On this 5-day camping and mountain biking tour being offered by Escape Adventures, guests will explore one of America's largest national parks, the 3,373,063-acre Death Valley National Park. Despite its rather foreboding name, Death Valley represents a stellar mountain biking destination with more than 350-miles of roads and trails, astounding wildflower blooms, and mild temperatures in fall and winter. Guests will cycle the heart of the Mojave Desert, from Death Valley National Park to Red Rock Canyon, stopping to visit historic sites accessed by 1930s-era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) roads. Highlights include Spicer Ranch Trails, Titus Canyon, Monarch Canyon, Chloride Cliffs, Stovepipe Wells and Cottonwood Valley. Prices start at $1,495 per person double and include all internal land expenses and services. Electric-mountain bikes are available upon request. For more information, visit here.
"When you experience Death Valley and Red Rock by mountain bike, you'll quickly learn that this is not a place to be endured, but rather a world-class outdoor recreation destination," said Escape Adventures Director, Jared Fisher. "While big swathes of North America deal with snow and icy roads, we consider it our great fortune to enjoy an exemplary outdoor wintertime adventure in the heart of the Mojave Desert."
Guests will move seamlessly from one day to the next, camping, and enjoying delicious homemade meals. The majority of campgrounds feature indoor facilities and showers. In more remote backcountry camping scenarios, Escape Adventures will provide portable toilets and private solar showers. A range of cycling and hiking options are offered each day, and support vehicles are available.
"There is nothing better than rolling into camp to fresh made chips and salsa, homemade guacamole, and Dutch oven enchiladas," said Fisher. "Then making your way to the campfire, sharing your favorite story from the day, and enjoying a cold craft beer before retiring to your tent."
Day 1-2: Ride the new Spicer Ranch Trails, and finish with a cowboy dinner. The next day, descend epic Titus Canyon into Death Valley. Layover in beautiful Monarch Canyon.
Day 3-4: Climb to the top of Chloride Cliffs, explore ancient mining ruins, hike down Monarch Canyon to the portal view of Death Valley, visit massive sand dunes and Stovepipe Wells, and stop at the National Park Visitor Center. Next day, shuttle to Red Rock Canyon and ride to Bonnie Springs Old Nevada.
Day 5: Ride Cottonwood Valley's fabulous trail network, nestled below the cliffs of Red Rock Canyon. Shuttle back to Las Vegas.
About Escape Adventures: Since 1992, Escape Adventures has been blessed to shape and lead adventure travel vacations through some of the most awe-inspiring natural destinations in the world. Building on over 100 destinations, Escape Adventures caters to the full spectrum of active traveler, respective to fitness level and activity type. From road cyclist to mountain biker to electric biker, hiker, and multi-sport enthusiast, and from first timer to friends and family groups of all ability levels, Escape Adventures looks forward to many new and exciting adventures with you