Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour

Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour

Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour

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From $2,459USD

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Highlights

Explore the wonders of Moab on this guided cycling adventure

Experience the amazing beauty of the sandstone landscapes that surround Moab.

Take challenging bike rides on roads that wind through canyons, mountains, and deserts.

Visit the Delicate Arch and other famous rock formations of Arches National Park.

Stay in one central hotel so you only have to unpack once and take full advantage of local amenities.

Explore the otherworldly landscapes of Moab on the 6-day guided Magnificant Moab Cycling Tour! Moab and the surrounding area is one of the gems of Utah, offering quintessential rocky desert scenery and incredible cycling routes. The roads are usually quiet, so you won’t have much to distract you from the amazing sandstone scenery.

This tour explores the one-of-a-kind Canyonlands and Arches national parks from your central hotel in Moab. Ride rolling hills, challenging steep sections, and flat stretches, pushing your skill level. You’ll be rewarded every mile with views of Utah’s best landmarks, like Delicate Arch and Double Arch. The Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour is one of the best ways to experience Utah’s best.

Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome Dinner and Bike Prep

Meet the shuttle at the Grand Junction airport or arrange to be picked up from your hotel to begin the tour. After the drive to Moab, you’ll have time to fit your bike and get prepared for your upcoming rides. Tonight you’ll have an orientation dinner with the group.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moab
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Colorado River Ride

After taking the shuttle to Cisco, you’ll begin your bike ride back to Moab. Your route follows the Colorado River as you ride through the spectacular sandstone landscape. The Colorado River runs from Colorado into the Gulf of Mexico, crossing the border and covering 1,450 miles. Enjoy the fantastic views from its shores.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moab
Distance
45 miles, 1,876ft of ascent
Meals
Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 Cycle to the Arches

Bike through the strange orange and red landscape to the Arches. You’ll get off your bike to hike to the Delicate Arch, a natural sandstone formation, before heading back.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moab
Distance
57 miles, 5,090ft of ascent
Meals
Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Bike Ride to Island in the Sky

Today you’ll be cycling to the Canyonlands National Park, a favourite for adventurers both local and from abroad. The dramatic mesa known as the Island in the Sky is your destination! This red-rock formation almost looks like another planet.

Enjoy the stunning views before heading back to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moab
Distance
65 miles, 3,800ft of ascent
Meals
Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 Ride the La Sal Loop

Your route today will be challenging and spectacular. You’ll ride along the Colorado River and into the dramatic La Sal Mountains, taking on great climbs and exhilarating descents as you make your way around the La Sal Loop.

After the excitement of the day, kick back with a drink and dinner in Moab.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moab
Distance
72 miles, 6,016ft of ascent
Meals
Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 Final Ride and Return to Grand Junction

After yesterday’s exertions, you’ll appreciate the easier ride today. In the morning you’ll cycle the Blue Mountain Loop through the Abajo Mountains, which are often snow-capped despite the desert heat.

When you return, the shuttle will bring you back to Grand Junction where your tour concludes.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Moab
Distance
43 miles
Meals
Breakfast

Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour in Moab 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:

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Accommodation on Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour

This tour is based on 3-star hotel accommodations. The hotel offers comfortable rooms and in a great location.

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 of $530USD to have a private room in the hotel. The required supplement for solo travellers is included in the listed price.

Moab Valley Inn in Moab

You’ll love the spacious rooms and central location of this hotel. Relax after your day in the desert at their great outdoor pool.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour?

Meals

5 breakfasts and 5 dinners and are included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Grand Junction are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage is included as outlined in the itinerary. Round trip transport between Grand Junction and Moab is also included at the beginning and end of the tour.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Van shuttle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Trail maps and narratives

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Bike rental
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Beverages both non-alcoholic and alcoholic or meals not previously mentioned
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, and hotel if desired

Optional Extras

  • Bicycle rentals including touring saddles, odometers, pumps, tire irons, and patch kits
  • Helmets
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour

How hard is the Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 5/5. This trip is a challenging bike tour that is recommended for experienced road cyclists with a high fitness level. You’ll cover up to 72 miles a day on paved roads with climbs up to 6,016 feet, so experience with steep climbs is recommended.

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 Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour?

5 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included in this tour. Please note that your non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are not 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 Grand Junction to start this tour?

Fly into Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT). You will be picked up from the airport or from a hotel if you arrive early.

Is the Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour guided?

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

Where does the Magnificent Moab Cycling Tour end?

This tour ends with a drop-off at the Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT).

Are equipment rentals included?

Bike rentals are available for an additional fee. 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.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to 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 Moab is the spring (April-June) when the weather tends to be warm and sunny and the crowds are lighter than summertime.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 5/5. This trip is a challenging bike tour that is recommended for experienced road cyclists with a high fitness level. You’ll cover up to 72 miles a day on paved roads with climbs up to 6,016 feet, so experience with steep climbs is recommended.


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