Mythical Parks of the American West

USA, Bike - Fat Tyre, 12 days - from $3,320 (land only)

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Mountain biking adventure on the red-rock trails of the American WestMountain biking adventure on the red-rock trails of the American West

Ride The Best Trails

Set up in conjunction with our local expert guides, we make sure to tick as many of the classic rides as we can!

  • Ride the red-hot red-rock trails of Utah and Arizona
  • Bike the Rainbow Trail on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim
  • See Zion, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Arches
  • 5 days (4 nights) in Moab, world centre of mountain biking
  • Classic rides - Slickrock, Amassa Back, Porcupine, Mag 7

This short fat tyre exploration of some of the most iconic national parks of the American West takes us via Zion to the Grand Canyon, then on to Bryce Canyon. We finish with a protracted visit to Moab, the ‘Mecca' of world mountain biking. North America is seen as the birthplace of the mountain bike and of ‘singletrack' and it's easy to see how this came about, when you ride the classic trails of Utah and Arizona. Starting out from the amazing desert city of Las Vegas and making a loop through the heart of red-rock USA, this is very much a road trip in the style of the Jack Kerouac novel 'On the Road'. With our private minibus-and-trailer transport and mountain-bike-mad local guide, we establish a day-to-day agenda that lets us get the most out of our time in the United States. Throughout this unique mountain biking holiday, we stay in a mix of lodge, motel and hotel accommodation and make use of our support vehicle to access the trailheads and to take us to some unforgettable viewpoints. The names of the routes we are able to include will be familiar to anyone who has even a passing interest in North American mountain biking: Thunder Mountain Trail, J.E.M, Cassidy Trail, Slickrock, Amassa Back, Porcupine, Mag 7. Sign up for the mountain biking experience of a lifetime!

Explore InternationalExplore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by English-speaking local guides, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

 

Is this holiday for you?

FAT TYRE ADVENTURE. Including hard-pack dirt tracks and trails, technical singletrack and amazing slickrock, this is a trip for experienced mountain bikers looking to have fun. We ride an average of around 30 kilometres on each of 12 days riding, with lots of short climbs and sweeping descents at modest elevations. The support vehicle provides transport for the group, bikes and baggage between the various areas we visit, but cannot follow the bikes during the rides. EXCELLENT BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE LOCALLY.

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