Tours in the Rocky Mountains

When touring cyclists dream of the perfect view from the saddle, their minds might just wander toward the spectacular Rocky Mountain region. From the snow-capped “14ers” of Colorado to the hoodoos of Utah and the seemingly endless pine forests of Montana, the Rockies host some of the world’s most inspiring parks, scenery, and cycling. Ride on tarmac or trail through the Rockies for the ultimate cycling experience you’re sure to remember, just don’t forget the camera!

CO-UT Rivers and Red Rocks - Inn to Inn
CO-UT Rivers and Red Rocks
May 16, 2020 - May 23, 2020

Inn to Inn. Known for spectacular vistas, iconic rivers, and otherworldly geology, this region of Colorado and Utah is best experienced from the seat of a bicycle with ample opportunities to wander and wonder through one of the planet’s most iconic landscapes. Along the way, we’ll stay at some stunning overnight locations.

Colorado San Juan Skyway - Inn to Inn
CO San Juan Skyway
Jun 07, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020

Inn to Inn. Verdant valleys harboring crystal-clear streams, mountain passes, and steep slopes ablaze with Indian paintbrush characterize this new weeklong, inn-to-inn tour of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. Could it get any better? Yes! We’ll stay each night in a cozy mountain inn or motel and feast at local restaurants. During the days, we’ll drink in the scenery and breathe in the Rocky Mountain air.

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

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

Leadership Training - Missoula
Leadership Training - Missoula
Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020

Leadership Training Course. Our leadership courses are for more experienced touring cyclists looking to lead their own trips or become Adventure Cycling tour leaders.

Tetons-Yellowstone I - Van
Tetons-Yellowstone I
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020

Van Supported. This great tour takes you through America’s first national park and the world’s first such preserve, which was established in 1872 and covers an area of 3,468 square miles. We’ll also visit the magnificent Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone’s neighbor to the south.

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

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.

Idaho Trails Relaxed
Idaho Trails Relaxed
Jul 05, 2020 - Jul 10, 2020

Fully Supported. This incredible bike tour takes in a pair of the most spectacular trails in the U.S., featuring easy riding through wetlands, lakes, and meadows, along with some fascinating regional history.

Selkirk Splendor
Selkirk Splendor
Jul 05, 2020 - Jul 15, 2020

Self Contained. Pack your passports for this international tour through some of the finest cycling terrain that the U.S. and Canada have to offer along “The West’s Best Scenic Drive.”

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

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.”

Tetons-Yellowstone II - Van
Tetons-Yellowstone II
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020

Van Supported. This great tour takes you through America’s first national park and the world’s first such preserve, which was established in 1872 and covers an area of 3,468 square miles. We’ll also visit the magnificent Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone’s neighbor to the south.

Glacier Waterton - Inn to Inn
Glacier Waterton
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 20, 2020

Inn to Inn. Going-to-the-Sun Road was conceived as a way to permit visitors a glimpse of Glacier National Park’s mountainous interior without the need to travel by foot or horseback. Completed in 1932 after 11 years of work, this engineering and scenic marvel accounts for only one day of our spectacular Glacier-Waterton Loop!

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

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.”

Great Parks North
Great Parks North
Jul 11, 2020 - Jul 30, 2020

Self-Contained. Join us for Adventure Cycling’s Great Parks North Route. This tour will follow the Rocky Mountains from Missoula, Montana, to Jasper, Alberta, exploring some the most spectacular national parks the U.S. and Canada has to offer. Great Parks North will highlight Glacier NP, Waterton NP, Banff NP, and Jasper NP, and jaw-dropping scenery will not be lacking on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Family Fun, Idaho Trails
Family Fun, Idaho Trails
Jul 12, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020

Fully Supported. With its gentle terrain, short daily distances, and gorgeous scenery, this trip is a great choice whether you’re a beginner seeking a great introduction to supported bicycle touring or a cycling veteran craving a mellow, traffic-free adventure.

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

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. 

Tetons-Yellowstone III - Van
Tetons-Yellowstone III
Jul 19, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

Van Supported. This great tour takes you through America’s first national park and the world’s first such preserve, which was established in 1872 and covers an area of 3,468 square miles. We’ll also visit the magnificent Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone’s neighbor to the south.

Colorado Alpine Trails Relaxed
Colorado Alpine Trails Relaxed
Aug 01, 2020 - Aug 07, 2020

Fully Supported. Enjoy the mountain terrain of central Colorado, pedaling mostly on paved, car-free pathways that provide nonstop views of the spectacular Rockies. Your gear will be carried for you and your meals catered — and the daily distances will be shorter than on many of our tours.

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

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.

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

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.

Colorado Classic High-Country - Van
Colorado Classic High-Country
Aug 08, 2020 - Aug 18, 2020

Van Supported. Colorado! Let the van carry the gear while you concentrate on numerous hot springs, four high-mountain passes, and two layover days in Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs. It's time to enjoy Colorado’s high country!

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

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.

Idaho Trails - Inn to Inn
Idaho Trails
Sep 06, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020

Inn to Inn. This incredible bike tour takes in a pair of the most spectacular trails in the U.S., featuring easy riding through wetlands, lakes, and meadows, along with some fascinating regional history.

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Great Divide Canada I
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.”

C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
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.