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RIDING TYPE | ◆︎ Advanced

TRIP DURATION | 4-Days

SEASON | April – May / September – October

The mountain biking in Sedona can be best described as technical, scenic, and downright fun! The trails around Sedona were built by long ago native residents, wildlife, and more recently outdoor enthusiasts like us. The trails include miles of scenic terrain including cool oak tree canyons with running water, juniper and pinion pine forests, slickrock, rough, rocky, classic desert landscapes. The trails themselves range from well-groomed singletrack and jeep roads to some very rough, technical rock shelves. Around each corner you will find a new dramatic vista and new places to test your technical singletrack skills.

This tour contains some difficult riding on singletrack trails and some jeep roads. We will be without vehicle support during many sections of the ride.Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, rider safety and other factors which may affect the logistics of the adventure.

Road Surface:

Mostly singletrack. Includes packed sediment, some rocky and sandy sections, a bit of slickrock, some smooth dirt sections and some asphalt sections.

Overall Rating: Advanced
Technical Difficulty: Advanced—rocky, loose, ledgy and sometimes steep singletrack.
Physical Difficulty: Intermediate—steep climbs, longer days and technical sections.
Altitude: 4,000 - 5,500 feet

MEETING PLACE AND TIME

SEDONA, AZ
This tour will begin at 8:30 AM local time at Thunder Mountain Bike Shop, 1695 W. State Route 89A #1, Sedona, AZ, 928-282-1106. You will need to spend the night before in Sedona. Make sure you eat a big power breakfast to get you ready for your trip!

ENDING TIME

We will return to Thunder Mountain Bike Shop between 2:00-3:00 PM on the last day.

GETTING TO SEDONA, AZ

Driving
Sedona is located 115 miles north of Phoenix off  Interstate 17 and 25 miles south of Flagstaff.

Flying into Phoenix, AZ
Airport Code: PHX
From here drive 115 miles to Sedona or get a ride with the Sedona-Phoenix Shuttle Company: 928-282-2066, 800-448-7988.

Flying into Flagstaff, AZ
Airport Code: FLG
From here drive the 25 miles to Sedona or take a shuttle with Arizona Shuttle Service: 928-226-8060, 800-888-2749.

Flying into Las Vegas, NV
Airport Code: LAS
Rent a car and drive 278 miles to Sedona

TAXI SERVICE

Sedona Taxi Bob’s: 928-282-1234
Red Rock Transportation: 928-593-9672

LODGING BEFORE YOUR TRIP

Sedona is a popular vacation spot. It is a good idea to book your rooms several months in advance if possible; here are a few recommendations:

Sedona Real Inn & Suites
928-282-1414 or 800-353-1239

Best Western Inn of Sedona
800-292-6344 or 928-282-3072

Days Inn of Sedona
877-282-9166, 928-282-9166

Sedona Travel & Central Reservations
800-445-4128, 928-282-1518

Be sure to bring everything on this list. We have carefully developed this list to ensure your comfort on the tour regardless of the weather. If you are prepared for extreme weather, it is an adventure. If you are not prepared it can be a serious problem.We recommend the layering system, including a wicking or long underwear layer, an insulating layer and a weather barrier for wind and rain. This list reflects that philosophy. Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable so be sure to bring all the warm clothing and rain gear listed!

HOW TO PACK: The bulk of your gear and clothing will ride in the Western Spirit support vehicle (preferably in a large duffle bag) and will not be accessible during the day.

For this trip, you will need a riding pack and optional day bag:

  •  Your riding pack may be a hydration pack, but needs to carry 2-3 liters of water, rain gear, other warm clothing, and food for the day. You may be away from camp and the support vehicle all day and need to be self-sufficient.
  • A small day bag is optional and may be used to store things you’d rather not ride with, but would like to have access to during the day. This day-pack will remain with the support vehicle and may not be accessible, depending on the day.

WHAT WE PROVIDE:
✓ meals, snacks, water, electrolyte drinks, non-alcoholic drinks
✓ camp mugs, all kitchen and dining ware
✓ 2 large cycling water bottles
✓ camp chairs
✓ dry bags to pack your gear
✓ solar showers
✓ sunscreen & bug spray
✓ bike stand and lube
✓ guides bring their own tools
✓ first aid kit with basic medications

BRINGING OR RENTING

o bike (Our rentals come with flat pedals. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.)
o helmet (gratis w/rental bike)
o tent
o sleeping bag
o sleeping pad

CYCLING CLOTHING

o cycling shoes
o 3 - 5 pair cycling shorts
o 3 - 5 cycling shirts
o long sleeve cycling shirt
o long sleeve cotton shirt or solar sleeves
o cycling socks
o windbreaker
o tights or leg warmers
o 2 pair cycling gloves (1 pair full length for warmth)
o rain jacket (Gore-Tex or similar)
o rain pants (Gore-Tex or similar)
o warm layer (lightweight synthetic puffy jacket or long sleeve fleece shirt)
o sunglasses or other eye protection

CAMP CLOTHING

o camp shorts
o shirts
o warm socks
o long underwear, top and bottom (wicking layer, not cotton)
o 2 pair warm long pants
o long sleeve fleece or sweater
o pile or down jacket (insulating layer)
o warm gloves and hat
o brimmed hat or visor
o bathing suit (for solar showers on the trip and at the hotel before/after your trip)
o hiking shoes
o sandals
o cheap PVC rain gear (to wear in camp)

PERSONAL

o toiletries
o medication (daily and emergency)
o towel
o biodegradable soap
o wet-wipes
o flashlight or headlamp (with extra batteries)
o sunglasses
o optional day bag
o stuff sacks or reusable grocery bags (or separate compartments for your dry bag)
o cash for tipping guides: your guides work as a team and share all of their gratuities. A tip of 10-20% of the price of your trip given to either one of your guides when you return to civilization is a great way to say thanks for a job well done.

OPTIONAL

o camera, extra batteries
o binoculars
o alcoholic or any of your favorite beverages (your guides will pack these)
o books or maps
o we encourage you to turn your devices off, but if you cannot, please bring a way to charge them. We recommend a portable USB charger with 1-2 charges. Also, putting your phone on airplane mode to save power is recommended.

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Sedona Singletrack

PRICE | $1,395 pp

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BIKE TRIP TESTIMONIALS

“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”

~ Erika

“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.”

~ Edward

“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!”

~ Teri

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.

~ Nichole

“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.”

~ Jennifer

Your guides are your ambassadors, they are fun, energetic and very knowledgeable. I would not do anything different.

~ Paul

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!

~ Teri

“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!”

~ Gary

“Very accommodating of me being vegan, very cheerful and nice.”

~ Jason

“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…”

~ Nick
“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.”
~ Robin

“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!”

~ Pam

“Warmth, humor, seriously good people skills,professionalism, competence. They execute their very serious responsibilities with confidence-inspiring grace.”

~ David

“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.”

~ Michael

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.

~ Wendy

“Normally I do self supported but having someone else make excellent food makes me want to do it again”

~ Christl

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