Epic Colorado Bike Tour

EPIC Colorado Bike Tour

Overview

Adventurous Cycling Trips in Colorado – Create an “EPIC” ride!

We have taken two of our Colorful Colorado Rockies routes and our most recent addition, “Colorado FUNDO”, and combined them all, creating 17 days of incredible and challenging rides. The Epic Colorado Bike Tour provides a few of Colorado’s most iconic climbs: Independence, Tennessee, Vail, Ute, Hoosier, Keebler, McClure Passes, The Colorado Monument, Grande Mesa and Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

Our start up leg of the Epic Colorado Bike Tour is your time to start a soft warm up or hit it hard. Our Colorado Fundo stage keeps us in Frisco for four days. There you can opt for short or long routes, daily. Or choose non-cycling options instead.

The second stage of Epic Colorado Bike Tour provides a few of Colorado’s most iconic climbs: Independence, Tennessee, Vail, Keebler, McClure Passes. You will experience some of the most photographed mountain scenery in the world, while in the Aspen High Country. You’ll enjoy small resort towns, climb a dozen of Colorado’s highest passes and cruise past dramatic canyon walls.

Our third stage of Epic Colorado starts in the central Colorado mountains and includes Glenwood Springs, Crested Butte, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Grand Mesa, wine country of Palisade and The Colorado National Monument.. We have even been known to be non-invited participants in a local cattle drive while enroute.

To make your ride safe and enjoyable, your guides have 45 years of experience and knowledge of the Colorado routes. In addition to cycling, we have 3 partial days built in so that you might enjoy activities like fly fishing, kayaking, rafting, hiking and spa experiences.

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Details

Rider Level

Advanced

Distance

Total miles and elevation TBD

Travel
  • Fly into Denver Airport or meet at our starting hotel on Thursday, July 8, 2022, at 4pm.
  • Drop-off time is July 25 at 3pm in Grand Junction. Inquire about the possibly of a van shuttle back to Denver.
  • Commercial transfers to and from Denver will be the financial responsibility of the guest. Colorado Mountain Express has very reasonable rates and we will help with scheduling.
Meals
All breakfasts, dinners and picnic lunches on riding days.
Accommodations

All lodging is included

Highlighted Hotels: Wine Country Inn • Westin Aspen • Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge or Hotel Colorado

Included
  • Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner on all riding days
  • Cocktail social hour on the first night of each segment.
  • Transfers from designated areas on segments 2 and 3 will be provided.
  • Maps
  • GPS mapping
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Narratives
  • Park entry fees
  • 2 guides
  • Van support
  • Transportation to and from off-day activities is included, but guest is responsible for activity fees.
Segments
Segment I (July 8 – 12, 2022) – Colorado FUNDO
  • Guests arriving by air transportation should use a commercial shuttle service from Denver International Airport to Frisco. We can pick you and your bike up at the transfer point in downtown Frisco.
  • When departing this tour, you may take the shuttle service back to Denver International at your leisure.
Segment II (July 12 – 17, 2022) – Aspen and the High Country
  • New guest meet up in Frisco by 4pm on our start date.
  • Drop off of guests not continuing on Segment III will be Glenwood for shuttle to Denver International Airport on July 18. Amtrac is available to Denver.
Segment III (July 18 – 25, 2022) – Wine Country & National Monument
  • Guests should fly into Denver or Eagle Vail, CO.
  • New guest pick up in Glenwood Springs, CO, on July 18 by noon if you have taken a commercial shuttle to and from Denver International. Airport pickup at Eagle Vail is available any time before 2pm July 18.
  • We will drop guests off by 4 pm at Grand Junction Airport on our final day of riding.

Dates

  • July 08 – 25, 2022
    • Segment 1 (July 08 – 12, 2022)
    • Segment 2 (July 12 – 17, 2022)
    • Segment 3 (July 18 – 25, 2022)

Pricing

Per Person
$7800/person (entire tour)
  • Priced by segments or as a whole tour.
  • Segment 1 - $695 - $1695
  • Segment 2 - $2995
  • Segment 3 - $3295
  • Single Room Supplement - $1700
  • RENTAL BIKES:
    Road Bike - $195 per segment
What a way to spend a month on your bike. Book today!

Itinerary

Note: Cocktail social hour on the first night of each segment

Day 0 - July 8, 2022
Orientation Dinner – 5pm
Day 1 - July 9, 2022

Short Ride – Frisco to Breckenridge and back (22 miles)

Long Ride – Frisco to Hoosier Pass, Fairplay and back (up to 64 miles)

Day 2 - July 10, 2022

Short Ride – Frisco to Copper Mountain and back (18 miles)

Long Ride – Frisco to Vail Pass, Vail and back (up to 58 miles)

Day 3 - July 11, 2022

Short Ride – Swan Mountain loop (20 miles)

Long Ride – Frisco to top of Loveland Pass and back, over Swan Mountain (50 miles)

Day 4 - July 12, 2022

Short Ride – Frisco to top of Ute Pass and back

Long Ride – Frisco to top of Ute pass and back (46 miles)

Day 5 - July 13, 2022

Frisco – Vail

31.5 miles; 1847′ elevation

Day 6 - July 14, 2022

Vail – Tennessee Pass – Minturn – Leadville

38 miles; 3834′ elevation

Day 7 - July 15, 2022

Leadville – Independence Pass – Aspen

55.2 miles; 3680′ elevation

Day 8 - July 16, 2022

Maroon Bells and/or Ashcroft cycling and hiking

61.1 miles; 5522′ elevation

Day 9 - July 17, 2022

Snowmass – Carbondale – Glenwood Springs

42.0 miles; 595′ elevation

Day 10 - July 18, 2022

Rest day off bikes

Day 11 - July 19, 2022

Glenwood Springs – Redstone

29.5 miles; 1809′ elevation

Day 12 - July 20, 2022

Redstone – McClure Pass – Keebler Pass – Crested Butte

57.9 miles; 5494′ elevation

Day 13 - July 21, 2022

Crested Butte – Gunnison – Black Canyon of the Gunnison – Crawford – Paonia

110 miles; 5805′ elevation

Day 14 - July 22, 2022

Paonia – Hotchkiss – Orchard City – Cedaredge

30.6 miles; 2175′ elevation

Day 15 - July 23, 2022

Cedaredge – Grand Mesa – Powderhorn – Palisade

48.2 miles; 4818′ elevation

Day 16 - July 24, 2022

Grand Junction – CO National Monument – Fruita – Grand Junction

41.1 miles; 2876′ elevation

Day 17 - July 25, 2022

Palisade Orchard Loop

39.8 miles; 1042′ elevation

“Super beautiful, well done! If you are looking for a magical and romantic place then this is a great place to go! I’d recommend this to anyone who loves a good adventure!”
Ali McBeth
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