1st - 8th May 2021 • The Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
At 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and in places one mile deep, the Grand Canyon is a breath-taking sight. The Grand Canyon and its surroundings offer wonderful cycling and a memorable 8 day challenge!!
Join EIC’s Managing Director Tessa Ogle May 2021 and experience the iconic majesty of one of the Natural Wonders of the World, this exciting ride offers fabulous views not just of the Grand Canyon, but the colourful desert, rocky gorges and forested plateaus around it.
Passing historic towns on the iconic Route 66, this is a fascinating ride with some challenging climbs and fabulous long descents, culminating on the famous Strip in Las Vegas. This is a great opportunity to give back to your industry peers whilst raising funds through your industries charity who supports over 10,000 industry members each year and granted £1.5million in funding to those members in 2019.
1st - 8th May 2021
- Return transport from London to USA
- All meals except where specified
- Local guides and doctors
- 7 Nights accommodation
- Charity branded hoodie
- Charity branded t-shirt
- Fundraising page set up assistance
- Recognition on all charity social media platforms and online publications
The Events Team
020 3696 1710
- Day 1: London - Phoenix - Cameron
Depart London bound for Phoenix, capital of Arizona. On arrival we transfer to Cameron (approx 3.5 - 4 hours’ drive) and check into our hotel, have dinner and relax!
- Day 2: Cameron - Grand Canyon
Our ride starts straight from Cameron, the ancestral lands of the Native American Navajo Nation. The views are amazing right from the start, as we enjoy a fairly flat warm-up before the hills! We pass the Little Colorado River gorge with its striking desert watch tower, and pass a Native American trading post. We pedal through this colourful desert and gorge landscape, climbing to one of the highest points on the South Rim of the Canyon, where the views are worth every pedal stroke! We can then enjoy a relatively flat ride, finishing along the rim of the Grand Canyon to the Grand Canyon National Park Village. (Cycle approx. 51 miles)
- Day 3: Grand Canyon – Williams
The spectacular views stay with us all day today, as we enjoy possibly one of the most scenic bike rides in the world – the West Rim Road, which allows us to soak up unobstructed views of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. The vibrant colours of the rock layers against the blue sky ensure plenty of photo-stops! Passenger vehicles are not permitted along this section and it’s a memorable ride. It’s another hilly day, though we enjoy a fabulous descent of roughly 10 miles to our halfway mark. We then climb again through shady pine forests towards Williams, a historic town on Route 66, named after a renowned ‘mountain man’ and still with a western pioneer town feel. Look out for the famous Grand Canyon steam train; the railway and station buildings date from 1901 and give an authentic taste of the Old West. (Cycle approx. 74 miles)
- Day 4: Williams – Seligman – Kingman
The rolling terrain continues as we ride west through classic Western landscapes, following Route 66. A narrow ‘superhighway’ in 1926, it allowed access to the American West and connected the many small towns along the great open road. We have a short transfer to start at Seligman, now often known as Radiator Springs, setting of the Disney Pixar Cars movie. We pass many classic western buildings, 60s filling stations and kitschy roadside attractions. No trucks are allowed on Route 66m and much of our route is very quiet. After a taxing climb up to 1664m, it’s downhill for miles, enjoying the wonderful views over the desert. Look out for tumbleweed, prairie dogs and birds of prey! (Cycle approx. 87 miles)
- Day 5: Kingman - Hoover Dam
The descents far outweigh the climbs again today, though we first conquer Coyote Pass, with fabulous views. We descend through beautiful landscapes again, seeing Lake Mead, our destination, from many miles away. We pass more western-themed burger bars and cafés and can stop to sample roadside jerky! After a steady downhill ride for miles, we come to more rolling roads which bring us to Hoover Dam, built in the 1930s on the Colorado River to form Lake Mead. (Cycle approx. 72 miles)
- Day 6: Hoover Dam - Las Vegas
A shorter day today, as we cross into Nevada and ride round the shores of Lake Mead, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. Much of our route is on cycle lanes and traffic-free, though there are still some hills! Our lakeside ride forms a real contrast with the rocky desert landscapes we have crossed … and the biggest contrast is to come! Leaving the lake and heading west through the suburbs, we come to Las Vegas, entertainment capital of the world! Finishing on the famous Strip itself, this couldn’t contrast more with our journey here! (Cycle approx. 51 miles)
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