RIDING TYPE | ■︎ Intermediate
TRIP DURATION | 5-Days
SEASON | February – April
Do you want to have an adventure in one of the largest, most remote, and least visited national parks in the lower 48? Would you like to ride your bike through the beautiful and rugged Chihuahuan Desert and explore a region with over one million acres of public land? How about paddling for a day in the stunning canyons of the famous Rio Grande? Though off the beaten path, Big Bend was on the map in the 1980’s and 1990’s as a hot spot for mountain bike racing with the Chihuahuan Desert Challenge and the Mas o Menos 100. This is where the pros came to race their bikes and where hundreds now come each February for the Chihuahuan Desert Festival. After riding the trails in Big Bend Ranch State Park, with their unique challenges and spectacular scenery, you’ll see why IMBA designated an epic route here. Imagine riding all day, then coming back to camp and sipping on a cold one while we treat you to a delicious, hearty meal. Share stories and reflect on your adventure while you relax and enjoy the stars in the desert sky.
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Big Bend & The Rio Grande
PRICE | $1,595 pp
Private Departures Available
A Day With Western Spirit
Rise & Shine
How do you like to start your day? If you like waking up to hot coffee and unforgettable sunrises you’re in luck. Delicious cowboy coffee, fresh fruit salad, pancakes, bacon, granola, yogurt and more.
Hit The Trail
Whether your trip includes: riding
the Rainbow Rim Trail; enjoying breathtaking views of the
Grand Canyon; leading your
friends on the White Rim Road in Canyonlands; or ripping down.
We base our itineraries around the trails that we love to ride, but also around great camp locations. We love to find the perfect place next to rivers or lakes , or by vistas
and sunset spots.
BIKE TRIP TESTIMONIALS
“This was our 3rd trip with Western Spirit, so we knew what to expect from the guides and the support they’d provide. The trip itself was spectacular – the scenery was unbeatable and the weather was perfect.”
“The trip was one of the most incredible experiences of my life… the scenery, the views, the guides, and the food! I loved how great the meals were!!! The guides were unbelievable cooks! After biking all day, to be able to sit down and eat a great meal & drink a beer …man, it was great!”
Great salads at lunch, a lot of variety, they guides had food specially prepared for those of us with food issues. Plus, they set up our chairs in the best spots!
The guides made the trip totally beyond awesome. They were fun, the food was WAY better than I expected, the rides could be were tailored, guiding was superb, trails were a blast, our campsite was sweet. I have zero complaints.
“I was worried riding and camping with a group… could I keep up?… would I “fit in”? I was able to keep up and push myself and was challenged by the terrain, I loved it! The group was great I had nothing to worry about, everyone was friendly and supportive.”
“Normally I do self supported but having someone else make excellent food makes me want to do it again”
“To begin with the landscape and scenery was majestic and awesome. The guides were all instrumental in enhancing the experience with their knowledge, skills, and out of the goodness of their character.”
“Food was WAY better than I expected. I like to eat healthy and was worried about “camping food.” The guides prepared amazing food. The trip was a blast in general with gorgeous scenery and good campsites. Guides were very friendly, patient and helpful”
“I had been to Canyonlands two years prior so knew scenery was outstanding but it takes on even more magnificence when seen from seat of bike. The guides were awesome and supportive. Food was better than in most restaurants and more than you could eat.”
Your guides are your ambassadors, they are fun, energetic and very knowledgeable. I would not do anything different.
The food was fantastic! I didn’t expect such meals. The guides were so friendly, helpful, and entertaining. They really worked well together. Also, they made sure that everyone in their various skill levels enjoyed the rides and that there was enough for everyone.
“Great salads at lunch, a lot of variety, they guides had food specially prepared for those of us with food issues. Plus, they set up our chairs in the best spots!”
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been on any organized event and this one was simply amazing. My skill and fitness level were not up to those as others in the group but never once did I feel intimidated…”
“I was tired at the end of each day and to have everything taken care of as far as dinner and cleanup, it was so nice to have that not be my issue. The guides were amazing, simply amazing….the food was always excellent, their personalities are different but blended with everyone perfectly!”
“Very accommodating of me being vegan, very cheerful and nice.”
“Warmth, humor, seriously good people skills,professionalism, competence. They execute their very serious responsibilities with confidence-inspiring grace.”
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