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Tusayan to Valle

Bike Riding · Arizona
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Today’s easy ride takes you along the straightforward stretch to Valle, offering a gentle decrease in elevation over the course of the ride. 
easy
Distance 36.7 km
3:00 h
41 m
237 m
Your route begins amidst the varied trees of the Kaibab National Forest, including pinyon pine, Douglas fir, and juniper, and as you decrease in elevation the trees give way to fragrant sagebrush and bitterbrush. Arrive at your charming B&B, where you’ll enjoy expansive views of the surrounding area.
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Macs Adventure
Update: September 29, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,038 m
Lowest point
1,811 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 on the Arizona 64 road.

Start

Tusayan (Grand Canyon Plaza Hotel) (2,011 m)
Coordinates:
DD
35.973762, -112.127731
DMS
35°58'25.5"N 112°07'39.8"W
UTM
12S 398324 3981626
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Destination

Valle (The Dumplin Patch B&B)

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.

  • From your hotel in Tusayan, AZ head south on Arizona 64 toward I-40
  • Stay on Arizona 64 for about 23 miles
  • At 23 miles take a left turn on Arizona 180 toward Flagstaff, AZ
  • Just after the turn look for signs for The Dumplin Patch Bed & Breakfast on your left. This is your lodging for the night.

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Coordinates

DD
35.973762, -112.127731
DMS
35°58'25.5"N 112°07'39.8"W
UTM
12S 398324 3981626
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
36.7 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
41 m
Descent
237 m

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