Trail of the Ancients (MTB)

Location:  UT, United States
Starting From: US $1,195.00

Trail of the Ancients

This bike tour departs from our Moab headquarters at Moab Cyclery.

The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is named for the eroding rock pinnacles that stand as sentinels in a valley of endless views and exceptional sunsets. This area is located over 100 miles from any major interstate, making it one of the most remote regions in the country.

The Canyonlands region was considered a wasteland until the mid-1940s when urgent needs for uranium, vanadium, and petroleum products brought cycles of mining, prospecting and drilling to the area. These activities created a majority of the network of the backcountry roads and trails that are in use today. But long before modern times, the Ancestral Puebloans developed a flourishing civilization in these canyons. Located far into the backcountry, the remnants of their society have remained untouched for over 800 years. This mountain bike adventure offers a unique perspective into the region. A great trip for intermediate and athletic beginners, this mostly dirt road and double track route contains challenges of increasing difficulty as your skills increase.

Additional Information

Travel Insurance

We encourage you very strongly to purchase travel insurance to protect against extenuating circumstances such as illness and injury - believe us, they do come up! We have a special arrangement with TravelGuard insurance so that you may purchase reasonably-priced travel insurance at the same time you place your tour reservation. For a detailed description of the TravelGuard policy we offer, visit our website or call 866-385-4839 ask about product 007715.

Transfer Policy
Multi-day tours only: If you would like to change to a different tour or departure date after signing up, we will be happy to transfer you on a space available basis up until 45 days prior to your tour. Please provide your transfer request in writing - email is sufficient. Please note, a $25 transfer fee will be deducted from your previous payments for each transfer, and if you later choose to cancel your tour, the cancellation deadlines will apply to the date of the originally scheduled tour. Does not apply to ½ and full day tours in Las Vegas or Moab.

Tour Confirmation
Escape confirms tours 30 days prior to tour departure; prior to this time, tours may be cancelled due to low enrollment. After your tour is confirmed, it will not be cancelled for low- enrollment, but in rare cases may be cancelled due to weather, government intervention, unsafe trail conditions, or any other reason that would affect the quality of the schedule tour or the safety of its participants. If we are forced to cancel your tour, we will provide a 100% refund and work to add you to another trip that works for you. If you need to cancel your multiday tour for any reason, your request must be in writing - email is sufficient (no phone cancellations will be accepted).

Travel Plans
We advise you to avoid non-refundable flights and other travel arrangements, and are not responsible for the costs of such arrangement in the event your tour is canceled. The travel insurance offered in conjunction with our tours covers the cost of your tour, but does not cover additional costs such as travel to and from your tour departure location, and hotel stays prior to or following your tour. Please consider purchasing additional insurance coverage if you have non-refundable travel arrangements.

The Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is named for its eroding rock pinnacles that stand as sentinels in a valley of endless views and exceptional sunsets. This area is over 100 miles removed from any major interstate, making it one of the most remote regions in the country.

Inclusions

Trip Cost Includes:
Two guides, all meals - except for one dinner, starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, support vehicle, snacks, first-aid, bike maintenance, community gear, and a souvenir shirt. Gratuities to local restaurants, hotels, transportation, and additional activities mentioned on this itinerary are paid by Escape Adventures.

Exclusions

Trip Cost Does Not Include:
Airfare to and from our departure point, lodging before or after the tour, rental bike, or gratuities to Escape Adventures guides. Tips to the guides are given at your discretion and based on the quality of your experience. We suggest 10-20% of your trip cost to be divided between the guides.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your tour reservations, for any reason, our cancellation policy is as follows:

Cancellations up until 45 days prior to trip departure: You will receive a refund of what you have paid minus a $100 processing fee per person
Cancellations 44-31 days prior to trip departure: You will receive a refund of 50% of payments
Cancellations 30-15 days prior to trip departure: You will receive a refund of 15%
Cancellations 14-0 days prior to trip departure: No refund available

In order to keep our tours affordable and provide proper notice to our lodging partners, we must adhere to this timeline, no exceptions. After our refund deadline has passed we cannot provide a refund for any reason, including circumstances beyond your control such as weather-related travel delays, family emergency, or injury. There is also no partial refund if you arrive late to your tour, or depart early. Insurance agencies however, offer a full or partial refund in many circumstances if you purchase travel insurance to cover your tour. Payment in full is due 45 days prior to trip departure.

Departs

May 4-9, Aug 31-Sep 5, Oct 5-10

Pickup/Departure

The group will meet at 8:00am in Moab, UT and Moab Cyclery

Drop-Off

We will return to Moab Cyclery around 4:00pm on the last day

Additional Locations

Booking for [8/31-9/5, 2014(PAY IN FULL)] on December 31, 1969
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