Q: How fit do I need to be?
A. Regular exercise and a moderate degree of fitness are important if you are to enjoy a week of cycling in the mountains. Ride itineraries can be adjusted for every group but riding in the mountains can be challenging if you are not prepared.
Q: What does a typical week look like?
A. If you are coming for a week we plan for six full days of riding with an optional midweek rest day. This is your biking trip so we look to you for input on your goals for the week to create the perfect itinerary, however weeks generally look like this:
Saturday - warm up ride.
Sunday and Monday out riding.
Tuesday – Optional Rest day.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday back on the bike.
Saturday – Change over day / Departures
Q:What do I need to bring?
A.For your own comfort we recommend you bring 2-3 pairs of cycling shorts and tops, sunglasses, gloves, windproof, arm-warmers and some waterproof cycling kit just in case the weather changes.You will also need sun protection cream, after sun lotion and finally don’t forget your helmet!
Q: Can I bring my own bike?
A.Many of our clients prefer to bring their own bike, it is advisable to check with your airline or travel agent, as carriers have different rules about transporting boxed bikes. Some allow you to book your bike on in advance, normally for a fee.
Alternatively we have a partnership with a local bike shop that offers high quality road bike rentals.
Q: What spares do I need to bring for my bike?
A. We have a good range of equipment for carrying out day to day maintenance whilst you are here. You will have access to track pumps, a work stand, tools, lubricants and cleaning materials for keeping your bike in tip top condition. We strongly recommend that you have your bike serviced before your trip and bring a full set of replacement brake pads (previous clients have gone through a set in a week).
Q:Which airport is best?
A.Denver International Airport (DEN) is the biggest with best connections. Steamboat / Hayden (HDN) is the nearest to us - just 22 miles from downtown Steamboat Springs.
Q:Are there activities for partners who do not ride to do?
A.For those cyclists who have partners, friends or relations who do not want to join all or any of the rides (or just fancy a day out of the saddle) this area has much to offer. Extreme or gentle, the opportunities are almost unending. Choose from Walking, Tubing Fly Fishing White Water Rafting, Mountain-Biking, Rock Climbing, Golf, Tennis and lots more or simply relaxing amid spectacular scenery.
Q: Is there Wi-Fi or Internet access?
A.Yes, our chalets offer free internet access via Wi-Fi.
Q: Do I need travel/health insurance?
A. It is a condition of our bike tours that you are covered by a medical and personal accident insurance policy that includes cover for sports activities.
Please provide use with your insurance policy numbers and emergency contact details prior to your arrival.