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Yellowstone National Park Ride

Summary

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A Yellowstone National Park bike tour is a otherworldly experience especially if you happen to enjoy wildlife, geysers and fabulous landscapes! This tour spends three days in the National Park and then 4 days in the lesser known, but equally compelling Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We consider Day 7’s Bear Tooth Pass to be one of our top climbs.

Road bike
6 days
395 km / 245 mi
$ 2,995.-
  • Yellowstone NP
  • Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin
  • Yellowstone Lake
  • The old west town Cody
  • Chief Joseph Scenic Byway
  • Bear Tooth Highway
  • Deposit for this tour is $950.-pp.

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Details

Type
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
395 km / 245 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
Rental
Dates
21 Aug 2022 - 26 Aug 2022
28 Aug 2022 - 02 Sep 2022
Start
Bozeman
Finish
Bozeman
Airport at start
Bozeman Yellowstone Int. airport
Airport at finish
Bozeman Yellowstone Int. 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
The tour price per person
$ 2,995.-
rental road bike
The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.
$ 250.-
Optional
Road E-bike
The Scott SUB Tour eRIDE makes getting around easier. ePowered by Bosch with a 500Wh battery, the SUB Tour eRIDE can go the distance. Equipped with lights and a rack, it’s ready to provide many miles of worry-free reliability.
$ 375.-
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.
$ 545.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 0: Arrival in Bozeman

Riders either drive or fly to Bozeman, Montana. If flying, the airport is Yellowstone International Airport (BZN).

Day 1: West Yellowstone to Canyon Village

56 miles with up to 3,280 feet of climbing
After a morning shuttle from Bozeman, Montana to the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, we embark on our journey into the park. But keep a look out for the commonly sighted bison and elk, often right in the middle of the road! Also keep a keen eye for the more elusive grizzly bear, or perhaps even some wolves! This is wild and rugged terrain where wildlife abounds amid the beauty of Mother Nature and her geothermal wonders. We also urge you to stop at the many pullouts to take in the wonders along the way as we explore the Lower Geyser Basin.
We make a lunch stop at Old Faithful and marvel in its magnificence and also take in many other geothermal features that dot the Upper Geyser Basin. After Old Faithful we continue east deeper into the park and end the day in Grant Village.

Day 2:Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

78 miles with up to 3,775 feet of climbing, Shorter ride options are available
Starting from Grant Village, today’s route will ride along the western shores of Yellowstone Lake, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America which is also centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest ancient super-volcano on the North American continent.
Our destination today is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – an amazing 900 foot deep canyon carved into the ancient rock by the Yellowstone River that offers picturesque views of waterfalls and deeply eroded golden red rock formations. While Yellowstone National Park is best known for it’s geysers and thermal water features, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is a hidden gem that must be visited to be appreciated. It’s simply gorgeous!

Day 3:Yellowstone National Park to Cody

101 miles with up to 3,235 feet of climbing, Shorter ride options are available
Today offers an epic day on the bike! After a hearty breakfast for the long day ahead, riders depart from Grant Village, pedal along the shores of Yellowstone Lake, and then exit Yellowstone National Park via the East Entrance. After some moderate climbing for the first third of the route, riders will enjoy losing 4,500 feet along a 60 mile descent as we make our way along the North Fork of the Shoshone River, through the scenic Wapiti Valley, along The Buffalo Bill Cody Scenic Byway, around Buffalo Bill Reservoir to eventually make our way into the rustic western cowboy town of Cody, Wyoming. Wow! What a day!
Note: Lower mileage options exist for this ride by simply taking a bump for portions of the morning riding. However, look at all that downhill on the 2nd half of the profile below – you definitely want to ride that!

Day 4: Layover Day in Cody

Today is a layover day in Cody, Wyoming. There will be an optional “South Fork Out and Back” ride offered today for those that want to keep up their daily pedaling. Other activities can include exploring the old western downtown area, attending a real western rodeo, exploring the Buffalo Bill museum of the west, hiking on nearby trails, or simply relaxing.

Day 5: Chief Joseph Scenic Byway

Standard: 47-miles with 3,000-feet of climbing
E.F.I. Option: 77 miles with up to 7,300 feet of climbing
Today offer possibly the most scenic riding of the entire week as we cruise along the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and dip into Montana at the end of the ride. The standard plan is to start with a quick shuttle (to avoid less scenic riding) and drop cyclists at the base of the climb of Chief Joseph Pass. NOTE: Chief Joesph pass was newly paved in the summer of 2017!  The tarmac is smooth and fast
For the E.F.I. rider today is certainly the “queen stage” of the week with over 8,000′ of climbing and a HC (beyond category) 10 mile climb to Chief Joseph pass.
Of course there will be plenty of opportunities to “bump” ahead for those not wanting to put in all the miles or climbs allowing those riders to literally cherry pick the best of the best along today’s route.
We will conclude the ride at Cooke City, Montana and check into the Soda Butte Lodge for the final night of our week-long adventure. It’s hard to believe that the week is almost over as we share one last dinner together in this truly wondrous place.

Day 6: Beartooth Pass to Red Lodge, MT

Standard: 44 miles with 4,200-feet of climbing
E.F.I. Option: 64-miles with up to 5,400 feet of climbing
It would not be a classic tour without a classic ending… and today is the day! With an early morning start, we’ll take on the mighty Beartooth Highway and head northeast up to Beartooth Pass maxing out at nearly 11,000′ elevation. The climb is long and gradual and the views are amazing! As we past tree line on our ascent, we’ll ride past dozens of fresh water lakes sprinkled throughout the barren landscape where there is often snow pack at these altitudes year round. We consider Beartooth Pass a top three climb of all the climbs in all the itineraries we offer! When one reaches the top of Beartooth Pass they just don’t go down, they get to go across an alpine landscapes for miles before descending. Up high above the trees the views and wildflowers are tremendous.
At the top of Beartooth Pass we’ll stop for lunch with 100+ mile views in all directions – it is truly spectacular! Post lunch will be a mind boggling 27 mile twisty descent to the town of Red Lodge, Montana… this is one ride you are certainly not going to forget. Upon arrival in Red Lodge, we end at Red Lodge Ales to toss back a few celebratory brews and then pack up to shuttle back to Bozeman to end the tour.
What an incredible week!

For elevation profiles see PDF file below.

* 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:

5-nights of lodging.
Meals include 5-dinners, 6 lunches( daily lunch en route), 6 breakfasts, energy food, liquid refreshments.
Shuttles during the tour and mechanical support.

Not included

Night before and after the tour not included.
Airfare to and from the start/ finish tour
Alcoholic beverages,
Bike rental.  Be sure to bring your own helmet. We have a very limited supply and will only pack them if special arrangements are made ahead of time.
Gratuity guides

Lodging

Nights 1 & 2: Canyon Lodge and Cabins, or Lake Yellowstone Hotel, or Grant Village – Yellowstone National Park (Elevation 7,900 ft)
Nights 3 & 4: Buffalo Bill Village, or Chamberlin Inn – Cody, WY (Elevation 5,000 ft)
Night 5: Soda Butte Lodge, or Alpine Motel – Cooke City, MT (Elevation 7,600 ft)

NOTE:

Meeting Hotel and Ending Hotel reservations and costs are NOT included unless specified otherwise. Guests are on-their-own to make reservations at the Meeting Hotel or Ending Hotel, or other nearby hotels.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

Scott Addict 10 Disc road bike for only $250/week
Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2×11 Drivetrain, 34×32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)
Customize Your Ride: Bring your own Pedals (recommended) and Saddle (optional). Our guides will help you install them.
Cyclo Computers are not included, but you can bring your own if you would like.
In addition we also have
E-bikes
available for rental at $375/week.
And finally we have a selection of straight bar road bikes in our rental fleet.
Be sure to bring your own helmet. We have a very limited supply and will only pack them if special arrangements are made ahead of time.

Downloads

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Yellowstone NP elevation profile
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