CONTINENTAL DIVIDE13 days crossing the immensity of the USA
- Two options, two prices:
- On your bike: $4,450 ($3,450 + $1,000 deposit)
- On a rental T7: $5,950 ($4,950 + $1,000 deposit)
- Lodging and gas included
- 6 riders minimum, 8 riders maximum
- 13 days of riding
- 2,500 miles of breathtaking rides through a variety of landscapes
- Starts from Silver City, NM (Northbound) or Kalispell, MT (Southbound)
- Support van to carry your bag for maximum comfort and minimum stress
- Transfer to the airports if needed
- Pre-tour package with paper maps and souvenirs
- Difficulty 40% 40%
- Off-road 75% 75%
- TENERE 700 rental
- GPS Trail Tech Voyager Pro
- LODGING (14 nights)
- FIRST DINNER (Silver City)
- LAST DINNER (Kalispell)
- TRANSPORT of BAGGAGES
- TRANSFER to the AIRPORTS (Tucson, Kalispell)
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
- MEALS in Restaurant (except first and last dinners)
- $1,500 RETAINER for renting the Tenere 700
WHAT IS THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE?
Following the geographical line upon which the water goes either toward the Atlantic Ocean or the Pacific Ocean, the Continental Divide ride goes through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, covering around 2,500 miles of spectacular remote wilderness, from deserts to 12,000 ft high mountain passes.
Closely following the original route developped for bicyclists, the CDR stays far away from civilisation. During the day, you’re more likely to encounter wildlife or cattle than to meet another human being.
It’s truly a unique ride, with incredible diversity of terrain and scenery, and an uncomparable sense of achievement for those who finish it. This is which is why we call it the king of the rides!
IS IT A TRIP FOR ME?
This long trip is designed for riders seeking an authentic adventure in the most beautiful areas of the West. While most of the ride is done on double-tracks and gravel roads, there will be a few technical sections such as deep ruts or rolling rocks. It will never be extremely hard, but it’s a reminder that the trip is not for beginners.
You’ll ride at your own pace. Your bike comes with a fully loaded GPS, with optional pavement routes. With this device and the help of the support rider, you will take your own decisions based on your physical condition, the forecast, the difficulties of the day…
Weather should be great at this time of year, but you must be prepared for everything like extreme heat, showers and even thunderstorms. Rain can make the trails impassable, so we always have a pavement option ready… Remember that we don’t control the climate!
Last, but not least, we will be riding the Tenere 700 in very remote areas where search and rescue might need hours to reach us. Safety will be our top priority over performance.
Overall, the challenge is perfectly doable for any rider in good physical condition and willing to put the effort to experience what is truly the adventure of a lifetime!
YOUR OWN ADVENTURE… WITH ALL THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
We provide all the tools:
⊕ Fully fitted Tenere 700 with bags and GPS
⊕ Van to carry your luggages so you can ride light
⊕ Support riders who know the trails, carry tools and have satellite communication.
However, you’re in charge of your adventure and you will be responsible for managing your effort and riding at a safe pace.
Dirt or pavement ? Everyday, a morning briefing will let you know all about the day’s ride, after which you can decide between riding on the dirt or opting the pavement option.
Riding in group: We’re in the adventure together, but it doesn’t mean we have to be together at all times. We have one support rider riding ahead of the group. Remember, everybody can ride at their own pace, stop to take pictures… We want you to feel like you’re truly on vacation!
Accomodations in the small towns of these remote regions will often rely on family-owned motels and lodges…
It’s one of the reasons why the Continental Divide ride is such an authentic adventure!