COLORADO FALL LEAVES ADVENTURE
The changing of seasons in Colorado is amazing. The mountains are covered in with golden aspens. On this tour we will take you on some of the most picturesque riding in the state. Because the leaves change quickly we are leaving the exact rides for each day open to cater the mother natures whim and color.
The tour will be focused in the Central and southern mountains of Colorado. We will take in the sights around Aspen, Leadville, Vail and Glenwood Springs. The route is beautiful in all seasons but Fall is truly spectacular. The leaf season in the high country can be hard to catch so we have two options for timing. Have no fear there will be color on both of the options and you will love the ride regardless. If the color looks to be early or late we may adjust our route to catch the fall splendor the high country has to offer.
Our fall leaves adventure takes in the best of the Colorado High Country. We will spend the days riding in brisk Autumn mountain air and the evenings sampling some of the best craft beer in the state.
Day 1 - Arrive in Aspen
Arrive in Aspen and explore one of Colorado's famous mountain towns
Day 2 - Aspen - 25 miles
The first leg of our journey will take us on one of the most scenic rides in all Colorado. The Maroon Bells loop outside of Aspen frames picturesque mountains and lakes with change Aspen trees.
Day 3 - Aspen
Today we will ride over McClure pass. We will shuttle to the West side and ride back towards Carbondale When timed correctly this area will be full of vibrant Colorado color.
Day 4 - Aspen to Leadville - 55 miles
Today we will ride up and over famous Independance pass to Leadville. The Beauty of this ride as well as the lack of oxygen will take your breath away.
Day 5 - Leadville to Vail - 40 miles Trace the steps of the 10th Mountain division as we ride scenic Hwy 24 from LEadville to Vail. Tonight we will enjoy beer from one of the many Vail area breweries.
Day 6 - Vail to Glenwood - 60 miles The last day of riding will take us through the famous Glenwood canyon. While this ride is mostly down hill it is also the longest ride of our adventure. We will soak away our aches in the hot springs before toasting to an incredible ride.
Hotel is provided on final evening.
We will be adjusting the route to match the best leaf viewing if the color changes happen early or late this season.
All lodging during the adventure
Breakfast each day
Lunch and dinner as indicated in the tour description
All tours include at least a pre and post tour dinner
Beer tasting and tours at select breweries
Entrance fees and admission when applicable
Beer & Bike water bottle
Cue sheets, GPS and guided directions for each ride Luggage and gear transfer between hotels
Price Does Not Include
Transportation to and from the adventure.
Pre and post tour accommodations.
Our guides and field staff are around before and after each tour.
If you would like to stay with us give a call and we are happy to help you sort it out.
Must be able to ride a bicycle.
Must be 21 years old to drink beer.
September 16-21, 2016
Adventure price: $2000 per person