Adventure Bike Racing presents:
Adventure Bike Camp
"Desert and Ocean"
 
 
 

About

In 2013, I (Michael Wacker) did my first bike tour across the US. I spent three month travelling and cycling 12000 kilometers.

The place I enjojed the most was the area around California,Nevada and Arizona. I was riding my bike to places where people weren`t expecting to see a cyclist. While interacting with them, I received comments such as "its amazing but I could never do that" or "it´s so inspiring but I wouldn´t even know where nor how to start".

With our soft supported road trip camps, we want to help these dreamers to become doers. We want to help you realize your desire for Adventures, which is why we are introducing this once-in-a-lifetime tour for you.

The Desert and Ocean Camp is planned as a road trip to allow you to experience a new adventure at the dawn every day.



What fascinated me the most during my trip and made it even more special was the sweeping differences of landscape and scenery that I came across.

From the starting point in colourful Venice Beach to Death Valley, one of the most monotonous regions of the world just a few days later, only to then go from the remoteness to bustling Las Vegas, a crazy place like no other that everyone has to visit at least once. If the views don´t take your breath away, the experience is bound to engulf you.

Maybe you´ll like it. Maybe you won´t.

But one thing´s for sure: After we left Las Vegas you will enjoy the remoteness of the second half of the tour even more.

The Camp

Tour Facts:

Start and end: Venice Beach, Los Angeles

Duration: 15 days

Rest days: 3 (Death Valley campground, Las Vegas hotel, Joshua Tree National Park campground)

Distance: 1600 kilometers (1000 miles)

Elevation: 15000m (49200ft.)

Average/day: 145 kilometers (91miles) in distance and 1360m (4460ft.) of elevation

Longest day: 215 kilometers (134miles) in distance and 2200m (7220ft.) of elevation

Lowest point: -86m (-282ft.) below sea level in Death Valley

Highest point: 1665m (5460ft.) above sea level from the climb out of Death Valley to Las Vegas

What we provide for you:

Two Guides:

Michael Wacker

Ultra Cyclist Veteran
Trans Am Bike Race finisher
2x The Transcontinental finisher
Race Across AMerica qualifier
3x Ironman finisher

Speaks English and German



Special guest

Another Ultra Cyclist Veteran



Small group (maximum 12 riders)

Support car for organisation and safety reasons

Breakfast and dinner at each camp site

Daily ride packs

One night hotel stay before we start in Venice Beach (double room)

One night hotel stay in Las Vegas (double room)

One night hotel stay upon tour completion in Venice Beach (double room)

Farewell dinner

Pictures taken during the trip

What we expect from you:

You have to make your own way to the starting point in Venice Beach

Your own bike

Your own camping gear

You need to be able to repair the basic mechanics of your bike

You need to have a certain level of experience and fitness in bike riding

Insurance for the duration of the camp

Work as a group at campsites. This includes meals, cleaning, and preparing daily ride packs together

We will go into further details about these points before the tour begins

How we ride:

One guide will ride with the group and lead the way.
You are free to ride ahead individually if you wish to as long as you stay on the planned route for the day.

For safety purposes you are not allowed to ride behind the guide in the bank.

The second guide will drive the support car. He will organize the things we need at our destination of the day.

Even though we will have a support car, it will only be used for backups and emergencies.
It´s extremely important that you know how to fix and solve basic problems on your own.

When we ride:

September 28th, 2018 to October 12th, 2018

October 18th, 2018 to November 1st, 2018

What are the costs:

Cost of the camp:

2599,-Euro.



Deposit:

30% required at booking.



Final payment:

Due in 3 Month prior to start of the camp.



Cancellation Policy:

90 day before departure 100% refund except a 100,-Euro admin fee.

89 to 30 days before departure 75% refund of the tour prize.

Less than 30 days before departure 50% refund of the tour prize.

Requests for refunds must be submitted by email or letter.

Route

Start and end:

Venice Beach, Los Angeles



Rest days:

Death Valley

Las Vegas

Joshua Tree National Park

Active recovery is key, so you will not be doing any riding on our three rest days.
We will explore Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Park with a short hike - either individually or as a group.
In Las Vegas, you could go sight-seeing or simply watch a show. That´s completely up to you!



Other highlights:

View from the observatory over Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier

Hoover Dam

Mojave Desert

Route 66

Hwy 74 - Palms to Pines

Pacific Coast Highway

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Contact

Please get in touch if you are interested in this Adventure Camp!