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 18, 2019 - May 25, 2019

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.

Cycle Utah Parks I - Van
Cycle Utah Parks I
May 25, 2019 - Jun 01, 2019

Van Supported. This weeklong tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding unencumbered with gear and camping in the great outdoors.

Cycle Utah Parks II - Van
Cycle Utah Parks II
Jun 01, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019

Van Supported. This weeklong tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding unencumbered with gear and camping in the great outdoors.

Cycle Utah Parks III - Van
Cycle Utah Parks III
Jun 02, 2019 - Jun 09, 2019

Van Supported. This weeklong tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding unencumbered with gear and camping in the great outdoors.

Leadership Training - Colorado
Leadership Training - Colorado
Jun 06, 2019 - Jun 09, 2019

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

Cycle Montana - Missoula
Cycle Montana - Missoula
Jun 15, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019

Fully Supported. Beginning in Adventure Cycling’s hometown of Missoula, we’ll cross the Continental Divide more than once as we ride along many of the rivers that run through Western Montana and visit small towns, soak in few hot springs, and take in massive views under the Big Sky! 

Great Parks North
Great Parks North
Jun 22, 2019 - Jul 11, 2019

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.

Great Divide Canada I
Great Divide Canada I
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 16, 2019

Self Contained. The world’s longest mountain bike route turned 20 last year — and you can join the party. 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 I - Van
Tetons-Yellowstone I
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019

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
Jul 06, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019

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.

Selkirk Splendor
Selkirk Splendor
Jul 07, 2019 - Jul 17, 2019

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.”

Idaho Trails Relaxed
Idaho Trails Relaxed
Jul 07, 2019 - Jul 12, 2019

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.

Great Divide Canada II
Great Divide Canada II
Jul 10, 2019 - Jul 20, 2019

Self Contained. The world’s longest mountain bike route turns 20 this year — and you can join the party. 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 14, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019

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.

Family Fun, Idaho Trails
Family Fun, Idaho Trails
Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019

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.

Tetons-Yellowstone III - Van
Tetons-Yellowstone III
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019

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.

Great Divide Colorado Alpine - Van
Great Divide Colorado Alpine
Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 12, 2019

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.

Colorado Alpine Trails Relaxed
Colorado Alpine Trails Relaxed
Aug 03, 2019 - Aug 09, 2019

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.

Intro to Dirt Touring - Montana
Intro to Dirt Touring - Montana
Aug 04, 2019 - Aug 09, 2019

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

Glacier Waterton - Inn to Inn
Glacier Waterton
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 26, 2019

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 Wind River - Van
Great Divide Wind River
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019

Van Supported. Celebrate 20 years of 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.

 

Utah Parks I - Inn to Inn
Utah Parks I
Sep 07, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

Inn to Inn. This weeklong tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding self-supported but to prefers to sleep indoors and eat meals in restaurants.

Idaho Trails - Inn to Inn
Idaho Trails
Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

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.

Utah Parks II - Inn to Inn
Utah Parks II
Sep 15, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019

Inn to Inn. This weeklong tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding self-supported but to prefers to sleep indoors and eat meals in restaurants.

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Cycle Montana - Missoula
Cycle Montana - Missoula

Fully Supported. Beginning in Adventure Cycling’s hometown of Missoula, we’ll cross the Continental Divide more than once as we ride along many of the rivers that run through Western Montana and visit small towns, soak in few hot springs, and take in massive views under the Big Sky! 

Great Divide Canada I
Great Divide Canada I

Self Contained. The world’s longest mountain bike route turned 20 last year — and you can join the party. 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.