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cycling trip Vail Base Camp Cycling Tour 2x Challenging

Dates: 7/2 - 7, 2017

(6 days, 5 nights, Sun. - Fri.)

 

Assembly Point: Vail, CO

(Timberline van shuttle is included between Denver International Airport and Vail prior to and following tour)

Not included: Airline service to Denver; Guide Gratuity

Meeting times: airport 1 pm, hotel 4:00 pm

Drop off time: 7 pm

Tour Cost: $2,900

Includes all lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, van support, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps and narratives.

Additional Single Occupancy Lodging Cost: $605

Inn Highlights

  • Tivoli Lodge

Vail, CO is known for its world class skiing, regularly playing host to both professional ski races and happy ski tourists. But the lesser known side of Vail are the excellent high-altitude cycling across and over its local mountains and down the Vail Valley by the Eagle River.

It is not a surprise that the USA Pro Challenge, professional cycling stage race regularly schedules race stages in the Vail Valley.  Communities in the Vail Valley have invested in wonderful facilities for cyclists.  The centerpiece of this investment is the Vail Pass fully paved bike path, making it a wonderful experience for cyclists wanting to enjoy the views along the deceivingly tough false flat or narrow and steep bike path to the summit.  Of course the accommodations are outstanding, so we can rest our weary bodies in comfort. 

The week begins with a gentle ride down the Eagle River to Old Town Eagle for lunch. We return to Vail for the evening.  Day 2 we will start the ride in Beaver Creek and follow the Eagle River ride circuit through mountains and a nice descent to Dotsero.  Next day we will ride the bike path through Glenwood Canyon to the famous Glenwood Hot Springs, a wonder place to rejuvenate your leg muscles, getting ready to the week’s challenge.  On Day 4 we ride the Copper Triangle, 79 miles with 7,500 feet of elevation gain during the ride.  The route is beautiful as we ride to Leadville and beyond.  After another great dinner and a good night’s sleep, we take on Vail Pass with a ride to Dillon Reservoir. After lunch it is back to Denver with a great week of riding behind us. 


Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive, assemble, van transport, bike fitting, orientation dinner  
Day 2

Vail – Avon – Edwards – Eagle – Vail

60 miles

Day 3

Beaver Creek to Wolcott to State Bridge to Dotsero

68 miles

Day 4

Gypsum to Glenwood Hot Springs to Gypsum

50 miles

Day 5

Copper Triangle: Vail to Copper to Leadville

79 miles

Day 6

Vail Village over Vail Pass to Dillon Reservoir

30 miles

Total cycling mileage: 287

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Routes, mileage and accommodations are subject to change due to safety, road/trail conditions, weather and availability.