The Cross Country Challenge is a terrific 52 days coast to coast bicycle ride.
For the cyclist who cannot take 52 days off, but still wants to ride the Cross Country Challenge, try our Western States Tour. Ride over the Sierras and through the Nevada high desert from San Francisco CA to Salt Lake City
1374 km / 854 mi
$ 3,550.- / € 3,161.-
This is a Ride/Event, a tour with 20-40 participants.
Experienced cycling guides, luggage transport and support van.
Snacks, drinks and fresh fruit during the day.
Good motels and hotels.
Night before and after the tour not included.
There are 5 more sections.
Leicht = Untrainiert, normale Kondition Moderat = guter Radfahrer mit guter Kondition Anspruchsvoll = sehr Erfahren, sehr gut trainiert
Gruppentour = Mit Führung und Support Individuell = mit Beschreibung und Karten
120-140 km / 75-87 mi
1374 km / 854 mi
DeLuxe = 4-5 Sterne Hotel oder Excellence B&B Basic = 1-2 Sterne Hotel/Motel oder B&B Camping = Zelt, Sporthalle oder Firmegelände
Wenn Sie auf Reisen nur eine einzige zusätzliche Gebühr. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
Western States Tour
Western States Tour begins with a climb over the ridge from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. After the ceremonial wheel dip, we head north over the Golden Gate Bridge and work our way through the golden colored hills just south of Napa Valley.
Riding through some of California’s fertile farmland, you’ll have the opportunity to sample the local products, including strawberries, cherries, Jelly Belly Beans, and In-N-Out Burgers. It is all about the food! And you will need it as we begin our climb into the Sierra Mountains. After a SAG stop on the shores of Folsom Lake, the route heads up into Auburn for the night. Sleep well because the next day we climb up over Donner Pass.
It is well worth the effort as you will be rewarded with the views of Donner Lake surrounded by the snow-capped Sierras and an exhilarating descent down into Truckee. Riding along the top of Lake Tahoe, we cross into Nevada and head towards an 8.5 mile climb up Mount Rose. Be sure to stop and take in the views on the way up. Overlooks provide one last look at the Sierras and Lake Tahoe, definitely picture worthy. Once on the summit, it’s downhill into Sparks and the high desert in bloom.
You will ride through wide open vistas with distant mountains and sage covered ranch lands. We’ll have one of the best breakfasts on tour at the Cowpoke Cafe. If the timing is right, you can catch a rodeo in Winnemucca. Reaching the eastern border of Nevada, the route heads into Utah, across the Bonneville Salt Flats and well-earned celebration in Salt Lake City.
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