Las Vegas to Boulder: From Mars to the Moon!
Through canyons and deserts resembling the surface of Mars, to the barren moonscape summit of Mt Evans, this otherworldly tour through America’s sees you riding through some of the most dramatic landscape on Earth!
Our 21-day tour from Las Vegas, NV to Boulder, CO, winds through the monochromatic Canyonlands of Nevada, Arizona, and Utah before leaving the red and ochre desert and climbing up through the aspen and pine carpeted mountains of Colorado.
We rendezvous in Las Vegas and after a day and night in ‘Sin City,’ we warm up in the aptly named Valley of Fire, and from there, one scenic highlight follows the next. Days in the saddle riding through Zion National Park, Cedar Break and Bryce Canyon offer once-in-a-lifetime views and superb riding conditions. If your camera is not already full, we hop on Highway 12 from Escalante to Boulder, Utah, a highway that we rate as one of the single most visually stunning stretches of road on the planet! A well deserved rest sees us enjoying two days at the Boulder Mountain Lodge, an oasis of calm, comfort, and luxury, where a side trip along the Burr Trail winds us through the middle of Utah’s scenic red rock canyon country and mountain forests.
Our ride continues through breathtaking Capitol Reef NP before we transfer to Moab, surrounded by incredible sandstone formations. Here we get up early to take in the sunrise over this bizarre landscape before swapping our road bike for fatter tires to explore the ‘slickrock’ that made Moab famous. Leaving Moab, we cross into Colorado as thickening forests indicate our climb up into the ‘high country,’ where the red of the rocks and canyons is now replaced by the golden hues of the ‘Indian Summer’! The following days see us riding across America’s highest passes – all 3200 meters and above! A visit to Mesa Verde NP and a trip on the historic steam train from Durango to Silverton, offer a welcoming break from our demanding rides. The grand finale of this amazing journey is the climb up to Mount Evans, the highest paved road in North America! A narrow stretch of asphalt that is closed for automobile traffic leads up into thin air, depositing you winded and smiling at 14,250 feet (4,330 meters) above sea level!
This trip is truly epic, and one that you will remember for the rest of your life.
Our price includes:
- 21 nights B&B accommodation in high-end boutique lodges and hotels
- Healthy, delicious on-route lunch each day for 21 days plus snacks and non-alcoholic drinks
- All transfers in our comfortable 12-seater van, which also serves as a support vehicle each day
- Transport of luggage and bicycles in our well-equipped bicycle trailer
- Fees to National Parks
- All ferry and transportation costs
- Our personalized and friendly service
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