Zion National Park Bike + Adventure Tour: American Southwest Splendor (5 days)

Zion National Park Bike + Adventure Tour

American Southwest Splendor (5 days)

Description

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.

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Some Meals Provided

Breakfast included 4 day, as well as 4 dinners and 4 lunches. Ask your travel specialist for more details.

Virtuoso

All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

Professional Guide

All tours include a guide to show you all there is to see on the tour.

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Private airport transfer for every Virtuoso member

Trip Itinerary

DAY #1 -Ivins, UT United States The Inn at Entrada
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.

Accomplished: 40 miles / 65 km, elevation gain: 2,526 feet / 770 meters

Shorter Option: 24 miles / 39 km, elevation gain: 1,570 feet / 479 meters
DAY #2 - Bryce Canyon National Park, UT United States Bryce Canyon Lodge
Early this morning, 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.

Accomplished: 15 miles / 24 km, elevation gain: 1,006 feet / 307 meters

Longer Option: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 2,598 feet / 792 meters
DAY #3 - Bryce Canyon National Park, UT United States Desert Pearl Inn
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. Your guides can offer excellent suggestions for this evening’s dinner on your own in town.

Accomplished: 16 miles / 25 km, elevation gain: 279 feet / 85 meters; 3 miles / 5 km hiking

Longer Option: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 2,598 feet / 792 meters
DAY #4 - Zion National Park, UT United States Desert Pearl Inn
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 hike the Narrows and wade through the Virgin River where it bisects the canyon. 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.

Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 820 feet / 250 meters; hiking

Longer Option: 23 miles / 63 km, elevation gain: 2,027 feet / 618 meters
DAY #5 - Springdale, UT United States
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.

Accomplished: 18 miles / 29 km, elevation gain: 1,213 feet / 370 meters

Longer Option: 23 miles / 63 km, elevation gain: 2,027 feet / 618 meters<

Tour Pricing

3 Hour Tour
2 People +
$129/person
  • Return Shuttle
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Food Included
  • Historic Locations
5 Hour Tour
2 People +
$169/person
  • Return Shuttle
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Food Included
  • Historic Locations

from $129

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