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Nevada, California, USA

Valley of Fire & Death Valley

DURATION

5 Days

PRICE

$2,698

LEVEL

All Levels

DAILY DISTANCE

30-60 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included) & Hiking

INCLUDED MEALS

All meals except one dinner and one lunch

Discover and explore what we ultimately strive for in a cycling vacation–which is to simply “Pedal Happy”.

Bike through forty thousand acres of raw beauty and red Aztec sandstone. Ride the Mojave Desert’s Valley of Fire – Nevada’s oldest state park, dotted with petrified trees and 2,000-year-old petroglyphs. Then head to Death Valley – the country’s largest National Park – for four more days of riding and hiking through Southwest desert wonderlands. Painted badlands, eerie landscapes, and Old West history make for an unforgettable journey.

This tour is operated under special use permit/s with the Tonopah Bureau of Land Management and Death Valley National Park. Bicycle Adventures is an equal opportunity provider.

Day 01

Ride the Valley of Fire (Nevada's oldest state park), a spectacular canyon of red and gold.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Westin Lake Las Vegas

Distance

Short Route
37.9 miles

Long Route
66.6 miles

Elevation

Short Route
+2684 ft / -2829 ft

Long Route
+4864 ft / -4867 ft

Ability Level

All Levels

Meet in Las Vegas (or, if you’re coming in early, at the Westin Lake Las Vegas an hour outside town.) Hop in the van for the shuttle to Valley of Fire Highway into Nevada’s oldest and biggest state park. Ride a road that is one of those gorgeous surprises parked in the middle of nowhere. Glowing red-gold Aztec sandstone is highlighted with 3,000-year-old Anasazi petroglyphs, ancient trees, beavertail, and cholla cacti. Roadtrippers says, “…it will have you reaching for the camera at every turn.” Springtime is ablaze with desert marigold, indigo bush, and desert mallow. Watch for mountain goats and bighorn sheep! Enjoy your room at the Westin Lake Las Vegas tonight.

Day 02

Ride over Daylight Pass into Death Valley with a gentle 26-mile downhill to the Oasis at Death Valley.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Ranch at Death Valley

Distance

37.8 miles

Elevation

+1150 ft / -5049 ft

Ability Level

All Levels

Transfer to Death Valley National Park this morning. Pedal from the ghost town of Rhyolite on the park’s eastern edge up to Daylight Pass. The view from the summit (4,317 feet) captures Death Valley in microcosm: sun-blanched, desolate and vast. Cruise a 26-mile downhill for your first look at the valley up close. Spend the next 3 nights at the Oasis at Death Valley. Enjoy the pool!

Day 03

Hike through Golden Canyon to Zabriskie Point, ride to Badwater, then take on a loop to Artists Palette.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Lodging

Ranch at Death Valley

Distance

38.0 miles

Elevation

+1304 ft / -2162 ft

Ability Level

All Levels

Hike Golden Canyon this morning, a 3-mile stroll along a path lined with massive boulders and pastel-hued dunes. Finish at Zabriskie Point, one of Death Valley’s most famous viewpoints. Its maze of crazily eroded, painted badlands makes a great photo spot. Snap a few, then ride to Badwater Basin for lunch at the lowest point on the continent: 282 feet below sea level! If you’re up for a challenge, tackle a 7% grade for 3 miles, uphill to Artist’s Palette. Here, oxidation in the metals contained in the rock paints the hills in an amazing rainbow of hues. If you’d prefer to relax, hop in the van and head back to the Oasis for a drink and a splash in the pool. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Day 04

Ride to the moonscape of Ubehebe Crater. Hike the rim, then ride to the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Dinner

Lodging

Ranch at Death Valley

Distance

44.3 miles

Elevation

+856 ft / -3398 ft

Ability Level

All Levels

The Ubehebe (“yoo-bee-hee-bee”) Crater is a 600-foot-deep crater that was created when hot magma met the groundwater in this region – creating a giant bubble of steam and gas that exploded from the earth. Bike here this morning. Hike the mile and a half around the crater’s rim, then it’s back on the bicycle to ride to the Mesquite Flat Dunes on the cracked clay of an ancient lake bed. Lunch is on your own today.

Day 05

Head to Dante's View for a spectacular panoramic view back over Death Valley.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Distance

14.2 miles

Elevation

+2607 ft / -0 ft

Ability Level

All Levels

Head to Dante’s View. Perched 5500 feet above Badwater Basin, take in a panoramic eagle-eye view of the Black Mountains and the gigantic valley you’ve been riding and hiking through all week. See if you can spot the tiny specks of people strolling the salt flats below. Snap one last photo. Then hop into the van and head back to the Oasis for a shower before shuttling to Las Vegas.

 

*Bicycle Adventures operates under special use permits while on Federal Lands managed by the National Forest Service (USDA), National Parks and Bureau of Land Management. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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