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California's Death Valley bike tour with Black Sheep Adventures

PRICE: $2,995

DURATION: 6 days / 5 nights

LEVEL: Novice - Advanced

TERRAIN: Flat or Hilly

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The Ranch at the Oasis at Death Valley (formerly Furnace Creek Ranch) - 5 nights
Only here can you stroll among lush date palms, float the day away in their spring-fed pool or disappear into the exhilarating landscape of one of America’s largest national parks, and still return in time for a memorable dinner – and a sunset you’ll never forget.



From Badwater Basin at 282 feet below sea level to Telescope Peak at 11,049 feet, Death Valley is abundant in contrasts and extremes. There is so much incredible life to explore in the desert. Come hike mountains and canyons; cycle past sand dunes, volcanic craters, and other
dramatic geological formations; and explore the region's quirky mining history on our
Death Valley Bike Tour.


Day 1: Rhyolite & Salt Creek  (1 mile)

Your adventure begins in Las Vegas where you’ll be shuttled to Death Valley National Park and the Oasis at Death Valley at Furnace Creek, your home for the next five nights. On the way, we’ll stop in the once booming town of Rhyolite, now a desolate ghost town with only remnants of its glory days as a mining hub. Once in the park, we’ll take you to Salt Creek where you’ll learn about the amazing pupfish, endemic to Death Valley and uniquely adapted to survive in the desert’s harsh environment. Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Hiking Golden Canyon & Sand Dunes‍‍‍  (6 miles)

After breakfast, you’ll head out Golden Canyon where parts of the first Star Wars Movie (Episode IV) were filmed. We’ll enjoy a sensational hike through the canyon and nearby Gower Gulch below Manly Beacon. offering a magnificent array of colorful canyon walls, old borax mines, the famous “red cathedral” and many more exciting geological sites. After lunch and a siesta we’ll roam the nearby sand dunes while viewing the surrounding mountains. Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Day 3: Biking from Ubehebe Crater  (up to 50 miles)

This morning we’ll shuttle up to Ubehebe Crater. After hiking the 2 miles around the rim of the massive half-mile wide crater. You’ll then head downhill on a bike route that takes you through the northern part of Death Valley back to Furnace Creek. Given the net elevation loss of 3,000 feet, you may find you can bike the longer distance options more easily. This afternoon you can relax in the soothing, spring-fed waters of the hotel pool. Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Hiking Wildrose  (8 miles)

You’ll lace up your hiking boots again and head to the towering Panamint Range today. Up on the ridge, your starting point is 7,000 feet, from which you’ll hike to the summit of Wildrose Peak at 9,064 feet. You’ll discover the view from the peak is nothing short of stunning, displaying the varied landscape before a splendid multi-hued backdrop. On the return trip you’ll have a chance to see the 100 year old, bee-hive shaped Wildrose charcoal kilns that were once used to provide fuel to refine ore at nearby lead-silver mines.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5: Biking to Badwater  (30, or 57 miles)

You’ll begin with a drive up Dante’s View at 5,475 feet to take in a stunning view of the valley. We’ll then setup the bikes at Zabriskie Point and descend into the Badwater salt flat at 282 feet below sea level, the lowest place in the North America. From there you’ll shuttle or bike to one of the least traveled areas of the park, Ashford Mill, where you may enjoy your lunch at your leisure. In the spring, this can be a great place to see wildflowers. We’ll shuttle back to Furnace Creek, stopping along the way to witness the beautiful natural pastels of the Artist’s Palette rock formation. Tonight you’ll enjoy your farewell dinner at the Inn. Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  

Day 6: Sunrise at Zabriskie Point

Your day starts early as you dine at sunrise at Zabriskie Point. Prepare to be dazzled as you watch the sunlight gradually illuminate the Badlands and Manly Beacon. You’ll then have a chance to return to your room and get ready before departing for Las Vegas. The shuttle ride back offers a great chance to fondly recollect the adventures of the week.  Meals included:  Breakfast

Trip Price Includes:

  • Lodging as outlined in lodging section above based on double occupancy
  • Meals as noted in itinerary above
  • Non-optional activities as outlined in itinerary above
  • Ride-friendly snacks and beverages throughout each day
  • Hybrid or alloy road bike rental – carbon road bike or E-bike available for an upgrade fee
  • Services of professional trip leader(s)
  • Van support during the trip & porterage service
  • Black Sheep Adventures T-shirt, wool (baaaah) socks, water bottles & luggage tags

Trip Price Excludes:

  • Pre & post tour travel
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional activities such as spa treatments
  • Gratuities for your BSA guides


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