Death Valley Biking
- Delight in the peacefulness of the desert
- Dramatic Dante's View, offering a red-tailed hawk's perspective on Death Valley
- Bike across salt flats to the lowest point in the U.S.
- Amble among rock formations that look like Neapolitan ice cream
- Zabriskie Point, with an extraordinary panoramic view of the Panamint Range
California's Desert Wonderland
The names are ominous. Death Valley. Dante's View. Badwater. Hell's Gate. Yet there's striking beauty. And opportunity for great pleasure. It's almost as if someone wanted to keep it to themselves. Make you believe it's just a mirage. But you know better. So you soak it in. The rippling sand dunes. Brilliantly colored mountains. Isolated valleys. Plants and animals thriving amid the topographic extremes and ever-changing weather. Now you're one of them. Savoring unforgettable views. Tackling steep bike rides. And basking in the warm rays of the sun. With nothing but good omens in sight.
Day 1 Delight in the peacefulness of the desert For an excellent introduction to the natural wonders you'll experience during your trip, have a look around the Death Valley National Park Visitor Center Your first ride is highlighted by sights both grand and intimate, from giant sand dunes to salt-tolerant pickleweed.
Day 2 Bike across the giant Salt Playa to the lowest point in the U.S. and see if you feel any different at 282 feet below sea level Desert illusions of water might just mesmerize you Cool off with a dip in our hotel's spring-fed swimming pool or opt for a round of golf.
Day 3 Dramatic Dante's View, offering a red-tailed hawk's perspective on Death Valley It's a challenging climb to get there - more than 5,000 feet in less than 30 miles, but you can always get a lift in the van Relish the breathtaking 360-degree panorama, featuring snow-covered Telescope Peak framed by Devil's Golf Course and the spectacular Panamint Mountains In the mood for a fast technical descent? Get set to brave the downhill to the desert floor.
Day 4 Conquer Hell's Gate on an optional spin through the badlands Pedal past fantastical geologic features surrounded by the Panamint Mountains Hike through out-of-this-world rock formations resembling Neapolitan ice cream.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
Really needed a quick, easy getaway trip. This was just what the doctor ordered! So quiet and relaxing. The biking was perfect every day and the moon and stars were absolutely glorious each night. Wish we never left!- Schenectady, NY
One of the best trips I've ever been on. I'll never forget the amazing scenery and beautiful sunsets.- London, United Kingdom
The beauty of Death Valley is a sight to behold. The opportunity for all levels of biking was outstanding.- Calgary, Alberta
The Inn at Furnace Creek
Furnace Creek (3 nights) Nestled at the foot of the Funeral Mountains, this Mission-style hotel sits almost 200 feet below sea level. (pool, tennis, golf)
Private Trips Options & Pricing
Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.
You can pick any open date in next year's lineup for your group of 8 or more - just book by December 31st of this year. Call us for date availability.
If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.
Pricing for Private Trips
|2 - 3 guests $4,098 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests $2,998 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests $3,698 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests $2,398 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests $3,198 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests $2,098 pp dbl. occ.|
This Trip Is Rated Level 2-4
Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.
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|Hiking (2.8 miles; 1,000 feet elevation gain)|
* Includes a shuttle