Sedona All - Inclusive Guided Mountain Bike Vacation 

March 13 - 19, 2020

Sedona, Arizona is home to some of the best mountain bike trails in the US. Join North Star Mountain Bike Guides for a week in the red rock desert and find out why. We’ll spend four days enjoying epic views of the red rock formations while riding the best intermediate (blue) to advanced (black) singletrack in the area. Each morning will start with a hearty breakfast to fuel you up before we head out on the trails. We’ll then head out on a 3 - 4 hour ride, stopping to have lunch on the trail. After our ride, you can relax on the deck or in the hot tub while you take in the red rock views, explore downtown Sedona, or go for a hike, or whatever you like. In the evenings we’ll have group dinners and more time to relax and recover for the next day. 

 

The Riding

Sedona, Arizona is home to over 120 miles of singletrack that will put a permanent grin on your face. Known for its desert riding with amazing views of numerous red rock formations and valleys, Sedona is a riders paradise. Your guides will plan four days of guided rides on some of the best blue to black trails in the area, taking all the guesswork out of map reading and choosing which trails to ride. 

 

Day #1 - Friday, March 13

Guests may check in any time after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at the guest house. Guests are encouraged to use the afternoon and evening to settle-in, prep their bike or pick-up their rental, and just enjoy being in Sedona. Evening refreshments with heavy appetizers will be provided.

 

Day #2 - Saturday, March 14

Our intro to Sedona will take us to the Long Canyon area where our ride will finish on the iconic Mescal trail. Breakfast, trail lunch, snacks and dinner are included.

 

Day #3 - Sunday, March 15

Intermediate to advanced riding in the Little Horse and Hogs area, featuring with views of Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock. Breakfast, trail lunch, snacks are included. Guests are responsible for their own dinner.

 

Day #4 - Monday, March 16

Monday will be a rest day for the group and a chance for riders to explore Sedona on their own. Suggested activities include hiking to the top of Bell Rock, visiting Palatki Heritage Site with it’s cliff dwellings and cave paintings, or just enjoying the Arizona sunshine. In case of inclement weather, Thursday may be a riding day. Breakfast and lunch fixings are provided and guests are responsible for their own dinner.

 

In case of inclement weather, Monday may be a riding day, in case of closed trails on Saturday or Sunday or projected closures for Tuesday.

Day #5 - Tuesday, March 17

After a day of rest, it’s time for some more challenging riding on the blue and black trails surrounding Cathedral Rock. Breakfast, trail lunch, snacks and dinner are included.

 

Day #6 - Wednesday, March 18

On our last day of riding we will head to the west side of Sedona to the Herkenham Trailhead, known for it’s amazing views on a mix of intermediate through advanced trails. Breakfast, trail lunch, snacks and dinner at Oak Creek Brewery are included.

 

Day #7 - Thursday, March 19

After breakfast, guests will say their good-byes and check-out of the guest house. All guests must check out by 10:00 a.m.

 

Fitness and Technical Level

Fitness Level: Riders should be comfortable riding 10 - 18 miles of singletrack per day, pedaling at a moderate pace for at least 3 - 4 hours, with over 1,000 feet of climbing with a full 2L or larger hydration pack (12-15 lbs). We will be riding at a comfortable, consistent pace and taking breaks as needed; but won’t be out to chase Strava PR’s.

 

Technical Level: Riders should be comfortable riding intermediate (blue) to advanced (black) singletrack. Riders should be able to comfortably control their speed and ride a variety of terrain including sand, rocky climbs, and descents with rocks or ledges. Riders should be able to lift the front wheel up and over obstacles 6” in height or more.

 

Daily Schedule

With daytime temps in the upper 60’s and nights in the 40’s, mornings will be casual, allowing time for temps to warm-up before heading out onto the trails. Breakfast will be around 8:30a.m. and we will head out to be at the trailhead by 10:00 a.m. Guests should plan on three to five hours in the saddle each day, plus time for lunch. Dinner will be between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Package Options

All-Inclusive, $1,700 per person

7 days/6 nights lodging with 4 days guided riding

Imagine a week where you can focus on riding and relaxing, complete with a private hot tub, in the red rock wonderland of Sedona. Each morning will start with a hearty breakfast to fuel you up before we head out on the trails. We’ll then ride for 3 - 5 hours, stopping to have lunch on the trail. After the ride enjoy a snack and beverage at the house, soak in the hot tub, explore town or just chill. We’ll have Saturday and Tuesday night group dinners at the house and a celebratory dinner at Oak Creek Brewery on Wednesday evening. 

 

What Meals Are Included?

6 - group breakfasts such as egg scrambles, avocado toast, with coffee and tea

5- trail lunches and snacks (Trail Nuggets, Tailwind Nutrition, sandwich fixings, nuts and fruit)

Afternoon snacks and beverages

1- Welcome evening refreshments and heavy appetizers

3 - group dinners, including one group dinner at Oak Creek Brewery. Clients on previous trips have raved about the food, especially dinner, we promise it will be good.

*Please note all dietary needs can be accommodated

Food and Lodging Details for All-Inclusive Package

Focus on your riding and leave the cooking to your guides. We’ll be staying at a four-bedroom home in Sedona, complete with an outdoor patio with kitchen, lounge area and hot tub overlooking the red rocks. Guests can choose from a private bedroom with a queen bed, double bed, or a shared room with two twin beds, all rooms have a shared bath. 

 

Most meals on riding days are included with your package. Meals will be served at the guest house and will be prepared by your guides. Breakfasts will range from egg scrambles to avocado toast with fresh berries. Energy bars and sandwich fixings (nut and seed butters, preserves, bread and fruit) will be provided for guests to prepare and pack their own lunch to eat on the trail. Each afternoon snacks such as cheese, salami, vegetables, fruit, chips and salsa will be provided along with beverages. In the evening we will toast the days ride at dinner on Saturday and Tuesday nights at the guest house. Dinners will vary based on guest survey responses and may include foods such as pastas, fish tacos, and salads. We can accommodate dietary restrictions, simply let us know and we will gladly accommodate your request.

 

We have reserved Sunday and Monday evenings to allow guests the opportunity to explore local restaurants on their own, or guests may also use the homes large kitchen to prepare their own meal. On Wednesday night the group will go to Oak Creek Brewery for a celebratory dinner (which is included in your fee). 

 

The guest house has secure bike storage in the garage, and we ask that you please bring your own cleaning rags. The home also has a washer and dryer, so you can pack light.

 

What's Included for All-Inclusive

6 nights lodging in a private or shared room 

4 days of Guided Rides

Welcome appetizers and refreshments

3 dinners, including one group dinner at Oak Creek Brewery

5 trail lunches

5 breakfasts

Snacks 

 

Non-Rider Supplement for All-Inclusive Package, $400

7 days/6 nights lodging in shared queen or double room with rider and most meals

We understand that you may want to bring along a partner or friend who does not ride, so we’re offering a non-rider supplement for $400. Non-riders will share a bedroom with the rider. The same meals are included for non-riders as for riders, with non-riders making their own lunch.

 

What’s Included for Non-Rider Supplement

6 nights lodging in shared room 

Welcome appetizers and refreshments

3 dinners, including one group dinner at Oak Creek Brewery

5 trail lunches

5 breakfasts

Snacks 

Guiding Only Package, $600

4 days of guided rides, trail lunches, Friday night welcome appetizers, and Thursday dinner

We understand that not everyone wants to stay in a house full of strangers but may prefer the ease of mind that comes with hiring a professional guide. We’re offering a Guiding Only option for our Sedona trip that includes 4 days of guided rides, trail lunches, Friday night welcome refreshments and appetizers and Wednesday night dinner. Guiding only clients can choose to meet at the rental house to carpool to trailheads in the morning or meet the group at each day’s trailhead. 

 

What’s Included for Guiding Only

4 days of Guided Rides

Welcome appetizers and refreshments

4 trail lunches

1 Group dinner at Oak Creek Brewery

 

What’s Not Included for ALL Packages

Transportation to Sedona, Arizona 

Bike rental, please contact Over the Edge Sports, Sedona for quality rentals

Transportation to trailheads, guides will transport bicycles and we will carpool to trailheads

 

Suggested Airports

For guests arriving by air Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport is approximately 2 hours south and Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is approximately 45 minutes north. Guests may choose to share their flight information with other guests to arrange carpools to Sedona. 

 

General Packing List

Full suspension mountain bike in good working condition, 130-150mm of suspension is ideal

Bike helmet

Repair kit - guides will have repair kits, but each guest should have a tube, pump or CO2, and a multitool

Riding clothes and gloves

Eye protection

Rain jacket

Riding shoes

Bike cleaning supplies, rags, brushes, and chain lubricant

Hydration pack with 2L bladder or more

Snack / energy food - Trail Nuggets, Tailwind Nutrition and other energy bars will be provided

Sunscreen

Casual Clothes

Swimsuit

Tip: Temps can change quickly in the desert, bring layers.

Pricing Details and Payment Schedule*

All-Inclusive

This 7 day, 6 nights All-Inclusive vacation is $1,700 person. A $400 non-refundable deposit is due upon booking to reserve your space, with the $1,300 balance due on January 13, 2020. 
 

All-Inclusive Non-Rider Supplement

The non-rider supplement is $400 per person and includes 6 nights lodging and most meals. A $100 refundable deposit is required to reserve the space with the $300 balance due on January 13, 2020.

 

Guiding Only

This guiding only package is $600 per person and includes four days of guiding, trail lunch, welcome appetizers and Saturday night dinner. A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space with the $400 balance due on January 13, 2020. 

 

*A payment request for the balance remaining will be sent via North Star Mountain Bike Guides Square account and is due on or before January 13, 2020.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund, less the non-refundable deposit for cancellations made before January 13, 2020 for All-Inclusive and Guiding Only Packages. No refund for cancellations made on or after January 13, 2020 or no-shows for All-Inclusive and Guiding Only Packages.

 

The All-Inclusive Non-Rider Supplement fees are fully refundable up until March 13, 2020.

 

Inclement Weather Policy

Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather, but we’ll do our best to still get in all of our planned rides. In case of trail closures due to weather, planned ride routes and/or the daily schedule will be adjusted accordingly. 

 

Maximum Participants

This trip is limited to five riders with two guides. 

 

Minimum Age Restrictions

For liability reasons we require our customers to be at least 21 years old for guided trips.

 

Waivers

Each guest must sign a North Star Mountain Bike Guides waiver prior to participation, waivers will be available at the event.

 

Tipping

There is no pressure to tip, if you have a great time feel free to tip your guide for their efforts.

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