Mountain Bike Tours

Adventure Cycling offers many ways to skin the cat of mountain biking:

  • Van Supported? Ride load free with the van hauling the gear and water on our Wild Country Utah, Utah San Rafael Swell tours, or our Grand Canyon tours on the North Rim.

  • Dirt touring? You carry the gear? Try Epic Great Divide, Great Divide Canada, or C&O Canal/GAP (spring).

  • Interested in learning dirt touring? We have classes in Maine and Montana!

  • Or fully supported?  With the van and the catered meals?  Try Cycle Divide Montana or the C&O Canal/GAP (fall) tours.

Make the dust fly on one of these mountain bike tours!

Grand Canyon I
Sep 06, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
Grand Canyon I - Van

Van Supported. The word “grand” conjures up all kinds of adventurous notions, and what better way to explore one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders than by bicycle?

Grand Canyon II
Sep 14, 2015 - Sep 20, 2015
Grand Canyon II - Van

Van Supported. The word “grand” conjures up all kinds of adventurous notions, and what better way to explore one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders than by bicycle?

C&O Canal/GAP
Sep 19, 2015 - Sep 26, 2015
C&O Canal/GAP

Fully Supported. This fall you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike 330 miles on gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north into Pennsylvania.

Wild Country Utah
Sep 25, 2015 - Oct 02, 2015
Wild Country Utah

Van Supported. Edward Abbey once described the deserts of southwest Utah as “Light and space without time, I think, for this country with only the slightest traces of human history.” Join us, and find out what Abbey meant: Mountain biking slowly and exposed to nature’s elements is the ideal way to take in the spirit of this land.

Utah San Rafael Swell I
Oct 03, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015
Utah San Rafael Swell I

Van Supported. Thousands of mountain bikers zip past and scarcely notice the San Rafael Swell as they drive south toward Moab. Too bad for them!

Utah San Rafael Swell II
Oct 11, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015
Utah San Rafael Swell II

Van Supported. Thousands of mountain bikers zip past and scarcely notice the San Rafael Swell as they drive south toward Moab. Too bad for them!

2016 C&O Canal/GAP Spring
May 14, 2016 - May 22, 2016
2016 C&O Canal/GAP Spring

Self Contained. This spring, you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike some 330 miles on hard-packed, gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2016 Intro to Dirt Touring - ME
Jun 12, 2016 - Jun 17, 2016
2016 Intro to Dirt Touring - Maine

Self Contained. As the experts on self-contained bicycle travel, we'd like to share our knowledge of off-pavement riding through our Introduction to Dirt Touring (IDT) course.

2016 Epic Great Divide
Jul 06, 2016 - Sep 20, 2016
2016 Epic Great Divide

Self Contained. Riding the Great Divide is big adventure, and a big accomplishment. Our eleven-week excursion along the gravel backroads and dirt byways of the Rocky Mountain West begins in the recreation mecca of Whitefish, Montana. Seventy-seven days later, we’ll pull up to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, one of the most remote and little-used crossings along the entire U.S./Mexico border. 

2016 Cycle Divide Montana
Jul 09, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016
2016 Cycle Divide Montana

Fully Supported. Here’s your chance to sample our heralded Great Divide Mountain Bike Route fully supported and load free!

2016 Great Divide Canada I
Jul 09, 2016 - Jul 19, 2016
2016 Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. Outside magazine included the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route on its list of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.” Since the Canadian extension to the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route was added in late 2003, the reviews from riders have been absolute raves.

2016 Great Divide Canada II
Jul 13, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016
2016 Great Divide Canada II

Self Contained. Outside magazine included the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route on its list of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.” Since the Canadian extension to the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route was added in late 2003, the reviews from riders have been absolute raves.

2016 Intro to Dirt Touring - MT
Jul 19, 2016 - Jul 24, 2016
2016 Intro to Dirt Touring - Montana

Self Contained. As the experts on self-contained bicycle travel, we'd like to share our knowledge of off-pavement riding through our Introduction to Dirt Touring (IDT) course.

2016 Grand Canyon I
Sep 04, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016
2016 Grand Canyon I

Van Supported. Of course, Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multi-day, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult. But what if the Adventure Cycling van showed up to transport your gear? Yes!

2016 Grand Canyon II
Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
2016 Grand Canyon II

Van Supported. Of course, Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multi-day, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult. But what if the Adventure Cycling van showed up to transport your gear? Yes!

2016 C&O Canal/GAP
Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016
2016 C&O Canal/GAP

Fully Supported. This fall, you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike 330 miles on hard-packed, gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north into Pennsylvania.

2016 Wild Country Utah
Sep 23, 2016 - Sep 30, 2016
2016 Wild Country Utah

Van Supported. Edward Abbey once described the deserts of southwest Utah as “Light and space without time, I think, for this country with only the slightest traces of human history.” Join us, and find out what Abbey meant: Mountain biking slowly and exposed to nature’s elements is the ideal way to take in the spirit of this land.

2016 Utah San Rafael Swell I
Oct 01, 2016 - Oct 08, 2016
2016 Utah San Rafael Swell I

Van Supported. Thousands of mountain bikers zip past and scarcely notice the San Rafael Swell as they drive south toward Green River. Little do they know what an amazing abundance of riding lies hidden in that rugged expanse of country. Discover it yourself and let the van haul the gear and the water!