Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Aspen Colorado Hiking & Biking Trails
Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - Active Weekend Getaway
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Aspen's Glacial Valleys Bike Tour - 4-Day Getaway

Chic Lodging & World-Class Cycling in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Experience the lure of America's most luxurious mountain town on this four-day getaway. Since the 1950s, Aspen has been a cozy community of artists, outdoor enthusiasts, foodies and lovers of the good life. We want to introduce you to all of Aspen, including its wilder side. Ghost towns and jagged peaks. The Elk Mountains. Serpentine roads winding through deep forests. This is what Aspen is about: the balance between the rugged and the refined. Enjoy outdoor adventures by day and edible delights by night on our Aspen, Colorado bike tour.

THIS ITINERARY: 4 days, 3 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels

FROM: $4,349 - $4,649 pp dbl occ
($1,160 for sgl occ)

Aspen Glacial Valleys Biking
Aspen Glacial Valleys Biking

Colorado

Start/End Aspen

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

Highlights
  • Discover the vibrant social life of Aspen, a chic getaway for outdoor adventurers and lovers of the finer things in life
  • Bike winding roads through the Elk Mountains, with snowcapped peaks and dramatic valleys as your backdrop
  • Revel in the sumptuous luxury of our premiere lodging, Hotel Jerome, and enjoy the convenience of unpacking only once
  • Indulge in all the options offered by downtown Aspen, with mountain biking, rafting, hiking, world-class shopping and more located at your doorstep
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
4 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.

Days 1-2 Cycle winding Castle Creek Road | Behold views of snowcapped peaks and dense aspen forests | Take a break from pedaling in Ashcroft Ghost Town | Savor the farm-to-table delicacies of Aspen’s trendy downtown | Bike along the car-free Rio Grande Bike Trail while taking in the stunning scenery | Discover the ranch and mining history of quaint neighboring communities | Relax in the hotel spa or enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Aspen, just steps away.

Days 3-4 Discover Aspen’s famous Maroon Bells, two iconic towering peaks | Bike on carless roads | Lounge on the shore of shimmering Maroon Lake | Up for conquering Colorado's classic Independence Pass climb? Or perhaps a relaxing day in town is just your speed? | Enjoy the flexibility to shop or enjoy a spa day | Take a final spin along the Roaring Fork River | Not ready to say goodbye to our Colorado bike tour? Extend your stay in chic Aspen where mountain biking, rafting, hiking and more are right at your doorstep.

Hotel Jerome, Aspen
Hotel Jerome
Aspen
| Premiere Hotel

The epicenter of Aspen’s vibrant society nightlife for more than a century, Hotel Jerome is an elegant landmark that combines classic Colorado culture with sumptuous modern luxury. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

While we do offer shuttles over most of the significant climbs, the routes on this trip are hilly, with some significant elevation gains and losses. This, coupled with the high altitude, can make biking more challenging, but you're sure to finish each day with a great sense of accomplishment.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Biking
Level 2 | 21 miles* | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 27 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 3 | 38 miles* | 2100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 57 miles | 3500 ft. gain
Day 3
Biking
Level 2 | 17 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles | 2000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 4300 ft. gain
Day 4
Biking
Level 1 | 14 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 2 | 21 miles | 1700 ft. gain
* Includes shuttle.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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