorado River, creating Lake Mead – America’s largest reservoir. While it has long been surpassed as the world’s tallest dam, it remains an engineering marvel of its time. An entire city – Boulder City – was built to complete its construction. Super-sized fridges had to be designed to cool the massive concrete blocks which otherwise would have required over a century to harden! Marvel at the death-defying tales of Native American “high scalers” who worked on the vertiginous canyon walls. Most important of all, enjoy the scenery, this ride is magnificent! Our route takes us along the lake to the dam and returns via Boulder City for a relaxing evening at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.
Meals; lunch and dinner, lodging: Hilton Lakes Las Vegas
Distance; 23 or 48 miles, elevation: +1,864 ft / -1,976 ft or +3,921 ft / -3,923 ft

Day 2: Ride the Valley of Fire

Hop in the van for a brief shuttle to Valley of Fire Highway into Nevada’s oldest and biggest state park. Ride a road that is one of those gorgeous surprises parked in the middle of nowhere. Glowing red-gold Aztec sandstone is highlighted with 3,000-year-old Anasazi petroglyphs, ancient trees, beaver tail and cholla cacti. Roadtrippers says, “…it will have you reaching for the camera at every turn.” Springtime is ablaze with desert marigold, indigo bush, and desert mallow. Watch for desert bighorn sheep!
Meals; Breakfast, lunch and dinner, lodging: Hilton Lakes Las Vegas
Distance; short route: 37.9 miles long route 66.6 miles, elevation short +2684 ft / -2829 ft long +4864 ft / -4867

Day 3: Ride over Daylight Pass and enjoy a gentle 26-mile descent into Death Valley


Transfer to Death Valley National Park this morning. Pedal from the ghost town of Rhyolite on the park’s eastern edge up to Daylight Pass. The view from the summit (4,317 feet) captures Death Valley in microcosm: sun-blanched, desolate and vast. Cruise a 26-mile downhill for your first look at the valley up close. Spend the next 3 nights at the Ranch at Death Valley. Enjoy the pool!
Meals; Breakfast and lunch lodging: Ranch at Death Valley
Distance; 37.8 miles, elevation +1150 ft / -5049 ft

Day 4: Hike through Golden Canyon to Zabriskie Point, ride to Badwater and visit Artist Palette.

Hike Golden Canyon this morning, a 3-mile stroll along a path lined with massive boulders and pastel-hued dunes. Finish at Zabriskie Point, one of Death Valley’s most famous viewpoints. The maze of crazily eroded, painted badlands makes a great photo spot. Snap a few, then ride to Badwater Basin for lunch at the lowest point on the continent: 282 feet below sea level! Before you head back to the Ranch for a drink and a splash in the pool, visit Artist’s Palette. Here, oxidation in the metals contained in the rock paints the hills in an amazing rainbow of hues. Dinner is on your own tonight. 
Meals; lBreakfast and lunch lodging: Ranch at Death Valley
Distance; 38 miles, elevation +1304 ft / -2162 ft

Day 5: Hike Ubehebe Crater, then ride to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

The Ubehebe (“yoo-bee-hee-bee”) Crater is a 600-foot-deep crater that was created when hot magma met the groundwater in this region, creating a giant bubble of steam and gas that exploded from the earth. Shuttle to the crater in the morning for a 1.5-mile hike around the rim. Then hop on your trusty velocipede for a mostly downhill pedal to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Should these dunes appear somehow familiar, perhaps they are. You may recognize them as the dunes of planet Tatooine in the original Star Wars movie. Lunch is on your own today.
Meals; breakfast and dinner, lodging: Ranch at Death Valley
Distance; 44.3 miles, elevation +856 ft / -3398 ft

Day 06: Finish at Dante's View for a spectacular panorama of Death Valley

Head to Dante’s View. Perched 5500 feet above Badwater Basin, take in a panoramic eagle-eye view of the Black Mountains and the gigantic valley you’ve been riding and hiking through all week. See if you can spot the tiny specks of people strolling the salt flats below. Snap a victory finale photo. Then hop into the van and head back to the Ranch for a shower prior to returning to Las Vegas.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch Distance; 14.2 miles, elevation +2607 ft / -0 ft

* 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.

Included:

Lodging
All meals except one diner and one lunch.
Road /hybrid bike, E-bike rent possible
Luggage transfer.

Not included:

Night before and after the tour.
Airline tickets
Gratuities guides

Lodging

Hilton Lake Las Vegas
Ranch at Death Valley
The hotels, Inns, and B&Bs we use are always among the finest the area has to offer. Our smaller group sizes(max. 13) allow us to stay at some award-winning places that can’t handle groups of 25 or more. We work closely with the innkeepers to make sure they understand your needs and ours, whether that is having a place to store your bike, an early morning breakfast or a convenient place to park the van, they are as committed to your vacation experience as we are.
Lodging is based upon two people to a room with a private bath. If you’re traveling solo on any of our trips, we’ll assign you a roommate of the same gender and often of the same age bracket. There is no extra charge if we can’t find you a roommate, even if you sign up the day before the trip starts. You can guarantee yourself a private room and bath if you pay the Single Room Fee. Occasionally a room with two beds consists of one bed plus a rollaway bed or sofa bed.

Vaccine or test: A negative Covid test will be required within 72 hours of departure for all non-fully vaccinated guests. or Proof of a completed Covid vaccination course can be used in lieu of a Covid test. A "completed Covid vaccination course" means that the guest has had 1 or 2 shots (depending on vaccine brand) and has completed the 2-week waiting period post final shot.
All of our guides are fully vaccinated.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

road-2-540x296 A road or Hybrid bike is included in the price,
E-bikes
are available for an extra fee.
Prior to your bike tour, we request your height in order to choose the right frame size for you. (If you have a fit sheet or sizing information on your personal bicycle, you are welcome to send that to us, and we will do our best to match your geometry and specs.) On the first day of each bicycle tour, your guides tweak your bike fit to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. If they can’t get the fit just right, we typically carry a couple of extra sizes. We try to make sure we have the right size and type of bike you need to enjoy your cycling vacation.

Giant Defy ADV 3

Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast.
Ride farther and faster with an all-new composite frameset that’s engineered with endurance geometry and built-in compliance. Handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite material, it’s engineered with tube shapes that are optimized to absorb road shocks and vibrations. And the frame is still stiff in all the ways that matter—for pedaling efficiency as well as steering and cornering precision. It’s made with a specific carbon layup to give it just the right feel. And for added control, it features integrated disc brakes with flat mounts and 12mm thru-axles. The D-Fuse Seatpost and handlebar system also help reduce road vibrations, adding to its smooth, compliant feel on the road.
Components: Giant Conduct disc brakes, Shimano Tiagra groupset, 50/34 cranks, 11 x 34 cassette, Giant S-R2 tubeless wheelset 700x28c

Hybrid / flat Bar Road bike

The perfect balance of road bike speed and city bike versatility. Built on a lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frameset, this new flat-bar road bike puts the rider in a comfortable position that’s smooth and efficient. The fast-rolling 700c wheels and vibration-absorbing composite D-Fuse seatpost help smooth out rough roads. The fast-rolling 700c wheels can accommodate large tires up to 32c, perfect for tackling rough roads with confidence and control, while integrated ergo bar ends keep your hands comfortable on longer adventures. Powerful disc brakes give you added control in all types of weather, and easy-to-use rack mounts make FastRoad SL a smart choice for commuting, fitness riding and weekend adventures.
E-Bike Thrive E+ EX PRO
With THRIVE E+ EX PRO, you get an all-access pass to speed no mater what your fitness level
Designed with Liv’s 3F Design Philosophy, Thrive E+ EX Pro is the first road E-bike built specifically for women. Get up to speed fast with the new SyncDrive Pro motor that provides a natural, yet powerful, E-bike experience. The new motor also features a Smart support mode that automatically adjusts the support level based on your ride. PedalPlus 6-Sensor Technology translates six measurements about your riding and adds the perfect amount of power at just the right time for a fast and fluid ride quality. The EnergyPak Smart 375 battery is so sleek, you’ll have your friends looking twice to know it’s an E-bike.
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