Day by Day Itinerary

Big Bend Loop


Countries   USA
Tour Length   9 days
Dates Of Tour   Saturday, March 29, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Type of Tour Road (Guided)
Price $1,239
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 13
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    343 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    49 Miles Per Day
Overall Difficulty Rating   Intermediate
 
   
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Catered meals and rest stops.
  • Camping and shower fees for each night of the trip.
  • Luggage, mechanical, and SAG support vehicles.
  • Maps, route markings, T-shirt, and safety triangle.
 
   
TRIP DESCRIPTION

This 9-day, van-supported tour explores the wild and picturesque terrain of the Big Bend region of far West Texas. A road rider's dream come true, the tour offers low-traffic byways, an abundance of stunning scenery, and ample opportunities to discover the secrets of Big Bend National Park, the Chihuahuan Desert, the Davis and Chisos mountain ranges, and the Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River.

Our journey through the hidden gem of the Lone Star State will not be without its challenges -- the landscapes are vast, quiet, and empty, with long stretches containing few services. But we'll make the most of the towns we do visit, taking time to explore culturally rich communities like Fort Davis, Alpine, Marathon, Terlingua Ghost Town, Presidio, and Marfa. At the trip's end, you're sure to return home with a bonanza of stories from your cycling adventure in Big Bend Country!

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   El Paso to Fort Davis (via shuttle)
Day 2   Fort Davis to Marathon, 59 miles
Day 3   Marathon to Stillwell RV Park, 46 miles
Day 4   Stillwell RV Park to Rio Grande Village, Big Bend National Park, 54 miles
Day 5   Rio Grande Village to Chisos Basin, Big Bend National Park, 29 miles
Day 6   Chisos Basin to Lajitas, 45 miles
Day 7   Lajitas to Presidio, 50 miles
Day 8   Presidio to Marfa, 60 Miles
Day 9   Marfa to El Paso (via shuttle)
 
OPTIONS
Countries Visited  
  • USA
    • Texas
 
   
DETAILS

Start - End Locations: El Paso, TX - El Paso, TX
Total Days: 9   Riding Days: 7   Orientation/Rest Days: 2
Level of Support: Van-supported
Surface: Paved
Type: Supported   Meals: Shared cooking
Accommodations: Camping/Indoor
Airport: El Paso Intl. (El Paso, TX)

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Adventure Cycling Association
Country     USA
 
 
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