The Duluth Traverse Mountain Bike Adventure Package
Epic Backcountry Feel With An Authentic Frontcountry Vibe
Spend a week exploring over 100 miles of singletrack mountain bike trails in historic Duluth where you’ll pedal the picturesque woodland ridge lines overlooking the world’s largest freshwater lake – Lake Superior. The Duluth Traverse trail system is recognized as a Gold Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association and Duluth has been named the Best U.S. Outdoor Town by Outside Magazine. With amazing natural scenery and the amenities of a progressive adventure city, Duluth is the perfect place to for your Lake Superior Mountain Bike Adventure!
Mountain Bike Adventure Package Summary
Transportation to and from the airport and your hotel
Deluxe lake view hotel room with access to local cultural events, city tours, and sightseeing
Healthy & delicious breakfasts and lunches included
Guides are experienced local facilitators and regional experts
All equipment rental included (Cannondale Cujo 27.5+ Hardtail with full-suspension upgrade available)
Tour van support throughout the week – ride at your own pace
Snacks and sport-drinks during the day
Terrain for all skill levels and abilities
Complementary t-shirt and water bottle included
Layered experience with add-on activities available (e.g., kayaking, hiking, sightseeing, city tours, etc.)
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Tour Package Details
Tour Type Mountain Bike Adventure
Duration 7 Days
Experience Level Moderate – great for folks who are in good shape and cycle regularly
Support Guided tour with full tour-van support so you can ride as far and as fast as you like
Approximate Daily Distance Approx. 18-30 miles (30-50 kilometers) on average with options for more/fewer miles as desired
Approximate Daily Climbing Approx. 500 feet (152 meters)
Lodging Deluxe lake view hotel rooms in Duluth’s historic Canal Park
Meals Healthy, delicious continental breakfast and locally crafted lunches from Duluth’s premier restaurants
Trail Snacks Snacks, water, and sports drinks are provided throughout the day
Airport Transport We’ll transport you and your luggage to and from the airport
Bicycle & Helmet Your package includes all the gear you’ll need for your adventure – a helmet & Cannondale Cujo 27.5+ Hardtail mountain bike are included
Bicycle Upgrade Carbon Full Suspension mountain bikes available upon request for an added $200
Bonus Complementary Duluth Experience t-shirt and souvenir water bottle for each guest
Dates 11 Jul 2017 – 17 Jul 2017, 08 Aug 2017 – 14 Aug 2017, or 12 Sep 2017 – 18 Sep 2017
Start Duluth, MN
End Duluth, MN
Airport Duluth International Airport (DLH)
Price Per Person $2,200 USD (based on double occupancy)
Single Traveler Supplement There is an additional $647 if traveling alone
You will fly into the Duluth International Airport and be met by your guide who will transport you and your luggage to your hotel. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the city of Duluth – it’s lakefront parks, museums, and restaurants. Your bikes will be ready for you when you arrive so you can explore the city with a self-guided ride.
After a light breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up and transported to the birthplace of the American Fur Trade in Fond du Lac where you’ll begin your ride on The Duluth Traverse. You’ll ride along the St. Louis River and explore flowing trails, gentle climbs, and thrilling descents before traversing the Duluth ridge line to Spirit Mountain. You’ll stop at mid-day for a picnic lunch and you can opt to continue your ride or return to Canal Park if you prefer.
You’ll resume your ride at Spirit Mountain and learn some of the local history of the Native Ojibwa and Dakota tribes. On this section of The Duluth Traverse you’ll navigate across picturesque streams and awe-inspiring views of the St. Louis River Estuary. After lunch you’ll be able to relax on your own in Canal Park or venture out on an optional ride to the end of the world’s largest freshwater bay-mouthed sand spit – Minnesota Point. That evening you’ll have a chance to add a sunset kayak tour in the Duluth Harbor – the best way to end a perfect Duluth day.
On day 4 you’ll explore some epic single track following Duluth’s famous Skyline Boulevard. This section of The Duluth Traverse will show you why Duluth has become the #1 adventure town in America. Our van will meet you at Twin Ponds, a historical watering hole for horse-drawn carriages, and take you to one of Duluth’s best restaurants for a home-cooked lunch in a unique American diner. After lunch you’ll have an option to explore more single track or hop aboard The Duluth History & Sightseeing Bus Tour. That night you’ll be able to add an all-inclusive craft beer brewery tour or relax on a patio in Canal Park.
After breakfast you’ll return to The Duluth Traverse and continue your single track adventure in one of Duluth’s premier community parks. At mid-day you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at the Hartley Nature Center and have time to learn about the natural history of The Northwoods with you guide. Then it’s back to the trail for a thrilling ride to Hawk Ridge – the home of North America’s most epic hawk migration viewing location.
Today is the last day of your adventure and you’re going to love the flowing single track trails along the Lester River. Snap some amazing photos and descend to Lake Superior where you’ll have time to skip rocks and take a dip in the world’s largest freshwater lake. After lunch you’ll have time to celebrate your bike tour and relax or enjoy a night on the town with your new friends.
Our Team will transport you and your luggage back to the Duluth International Airport where you’ll depart the Northwoods and head on to your next adventure.
A Rich Layered Experience in Historic Duluth
Active travel is about more than cycling… it’s about connecting to the landscape and the people you’re visiting. In fact, the best experiences in life are layered with a connection to local culture, delicious local cuisine, and time to wander. That’s exactly why we incorporate opportunities for your to explore Duluth’s museums, sample locally crafted beer, stroll along the sandy beaches of Park Point, and interact with the friendly folks that call Duluth their home.
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