TEXAS: Big Bend & Ft Davis Itinerary

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Below is a brief description of the Big Bend & Fort Davis tour's itinerary, including links to interactive route maps with elevation profiles. PLEASE NOTE: All of our routes can be adjusted to make them more or less challenging. With the support of our SAG vehicle, we can provide a variety of starting and finishing points on each day to provide a customized ride.

FRIDAY

Load up in the Velo View van in Austin and relax with breakfast tacos and good company while we drive you to Balmorhea Pool, a true desert oasis near Fort Davis. Take advantage of the brilliant West Texas sky at a "Star Party" that evening at the McDonald Observatory.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Veranda Inn (Ft Davis)

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SATURDAY

Ride the Davis Mountains Loop, arguably the most popular ride in West Texas with wide open flats, steep climbs and winding descents - not to mention fantastic views, especially as you crest the highest point on any Texas Highway (6,791 feet) near the McDonald Observatory. Check out the art scene and enjoy some fine dining in nearby Marfa that evening.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Veranda Inn (Ft Davis)

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SUNDAY

Take in the wide open splendor of Big Bend National Park while challenging yourself on a ride from the Rio Grande River up to the Chisos Basin, punctuated by one of the best climbs in Texas. Enjoy the views from our home base at the Chisos Mountains Lodge as you recover from the day's ride.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Chisos Mountains Lodge (Big Bend National Park)

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MONDAY

Ride through an incredible variety of geological formations as we roll down from the Chisos Basin all the way to the beautiful Santa Elena Canyon, where we'll take a short walk along the Rio Grande River. Enjoy a beautiful sunset from "The Window" of the Chisos Basin.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Chisos Mountains Lodge (Big Bend National Park)

TUESDAY

Take in the vastness of the Park as we hike one of the most scenic trails in Texas before driving back to Austin. Enjoy one final group dinner in the Texas Hill Country before returning to reality.

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