RIDING TYPE | ■︎ Intermediate

TRIP DURATION | 5-Days

SEASON | July – August

This road biking tour has been a dream of ours for quite some time. Imagine cruising through Yellowstone National Park on our road bikes! You will be seeing the wonderful scenery and having great wildlife sightings as we pedal along. Plus, we are staying in the grand hotels of the park so hot showers are part of the program. We begin in West Yellowstone and work our way around the park. First up to Old Faithful, then across to Yellowstone Lake and then on to Mammoth Hot Springs. Upon leaving the park, we ride to Chico Hot Springs, where we spend a delightful evening. Mileage ranges from 30 to 50 miles each day and elevations are from 6,000 to 9,000 feet.

Accommodations may be changed due to availability. Itineraries are subject to change due to weather, road conditions, rider safety and other factors which may
affect the logistics of the trip.

Overall Rating: Intermediate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Altitude: 6,000 - 9,000 feet

MEETING PLACE AND TIME

Bozeman, MT
The trip will meet at 8:00 AM MST at the Hampton Inn Bozeman, 75 Baxter Lane, Bozeman, Montana, 406-522-8000. You will need to spend the night before in Bozeman and we recommend the Hampton Inn.

ENDING TIME

We will return to the Hampton Inn Bozeman between 3:00-4:00 PM on the last day.

GETTING TO BOZEMAN, MT

Driving
Interstate 90 runs directly through Bozeman. It is located 3 hours east of Missoula and 2 hours west of Billings. There is parking available at the hotel where the trip meets.

Flying into Bozeman, MT
Airport Code: BZN

Flying into Billings, MT
Airport Code: BIL
Rent a car and drive to Bozeman, a 3 hour drive. You can park the car at the Hampton Inn while on the tour.

TAXI SERVICE
Greater Valley Taxi: 406-587-6303
greatervalleytaxi.com
Airport shuttles and around town service.

LODGING BEFORE YOUR TRIP

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

Hampton Inn Bozeman (This is our recommendation and also where the trip starts and finishes. You can leave your car here while on the trip.)
406-522-8000

Homewood Suites by Hilton Bozeman
406-587-8180

Holiday Inn Bozeman
406-587-4561

Comfort Inn of Bozeman
406-587-2322

Voss Inn Bed & Breakfast
406-587-0982

ACCOMMODATIONS DURING YOUR TRIP

Prices are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone, we will pair you with another guest. If you prefer your own room, ask about the single supplement and we will accommodate if available.

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 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. While this trip is vehicle supported, there will be extended times when you are away from the vehicle. For this trip, you will need to be able to carry some extra clothing while riding. You can either bring a riding pack or carry these items in your jersey. 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 daypack will remain with the support vehicle and will be available
periodically throughout 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
✓ sunscreen & bug spray
✓ bike stand and lube
✓ guides bring their own tools
✓ first aid kit with basic medications

BRINGING OR RENTING

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

CYCLING CLOTHING

o cycling or hiking shoes
o 3 - 5 pair cycling shorts
o 3 - 5 cycling jerseys
o long sleeve jersey
o cycling socks
o windbreaker
o knee warmers/warm tights
o cycling gloves (including warm gloves)
o ear band
o booties
o rain jacket (Gore-Tex or similar)
o rain pants (Gore-Tex or similar)

CASUAL CLOTHING

o casual shorts
o casual long pants
o shirts (long and short sleeve)
o one nice dinner outfit
o socks
o jammies
o pile or fleece jacket
o warm gloves and hat
o swim suit
o comfortable walking shoes
o sandals

PERSONAL

o sunscreen & lip balm
o medication (epi pen, inhaler)
o personal items and toiletries
o toothbrush/paste
o brush/comb
o cash for souvenirs
o cash for tipping guides: your guides work as a team and share all of their gratuities. A tip of 5-10% 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.

GEAR

o sunglasses
o hat or visor
o 2 large water bottles (provided by WSC)
o riding hydration pack
o day pack (see HOW TO PACK, above)

OPTIONAL

o camera, extra batteries
o binoculars
o alcoholic or any of your favorite beverages (your guides will pack these)
o books or maps

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Yellowstone Road Tour

PRICE | $2,795 pp

Private Departures Available
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2022 DEPARTURES

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.

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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.

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Apres
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
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BIKE TRIP TESTIMONIALS

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

~ David

“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

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

~ Jason

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

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

~ Paul

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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 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

“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

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

~ Christl
“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

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