Over the past few months, wedding related events have brought me to Colorado a few times. I got some great mountain biking in Salida and Fraser/Winter Park. I also got to check out the last stage of the Colorado USA Pro Tour. Colorado's terrain and beauty always leave me yearning for more.
Riding in Salida, Colorado
I grabbed a bike at Absolute Bikes in Salida. It's a great shop with a lot of neat jerseys, high caliber gear, and every type of sports bar under the sun.
The center of the riding is the small mountain that juts out behind down. It's easy to spot and has a huge S on it. You need to work for your downhill. We did a nice heavy climb up to the top, a...
Butterfield & Robinson70 Bond Street, 3rd Floor,Toronto, ON M5B 1X3Tel.- (866)-551-9090http://www.butterfield.com/ Since 1966, Butterfield & Robinson has been providing domestic and international tours to travelers. They offer many unique tours and services to their clientele, and remains a strong provider of high-end bicycling vacations and tours to Canada and the world. What sets Butterfield & Robinson apart from their competition lays in their professionalism and their unique tour destinations. Butterfield & Robinson leaves no detail left unfinished, as they offer luxurious accommodations, fine dining complete with vintage wine, inclusive cycling tours, and the goal to pr...
Bike Switzerland 22 Rue des Grottes1201, GenevaSwitzerlandhttp://www.bikeswitzerland.com/Bike Switzerland is a premier leader in providing luxury and adventure bike tours across Switzerland. Guides take you along well-traveled routes with stops in Switzerland’s towns and villages, including the town of Morges. Use the company’s premium bikes or bring your own.The company offers four unique itineraries that begin in or travel through Switzerland’s major cities. The Lite Holiday Package is a 12-day hybrid bike luxury tour that begins in the great city of Geneva and ends in Arbon. Wine sampling of Freiburger and Riesling-Sylvaner in Vully and history tours in Windisch help compl...
Blue Coast BikesRua das Fontainhas 82-1, 2910-082 Setubal, Portugal 888-788-2942http://www.bluecoastbikes.travel/The Portugal based biking company Blue Coast Bikes offers both avid and amateur riders a unique way to see all that Portugal has to offer. Many of the weeklong tours cost less than 900€ per person and the tours lasting a few days cost less than 300€ per person. There are quite a few popular bike tours offered by Blue Coast Bikes. The Castles and Vines guided bike tour is a favorite because it allows you to see many of the great castles and wineries in Portugal. It is a great tour for anyone to take regardless of his or her biking ability because the tour only travels an aver...
1638 Berkley Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37405
As a representative of over 100 overseas bicycle tour operators throughout 60 countries, BikeToursDirect offers nearly 400 fully-supported and self-guided tours. With over 300 different types of tour options guests can bicycle to Bavarian lakes in Austria, enjoy Amsterdam by bike and boat, discover Bhutan, cycle wine roads in Croatia, bike the Nile in Egypt, ride the Tuscan coast and so much more. The most popular packages include the Danube Bike Path, Montenegro by Bike and Boat, a Taste of Burgundy, Southern Holland Tour, the Amalfi Coast and Lake Constance Bicycle Path, though they hav...
Breaking Away Bicycle Tours14435 C Big Basin #241Saratoga Village, CA 95070http://www.breakingaway.com/Offering “Beyond Category” cycling vacations since 1985, Breaking Away Bicycle Tours markets its service to fitness, touring and racing cyclists. The company has been tagged a “must do trip” by Bicycling Magazine, Men’s Journal, Outside and VeloNews. 80 percent of their clientele are referrals from satisfied customers.The company offers self-guided and fully supported tours, many of which are bilingual. Also, there are TourPaks, RacePaks and custom options available. TourPaks focus on a more relaxed itinerary through historic towns and cities. RacePaks transport travelers to the t...
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Bicycle Adventure Club
PO BOX 23998
San Diego, CA 92193
The Bicycle Adventure Club is a nonprofit organization specializing in guided European and North American hybrid and road cycling. Many cyclists choose this tour operator for its reasonably priced but high-quality packages to such places as Australia, Ireland and the United States. Tours often include van transport and three or four star lodgings with continental breakfasts and dinners. You should bring your own bike.
The club requires members to be over 18 years old and very active in the sport of cycling. Members work to...
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Adventure Travel Group: Worldwide Bicycle Tours
PO Box 421486
San Diego, CA 92142-7486
Vacation: It means different things to different people. While some of us want to park ourselves in a beach chair, others want an adrenaline boost. This is where Adventure Travel Group comes on the scene. Offering a selection of worldwide bicycle tours, it’s a vacation that’s more about the journey than the destination. However, the destinations aren’t bad either, as Adventure Travel Group pedals through European hotpots like France, Italy, Spain, Croatia and Slovenia. It also tours ...
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Austin Lehman Adventures
P.O. Box 81025
Billings, MT 59108-1025
Austin Lehman Adventures has over 30-years of experience in organizing luxury adventure tours. Tour locations are available in North America, Central America, South America, Africa, and Europe. You can choose from hiking, horseback riding, biking, and paddling vacations, or a combination of these.
Austin Lehman generally keeps tour groups small, with a limit of just 12 people for its adult only vacations. It also has a special focus on families with special tours geared towards the needs of a family group. Family cycling tours ha...
Discover FranceDiscover France6501 E. Greenway Pkwy #103-439Scottsdale, AZ 85254United States1950 Avenue Marechal Juin30900 NimesFrancePhone (U.S./Canada): 800-960-2221Phone (outside U.S.): 480-905-1235www.discoverfrance.comDiscover France specializes in bike tours of France. It covers most of France's regions and has vacations to cater to different ability levels. All cycling tours are self-guided; however, you will receive plenty of guidance before you embark on your adventure and each trip includes emergency help and local support. You can book tours revolving around a theme. For example, Brittany tours will not only take you through some of the spectacular local scenery and coastline, bu...