The Colorado High

Road Cycling Training Camp

 All-Inclusive | Inspirational | 9 Days 
Train, eat, Improve

Days of Riding - 6 (with optional rest days)

Daily Average Ride Distance - 45 miles

Daily Vertical Gain - 500' - 8,500' (avg. 4,500')

Average Temperatures - 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit

Total Number of Trip Days - 9 (including arrival/departure)

Riding Style - paved, mountain, inspirational

Accommodations - 3-star or higher

Meals - local, cultural, delicious, unique

Trip Locations - Boulder, Mount Evans, Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Springs

 Advantages of Sig's Rides 

  • We care about you, we share your passion

  • Highly trained guides (coaches & interpreters)

  • Local knowledge & experience (We live here!)

  • Above & beyond personal service

  • We understand what you need for a great riding trip

  • Trusted & worldwide reputation  

 Advantages of Colorado 

  • Technical and breathtaking roads & environment

  • Ideal for altitude experience 

  • Challenge yourself on the America's highest roads

  • Phenomenal cycling roads, views and culture

  • Fine cuisine & traditional foods

  • Perfect mix of training, culture, nature, challenge

Boulder  -  Mount Evans - Pikes Peak - Rocky Mountain National Park 

Day 1

Arrival & First Group Meal

DEN -> Boulder Accommodations

Day's Ride Distance - 0 miles

Day's Vertical Gain - 0 feet

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Your Arrival Time - greeted at Denver International Airport, (try to arrive before 19:00)

  • Upon arrival - guides help with luggage & provide transportation 

  • Check into hotel & rest

  • 19:00 - dinner & briefing  (Boulder restaurant)

  • 21:00 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Boulder Hotel

     This day is about arrival and helping to get you recovered and rested from your flight.  You'll be greeted at Denver  International Airport (DEN). Your guides will help you with your luggage, bring you to your hotel, and get you checked in and settled.

     We will plan a group dinner for all riders who have arrived early enough, to meet one another and give a full briefing of the week ahead. After dinner, if you are recovering from travel, feel free to return to your room to sleep it off, or enjoy a bit more of what Boulder has to offer. Those that arrive too late to join for dinner will be briefed when they are fresh in the morning. 

* Note: You are responsible for choosing and purchasing your own flights. This gives you scheduling freedom and ability to buy the way you like (money or points). Please plan arrival to DEN no later than 19:00 if possible. 

Day 2

Boulder Road Cycling Culture & Rapha Clubhouse

Boulder -> Canyon Riding -> Boulder

Day's Ride Distance - 40 miles

Day's Vertical Gain - 3,000

Riding Style - mountain, canyon, riverside, urban

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​08:00-09:00 breakfast provided

  • 09:00 - ride classic canyon & foothills routes

  • Lunch - mountain town lunch

  • Afternoon ride - descent back to Boulder

  • Post ride - coffee at Rapha

  • Afternoon - rest

  • Early dinner - Boulder restaurant

  • 20:30 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Boulder hotel

     Today you're bound to be buzzin as we hop on our bikes and set off for your first ride in Colorado. The riding today will allow us to ease into the week, recover from traveling and see a bit of Boulder. 

     After a good American breakfast, we'll check out the canyon roads that have shaped the Boulder riding culture. Then, you can spin the legs out as we descend back into Boulder. 

     We'll treat you to some unique stops along the way and provide insight into the culture of Colorado mountain towns. We arrive back in Boulder early enough in the afternoon to enjoy coffee at the local Rapha Clubhouse. After an afternoon treat, we'll relax until we gather for an early dinner. 

Day 3

Trail Ridge Road & Rocky Mountain National Park

Boulder -> RMNP -> Winter Park

Day's Ride Distance - 45 miles

Day's Vertical Gain - 5,200

Riding Style - mountains, high-alpine, valley

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Breakfast - cyclist's breakfast

  • AM - SAG vehicle to Estes Park for coffee

  • Morning Ride - climb into Rocky Mountain National Park

  • Lunch - catered picnic in national park with a view

  • Afternoon - ride descent into wildlife valley

  • Post Ride - relaxation in Winter Park

  • Dinner- early dinner at mountain resort restaurant

  • 21:00 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Winter Park hotel

     We'll see big views and wildlife on today's ride. After starting the day off right with coffee in Estes Park, we'll enter Rocky Mountain National Park on our bikes and climb our way to the top of Trail Ridge Rd. It's impossible to not find inspiration from the views of this world-famous national park.   

     Keep your eyes out for wildlife. It is fun and normal to see elk, coyote, moose, and even bears along the route. Don't worry, our guides and support vehicle will look after you. We'll enjoy a catered picnic lunch with a view before descending into a beautiful lush valley on the west side of the national Park.

     We'll then take a relaxing drive to Winter Park where riders can rest at the spa, with a hike or by watching mountain bike riders at the bike park.  

Day 4

Mountain Spin & Fresh Air (Light Day)

Winter Park 

Day's Ride Distance - 20-50 miles (options)

Day's Vertical Gain - 250-1000 feet (options)

Riding Style - mountain valley

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Breakfast - home-cooked, in-house prepared meal

  • AM - valley spin ride (prepare for next big day)

  • Lunch - home-cooked, in-house prepared meal

  • Afternoon - relaxing options: sightseeing, spa, hike, gondola

  • Dinner- Winter Park restaurant

  • 21:00 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Winter Park vacation condo

     You'll have options today. We'll focus on getting you ready to conquer Mount Evans the following day. We'll enjoy a lazy morning schedule, tasty breakfast, then head out for a flat, valley spin. The ride will have options to extend the distance or add ver if you desire. We'll work with each rider individually to help design their best riding plan for the day. 

     The afternoon will provide time and options to sightsee, walk local towns, ride a gondola, hike and other recovery methods.  

Day 5

Mount Evans (Highest Road in America)

Mountain Evans -> 14,130'

Day's Ride Distance - 65 miles (28 mile climb)

Day's Vertical Gain - 7,500 feet

Riding Style - hill climb, mountains, canyon, high-alpine

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Breakfast - home-cooked, in-house prepared

  • AM - ride from Idaho Springs to Mount Evans Summit

  • Lunch - catered lunch on Mount Evans

  • Afternoon - descend Mount Evans to Idaho Springs

  • Post Ride - riverside relaxation

  • Dinner- big refueling dinner

  • 21:00 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Idaho Springs hotel

     How deep will you dig? This is your chance to conquer and climb the highest paved road in North America! Today's ride is what the word "epic" should be reserved for. You will have to push yourself on this day in order to complete the ride, maybe farther than you ever have before. We'll support you the whole way with food, water, and a SAG vehicle when needed.

     This route includes 28 miles of climbing starting from 7,500 feet to an unbelievable elevation of 14,130'. Views on this ride just get better and better, the higher you go. You'll even pass ancient evergreens that are thousands of years old. After we celebrate together at the top, you'll have the option to descend back down. Woooohooo! 

Day 6

Recovery - Colorado Mountain Relaxation

Frisco -> Breckenridge

Day's Ride Distance - 0-20 miles (optional)

Day's Vertical Gain - 0-1000 feet (optional)

Riding Style - mountain towns and lakes

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Breakfast - American diner

  • AM - scenic field trip (with SAG vehicle)

  • Lunch - mountain town restaurant

  • Afternoon - optional recovery ride

  • Dinner- Breckenridge restaurant

  • 21:00 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - Breckenridge vacation home

     Let's rest today. You worked so hard climbing to the summit of Mount Evans yesterday, take the day off. If your rest style is a spin, don't worry, we provide you the option of spinning through beautiful mountain roads to Breckenridge.

     But if you prefer to stay off the bike for a day, you'll have the option of jumping in our SAG vehicle for a field trip over a splendid mountain pass and through small mountain towns to enjoy Colorado food and drink. 

Day 7

South park Valley 

South park -> Woodland Park

Day's Ride Distance - 50 miles

Day's Vertical Gain - 3,000 feet 

Riding Style - mountain valley, rolling hills

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Breakfast - home-cooked, prepared in-house

  • AM - ride through South Park

  • Lunch - catered picnic

  • Post Ride - visit brewey

  • Dinner- restaurant with a view

  • 21:00 - group guided-time concludes

  • Accommodations - base of Pike's Peak vacation home

     Heard of the TV show South Park? Today we'll ride through rolling hills and small towns where the creators of that show lived. Their imagination thought up the show's characters from their experiences in these small towns.

     The riding on this gives riders the chance to ride through vast, open stretches of roads, breath fresh air and enjoy the feeling of The West, deep in the Rocky Mountains. This area offers an enjoyable contrast to the big climbs on the other days. 

    

Day 8

Pikes Peak (America's Mountain)

Pike's Peak Highway -> 14,115

Day's Ride Distance - 65 miles (18 mile climb)

Day's Vertical Gain - 7,850 feet 

Riding Style - hill climb, high-alpine

Day's Itinerary:

  • ​Breakfast - local restaurant

  • AM - ride up Pike's Peak

  • Lunch - small mountain restaurant

  • Afternoon - SAG vehicle to Denver

  • Dinner - celebratory group dinner

  • Accommodations - Denver hotel