Southern Utah Bike and Hike
Experience one of the most beautiful destinations in North America!
Welcome to the iconic American West! Some of the most enduring images that you’ve ever seen on the big screen or in books of the mythical west are located here in Utah! As a result, we started working with the Community Planners, Mayor’s Office, and Visitor’s Bureau in Cedar City, Utah, back in 2017 to bring increased cycling awareness to the region. The reason why is because of the amazing geographical variety that is nestled here - red rock canyons, deserts, hoodoo rock formations, alpine peaks, ancient Bristlecone pine forests and acres of lava fields! In addition, some of the most scenic stages of the Tour of Utah have taken place here!
Our itinerary features a combination of the region’s finest cycling and hiking routes through some of the most scenic national parks in North America such as Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon, and Zion. When you’re finished exploring the treasures of this colorful region with the additional fall colors, you can look forward to relaxing in our deluxe accommodations In Cedar City, Springdale, and the American treasure, Bryce Canyon National Lodge, where you’ll be able to savor the breathtaking vistas every day. So make your plans to join us for an unforgettable adventure in Southern Utah this fall where we know you’ll create a new legend to call your own amidst the beauty of the American West!
Dates: October 16 - 21, 2019
Length: 6 days / 5 nights
Price: $2,999.00 pp in double occupancy
Single Supplement: $699.00
Meeting Point: Cedar City, Utah
Drop-Off Point: Cedar City, Utah
Rental Bike: Information coming soon.
October 16 - Welcome to Utah and Cedar City!
Following your arrival into Cedar City, we will transfer you to Cedar City’s finest and newest hotel where you’ll check-in for two nights. Afterwards, build up your bike with the assistance of our professional mechanic before going for a short spin along the foothills before our “Welcome Meeting and Dinner” in town that includes a stop at a private winery and eating at Cedar City’s finest pizza restaurant!
October 17 - Cedar Breaks National Monument and Brian’s Head!
Enjoy a hearty breakfast and a cappuccino at our favorite coffee shop in town before embarking on one of the most beautiful cycling routes in North America that has been featured in the Tour of Utah! Our route today will also feature some little-known roads that only a few locals know about that traverse red rock canyons with spectacular hoodoo’s, ancient pine forests and alpine vistas that will amaze you with their beauty. Afterwards, ride as much or as little as you like as we ascend the climb up to Brian’s Head (at 10,000 feet) where you’ll be rewarded with the awe-inspiring views of Cedar Breaks National Monument! Following lunch at the Monument, the best part is coming up as you enjoy the fast descent through the alpine and red rock landscape back down to Cedar City! This evening, explore the various dining establishments of Cedar City for dinner on your own.
October 18 - Cedar City to Bryce Canyon.
Following a short van transfer, begin your day by cycling past ancient Bristlecone pine forests and lava fields on a long descent through the Dixie National Forest as we make our way to the community of Panguitch, the Paiute Indian word for “Big Fish.” We’ll enjoy lunch here while soaking up the panoramic vistas of the desert and surrounding mountains. This afternoon, continue cycling through juniper and aspen forests before riding through the spectacular rock formations of Red Canyon and crossing the Paunsaugunt Plateau before arriving into colorful Bryce Canyon! Upon arrival, visit the Trading Post before checking into the historic Bryce Canyon Lodge for one night. This evening, we’ll celebrate the day with a group dinner overlooking the red rock formation, hoodoos, and spires of the canyon!
October 19 - Bryce Canyon Hike / Ride into Zion!
Today is a busy day as we begin in Bryce Canyon and finish in Zion National Park! Begin your day with breakfast at the Lodge before hiking the Rim Trail of Bryce Canyon with it’s famed hoodoos (including the Queen Victoria), red rock spires, and ancient forests! Following the completion of our hike, we’ll check-out and enjoy lunch on the road as we make our way to the town of Hatch, where our ride for the day will begin. Our route will feature some of the most stunning miles of the week as we experience the Elkhart Cliffs before riding past the towering monoliths near Zion National Park that will leave you in awe! Following our arrival into Springdale, check-in to our deluxe hotel, the Dream Park Inn, for two nights and enjoy a dip in the pool or steaming hot tub before dinner on your own in one of the upscale restaurants in town.
October 20 - Explore Zion National Park!
Savor breakfast overlooking the spectacular rock formations of Zion National Park before choosing how you want to spend the day! Choose from riding on the Pa’rus Trail or take one of the park shuttles and spend the day exploring the park on foot that features some of the greatest hikes in the world such as the famed Narrows (prepare to get wet), Angel’s Landing, Scout Lookout, or Observation Point. This afternoon, relax in the pool before enjoying a festive “Farewell Dinner” at our favorite local restaurant!
October 21 - Kolob Terrace Road / Transfer to Cedar City.
Enjoy the views of Zion National Park during breakfast before a very short van transfer to the starting point of your final ride, the Kolob Terrace Road! You can ride as much or as little as you like on this gorgeous ride that features over 4500 feet of climbing in 25 miles but rewards you with magnificent views of Navajo sandstone cliffs, arches, and the stunning monoliths of western Zion! Following the completion of our ride, we will transfer to Cedar City and our host hotel. Enjoy lunch in town before getting on the last shuttle back to Las Vegas or extend your visit in Cedar City for an additional night (own expense).
Five nights of accommodations in Velo Echappe’ selected properties.
Three group dinners.
All transfers following arrival into Cedar City until conclusion of trip.
Daily cycling routes with options, guides, and van support.
Professional mechanical assistance.
Pre-Tour Info Packet to assist with your trip preparations.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Transportation to the meeting point in Cedar City. We will provide you with all of the details of how to arrive there from Las Vegas following receipt of your reservation.
Lodging before or after the trip.
Alcohol. There are some meals where alcohol is included. For all other instances, you are responsible for your alcohol.
Personal souvenirs and incidentals.
Optional activities not covered in the original trip schedule that you wish to do on your own.
Gratuities for Velo Echappe’ Staff.
Featured Hotel: Desert Pearl Inn
Springdale, Utah (Two Nights)
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding this trip via the form below. If you would like to reserve space, then please go to our Reservation Page. Thanks!