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Old 02-21-06, 07:42 PM
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Honeymoon Spot Recommendations?

Getting married in Sept and looking for a honeymoon spot which combines fairly plush accomodations with excellent mountain biking. Ideally, we'd be in a very nice resort (fine dining, great service...) with easy access to singletrack. We'd prefer someplace in Europe or Mexico, but would consider someplace in the States. We're from Colorado, so we'd be more interested in out of state locations. We'd love to go to Copper Canyon in Mexico, but the resorts seem a little rustic for our tastes (unless there's someplace we've missed). Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-21-06, 07:57 PM
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Congratulations. You are a lucky couple indeed.
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Old 02-21-06, 08:27 PM
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Maybe Whistler, if you're getting married in the summer and don't mind sharing the trails. Sedona, AZ (it's gorgeous) if you're getting married in the spring or don't mind heat. I'll leave international suggestions to people who have actually been out of the US before, but I would bet there could be some great biking in New Zealand.
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There are some good places in western North Carolina if you care to come out this way. There are many nice resorts around Ashville, Hendersonville, and Boone with some good trails nearby. Bring a road bike and tackle the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Sorry, I don't have spefics.
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Here's a couple ideas in Oregon, perfect weather that time of year.

Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood https://www.timberlinelodge.com/

Crater Lake Lodge. It has just been restored and is very nice, right on the rim over looking the lake. https://www.craterlakelodges.com/Crat...odges-804.html

Congratulations!! salute
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Old 02-21-06, 09:48 PM
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congrats. we went to a dude ranch near tuscon. while there weren't mountains to ride, there were trails on the property. all inclusive, we didn't leave the grounds for a week. most relaxing week i've ever had eating, sleeping, horseback riding, hot tubs ... bring your bike!
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Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials.

As for your honeymoon, I suggest that you kiss her where it smells -- take her to New Jersey.
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Old 02-22-06, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by iamlucky13
Sedona, AZ (it's gorgeous)
+1 on Sedona. Just returned Sunday from a 3-day trip there. It's beautiful, has many resorts (two of which are less than a year old), and has plenty of rides and/or hikes. Of course, the terrain might not be different enough from CO for your taste.

My friends who live there bought a copy of a guide to local bike trails written by a wrench up in Flagstaff. He rates the local trails using a "pucker factor" system. Their first ride was on a trail he rated as "no pucker" and it scared the heck outta both of them. Admittedly, neither is a very technical rider, but the description sounded pretty scary.

If you're interested, I can get the name of the book.

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Isn't British Columbia the mountain bike capital? Anyways, plenty of awesome riding there.
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Old 02-22-06, 02:50 PM
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I am not sure about mountain bikes and whether the riding in the areas is single track, but a couple of areas come to mind.

Closest to me (I know that is one of your unstated criteria) is the Poconos (NE Pennsylvania) Places like Jim Thorpe are very nice, and have resort areas within a short distance (if not a nice B&B right there).

Also, I spend a long weekend in the Berkshires (Western MA), and even though road biking is my preference, I seem to recall there were mentions of mountain biking near by, and the area definitely has some upper crust accomodations.

Vermont and New Hampshire both have some nice mountain areas that you may want to explore as well.
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My wife and I really enjoyed honeymooning at the Tamarack Lodge at the base of Mammoth Mountain. Yosemite and Mono Lake are within a day's drive, and Mammoth has become big with mountain bikes.
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Forget the bike, buy an all inclusive in Mexico

Well worth the money... enjoy

Sounds like you are both in good shape, enjoy the WATER sports!
 
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Originally Posted by Shifty
Here's a couple ideas in Oregon, perfect weather that time of year.

Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood https://www.timberlinelodge.com/

Crater Lake Lodge. It has just been restored and is very nice, right on the rim over looking the lake. https://www.craterlakelodges.com/Crat...odges-804.html

Congratulations!! salute
Unfortunately, no mountain biking is allowed in Crater Lake Park. The Mount Hood area is supposed to be pretty good. I'm hoping to spend some time up there this summer. I've lived in Portland 4-1/2 years now and never had both the time and the money to do stuff...

I'm surprised some of our European friends haven't chimed in yet. I'm sure there's got to be some great places, either in the Alps countries or in the former Soviet Bloc countries (low prices there, if that really matters for a honeymoon).
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Originally Posted by bbattle
Isn't British Columbia the mountain bike capital? Anyways, plenty of awesome riding there.
+1 My wife and I honeymooned in Sooke. I wouldn't call it a resort, but it was damn nice. I wasn't really into biking back then, but we hiked around a good bit. We stayed at a place called Sooke Harbour House. It was great.
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Originally Posted by ltspd
Getting married in Sept and looking for a honeymoon spot which combines fairly plush accomodations with excellent mountain biking. Ideally, we'd be in a very nice resort (fine dining, great service...) with easy access to singletrack. We'd prefer someplace in Europe or Mexico, but would consider someplace in the States. We're from Colorado, so we'd be more interested in out of state locations. We'd love to go to Copper Canyon in Mexico, but the resorts seem a little rustic for our tastes (unless there's someplace we've missed). Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Now if you really want to find out who's going to be the boss in the marriage- Go somewhere you can hire a Tandem. A tandem is the quickest way to one of two things. If you get together as a team then that is the way it will stay. If you don't get on then a Tandem can be the quickest way to a divorce.

If thinking of Europe in September- Then Turkey is fantastic- The Mountain biking is good, but you will have to take your own bike if you are used to quality machines. The weather, food and people are fantastic. Other places are Greece and Spain for the the same again but Don't know about bike hire.
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