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The Classic Escape Adventures Trip

An Escape Adventure trip represents a superb way to enjoy the company of other active travelers, the camaraderie of shared interests. Travel Solo or with a friend… or two. One of the defining characteristics our trips is their small group composition. For over 25-years, Escape Adventures has been taking outdoor enthusiasts beyond the “average” vacation, into the exciting world of small-group adventure travel. Our Guide to Guest ratio is the best in the industry, averaging 1 guide for every 5 guests. Our smaller groups, ranging from 6 to 13 guests, allow for flexible schedules, individualized service, comfort, if not a deeper, more expansive backcountry adventure. Don’t be surprised if you come away from your tour with a whole group of new and awesome friends!

Choosing the Right Mountain Bike Tour

Mountain biking provides a unique and exciting way to experience the outdoors. Our Mountain Bike Tours are designed to accommodate riders from a variety of backgrounds. Some tours are intended specifically for more experienced riders, while many are suitable for those with little or no mountain biking experience. Each trip is rated for its technical and fitness level, and found in our individual trip itineraries. On select trips, we now have the option to use e-Mountain bikes for those who need an electric boost!

Mountain Bike Tour Fitness Levels

Mountain Biking Multi-Sport Activities
Level Hours of Activity Total Elevation Feet Gain Mountain Bike Miles Hiking Miles Rock Climbing Canyoneering Rafting/Canoeing
Easy Level 1 Hours of Activity: 1-3 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 700 Mountain Bike Miles: 5-10 Hiking Miles: 1-5 Rock Climbing: Low Angle Large Handholds Canyoneering: Hiking/No Ropes Rafting/Canoeing: Relaxed, Slow Moving Water
Level 2 Hours of Activity: 2-4 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 1200 Mountain Bike Miles: 10-15 Hiking Miles: 5-8 Rock Climbing: Level 1 PLUS Small Handholds Canyoneering: Level 1 PLUS Occasional Ropes Rafting/Canoeing: Level 1 PLUS Easy Rapids Wide Channels
Moderate Level 3 Hours of Activity: 3-5 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 1800 Mountain Bike Miles: 15-25 Hiking Miles: 8-10 Rock Climbing: Level 2 PLUS Steep Angles Canyoneering: Level 2 PLUS Easy Rapels Rafting/Canoeing: Level 2 PLUS Waves, Up to 4′ Narrow Channels
Seasoned Level 4 Hours of Activity: 4-6 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 2200 Mountain Bike Miles: 25-35 Hiking Miles: 10-12 Rock Climbing: x Canyoneering: Level 3 PLUS Complex Ropes, Multiple Rapels Rafting/Canoeing: Level 3 PLUS Long Rapids
Level 5 Hours of Activity: 5-7 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 3000 Mountain Bike Miles: 35-50+ Hiking Miles: 12-16+ Rock Climbing: x Canyoneering: x Rafting/Canoeing: Level 4 PLUS Spinning, Large Waves

 

Mountain Biking Tour Technical Levels

Level Description
Easy Level 1 Maintained Gravel Roads, Easy Grades
Level 2 Level 1 PLUS Unmaintained Dirt Roads, Maintained Singletrack Trail
Moderate Level 3 Level 2 PLUS Moderate Grades, Some Unmaintained Singletrack
Seasoned Level 4 Level 3 PLUS Rocky Terrain – PLUS Longer, Steeper Ascents & Descents
Level 5 Level 4 PLUS Some Exposed Sections Of Trail, Some Loose Climbs & Descents

Choosing the Right Road Cycling Trip

Are you interested in mountains and coastlines, culture or solitude? The first step in picking a road cycling tour is choosing your ideal destination. You can be assured that we have chosen the best riding on the most scenic roads in the country.

Our road tours are rated by the mileage and overall fitness level needed to complete the rides. The rating is based on an average of each day’s climbs, elevation bases, and ride lengths. For example, one trip with longer rides followed by a rest day may be rated the same as a trip with shorter daily rides and no rest days. We understand that mileage is a concern, so if you enjoy an easier pace and prefer scenery to speed, a trip with less than 250 miles is a great choice. If you enjoy a good century every now and then, look forward to the climbs, and love a good workout, then a trip with more than 250 miles is your best choice.

You may notice that some tours list a range of miles (ie. 200-250). On these trips we offer optional rides that can increase the overall distance of the trip. Regardless of mileage and hills, each tour is supported by our professional and attentive guides riding with the group and driving the support vehicle. On select trips, we now have the option to use e-bikes as well.

Road Bike Tour Fitness Levels

Road Cycling Multi-Sport Activities
Level Hours of Activity Total Elevation Feet Gain Road Cycling Miles Hiking Miles Rock Climbing Canyoneering Rafting/Canoeing
Easy Level 1 Hours of Activity: 1-3 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 1000 Road Cycling Miles: 10-20 Hiking Miles: 1-5 Rock Climbing: Low Angle Large Handholds Canyoneering: Hiking/No Ropes Rafting/Canoeing: Relaxed, Slow Moving Water
Level 2 Hours of Activity: 2-4 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 2000 Road Cycling Miles: 20-30 Hiking Miles: 5-8 Rock Climbing: Level 1 PLUS Small Handholds Canyoneering: Level 1 PLUS Occasional Ropes Rafting/Canoeing: Level 1 PLUS Easy Rapids Wide Channels
Moderate Level 3 Hours of Activity: 3-5 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 3000 Road Cycling Miles: 30-45 Hiking Miles: 8-10 Rock Climbing: Level 2 PLUS Steep Angles Canyoneering: Level 2 PLUS Easy Rapels Rafting/Canoeing: Level 2 PLUS Waves, Up to 4′ Narrow Channels
Seasoned Level 4 Hours of Activity: 4-6 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 4000 Road Cycling Miles: 45-75 Hiking Miles: 10-12 Rock Climbing: x Canyoneering: Level 3 PLUS Complex Ropes, Multiple Rapels Rafting/Canoeing: Level 3 PLUS Long Rapids
Level 5 Hours of Activity: 5-7 Total Elevation Feet Gain: 5000 Road Cycling Miles: 75+ Hiking Miles: 12-16+ Rock Climbing: x Canyoneering: x Rafting/Canoeing: Level 4 PLUS Spinning, Large Waves

Multi-Sport Adventures

Our Multi-Sport Adventures offer a variety of exciting activities such as rafting, kayaking, hiking, and rock climbing in addition to cycling. Multi-Sport Adventures give you a chance to experience a single area in a variety of ways. If you enjoy being outdoors and want to try a number of different activities on your tour, this is the tour option for you.

Specially trained and experienced Trip Leaders will ensure a great time for all ability levels. Each Escape Multi-Sport Adventure trip is slightly different than the next. We choose the best activities to showcase what each destination has to offer. Whether you choose a hiking and biking tour with a bit of rock climbing, or a trip with canyoneering and rafting, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Multi-Sport Tour Fitness Levels

Multi-Sport Activities
Level Hours of Activity Hiking Miles Rock Climbing Canyoneering Rafting/Canoeing
Easy Level 1 Hours of Activity: 1-3 Hiking Miles: 1-5 Rock Climbing: Low Angle Large Handholds Canyoneering: Hiking/No Ropes Rafting/Canoeing: Relaxed, Slow Moving Water
Level 2 Hours of Activity: 2-4 Hiking Miles: 5-8 Rock Climbing: Level 1 PLUS Small Handholds Canyoneering: Level 1 PLUS Occasional Ropes Rafting/Canoeing: Level 1 PLUS Easy Rapids Wide Channels
Moderate Level 3 Hours of Activity: 3-5 Hiking Miles: 8-10 Rock Climbing: Level 2 PLUS Steep Angles Canyoneering: Level 2 PLUS Easy Rapels Rafting/Canoeing: Level 2 PLUS Waves, Up to 4′ Narrow Channels
Seasoned Level 4 Hours of Activity: 4-6 Hiking Miles: 10-12 Rock Climbing: x Canyoneering: Level 3 PLUS Complex Ropes, Multiple Rapels Rafting/Canoeing: Level 3 PLUS Long Rapids
Level 5 Hours of Activity: 5-7 Hiking Miles: 12-16+ Rock Climbing: x Canyoneering: x Rafting/Canoeing: Level 4 PLUS Spinning, Large Waves

Introductory (Intro) Tours

Excited about getting outdoors, but psyched-out by some of our more advanced tour offerings? Our Introductory Tours are spot on. These tours place more emphasis on learning new skills, set to an easygoing, cruising pace for guests new to bike and adventure tours. These tours are also a good choice for people who want to introduce a friend or loved one to multi-sport or bike touring. Not to mention families who look to tour and trek together. Don’t wait until next year, make this the year you give an active vacation a try!

Family Getaways

The family is the heart and soul of Escape Adventures. Most of our employees all have families and those who don’t, become part of the Escape Adventures family! We understand kids, teenagers, and young adults alike.

What better way to spend time with your loved ones than to join one of our Family Getaways. Family Getaways are tours appropriate for families and cater to different abilities and varied skill levels. These tours are scheduled year-round in appropriate locations at the most ideal time of year. Our Introductory (Intro) Tours are another great option for families with kids. These tours are designed with special attention to each daily activity taking in to consideration skill levels, youthful adrenaline, and foods served.

Simply choose any tour on our schedule that says “Family Getaways.”