The Sedona Experience: Mountain Biking
There’s a fast-growing mountain bike culture here in Sedona, and it’s easy to see why. A mountain bike mecca, Sedona offers hundreds of trails and a temperate climate for the ultimate Sedona mountain biking conditions all year long.
If you’re coming prepared and ready to hit the trails, you can view the available Sedona trails by via the Forest Service Mountain Biking Areas. While L’Auberge does not have mountain bikes available on property, there are multiple rental locations and outfitters in the area. These establishments can also arrange guided rides for both groups and individuals.
Mountain Bike Outfitters in Sedona
The Fat Tire
This business specializes in catering for true enthusiasts of the sport and the bikes are top of the line. It is probably best if you call them as they will want to ask you questions about the type of bike you want, skill level etc. One can walk there in less than 10 minutes from L’Auberge or we can take you up there with our complimentary shuttle service.
Over the Edge
Over the Edge Sedona is a one-stop bike shop offering mountain bike rentals, sales & service. They stock parts and service all kinds of bikes, from road bikes to cruisers. Centrally located in the heart of Sedona, Over the Edge has easy access to many different trail systems. They also use different trails in the West Sedona area, such as Dead Man’s Pass and Forest Road #152 off of Dry Creek Rd. Open daily from 9am to 6pm.
Sedona Destination Adventures
Sedona Destination Adventures offers bike tours of the area. All of the guides have an expertise in coaching and training, some in multiple disciplines, and their backgrounds range from recreational to professional. SDE does not have a physical location; bikes are rented through Over the Edge or Bike and Bean where the guide meets them and transports them (if necessary) for the tour. Email [email protected].
Village of Oak Creek
Bike and Bean
Bike and Bean is Sedona’s oldest and most awarded bike shop. They are located in the Village of Oak Creek (about 20 minutes from L’Auberge) and are very close to trails for a range of skill levels, starting with the easy ones around Bell Rock and going up in challenge levels from there. Stop in and enjoy an espresso, have your bike serviced by one of their master mechanics, or rent any one of their professionally maintained rentals set up for the best Sedona experience. They also operate tours thru 360 Adventures (480) 722-0360.
Absolute Bikes stocks a diverse array of bikes, cycling clothing, cycling equipment and bicycle repair and bike fitting services to suit all sorts of cyclists. They also offer both mountain bike rental and road bike rental in Sedona. You can even apply the price of the rental towards the purchase of a new bike.
Make sure to also check out the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival which celebrates mountain biking in this incredible destination. The next festival takes place March 2-4, 2018.
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Posted: July 28, 2017
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