Find your Trail
At Spotted Dog we realize that everyone has a different idea of fun when it comes to vacation. We want everyone to enjoy the outdoors and so we offer everything from self contained backcountry tours to van supported tours where all nights are spent indoors. Whether you feel more at ease sleeping under the stars or tucked in bed we have the adventure for you.
Mixed Surfaces, Mixed Slumbers
Touring with Spotted Dog Cycles will lead you to many unique and memorable places. You will find that we love to keep things interesting and exciting. We tend to provide a good mix of terrain. You will generally find yourself cycling on paved roads, bike paths, and gravel roads.
Unless otherwise specified nights on our tours can be anywhere from Airbnb’s, bed and breakfasts’, camping, hostels, or local hotels. We understand that adventure doesn’t always mean sleeping on the ground. At Spotted Dog staying at the perfect campsite under the stars is a must but we also appreciate the comfort of a soft bed and a pillow after a long day in the saddle. When choosing overnight accommodations for our tours we strive to support members of the local communities that we pedal through.
In the bike shop and touring community the term fully loaded is often used to describe a rather self, sufficient touring bike. Fully loaded tours will require the riders and guides to carry their own gear.
At Spotted Dog we believe dividing the load makes everyone happier. So, any gear shared by the group at camp will also be shared on the bike. Many of our tours will be offered both fully loaded or van supported.
BikePacking & Gravel Camps
Our bikepacking and gravel tours are meant to get the rider out of the comfort of town and into some epic landscapes. These adventurous backcountry tours are generally fully loaded or operate out of a basecamp.
Our guides at Spotted Dog love local roasted coffee, craft beers and of course, the occasional burrito. So, you may find that these rugged and wild routes meander through small towns every couple of days for an espresso, hoppy beer, or tortilla refuel. If you are interested in spending time on the backroads or at a secluded campsite look for our bikepacking and gravel tours.
Fill up your water bottles, strap on your day pack, and let er rip. Van supported tours allow you to ride uninhibited from all your gear. Some take advantage of this freedom by blazing ahead and breaking Strava records while others prefer to take in the local views casually meandering unrestricted. Whatever you prefer our Spotted Dog van has your back. Many of our tours run van supported or fully loaded so make sure you read the fine print if you are looking to live that sweet van life.
Our van supported tours aren't just limited to paved roads. You will find that we offer van support on backcountry tours as well.