By Mark Bibby Jackson · Originally published in Travel Begins at 40 June 2, 2020
Escape Adventures has announced a six-day camping and cycling trip in Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park. This tour is designed for travellers of all fitness levels and appropriate for families with older children.
Guests will witness magnificent peaks, enormous canyons, glacial lakes, lots of wildlife, and American West icons like Old Faithful.
- Riding Geneva Pass, Salt Pass, and Teton Pass
- Visiting Intermittent Spring, the largest rhythmic spring in the world
- Cycling through Star Valley and Snake River Gorge
- Spotting grizzly bear, bald eagles, elk, bighorn sheep, bison and more
- Viewing Isa Lake at 8,262 ft.
- Hiking from Artist Point down to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River
- Riding from Teton Village to the quaint, Old West town of Wilson, WY
“Guests will cycle through a geothermal Disneyland, sweeping past a phantasmagoric succession of percolating mud pots, hot springs and belching fumaroles, including Morning Glory Pool, Biscuit Basin, and the Grand Prismatic Spring,” said Escape Adventures Director, Jared Fisher.
Specialised bicycles are provided and equipped with carbon fiber frames and disc brakes designed for a smooth, comfortable ride. For those who may not be as fit or need a little help up the hills, electric pedal assist bikes are available. All road bike trips include a Garmin GPS device to help navigate through each day safely and smoothly.
Escape Adventures utilises high-quality camping gear, including a tent, sleeping pad, raised cot, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, full size pillow, and ground tarp. Trip Leaders will ensure equipment is set up properly each night. Most campgrounds feature indoor facilities and showers.
Expect three delicious meals a day consisting entirely of freshly prepared foods, including organic fruits and vegetables, as well as meats. Escape Adventures also offers energy snacks aboard its support vehicles and can accommodate vegans or vegetarians.
“There is nothing better than rolling into camp to fresh made chips and salsa, homemade guacamole, and Dutch oven enchiladas,” said Fisher. “Then making your way to a sweet and inviting campfire, sharing your favorite anecdote or image from the day’s activities while marshmallows roast.”