At Your Pace Freestyle Cycling Adventures Colorado Classic

Colorado Classic Self-guided Cycling Tour

Our Colorado Classic Self-guided Cycling Tour starts in Breckenridge and ends in Snowmass, providing you with the best views and cycling in the region.

Colorado Classic Self-Guided Cycling Tour

Exceptional alpine views and broad valleys greet you on the Colorado Classic Self-Guided Cycling Tour. This tour of the high country takes you to the mountain resorts of Breckenridge, Vail, Glenwood Springs, and Snowmass/Aspen. Pedal serene bike paths. Breathe pure mountain air. Experience the wonder of Glenwood Canyon, carved over 3 million years by the mighty Colorado River. Your tour starts in Breckenridge and ends in Snowmass, providing you with the best views and cycling in the region.

  • Land Only 8 days/7 nights
  • Best time to travel: June, July, August, September
  • Activity Level – Moderate/Advanced
  • Daily Distance Options – 22mi – 47mi (35km – 76km)
  • Start in Breckenridge, CO
  • End in Snowmass, CO
  • Lodging: Beaver Run Resort, Tivoli Lodge, Glenwood Hot Springs, Stonebridge Inn
  • Pre and post tour nights available in Denver, Breckenridge or Snowmass
  • Price starting at $2359 USD (2 participants, double occupancy)
  • Larger groups enjoy greater savings. See Dates & Pricing

What’s Included

  • Handpicked accommodations for 2 nights in Breckenridge, 1 night in Vail, 2 nights in Glenwood Springs, and 2 nights in Snowmass
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Custom meal recommendations for lunch and dinner
  • 2 passes to Glenwood Hot Springs
  • Choice of activity in Glenwood Springs, requested at time of reservation: 1/2 day rafting trip, sports massage (upper or lower body only), tram ride/cave tour; or vapor cave day pass
  • The use of a GPS Garmin with downloaded routes (1 Garmin per 2 people)
  • Detailed written daily route directions
  • Maps.Me app with downloaded routes on your mobile device
  • The use of a GoPro Hero 4 Silver (1 GoPro per 2 people)
  • Private in-person welcome orientation with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Emergency and technical support by our local representative at all times
  • Skratch Labs hydration mix on each cycling day
  • Complimentary At Your Pace – Freestyle Cycling Adventures water bottle and luggage tag

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare or other transportation to and from the tour
  • Lodging before or after the tour
  • Meals, other than breakfast, allowing you to explore local cuisine. Recommendations will be sent to you with your final tour documentation
  • Travel insurance or personal expenses
  • Bike rental. Specialized Secteur Sport Triple – From $256 USD per person for the duration of the tour. Bike rental includes helmet, handlebar bag, toolkits, and more! See Equipment page

Optional Upgrades

  • Denver, Breckenridge or Snowmass pre or post nights
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Custom tours
  • This program is 6 days of riding, but other nearby activities can easily be added, including any of the following:
    • Additional road riding days
    • Hiking, kayaking, rafting, SUP (stand-up paddle-boarding), horse back riding, and more. Contact us for details

    What to Expect

    • Spectacular terrain, unforgettable rides, authentic mountain hospitality!
    • Activity Level – Moderate/Advanced (If you choose to ride to the top of Independence Pass, the level for that ride is Advanced)
    • Daily Distance Options – 22mi – 47mi (35km – 76km)
    • Summers are warm and dry, with low humidity. Temperatures in Breckenridge and Snowmass/Aspen range from the high 60’s to the low 70’s; Glenwood Springs temperatures range from the low-to-mid 70’s to the mid 80’s. These temperatures are based on meteorological data and trends and serve as a general guide of the region’s climate and what you can expect within the region. We encourage you to check local weather conditions via the Internet as you get closer to your tour date.

    Have additional questions? Want to customize this tour? Contact our Classic Colorado Self-Guided Cycling Tour expert at 970-776-0181. Or, send us an email.

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Itinerary

Colorado Classic Self-Guided Cycling Tour

Day 1 – Arrive in Breckenridge

Nestled high in the Rocky Mountains is Breckenridge, home to world-class fun and rich, colorful history. Tonight, meet your local representative at 6pm for your private welcome orientation, bike fitting, and route overview.

Lodging: Beaver Run Resort

Day 2 – Summit Loop – 18mi – 41mi (29km – 66km)

Numerous cycling options kick-start your Colorado Class Self-guided Cycling tour. Cruise around the pristine shorelines of Lake Dillon, surrounded by the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. Or, cycle from Breckenridge to Keystone over Swan Mountain Road. Paved bike paths and spectacular scenery make this a cyclist’s dream. Your local representative will review each cycling option during your welcome orientation.

Breakfast included|Lodging: Beaver Run Resort

Days 3 – Breckenridge to Vail – 38mi (61km)

Prepare for an outstanding ride experience as you cycle along the only Colorado mountain pass with a paved bike path the entire distance. This spectacular ride will take you along the path from Breckenridge to Frisco and through Ten Mile Canyon, through wooded areas and past beaver ponds to the ski resort of Copper Mountain. From Copper Mountain, you’ll gently climb your way through high alpine valleys and tundra to the top of Vail Pass. Make sure your camera is handy, as you will want to photograph outstanding views from the summit. It’s an exhilarating downhill ride from the top of the pass to your hotel in Vail.

Breakfast included|Elevation:+1954’/-3465’|Maximum Grade: 6.5%|Average Grade: -0.4%|Lodging: Tivoli Lodge

Day 4 – Vail to Glenwood Springs – 63 mi (101km)

You’ll want to get an early start today as there is a full day of cycling ahead. There’s plenty to see along the way as you pedal past the ski resorts of Avon and Beaver Creek. Follow the Colorado River and enjoy stunning views of Glenwood Canyon as you coast along this popular recreation trail. Keep an eye out for whitewater rafters & wildlife! To shorten this ride, we can provide a transfer from Vail to Glenwood Canyon, providing you with the option to ride the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Tail. Stop for a hike at Hanging Lake, a crystal-clear, turquoise blue lake that is a short, steep, but rewarding hike and accessible from the Glenwood Canyon bike path. Hanging Lake was just added to the roster of National Natural Landmarks. This evening, take a rejuvenating dip in the mineral-rich waters of the Glenwood Hot Springs, a must after a long day of cycling.

Breakfast included|Elevation:+110’/-3519’|Maximum Grade: 6.2%|Average Grade: -0.5%|Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge

Day 5 – Free day in Glenwood Springs

Today is a free day to explore Glenwood Springs. You have your choice of activity in Glenwood Springs: 1/2 day rafting trip, sports massage, tram ride/cave tour; or vapor cave day pass. Take time today to relax and stroll along the many shops and restaurants along Grand and Cooper Avenues between 8th and 11th Streets. Or, visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Ride the gondola and enjoy panoramic views of Glenwood Springs, the Roaring Fork Valley & Mount Sopris. There are plenty of adventures waiting for you when you arrive at the top!

Breakfast included | Lodging: Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge

Day 6 – Glenwood Springs to Snowmass – 43 mi (69 km)

Your ride today will take you along the Rio Grand Trail, a rails to trails project that follows the abandoned railroad bed of the narrow gauge Rio Grand Railroad. Ride through several excellent wildlife viewing areas as you cycle along the Roaring Fork River. Pass over the Satank Bridge, the longest and oldest span timber truss bridge in the state. Enjoy views of the Elk Scenic Corridor and Mount Sopris while pedaling this picturesque trail. There will be plenty of spots to rest and beautiful viewpoints along the way.

Breakfast included|Elevation:+3053’/-302’|Maximum Grade: 9.6%|Average Grade: -1.8%|Lodging: Stonebridge Inn (upgrades available)

Day 7 – Snowmass/Aspen local rides- 24mi – 40mi (39km – 64km)

A spectacular array of wilderness rides await you today. There’s something for every ability. Cruise into Aspen, a hotbed of trendy boutiques, art galleries and sumptuous culinary options. Cycle past scenic groves of aspen & spruce to the ghost town of Ashcroft, where prospectors came in search of silver. Pedal past pristine forests, lush meadows and glacial valleys as you discover the majesty of the picturesque Maroon Bells, two 14,000′ peaks capped with snow year-round. Or take on the legendary and challenging Independence Pass (for experts only!) Your local representative will discuss each option with you during your welcome orientation.

Breakfast included|Lodging: Stonebridge Inn (upgrades available)

Day 8 – Depart Snowmass

Following breakfast, take one more spin before you say goodbye to your Colorado Classic Self-guided Cycling Tour.

Breakfast included|Lodging: N/A

Dates and Prices

Colorado Classic Self-Guided Cycling Tour

Price Per person based on double occupancy, 2 participants: From $2359 USD/person

Price Per person based on double occupancy 4 participants: From $2236 USD/person

Price Per person based on double occupancy 6 participants: From $2113 USD/person

Single Supplement: From $888 USD

The starting at price is based on the lowest price available to book. Prices may vary due to hotel availability. Request Your Date to receive exact pricing.

Dates: This tour departs any date, subject to hotel availability, from June – September. As a self-guided trip this offers total freedom of dates – you can choose whatever dates you wish. Please contact us with questions about your group or departure date.

Optional upgrades:
Bike Rental: Road bikes are available for rent separate starting at $299USD for the duration of the tripfor the Specialized Secteur Sport Triple or Specialized Dolce Sport Triple. See Bikes & Gear tab. GPS included, 1 per 2 persons. Bike rentals include helmet, handlebar bag, toolkits, and more! See Equipment page.

  • Hotel upgrades: Your choice of lodging in Snowmass, CO: Stonebridge Inn, Crestwood Lodge & Condominiums, or Westin Snowmass
  • Pre or post tour nights: Available in Denver, Breckenridge or Snowmass for an additional supplement.

 

Accommodations

Colorado Classic Self-Guided Cycling Tour

Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge

TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner

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  • Located in the heart of Breckenridge, Beaver Run Resort offers the comforts of home and first-class amenities. Wrap yourself in comfort after a day’s ride, or walk 3 blocks to historic Main Street in the Town of Breckenridge and explore the town’s many restaurants, shops and galleries.

Tivoli Lodge, Vail

TripAdvisor 2015 Travelers’ Choice

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  • This family-owned boutique hotel sits in the heart of all things Vail. The Tivoli Lodge is at the center of Vail’s best attractions, where you can enjoy incomparable shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Be sure to say hello to Indy, the brown labrador who serves as the hotel’s mascot.

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, Glenwood Springs

  • Located in beautiful Glenwood Springs, the soothing mineral waters of the World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool are only part of the attraction. The grounds of this unique and historic destination include a luxury spa, premier athletic club, resort boutique and dining. Plus, the lodge is within walking distance to downtown’s shopping, dining and nightlife!

Stonebridge Inn, Snowmass

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013/2014

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  • Located in the heart of Snowmass Village, just minutes southwest of Aspen is The Stonebridge Inn: an inviting mountain hotel located in the Snowmass valley. 14,000-foot peaks frame aspen groves and wildflower meadows, waiting for you to discover them. Selected for two consecutive years as one of the 50 Top Ski Resort Hotels in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler magazine, the Stonebridge Inn is an intimate alpine lodge in the heart of Snowmass Resort. Just steps from the slopes, the Stonebridge Inn offers luxurious amenities, fine dining and warm Rocky Mountain hospitality.

 

Getting Here

Colorado Classic Self-Guided Cycling Tour

Your tour starts in Breckenridge, CO, located approximately 81 miles west of Denver, CO. The tour ends in Snowmass, CO, located approximately 116 miles west of Denver, CO.

 

Flights:

 

Rental Cars:

  • Rental cars are available from all listed airports

 

Shuttle:

Bikes

Colorado Classic Self-Guided Cycling Tour

Bike rental options for this tour:

 

    Bike rental options for this tour:

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Specialized Secteur Sport Triple – From $256 USD per person for the duration of the tour. The lightweight carbon fork and aluminum frame make for an efficient, comfortable ride.

This bike is all about comfort and ease over distance, thanks to the supportive Specialized Body Geometry Riva Plus saddle and the triple chainset, which gives a wide spread of gears and is great for climbing. Helmet included; specific pedals upon request. See Equipment page for additional inclusions.

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Specialized Dolce Sport Triple – From $256 USD per person for the duration of the tour. An A1 Premium Aluminum frame with Women’s Endurance Geometry, hydroformed alloy seatstays, and Zertz inserts provides a quick and responsive, yet forgiving ride. The lightweight carbon fork allows for precision steering through tight turns.

from $2359 Per Person

Double Occupancy
Group Discounts

GROUP DISCOUNTS

We do offer group discounts. Traveling with as little as 4 people can lower the price.  Discounts and prices very per trip.  Be sure to check out the Dates & Prices section for group discount information for your trip or ask us when you book.

Give us a call at 970-776-0181 or book a trip online.

LODGING:

Beaver Run Resort, Tivoli Lodge, Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge, Stonebridge Inn

BEST TIMES:
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
ACTIVITY LEVEL:

Moderate/Advanced

DURATION:

8 days/7 nights

DAILY DISTANCE OPTIONS:

22mi – 47mi (35km – 76km)

START - END:

Start in Breckenridge, CO
End in Snowmass, CO

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