Dirt/Gravel Tours

Whether you’re a rail-trail roller, gravel grinder, or a singletrack sender, Adventure Cycling has the ride for you. We have a bunch of off-road cycling tours across the U.S. in our van-supported, self-contained, and fully supported formats. From easy dirt trails and forest service roads to singletrack, we have it all.

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2020 C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
May 16, 2020 - May 24, 2020
2020 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.

2020 Epic Gap Summer: Great Divide Northbound
Jun 09, 2020 - Aug 27, 2020
2020 Epic Gap Summer: Great Divide Northbound

Self Contained. An Epic Gap Summer tour aimed at 18-35 year olds looking to tackle the Great Divide from the bottom up!

2020 Cycle the Divide - Montana
Jun 27, 2020 - Jul 03, 2020
2020 Cycle the Divide - Montana

Fully Supported. Here’s your chance to sample our heralded Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, fully supported and load-free! We’ll travel from the lively resort town of Whitefish, located near Glacier National Park, to the southern end of the spectacular Swan Range, one of Montana’s less-visited geologic gems.

2020 Great Divide Canada I
Jul 08, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020
2020 Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

2020 Great Divide Canada II
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 21, 2020
2020 Great Divide Canada II

Self Contained. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

2020 Epic Great Divide
Jul 19, 2020 - Sep 21, 2020
2020 Epic Great Divide - Van

Van Supported. It won’t take long to realize that “The Divide” simply isn’t enough — this trip’s greatness is on display from the first pedal stroke. Grab your knobbies (yeah, you’re gonna want some bigger tires for this one!), throw your gear in the support van, and prepare for nine unloaded weeks of day after day of epic riding and even better views. 

2020 Great Divide Wind River
Aug 01, 2020 - Aug 11, 2020
2020 Great Divide Wind River - Van

Van Supported. Ride the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route along some of the famous route’s most remote and spectacular miles in the shadow of Wyoming’s mighty Wind River Range.

2020 Intro to Gravel Touring and Bikepacking - Montana
Aug 02, 2020 - Aug 07, 2020
2020 Intro to Gravel Touring and Bikepacking - Montana

Self Contained. As the experts on self-contained bicycle travel, we’d like to share our knowledge by offering our Introduction to Gravel Touring & Bikepacking course. Two days of open-air, informal campground discussions will be followed by a fun, four-day tour of the Whitefish, MT area.

2020 Great Divide Colorado Alpine
Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020
2020 Great Divide Colorado Alpine - Van

Van Supported. The Alpine section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route winds through Colorado past some of the Rocky Mountains’ highest peaks, with most of the riding at elevations above 9,000 feet. Bring along your lung capacity, and come pedal among the most spectacular 14ers in Colorado.

2020 Grand Canyon I
Sep 06, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
2020 Grand Canyon I - Van

Van Supported. What better way to explore one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders than by bicycle? Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multiday, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails load-free.

2020 C&O Canal/GAP
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
2020 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.

2020 Arkansas High Country I
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 24, 2020
2020 Arkansas High Country I - Van

Van Supported. This van-supported trip will explore a portion of the Arkansas High Country Adventure Route. This challenging ride will be perfect for a gravel grinder or hardtail mountain bike. The tour has a lot of gravel and quiet low-traffic routes exploring the rugged Ouachita Mountains.

2020 Grand Canyon II
Sep 13, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
2020 Grand Canyon II - Van

Van Supported. What better way to explore one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders than by bicycle? Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multiday, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails load-free.

2020 Arkansas High Country II
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 07, 2020
2020 Arkansas High Country II - Van

Van Supported. This van-supported trip will explore a portion of the new Arkansas High Country Adventure Route. This challenging ride will be perfect for a gravel grinder or hardtail mountain bike. The tour has a lot of gravel and quiet low-traffic routes exploring the rugged Ouachita Mountains.

2020 Utah's Backcountry Monuments
Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 03, 2020
2020 Utah's Backcountry Monuments - Van

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.

 

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2020 Great Divide Canada I
2020 Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. Ride the Great Divide’s spectacular Canadian section and see why Outside magazine called it one of “The Best Backcountry Adventure Trips in America.”

2020 C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
2020 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.

Ragin' Cajun Country
Ragin' Cajun Country

Fully Supported. Bicycle through the heart of Cajun Country and partake of all the food, music, and culture that Acadiana has to offer. On this relaxed tour you can enjoy jambalaya, crawfish pie, and gumbo, and you’ll find that the spicy cuisine of southern Louisiana is complemented by its mellow terrain.