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Come experience a riding vacation like no other

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January 22-27, 2020


February 19-24, 2020


March 17-22, 2020


Don't see a date you like? Contact us!

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Escape the winter blues and come enjoy the warm sunshine in our desert.

 

We like to have as much fun on the bike as we do off it. Bike Paradise vacations are about the whole riding experience:

  • The views

  • The accommodations

  • The food

  • The camaraderie

  • Making new friends

  • Coming home with great stories

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Trip Benefits


Start your riding season early

Get a head start so you'll be fresh and ready to rock when you get back home.


New Experiences and Friends

Make lifelong friends and new connections with like minded riders.

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a luxury house to stay at. an experience to share together.

Relaxing in a beautiful home and trading stories at the end of the day is the cornerstone of Bike Paradise vacations.

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ride.  relax.  repeat.

We'll be riding in the middle of the warm desert on swoopy trails, with just enough tech to keep it fun!  Time is also included to relax, because after all, you ARE on vacation, right?


 

Is Bike Paradise right for you?

  • Warm up with off-season riding in the sunny, beautiful Sonoran desert.

  • A little bit of technical riding mixed in with a whole lotta fun.

  • Rides are typically 15-25 miles each with 500-1000 ft elevation changes, and area elevation around 2100 ft. No need to bring an oxygen bottle. Want something bigger and techy-er? We got that too.

  • Different paces will be accommodated. We're not gunning for Strava KOM or QOMs, just smiles and good vibes.

  • Do you have a friend, partner or spouse who wants to come, but riding isn't their thing? They're welcome too, with a discounted rate! There's plenty of other activities we can help plan for them.

I'm crazy excited about how much fun we're gonna have!  Are you ready?  Me too!  Let's do this!

 

 
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Trip Highlights

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  • 6 day/5 night stay in a ride-in/ride-out luxury home

  • guided rides based on your ability and pace

  • "Welcome" beer / wine provided

  • On and off-site catered meals; unique dietary needs can be accommodated

  • healthy trail fuel provided

  • rejuvenate during your trip with a Myopractic Stretching Clinic

  • Available in-house massage (additional expense)

  • discounts on bike rentals (if you're not bringing your own)

 
 

Sample Itinerary

DAY 1 (afternoon)

We'll start your vacation on the afternoon of your arrival with introductions, an overview of the upcoming activities, and an orientation on riding in the desert. You'll enjoy a picturesque sunset during "happy hour", followed by dinner at the house.


DAY 2
After breakfast, we'll embark from the house on a 2-3 hour ride through the McDowell Mountain Park. Snack on a trailside lunch, then we'll continue on the journey with a 1-2 hour ride, finishing back at the house. Enjoy a soak in the hot tub followed by dinner at the house.


DAY 3

Breakfast is served at the house, then we'll go explore the amazing variety of trails and scenery at the neighboring Brown's Ranch trail network. After a trailside lunch, we'll start winding our way back. Relax a bit at the house and enjoy a complimentary myopractic stretching session. We'll then head to the iconic town of Cave Creek to enjoy dinner out.


DAY 4

Today we'll explore some more of the McDowell Mountain Park. After lunch on the trail, enjoy a leisurely ride back to the house, or save your legs for tomorrow with an optional shuttle ride back. Back at the house, you can enjoy a massage, relax and freshen up, then we'll head out to the local Bone Haus Brewery.


DAY 5

After another delicious breakfast, we'll return to the neighboring Brown's Ranch trail system one last time. We'll do some more exploring there for about 2 hours with lunch at the classic Cathedral Rock. We'll then hop back on our bikes and enjoy a mellow 1-2 hour ride back to the house. Enjoy our final dinner at the house as we wrap up the vacation.


Day 6 (morning) Savor one last sunrise from the hot tub, then stuff yourself with homemade sourdough pancakes and bacon as we say our goodbyes and farewells.


 

About your host

Bike Paradise was started by Scott Givens, an avid mountain biker with over 25 years of riding and competing under his pedals.  A  BICP Level 2 certified ride guide and skills coach, he's been coaching and guiding beginner and intermediate riders since 2013 through pedalTherapy.com.

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Additionally, for over 10 years, Scott has provided coaching, ride guiding and logistical support for Magura's annual press camps in Sedona (he's also known to make some delicious sourdough pancakes). The unique formula under which these camps are run are the backbone of Bike Paradise vacations.

You can learn more about Scott here.

 

Had an amazing 4 days of singletrack riding. Nothing disappointed. Scott does an excellent job putting together rides with plenty of options. The food was excellent and plentiful. The house was gorgeous. And the little things that were available from dining out to stretching and massage, made it a great mtb getaway. Highly recommend.
— Seth
I had a outstanding mountain bike vacation with Bike Paradise. Scott and his team worked hard to make the trip a great one, and it definitely was. From booking the trip, to arranging bike shipping, and helping with transportation to and from the airport, Bike Paradise provided a easy process to live up to their slogan of “ride, relax, repeat.” The accommodations were fantastic, the weather, while not guaranteed, was wonderful, and the riding was great. In the past, my biking vacations consisted of sleeping in tents or cheap motels, eating junk food, and riding to the point of exhaustion. This vacation was just the opposite. We rode around 20 miles each day, which we all agreed was about the right amount for us. I ate way to much for the trip and there was a lot of healthy food to choose from. There was a stretching session and the option for a massage. If you are looking for a mountain biking trip that is more than just biking, I highly recommend that you give Bike Paradise a try.
— Chuck
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This trip was all it was advertised to be and more. Ride, Relax and Repeat is exactly what we got with Bike Paradise Mountain Bike Vacations. All logistics were taken care of; we just arranged airfare and shipping our bikes (with Scott’s help) and Scott took care of the rest. The Sonoran Desert was amazing! Scott and his crew took excellent care of us and provided great tours of the local trail systems. I really loved riding to the trails right from the house. We also had one-way shuttling options as well that we took advantage of a couple of times. You tell Scott what kind of riding you want to do and he will design the days to fit those needs; if you are not sure what you want, he will figure something out for you after day one. The all-inclusive resort house and food were supreme. Scott and his crew were top-notch. I will be back next year for sure.
— Rob
I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural Bike Paradise trip - jetting over to escape the UK winter for a few days. It was awesome! Stunning weather, stunning house, and great riding. I’ve never ridden in a desert before and what a great experience it was! The trails were fun, with some great little technical sections to play on, and the scenery just blew me away. Scott was a great host, a perfect guide, with a real passion for what he does, and also offered some great coaching tips - especially on cornering. He also showed me some fascinating aspects of US culture I’d have otherwise missed. If you are looking to escape winter and put a few quality miles in before your own season kicks off, this is definitely the place to do it! If I could give it 6* I would. Thanks Scott!
— Tom
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Come experience the community feel of the home coupled with the privacy of the luxury rooms. Throw in quality rides with delicious post-ride food, plus the camaraderie and memories established on each trip, and you will want to come back to Bike Paradise over and over again.

We only have room for 8 people per trip.  Ready to join us?  Right on!