We loved our mountain bike tour! The ride was customized to our skill level with just the right combination of challenge and fun. The pick-up and drop-off process was very convenient. We were tempted to sign up again and ride the next day.
Great your, guide was excellent and so was the hire bike. Would highly recommend this if you want to see something other than casinos in Vegas
I had never mountain biked before this trip and wanted to see the desert. While I found the experience challenging I really enjoyed it and want to pursue the sport at home . Brandon was a very fine guide , knowledgable considerate and professional. I would reccomend this trip for any reasonably fit
Brandon is super knowledgeable and fun! My boyfriend and I did this last week. We’re from Oregon, in our young 30s, and are relatively outdoorsy, healthy, and athletic. I went into this as a newbie mountain biker (although with cycling class experience) and the bf went into this with mountain biking experience, but only as a kid (20+ years ago). He did okay, but I did not.
Spinning/cycling class skills do not transfer over to mountain biking well. I had difficulty learning how to balance my weight, position my body, and apply the brakes. The terrain had loose gravel, large rocks, and prickly plants along the narrow trail. On one of the first dips, my brain froze and I applied the L brake (front wheel) because I’m L-handed, rather than the R (rear). I went head first into the prickly plants and rocks. My left thigh was pinned under the handlebars until I unfroze. This is not a trail to practice and experiment on for the 1st time. During the switchbacks, I was intimidated and got off my bike and walked which was allowed and encouraged. The tour guide and our fellow rider rode ahead and then the 4 of us would reconvene for briefing before the next portion. This was great because they were able to do their thing while the bf and I took it slow. Overall, the bf had minimal problems with the trail, unlike me. Although both of us were panting heavily during the climbs due to the change in elevation, dry air, and hot sun.
The trail and landscape was beautiful. We got some great photos and captured many of my falls on my GoPro which has been comical. I’m still bruised and limping 1 week later, but battle wounds are the best. That’s one thing to note. Ladies, do this tour at the *END* of your trip if you want to look good. I looked all 50-shades-of-gray, beat up and bruised, at the pool and got many inquisitive looks. Also I was limping which meant no heels for the rest of the trip. But overall, Brandon was the best! I’d do this tour again or even try mountain biking again!
The tour was absolutely fantastic as was our guide Adam! The trail was both challenging and fun at the same time - and like nothing the four of us had experienced before. Adam was excellent as our tour guide! I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys biking and who wants to do something off the beaten path from the typical Las Vegas experience.
Great guide, beautiful scenery. Be prepared for a workout! As someone who has only done some light road biking, it was a whole different world. However, it was easy to pick up with help from the guide and I had the time of my life.
This tour was brilliant Brandon's knowledge was excellent very informative. Beginners half day tour was quite tough but exhilarating. The quality of the bikes were exceptional. I would highly recommend this as a change from the Las Vegas strip.
First time in Vagas area and had a fun ride in Red Rocks. Great tour guide made it better.
Despite 40 degree Celsius heat, this was a fantastic fun bike tour. Our guide kept a great pace, made sure we stayed hydrated and entertained us the whole afternoon. Planning to come back with the kids!!
The tour was incredible! The guide made sure everyone on the trip was traveling at a comfortable pace and made the challenging terrain fun. Plenty of water was provided and if I am in Las Vegas again I will definitely do this again.
Best part of our Vegas trip! Exhilarating, fun and challenging! Our guide Brandon was the best we could ask for. Very encouraging and was able to meet our experience level or biking just right. Very informative or the local terrain, animals and fauna. Would love to do this again in the future!!!
Absolutely fantastic. Brandon our guide was the best guide ever. Very knowledgeable of the terrain and very good at managing the different levels within the group. I can not wait to do this again.
I took this ride with a small group of riders that had varied levels of mountain biking experience. Brandon, our guide, did an amazing job of selecting a route that tested everyone while keeping everyone safe. I would return to Vegas just to bike it again. We rode 14 miles on half day trip - it was 100 degrees at 9am. Again our guide made us stop and hydrate, etc. Great time... Thanks Brandon!
Definitely would recommend this. Had fun , first time doing mountain biking yet I was comfortable with the group and Brandon.
Excellent if you're in good shape. The trail has very long climbs, followed by long down hill rides. The full day tour is about 20-25 miles. In our group not everyone (including myself) were able to finish it.
The guide, Brendon, is very much fun and a true bike professional.
If you sign in, make sure to call them a few days in advance to make sure it's on, because my tour had to be moved because there weren't enough people who signed up.
The only thing that I dislike was:
One of the customers that took the trip has serious health problems and because of that slows down the group. I feel sorry for him, but it was and irresponabity from his side to participate in and extreme trip as well from the company to allow him to expose him.
Really enjoyed the day, red hot, but was provided with plenty of water and a good Vegas size snack at lunch time, there were 5 of us in total with Brandon (guide) which was more fun than just 2 or 3, challenging ride but felt great when the day was finished.
It was very beautiful scenery and the weather was perfect (end of April, morning tour). The other 2 people in our group however were not very comfortable on mountain bikes and we had to stop and wait for them many times and could not go very fast b/c the guide didn't want to lose them.
This tour is definitely worth doing - but ONLY if you are experienced.
It says in the extra information that this guide is suitable for all levels from beginners to experienced riders and that is simply not true. Fitness for us was not a problem, but the bikes were completely different to what we have been on before and we had no help in setting them up or understanding how the different gears worked. It also wasn't a "guided" tour because the guide shot off with all the experienced riders so a few of us were left behind while we tried to work out our bike and get used to the terrain(not a flat road like in the picture!)We were made to feel that we were holding others back. At one point I fell off my bike when it hit a rock on an almost vertical hill and gashed my palm open-the guide gave me a pointless plaster which came off because there was so much blood and then just carried on, and didn't ask me again how it was(painful gripping onto those handle bars!)
I don't mean to sound too negative, it WAS absolutely beautiful and we had a great time-the views were stunning and the physical ride was invigorating, all i would say is only do this tour if you know what your doing before hand and are happy fending for yourself! Also make sure you pop your height in, we weren't given that option at check out so if it doesn't pop up call them because i was given a medium which for 5'3" was way too big!
Our guides were wonderful. The path was so rough there was no way to enjoy the scenery. Dead tired by the end of the trip. I really could not believe I paid to torture myself like I did. The bikes were fabulous. Much, much harder than expected.