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3 Days No Brainer Weekend Bike Holiday in Colorado, USA

Durango, La Plata County, Colorado, USA

Short Getaway USA Bike Holiday

Come and spend your weekend to bike in Durango with Durango Mountain Bike Tours without all the hassles of planning where to stay, where to ride, and what to eat! Durango Mountain Bike Tours can time your trip around any of the great weekend events going on all summer or plan to get out of town and enjoy the mountains in solitude. They will show you the best stashes in the hundreds of miles of trails around the area and build great rides for each day you are here based on what you want to do. Ride your bike and leave the rest to Durango Mountain Bike Tours. They know Durango; it’s a no-brainer.

Key information

  • Trip type: Guided
  • Lodging: Center-based
  • Terrain: Pristine singletrack
  • Difficulty level: Easy (Cyclist doesn't need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 40 - 60 Miles / 644 - 96 Kilometers
  • Average Elevation: 2,134 - 2,438 meters / 7,000 - 8,000 feet
  • Vacation type: Mountain biking and adventure cycling
  • Type of bike: Mountain bike

Meet the instructors

Jim & John
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Highlights

  • 2-day mountain biking
  • A trip adapted to all levels
  • A ride in the world famous Phil’s World
  • Inclusive of mountain bike rental
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Tasty lunch included

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer included: Durango–La Plata County Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Meeting room

Durango Mountain Bike Tours has great choices for sleeping at their partner hotel as well as a private residence where you can feel right at home. The choices are The Rochester Hotel and Leland House or DoubleTree by Hilton Durango. This might change according to availability.

The Rochester Hotel and Leland House

The Rochester Hotel and Bar is a historic hotel open since 1892. The hotel provides 16 rooms with private bathrooms all themed in an Old Western Hollywood style. Each of the 12 rooms in the Leland House is named after a historic Durango figure and the interior décor is accented with local memorabilia, biographies, and photos of these important figures.

DoubleTree by Hilton Durango

DoubleTree by Hilton Durango is a low-rise hotel set on the banks of Animas River at Highways 160 and 550, convenient to Fort Lewis College and tourist attractions.

Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel

Durango Mountain Bike Tours will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your hotel will be downtown Durango, an easy walk to historic Main Street and dozens of great watering holes and restaurants. Durango Mountain Bike Tours will give you recommendations on where to eat and drink as well as some discount coupons. On the drive from the airport, Durango Mountain Bike Tours will talk about the following day and show you where to meet. Otherwise, you are free to relax and explore the town.

Day 2: Pick up your rental bike and ride

You will meet at Second Avenue Sports where your rental bike will await. Durango Mountain Bike Tours will go over some paperwork and do a fitting and suspension setup. Then, you hit the local trails, riding right from the bike shop. Expect two to three hours of ride and then have a lunch on the trail. Durango Mountain Bike Tours will provide a great of assortment for you to make your own sandwich as well as snacks and refreshments with a great view to enjoy while you eat and relax. Then, you will be back on the bike for another few hours. Durango Mountain Bike Tours will end the ride with an exciting downhill or riverside cruise back to downtown. Again, you are on your own for the evening.

Day 3: Ride the world famous Phil's World

The MTB Project and International Mountain Biking Association rated Phil’s World one of the 10 Best Rides of All Time. After a 45-minute drive, you will spend two to three hours of riding within this network of 60+ miles of trail, including the famous Rib Cage. You will then make out the way to Mancos, Colorado for lunch before heading back to Durango. You can fly out in the evening or stay for one more night and fly out on the next day. Durango Mountain Bike Tours will return your bike and transfer you to the airport for your flight.

Level

The trip is adaptable to all levels. Durango Mountain Bike Tours does basic skills during the ride for beginners but can also hammer with the better riders. They never mix the two. Durango Mountain Bike Tours can customize a ride for you that will match the trails and terrain to your skill and excitement level. They offer rides for the entire family, from the beginner to the hardcore enthusiast.

Bike rental

This tour includes a mountain bike rental. Durango Mountain Bike Tours can set you up with the latest high end, recent model mountain bikes. Just let them know your height, weight, and bike preference, and they will have one waiting for you upon arrival. Rental includes helmet and a water bottle. You are also welcome to bring your own bike or your own pedals.

The guides

Having a guide shows you the trails has many advantages. Your time here is limited, so wasting it trying to decipher a map or not knowing the best way to connect segments together takes away from your vacation experience. The guides will give riding tips to those that want them and they make every tour more fun by pointing out Durango’s points of interest and wildlife along the way. All of the guides have lived here for many years and can give you the inside scoop on how to make your entire Durango experience the best it can be.

Instructors

Jim Mackay

John Robinette

Location

This bike tour will take place in Durango, Colorado, USA.

Food

This tour includes lunches while breakfasts are typically provided in the hotel. Durango Mountain Bike Tours will either bring a tasty lunch with them or take you to stop and eat at one of the great restaurants. Durango Mountain Bike Tours can recommend many great options for dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 days of biking tour
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Transfer from and to Durango La Plata County Airport (DRO)
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Tasty lunches

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
3 days / 2 nights
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Availability

This vacation is available all year round with arrival on Thursday or Friday.

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