Ride from Glacier to Yellowstone
Imagine an all-access bike pass between two major national parks that includes nightly campsites, chef-prepared meals, and locally brewed beers. That's part of the allure of Cycling House's 500-mile, weeklong ride from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone, both in Montana, from July 27 to August 2 ($1,595 per person). The trip starts in Glacier with two days of pedaling past glorious alpine mountains and glacier-fed lakes. Some of the terrain is steep, rising 6,000 feet, but at least it's paved. Exiting the park, cyclists start a 370-mile ride along rural back roads before arriving at Yellowstone, with its bison, hot springs, and grizzlies. The ride is not for newbies — it averages 70 miles a day — but it has its comforts. Tents are set up and gear is waiting at every campsite. So is dinner — prepped nightly by the trip chef and accompanied by great local beer. "We want to take out the hassles and stress of little details," says Cycling House's Owen Gue. "We focus on the important things: the ride, the scenery, and the experience."