“The mighty Sierra, miles in height and so gloriously colored, so radiant, it seemed not clothed with light but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some celestial city.”
One of the newest and most exciting road bike tours that Escape Adventures has added is our Lake Tahoe road bike tour.
Spanning 400 miles, California’s High Sierra is a powerhouse of a mountain range: not only is it the longest in the lower 48, it is also home to the highest number of peaks. But this broad sweep, that cleaves nearly the entirety of the Golden State, is more than just a mammoth geological structure; it is an iconic if not palpable presence.
Our Reno/Redwoods Road tour draws figurative inspiration from the poet laureate of the High Sierra, John Muir. Inhaling endless High Country horizon from a fast and nimble road bike or one of our ebikes, we steadily climb some of the loftiest, if lightly traveled passes in the Sierra Nevada; riding in the long ago slipstream of Jedediah Smith, the aforementioned Muir, John Fremont, Mark Twain, not to overlook the countless 19th century immigrants.
From an immersion in the rich Western lore of California’s gold country and the Comstock Lode, we literally hug some of the oldest and grandest trees on Earth, the giant Sequoia: the biggest and best of the last.
Filling lungs all the while pushing legs, we lose and find ourselves simultaneously. Feeling the sustained grandeur, the delicately harmonized magnitude in “those measureless mountain days” Muir reveled in. “Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, a thousand windows onto God.”
This 5 day road bike tour is perfect for even the most veteran riders who are looking to push their limits while exploring some of the most beautiful backdrops our nation has to offer. For more detailed information about the tour, please click HERE