7 Day Cycling Trip - Scottsdale, Arizona
Intermediate to Advanced riders
(416) 458-6859 to book.
Kick off the cycling season with sun, fun, and wellness! This trip has something for everyone! Want epic rides, we have epic rides. Want a rolling morning and an afternoon by the pool? We can do that too. Want to move in new directions, learn about the desert landscape, taste healthy and delicious delights? You will have several afternoon activities to choose from with the option to be as active or relaxed as you like.
As with every PT Cycling Centre trip you will be fully supported, watered and fed on the rides, be surrounded by fun and friendly people, and enjoy great food.
Full support by experienced riders Nat, Tracey and Petrina
Two 30 minute massages
Airport transfers in Arizona
Bike assembly and packing in Arizona
6 nights accommodation
6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
Ride snacks and sandwiches
Coffee and other goodies purchased en-route
Personal travel insurance
Petrina has been in the sport of cycling for over 20 years, although her background is quite diverse. She competed nationally in the pool with some of the best coaches in Canada who produced many Olympic champions. After taking a few years in transition to have fun running marathons and some triathlons, including Ironman, she then discovered road cycling and fell in love!
Petrina has raced all over North America including many provincial team projects, including Western and Canada Games where she was part of a strong medal winning team. After becoming one of Alberta’s strongest riders and Provincial Criterium Champion, she embarked on the “Petrina Pro Tour” where she lived in her car and traveled all over the western United States and Canada to compete in professional bike races with the strongest women in the sport.
Petrina's coaching resume is as diverse as her sport background; working with beginner cyclists, elite racers, the Canadian track team, and everything in between. She has a talent for creating programs that are fun and built for each individual to help them exceed their goals.
What she is best at is sharing her passion for cycling, focusing on little details that create big improvements in technique and speed, and getting in to people's heads, in a good way. After training with Petrina and the Cycling Centre you will be forever changed.
Cycling Centre staff will greet you at the Phoenix airport and transport you and your gear to the Civana Resort. While you enjoy lunch by the pool and check-in to your room, your bike will be assembled by the PT Cycling Centre Team. After a late afternoon spin we will have a short shuttle for a social dinner.
Easy 90 minute spin to make sure bikes are in good working condition. We will explore the roads through Cave Creek and Carefree.
28 km and 210 m elevation gain
After breakfast, we will begin our ride with a slight downhill, quiet urban roads, and a 16 km stretch on the Sonoran Parkway, a flat road with beautiful desert views. The ride home will pass horse and cactus farms with the last 12 km slightly uphill. Riders will have the option of testing themselves on some 24% climbs just before stopping for lunch.
78 km and 529 m elevation gain
110 km and 732 m elevation gain
We will stop at Local Johnny's for lunch before heading back to the resort. Afternoon activities are abundant at the resort with yoga or an exploration of the desert. For a sample of activities offered each day visit the hotel's website (www.civanacarefree.com). Massage is scheduled and time by the pool or fire pit are a fun way to socialize with the group before heading out for a local dinner.
This NEWLY paved route offers breathtaking views around every bend. The long option is to ride from the resort to Tortilla Flat, an epic 150 km option and shuttle home. The shorter option is an out-and-back along the awe-inspiring curvy route. A break in the charming town of Tortilla Flat is a must, with unique and humorous sites abounding. Be sure to sample te prickly pear gelato!
65 km and 1,147 m elevation gain
150 km and 1,646 m elevation gain
The shorter group will be shuttled 60 minutes to the start. Both groups will meet at the end as we have lunch at the Hitching Post, a local watering hole where the locals arrive on horse back. All riders will shuttle back to the hotel for some R&R before dinner.
This ride has a challenging start as we ride uphill on a 4% grade but then the ride down to the lake is absolutely stunning! The out-and-back route allows everyone to ride at thier own pace. The ride out of the lake is a 16 km climb; finding a rhythm and enjoying the spectacular views is key to enjoying the day. The long route has the options of adding on out-and-back sections from the 60 km route.
60 km and 1,210 m elevation gain
100 km and 1,931 m elevation gain
Riders can choose to have lunch at Raven's View on the long route, in town or at the resort. Afternoon activities include a massage, time by the pool, a run, or exploring the wild west offerings of Cave Creek and Carefree, before a group dinner.
There are options today including a day off to do what the heart desires; maybe shopping at the beautiful outdoor malls of Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, or a day on the golf course (there are many to choose from). The riding options include a leisurely tour of Carefree or the road up the infamous Mt. Humboldt with some dirt roads leading up to the base of the mountain; the 10 km climb over 10% has been paved since our last visit. Both routes have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
45 km and 584 m elevation gain
62 km and 1,262 m elevation gain - Riders can add on by dipping into Bartlett
We will end the rides by the pool and recap our adventures. The afternoon will have time to explore town with it's unique western flare, participate in a stretch or foam roller class, swim in the lap pool, or enjoy a book in the sun. Dinner will be an enjoyable feast at a local restaurant.
There is a little bit of everything on this ride! The route starts with a slight descent to warm-up the legs with routes separating at the 15 km mark. The shorter option is relatively flat while the longer option has some fast rollers, then heads into the Scottsdale suburbs where riders are faced with an 18% hill; a great challenge that is rewarded with spectacular views before a fast and fun 20 km decent!
65 km and 566 m elevation gain
117 km and 1,125 m elevation gain
Airpark Bike Shop is on the long route and a 10 km roundtrip deviation for the shorter route should riders choose to check out some bling. We will pass the Grotto Cafe on the way back to the hotel, a good place to stop for lunch. Dinner will be a social final evening together to share our tales of adventure.
Today we say our goodbyes and make our way home having made new friends and wonderful memories.
Shuttles will be arranged depending on flight departure times. Athletes with flights later in the day may choose to ride in the morning or explore the local town and pick up some last minute gifts and keepsakes.
Dates: April 22 - 28, 2019
CAD $3,250 per person
Add CAD $900 per person for single occupancy
Deposit - Double occupancy: CAD $500 per person
Deposit - Single occupancy: CAD $500 per person
Balance Due: March 1, 2019
|AT TIME OF BOOKING||Deposit - non-refundable|
|30 - 60 days before departure||50% of total price - non-refundable|
|1 - 29 days before departure||100% of total price - non-refundable|
Out of Country medical insurance is MANDITORY and we strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation or comprehensive travel insurance at the time of booking. Please contact Further Afield Travel and Tours for a quotations.
We appreciate your business and look forward to working with you again soon.