Cycling tour in Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley to Las Vegas Bike Tour

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Death Valley’s wide byways travel far above and even below sea level, delving into the heart of the American West’s extraordinary Basin and Range country. Wildlife and wildflowers animate the spaces between salt spires and sand dunes and when the searing desert sun drips below the jagged horizon, the night ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Challenging: 4/5
  • Tour Type
    Supported Road Cycling Level 4
  • Availability
    Fixed departures Nov-March
  • Duration
    5 Nights / 6 Days
  • Distance
    40 miles per day; shorter options available

Day 1 – DEPART LAS VEGAS – TRANSFER TO BEATTY JUNCTION

After meeting our guides and fellow cyclists in Las Vegas, the trip will begin with a transfer by van to Beatty Junction on the border of California and Nevada. Tonight, the guides will provide an orientation and overview of what to expect. There will be time to get to know each other while we ensure that all rental bikes are fitted properly. We will overnight at the Stagecoach Hotel in Beatty Junction. Enjoy a relaxing evening while the anticipation builds for the journey ahead!
Cycling: No riding today
Meals: Breakfast and lunch on own, dinner included
Lodging: Stagecoach Hotel

Stagecoach Hotel and Casino


Beatty Nevada

Stagecoach Hotel and Casino

The Stagecoach Offers 80 Luxurious, Triple-AAA rated Rooms, and plenty of FREE TRUCK PARKING. Amenities: Free High Speed Internet Free Satellite TV including HBO, ESPN, ESPN2, and MUCH MORE! Complimentary In-Room Coffee, Shampoo and Body Lotion Hair Dryers in Every Room Beautiful Pool & Heated Jacuzzi Area - A DESERT OASIS! Guest Fax Available 24-Hour Denny's Restaurant Kid's Arcade Pet Friendly Plenty of Parking YOUR DEATH VALLEY HEADQUARTERS

Cycling tour in Death Valley National Park

Cycling tour in Death Valley National Park

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Day 2 – RIDE FROM BEATTY JUNCTION TO STOVEPIPE WELLS

Today’s ride will begin in Beatty, Nevada, and then cross over into Death Valley National Park as we bike to Stovepipe Wells. This ride is a great warm up to the longer and more challenging rides ahead. As you near the junction of Stovepipe Wells you will catch spectacular views of the salt flats and sand dunes of the valley as we drop nearly 4600 feet in elevation. Today we will get the chance to experience some of Death Valley’s dramatic sand dunes. Upon arriving at the hotel, you may feel that you are in the middle of nowhere, but a cold beer at the saloon and a dip in the swimming pool surrounded by amazing vistas will help you settle into this beautiful moonscape!

Cycling: 40 miles; +1,900 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Lodging: Stovepipe Wells

Stovepipe Wells


Death Valley CA

Stovepipe Wells

Situated in the vast and beautiful landscape of Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells Village Hotel provides authentic western comfort. Several of our 83 rooms offer breathtaking views of Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and surrounding mountain ranges while others open onto our tranquil, historic inner courtyard. Guests can enjoy swimming in the heated, outdoor pool with covered lounge area and enjoy a hearty meal at our acclaimed Toll Road Restaurant. For lighter fare and a wide selection of cold beverages, the Badwater Saloon awaits. Visitors are always welcome to browse the Nugget Gift Shop and the General Store with refueling available at our service station. Limited Wi-Fi is offered in public areas. Our well-appointed and historic meeting room is specially equipped for all social events, business meetings and film screenings. Whether you are planning a simple conference for ten or a workshop presentation, Stovepipe Wells Village, can provide everything to ensure your event is a success.

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Lone cyclist on the roads of Death Valley

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Day 3 – SUMMIT TOWNE PASS AND RIDE TO PANAMINT SPRINGS

Today we begin our bike ride at sea level and ride from Stovepipe Wells to Panamint Springs, ending at a lofty 1,926 ft above sea level. It is a steady climb to reach Towne Pass, rewarded by a long downhill cruise to Panamint Springs. After completing over 5,000 feet of climbing and a nearly 3,500 ft descent, you may not feel like riding further, but there will be an option to add more miles from the hotel. If you choose not to ride further you will have extra time to enjoy the eclectic lodge where you will find over 100 beers on tap!

Cycling: 31 miles + optional mileage; +5,000 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Lodging: Panamint Springs

Panamint Springs Resort


Death Valley CA

Panamint Springs Resort

A small, rustic, western-style, resort located in beautiful Panamint Valley in Death Valley National Park. Marvelous views of distant sand dunes and the soaring 11,000 foot high Panamint Mountains, combined with well over 100 different beers available, complete the setting for leisure dining and relaxation. Bonus: over 150 beers to quench a DV thirst!

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Day 4 – ENJOY A MASSIVE DOWNHILL RIDE INTO FURNACE CREEK

Another fabulous and challenging day of road riding from Panamint Springs to Furnace Creek. After 24 miles, we conquer Towne Pass again in the other direction (4,956 feet) followed by a fun 18 miles downhill, 5,000 feet of continuous drop back to Stovepipe Wells and the floor of Death Valley. From here, the ride continues down the valley across undulating terrain to the oasis of Furnace Creek. Here at the ‘Ranch’, grassy fields punctuate the spaces between the buildings of this outpost, creating a verdant and relaxing atmosphere. Don’t miss a stop at the visitor center next door, there is no shortage of information to learn about the history and diversity of Death Valley.

Cycling: 55 miles; +3,900 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Lodging: Furnace Creek Ranch

Furnace Creek Ranch


Death Valley CA

Furnace Creek Ranch

The Ranch at Furnace Creek offers accommodations in a casual, family-like setting—the perfect complement to the classic elegance of the Inn at Furnace Creek. As you wander around the western-themed grounds, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to the 1800′s when this site was established as a working ranch. Yet, you’ll enjoy the amenities of modern civilization, like quiet, recently refurbished rooms, a Golf Pro Shop, a spring-fed swimming pool, tennis courts, a children’s playground and the National Park Service Visitor’s Center – which is just a stone’s throw away.

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Day 5 – RIDE TO BADWATER BASIN AT 282 FEET BELOW SEA LEVEL

Today, we will begin with a stunning descent to the lowest elevation in North America, Badwater Basin, which rests at 282 feet below sea level! Our ride today is truly spectacular, passing through a landscape flanked by multi-hued features in dusty pinks, sea greens, ashy purples and moody browns. Savor a tasty guide-prepared lunch in the basin and take advantage of a chance to venture out onto the salt flats. Next, prepare for a challenging climb up to the Natural Bridge for views down into the aptly named Artist’s Palette. Our ride will return to Furnace Creek with a nice descent and followed by rolling hills.

Cycling: 41 miles; +2,800 ft
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Lodging: Furnace Creek Ranch

Furnace Creek Ranch


Death Valley CA

Furnace Creek Ranch

The Ranch at Furnace Creek offers accommodations in a casual, family-like setting—the perfect complement to the classic elegance of the Inn at Furnace Creek. As you wander around the western-themed grounds, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to the 1800′s when this site was established as a working ranch. Yet, you’ll enjoy the amenities of modern civilization, like quiet, recently refurbished rooms, a Golf Pro Shop, a spring-fed swimming pool, tennis courts, a children’s playground and the National Park Service Visitor’s Center – which is just a stone’s throw away.

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Lodging in Death Valley

Lodging in Death Valley

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Day 6 – RIDE RED ROCK CANYON AND RETURN BACK TO LAS VEGAS

This morning we wave goodbye to Death Valley and shuttle out of the park back towards Las Vegas. But wait- the cycling isn’t over yet! We will stop in Mountain Springs for a tasty lunch and then hop on our bikes to ride to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It’s a speedy downhill to Red Rock where the 13-mile paved, one-way scenic drive passes through arid desert landscapes, red- and buff-colored rock formations, and beautiful sandstone and limestone cliffs that reach elevations of 7,000 feet. The shuttle will meet us at the Visitor Center for the return trip to Las Vegas, arriving between 2:00 and 4:00pm.

Cycling: 36 miles; +2,300 ft
Meals: Breakfast and lunch included, dinner on your own
Lodging: On your own