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Zion 4 Day Weekend

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Zion 4 Day Weekend

A desert cycling wonderland

Tucked deep in the southwest corner of Utah, Zion National Park and Springdale are a desert wonderland of vivid red rocks, sheer soaring cliffs, and cool flowing waters.

From the stunning views of the Court of the Patriarchs and the Great Arch of Zion to the depths of the Virgin River Narrows, this region's surreal landscape can't be found anywhere else on earth. Trek Travel's Zion Weekend trip allows you to experience the best of this magnificent area by biking and hiking through its canyons and over its mesas, where each day plays its own unique concert of light and color over the iconic red rock formations.

Dates:


Daily Itinerary

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Day
1
Day
1

Today's Ride:

Coral Pink Sand Dunes to Zion Mountain Ranch
Approximately 25 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing

Description:

Once everyone has gathered, you'll take a two-hour private shuttle to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Here you will enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by your Trek Travel guides. Your guides will then lead a short round of introductions before discussing the rules of bike safety and offering some specific cycling tips for riding in Utah. They'll ensure you a comfortable fit to your bike, and familiarize you with some of its features. Then, the road awaits! Witness the grandeur of the eastern flanks of Zion National Park from the seat of your bike as you make your way to the Zion Mountain Ranch. This evening, you and your new travel companions will meet for a drink and a delicious farm-to-table meal at the renowned Buffalo Grill. Take in the incredible surroundings as the sun sets over the canyon rim.

Hotel:

Zion Mountain Ranch
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Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
2
Day
2

Today's Ride:

Zion Mountain Ranch to Temple of Sinawava to Springdale
Approximately 26 miles with 1,680 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Zion Mountain Ranch to Springdale
Approximately 14 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Zion Mountain Ranch to Temple of Sinawava to Virgin to Springdale
Approximately 53 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Description:

Following a delicious breakfast, you will begin today's ride into Zion National Park. Pedal along a red ribbon of road that traces the path of ancient rock formations, past the Checkerboard Mesa, in and out of petrified sand dunes, underneath pinyon and ponderosa pines to the famous mile-long Zion tunnel. After a short shuttle ride through the tunnel, you'll hop back on your bike and descend sweeping switchbacks to the floor of Zion Canyon. From here, pedal along the banks of the Virgin River to the Temple of Sinawava and turn your gaze upwards at the towering Navajo sandstone cliffs above. Ride back to the lively desert town of Springdale, where you may stop at one of the cafes for a lunch of your choice. This afternoon you may choose to ride more, to the small town of Virgin, or you may decide to spend your time in the many art galleries and shops or relaxing poolside. This evening Springdale’s restaurants are yours to explore for dinner.

Hotel:

Flanigan's Inn
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Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day
3
Day
3

Today's Activity:

Hike in Zion National Park

Description:

Hiking offers an intimate way to enjoy Zion through its diverse and expansive trail system, and today is your opportunity to hike the fabled Virgin River Narrows (water level permitting). If you elect to hike the Narrows, Trek Travel will provide a rental package that includes specially-designed water shoes and information for your hike. If you are undaunted by heights, tackle the awesome Angels Landing trail. Otherwise, choose the challenging Observation Point Trail or a shorter walk to Weeping Rock or the Emerald Pools. Whatever you decide, the choice is yours and your guides will be on-hand to help you plan how to best spend your day and provide lunch on the trail. You’ll spend your final evening together reminiscing over the week’s adventures at the Bit and Spur restaurant. Challenge your guides to a game of pool over margaritas before a great Mexican dinner at this Springdale mainstay and local’s favorite.

Hotel:

Flanigan's Inn
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
4
Day
4

Today's Ride:

Springdale to Zion Tunnel Return
Approximately 12 miles with 1,260 feet of climbing

Description:

On your last morning, you can rise early for a final spin beneath Zion's unforgettable towering cliffs. Ride along the Pa'rus bike path and up to the western entrance of the Zion Tunnel. As you head back towards the Inn, down the six sweeping switchbacks you just rode up, you will be treated to fantastic views of the canyon and the Great Arch of Zion, The West Temple, The Sundial, and the Altar of Sacrifice all bathed in spectacular morning light. Enjoy a final gourmet breakfast at the Spotted Dog Cafe before check-out.

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Dates & Pricing

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Book today for the best savings of the year and the widest availability of dates. Not sure where or when you want to travel? We don’t charge a fee for changing dates or destinations up to 90 days prior to your trip start.

2017


Apr
20th - 23rd / 4 days / 3 nights
$1599 / Person, $450 / Single Occupancy
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Apr
27th - 30th / 4 days / 3 nights
$1599 / Person, $450 / Single Occupancy
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May
4th - 7th / 4 days / 3 nights
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Oct
19th - 22nd / 4 days / 3 nights
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Oct
26th - 29th / 4 days / 3 nights
$1599 / Person, $450 / Single Occupancy
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Nov
2nd - 5th / 4 days / 3 nights
$1599 / Person, $450 / Single Occupancy
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Nov
9th - 12th / 4 days / 3 nights
$1599 / Person, $450 / Single Occupancy
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What is Single Occupancy?

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

Zion Mountain Ranch on our Zion Long Weekend bike tour

Zion Mountain Ranch

Mt. Carmel, Utah

The Zion Mountain Ranch is perched high on the eastern plateau of Zion Canyon. Adjacent to Zion National Park, ZMR is home to a large native bison herd, a number of beautifully appointed cabins, horse stables and a farm to table restaurant. This peaceful property steeps itself in the roots of the great American southwest and is an amazing place to breathe the fresh night air and take in the bright stars of the desert sky.
Stay at Flanigan's on a Trek Travel bike tour in Zion National Park

Flanigan's Inn

Springdale, Utah

This modern, sophisticated inn just steps from the Zion National Park entrance boasts a full-service spa with hot-stone, sports recovery and deep-tissue massage, as well as one of the locals' favorite bistros: The Spotted Dog. Everything here is locally-sourced when possible and at the height of freshness. Choose to sit back with a coffee and  enjoy the view. Here, relaxation is your only job.

What's Included

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 3 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our Zion trip, you will stay in rustic yet luxuriously appointed cabins at the Zion Mountain Ranch, located on the high, eastern flanks of Zion National Park, and a beautiful inn just outside the gates of the park in the fun desert town of Springdale.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 social hours, 2 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our Zion trip, you will enjoy fresh, delicious meals inspired by the southwest's hearty, honest traditions. The first night you will feast on farm to fork dishes featuring foods from the on-site organic garden at the Zion Mountain Ranch's Buffalo Grill. On the last evening the group will toast the weekend at one Springdale's most popular restaurants, the lively Bit & Spur. All meals are casual dress and most dietary requirements can easily be met.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • Trek Electric Assist XM700+ also available in a limited quantity
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5%-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • 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.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and 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.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 21
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,600 ft.

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Zion Long Weekend is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 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 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is varied, from relatively level riding along the floor of Zion Canyon to sustained climbing in potentially windy conditions on the east side of the Park. The splendid views make the climbs worthwhile. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Zion has a desert climate, meaning generally much warmer during the day than at night. During April, May and October you can expect daytime highs between 65-85F and nighttime lows between 40-55F, although colder temps are always possible and we strongly encourage you to carefully check the forecast the week before your trip begins. Please come prepared to ride with gear to suit the coldest temperature in the forecast, since our morning ride starts often take place before the temperatures have begun to warm for the day. Precipitation chances are generally low, but we recommend bringing rain gear just in case as the weather can change quickly.

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. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Numerous hiking options in the staggering beauty of Zion National Park
  • Shop in Springdale
  • Relax poolside with a view of red rock cliffs
  • Schedule a spa treatment at the Deep Canyon Spa

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to the brand new Trek Emonda SLR with Shimano Di2 Electronic shifting or Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels for the ultimate riding experience. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

If you’re going we’re going on almost all our trips. Trips with 1 guest booked are guaranteed to run. Select trips like Cross Country, Race and Special Edition trips require a minimum number of guests to run and are not guaranteed until that number is reached. Contact your Trip Consultant for more details.

In the event that a departure has low enrollment, we will notify guests at 60-90 days before departure to give the option to select a different date with more guests booked. Please do not reserve airfare before confirming your Trek Travel trip.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

Please review our packing list page for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

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Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, 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 St. George, Utah (SGU). You can contact the St. George Shuttle (800 933 8320, www.StGShuttle.com) to schedule a taxi ride from the airport to downtown St. George for approximately $40, one way. Or you can call for a taxi upon arrival at the airport and should expect to pay a similar amount. However, taxis are not necessarily waiting at this small airport so we encourage you to arrange transportation ahead of time for the transfer between the airport and your accommodations.

Alternatively, you may fly into Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) and shuttle approximately 2 hours to St. George. The St. George Shuttle (800 933 8320, www.StGShuttle.com, $39 per person each way or $49 per person for the Executive Shuttle) will drop you off at their office in downtown St. George, and you can take a taxi to your pre-trip accommodations. When making travel plans from Las Vegas, please note that St. George, Utah is on Mountain Standard Time.

Best Western Abbey Inn | St. George, Utah

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Best Western Abbey Inn (1129 S Bluff Street, St. George, UT 84770) at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. If you choose to stay at the Abbey Inn the night before your trip, special rates may be available for Trek Travel guests, depending upon your travel dates. Simply mention Trek Travel when you call the hotel to book. For guests driving to the trip start, please note that you may not leave your vehicle at the Abbey Inn during your trip. Instead, you may contact Temple View RV (800-776-6410, please mention that you are with Trek Travel) to reserve a storage space for your vehicle the length of your trip. It's $10/day or $50 for 5+ days (up to a month). Temple RV is a 0.4 mile walk from the Abbey Inn. Once the luggage has been loaded, you will shuttle two hours to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Please have your first day's cycling clothes and riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage. After enjoying a picnic lunch, you will change into your biking clothes and begin the gorgeous ride to Zion Mountain Ranch.

If you will be late for the pick-up 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 our first hotel, Zion Mountain Ranch (866 648 2555), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. We strongly recommend that you make the scheduled pick-up time, as there are few transport options for the 80 miles to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. However, if this is not possible and you do need to arrange private transportation, we suggest you try Southern Utah Scenic Tours (888 404 8687, www.UtahScenicTours.com) or a local car rental company to arrange transportation at your own expense.

St. George Airport (SGU) | St. George, Utah

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at your Springdale Hotel. You'll then shuttle 1 hour and 15 minutes to the St. George Airport (SGU), arriving at approximately 12:15 PM. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays. If needed, you can alternatively be dropped off at the Abbey Inn or Temple View RV in downtown St. George after the airport drop-offs have been made.

Before: St. George, Utah

While in St. George, take advantage of the spa treatments at the Green Valley Spa or enjoy a round of golf at one of the local courses.There are also a range of beautiful hiking options in the region close to St. George that are well worth exploring, and we’d recommend a visit to Snow Canyon, a state park located 11 miles northwest of town, in addition to Zion National Park which you’ll visit on your trip. St. George is not a very walkable town, so if you plan to spend time here we recommend that you rent a car to get around. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Green Valley Boutique Hotel & Spa

A family-owned spa, Green Valley is a jewel in the desert and boasts the only four-diamond accommodations in southern Utah. GreenValley was founded in 1985 and has become an icon of spa luxury and innovation, earning distinctions such as “Best mid-sized spa in America” by Spa Finder and “Among the best spas in North America” by Condé Nast Traveler.

1871 W. Canyon View Drive St. | 800 237 1068 | www.GreenValleySpa.com | ~$200

The Inn at Entrada

The Inn at Entrada is located about 15 minutes from downtown St. George, on the way to Snow Canyon State Park. This small luxury resort is inside a gated golf community and offers luxury casitas, a fitness center, spa, golf and on-site restaurants. An outdoor theater and outdoor pool are among the many amenities at this beautiful property.

2588 West Sinagua Trail| 435 634 7100 | www.innatentrada.com | ~$250

Best Western Abbey Inn

Conveniently located near downtown St. George, the Inn features a full breakfast, outdoor heated pool, exercise room and high speed internet. It is also the pick up point on the first day of your Utah cycling vacation. When booking, mention that you are traveling with Trek Travel to receive a special rate the night before your trip begins (please note this discount may not be available on certain dates).

1129 S Bluff Street| 435 652 1234 | www.BWAbbeyInn.com | ~$135

After: Las Vegas, Nevada

For another kind of vacation fun, we recommend spending some extra time in Las Vegas at the beginning or end of your trip to enjoy this iconic city of American decadence. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from our trip start and finish in St. George, Utah to Las Vegas. There are numerous lodging options in Las Vegas from five-star resorts to small casinos. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

The guest rooms at this impeccable hotel are located on floors 35 though 39, giving you a bird’s-eye view of all the glitz and action that is the Las Vegas Strip through floor to ceiling windows. Guests also enjoy direct access to the adjacent Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino as well as a fitness facility, pool, on-site spa, and recently renovated art deco-inspired rooms.

3960 Las Vegas Boulevard South | 702 632 5000 | www.FourSeasons.com | ~$350

Signature at MGM Grand

These non-smoking and non-gaming suites are a secluded retreat from the Vegas casinos. Upscale linens, pillow-top beds, swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, and 24-hour concierge denote the level of luxury and service.

145 East Harmon Avenue | 877 727 0007 | www.SignatureMGMGrand. com | ~$200

Desert Rose Resort

Experience contemporary one and two-bedroom condo suites with fully equipped kitchens at the Desert Rose, located one and a half blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip. A sparkling resort pool and hot tub surrounded by lush foliage create a welcoming retreat within two miles of major attractions.

5051 Duke Ellington Way | 888 739 7000 | www.ShellHospitality.com | ~$175


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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