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Introductory Bike Trips

These green trips include bike paths and gravel roads with generally uniform surfaces. None require technical bike handling or singletrack riding skills.  They are designed to maximize the fun and the scenery.  On both the Hiawatha and the Mickelson Trails, we are primarily on paved or crushed gravel bike trails converted from historics railroad routes.  On the Grand Staircase, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone trips we visit these National Monuments and Parks via dirt roads, camping in places away from the crowds, and while some uphill climbing is involved the views from the top are always worth it! On the South Rim of the Grand Canyon the riding includes several opportunities to check out some introductory singletrack, but the majority of the trip includes rolling double track.

  • The Grand Staircase has been called a "world class view a minute." And it's true. Our bike tour takes us through the incredible Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. We begin at the wonderful Boulder Mountain Lodge in the tiny town of Boulder, Utah.
    Location: Moab, UT, USA
    Duration: 6-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: April - May / September - October
    Price: $1,595 pp

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  • Grand Staircase-Escalante & Capitol Reef Gravel Bike Trip Join Western Spirit on this incredible six-day & five-night guided gravel bike ride in one of the most remote areas of Utah.
    Location: Moab, UT, USA
    Duration: 6-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: May and October
    Price: $1,595 pp

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  • Grand Teton and Island Park is the perfect introduction to mountain biking. On this trip we will be riding through the meadows and valleys of Island Park just west of Grand Teton National Park.
    Location: Jackson Hole, WY, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: July - August
    Price: $1,295 pp

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  • There is very little elevation change so that both the climbing and descending are quite manageable. In addition to the biking, there are lots of opportunities for fly fishing, hiking and swimming along the way. And did we mention the wildlife?
    Location: Jackson Hole, WY, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: July - August
    Price: $1,295 pp

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  • The Hiawatha is a rail trail in northern Idaho that follows the route of the historic mining railroad. The trail includes all kinds of incredible tunnels and trestles as it snakes through the Bitteroot Mountains.
    Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: July - August
    Price: $1,395 pp

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  • The Hiawatha is a rail trail in northern Idaho that follows the route of the historic mining railroad. The trail includes all kinds of incredible tunnels and trestles as it snakes through the Bitteroot Mountains.
    Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: July - August
    Price: $1,395 pp

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  • The Black Hills rise several thousand feet above the prairie. Their deep blue lakes and rugged rock formations were sacred to the Western Sioux, as well as the Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Arapaho.
    Location: Rapid City, SD, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: July - August
    Price: $1,395 pp

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  • The Black Hills rise several thousand feet above the prairie. Their deep blue lakes and rugged rock formations were sacred to the Western Sioux, as well as the Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Arapaho.
    Location: Rapid City, SD, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: July - August
    Price: $1,395 pp

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  • Our Moab Mountain Biking 101 trip is the perfect choice for those with a bit of mountain biking experience who want to see the best of Moab while improving their basic mountain biking skills.
    Location: Moab, UT, USA
    Duration: 4-Days
    Riding Type: Introductory
    Prime Season: April - May / Sept - Oct
    Price: $1,295 pp

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  • You really can't appreciate a stand of giant redwood trees by simply driving through them. These trees are magnificent and awe inspiring, and one of the best ways to see them is by bike. Our Redwood National Park itinerary is one of our best family bike trips yet.
    Location: Crescent City, CA, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: June - August
    Price: $1,395 pp

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  • We start our trip on the Arizona Trail which takes us through beautiful ponderosa forests on the plateau above the canyon. Two days in the forest brings us to the edge of the big ditch.
    Location: Flagstaff, AZ, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: June
    Price: $1,395 pp

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  • The riding on this trip is quite gentle with very little elevation change, making it a great opportunity to learn about singletrack. We avoid the crowds along the rim of the canyon and camp instead in more remote areas which we have all to ourselves.
    Location: Flagstaff, AZ, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: June
    Price: $1,395 pp

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  • Ennis, Montana, where fly fishing rules, is the gateway for this great mountain biking adventure. Riding into the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, our route takes us along the top of the Gravelly Range northwest of Yellowstone.
    Location: Bozeman, MT, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: July - August
    Price: $1,395 pp

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  • Ennis, Montana is the gateway for this inspiring guided bike adventure. Our route takes us along the top of the Gravelly Range northwest of Yellowstone into the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.
    Location: Bozeman, MT, USA
    Duration: 5-Days
    Ability: Introductory
    Prime Season: July - August
    Price: $1,395 pp

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