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Colorado is an outdoor lovers’ paradise, full of big mountains, mountain lakes, high passes, beautiful waterfalls and incredible mountain towns. Whatever you can dream of doing outdoors, you can do in Colorado. Great skiing, exceptional hiking and wonderful biking are the basics of a trip to Colorado. Consider trying a guided kayaking, climbing or mountaineering trip the next time you’re there.

A holiday in Colorado is truly a special trip. Combining epic, big-mountain scenery with friendly locals in rustic mountain towns, a vacation in Colorado will give you some lifelong memories. There are great ski resorts, such as Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Crested Butte and Breckenridge. At these towns you can have 5-star accommodations while spending the day exploring local hiking and ski trails.

Rocky Mountain National Park is a perfect example of the best of Colorado – big mountains, high mountain lakes and well-maintained trails to explore the park. The Colorado Rocky Mountains are also covered with national forests and wilderness areas, which are exceptional places for hiking, biking, skiing and climbing.

Colorado is a great state for cycling, but sometimes you want to just book a tour, show up, and ride your bike. Check out these road bike tours scattered all over the world so you can experience an epic bike tour for your next holiday.

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Left Hand Canyon

Hard
52.7 km
1,094 km
4-5h

Left Hand Canyon is one of the best road bike rides in Boulder and along the entire Colorado Front Range. Featuring a long steady climb along a shaded shoulder, it is the perfect way to spend a day out in Boulder.

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Flagstaff Mountain

Hard
28.9 km
1,017 km
3h

Flagstaff Mountain Road is a steep and twisty mountain road that begins at the base of the iconic Boulder Flatirons. Conveniently close to downtown Boulder, and being one of the steepest roads in the area makes this ride an experience you will never forget!

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Jamestown

Hard
26.0 km
387 km
2h

A popular variation to the longer Left Hand Canyon, the bike ride to Jamestown takes some of the best parts of Left Hand Canyon and continues up to a sleepy mountain town nestled in the heart of the mountains. Jamestown is a small, historic town worth a visit on its own, but combined with a great ride makes a perfect day out in Boulder.

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Olde Stage Road

Moderate
19.3 km
282 m
1.5h

Olde Stage Rd is the classic introduction to hill climbing in Boulder, with a relatively short and straight forward climb up the popular Front Range road with a fun descent down the backside!

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Lee Hill

Hard
27.3 km
521 m
2.5h

Lee Hill is the big brother bike ride to Olde Stage Rd., meaning this route climbs a bit higher and for a bit longer, making it a more committing ride overall while still offering a great day in the mountains!

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N 63rd St

Moderate
27.9 km
221 m
2.5h

N 63rd St is the classic Boulder loop with gently rolling hills and mountain views! The nicely paved road with a generous shoulder is perfect for a stress-free day on the bike.

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9.0
Technical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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Peak to Peak Highway

Very Hard
70.1 km
1,289 m
5h

The Peak to Peak Highway bike ride is a high elevation, scenic ride that parallels the Continental Divide. There are multiple variations for cycling the whole thing or sections of this long road; we’ve described the variation most popular with Boulder locals.

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Open details for US 36 to Lyons

US 36 to Lyons

Hard
38.8 km
340 m
3h

US 36 to Lyons is a popular bike ride that serves as a training ground for many professional athletes; sections of this bike ride are a part of the official Iron Man Boulder bike course! It is for that reason, we included this ride on the Top 10 Boulder rides.

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Boulder Creek Trail

Easy
18.4 km
77 m
2h

Boulder has a vast network of wonderful bike paths throughout the entire town. Boulder Creek Trail is the most scenic and continuous of all the Boulder bike paths.

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Overall Rating
10.0
Technical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Physical Difficulty
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Open details for Boulder Canyon

Boulder Canyon

Very Hard
47.4 km
891 m
4h

Boulder Canyon is the most scenic canyon in the area and an excellent bike ride. Cycling in Boulder Canyon is not for the fainthearted. Narrow shoulders, aggressive traffic, and broken concrete make this a ride for only the diehard thrill seekers that want to challenge themselves.

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Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

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4 days
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This tour is your chance to trek one of the most mystical mountains on earth: Mount Olympus. This self-guided journey starts in Litochoro, an enchanting town at the foot of Greece’s highest peak. Then you’ll spend two days on the mountain, sleeping in a mountain hut on the second night. You should be comfortable hiking up some serious elevation on this tour to reach the summit, a worthy reward for your effort.

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Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour

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Self-Guided
2 days
From $190
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The incredible Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Hiking journey from Jericho to Jerusalem is the perfect introduction to the natural beauty of the West Bank region that spans Palestine and Israel. Journeying on foot, you’ll experience these iconic areas in a truly unique and spectacular way.

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Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies

2 days
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Avalanche safety is a must-have tenet of backcountry adventure and a critical step in keeping yourself and your adventure partners safe in the wintertime and shoulder season. The Avalanche Skills Training 1 in the Canadian Rockies tour is a practical chance to learn the basics of avalanche safety in one of the most beautiful mountain environments in the world.

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Walking and Dining in Athens Tour

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Walking
Self-Guided
3 days
From $225
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Athens is the oldest city in Europe and the city with the longest history! Strolling through Athens, you will be thrilled to discover this rich history as Ancient, Roman, Byzantine and modern monuments abound. Pedestrian walkways lead you through green parks connecting major sites like the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the Pnyx Theater, which is considered the birthplace of democracy. Dine on multiple courses at fine restaurants and sample the fare at local taverns in each spot. A unique food-on-foot tour!

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