Colorado

Colorado Gravel

Champagne gravel in Steamboat Springs
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  • From $4450
  • Location Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Rider Level 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

Ride impeccable dirt roads and enjoy epic views from our lodging at Steamboat Mountain Resort.

After a few gap years, we are excited to be back in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! The Cycling House hosted gravel cycling trips in 2018 and 2019 before SBT GRVL launched and the world was exposed to the area’s pristine dirt routes. We were tipped off about Steamboat as a destination by our good friends at Moots (we’ve been a Moots dealer for many years).

So what do we love most about Steamboat Springs? Two words: champagne gravel. The gravel roads in and around Routt Country are as beautiful as they are abundant.

Our trip will fall during the SBT GRVL race on August 18th, 2024. If you are already registered, you can race on Saturday with race-day logistics and lodging handled, plus the ultimate TCH cheer squad behind you.

If you want to race SBT GRVL but don’t get in through the random selection, we have a few spots reserved for our guests (+$).

If you prefer not to race SBT GRVL, don’t worry, we will have a fun ride planned for Saturday as an alternative.

Highlights

  • Five days of guided, supported gravel rides in Routt County, Colorado
  • Beautiful accommodations at Steamboat Mountain Resort
  • Chef-prepared daily meals featuring local Colorado food
  • Moots factory tour
  • Opportunity to ride sections of the SBT GRVL course and/or participate in the race on Saturday

Food

We prepare delicious meals for endurance athletes, emphasizing lean proteins, leafy greens, root veggies, and plenty of flavorful side dishes. We work directly with the local community to source regional ingredients whenever possible, which our chefs use to create diverse, exciting dishes inspired from around the world. You can count on us to take care of breakfast, lunch, and dinner and we accommodate all dietary preferences and restrictions.

Accommodations

Our accommodations are located slopeside at Steamboat Mountain Resort. The views are incredible and the lodge offers a great place to unwind post-ride. The kitchen will be where the magic happens, and The Cycling House chefs will be hard at work preparing home-cooked meals. Our place has eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

ITINERARIES

Day 1

Welcome to Colorado - Arrival Day

Guests will arrive in Steamboat, and our staff will do Yampa Valley Airport (HDN) and hotel pickups. After you register, we will email a list of suggested hotels for guests planning to arrive early. Please email us your arrival/departure plans, including flight numbers.

Flying into DEN (DEN) is also an option. If you decide to fly into Denver, renting a car or booking a shuttle to Steamboat is best. We will email you more travel details after receiving your reservation.

Everyone will have time to settle into the house and enjoy our first chef-prepared meal.

After lunch, our mechanics will work on building guest bikes or fitting people to their rentals. We will depart for an afternoon shakeout spin once all the bikes are ready, and all the guests have arrived.

Today’s Ride: Arrival Spin

25-33 miles & 1,500 – 2,400′

Day 2

Dunkley Oak Creek

Time to go big! Today, we will cover sections of the southern half of the SBT GRVL course. We’ll have three options: long, pretty long, and short. Whether you are racing SBT GRVL on Saturday or not, these route options have something for everyone.

Today’s Ride: Dunkley Oak Creek

45-70 miles & 3,500 – 5,000′

Day 3

Sleeping Giant

Today, we will pedal north of downtown Steamboat Springs toward Elk Mountain for a classic local ride. Our final gulp of champagne gravel will leave the legs crispy, and we’ll celebrate with a fun dinner to get racers ready for SBT GRVL. Don’t want crispy? That’s no problem. There’s also a short spin option.

Today’s Ride: Dunkley Oak Creek

40-55 miles & 2,000 – 3,000′

Day 4

Clark Recovery Ride

After a leisurely morning, we will shuttle to the Clark General Store. Today’s ride will be short and sweet We will finish with a picnic lunch and ice cream at the Clark General Store.

Today’s Ride: Dunkley Oak Creek

20 miles & 1,600′

Day 5

SBT Gravel

Today, guests will enjoy what many call the best gravel race in North America. After a week of riding gravel in Steamboat, you might already know what the hype is about.

The team at SBT Gravel rolls out the red carpet for each route, and the support on the course is incredible. Post-race, take the scene in downtown Steamboat and soak the legs in the river.

Tonight, we will celebrate a fun week of getting the tires dirty with a fiesta dinner prepared by our Chefs.

Today’s Ride: SBT Gravel

SBT Black Course: 142 miles, 9,200 feet of climbing

SBT Blue Course: 100 miles, 6,000 feet of climbing

SBT Red Course: 60 miles, 3,600 feet of climbing

SBT Green Course: 37 miles, 2,000 feet of climbing

Day 6

Adiós - Departure Day

Shuttles will run to the Yampa Valley Airport (HDN) all morning, with the last shuttle leaving at 11 a.m. Please email us your departure times.

For those who don’t depart Steamboat early, you are welcome to go on an optional self-guided ride on a nearby route.

Today’s Plan: Departure Day

Checkout by 11 a.m.

DATES & PRICES

We'd love to help you plan a dream cycling trip for you and your riding crew.
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DETAILS

What's included?

  • Five nights/six days of accommodations
  • Transfers to/from Yampa Valley Airport (HDN)
  • Delicious chef-prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Bike build and breakdown
  • Professional cycling guides
  • Vehicle SAG support
  • Ride nutrition products
  • Tools available to use
  • High-quality ride photos
  • SBT GRVL race-day logistics

What's not included?

  • Airfare
  • Single occupancy rate
  • Bike rentals
  • Café stops
  • Gratuity for guides
  • Personal shopping
  • SBT GRVL entry—contact us for details.

Optional Activities

  • Core/stretching sessions
  • Trail runs or hikes
  • SBT GRVL entry—contact us for details
  • SBT GRVL Expo
  • Moots factory tour

Questions?

Have more questions? View our FAQ page or call us at 406-312-5770.
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BIKE OPTIONS

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Rent A Bike

Traveling through the airport with a bike—and paying for it to fly—is not everyone’s idea of a fun way to start a vacation. Fortunately, we offer high-quality, full carbon bikes on all of our trips across the United States and Europe. Want to just show up and ride? Just bring your shoes, pedals, helmet, and saddle (if you want), and rent one of ours.

Available this trip:
Cervelo Aspero 2021-Tucson Rental Bike
Cervelo Aspero Road/Gravel Bike
Manufacturer: Cervelo
Type: Gravel Bike
Cost: $350 / trip
Specialized Vado SL 4.0 E-Bike
Manufacturer: Specialized
Type: Gravel Bike
Cost: $300 / trip
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Bring Your Own

Your bike is yours—we get it. Bringing your own bike has obvious advantages in terms of individual comfort. Before your trip, we suggest getting a tune-up at your local bike shop so it’s ready to roll for your week of riding. Once you arrive, we’ll be sure to have our mechanics build it and help with any necessary tweaks. Check out some helpful resources here:

Shipping your bike

Flying with your bike.

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Skip The Bike

If you or your travel partner want to enjoy the trip and explore a new destination without a bike, drop us a line and we’ll discuss options. Some trips are better suited for non-rider participants than others.

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Amy C., Colorado
October 19, 2022
The trip was fantastic! I've experienced many bike tours with different companies (both mountain and road) in the US and in Europe. I've done camping bike tours and indulged in some 5-star bike trips in Italy and France. One of the attractions of the Cycling House is the concept of staying in one place and eating fresh, home-cooked meals every day. It took the stress of moving every single day out of the equation. We were able to ride hard each day, and then relax in a comfortable spot while Chef Hannah and the other guides prepared amazing meals! The Cycling House offers a more intimate experience, and you finish the week with new friends who feel like family!
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Amy C., Colorado
October 19, 2022
The trip was fantastic! I've experienced many bike tours with different companies (both mountain and road) in the US and in Europe. I've done camping bike tours and indulged in some 5-star bike trips in Italy and France. One of the attractions of the Cycling House is the concept of staying in one place and eating fresh, home-cooked meals every day. It took the stress of moving every single day out of the equation. We were able to ride hard each day, and then relax in a comfortable spot while Chef Hannah and the other guides prepared amazing meals! The Cycling House offers a more intimate experience, and you finish the week with new friends who feel like family!