Mythical Parks of the American West

USA, Bike - Fat Tyre, 14 days - from $2,790 (land only)

Bike - Fat Tyre

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Las Vegas. A single transfer from las Vegas Airport is provided. KE Land Only package services begin with the overnight stay at the group hotel.

Day 2: After sorting our bikes, including picking up hire bikes, we drive out of the city for half an hour to a former outlaw town called Boulder City. Nearby, we ride some of the best 'Epic' man-made trails in Bootleg Canyon. Overnight at Boulder Beach Campground on the shore of Lake Mead. Ride distance 30 to 50 km (19 to 31 miles).

Day 3: We try to get an early start for the transfer to the town of Sedona, overshadowed by its red sandstone towers. Jumping on our bikes, we ride a great loop over and around the slickrock, cacti and juniper-studded trails. Overnight at a campground near to Sedona and a chance to visit the local bike shop, Absolute Bike. Ride distance 20 to 35 km (13 to 22 miles).

Day 4: Today, we will ride best of the Sedona trails. One option is to tackle the Double H Loop, a link-up of a whole series of singletrack trails through the mix of pine forest and desert landscape. We spend a second night in Sedona. Ride distance 35 to 50 km (22 to 31 miles).

Day 5: In the morning, we will choose another link-up of great singletrack trails in the Sedona area, recommended to us by local riders. We then drive to the Grand Canyon to view the sunset from the South Rim. Ride distance 20 km to 35 (13 to 22 miles).

Day 6: We drive toward Monument Valley and ride a loop around the Mittens in the Navajo Tribal Park. Sunset viewing over Monument Valley and, at the end of day continue our drive to a campground in Gouldings. Ride distance 25 km (16 miles).

Day 7: Today, we head north to Moab, passing close to Canyonlands NP. Our first Moab classic ride is the world-famous Slickrock Trail. This 17 km loop twists and rolls through Navajo sandstone to a breathtaking viewpoint for the Colorado River and the La Sal Mountains. We set up our camp in Moab at the end of the day. Ride distance 17 km (11 miles).

Day 8: More Moab riding, with lots of options, such as a link up from the Hazard Trail to the Porcupine Rim Trail. Riding back to Moab, we can visit the local museum or some legendary bike shops, such as Rim Cyclery and Poison Spider Bikes. Ride distance 40 km (25 miles).

Day 9: Another day to enjoy the mega-routes of Moab and one that we will not want to miss is the ultra-classic Magnificent 7 `Mag 7`. Returning to Moab in the afternoon, we dump our bikes and jump in the vehicle to visit Arches National Park. After enjoying the sunset at an arch of our choosing, we return to our campground for a good night's rest. Ride distance 30 to 40 km (19 to 25 miles).

Day 10: We make the long transfer to the other side of the Colorado Plateau, finally through the Dixie National Forest, to Bryce Canyon. Here, we ride the Red Canyon Bike Trail, just outside the borders of the park. Overnight at a Bryce Canyon campground. Ride distance 25 km (16 miles).

Day 11: Thunder Mountain Trail is a typical type loop in this area with its breathtaking scenery - multicolored cliffs, hoodoos and dreamy singletrack! At the end of the day, we hike into Bryce Canyon itself. Overnight Bryce Canyon. Ride distance 30 km (19 miles).

Day 12: After breakfast at the campground we drive to Zion National Park. There is the option to take it easy in the afternoon, or to ride the nearby J.E.M. Trail, above the Virgin River Gorge. Overnight at a Zion campground. Ride distance 25 km (16 miles).

Day 13: We have an all-day ride at Gooseberry Mesa, with views of Zion Canyon. The riding is a cocktail of Moab-style slickrock, narrow rolling trails, and a touch of Canyonlands landscape. At the end of the day, we drive to Las Vegas, arriving at our hotel in the late evening. Ride distance 30 km (19 miles).

Day 14: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast at the hotel. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to the airport.

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