ROCKY MOUNTAINS ADVENTURE
Breckenridge, Vail, Leadville, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, CO
Adventure price: $2000 per person
This Beer & Bike exclusive route connects the cycling friendly towns of Breckenridge, Vail, Leadville, Aspen and Glenwood Springs, a must ride for anyone interested in Cycling in Colorado. You will stay at a mix of small bed and breakfasts, Local inns, and hotels. Just under half of this ride is on car free bicycle paths and the rest is on scenic rocky mountain byways. You will ride over Vail pass, enjoy the Top of the Rockies scenic byway, Independence pass and the Rio Grande scenic rail trail. Come along for an adventure in Colorful Colorado!
This Beer & Bike adventure is a 175 mile ride through Colorado's central mountains. We will spend the days riding in clean mountain air and the evenings sampling some of the best craft beer in the state. We have included elevation gains for each day. Remember we get to go down everything we ride up!
Day 1 - Arrive in Breckenridge This afternoon we will meet and cycle between a couple breweries in Breckenridge to make sure everything is all set on our bikes before dinner as a crew.
Day 2 - Breckenridge to Vail - 38 miles, 1765 of Elevation Gain. The first leg of our journey is almost exclusively on cycle path and takes you Through Frisco, past Copper Mountain, and over Vail Pass before descending to Vail for the evening.
Day 3 - Vail to Leadville - 40 miles, 3800 feet of Elevation Gain. The cycle from Vail to Telluride is amazing. Known as the Top of The Rockies Scenic byway this route includes a stop at the training area of the famous 10th Mountain Division on Tennessee Pass. Finishing in Leadville we will have a beer waiting in this historic Mining town resting at 10,152 feet.
Day 4 - Leadville to Aspen - 59 miles 5,500 feet of Elevation Gain The ride from Leadville to Aspen is Stunning. You will cycle along Twin Lakes, ride over Independence Pass and descend into world famous Aspen Colorado. Tonight we will sample brews from the Aspen Brewing Company.
Day 5 - Aspen to Glenwood Springs - 42 miles 171 feet of Elevation Gain We may go up 171 feet today on the Rio Grande Rail Trail but we spend the rest of the day going down almost 2,400 feet of elevation to finish in Glenwood Springs. Celebrating our ride in style we will stop off in Carbondale and have lunch at a brewery there before finishing at our hotel in Glenwood and soaking in the hot springs.
Day 6 - Depart from Glenwood or add on our 3 day Glenwood adventure and continue the fun.
All lodging during the adventure, based on double occupancy, if you would like your own room there is a single supplement available.
Breakfast each day Welcome Dinner Beer & Bike
Cue sheets, GPS and guided directions for each days adventure.
Luggage and gear transfer between hotels. Two Guides from the area
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.
Liquor drinks and wine.
If you are traveling alone or just do not want to stay in the same room as the folks you are with we have the option for a single room for an additional $500.
Must be able to ride a bicycle.
Must be 21 years old to drink beer.
This trip requires an intermediate level of fitness. The daily rides vary from 20 - 65 miles with significant altitude gains each day except the last.
July 15 -20, 2019
September 9-14, 2019
On this adventure we will be staying at mix of hotels, small inns and Bed and Breakfasts.
Broken Compass, Aspen Brewing, Backcountry Brewing, Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge Distillery, Vail Brewing, Periodic Brewing, Roaring Fork Beer Company, Carbondale Beer Works, Casey Brewing and Blending, Glenwood Canyon Brewing