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Arizona Biking: Grand Canyon to Prescott

8 Days & 7 Nights
  • Pedal along the South Rim of the iconic Grand Canyon
  • Bike through a mix of high desert and verdant forest
  • Experience the stunning red rock landscape of Sedona
  • Savor the food scene in Flagstaff and visit wineries in Page Springs
  • Enjoy peace of mind from your own on-the-ground support van
With your private group of at least four, pedal from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to the adventure town of Prescott on this eight day cycling trip. Revel in a variety of stunning landscapes along your route, including expansive high desert, verdant forests, towering red rock, and the tallest peak in all of Arizona, Humphrey's Peak. Explore the vibrant downtowns of charming Flagstaff, Sedona, and Prescott; learn about the fascinating history of small town Jerome; and savor delicious food and wine in the vineyard town of Page Springs. Enjoy the peace of mind of having your own support van on the route, providing you with options should you choose to skip a stage or shorten a day.
This bike tour is moderate, with an average daily ride of 30 miles and many short ascents and descents. It is best suited for experienced cyclists who are accustomed to sharing the road. The route offers quiet roads and rural riding, with rolling hills and varied terrain. If your ideal vacation combines scenic riding with unique western towns, history, National Parks, and overnights at carefully-selected country inns, this tour is for you.   

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent tour.

Activity:

Road Biking | A more specialist category of cycling holiday for road cyclists

Ideal if you have an interest in:

Wellness & Spa, National Parks & Trails

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 5 Years

Activity Level & Terrain

This tour is graded as moderate. The daily rides average 30 miles. There are many rolling hills but no substantial climbs. You should be an experienced road cyclist accustomed to sharing the road with other users. The route always has a comfortable shoulder but we still advise high visibility clothing to be worn while riding.

The route is entirely paved.  Surface conditions change yearly and seasonally, so gravel, potholes, and frost heaves are a possibility. The distances and ascents/descent listed are approximations of the recommended routes. For those looking for a little extra assistance, e-bikes may be an option but are subject to availability.

We provide you with detailed turn-by-turn directions on the Macs Adventure Navigation App. Using this app, you will also be able to follow the route with your phone’s GPS. As instructed below, you’ll need to save all routes to your device for use in offline mode as cell phone reception can be unreliable in rural Arizona.

Navigation

Navigating is easy using the Macs Adventure Navigation App. Your daily rides will be mapped in the app with GPX tracks, route notes, and turn-by-turn directions. All of these resources are available to download for offline use, which is recommended as cell service can be unreliable in rural Arizona. Written turn-by-turn directions are included in the app. When you have cell reception, you will also have 24/7 telephone support from us here at Macs Adventure.

Experience & Fitness

This tour is graded as moderate. The daily rides average 30 miles. There are many rolling hills but no substantial climbs. You should be an experienced road cyclist accustomed to sharing the road with other users. At times the route has a shoulder, but its width varies. We advise high visibility clothing to be worn while riding.

Accommodations

One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation. You will stay in carefully selected 3-4* small hotels. Your room will always have an ensuite or private bathroom. 

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable. This trip is not available for solo cyclists. 

Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinners are not included so you are free to choose from the surrounding options. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or at nearby restaurants.

Included
  • 7 Nights at hand-selected mountain lodges and hotels
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Transportation on Day 1 and Day 8 as per itinerary
  • 24/7 telephone support
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • GPX track and map of the route
Excluded
  • Personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Bike Rental
  • lunches and dinners
  • Driver gratuity
Extras
  • Additional nights along the route
  • Room Upgrades (only where applicable)

When To Go

This trip is available anytime between April and June, then again between September and the end of October. We do not offer this trip during the summer months due to high temperatures in the desert.

Getting to the Start

Our trip starts and ends in Flagstaff, AZ. There is a regional airport in Flagstaff, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, or you can fly into the larger Phoenix Sky Harbor and then take a 3-hour shuttle to Flagstaff. 

Luggage Transfer

Baggage transfer each day is included in the cost of your holiday. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20 kg per person.

General Information

This trip requires a minimum of 4 cyclists to book.

Equipment

Our pre-departure information pack includes a detailed equipment list on what to take with you. This includes warm and cold weather gear, cycling clothes, rain gear, and lots of other specifics. If you have any questions about what to take, we'd be happy to share our own top tips and advice.

Bike Rental

Bike rental is not included in the cost of this trip but can be added on request.  For a little extra assistance, e-bikes are also available (additional fee payable, subject to availability).

Please supply us with your height for your bicycle rental.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance that covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer Flagstaff to Tusayan Day 2: Bike the Grand Canyon South Rim 15 miles / 24 km Day 3: Bike to Valle 23 miles / 37 km Day 4: Bike to Flagstaff 50 miles / 80 km Day 5: Bike to Sedona 30 miles / 50 km Day 6: Bike to Page Springs 25 miles / 40 km Day 7: Bike to Jerome 20 miles / 32 km Day 8: Bike to Prescott, Transfer to Flagstaff and Onward Travel 35 miles / 56 km

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