Death Valley Bike Tour - 4-Day Getaway

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $3,499 - $3,799 /person

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4 days

3 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Death Valley Bike Tour - 4-Day Getaway

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

4 days

3 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Oct-Nov 2025: Feb-Apr, Oct-Nov

From $3,499 - $3,799 /person

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California's Dramatic Desert

The names are ominous. Death Valley. Badwater. Furnace Creek. Yet there's striking beauty. The rippling sand dunes. Colorful mountains. Plants and animals thriving amid topographic extremes. Now you're one of them. Savoring the views. Tackling the rides. And basking in the sun. With nothing but good omens in sight.

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Highlights

  • Explore the iconic 100-foot-high dunes at Mesquite Flat—the realm of constantly shifting desert sands
  • Revel in the spectacular scenery—ancient lava flows, yellow sandstone, slot canyons and unique rock formations
  • Hike through the shadowed contours of Golden Canyon to famous Zabriskie Point, immortalized on film
  • Bike across a mesmerizing landscape, including vast white salt flats and the lowest point in the United States
California Death Valley Biking Tour

California

Start/End Las Vegas

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Take a spin through Red Rock Canyon, a breathtaking example of the desert's beauty and vibrancy • With towering rust-colored peaks, ancient petroglyphs and plant species found nowhere else, the canyon showcases the Mojave's unique features • Kick back at the Inn at Death Valley, a natural oasis where 50 freshwater springs provide water for drinking, showers, irrigation and even the swimming pool.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Inn at Death Valley
Furnace Creek
Casual Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the Funeral Mountains, this historic and recently renovated Mission-style hotel sits almost 200 feet below sea level. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 2

Description

Pay a visit to the ghost town of Rhyolite, a once-prosperous town site teeming with prospectors • Bike through Daylight Pass to reach the highest point on our trip • Cycle down the valley with views of the Panamint Mountains and sand dunes in the distance • Hop off your bike for lunch and a walk into the dunes at Mesquite Flat, where you'll feel the vastness of the park • After dinner tonight, check out the night sky—stargazing here is like nowhere else.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Inn at Death Valley
Furnace Creek
Casual Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the Funeral Mountains, this historic and recently renovated Mission-style hotel sits almost 200 feet below sea level. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 3

Description

Bike across the giant Salt Playa to the lowest point in the United States and see if you feel any different at 282 feet below sea level • Desert illusions of water might just mesmerize you • Sip a cool drink as you watch the sun set from the hotel's terrace. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Inn at Death Valley
Furnace Creek
Casual Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the Funeral Mountains, this historic and recently renovated Mission-style hotel sits almost 200 feet below sea level. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 4

Description

Ascend to Zabriskie Point, the park's most celebrated vista • Take in the Badlands' yellow sandstone and ancient lava flows in the Black Mountains to the south • Hike through out-of-this-world rock formations resembling Neapolitan ice cream • Explore Golden Canyon, a slot canyon that you may recognize from the original Star Wars films.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Inn at Death Valley
Furnace Creek
Casual Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the Funeral Mountains, this historic and recently renovated Mission-style hotel sits almost 200 feet below sea level. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-3

Inn at Death Valley
Furnace Creek

Casual Hotel

Nestled at the foot of the Funeral Mountains, this historic and recently renovated Mission-style hotel sits almost 200 feet below sea level. (pool, spa)

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace Bike
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
  • $650 rental fee; subject to availability
  • Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2
  • Perfectly balanced comfort and performance with a Grand Tour pedigree
  • State-of-the-art components and precision German engineering
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike
  • $400 rental fee
  • Hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed Cro-Moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train
  • Custom upgraded wheelset
  • Best for riders with some tandem experience.
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