Zion National Park Bike + Adventure Tour

Bryce Canyon and American Southwest Splendor

5 days / 4 nights Level: 2Price From: $2,895Collection: +Adventure

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the soaring sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park by bike and on foot
  • Visit Snow Canyon State Park with its lesser-known landscape of ancient lava flows and petrified sand dunes
  • Descend on foot into a valley of otherworldly hoodoo formations in Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Ride on the smoothly paved Red Canyon Bicycle Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park

Eat

Simple Southwestern fare, Utah scones with honey butter

Drink

Selections from robust wine lists and local micro-brews

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Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Welcome to the Southwest!

    Your guides will meet you in St. George and whisk you to the Inn at Entrada for a warm welcome to the Southwest. Following a bike fitting and safety talk, we set off to Snow Canyon, a lesser-known state park that boasts perfectly paved roads and pristine views of the surrounding purple-red mountains. Hop off the bike to explore canyons carved from red and white Navajo sandstone and fascinating lava tubes and flows before finishing our loop. We’ll share our first dinner together as the sun sets over the Navajo sandstone cliffs.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: St. George, Snow Canyon
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 30 km, elevation gain: 424 meters
    Accommodations: The Inn at Entrada

  • Day 2

    Now Entering Bryce Canyon

    Today we’re off to Bryce Canyon National Park by shuttle. Just outside of Bryce, we’ll begin riding on the beautiful Red Canyon bike path that leads into the park. Pause at Sunrise Point for a picnic lunch with a side of gorgeous Bryce Canyon vistas. Afterwards, head back to the hotel to relax, get in some extra riding with a challenging climb to Rainbow Point, or hike along the Rim Trail to Inspiration Point. Tonight, we’ll dine at one of our favorite local spots.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Cedar Breaks, Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Sunset Point
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 25 km, elevation gain: 387 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 762 meters
    AccommodationsBryce Canyon Lodge

  • Day 3

    Early Jurassic Rocks and Relics

    This morning we’ll explore the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon as they were meant to be experienced: on foot. The classic Queens Garden and Navajo loop leads us into the valley to get up close and personal with these staggering rock spires. After our hike, shuttle across the plains toward Zion where one of the best restaurants in the region will serve us a lunch of local bison burgers. Later, it’s back to the bike for an epic ride that winds into Zion’s Checkerboard Mesa. We’ll pedal through Navajo Sandstone, a stunning formation built by nature over millions of years. When we hit the Zion-Mount Carmel tunnel, we’ll pack up the bikes and shuttle straight to our hotel, just outside the park entrance.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Queens Garden and Navajo Loop, Checkerboard Mesa
    Accomplished: 16 miles / 25 km, elevation gain: 85 meters; 3 miles / 5 km hiking
    AccommodationsDesert Pearl Inn

  • Day 4

    Into Zion Valley

    Spend the morning cycling Floor of the Valley Road, a virtually car-free artery that runs through the parks’ majestic cliffs with 360-degree views of the valley’s stunning breadth. You’ll have this afternoon to explore the park on your own: season permitting, you may wish to climb the trails that rise above the canyons, visit beautiful pools, or wade the Virgin River running through the canyon, where hanging gardens burst from ochre walls and rivulets of water trickle through moss-covered boulders. Your guides will brief you on the many options for exploring Zion’s trails, and will provide lunch for you to bring along. This evening we meet at our favorite Springdale haunt and relive the day over dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Zion National Park, Floor of the Valley Road
    Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 250 meters; hiking
    AccommodationsDesert Pearl Inn

  • Day 5

    Final Morning in Zion

    On our final morning in Zion, we’ll climb out of the valley toward the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel. Soak in some mountainous panoramas as you rise on the switchbacks toward the mouth of the tunnel, then descend back into the valley as it opens up before you. Enjoy our final brunch together before a transfer that returns you to St. George or Las Vegas.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Destinations: Zion National Park, Springdale, St. George, Las Vegas
    Accomplished: 10 miles / 16 km, elevation gain: 355 meters

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: St. George, UT or Las Vegas, Nevada Pick-Up Location: St. George airport or St. George-area hotel Pick-Up Time: 10:00 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Las Vegas, Nevada or St. George, UT Drop-Off Location: St. George, UT or Las Vegas, NV Drop-Off Time: 11:30 am (St. George) or 1:00 pm (Las Vegas)
Travelers Take Note

The lodges and hotels on this tour are simpler and more rustic than typical DuVine accommodations, but were chosen for their location near national parks and access to excellent riding. Your guides will provide pre-walk briefings and directions.

To show you all our favorite parts of the Southwest, this tour includes longer transfers. We like to think of it as an opportunity to experience a greater breadth of scenery and cover as much ground as possible.

Due to National Park regulations, e-bikes and e-wheels are not available on this tour.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates.     Go Private

2019Single Supplement From: $700

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 3 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection and bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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