Self-Guided Mountain Bike Trips

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Desert mountain biking is more than just Moab! Explore the Southwest on a guided or self-guided mountain bike trip with AOA in Scottsdale or Sedona. Get to know the serpentine, fast and flowy singletrack of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert as well as Sedona’s red rock playground full of slick rock and hard-packed clay terrain. AOA’s professional guides love to show off the best trails in their own backyard, so with these trips you are able to see the Southwest through a local’s eyes. Don’t want to bring your own bike? Rent a mountain bike from AOA take away the hassle of traveling with your own.

What is self-guided? 

  • Travel on dates that work best for you and your group
  • Travel with your own small group
  • Your route is meticulously planned by our experienced staff
  • Lodging is taken care of with hotel options to fit your budget
  • Luggage transfers are included
  • Access to local support and emergency services 24/7

For more information about our trips call us at 866-455-1601.


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Scottsdale & Sedona Winter Mountain Bike

Learn more about a Scottsdale and Sedona Self-guided mountain bike tour lead by AOA
Get the best mountain bike riding of Arizona on this trip. You’ll spend 3 days riding Sonoran Desert singletrack then head to Sedona for 3 days of guided mountain bike tours on infamous Sedona red slick rock and trails.
Price: from $1,335 pp
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Season: Winter, Spring
Accommodations: Lodges/Hotels

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It is important to note that a self-guided vacation is not the same as ‘do-it-yourself’ or what is also known as self-contained. With a self-contained trip, you are responsible for everything from planning the routes, arranging hotels, luggage transfers, carrying your gear, etc. That does not sound like a fun vacation to us!



Before you rent or ride a bike, you might want to know what size you are. Here’s a blog to find out your best bike fit.

Whether you’re on a long or short mountain bike ride, it’s important to always have the necessary gear to keep you safe and having fun. Here are the items you should carry on your mountain bike ride.

While we do have mechanics on call to help you with any issues during your self-guided trip, it’s better to be safe rather than sorry and know basic bike maintenance tips if you find yourself getting a flat during a ride!