Map of Sedona: Hike, Bike & Kayak including United States Of America

Explore Arizona’s Red Rock Country on an action-packed adventure

Combine cycling, hiking and kayaking with dramatic deserts, sacred canyons, flowing rivers, and accommodation in a town surrounded by six different wilderness areas. See the best of Sedona on daily biking, hiking and kayaking adventures which take in the natural beauty and First Nations history of the area. With great weather and incredible rock formations, Red Rock Country offers an easy network of trails with some of the best views you’ll find anywhere. Add the capital of Arizona as the perfect jumping off point for your tour and you’ve got the perfect active adventure.

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Terms & Conditions

Start
Phoenix, United States
Finish
Phoenix, United States
Destination
United States
Style
Original
Theme
Active Adventures
Code
SSXP
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Stretch your legs on two wheels on a guided mountain bike ride along one of the most extensive, best-connected trails systems in the USA.

  • Hike along two of the most sacred canyons in the Red Rock Country where you’ll learn about the architecture and daily life of the Sinagua People.

  • Take a guided kayaking trip on the Verde River which has easy-to-navigate rapids and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.

  • Marvel at the well-preserved Montezuma Castle which was declared one of America’s first National Monuments by President Roosevelt in the early 1900s.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This is an action-packed itinerary, and a moderate level of fitness will help you get the most out of all the included activities. You must be confident in the water for canoeing and swimming. All equipment and safety gear is provided. Whilst previous experience in hiking and kayaking or rafting isn’t essential, your ability to cycle is. Sturdy footwear is recommended for the hikes.

  • Equipment hire is included in your trip price, bikes, helmets, and all water sport gear. Bike helmets are compulsory to wear during all rides.

  • Please advise your height at time of booking so we can organise a suitable sized bike.

  • Just as a heads up before you book: this trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

Itinerary

Welcome to Phoenix! You’ll need to make sure you arrive into Phoenix in time to meet your leader and the rest of the group at 9 am to kick off your tour. Once you’ve all gathered, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic drive of approximately 2 hours to the beautiful desert town of Sedona. There is so much to see - perhaps take a jeep tour with views of some of Sedona’s most magnificent rock formations, explore the Palatki Heritage Site, check out the stunningly unique Chapel Of The Holy Cross or come face to face with local artisans at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village. This evening perhaps head out for a group dinner.
Accommodation
  • Guest house (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Sedona Jeep Tour - AUD50
  • Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village - Free
  • Chapel Of The Holy Cross - Free
  • Palatki Heritage Site - Free
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is 2 hours and the walking distance is 4.8 km (3 miles) with 117 metres (385 feet) of elevation and takes around 3 hours.

It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting at 9am as we will be collecting insurance and emergency contact details at this time and then leaving on the tour. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent know. Please see the Joining Point section of the Essential Trip Information for more details on where the meeting will take place.
After breakfast, join your group on the Sacred Canyons Loop for spectacular scenery and the chance to learn more about Sedona’s First Nations history. Walk along the Long Canyon Trail to Deadman's Pass Trail and on to the Mescal Trail which circles Mescal Mountain and passes not one, but two, sacred canyons. See Native American cliff dwellings and learn about the architecture and daily life of the Sinagua People, with a stop to enjoy a tasty picnic lunch along the way. Back in Sedona, the afternoon and evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.
Accommodation
  • Guest house (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sedona - Sacred Canyon Hike
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Special Information
Today’s walking distance is 6.7 km (4.2 miles) with a 72 m (235 feet) elevation gain.
After breakfast, swap your legs for two wheels on a guided mountain bike ride along the Bell Rock Trail, one of the most extensive, best-connected trails systems in the USA. Your expert mountain biking guide will lead the way along this mellow trail with plenty of ups and downs to keep things interesting. If you’re more experienced, you may like to pick up speed and get some air along the way. The evening is yours to enjoy back in Sedona where you can relax at the hotel or perhaps join your group at one of the town’s bars or a local restaurant for dinner.
Accommodation
  • Guest house (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Sedona - Mountain Biking
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s riding distance is 25 kms (16 miles).
Get ready for adventure and a full day of fun. First up, you’ll take a guided kayaking trip on the Verde River which has easy-to-navigate rapids and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way. After Verde River, drive to the town of Jerome, an original mining town that was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1967. Wander the streets and soak up the town’s history. Perhaps opt to stop for lunch at The Haunted Hamburger which is famous for being (truly) haunted. On the way back to Sedona, stop at the Tuzigoot National Monument and explore the ruins of a village dating back to 1,100 AD. You may like head out for an optional group dinner tonight to celebrate the penultimate night of your trip.
Accommodation
  • Guest house (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Clarkdale - Tuzigoot National Monument
  • Sedona - Verde River Kayaking
  • Jerome - Town Visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today you’ll spend around 2 hours kayaking on the Verde River.
After breakfast, you’ll make your way back to Phoenix. Along the way, stop at Montezuma Castle, a five-story building with 20 rooms built into the side of a cliff by the Sinagua People. This significant structure was declared one of America’s first National Monuments by President Roosevelt in the early 1900s. After your arrival in Phoenix at around 2 pm, you are free to depart at your leisure. If you would like to stay on in Phoenix, we would be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
Included Activities
  • Camp Verde - Montezuma Castle
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s total driving time is around 2 hours.

No accommodation is included in Phoenix today - please contact your agent should you wish to book accommodation at the end of the trip.

Meals

4 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle, Mountain Bike (e-bike option available, subject to availability), Kayak, On foot

Accommodation

Guesthouse (4 nights)

Included activities

  • Sedona - Sacred Canyon Hike
  • Sedona - Mountain Biking
  • Clarkdale - Tuzigoot National Monument
  • Sedona - Verde River Kayaking
  • Jerome - Town Visit
  • Camp Verde - Montezuma Castle

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Important notes

All travellers on Intrepid trips (outside Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travellers on Intrepid trips, including in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

1. This trip begins at 9am on Day 1 in Phoenix.
2. This trip finishes around 2 pm on Day 5 in Phoenix.
3. A Single Supplement may be available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
4. Bicycle hire is included in your trip price. Please advise your height at time of booking so we can organise a suitable sized bike.
5. The included bikes on this trip are front suspension mountain bikes. You may have the option (at extra cost) of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) - this must be requested at the time of booking.
6. Bike helmets are compulsory on this trip. Please ensure you bring your own bike helmet from home.
7. Accommodation is not included on day 5 of this trip. If you require additional accommodation (or want to reserve your room for the main part of the day) please contact the hotel directly.
9. Due to Covid-19 restrictions some of the local attractions may be temporarily closed, running reduced hours, or require booking ahead. Please check their websites for up-to-date opening hours.

Essential trip information

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