Nevada, California, USA

Valley of Fire & Death Valley Bike Tour

DURATION

6 Days

PRICE

$3,349

LEVEL

All Levels

DAILY DISTANCE

30-65 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”.

Explore two desert regions for the price of one on this tour through forty thousand acres of raw beauty and red Aztec sandstone. Begin with a spectacular loop through Lake Mead National Recreation Area to Hoover Dam. Explore the Great Basin’s Valley of Fire – Nevada’s oldest state park, dotted with petrified trees and 2,000-year-old petroglyphs. Then head to the Mojave Desert’s Death Valley National Park – the country’s largest National Park – for four more days of riding and hiking through Southwest wonders. Painted badlands, eerie landscapes and Old West history make for an unforgettable journey!

National Parks on this tour: Death Valley National Park

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

HOOVER DAM – A “DAM” FINE RIDE!

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Hilton Lake Las Vegas

Distance

23 miles
(or 48)

Elevation

+1,864 ft / -1,976 ft
(or +/- 3,921 ft)

Ability Level

All Levels

Completed in 1936, the Hoover Dam holds back 112-miles of the Colorado River, creating Lake Mead – America’s largest reservoir. While it has long been surpassed as the world’s tallest dam, it remains an engineering marvel of its time. An entire city – Boulder City – was built to complete its construction. Super-sized fridges had to be designed to cool the massive concrete blocks which otherwise would have required over a century to harden! Marvel at the death-defying tales of Native American “high scalers” who worked on the vertiginous canyon walls. Most important of all, enjoy the scenery, this ride is magnificent! Have lunch at the Visitors Center with plenty of time to explore the sights and exhibits. Afterward, you can choose whether to shuttle or pedal back to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.

Day 02

Ride the Valley of Fire (Nevada's oldest state park)

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Hilton 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 f

Ability Level

All Levels

Hop in the van for a brief 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, beaver tail 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 desert bighorn sheep!  Spend another night at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas.

Day 03

Cruise over the easy side of Daylight Pass and enjoy a gentle 26-mile descent into 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 Ranch at Death Valley. Enjoy the pool! 

Day 04

HIKE THROUGH GOLDEN CANYON TO ZABRISKIE POINT. VISIT DANTE'S VIEW. ENJOY THE AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Lodging

Ranch at Death Valley

Distance

Hike 3-4 miles

Elevation

About 1000 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. The maze of wildly eroded and naturally painted badlands makes a great photo spot. Snap a few, then shuttle up to another priceless viewpoint: Dante’s View, perched 5500 feet above Badwater Basin. Can you spot the tiny specks of people strolling the salt flats below? Take in a panoramic eagle-eye view of Telescope Peak, the Black Mountains and virtually the entirety of Death Valley National Park. The afternoon is yours to relax at the Oasis and/or enjoy other nearby attractions. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Day 05

Hike at Ubehebe Crater, 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. Shuttle to the crater in the morning for a 1.5-mile hike around the rim. Then hop on your trusty velocipede for a mostly downhill pedal to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Should these dunes appear somehow familiar, perhaps they are. You may recognize them as the dunes of planet Tatooine in the original Star Wars movie. Lunch is on your own today.

Day 06

TAKE A STROLL AT BADWATER, ADMIRE ARTIST'S PALETTE AND PEDAL TO FURNACE CREEK.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Lodging
Distance

17.6 miles (one way)

Elevation

+822 ft / -723 ft (one way)

Ability

Shuttle (or start early and ride) to Badwater Basin, the lowest point on the continent at a whopping 282 feet below sea level! Admire Artist’s Palette, where oxidation of the metals in the rock “paints” the hills an amazing rainbow of colors. Stroll the salt flats while we ready the bicycles for the ride back to Furnace Creek. Enjoy a celebratory lunch at the Oasis and a welcome shower before you hop into the van and head back 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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