Great Divide ADVENTURE

Breckenridge, CO

Adventure price: $800 per person

Tour Description

The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Stretches from Banff National Park in Canada to the Southern border of the us. This is the off road cycling route that inspired many of us to be bikepackers. Some of us evolved from classic touring cyclist because of the allure of gravel roads, little traffic and the feeling of seeing just a few others each day. We have picked the section of of the Great Divide route from Breckenridge to Del Norte through the heart of Colorado, about 250 miles of secluded glory. You will be sleeping under the stars and cycling along gravel roads and two track trail. Where is the beer you ask? The Beer & Bike staff will be bringing in local craft beer and pairing it with camp meals for your taste buds delight. We will stop mid trip for a visit to Salida and Poncha Springs. We will visit the Elevation and Soul Craft Breweries. Continuing along the trail fresh from our visit we continue on the divide toward Del Norte and the Three Barrel Brewing company. 

Trip Itinerary

Total Elevation gain of the route is ~16245 feet

Day 1 - Breckenridge
Distance ~50 miles 
We will meet in the morning just after breakfast and set out along the Great Divide route. The ride begins heading out over Boreas Road.

Day 2 – On the trail to Salida Distance ~50 miles 
After a camp breakfast we will set out along our ride. At different points along the way our support vehicle will have a n aid station and lunch set up for your enjoyment. This evening we will dine in Salida and enjoy some tasty craft beer before heading to camp.

Day 3 - On the trail Distance ~50 miles
Tonight we will camp and relax under the stars with another great camp meal and beer dinner.

Day 4 - On the trail Distance ~50 miles 
Today is another day of cycling and relaxing along the trail. Each of these days offer different beauty and challenges.

Day 5 - On to Del Norte Distance ~50 miles
Today we ride into Del Norte to feast and celebrate our adventure on the Great Divide. After dinner we will shuttle back to Breckenridge.

Price Includes

  • Breakfast each day at camp Lunch along the way prepared by your guides 

  • Dinner prepared by your guides each day and in Salida and Del Norte at a restaurant.

  • Beer tasting and tours at select breweries

  • Entrance fees and admission when applicable 4 nights lodging

  • Camping Fees

  • Beer & Bike water bottle

  • Cue sheets, GPS and guided directions for each days adventure.

  • Luggage and gear transfer between camp if needed.

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.

  • Bicycle and Gear rental if needed

Participant Requirements

  • Must be able to ride a bicycle.

  • Must be 21 years old to drink beer.

  • This is a challenging tour.

  • However it is also one of the most beautiful we offer.
    A training guide will be sent out upon booking to help you get ready for what will be a cycling tour to remember.

Available Dates

  • July 22-27, 2019

  • August 30 - September 4, 2019