Check out frequently asked questions for everything you need to know about our active cycling vacations! Don’t see the answer to your question? Give us a call at 970-776-0181 and ask one of our local bike touring experts!
Self-guided bike tours allow you to enjoy your vacation, your way. Designed for the independent traveler who enjoys flexibility, self-guided bike tours have all of the components of guided tours. except you're the guide! Enjoy the freedom of flexibility, knowing that we’re there for you every step of the way. Here are some of the other advantages of self-guided bike tours:
You are not alone! On-route support is available for emergencies, including any complete malfunction of bikes. You’ll be provided with an emergency number that you can call in the event of unexpected issues.
NO! Colorado offers cycling for all ability levels. We’ve crafted a variety of routes that meet everyone’s needs, from leisurely to advanced. Each of our tours is matched with an activity level, based on both terrain and mileage. Some tours will have more than one level, leaving you the choice to decide which route you’d like to ride. Take a look at the Activity Levels page for more information.
If you are bringing your own pedals, make sure you also bring a pedal wrench so that you can add/remove them from your bike.
You bet! Pre and post nights are available at the Hotel Monaco Denver. Just let us know when you Reserve Your Date. Some tours also include post tour extensions. Check individual itineraries for information.
We highly recommend that you bring a cell phone so that you can reach our on-site contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please activate your cell phone so that you can use it in the U.S. (if you reside outside of the U.S.)
Drinking water, both before and during your trip to Colorado, is the primary way to help your body adjust to altitude. Due to the dry air and low humidity, you’ll need to drink at least twice as much water as you would at home…even if you do not feel thirsty! During your bike ride, continue to drink water and fuel your body by eating high carb, low-fat foods that you can easily carry, such as nuts, dried fruit and energy bars.
Alcohol dehydrates the body. At altitude, alcoholic drinks pack more of a punch than they do at sea level.
At altitude, there’s 25% less protection from the sun, so bring sunscreen (and wear it!). Also, bring lip balm and sunglasses.
Take some time when you arrive in Denver to acclimate to the altitude. We can book pre nights for you.
Single rooms are available for an additional charge.
Our tours are land only, so getting to and from the tour is your responsibility. We’ve provided transportation suggestions on the Getting Here information section of each itinerary.
Once you Request Your Date, we'll contact hotels for availability and get back with you to present a quote for your consideration. Once accepted, we'll send an invoice for payment. Payments can be made using MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Please see Terms & Conditions for information regarding reservations and payment information.