Death Valley Cycling Tour

Death Valley Cycling Tour

Death Valley Cycling Tour


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Bike through the incredible desert landscapes of Death Valley National Park

Enjoy daily cycling trips through legendary Death Valley, the hottest place on earth.

Ride along well-paved roads as you explore the colors and landscapes of the valley.

Learn about the natural history of the valley at the Borax Museum and Visitor Centre.

Enjoy the convivial atmosphere as you eat dinner with your fellow riders at the end of each day.

Ready to adventure through one of the most extreme environments on earth? This 6-day guided cycling tour explores the hills and valleys of the magnificent Death Valley National Park in California. You’ll be riding through the surreal desert landscapes, treated to spectacular mountain views of the Grapevine, Funeral, and Panamint Ranges.

You’ll be riding to Hell’s Gate, Daylight Pass, Ubeheb Crater, and Badwater Basin, with trips to incredible viewpoints at Dante’s View and Zabriskie Point. Between bike rides, you’ll have a chance to relax at the pool or learn about this unique area at the Borax Museum. You’ll love the condition of the roads, the tremendous views, and the exciting bike rides included on the Death Valley Cycling Tour.

Death Valley Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Meet in Las Vegas and Tour Preparation

You’ll be picked up in Las Vegas to begin the tour. You’ll be driven closer to the Death Valley National Park, where you’ll have time to get your bike fitted and prepared.

Tonight there will be an orientation dinner with your group.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Death Valley

Day 2 Ride Daylight Pass to Stovepipe Wells

Your ride today will begin with a climb up Daylight Pass, then it will be mostly downhill for the rest of the ride! You’ll bike past Hell’s Gate and Mud Canyon, stopping for a break in Mesquite Flats to admire one of the biggest networks of sand dunes in the United States.

Enjoy the incredible views of the Funeral and Panamint Mountain Ranges as you ride to the hotel in Stovepipe Wells. Finally, take a refreshing dip in the pool to cool off before dinner.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Death Valley
2-3 hours, 34mi, 1,380ft of ascent
Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 Cycle to Ubehebe Crater

This morning you’ll take the shuttle to a trailhead in the valley. Your ride will gradually climb to the Ubehebe Crater rim. From here you can choose to hike into the crater to explore or relax and take in the views from the top. Either way, you’re sure to be blown away by the vantage point.

It will be a relaxing trip back as it’s downhill all the way!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Death Valley
2-4 hours, 48mi, 3,400ft of ascent
Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Salt Creek Valley and Salt Flats

On your morning ride through Salt Creek Valley, you’ll see the Great Salt Flats on the horizon. During today’s ride, you’ll have a chance to stop at the Harmony Borax Works and the Borax Museum to learn about the natural history of the area.

If you’re looking for a longer ride you can choose to complete the triangle to Hell’s Gate. There is also a spring-fed swimming pool and golf course at the hotel if you would rather have a more relaxing afternoon.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Death Valley
2-3 hours, 39mi, 530-2,600ft of ascent
Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 Bike to Dante’s View

Your bike ride today will include about 20 km of climbing. You’ll have a break to take in the view from Zabriskie Point, and then push on until the last few miles where park policy requires that you dismount. A van will be waiting to drive you the final stretch to Dante’s View, where you can expect to be awestruck by the panoramic views over Death Valley. On clear days it’s possible to see all the way to snowy Telescope Peak!

Enjoy lunch in this spectacular location before zipping back down the hill.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Death Valley
3- 4 hours, 50mi, 2,500ft of ascent
Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 Take the Challenge of the Artist’s Palette to Badwater Basin

Today you’ll take the road across the valley towards Badwater Basin. The route will include the challenging section to Artist’s Palette, where you’ll be tackling a few short steep sections that will gain you 2,000ft of elevation in just 7,5 miles.

Once you’ve conquered your final Death Valley hill, you’ll enjoy the ride down into the lowest point in the country at Badwater Basin. You’ll have some time to explore before the group gets picked up by the shuttle to head back to Las Vegas.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Death Valley
2 hours, 23mi, 2,400ft of ascent

Death Valley Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour of Death Valley is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you).

The prices below are per person, and are valid for groups of 2 and more:

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Accommodation on Death Valley Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3 and 4-star hotels. The hotels offer comfortable rooms and swimming pools. In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Please contact us if you desire this option. Rooms are double occupancy and solo travelers may be required to pay a supplement.

Stove Pipe Wells Hotel in Death Valley National Park

This western-themed hotel is its own little village, equipped with a pool, restaurant, general store, and an old-fashioned saloon!

The Ranch at Death Valley, Death Valley National Park

This hotel complex is an emerald oasis surrounded by desert. Classic Californian low-rise buildings surround a lush golf course and swimming pool.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in Death Valley Cycling Tour?


5 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included in this tour.


Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Las Vegas are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for yourself, your luggage, and your bike is included as outlined in the itinerary.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Tour maps and narratives

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages with dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to and from Las Vegas
  • Lunches and dinners, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, or hotel staff
  • Bike rental

Optional Extras

  • Various bicycle rentals are available and include touring saddles, odometers, pumps, tire irons, and patch kits. You may choose to combine your rental with your own saddle and pedals. Pricing and options available upon request
  • Solo traveller supplements or single occupancy upgrades
  • Additional nights before or after the tour in Las Vegas

Frequenty Asked Questions about Death Valley Cycling Tour

How hard is the Death Valley Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. The tour is all on paved roads, but there are some long rides with steeper climbs. You should be comfortable riding an average of 38 miles per day on occasionally hilly terrain.

Do I need a visa to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Death Valley Cycling Tour?

5 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Las Vegas to start this tour?

You can fly into McCarran International Airport (LAS), where you will be picked up to begin the tour. If you are already in Las Vegas, you will be picked up at your hotel.

Is the Death Valley Cycling Tour guided?

Yes, you will have an English-speaking guide for the duration of the tour.

Where does the Death Valley Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Las Vegas, Nevada. You will be dropped off at the airport or your hotel, whichever you prefer.

Are equipment rentals included?

Bike rentals can be added as a supplement. There are various style and size options available to rent to mitigate the challenges of shipping your bike. Please bring any additional equipment desired.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes, you bring your own bike. If you would like to do so it is recommended that you use a reputable specialty company to ship your bike ahead of time to the first hotel. You can also bring your own saddle and pedals to combine with your rental bike. Please ensure your bike is suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the United States of America?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the United States of America?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to the United States for this tour?

The best time to travel to Death Valley for this tour is between mid-October and mid-May. The temperatures outside of this period can be dangerously hot. If you aim to visit in the springtime (March and April) you could be rewarded with impressive wildflower blooms.


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We rate this tour as a 3/5. The tour is all on paved roads, but there are some long rides with steeper climbs. You should be comfortable riding an average of 38 miles per day on occasionally hilly terrain.

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