Bike: Front Range Mountain Bike (4 day)
The Ultimate Colorado Front Range Mountain Bike Experience for intermediate to advanced riders.
The Ultimate Colorado Front Range Mountain Bike Experience for intermediate to advanced riders. 4 Days of Pure Bliss. An intermediate to advanced Front Range multi-day mountain bike tour using local boulder hotels. Experience the best of the Colorado’s Mountain Biking in an action packed 4-day trip that highlights the best mountain biking around Boulder and Denver Colorado. This trip uses a progression approach to increasing riding difficulty and mileage each day and exposes riders to varied mountain terrain: rolling prairie bluffs, forested single track, panoramic vistas, and access to challenging terrain. Our goal is to create the ultimate mountain biking Colorado Front Range mountain bike trip for an amazing bike holiday and holidays. This trip can be customized in terms of difficulty, mileage, exposure, scenery, and lodging accommodations. Denver Colorado is the closest airport hub for this trip and all rides are within 1 hour of downtown Denver and Boulder. Enjoy the best bike trip in Colorado with Colorado’s best guides for the ultimate bike holiday and mountain bike vacation. The only difference between the 3-day and 4 day ride is an amazing extra day on day 4 up to the continental divide.
Price: $800 per person
Note: We guarantee departure regardless of your group size, but there are different prices. $800 pp for 4 people or more; $960 pp for 3 people; $1180 for 2 people; $1920 for 1 person.
A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of course registration, and we’re happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it.
Itinerary: We depart from your hotel or a central meeting spot in Boulder Colorado (Boulder, Co) or Denver Colorado (Denver, Co) and drive 45 minutes to the designated adventure mountain biking trailhead. While driving, we will cover vital safety and riding considerations. After arriving at the trailhead, we will custom fit your mountain bike, if we did not do so prior to departing, and then head off for a 5-6 hour great Colorado mountain bike tour.
Day 1: Mountain Biking Skill Clinic and Tour of South Boulder Area.
Morning Itinerary: 2-3 hours skills development in Boulder Area. Times: 8 am – 11 am.
Afternoon Itinerary: South Boulder Area and Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. Mountain biking loops. (13-18 miles and 1000’ of ascent. Physical difficulty: moderate. Technical ability: east to moderate. Single and doublewide tracks. Altitudes of 5600-6300’. Times: 12 pm – 4 pm.
Day 2: Golden Colorado Area Single Track (1 to 2 areas).
Morning Itinerary and possible afternoon Itinerary: Am Loop – am – 13.4 miles – 18 miles. Physical difficulty: moderate to hard (3000’ of climbing). Technical ability: moderate. Single track (with sections of exposure). Altitudes of 7000’-9500’. Times: 8 am – 2pm.
Possible afternoon Itinerary: Separate Park: 3-6 miles. Physical difficulty: moderate (1000’ of climbing). Technical ability: moderate. Altitudes of 7000’-9500’. Times: 2 am – 4pm.
Day 3: Nederland Area and East Roosevelt National Forest.
Morning And Afternoon Itinerary: Magnolia Area and Nederland: 18-44 miles and 2000’ of ascent. Physical difficulty: moderate to hard. Technical ability: moderate to hard. Singlewide tracks. Altitudes of 8600-10,000’. Times: 8 pm – 4 pm.
Day 4: Rollins Pass Road (Continental Divide) to tunnel from East Portal.
Morning And Afternoon Itinerary: 32 Miles and 3000’ of ascent on doublewide track. Physical difficulty: Hard (due to high altitude). Technical ability: moderate. Altitudes of 9200’-12, 000’. Times: 6:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Early Start is due to exposure above tree line and afternoon thunderstorms that develop in the afternoon in the high Colorado Rockies.
Included in our rates: The services of professional mountain biking guide(s); bike rental (Fuji hard-tailed mountain bike) and helmet; all round-trip transportation between hotel or central meeting location and Colorado mountain bike trailheads (Day 1 – Day 4), national forest and state park permits, lunch, water and snacks, education about local and natural history, mtn bike repair kits (floor pump, hand pump, patch kits, medical kits, etc.).
Not included in our rates: Gratuities for guide (while this is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%), lodging during and around the trip, laundry, alcoholic beverages (for adults >21 years old); Denver Colorado hotel pick-up is extra $100 per group per day.
Special Notes: Bike Upgrade! We can arrange for a full suspension mountain bike for an additional cost. Hotels: We can make all hotel reservations. We have two star and 4 star options to recommend for this trip. For those that want more options, we can also send a list of recommended hotels upon request.
Difficulty Description: Moderate: Steep slopes and/or obstacles, possibly on narrow trails with poor traction. Most Difficult (Hard): A mixture of long steep climbs, loose trails surfaces, numerous difficult obstacles to avoid or jump over, drop-offs and sharp corners. Some sections are definitely easier to walk.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation