Ride thru the Rocky Mountains - Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

Colorado is a dream destination with grand landscapes, jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, high plains, forests and canyons. Cyclists from all over the world travel here to race, escape, live, train and ride the most stunning high-altitude iconic climbs in America. Reawaken the body, mind, and spirit. Simply, there is no better place to capture the most diverse ecosystems and spot the most majestic residents: bald eagles, moose, elk, mountain goats.

Super Flagstaff, Peak to Peak, Carter Lake - are just a handful of iconic climbs with summits that reach over 10,000 feet. The region is as diverse as the weather when spring and fall temps reach into the 70s and summer in the 80s, with serene, open roads - and not a stoplight for miles.

Boulder is a foodie town, and we’ll dine in local favorite restaurants. Equipo leads the way to deliver this unforgettable cycling tour experience in an amazing part of America.

Tour Options

STAGE PROFILES & ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival & Hygiene Loop

boulder cycling tours itinerary

Arrive before noon, and Equipo transports you from Denver International Airport to the hotel in Boulder. Our first ride will start at 3 pm. After making sure that our bikes are sized correctly, we will head out from the hotel for a 2-hour ride towards the Boulder “flats” towards Hygiene and back. Dinner tonight is at a Boulder favorite, The Med, for Mediterranean cuisine.

Estimated Ride Time: 2  hours
Meals: Snacks | Dinner

Day 2 Brainard Lake

brainard lake cycling itenerary

After breakfast, we will ride northwest from towards Lyons. We will turn left on Lefthand Canyon towards Jamestown to make our first stop of the day. From the turn of Lefthand, we climb 24 miles to Brainard Lake. After a stop for refreshments, we continue to climb for 14 miles to reach Ward, for our second brief stop for quick snacks. We head on to Brainard Lake where we have a full picnic lunch catered by our friends from Cured.  Our ride continues with a descent back toward Boulder and a small climb up Lee Hill, with a return towards the hotel.  Recharge this afternoon at the hotel, or explore downtown Boulder. Dinner tonight is at another Boulder favorite, Colterra.

Estimated Ride Time: 4-5  hours
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Carter Lake

carter lake bicycling itinerary

After breakfast we will ride northeast from the hotel on bike paths leading to the town of Longmont, surrounded by miles of open space, farmlands and beautiful views of the Rockies.  We’ll make a stop for refreshments in north Longmont. Our ride will continue north towards Carter Lake where we will have a picnic lunch by Cured. Afterwards, we will descend Carter Lake and loop back to the hotel. In the afternoon, we’ll take the group to walk around Pearl Street and its many boutiques and to try the best gelato in town, Two Spoons. Dinner tonight is at Pasta Jay’s, Italian cuisine.

Estimated riding time: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Super Flagstaff and Sunshine

boulder road cycling vacation itinerary

After breakfast we will ride from the hotel southwest on the bike paths towards Baseline Rd. and start our first climb of the day, a winding course of switchbacks for 5 1/2 miles. Our first stop will be at the top of Flagstaff Mountain right before the last part of the climb. After making it to the top of “Super Flag”, as it’s called locally, we will decend into town and then head north towards Mapleton Avenue to climb Sunshine Canyon.  We will make a quick second stop right before the beginning of the climb. From the top of Sunshine we will decend into Boulder, returning back to the hotel. Lunch is at the Dushanbe Tea House. Forty artisans from Tajikistan handmade the teahouse over a period of two years, took it apart, and then packed the pieces into about 200 crates to be shipped to Boulder. It’s a local favorite. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town or go on a hike to Chautaqua or Mt. Sanitas or try one of the many local breweries. Dinner tonight is at Oak at Fourteenth, another Boulder favorite for New American cuisine.

Estimated Ride Time: 3-4 hours
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Departure

After breakfast, we have two drop-off times to Denver International airport today, at noon and 4pm.  Or, continue your stay in Colorado!

Estimated Ride Time: 3-4 hours
Meals: Breakfast

 

TOUR INFO

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Starting At:: 5 Days/4 nights $2,500 pp (Single Supplement $400)

Rider Level: Beginner to Advanced

TOUR DATES

Jun 12th - Jun 16th, 2017
5 Days / 4 Nights | $2,650

Jul 16th - Jul 20th, 2017
5 Days / 4 Nights | $2,650

Interested in other dates?

  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
  • Luxury/Boutique hotels with double occupancy
  • Supported by a team of pro cyclist guides and mechanics
  • Van support/ SAG vehicles
  • Bike assembly and disassembly
  • 1 full Equipo cycling kit by Safetti (jersey, bib, socks)
  • Airport and luggage transfer

Denver International Airport is a major international airport with flights to major cities within the USA and international destinations.  The cycling tour begins and ends from Boulder, Colorado a 45-minute drive from the airport.

  • Inquire to turn any group date into a private, custom tour.
  • Inquire about our custom training camps.
  • Custom tours can be organized for your group of minimum 6 cyclists, typically and we can handle groups of 30-35 cyclists, depending on availability.
  • Shorter loops are always possible.
  • Groups are designed by riding level no more than 16 cyclists. Bike rental, single supplement, extending your tour and non-rider travel companion are optional.
  • All prices are in US Dollars and subject to change.
  • We do our best to uncover the best hotels in each region we travel, however based on season we sometimes need to accommodate changes for hotels, restaurants or routes due to weather, road closures or availability.
  • Contact us if you wish to continue your trip or need assistance on booking air travel.

We have many options available to rent. Prices vary from $250-350 total depending on the bike you select.

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