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Beautiful View Rides' tours are balanced with riding time and stopping to explore beautiful places in Colorado. The tour is for street-legal motorcycles and will be traveling on paved roads. You just have to show up and ride. April has arranged scenic road trips through Colorado that include all lodging, meal stops, gas stops, and scenic turn offs. The tour routes selected are designed to explore unique and beautiful places in Colorado. Touring Colorado by motorcycle is the ultimate dream and you will not be disappointed with any of April’s tour routes. With an average of 300 days of sunshine, Colorado by motorcycle is the way to go.

Key information

  • Bike: personal bike
  • Terrain: paved roads
  • Mileage: 1,839 kilometers / 1,143 miles
  • Daily rides: 322 kilometers / 200 miles
  • Riding gear: Not included; Eye protection is always required and BV Rides recommends the use of helmets
  • Meals: all breakfasts, all lunches, and 5 dinners

Meet the guides

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  • Starts and ends in Denver
  • Visit South Park National Heritage Area
  • See 10 scenic byways and 3 historic districts
  • Discover Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • 6 nights accommodation (including 3 nights at historic lodgings)
  • Ride to the top of Mt. Evans at 14, 265 feet
  • 80% of the tour is through Public Lands
  • Enjoy 12 high mountain passes

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 riding days
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer included: Denver International Airport
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Six nights of lodging from Saturday night to Thursday night are included in the package. All lodging accommodations are at minimum, moderate plus unique and close to main areas of town.

Please note due to the historic nature of some of the lodging, elevators will not be available to access second floor rooms. Also, lodging is not included the day of arrival back to Denver on Friday. Due to the historic nature of some of the lodging on this tour, sharing of rooms is not possible due to only one bed being present in each room.


Paonia is an overnight tour stop on the Southern Colorado Motorcycle Tour and participants will spend the night at the The Bross Hotel Bed & Breakfast. This hotel was built in 1906 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dinner for the tour stop in Lake City will be at The Living Farm Cafe. The Living Farm Cafe features farm-fresh and organic produce, meat, cheese and eggs from their farm and others in the area.


April has selected Silverton as an overnight stop on the Southern Colorado Motorcycle Tour and participants will be staying at Villa Dallavalle Historic Hotel-Inn. This hotel was built in 1901 and is one of the historic hotels in Silverton. Dinner for the motorcycle tour's night stop in Silverton is participant's choice due to the extensive choices available.

Buena Vista

April has chosen Buena Vista as an overnight tour stop on the Southern Colorado Motorcylcle Tour, and participants will spend the night at the Best Western - Vista Inn. Dinner for the tour stop in Buena Vista will be at the Wesley & Rose Restaurant inside The Surf Hotel.

Lake City

Lake City is an overnight tour stop on the Southern Colorado Motorcycle Tour and participants will spend the night at the Matterhorn Motel. Dinner for the tour stop in Lake City will be at the Packer Saloon and Cannibal Grill.


April is a professional, experienced tour guide, so you are never alone and have her showing you all the sites. In addition, BV Rides limits the amount of registered motorcycles per tour to ensure a smaller intimate experience for everyone involved.

Riders can expect roughly 200 miles per day on this tour of riding, so you will generally be travelling about 200 miles per day, and stopping at some of the most most beautiful places of Colorado. Every day, your tour around Colorado will include great food, sites, and accommodations.

This tour is for six nights and seven days; approximately 26 hours in the saddle; and 1,143 total miles. The tour runs from a Saturday to a Friday. This is an all inclusive out west tour.


  • Night 1: Welcome dinner in Denver (Saturday)
  • Day 1: Denver to Buena Vista (Sunday)
  • Day 2: Buena Vista to Lake City (Monday)
  • Day 3: Lake City to Silverton (Tuesday)
  • Day 4: Silverton to Paonia (Wednesday)
  • Day 5: Paonia to Leadville (Thursday)
  • Day 6: Leadville to Denver (Friday)

How to participate

  • Ride your motorcycle to the meeting place
  • Trailer your motorcycle out to the meeting place
  • Ship your motorcycle out to the meeting place
  • Rent from local motorcycle agencies

Ride motorcycle

  • Simply ride your motorcycle to the tour start meeting place.

Trailer motorcycle

Trailer or transport your motorcycle yourself to the tour start meeting place. Hotel arranged for the welcome evening accommodation does offer long term parking for 15 days for a fee. Max trailer length is 16 feet for a normal long term parking rate. If your trailer is over 16 feet, April will discuss different alternatives and rates for long term parking. All BV Rides tours end at the place of tour origin.

Ship motorcycle

Have your motorcycle shipped to and from your hometown location to the predetermined tour start meeting place. April can recommend which company to assist you with finding a shipping carrier. April does offer packages for your convenience of meeting your shipping carrier in Denver. See below for packages:

  • BV Rides ultimate shipping - April will do all of the booking and coordinating for you! Contact April to discuss pricing.
  • BV Rides early arrival: 175 USD - April will meet your shipping carrier and assist with unloading at meeting location. Includes additional date(s) of storage at meeting location prior to arrival date.
  • BV Rides arrival: 75 USD - April will meet your shipping carrier and assist with unloading at meeting location on the arrival date.
  • BV Rides departure: 175 USD - April will meet your shipping carrier and assist with loading at meeting location. Includes one additional date of storage at meeting location due to departure date is after the date of tour conclusion.
  • BV Rides delayed departure: 220 USD - April will meet your shipping carrier and assist with loading at meeting location. Includes additional date(s) of storage at meeting location due to departure date is after the tour conclusion.

Rent a motorcycle

Come on out to Colorado and rent a motorcycle from a reputable agency. The following motorcycle rental agencies below are located close to the tour start meeting place of BV Rides tours:

  • Eagle Rider Motorcycles
  • Colorado Tourbike Rentals

Skill levels required for this tour: intermediate and advanced


  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents


  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions


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Paonia (elevation: 5,682 feet)

Paonia is a unique town, which was originally settled by farmers, ranchers, and miners. Today, the town is now home to artists and outdoor lovers as well. It consistently ranks as one of the “coolest” Colorado mountain towns.

Paonia is naturally air conditioned by warm air flowing up the valley at night and cool air from the mountains during the day resulting in optimal conditions for growing cherries, apricots, grapes, peaches, plums, pears, nectarines, and apples.

Paonia is a real hotbed of organic farming, sustain-ably raised meats, value added products, organic hops, and a truly remarkable wine industry. You will eat some of the highest quality, cleanest food in the world when you visit this valley.

Paonia is a focal point of back roads and trails leading into the forest. Few places offer such a wonderful combination of climate, scenery, lifestyle, and recreation.

Silverton (elevation: 9,218 feet)

Visiting Silverton is like stepping back in time. Once a frontier mining town teeming with saloons, Silverton, is now a tamed-down version of the same two-street town. Most of the streets are dirt. Silverton is located in the San Juan mountains of Colorado.

Like many of Colorado’s mountain towns, Silverton began as a mining town, and found a second life as a recreation hub rich in heritage tourism. Unlike many of its fellow mountain towns, Silverton has not been polished and manicured into a destination for the well heeled.

You won’t find upscale here. Instead, Silverton retains the wild, wooly, and independent energy of a remote mountain town. The fact that the rough-and-tumble spirit has not been scrubbed away makes Silverton all the more charming, authentic, and adventurous. It’s not easy to get to, and can even feel like a step back in time. A trip to Silverton is a guaranteed adventure. The World’s Highest Harley Davidson Store is located in Silverton.

Buena Vista (elevation: 7,965 feet)

Buena Vista, Colorado is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. The mountain town boasts of stunning views and thrilling outdoor adventure. The Sawatch Mountain Range contains some of Colorado’s highest peaks and provides magnificent views that inspire anyone who sees them. Many of these peaks are named after universities, such as Mount Princeton, Mount Harvard, and Mount Yale, earning the title “Collegiate Peaks”.

Flowing through Buena Vista is the Arkansas River, Colorado’s number one rafted river. Surrounding the Arkansas River is Browns Canyon with its beautiful granite walls that tower over the river. The Browns Canyon National Monument is 21,586 acres of unspoiled canyons, rivers, and back country forest in and around Buena Vista.

Buena Vista’s mountains, river, and wilderness area make this town a perfect playground for a range of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hunting, horseback riding, and a host of other adventures. Buena Vista is known for the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway and the stunning 360 views from the road.

Lake City (elevation: 8,661 feet)

Lake City is located in Hindales County, Colorado and is the only town in the county. Hinsdale County is made up of 96 percent public lands. That means they have the fewest miles of roads per person, plus the most land area located far from roads, making Hinsdale County the most remote county in the lower 48. Lake City is an outdoor person’s paradise due to hundreds of miles of hiking and off-road trails. Lake City is connected by the Silver Thread Scenic Byway.

Lake City is a designated National Historic District since 1978, boasting over 200 historic structures and reconstructed over 500 feet of original boardwalks in the historic downtown. Lake San Cristobal is the second largest natural lake in the state, and will be a motorcycle tour stop with April. The lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Colorado.


Your package includes all breakfast and lunch, as well as five dinners (except in Silverton).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Detailed prearranged route for participants' ease
  • Airport transfers from and to Denver International Airport (DEN)
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast every morning of tour
  • Lunch every day of tour
  • Dinner five of the six nights of tour
  • Satellite phone (due to many areas of tour are in no cellphone service areas, April will have one on hand for emergencies)
  • Souvenir water bottle and t-shirt

What's not included

  • Motorcycle shipment
  • Motorcycle rental
  • Transportation to and from tour meeting location
  • Alcoholic beverages

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Denver International Airport Airport transfer included: Denver International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants


Start: Saturday August 21, 2021
End: Friday August 27, 2021

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