Tour De Plains

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9 Day(s)
685 Miles
avg 86 Miles
Hosted

The third section of the Cross Country Challenge travels 685 miles in 8 cycling days (9 total). Cross the high plains of Colorado and Kansas from Pueblo CO to Saint Joseph MO.

The high plains are featured in the Tour de Plains. You will head out of Pueblo CO for two back-to-back century days that cross the border into Kansas. The rolling hills give way to the flat Kansas prairie. The name Kansas is derived from the Sioux word meaning “people of the south wind.” If all goes well, you will spend most of your time riding east to northeast with a wind primarily coming out of the south to southwest. The miles will fly and you combine the prevailing wind with the slight but persistent downhill moving across the state from west to east. We spend a night in Dodge City where you can take in a shootout and the Long Branch Variety Show featuring Miss Kitty and her Can-Can dancers. All across Kansas, distant silos mark the next town and if you imagine them painted green with a little glitter, you just might discover the inspiration for Emerald City. After riding by several stockyards, replete with all the livestock sites, sounds, and smells, you will cross the halfway point of the Cross Country Challenge. East of Topeka the ride travels through the Flint Hills. Hills in Kansas? Absolutely! You will spend a day riding through one of the last great swaths of tall grass prairie in the US. Crossing the Missouri River, we head north through a taste of Missouri hills and into Saint Joseph.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
USA
Region:
Mississippi Valley (MS TN LO AR MO KY AL)|Mountains (MT ID WY UT CO)|Plains (ND SD MN NE IA KS)
From:
Pueblo, CO
To:
St. Joseph, MO

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
9 Days
Terrain:
On-road
More Options:
Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2800

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
685 Miles
Riding Days:
8
Month(s):
June
Departure:
27th Jun 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: $450

Inclusions

Breakfast and dinner included for all days except day 0
Daily cue sheets and maps
Daily SAG stops with refreshments
Mechanical Support
Rolling Bike Shop
Luggage Transportation

Exclusions

Lunch
Airfare

Options

Ride the full tour or another section

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