My husband and I are local Colorado Springs residents so we have the good fortune to have a view of Pikes Peak every day. But the views from the saddle of a bike rolling down Pikes Peak are second to none. The staff makes sure that everyone has the right bike and gear they need to have a fun and comfortable ride down the mountain. We had plenty of stops for taking photos and getting snacks. The trip concludes with a wonderful lunch in old Colorado City. It couldn't have planned or executed better.
We booked the Saddle up Pedal down package. We rode horses for an hour first and then went up the mountain for the ride down. Horses were well mannered and the bike were of very good quality. Horse back ride was through mostly wooded areas and we did see an elk. The bike trip was awesome with beautiful views and a thrilling ride down. Loved it!
We chose the "saddle up and ride down" option as we prefer to go it on our own. Great decision! The horse part is rather routine but my son had the time of his life. The bike ride is fantastic (you could just skip the horses and do this ride). Our guide, Scott, gave us some very important tips for the bike ride down. Listen to him! Despite hours on a bike, I was not saddle sore. Take it easy at first to get used to the loose sand and gravel. Stop to enjoy the views. Pack water and a lunch and have a great time.
These guys offer a "Saddle Up and Pedal Down" Tour that was great. I was able to accomplish 2 things during my visit to Colorado Springs - Horseback Riding and Mountain Biking. The tour begins with at least 1-hour on a horse (guided tour) and a small group. Our group just had 3 riders. After a ride on the trails with a horse, the tour guide brings you and a rental bike up the mountain just to about 10,500 feet. Here you are left to pedal down the 20-mile trail at your own pace. The views are breathtaking and the ride was a good rush of adrenaline. I'm glad I booked this tour and would recommend it to a friend.
The highlight of the trip was definitely the bike ride down Cheyenne mountain. I think we rode about 20 miles and we had the mountain to ourselves for an hour or so. The weather was perfect and I loved that the descent was not so steep that you had to brake every 20 feet or so (like on the Pikes Peak ride, I'm told). We rode through 4 mountain tunnels and had a blast. You do have to walk your bike over a closed tunnel which is fairly difficult if you are not athletic or out of shape. Overall, it was a great experience!
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Pikes Peak Bike Tours is excited to partner with the Old Stage Riding Stables in offering you a day of adventure you won’t soon forget! Our Saddle Up-Pedal Down package is sure to be a hit! Here’s how it works.
You will meet at Pikes Peak Bike Tours shop in Old Colorado City at 9:15am to sign waivers and load in our vans for a 9:30am departure time. From there, we will drive you up to the Old Stage Riding Stables to take in the crisp mountain air and beautiful scenery as you ride along on your hour long horseback tour.
When you finish, our guide will take you just a couple more miles up the road to the drop off point for our “Bike Gold Camp” tour. This unique opportunity is a great way to squeeze in a couple of the most popular attractions in Colorado Springs all in one day. Don’t miss it!
We also offer pick-up and drop off options! Please ask for details.
PLEASE NOTE: The horse stables have a weight limit of 220lbs for their horses.