Up to almost 3500 meters leads this incredible journey by bike. Alpine terrain slowly turns into steppe and desert and eventually winds up in there along the Dolores and San Juan River through breathtaking canyons . A journey in the footsteps of the first settlers, who 200 years ago were the first Europeans discovered this fabulous landscape, venue of countless Western. Discover the Best of the American West! On Bike!
Your Mountain-Bike Adventure Itinerary
A private SUV will take you to your arrival to Dunton Hot Springs , where you - as you wish - move in for the next three days, either in one of the fantastic authentic Western - chalets of the former gold mining town of Dunton or in the new, modern luxury tents of Cresto camps are. In the evening we will meet you for a drink on the porch and a common Ranch dinner. Welcome to Colorado!
It has proven itself to take things the first day in more than 2,000 meters leisurely. Therefore, we would like to show a curiosity: The Sutcliff Winery, located about 80 minutes from Dunton is one of the few prestigious wineries in Colorado and surrounded by a beautiful landscape offers the opportunity to visit the winery, a tasting and a fantastic lunch. Back in Dunton , you can end the day relaxing in fly fishing can (not included) or you just have to put your feet up before we again invite you to drinks and dinner at the Ranch House .
After breakfast, it is the first time: Saddle up! The mountain bikes are ready and your guide will take you on a first lap of the mountains of the San Juans. Completely tailored to the needs of the small group, the guide fits this first trip accordingly. Take a lunch on the mountain, before it goes back to Dunton. After a shower or a swim you can enjoy a dinner under the stars in a magnificent backdrop . A real highlight .
Today you leave Dunton. In the first phase ( about 55 kilometers), it goes in the Alpine landscape and moderate increases up to nearly 3,500 meters. That sounds quite challenging, but after the last few days of acclimation, at a moderate pace and appropriate pauses quite feasible. Up there, we have also prepared the lunch for you . Time for a bath and to relax, before heading on fast descents on the Hamilton Mesa is where we come with a ready- camp , and drinks , dining and sleeping under the stars ' .
The day is not so much a physical challenge but stands in the sign of the impressive nature of Colorado. After breakfast we shuttles a few kilometers from the Paradox Valley. Hundreds of meters high canyon walls line the route of this stage along the Dolores and San Juan River (about 60 miles, mostly downhill) deeper and deeper into the heart of the true American West. After lunch, we offer you to switch to road wheels, for the last 40 km to literally fly down to the stage finish, the Gateway Canyon Resort . For car fans you are a very special highlight: Before dinner we got a private tour of the local car museum , were placed in the U.S. over a hundred years of automotive history, with over 50 original elaborately staged.
The name of John Brown Canyon will remain those of you who are looking for a real sporting challenge , a little longer in the memory. With this very demanding climb begins the last riding day today (about 60 kilometers) . Who wants to take things a little more comfortable start, 10km later on the plateau. Up here, the landscape is once again on alpine and along green pastures are we headed in continual up and down to our lunch place . Look forward to after a magnificent 20 kilometer descent to the Sorrel River Ranch . For the backdrop , which accompanies the descent there are no words ... be at awe! For your stressed muscles we buy you a massage before you leave for the evening dinner evening with views of the Colorado River .
After breakfast, it's now time a splash . We take you to the river rafting on the Colorado River . You can choose : Dry , a bit wet or very wet! Upon your return, you can choose from the wide range of activities in Sorrel River draw (not included) or just want to relax in a lounge chair by the river. For dinner, we take you to Moab where we end the day at a local hot spot also
At the end of this week, we have come up with something quite extraordinary! From hot air balloon , admiring the great Western landscape in the morning light . For lunch, you are back at the hotel. In the early evening we expect then finally before the ranch to Arches National Park Sunset Tour , a trip into the bizarre world of petrified giant stone arches and towers . With every minute changed the setting sun , the light , providing the perfect setting for a travel that you will hopefully never forget ! For dinner we have a reserved a table at one of Moab 's best restaurants !
A driver will take you throughout the day to one of the nearby airports and fly back home.
Minimum number of participants : 6
Maximum number of participants : 8
awayfromitall personal concierge service , Dunton Hot Springs / Cresto camp with full board (including taxes and tips) , all the other hotels with breakfast, all transfers (including taxes and tips) , all lunches and dinners in the restaurants mentioned above ( including taxes and tips) , one (1) spa treatment in the Sorrel River Ranch , all tickets , guides , bike rental , ballooning , river rafting , Arches National Park Sunset Tour , wine Tour ( each including taxes and tips) , 3 days guided mountain bike tour with all meals, all drinks in Dunton Hot Springs , also alcoholic ( except for reserve list ) and the unique awayfromitall -enactment, be surprised!
Not explicitly included :
All flights , all drinks and meals are not served in the above restaurants , and all other activities to the extent not listed above .
You should have a good level of fitness and also know how to feel long tours (about 50km).
Every week from 18.5. - 09/21/2013 , departure on Saturdays , arriving one week later on Monday . Upon request, this tour is appropriate number of participants at any time new date customizable.