Colorado Wine Country Self-guided Bike

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Sun soaked vineyards. Pastoral farmlands. Crisp mornings spent pedaling quiet roads and afternoons tasting award-winning wines. Drink in the beauty of Colorado and discover what locals have known for years. Colorado wine and cycling make the perfect pairing! Our Colorado Wine Country Self-guided Bike tour offers a blend of leisurely loops and jaw dropping scenery. Why wait? The flavor of the region is yours to discover!

  • 5 days/4 nights
  • Best time to travel: Any date during April – October subject to availability
  • Start Grand Junction, CO
  • End Palisade, CO
  • Lodging: Two Rivers Winery & Chateau, Wine Country Inn
  • Activity Level – Leisurely/Moderate
  • Daily Distance Options – 14mi – 61mi (23km – 98km)
  • Pre or post tour nights available in Denver, Grand Junction or Palisade
  • From $1390 USD (1-2 participants, double occupancy)
  • Larger groups enjoy reduced rates. See Dates & Pricing

What’s Included

  • Handpicked accommodations for 2 nights in Grand Junction & 2 nights in Palisade (double occupancy)
  • 4 breakfasts
  • 1 private farm to table dinner, including round-trip transportation
  • 1 private tour, tasting & lunch at a local winery, including one drink of choice
  • Custom meal recommendations for lunch and dinner, allowing you to explore local cuisine
  • The use of a GPS Garmin with downloaded routes (1 Garmin per 2 people)
  • The use of a GoPro Hero4 Silver (1 GoPro per 2 people)
  • Maps.Me app with downloaded routes on your mobile device
  • Detailed written daily route directions
  • Private in-person welcome orientation with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Transfer between Palisade & Grand Junction at the end of your trip (if needed)
  • 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
  • Airport transfers
  • Lodging before or after the tour
  • Meals, other than what is noted in the itinerary, allowing you to explore local cuisine. Recommendations will be sent to you with your final tour documentation
  • Travel insurance or personal expenses
  • Bike rental. Road Bikes starting at $194 USD per person for the duration of the tour. Trek Domane or Trek Emonda, based on size needed. Hybrid Bikes starting at $138 USD per person for the duration of this tour. Includes helmet, pannier, toolkits, and more! See Equipment page

Optional Upgrades & Add-ons

  • Denver, Grand Junction or Palisade pre or post nights
  • Custom tours
  • This program is 3 days of riding, but other nearby activities can easily be added, including any of the following:
  • Additional road riding days
  • Hiking, float trips, SUP (Stand-up paddle boarding) and more. Contact us for information on booking optional excursions.

What to Expect

  • World class wine, stunning scenery, awesome cycling!
  • Activity Level – Leisurely/Moderate (If you choose the post tour extension ride of the Colorado National Monument, the level for that ride is Advanced)
  • Elevation – 4728’ (1441m) Elevation at the top of Colorado National Monument 6640′ (2024m)
  • Daily Distance Options – 14mi – 61mi (23km – 98km)
  • The area is located in the high mountain desert and enjoys a temperate climate, making it ideal for growing grapes and peaches.

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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Grand Junction

Welcome to the land of awe-inspiring beauty and dramatic landscapes! Today is your day to unwind and relax. Meet your local representative at 6pm for a bike fitting and to review routes and your GPS system. Then, relax and stroll through charming downtown Grand Junction, full of shops, restaurants, and galleries.

Lodging: Two Rivers Winery & Chateau

Day 2 – Fruita Farmland Loop – 14mi – 61mi (23km – 98km)

Situated on the west side of the Grand Valley lies the small town of Fruita and some excellent road cycling! Flat country roads and undulating hills make this day’s ride a cruiser’s dream. Cycle past rich checkerboard pastures and bountiful fields along the country roads of the Fruita Farms Alphabet Ride. Enjoy the pristine beauty of the distant vistas known as the Alphabet Ridge. You will have various distance options today, which will be reviewed with you by your local representative during your welcome orientation.

Breakfast included|Elevation: +242’/-243’| Maximum Grade: 3.7%| Average Grade: -0.1%|Lodging: Two Rivers Winery & Chateau

Day 3 – Grand Junction to Palisade – 18mi – 40mi (29km – 64km)

Indulge your appetite for supreme wines, incomparable cycling, and discover the true beauty of the region! Today you’ll pedal along the Riverfront Trail and into the heart of Colorado Wine Country. This area of the Grand Valley is known for beautiful farmlands, orchards heavy with peaches and award-winning Colorado wine. Cycle down quiet country roads as you meander past rows of trellised grape vines. Visit farm country produce stands at quaint, roadside markets. Linger at one of the 30 local wineries. This evening, enjoy a private farm to table dining experience on a stunning 100-acre ranch, located along the riverfront. Your transportation to dinner will be via horse-drawn carriage, allowing you to enjoy the wine country from a different perspective. Once at the ranch, you’ll enjoy a 5-course tasting dinner, prepared by a classically trained chef. Your private table will be tucked away in a quiet corner of the ranch, with views of Mount Garfield & the Bookcliffs in the distance.

Breakfast, dinner included|Elevation: +840’/-627’| Maximum Grade: 8.3%| Average Grade: -0.2%|Lodging: Wine Country Inn

Optional ride: Cycle the Colorado National Monument, nicknamed “Tour of the Moon” due to its unique landscape. The Colorado National Monument was one of the most famous stages of the legendary Coors International Bicycle Classic and was featured in the Kevin Costner film American Flyers. Cycle past towering monoliths and vast plateaus and canyons. You’ll twist and turn as you ride along the red rock canyons of Rim Rock Drive. Breathtaking, spectacular and “super awesome” are just some of the adjectives that describe this challenging and classic ride. This ride is best suited to more experienced cyclists as you will climb 2600′. But, what goes up must come down, and it’s an exhilarating ride down from the top!

Elevation: +3137’/-3138’| Maximum Grade: 22.9%| Average Grade: -0.4%

Day 4 – Cycle Wine Country – Private lunch, winery tour and tasting – 5 – 40 mi (8km – 64 km)

Continue your journey through Colorado Wine Country! Enjoy a private wine tasting, tour and lunch at Red Fox Cellars. You’ll taste and dine in the heart of the wine production facility, surrounded by wine barrels. Your private tour and tasting guide will describe each wine including taste profile, production notes, grape heritage, and food pairing suggestions. At certain times of the year, we may taste straight from the barrel, giving you the opportunity to taste younger wines that are still in the aging process. Optional excursions available, including a a river float, SUP (Stand-up Paddle Boarding) or hiking. Please contact us for information on booking optional excursions.

Breakfast & included|Lodging: Wine Country Inn

Day 5 – Departure

You have the option today of riding back to Grand Junction. If needed, we can arrange a transfer. If you prefer not to ride, there are optional excursions available, including a a river float, SUP (Stand-up Paddle Boarding) or hiking. Please contact us for information on booking optional excursions.

Breakfast included|Lodging: N/A

Dates and Prices

Colorado Wine Country Self-guided Bike

Price Per person based on double occupancy, 2 participants: From $1390 USD/person

Price Per person based on double occupancy 4 participants: From $1320 USD/person

Price Per person based on double occupancy 6 participants: From $1250 USD/person

Single Supplement: From $577 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 April, May, August, Sept, early October. As a self-guided trip this offers total freedom of dates – you can choose whatever dates you wish. Larger groups enjoy more savings. Please contact us with questions about your group or departure date.

Add-ons & optional upgrades:

Bike Rental: Hybrid bikes Road bikes are available for rent separate starting at $194 USD for the Trek or $138 USD for the Trek hybrid. See Bikes & Gear tab. GPS included, 1 per 2 persons. Bike rentals include helmet, pannier, handlebar bag, toolkits, and more! See Equipment page.

Pre or post tour nights: Available in Denver, Grand Junction or Palisade for an additional supplement.

Accommodations

Two Rivers Winery & Chateau

  • Upscale lodging and gracious hospitality await you in the heart of wine country! Two Rivers Winery & Chateau boasts the architecture, décor and feel of a French country chateau. Nestled between the gateways of the Colorado National Monument, get ready for spectacular views from the veranda. Located in the Redlands area of Grand Junction, the inn is just minutes from downtown.

Wine Country Inn, Palisade

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  • Nestled among a 21-acre vineyard, Wine Country Inn offers a serene setting and spectacular views of the Book Cliffs and Grand Mesa. Grapes from the vineyard are crushed and bottled as their signature label wine. The Victorian-style hotel is adjacent to two wineries within easy cycling distance. Complimentary afternoon wine tastings, porches with rocking chairs and a heated seasonal pool make this the perfect setting to unwind following a day of cycling. “Life tastes good here!”

Getting Here

Colorado Wine Country Self-guided Bike

Your arrival city for the Colorado Wine Country Self-guided Bike tour is Grand Junction, CO, located approximately 243 miles west of Denver, CO. Your departure city is Palisade, CO, located approximately 13 miles from Grand Junction, CO.

 

Flights:

Taxi:

  • Taxi service is available from Grand Junction Regional Airport

Train:

Rental Cars:

  • Rental cars are available from both Denver International Airport and Grand Junction Regional Airport

Service between Palisade and Grand Junction:

  • Included in tour price

Bike Shipping:

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Bikes

Bike rental options for this tour:

trek-domane-300x217Road Bikes – From $194 USD per person for the duration of the tour. Trek Domane or Trek Emonda, based on size needed. Helmet included; specific pedals upon request. See Equipment page for additional inclusions.

Other Bike Rental Options:
Hybrid Bikes – From $138 USD per person for the duration of this tour. Trek, Bianci or Biria, based on size needed. Helmet included; specific pedals upon request. See Equipment page for additional inclusions.

from $1390 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:

Two Rivers Winery & Chateau, Wine Country Inn

ACTIVITY LEVEL:

Leisurely/Moderate

DURATION:

5 days/4 nights

DAILY DISTANCE OPTIONS:

14mi – 61mi (23km – 98km)

START - END:

Start Grand Junction, CO
End Palisade, CO

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