8 Day Inn Tour
• Summer 2017
Meet: Victor, ID
Time: 3:00 pm
Terrain: Flat sections with long, but gentle climbs. Moderate cycling level.
Trip Price: $2890
Includes: 7 nights lodging, 7 breakfasts, 4 picnic and sack lunches, 6 dinners, snacks, park entrance fees, boat trip on the Snake River or Jenny Lake in Wyoming, detailed cue sheets, van support & trained guides.
Travel Arrangements: Fly into and out of the Jackson Hole, WY airport. WomanTours will provide a complimentary shuttle at 1:30pm from the airport or a downtown Jackson hotel to the start of the tour. The tour ends after breakfast on the last day of the tour in Jackson. You can take a cab anytime to the airport. Or choose to drive and leave your car at the Jackson airport or our starting hotel in Victor.
Single Upgrade: $900
Rental Bike: $175
Tour Lodging (subject to change):
Visit the crown jewels of the National Park system in the springtime when tourists are few and wildlife abounds. Ice cold freshets rush along the road as we cycle north through the pine forests and aspen glades toward Yellowstone National Park. Its magic unveils itself in rising mists of simmering turquoise hot pools and gushing spouts of thundering geysers.
Cinnamon bison babies frolic amidst wildflowers and tender green grass in Teton National Park. Mountain lakes sparkle under the ragged front of snow-bright peaks. As we pedal along the bluffs of the Snake River, we are sure to spot osprey and eagles, herds of elk and bison, and with any luck, a moose.
DAY 1: We meet in the heart of Teton Valley in Victor, Idaho for a rental bike fitting at 3:00pm, an orientation at 5:30pm and dinner at 6:30pm.
DAY 2: We start our tour with 20 flat miles through the valley. We continue on quiet, rural roads through farmland and the Targhee National Forest as we skirt the west side of the Teton Mountains. We’ll end the ride with a picnic lunch at Warm River and then shuttle to the town of West Yellowstone, stopping at the beautiful Mesa Falls along the way. 50 miles.
DAY 3: We’ll pass through the gates of Yellowstone National Park by cycling along the Madison River. We’ll take a small detour to bicycle past the rushing Firehole Falls and then the rainbow-colored Grand Prismatic Spring. After a picnic lunch, we’ll head to our lodging for the night at Old Faithful. Situated beside the world’s most famous geyser, we’ll be able to watch it explode hourly as often as you like. 37 miles.
DAY 4: Today’s ride includes a gentle climb over Craig Pass and the Continental Divide to Lake Yellowstone. We’ll stay on the banks of the world’s largest alpine lake, a spot long known as a meeting place for Indians, trappers and mountain men. Gorgeous views of the mountains will surround us. 40 miles.
DAY 5: After breakfast, we will bicycle to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Created 600,000 years ago by huge volcanic eruptions, Canyon Rhyolite flow, and the melting of the last glaciers, this geologic wonderland is full of breath-taking views and roaring waterfalls. Be sure to stop at the famous Artist Point and at the Upper and Lower Falls overlooks.
If you want more miles, then you can bike the optional out-and-back to Norris Geyser Basin, the hottest thermal area in the park. You’ll be treated with more views of bubbling hot springs, colorful pools and pungent steam vents. Lunch and dinner are on your own today. 20 or 44 miles.
DAY 6: We take a well-earned day off the bikes today and shuttle to Grand Teton National Park. The park features the 40-mile long Teton mountain range with eight peaks over 12,000’. We’ll end our day with a boat trip to view the mountains and wildlife from another perspective. We’ll either float on the Snake River or Jenny lake, depending upon availability. Try and spot eagles, elk and deer along the way. 0 miles.
DAY 7: We’ll bike on a beautiful new bike path to pristine, azure Jenny Lake. You can stop for lunch beside the river, and then continue the rest of the way into Jackson. We’ll say our good-byes over our last dinner together tonight. 36 or 46 miles.
DAY 8: The tour officially ends after breakfast. You can take the 20-minute cab ride to the airport anytime at your convenience.
"I need to win the lottery and get to know all the guides! Loved the adventure, and this was the most amazing vacation!"
Sharon K., Bend, OR