Our most popular tour! Enjoy a leisurely unguided ride from the top of Vail Pass (elevation 11,300ft) back down to our shop in Lionshead (8,400ft).
We'll fit you with your bike and helmet in the shop, load you up in our 14-passenger van, and our driver will tell you all about the tour as he transports you to the top of the pass. From there, you're set free! Just follow the newly-paved bike path all the way back to town, and experience amazing views, fresh mountain air and maybe even some native wildlife along the way. Fun for all ages!
On average, Vail Pass tours take between an hour and a half and three hours from then the van leaves to when riders return to the shop (but there is no time limit!). We recommend you bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a light jacket. Riders should have a basic understanding of hand brakes and gears. (We're happy to give you a refresher)
Includes bike, helmet, and shuttle ride. Tours leave twice a day, at 11am and 1:00pm. We ask that you arrive at the shop to get set up at least 30 minutes before the tour leaves. A minimum of two riders is required to run a tour. Maximum fourteen riders.
A staple of Colorado biking, this classic unguided tour runs alongside the rapids of the Colorado River. Cool and shaded in some parts, sunny and open others, this paved bike path is relatively flat, but definitely memorable.
We'll fit you with your bike and helmet in the shop, load you up in our 14-passenger van, and our driver will tell you all about the tour as he transports you to the dropoff point. From there, you're free to casually pedal your way through the canyon, where you're likely to see breathtaking geological formations, wildlife, and possibly some kayakers charging through the rapids. As you near the hot springs, our driver will meet you at the pickup spot, ready to load up the bikes and bring you back to Vail.
On average, the canyon tour takes between four and five hours from dropoff to pickup, but you're encouraged to go at your own pace. We recommend you bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a light jacket. Riders should have a basic understanding of hand brakes and gears. (We're happy to give you a refresher)
Price includes bike, helmet, and shuttle ride. Glenwood Canyon tours leave the shop at 10am and go by special request only. We ask that you arrive at the shop to get set up at least 30 minutes before the tour leaves. Minimum of four riders to run a tour, maximum fourteen.
You sure do! Our US Forest Service permit requires that we make every one who takes our tours wear a helmet. Remember, a functioning brain is cooler than how you think you look without a helmet.
That would kind of defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?
Give us a call, we might be able to work something out for you. We always try to be as accommodating as possible.
No worries! Our phone number is on all of our bikes, so if something goes wrong you can call us and we will come to the rescue as soon as we can.
The bikes we offer with our tours would be in our Adult bike package. So you have the choice of a hardtail mountain bike, or a hybrid cruiser. Kiddos will get set up with junior mountain bikes.
Unfortunately, the tow-behind carts are not allowed on the Vail Pass tour due to the two-way bike traffic on the path, but they are permitted on the Gelwood Canyon tour. For children big enough, our 3rd-wheel tagalongs are allowed on both tours.