So, you’ve been itching for a bicycle trip that challenges you and provides a big reward at the end, have you? Perhaps Backroads’ new Colorado biking trip is what you’ve been waiting for. After all, this is a spell-binding trip that calls for a special breed of cyclist who doesn’t shy away from heart-pounding ascents and exhilarating descents.
The best way to describe this cycling trip is big elevation, big mileage and show-stopping scenery epic in its diversity. Just imagine yourself pedaling over huge snow-covered peaks and sawtooth spires, winding through lush alpine meadows, red-rock canyons and ending up in the rugged high desert.
This six-day trip begins in Durango, where you’ll learn a little history and ride through the Animas Valley on your way out of town, a route that offers amazing views of the San Juan Mountains.
Day two includes not one, but two mountain passes, both boasting 11,000 feet. Next you’ll spend two days tackling Telluride, which includes 14,000 peaks and an amazing descent into Ouray, America’s “Little Switzerland.” Your last two days will be spent riding from the mountains to the high desert.
Don’t think this cycling vacation will be all work and no play. There will be plenty of time to enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation in accommodations ranging from a Victorian hotel in the heart of Durango to a luxurious Southwest-style hotel nestled amid the spectacular red-rock landscape of Unaweep Canyon in Grand Junction.
Backroads is offering this route for classic guests as well as singles and solos. Call us at 800-462-2848 for more information or to book a trip. You may also visit www.backroads.com/trips/bcli for more information about this Colorado biking trip, as well as the many other trips we offer around the world.