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    USA 17 Day Cycling Tour

    Glacier Park Lakes to Las Vegas from $14905 NZD

    Contact us for more info about USA 17 Day Cycling Tour

    We don't currently have scheduled dates for this tour, however please let us know you're interested and when you'd like to go and we will endeavour to provide you with a tour to meet your needs.

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      17 Days
      • 2023
      • 2025
      • Best time to travel: July - September
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      Welcome to our extensive 17 day cycling exploration through the United States National Parks of Montana, Wyoming & Utah!

      There will be many highlights as we’ll be visiting eight National Parks. These include Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Bryce Canyon, Zion and the Grand Canyon.

      Most daily rides will be between 40-100km. A few rest days have also been mixed in, so any keen hikers will have the option to explore some of the Parks on foot.

      Over 12 riding days:
      Total cycling distance:         approx 1,000 km
      Total climbing metres:        approx 12,800 m

      Glacier Park to Las Vegas

      Glacier Park International Airport (FCA)
      • Road Cycling
      • Grade
      • Minimum group size is 6
      • USD1,990 single room surcharge
      • USD550 road bike hire
      • USD795 e-bike hire
      • Specific Terms & Conditions apply for this tour

      Grade 3 - Moderate Tours

      Moderate to Challenging tours are designed for the more experienced participant wishing to push themselves and experience new highs of achievement. Routes may include longer climbs and more technical skills.

      Fitness required

      A good level of fitness is required, exercising three-four times a week prior to the tour.

      Full Itinerary

      DAY 1

      Glacier Park Airport to Whitefish

      No cycling

      Please make your own way to Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) and then to our accommodation in downtown Whitefish, where we'll stay the night. Our bike set up will be at 5pm, followed by our first tour briefing before dinner at 7pm.

      Meals: None

      DAY 2

      Whitefish to Apgar (West Glacier)

      Cycling: 56 km, 474 climbing metres

      Starting from our hotel, a scenic backroad on rolling terrain leads us to Apgar, located at the lower end of Lake McDonald. This small village near the West Glacier entrance has a visitor centre, gift shops, a store and a restaurant. A short hike or other activities could be an option this afternoon.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 3

      Apgar (West Glacier) to Saint Mary

      Cycling: 79 km, 1294 climbing metres

      Today we ride the epic ‘Going to the Sun Road’ which climbs almost 1,000m over the course of its 50km route from the Apgar Visitor Centre to Logan Pass. On the way you’ll pass numerous waterfalls and there will many opportunities to witness breath-taking views. Once everyone reaches Logan Pass we will begin a 30km descent (approx. 650m) to the town of St. Mary. Depending on our arrival time we can take a stroll along the shores of Saint Mary Lake.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 4

      Saint Mary

      Cycling: 66 km, 558 climbing metres

      We’ll take a break from the saddle and drive for 33km to the impressive Many Glacier Hotel, located on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake. Relax, or hike for a couple of hours along one of the many trails. There is the option of a return ride alongside Lake Sherbourne to the Many Glacier Hotel.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 5

      Saint Mary to East Glacier Park

      Cycling: 60 km, 1037 climbing metres

      Back on our bikes we head south towards Two Medicine Lake. As we ride along picturesque highway 89, take time to admire the sweeping views of the Montana landscape. After lunch on the lake shore, either take a boat across the Lower and Upper Two Medicine lakes, or if you prefer, walk along the shore of Lower Two Medicine to Aster and Rockwell Falls. Our day ends in East Glacier.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 6

      East Glacier Park to West Yellowstone

      No cycling

      Get ready to explore the open country of Montana as we shuttle south for about 6 hours to the West entrance of Yellowstone National Park. On arrival, a late afternoon hike through the area gives us the opportunity to see bison, pronghorn antelope, and possibly even one of the resident wolf packs. There should be enough time to visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Centre, located 700m from our tour hotel.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 7

      West Yellowstone excursion

      Cycling: 87 km, 1049 climbing metres

      Today we explore the wildlife and geysers of Yellowstone. This morning we ride from West Yellowstone to Canyon Village past steaming limestone terraces, bubbling mud pots and hopefully lots of wildlife. This afternoon we’ll walk down to the famous Lower Falls before transferring back to West Yellowstone.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 8

      West Yellowstone to Moran

      Cycling: 102 km, 1106 climbing metres

      Our day starts with a ride to Old Faithful, a famous geyser which predictably erupts around 20 times each day. Via boardwalks we’ll see numerous geysers and thermal features. After lunch we depart Old Faithful and continue our ride to Headwaters Lodge located alongside the Snake River.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ dinner

      DAY 9

      Moran to Jackson (Grand Teton)

      Cycling: 96 km, 588 climbing metres

      Take a ride along the scenic John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway to reach Grand Teton National Park and the shores of Jackson Lake and Jenny Lake. We’ll pull off at Jenny Lake for lunch and then you can either hike around the lake or take a boat across it. We’ll continue to follow the Snake River south as far as Jackson where we’ll stay overnight.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 10

      Jackson to Torrey

      No cycling

      An 8 hour shuttle takes us to Torrey in Utah, the gateway to Capitol Reef National Park. Combining the beauty of cliffs, canyons and natural bridges within a 160km water pocket fold, with rich cultural history including remnants from pioneer homesteaders, this is a gem of the National Park System. This evening in Torrey, we stay at the Capitol Reef Resort.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 11

      Capitol Reef: Rest, walk or optional ride

      Optional cycling: 54 km, 811 climbing metres

      This morning’s optional ride in Utah’s red rock canyon country takes us to the Hickman Natural Bridge and Slickrock Divide.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 12

      Torrey to Boulder

      83 km, 1420 climbing metres

      We’ll start our ride with a climb up Boulder Mountain offering stunning views over Capitol Reef National Park. Then we continue on the famous Burr Trail. As we navigate our way through a narrow canyon with walls stretching hundreds of feet above, we’ll be surrounded by painted rocks and sandstone dunes. accommodation is at the Boulder Mountain Lodge which sits at the head of the Burr Trail.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 13

      Boulder to Bryce Canyon City

      Cycling: 122 km, 1700 climbing metres

      Our Utah Mountains & National Parks Tour continues west on Utah State Highway 12. This is arguably one of the best cycling roads in the state, maybe the country. It twists, turns, climbs and dives across rough desert and high plateau topography. The highlight of Highway 12 is the ridge of Hell’s Backbone – an exposed piece of highway dropping hundreds of feet on either side. Highway 12 traces the northern edge of the Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, a 1.9 million acre spectacle of multi-hued cliffs and terraces, with distances that defy human perspective. Highway 12 is sure to please!!

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ dinner

      DAY 14

      Bryce Canyon City to Springdale (Zion NP)

      Cycling: 74 km, 1066 climbing metres

      This morning we’ll start with a ride to the top of Bryce National Park and then back down to the Red Canyon Visitor Centre. Although we leave one amazing park behind us, we’re bound for another today as we descend from 2,400m to 1,200m at Springdale, the gateway to Zion National Park. At Red Canyon, we’ll load up the bikes and shuttle for about an hour down to Mt. Carmel Junction where we’ll stop for lunch. In the afternoon, its a 41km ride along iconic Highway 9, where you will see red cliffs and incredible geological formations along the way as you enter East Zion.

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

      DAY 15

      Zion NP: Optional hiking or rest day

      Hiking: Optional

      After a few days of riding, we’ll have a rest day. Alternatively if you wish to explore Zion National Park on foot, we suggest an early start to beat the crowds. There are lots of different options depending on how you’re feeling. For those interested, hiking poles and water shoes are available to hike the Narrows along the Virgin River. Other classic hikes in Zion include Angel’s Landing, Observation Point and Emerald Pools which are all worth the effort in this beautiful park. Or take a day off to stroll through Springdale and visit the shops.

      Meals: Breakfast

      DAY 16

      Springdale to North Rim

      Cycling: 51 km, 364 climbing metres

      We hope you had some rest yesterday and are ready for your last ride of the tour. First we’ll transfer back up along the soaring red cliffs of Zion National Park to Mount Carmel Junction. Then it’s another two hours in the bus to the Kaibab Plateau. From here we’re back on our bikes for a fantastic 51 km ride along a country road lined with alpine meadows. With relatively low traffic and no sharp corners, you can just cruise and enjoy the scenery. No better way to finish than at one of the most dramatic geological formations in the world! Later this afternoon you may like to stroll the North Rim to Bright Angel Point before our final farewell dinner where we can reflect on a tour of great riding and scenery!

      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

      DAY 17

      North Rim to Las Vegas (departure)

      Hiking: 5 km

      Your guides can take you out for a short, early morning hike on one of the lesser frequented trails in the Grand Canyon – the North Kaibab Trail. If this trail is followed to the South Rim trail, it takes hikers through every ecosystem found between Canada and Mexico! But we won’t have time for a longer distance today, as we are packing up and heading back to Vegas. You’ll have a chance to shower before we hit the road for our 5 hour journey, arriving in Las Vegas around 5-6pm. We will bid each other farewell after a great two weeks of cycling and exploring.

      Meals: Breakfast

      Tour Inclusions and Exclusions:

      Tour Includes:

       
      • Accommodation in 3* to 5* hotels
      • Meals as listed in the itinerary
      • One departure transfer (day 17) to Las Vegas Airport
      • 'Superstar' driver/guide (with one support vehicle)
      • Drinking water & snacks on cycling days
      • National park fees
      • Route maps and profiles

      Tour Excludes:

       
      • International & domestic flights (and airport taxes)
      • Passport and Travel Visa requirements
      • Airport transfer day 1 (Glacier Park to Whitefish)
      • Bike hire (road & e-bikes at extra cost)
      • Meals not listed in the daily itinerary
      • Travel insurance (compulsory)
      • Optional activities, sightseeing & guided hikes
      • Pre and post tour nights
      • Personal expenses
      • Drinks (except water while cycling)
      • Entrance fees for sights unless specified
      • Single room surcharge
      • Tips for driver/guide