Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Introducing Dolce Tempo From Backroads
Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah
Starry night, Zion National Park, Utah
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Dolce tempo
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Utah's Bryce & Zion Easygoing Multi-Adventure

Dolce Tempo Exploration of National Park Jewels & Canyons

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Casual Hotels

From: $3,499 - $3,549 pp dbl occ

($650 for sgl occ) plus 6.75% tax

Hoodoos, arches and mazes, oh my! Zion and Bryce’s geologic curiosities make you wonder at the mysterious forces that put them here. And there’s plenty of time to wonder. On trails through slot canyons bursting with wildflowers. On a peaceful ride with rose-colored sandstone walls towering all around you. Or on a starry night poised on the canyon rim. This magical land doesn’t have to exist only in your imagination.

Bike
Walk/Hike
Utah Bryce and Zion Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour
Utah Bryce and Zion Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Utah

Start/End St. George

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

Highlights

Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore the two distinct and dramatic landscapes of Zion and Bryce National Parks. Stunning views await on a ride along the canyon floor of Greater Zion’s colorful Snow Canyon. Walk among Bryce’s vibrantly colored hoodoos and spires.

Immersive Travel
Discover Zion’s most notable features, including waterfalls, pools and narrow slot canyons on your choice of walking and hiking routes. Explore the charming and artsy town of Springdale.

Unique Hotels
Enjoy comfortable and historical national park lodges, surrounded by unforgettable landscapes. These retreats are ideal locations for catching an epic sunset or sipping a glass of wine under a sea of stars.

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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3
Description

Welcome to the heart of the Colorado Plateau—home to Utah's spectacular canyon country | Begin your exploration on the seat of your e-bike with a ride through a place the early Mormon pioneers called Snow Canyon | In Zion National Park, we pedal on a traffic-free road along the Virgin River amid walls of Navajo sandstone rising 2,000 feet from the canyon floor—a peaceful and absolutely breathtaking ride | Set out on foot to the Emerald Pools, with trickling waterfalls and hanging gardens | Spend a day in Zion with your choice of picturesque routes in this nature-lover’s paradise—from easy walks past emerald pools to a trek through the Narrows—the granddaddy of all slot canyons | Cool off in the hotel pool at day’s end.

Accommodations
Driftwood Lodge
Driftwood Lodge
Springdale
| Casual Hotel

Guest rooms at this welcoming riverside lodge are spacious and offer views of Zion's stunning red cliffs. (pool)

Days 4-6
Description

In Bryce Canyon, walk to Queen’s Garden amid a whimsical labyrinth of hoodoos resembling a petrified forest | Explore Bryce's crooked rock formations, striking monoliths and more fantastical hoodoos | Find expansive views walking the Fairyland Loop as you skirt the edge of Boat Mesa and look toward the Sinking Ship, created by tectonic plates shifting and dragging along faults | E-bike through an otherworldly wonderland to Rainbow Point for dazzling views of the canyon's pinnacles and spires | Get ready for a thrilling downhill ride through Red Canyon—a perfect ending to your magical escape.

Accommodations
Bryce Canyon Lodge, Utah
Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon National Park
| Casual Hotel

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.

Dolce Tempo: What to Expect

Our easygoing Multi-Adventure tours make adventuring a breeze—perfect for beginners or occasional bikers/hikers, or anyone who is interested in exploring the world actively. With dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and GPS-supported routes, the day is yours to decide. Find an unbeatable blend of walking and biking routes (2-4 hours of activity, 10-30 miles of biking, 2-7 miles of walking) with other fun-filled activities such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, camel riding and more. On trips with biking, custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly!

 

Route notes

The biking terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling with some gradual descents; some of the walking and hiking routes include a few steep ascents and descents with significant elevation gain and loss. Please keep in mind that the higher elevations, occasional headwinds and possible extreme variations in weather and temperature can increase the perceived level of difficulty of our activities in this region. Most biking and hiking routes take place between 3,000 and 8,000 feet. Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

 

*Prefer to pedal without power? Regular road bikes are available by request, ask your Trip Consultant.

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e-bikes. If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you can select another bike. See all options below. (click the arrow to see all available options)

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

Included in your trip price

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.

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

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 Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

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. 

Also Included

  • 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

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations, Meals & Service Standards

While the accommodations on this trip reflect the natural surroundings of the national parks and provide unparalleled access to the best activities in the area, the Lodge at Bryce Canyon is simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. The lodge's basic guest rooms are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation).

Breakfasts and dinners throughout the week may lack variety and tend toward simple ingredients. Overall, the service standards can seem slow and casual when compared with the hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Please note that internet and cell phone service are extremely limited throughout the parks.

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