It’s time to plan that summer cycling trip you’ve always dreamed about. Cognoscenti tours is once again teaming up with VeloNews to offer the ultimate Boulder experience — five days of the area’s best climbs, roads, and restaurants.
You’ll ride like a pro but eat much better, then sleep, beautifully tired, at the most luxurious hotel in town, the St. Julien Hotel & Spa. Every day, guests will be treated to pro-level logistical support and professional riders as tour guides with our editors’ local knowledge and behind-the-scenes access. It is an unmatched, thoroughly Colorado experience.
In addition to the VeloNews staff, former U.S. national champion Timmy Duggan will join the tour. Former pros and Boulder-area food and wine experts Will Frischkorn and Craig Lewis will also join the tour, as will Jelly Belly pro rider Angus Morton.
$4,950; Add a non-riding guest for $2,950
The itinerary takes in the best climbs in Boulder, including hidden roads and loops known only to locals and an optional day to the top of the 14,000-foot Mount Evans, the highest paved road in North America. Each ride is led by professional riders and VeloNews staffers.
Lunches are either catered by Cured, a gourmet shop owned by former Tour de France pro Will Frischkorn, or hosted at Salto, which sits about 3,000 feet above Boulder. Dinners take place at the restaurants that have led to Boulder being named America’s foodiest town by outlets like Bon Appetit. Those include the James Beard Award-winning Frasca. Rides are further supplied by Boulder-based Skratch Labs.
The St. Julien Hotel & Spa is Boulder’s finest hotel.
– Full Cognoscenti kit, worth $500, packed in a custom rain bag
– Full, professional sag support on every ride
– A professional photographer to document your time in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains
￼￼- Evening education sessions with cycling luminaries