Day 1: Sunday 4th March
Fly from London to Las Vegas. Upon arrival we will transfer by coach to Beatty Junction (98 miles / 2 hours) for the night. Tonight we will hear more about the challenge ahead from our guides.Day 2: Monday 5th March
Beatty Junction to Stovepipe Wells approx. 30miles
After the long journey we will enjoy the only lie-in of the trip. Midmorning there is a bike fitting before having lunch. The first 15 miles cycling brings us to Daylight Pass (altitude of 4317ft) which is at the border of Nevada and California. We cross this border and coast our way into California. The descent from Daylight Pass gives a hang-gliding view of the valley, with dunes shimmering in the distance. As we reach our stop for the night we can see the Towne Pass in the distance, which we will conquer on day 4! Day 3: Tuesday 6th March
Stovepipe Wells to Panamint Springs approx. 54miles
Today we will cycle from Stovepipe Wells at sea level to Panamint Springs. It is a steady climb, and once at 2000ft we get to Emigrant Junction and then towards Wildrose Canyon. This route takes us via Emigrant Pass (5328ft) and then it’s a great ride over to Panamint Valley. After 42 miles we get to Road 178 and head north to Panamint Springs (2000ft). From here its a coach transfer to Lone Pine for an overnight stop.
Day 4: Wednesday 7th March
Panamint Springs to Furnace Creek approx. 56miles
Today is another fabulous and challenging day cycling from Panamint Springs to Furnace Creek. After 24 miles we encounter Towne Pass (4956ft) followed by 18 miles of continuous downhill past Stovepipe Wells and towards the bottom of Death Valley. We will continue down the valley over undulating terrain to the oasis of Furnace Creek. Today we climb 3400ft but enjoy the 5000ft downhill to our overnight stop!Day 5: Thursday 8th March
Furnace Creek via Devil’s Hole to Pahrump approx. 61miles
From Furnace Creek we cycle on Road 190 to Devil’s Hole, a Death Valley National Monument. En route we cycle at an elevation of only 700ft past Zabriskie Point, from here we can take in the views of the multicoloured landscape that surrounds us. We reach Death Valley Junction which is at 2037ft and from here it’s five miles of mostly flat terrain until the Nevada Border. At the border, the road curves around past Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and turns southward towards Pahrump, where we will stay tonight.
Day 6: Friday 9th March
Pahrump to Las Vegas approx. 62miles
Today our final destination is Las Vegas! The first part of the day is a slow climb along the Pahrump Valley before we turn eastward to encounter more hills. Again, we are in the middle of a large expanse with little vegetation. Our last climb is to Mountain Springs Summit (5490ft), the highest point of the trip. We are rewarded with a long descent as the route passes the dramatic rocks of Red Rock Canyon before we cross the plains into Las Vegas itself. Tonight we mark our achievement with a celebratory dinner and the rest of the evening is free for you to explore this truly unique city! Day 7: Saturday 10th March
Las Vegas to London
This morning is free for everyone to enjoy the sights and sounds of Las Vegas. Our coach will pick us up in the afternoon and take us to the airport for our evening flight home.Day 8: Sunday 11th March
Arrive in the UK with fond memories of our achievement; conquering Death Valley to banish the real death valleys and support the great work of MAG.