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Flagstaff to Sedona

Bike Riding · Arizona
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After yesterday’s strenuous effort, you enjoy an easier ride today that descends nearly 3,000 feet in elevation. Your ride begins through gorgeous forests before making its way past a rushing river and eventually giving way to stunning views of the towering red rock around Sedona. 
easy
Distance 47.9 km
4:30 h
166 m
964 m
Arrive in this vibrant town surrounded by incredible views in every direction, and enjoy a leisurely stroll past the many shops on the main street before you are transported back to Flagstaff from where you continue on your onwards travels. 

Author’s recommendation

Be careful in the Oak Creek Canyon section of 89A. It is a narrow shoulder and drivers are often looking around
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Macs Adventure
Update: September 29, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,146 m
Lowest point
1,307 m

Safety information

Before starting your ride it’s always worth inspecting your bike for damage. Check for any damage to the frame, components, or wheels. Ensure there are no loose cables and that the tires are inflated and the brakes are working. Always wear a helmet when cycling.

Remember to obey local road rules and be careful of traffic.

Start

Flagstaff (Hotel Monte Vista) (2,108 m)
Coordinates:
DD
35.198134, -111.647621
DMS
35°11'53.3"N 111°38'51.4"W
UTM
12S 441045 3895207
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Destination

Sedona

Turn-by-turn directions

The route today is very straight forward and we have given you a brief outline below, however, please follow the GPS tracks on the Macs Adventure smartphone app to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable, and problem-free day.  The daily maps can also be printed from the web version of the app should you wish to take paper copies with you.

  • Leave Hotel Monte Vista the way you came and take a left onto North Humphreys Street
  • Take a right at the light and this road will become Milton Street
  • Take a right onto West Forest Meadows Street
  • Take a left onto Beulah Blvd (see map cont.’d)
  • Beulah Blvd becomes Arizona 89A which you will now ride all the way to Sedona.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
35.198134, -111.647621
DMS
35°11'53.3"N 111°38'51.4"W
UTM
12S 441045 3895207
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Be sure to check the local weather forecast each morning before cycling. Along with sun protection make sure to bring a waterproof jacket and a warm layer to wear over your jersey and cycle shorts/trousers. 

If you are navigating using the Macs App on your phone, if one of your party has a secure phone handlebar mount it will help make finding your way even easier. 

Ensure your phone is fully charged; if you doubt the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
47.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
166 m
Descent
964 m

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