Wyoming, USA

Wyoming Bike Tour

DURATION

7 Days

PRICE

$3,048

LEVEL

Advanced

DAILY DISTANCE

55-85 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included), Hiking & Wild West History

INCLUDED MEALS

All breakfasts, One lunch and dinner on your own.

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

Buckle your toe clips, cowboys and cowgirls. Here comes the Wild, Wild West! Ride through lands where coal mines, gold rushes and gun battles defined the landscape and legendary turf wars were won and lost. From Cody, Wyoming, bicycle west into Bighorn National Forest, northeast through Shoshone and Custer National Forests, then back again to Cody. Bike the first protected national forest in the United States. Keep your eyes peeled for the country’s largest population of bighorn sheep. Explore the lands of the Shoshone, the Arapaho, the Sioux, Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce – and the early settlers pushing west.

If you have time to extend your stay in Cody, we highly recommend a visit to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center: The highly acclaimed “Smithsonian of the West” offers learning opportunities about Buffalo Bill, the Plains Indians and Yellowstone – an unparalleled collection of Western Art and one of the largest collections of firearms in the world. And “to boot”, you can go to a rodeo in Cody every night from June 1-Aug 31!

This tour is operated under a special use permit with Shoshone National Forest. Bicycle Adventures is an equal opportunity provider.

Day 01

Meet in Cody, Wyoming. Take a warm-up ride from Burlington to Ten Sleep.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Carter Inn

Ability Level

Advanced

Distance

69 miles

Elevation

+2,332 ft / -2,341 ft

Meet in Cody, Wyoming, named for “Buffalo Bill” William Frederick Cody. Begin your Wild West adventure after a shuttle to the tiny town of Burlington, Wyoming. Follow the winding Bighorn and Nowood Rivers toward Ten Sleep, in the western foothills of the Bighorn Mountains.

Day 02

Bicycle from Ten Sleep to Buffalo through the southern portion of Bighorn National Forest.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Hampton Inn and Suites, Buffalo

Ability Level

Advanced

Distance

65 miles

Elevation

+6861 ft / -6724 ft

Ride across the southern portion of Bighorn National Forest today. Over a million acres of lush grasslands, alpine meadows, crystal-clear lakes, glacier-hewn valleys, rolling hills and sheer mountain walls make for spectacular cycling. The Bighorn Mountains, the sister range to the Rockies, lie to the north. Finish in Buffalo, Wyoming, tucked into the Bighorn foothills. Explore Main Street’s dozen-plus historic buildings, including the Occidental Hotel where Owen Wister’s Virginian finally “got his man” – and the impressive Jim Gatchell Museum, with over 15,000 artifacts from the American Old West.

Day 03

Buffalo to Ranchester.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Ranchester Western Motel

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Distance

63 miles

Elevation

+1,778 ft / -2,581 ft

Bicycle north today with the massive Bighorns on your left. Ride past Lake de Smet – which the Sioux believed to have magical healing powers – and through Sheridan to finish in tiny Ranchester, site of a battle between the Powder River Expedition and Chief Black Bear’s Arapaho camp.

Day 04

Ride from the northern section of Bighorn National Forest and the Bighorn Mountains.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Western Motel, Lovell

Ability Level

Advanced

Distance

84 miles

Elevation

+8526 ft / -8446 ft

Point your steeds west, cowboys and cowgirls. Ride across the northern portion of Bighorn National Forest to the town of Lovell, ‘Wyoming’s Rose City.’ Enjoy the climbing today as you bike through the Bighorn Mountains.

Day 05

Ride north to Montana.

Meals

– Breakfast

Lodging

Pollard Hotel, Red Lodge

Ability Level

Advanced

Distance

79 miles

Elevation

+3824 ft / -2106 ft

Bicycle north and west today. Follow the squiggly curves of Silver Tip Creek through Byron north into Montana. Fields of corn, sugar beets and alfalfa are interspersed with tiny towns in the valley tucked between Yellowstone National Park and the Bighorn Range. Stay in Red Lodge, Montana, a raucous 1890s coal town that calls itself the ‘Gateway to Yellowstone.’ Lunch and dinner are on your own today, with plenty of time to explore.

Day 06

Ride into Shoshone National Forest along the Beartooth Scenic Highway.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Alpine Motel or Hunter Peak Ranch

Ability Level

Advanced

Distance

56 miles

Elevation

+6,070 ft / -5,083 ft

Ride west, deep into the 2.4 million acres of Shoshone National Forest. The Beartooth Scenic Highway tops out at 10,947′ and dips down to run beside the Clarks Fork, Wyoming’s only Wild and Scenic river. Shoshone National Forest has retained virtually all the original animal and plant species that were there when explorers like John Colter and Jim Bridger first visited the region. It’s home to grizzly and black bear, cougar, moose, tens of thousands of elk as and the largest herd of bighorn sheep in the U.S. The streams in the forest are considered to have some of the best game species fishing opportunities in the country, including Yellowstone cutthroat trout. Enjoy dinner surrounded by the peaks of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness at the legendary Beartooth Cafe.

Day 07

Return to Cody on the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Ability Level

Advanced

Distance

61 miles

Elevation

+4,806 ft / -6,320 ft

After a made-from-scratch breakfast at the Bearclaw Bakery, it’s back on the bicycle. Ride the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway back to Cody today. Following a climb to the overlook at Dead Indian Hill, it’s time to head down: 4,800 ft of climbing is followed by 6,300 ft of terrifically fun downhill. Finish off the week with a celebratory toast! If you’re staying on for an extra night, take time to check out the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and relive some of the highlights of your adventure.

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