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Aspen Colorado Bike Tour

Fall under the spell of the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Aspen is one part luxury getaway and one part outdoor paradise. Join us for an incredible trip through a bicycling mecca, surrounded by impressive natural beauty. The mountain's world-class ski slopes make it one of the premier destinations in the winter, while the high-alpine passes, serene valleys, and sun-drenched wildflowers make it a cyclist's dream destination in warmer months. This is truly a vacation of a lifetime, based out of one premier hotel in downtown Aspen, that includes stellar rides among the gorgeous foliage of the surrounding Aspen trees. Then, relax and enjoy this chic getaway and all its charms, along with the foodie destinations that set the standard for high-end dining around the world. Book your trip with confidence »Experience Trek Travel's One Collection where you stay in one luxurious hotel during your trip

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Aspen Colorado Bike Tour
$4799 Per Person
5 Days & 4 Nights
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3 / 2 - Active / Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Indulge at an exclusive luxury resort perfectly located near downtown Aspen and within walking distance to acclaimed restaurants and stores
Ride right into a ghost town and explore Aspen’s silver mining history
Conquer one of America’s highest paved roads, Independence Pass
Enjoy hiking through Maroon Bells, the most photographed peaks in North America
Delight your palate with the fresh, organic restaurants that make this town a foodie's delight
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Aspen Colorado Bike Tour
Whether you are a recreational rider or an avid cyclist, Aspen offers a fantastic mix of riding to fulfil your two-wheeled wanderlust, as it surrounds you with the unforgettable scenery of the Rocky Mountains. We are so excited to share with you a trip of a lifetime in this legendary and sophisticated mountain town that boasts amazing summer recreation opportunities and a vibrant cultural scene.
-Susy, Trip Designer

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Welcome to your adventure in high altitude! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the trip hotelat 11:00 AM on the first day of your Aspen bike tour. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch together followed by a short round of introductions, an orientation, and a safety talk. Your guides will then spend some time familiarizing you with your Trek bicycle, either your Domane or the popular Verve+ ebike, ensuring that you have an excellent fit. Then it's time to take your first pedal strokes through a local’s favorite road leading to the historical mining town of Ashcroft. Nestled among spectacular alpine meadows at the headwaters of Castle Creek, this ghost town calls back to the mining boom that founded both the towns of Ashcroft and Aspen. Take the opportunity to visit the restored remains of several historic buildings, including a saloon, a post office, and the Bird House Hotel. After taking in the stunning views, you'll cruise back down to Aspen. At the hotel, take some time to relax, perhaps by unwinding in the inviting waters of the hot tub. This evening, we will gather for a social hour together followed by a wonderful dinner with seasonal delights in our favorite bistro in downtown Aspen.

Today's Ride:

Aspen to Ashcroft Ghost Town return
Approximately 25 mi | 40 km and 2,000 ft | 609 m

Avid Option:

Aspen to Ashcroft End of Pavement return
Approximately 29 mi | 46 km and 2,300 ft | 701 m


The Limelight Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Our journey in this beautiful region continues with some gentle uphill riding on refreshingly remote roads, starting on the famous Rio Grande Trail. Riding along this path is always incredibly scenic and makes for a pleasant and relaxing spin. It’s also like a ride back in time as you pass the old ranch buildings, with bald eagles soaring above the river, herds of elk in the wide-open meadows, and the ski resorts of Snowmass, Buttermilk, and Highlands in the distance. Once you reach Woody Creek, you’ll continue along River Road. Upper and Lower River Road is a classic ride in the valley, known for its stunning scenery and limited traffic. It's common to see more cyclists than cars on this stretch of road. Upon reaching Old Snowmass, you'll loop back to Aspen on the Rio Grande Trail. Today’s ride takes you on the quiet road toward Lenado, while the avid option lets you tackle Star Mesa, a one-mile climb adding 400 feet to your day. Lunch and dinner are on your own today. Tonight, you are free to explore the chic town of Aspen and enjoy dinner at one of the many bistros in town, following a list of recommendations provided by your guides.

Today's Ride:

Aspen River Road Lenado Loop
Approximately 40 mi | 64 km and 2,200 ft |

Short Option:

Aspen to River Road Rio Loop
Approximately 31 mi | 49 km and 1,600 ft | 487 m

Avid Option:

Aspen River Road Lenado Star Mesa Loop
Approximately 43 mi | 69 km and 2,600 ft | 792 m


The Limelight Hotel

Included Meals:


Today you'll have an early start to get the best out of this morning’s route that will see us on one of the most iconic rides in Colorado: Independence Pass. Whether you are a recreational or an avid rider, there is a ride option that will feel perfect for you to get the most enjoyment out of your day. Avid riders will start riding from the hotel, on a mellow climb following the Roaring Fork River. Today’s ride will shuttle you to the Winter Closure Gate, where you’ll start an invigorating ride to the top of the pass, climbing past iconic areas like the Grotto’s, a well-known hiking area that features cascading waterfalls, picnic areas, and an ice cave. If you wish to save more of your energy, your guides will shuttle you to the Independence Ghost Town, the valley’s first mining site and now an archaeological preserve, where you can saddle up to begin the short route option. From here the route continues upward, and the last couple of challenging miles will have you crest the top and enjoy the reward of the surrounding vista! A picture in front of the iconic Independence Pass sign will testify to our quintessential achievement in the Colorado Rockies. You'll refuel with a few snacks before the beautiful sweeping descent back into downtown Aspen, either by bike or by van, where you are free to enjoy lunch at your leisure. This afternoon is yours to enjoy some down time, perhaps with some relaxation by the pool. This evening, enjoy dinner at your leisure in town, choosing from a tailored selection of local favorites.

Today's Ride:

Winter Closure Gate to Independence Pass Return
Approximately 33 mi | 53 km and 3,500 ft | 1,066 m

Short Option:

Ghost Town to Independence Pass Return
Approximately 24 mi | 38 km and 1,300 ft | 396 m

Avid Option:

Aspen to Independence Pass return
Approximately 40 mi | 64 km and 4,200 ft | 1,280 m


The Limelight Hotel

Included Meals:


Aspen is an outdoor enthusiasts dream where options abound. Today it is your day to decide how to spend it. Hiking is a great opportunity to spot wildlife such as mule deer, red fox, bighorn sheep, porcupines, and a variety of birds. The hike to Crater Lake requires a shuttle, but offers some spectacular views. Instead you may decide to go fly fishing, whitewater rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, or spend the day at the spa; the options are seemingly endless. If you prefer to get another ride in today, we have the perfect spin around Aspen, followed by a group lunch at a local favourite's. For any other activity you decide to do today Trek Travel will provide you with a box lunch. In the evening, you will join the group for social hour followed by a fantastic farm-to-table dinner to reminisce about the incredible experiences we’ve all shared in this enchanting land.

Today's Optional Ride:

Aspen Owl Creek Loop
Approximately 23 mi | 37 km and 2,200 ft | 670 m


The Limelight Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today, it's time to say goodbye to the glory of the Colorado wilderness and your Aspen bike tour. Choose to take one last spin to the Maroon Bells. The route passes through countless aspen groves that sit underneath the watchful gaze of Pyramid Peak, a "fourteener," one of Colorado's many jaw-dropping peaks that rise above 14,000 feet. The road ends at Maroon Lake, a beautiful high-alpine lake of clear green waters rimmed by wildflowers and craggy peaks. Or, simply take it easy and sleep in before enjoying a leisurely breakfast or a stroll in town for any last-minute souvenirs. A shuttle provided by the hotel will take you to the Aspen airport to conclude your trip in this chic getaway for outdoor adventurers.

Today's Ride:

Aspen to Maroon Bells Return
Approximately 22 mi | 35 km and 1,900 ft | 579 m

Included Meals:



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The Limelight Hotel

Aspen, Colorado

Luxury Accommodation | In the heart of downtown Aspen, The Limelight Hotel is a contemporary hotel built on the site of the storied Limelight Lodge and the Ski and Spur Bar. Within walking distance to the world-class dining and shopping of this iconic mountain town, the Limelight is a famous home away from home for adventurous clientele coming to Aspen to enjoy the outdoors. Completely renovated in 2021, the Limelight features modern and spacious luxury rooms, along with unique, upscale amenities like an outdoor heated pool, two hot tubs, and a rooftop terrace where you can relax enjoying incredible views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
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The Gant

Aspen, Colorado

Luxury Accommodation | The Gant combines the comforts and conveniences of home with the luxury of resort services and amenities. Situated in a tranquil five-acre enclave at the base of Aspen Mountain, The Gant affords guests convenient access to historic downtown Aspen and features comfortable and cozy condominiums with spacious living rooms, a wood burning fireplace, dining area, full kitchen, and private balcony. This resort also offers unique, upscale amenities with its two heated outdoor swimming pools, three jetted hot tubs, five tennis courts, and a fitness center. The onsite Pepperjack’s Café serves a delicious breakfast with a locally roasted gourmet coffee. You will stay at this property in place of the Limelight Hotel on select dates.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.


Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. We upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More


  • Four nights of accommodation at one handpicked hotel
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Two lunches and two dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events


  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.


Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $200-$250 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 2/3 - Recreational/Active?

45 kilometers / 28 miles
230 kilometers / 143 miles
719 meters / 2,360 feet
3,596 meters / 11,800 feet
The terrain is varied with some sustained ascents and somewhat challenging climbs. Please note that all rides are above 6,000 feet above sea level. The town of Aspen resides at 8,000 feet above sea level, and you will definitely feel it in your lungs and in your legs. Our Aspen Bike Tour is best suited for our Type 2 & 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate riders who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option—you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on our Aspen bike tour are:
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Climbing
  • Gondola rides
  • White Water Rafting
  • Hot Springs
  • Golfing
  • Spas & Massages
  • Yoga
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Paragliding
  • Shopping

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

Aspen–Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
11:00 AM
Your trip hotel

Say Farewell

Aspen–Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
11:00 AM
Your trip hotel


We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start of your Aspen bike tour, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into the Denver International Airport (DEN), followed by a short flight to Aspen–Pitkin County Airport (ASE). United and American offer direct flights (seasonal and subject to change) from Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Los Angeles. The hotel provides free shuttle service from the Aspen–Pitkin Airport to the hotel, and the van can accommodate no more than 10 guests at once. Please call 970-925-5000 upon arrival at the Aspen airport to arrange transportation to the hotel.

Alternatively, from DEN you can choose to fly into Eagle Country Airport (EGE) and take a two-hour shuttle to Aspen.

Another possibility is flying into Grand Junction (GJT), which is two hours west of Aspen with direct flights from Denver, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.

If you wish to drive to Aspen from Denver, we suggest that you drive through Leadville and Twin Lakes over Independence Pass. It will take about three and a half to four hours and is a very scenic drive. Driving via I-70 and Co Hwy 82 will take about four hours.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at your hotel at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. You’ll have some time to explore the town while your guides set up a hearty picnic lunch. After lunch and a bike-fitting session, we'll set off on our first ride. Feel free to dress comfortably, you will have time to change into your cycling gear after the picnic. Please pack your cycling clothing and gear in a separate, easily accessible bag.

If you will be late for the meeting or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call your hotel, The Limelight (1-970-925-3025) or The Gant (1-800-549-0530), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. The hotel arranges free shuttles to and from the Aspen airport, so they can pick you up upon arrival.

View our pre hotel recommendations


Say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the hotel. The hotel offers free shuttles to the Aspen–Pitkin County Airport (ASE). The drive to the airport takes about 15 minutes. We suggest that you book your flight for 1:00 PM or later.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Highs from 55-90 degrees depending on elevation, while lows range from 35-65 degrees depending on elevation. Dress for warm days and cool evenings and mornings, and always be prepared for rain. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip


Before & After: Denver, Colorado

The Mile High City is a big-city getaway with a mountain-town edge. Visitors come here from all over the world for its laid-back feel and cosmopolitan look. Visit the recently completed Union Station downtown for a hip vibe and world-class restaurants with plenty of patio seating in the crisp, mountain air. Or, venture to the foothills, minutes away by car, for a trip to Red Rocks Amphitheater, Lookout Mountain, or the wild west town of Golden, where gunslingers still walk the streets. Don't be surprised if you're completely transformed by this unique city, where outdoor activity is more than a hobby. It's a way of life. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre- and post-trip hotel:

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Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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