Wyoming: Grand Teton & Yellowstone National ParksFrom spectacular geysers and colorful hot springs to moose, elk, grizzly bears, and eagles, America’s first national park is the perfect backdrop for your Yellowstone biking tour. Add the western flair and history of the town of Jackson and you’ve got a vacation to remember. With the snow-covered Teton Range in the distance, you’ll pedal on bike paths and roads past geothermal pools, pristine lakes, stunning waterfalls, and grazing animals. Out of the saddle, you’ll get up close and personal with Yellowstone’s distinctive features, hiking through geyser basins and along the rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, making for an unforgettable vacation with memories that will last a lifetime.
- Acclimatize as you cycle Jackson’s paved Flat Creek pathway.
- Ride to Jenny Lake with jaw-dropping views of the Teton Range.
- Watch the Jackson Hole Shootout, a Wyoming tradition since 1957.
- Experience the wilderness with bison, pronghorn antelope, moose, elk, grizzlies, black bears, eagles and more.
- Spend half a day exploring the Upper Geyser Basin, from Old Faithful to Morning Glory Pool, and learn why Yellowstone National Park contains half of the world's geothermal features.
What to Expect
This tour offers a full range of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills.. It is ideal for beginner and experienced cyclists. The majority of the rides are on paved park roads, many with shoulders. There is one 4-mile section on a gravel road. Higher elevations can cause fatigue (averaging about 7,500 ft. in YNP; up to 6,800 ft. in GTNP; and 6,200 ft. in Jackson) so cyclists should hydrate, pace themselves, and respect their limits. Our VBT support vehicle is limited due to park regulations for biking group sizes and time required between smaller biking groups. One leader will be with each biking group., VBT will provide bear spray for the bike rides and hikes.
The National Park Service limits the size of groups. Grand Teton National Park does not permit guided hiking and you will bike in small groups with VBT leaders but hike without VBT leaders or local guides. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps, and directions. In Yellowstone National Park you will bike and walk in small groups with VBT leaders. We appreciate your cooperation with the parks’ regulations.
- Daily Mileage: 9 - 24|
- Biking: 2 - 3 hr|
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|5 nights in a boutique hotel and scenic lodges|
|11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners|
Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa
This boutique hotel is located in an idyllic 12-acre setting just four blocks from Jackson’s town square and offers 167 uniquely designed air-conditioned rooms with a Western theme honoring early settlers. Amenities include an elegant restaurant and bar/lounge, as well as a spa with an outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna.
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Old Faithful Snow Lodge is an award-winning facility with an appeal that is both rustic and contemporary. Located within Yellowstone National Park, this luxurious retreat of classic log architecture was constructed recently and is one of the only lodging facilities open year-round. The main building is made of wooden log columns with a cedar shingle roof. Comfortable, well-appointed rooms are un-air conditioned. Some of the lodge’s wood was recycled from the same mill that provided lumber for the famous Old Faithful Inn in 1904. Old Faithful Geyser and the boardwalks of Geyser Hill are located just across the parking lot.
Grant Village Lodge
Built in 1984, Grant Village is located near West Thumb and features six two-story buildings each containing 50 rooms, accessible only via stairs. Premium Lodge rooms were remodeled in 2015 and include two double beds, coffee maker, refrigerator, phone and in-room WiFi. Televisions, radios, and air conditioning are not available in park lodging, but there is a full-service restaurant, a lakeside restaurant with a casual menu, lounge, and gift store.
Canyon Lodge offers guests a comfortable stay right in the heart of Yellowstone National Park. Located on the park’s east side, it is only a half-mile to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. The largest of the properties in Yellowstone, there are over 500 non air-conditioned rooms and cabins spread around the wooded property. The newly constructed superior lodge rooms offer modern Western themed furnishings including an activity table with chairs, coffee maker, and minifridge.
Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge is located in the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Built in 1950, when the park was created, the lodge brings together the “luxuriously primitive” design of architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and a sleek 1950’s modernism. Perhaps the most notable feature of the lodge is the 60-foot panoramic windows that frame the Teton Range and Jackson Lake. The Classic Cottage rooms are located in single-story clusters surrounded by pine trees just outside the main building. These rooms include two queen beds, complimentary WiFi, coffeemaker, and refrigerator but are not air conditioned. The lodge also features several restaurants, retail shops, and a heated outdoor swimming pool. There are several walking trails leaving directly from the lodge.
Guest Reviews 11 out of 14 (79%) of reviewers recommend this tour
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