The tourism industry is in full swing. People who have been postponing bucket list items are back in the planning stages. For cyclists, a dream bike trip depends on the individual. This article discusses a few options that cater to skill levels, experience, and personal preferences.
Trek Travel is commemorating its 20th anniversary by planning tours to more than 20 U.S. states and 14 other countries. This trip has all the makings of the ideal getaway: breathtaking vistas of the Cascade Range, the trendy fun of Bend, and lodging in both rustic and boutique hotels. The five-day journey begins with a 35-mile afternoon ride around one of the world’s deepest and most beautiful bodies of water after being shuttled from Redmond Airport to Crater Lake National Park. The Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Verve+ e-bike, four hotel nights, two guides, a support vehicle, most meals, and two happy hours are all included in the $3,700 per person package. Moreover, there are up to three possible routes for each day of the trip, with the longest option covering 73 miles (and 6,000 feet of ascent) on the final day from Sisters over McKenzie Pass to Belknap Springs and back.
With over three decades of experience planning excursions on four continents, Pure Adventures was named one of the top bicycle tour operators in the 2021 USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards. The first few days include ascents to Vail Pass and Beaver Creek. A significant portion of the ascent on Day 6 is from Snowmass Village to Aspen, including the climb to Maroon Lake and views of the famous, snow-capped Maroon Bells. The Rocky Mountains trip may be the most difficult of its domestic itineraries. It includes a week of riding through terrain made famous by the Coors Classic, USA Pro Challenge, and Colorado Classic stage races. The vacation costs $3,850 and includes six hotel nights, most meals, and logistical support.
Backroads, founded 43 years ago, offers multi-adventure, bike, and hiking tours in more than 50 countries. One of the company’s most exotic bike tours is a seven-day journey through Chile’s national parks between January and March. The rides go through a beautiful terrain that includes snow-capped volcanoes, lava plains, virgin rainforests, waterfalls, and lakes that are all a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The journey begins with two nights in Puerto Varas, often known as the city of roses, which has emerged as Chile’s destination because of its stunning vistas of the 8,700-foot-tall Osorno volcano across a lake. With the longest ride being 59 miles and 4,000 feet of elevation, this tour will appeal to various biking levels. The cost of the week begins at $6,500.