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Roaming the Lost Sierra Mountain Bike Tour


This alternative version of our Tahoe Singletrack Sampler is for those short on time, but still seeking big adventures. Focusing on the lesser known confines of the Plumas National Forest, cyclists joining this tour will embark on three days of discovery from behind the bars in the heart of the Lost Sierra. Dirt Gypsy has combined a balanced blend of technical terrain and buttery smooth trails that span from Truckee north to Quincy and back. With multiple ride options each day you can find your flow and there's a wealth of shuttle options for those that prefer the down to the up. There's no shortage of adventure each day, combining soul-nourishing rides, cool breweries and restaurants to socialize at and some of the finest lodging in the area to relax at. Let's gooooooo!




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GROUP SIZE:  4 - 10

Starting at $1,500 per person


  • For 2024, our Roaming the Lost Sierra is being offered as a private tour only. The following itinerary and dates can be customized to offer the perfect trip for you and your group. Contact us to discuss your perfect multi-day mountain bike tour!



Get ready to ride! We’re kickstarting this Lost Sierra mountain bike tour in Truckee, where you’ll meet the team and get loaded up in the van. The first adventure is a backcountry ride to the summit of Mt Lola, perched well above 9,000 feet! The approach meanders through lush meadows and pine forests before ascending into the craggy alpine high country. Savor the panoramic views before plunging over 2,000’ back down to the van. Another lake, another lunch and then we’re heading north for the day’s cherry-on-top shuttle ride down Mills Peak, which is 7 miles of spectacular trail totaling over 2,500’ of elevation loss. Enjoy a post ride beer under the trees at a nearby brewery before the short shuttle to the Inn at Nakoma. Take time to unwind before we reconvene for dinner.

ride details: 9 - 18 miles & 2,000' - 2,500' climbing

DAY TWO  9 to 24 miles

Stretch it out this morning with an on-site yoga session and get that blood flowing. We head over to Quincy for the day, where we spend the day ticking off laps on Mount Hough. If you are a fan of going fast on smooth trail (I mean, who isn’t?) then you’ll LOVE this ride. Ride a lap, grab a bite, take a dip in the river, repeat. That’s our agenda today – simple, yet so sophisticated. Back at the hotel, define what R & R really means with a soak of the bones at their fitness center’s hot tub and then we will gather for a final group dinner together.

ride details: 9 - 24 miles & 600' - 1,800' climbing

DAY THREE  9 to 21 miles

Rise and shine! An optional early bird shuttle to catch the sunrise atop Mills Peak is there for anyone interested. After returning to the hotel to pack up and enjoy breakfast, we head out on our final ride in the adjacent Lakes Basin zone, where rugged, granite terrain awaits your adventurous soul. We’ll choose a route that caters to what energy and enthusiasm remains in the group, so stay fired up for a few more hours as you pedal around one of our favorite spots. Surprise, surprise…there’s water near the end of this ride so you can wash away the dirt, but not that grin, that you’ve been collecting the last few days. After the 1 hour shuttle back to Truckee, you’ll tell our team goodbye and go your own way.

ride details: 9 - 21 miles & 500' - 1,600' climbing


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Inn at Nakoma  in Clio, CA - 2 nights


  • Starting at $1,500 per person based  on double occupancy​ (add $225 for single supplement)


  • Seasons

    • For private departures, the above itinerary can be generally by offered late June - mid October, when the  weather is most ideal for riding and the snowpack has melted out in the region. Contact us to arrange a tour around your specified dates.

  • Inclusions

    • Guided & fully-supported rides​

    • Professional expertise and regional knowledge of 2 mountain bike guides

    • 2-nights accommodations

    • Ground transportation and shuttles during the trip in our super comfortable passenger van

    • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners

    • Daily ride nutrition (bars, gels, powders, fruits & snacks)

    • Post ride beers

    • Mechanical support of your bicycle throughout the duration of the tour

    • Bike box storage (for those bringing their personal bike)

    • Park entry fees and permits

    • Dirt Gypsy Adventures t-shirt, socks and cycling cap

  • Exclusions

    • Bicycle rental

    • Airfare​

    • Travel costs to/from trip start

    • Pre- and post-tour transport from/to Reno-Tahoe International airport (RNO)

    • Pre/post trip lodging

    • Travel insurance

    • Personal purchases

    • Passport / travel Visa requirements

    • Alcoholic beverages with meals

    • Guide gratuities

  • Getting Here

    • Trip begins and ends in Truckee at a central location​

    • Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the closest airport with frequent flights serving areas across the nation

    • Pre and post tour lodging available at a variety of hotels throughout Reno & Tahoe

    • You will receive a comprehensive tour itinerary and trip planner with additional details after booking your tour and paying your deposit

    • Our staff is happy to provide additional travel suggestions to maximize enjoyment on your visit to Lake Tahoe


  • For 2024, our Roaming the Lost Sierra is being offered as a private tour only. The following itinerary and dates can be customized to offer the perfect trip for you and your group. Contact us to discuss your perfect multi-day mountain bike tour!

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