Dirt Tours


Whether you’re a mountain biking novice or a dirt technician, Adventure Cycling has the expertise and experience to provide you with outstanding off-road cycling experiences. We provide a dozen 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.

“The trip leaders were wonderful. They knew the area and the unique issues involving desert travel. They planned the trip so that we could take full advantage of what the area had to offer both on and off the bike, and they allowed each participant some flexibility in regard to the daily schedule. The participants on this trip were the best I have ever toured with.” — 2015 Tour Participant

“The best was cycling with 13 other people who loved doing what we were doing.” — 2015 Tour Participant

What are you waiting for? Let’s ride in the dirt! Check out our full list of unforgettable off-road mountain bike adventures below.

 

Photo by Aaron Teasdale

C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
May 13, 2017 - May 21, 2017
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.

Great Divide Canada I
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 18, 2017
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 outstanding.

Cycle the Divide - Montana
Jul 08, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017
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.

Great Divide Canada II
Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
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 outstanding.

Intro to Dirt Touring - Montana
Jul 16, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017
Intro to Dirt Touring - Montana

Self Contained. As the experts on self-contained bicycle travel, we’d like to share our knowledge by offering our Introduction to Dirt Touring (IDT) course.

Great Divide Colorado Alpine I
Aug 05, 2017 - Aug 14, 2017
Great Divide Colorado Alpine I

Self Contained. The Alpine section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route winds through Colorado past some of the Rocky Mountains' biggest peaks, with most of the riding at elevations above 9,000 feet. Bring along your lung capacity, and come pedal among many of the most spectacular "fourteeners" in Colorado.

Great Divide Colorado Alpine II
Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 28, 2017
Great Divide Colorado Alpine II

Self Contained. The Alpine section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route winds through Colorado past some of the Rocky Mountains' biggest peaks, with most of the riding at elevations above 9,000 feet. Bring along your lung capacity, and come pedal among many of the most spectacular "fourteeners" in Colorado.

Grand Canyon I
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017
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 multi-day, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails load-free.

C&O Canal/GAP
Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017
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.

Grand Canyon II
Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017
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 multi-day, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails load-free.

Wild Country Utah
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 06, 2017
Wild Country Utah - 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.” Mountain biking, exposed to nature’s elements, is the ideal way to take in the spirit of this land.

Utah San Rafael Swell
Oct 08, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017
Utah San Rafael Swell - Van

Van Supported. While it may lie hidden in an expanse of rugged country, the San Rafael Swell offers an amazing abundance of riding, and this is your chance to discover it!

Tour Team Top Picks

Great Divide Colorado Alpine I
Great Divide Colorado Alpine I

Self Contained. The Alpine section of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route winds through Colorado past some of the Rocky Mountains' biggest peaks, with most of the riding at elevations above 9,000 feet. Bring along your lung capacity, and come pedal among many of the most spectacular "fourteeners" in Colorado.

Great Smoky Mountains Adventure
Great Smoky Mountains Adventure - Van

Van Supported. This eight-day, van-supported tour explores the challenge of the terrain and the awe-inspiring beauty and diversity of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina.

WA San Juan Islands
WA San Juan Islands - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. This week-long inn-to-inn tour weaves along the glorious northwestern coastline of Washington’s Puget Sound and through its famous San Juan Islands, offering an irresistible combination of manageable daily mileages and world-class scenery.

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