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Family Friendly Biking in Vail

At Vail, you can trade in their two skis for two wheels in the summertime for another fun way to go downhill on Vail Mountain. Never attempted a downhill ride without skis? Vail has the perfect solution for bikers of all abilities – guided mountain biking tours. Experience the beauty of Vail Mountain beyond the scenic gondola rides with the comfort of having a knowledgeable and experienced guide leading the way.

Guided tours begin with a lesson in the basics such as checking gear, the fundamentals of mountain biking, and understanding of the terrain. Mountain bike guides specialize in navigating the best route for every person’s ability, and they keep a close eye on everyone to make sure everyone is comfortable and in control. From a soft dirt pack road to tree courses and pump tracks, guided mountain bike tours showcase the many options for biking on Vail Mountain. For the more casual, recreational riders, the Gore Creek paved recreational trail offers miles and miles of fun flats to rolling hills from East Vail to West Vail and beyond if you choose! The scenery along the river is stunning – make sure to look around at the surrounding peaks!

Many bike outfitters offer Vail Pass bike tours for road bikers. If you’re not up for the challenge of biking up Vail Pass, reach out to local shops for a lift up and enjoy the scenic descent from Vail Pass at 10,600 feet of elevation to Vail and Lionshead Villages. Great for all ages and skill levels.

Tip:  If you have never been mountain biking on mountain single track trails, we strongly suggest that you start off EASY.  Either stick to the paved bike paths in town, or the gravel roads on Vail Mountain.  Once you are comfortable with gravel, then venture to our easier mountain bike trails and progress from there.