Nevada: Trails to Rails - Hike & Bike 7 Day Tour

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Explore Nevada’s Historic railroad towns and biking trails. Biking/walking daily. This is an intermediate level biking trip. Beginners and intermediate riders will enjoy this tour.

Highlights

  • Daily biking and hiking- beginner to intermediate level
  • Ride on a historic Nevada steam train
  • Explore Great Basin National Park & Cave Tour
  • Walks in Cathedral Gorge State Park
  • Hike to Ward Charcoal Ovens

Description

Day 1: Meet your guides for a short welcome meeting before heading to the bike shop to get fitted for bikes. Once outfitted, this tour heads through Nevada’s beautiful desert scenery to Caliente, NV. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Kershaw Ryan State Park before embarking on a half day ride (7-10 miles). Kershaw Canyon is a beautiful canyon which has a nice flowy single track. Kershaw Redemption, the 7-mile loop, is the crowning jewel of this area. Hotel The Shady Motel Caliente x 2 nights. Day 2: A full day mountain biking today, starting in the Ella Mountain / Barnes Canyon region. 15-20 miles approx. This system has everything from beginner-friendly flow trail to serious technical downhill. Your guides choose an appropriate trail that suits everyone. Late afternoon arrive back at the hotel Day 3: This morning we head through more of Nevada’s stunning scenery towards Ely NV. Enjoy a short hike in Cathedral Gorge State Park and explore some slot canyons! Cathedral Gorge is a hidden Gem in the desert. This afternoon head to Ward Charcoal ovens State Park for a guided 2-3 mile hike seeing the Charcoal Ovens - these Charcoal Ovens are still fully intact having processed much of the silver ore from the late 19th century. Holiday Inn - Ely x 4 nights Day 4: Plan on a half day ride, but your guides can always organize more if requested. Ward Mountain - right here in the backyard of Ely! The Ice Plant Trail System offers several different loops and connectors on the foothills of Ward Mountain, just outside of downtown Ely. Easily accessible, trails offer mild to moderate climbs and fast flowy descents through Pinyon and Juniper. Adventure riding at its best. 6-10 miles approx. A picnic lunch is provided on trail for a midday break. Day 5: Cave Lake State Park Full Day bike/ride day - 7-10 miles. White Pine County’s essential mountain bike experience. The trails within Cave Lake State park are some of the best mountain biking in the State of Nevada. Stacked loops from 3 to 12 miles are well designed to offer long but moderate climbs. Cave Lake trails offer the most diversity of terrain to ride. After an included lunch, we continue back out for a different loop of Cave Lake! Day 6: Great Basin National Park, a one hour drive. Nevada’s only National Park. This morning we enjoy the Lehman Cave tour. This afternoon, we lunch in the town of Baker at a special farm to table local gem. This afternoon brings us to Sacramento Pass - for a 3-5 mile ride. A nice way to round up the trip for a short ride on White Pine Counties BLM land - overlooking some of the state's most concentrated 12,000 foot peaks. Day 7: Included 90 minute rail journey on Nevada’s STEAM train! “Join us for a trip back in time when the iron horse ruled the rails. The Nevada Northern Railway is a living, breathing, operating historic railroad. Historic steam engines are still in use here year round, so come, enjoy history with us” Approx. 6pm arrival back into Las Vegas.

Includes

2 professional guides - ratio of 4:1 Bike rentals/equipment - full suspension mountain bike with proper fitting for the entire duration of the tour 6 breakfasts 7 lunches Snacks/Water refills - where applicable Railroad tickets in Ely Entry to Great Basin National Park & Cave Tour Entry fee to Cathedral Gorge State Park Hike to Ward Charcoal Ovens - Ely, NV Private transportation 6 nights hotel accommodation

Important Information

  • This tour is adventurous! Hiking and Biking ability is paramount (Must be in good physical fitness), must be ok with biking uphill and exploring on foot. Good Physical Fitness Required. You must be able to bike for 5-20 miles each day on uneven terrain uphill and single track down. Hiking included trails of different elevations as well. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

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