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Arizona Bike Tour

Join us for this special adventure in Arizona as we ride through the most biodiverse desert in the world, augmented by soothing spa treatments at your resort, rated among the country's top 30 by U.S. News and World Report. There's something about escaping the chill of winter and early spring for warmer climates that's so intensely satisfying. It's even better when you're escaping by bike with Trek Travel, whose industry-leading experiences provide the trip of a lifetime. The parks and peaks of the Sonoran Desert include countless miles of biking and hiking trails. It is an amazing winter getaway that offers beautiful desertscapes speckled with towering Saguaro, fuzzy cacti, and bright succulents to mention a few. Sip a cocktail while enjoying the expansive desert views at sunset from your beautiful wellness retreat. Just don't give a thought to the frozen temperatures back home. We invite you to take advantage of the desert sunshine on the bike as you discover this charming getaway. Book your trip with confidence »
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$2699 Per Person
5 Days & 4 Nights
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3 / 2 - Active / Recreational Non-riders Welcome
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Trip Wows
Stay at CIVANA, a top ten US Destination Spa in 2020 and #21 of the World's Best Destination Spas by Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards.
Enjoy the desert's floral and fauna and see the extraordinarily beautiful and delicate blooms of the saguaro and prickly pear cacti
Adventure through one the world's most biodiverse deserts
Saguaro cactus, desert vistas, open sky, and vibrant sunsets punctuate every day
Enjoy shopping, dining, relaxation, and the incredible riding routes of the Phoenix area
Watch the Experience
Succinctly, my recent Trek Travel trip exceeded my expectations quite nicely. With little doubt, I’ll be back for another trip in the future, and will most certainly recommend Trek Travel to others. The geography provided for spectacular vistas and extraordinary terrain for cycling, and there is a rich history and culture to experience as well.
-Guy, Trek Travel Guest

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Welcome to sunny Phoenix, also known as Valley of the Sun, where there is the promise of 300 days of sunshine annually! You're about to experience some of Arizona's finest cycling culture with smooth pavement and endless great weather. Your guide team will meet you in the hotel lobby of the CIVANA Resort and Spa at 11:00AM. We'll kick off the week with an 18-mile loop that will begin with a nutritious lunch, followed by a ride safety talk and personal bike fitting to your Trek bike to ensure a comfortable week ahead. After our first spin of the week, you'll check-in to your hotel room and explore this incredible resort, filled end-to-end with desert culture and spa luxury. Tonight, join the group for social hour and dinner at Terras to discuss the exciting week ahead.

Today's Ride:

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Loop
Approximately 18 miles with 990 feet of climbing


CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Welcome to your first morning in this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime destination. After a vibrant and delicious breakfast we’ll head towards the town of Fountain Hills on today's route. As we set out, you'll notice the white plume of a world-famous fountain visible just beyond Fountain Hills. This natural wonder can be seen from as far away as the Superstition Mountains, Carefree, and even from aircraft. We’ll spin through vistas of McDowell Mountain Regional Park and Tonto National Forest and if you're interested, enjoy a short hike after a picnic lunch at McDowell Regional Preserve. Stop for a few photos to remind your friends back home what they're missing. This afternoon, unwind on your own at the spa with a good book, or even better, a massage. Dinner will be on your own tonight and maybe try your luck at the Buffalo Chip Saloon where you can test your mechanical bull-riding skills.

Today's Ride:

Fountain Hills Loop
Approximately 62 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Fountain Hills with shuttle
Approximately 45 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing


CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Awaken this morning looking forward to a quintessentially Phoenix day, knowing that you can enjoy everything at your own pace. We will take a gorgeous spin in the saddle passing by saguaro that can grow to be over 30 feet tall at the rate of about a foot a decade. This ride is particularly picturesque with Piestawa Peak and Camelback Mountain off in the distance. Our ride is meant to take you into the heart of desert scenery, where you'll see the flora and fauna that make this region a gem among the Arizona landscapes. This is the middle of our adventure together and today may provide a welcome break from the saddle. If you wish, enjoy one of the many other activities that the Phoenix area has to offer such as golfing, stand-up paddle boarding, hot-air ballooning, or even horseback riding (please note these activities are not included in the trip cost but our guides are happy to help you coordinate). Once back to the spa, the afternoon is yours to relax and unwind. Today may also be a lovely day to take advantage of one of CIVANA's wellness classes. Tonight, we'll dine together as a group at Giordanno's and enjoy their wonderful home-style Italian cooking.

Today's Ride:

Anthem Loop
Approximately 48 miles with 1,500 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Anthem Loop with shuttle
Approximately 30 miles with 700 feet of climbing


CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Dinner

Make sure you get a hearty breakfast today so you're ready and fueled for our most exciting and beautiful day yet. It's another perfectly sunny weather report, and we will use the great weather as a chance to make our way to Bartlett Lake on a challenging cruise of about 40 miles with 4,000 ft. of elevation gain. There is always the option to jump in the shuttle if you choose, but don't skip the chance to cool off with a dip in the lake at our gourmet picnic lunch destination. Tonight, we'll meet for our last night as a group; we will reflect on our accomplishments and memorable moments with all our newfound friends while we enjoy a social hour and dinner at Terras Restaurant! It's truly been a wonderful week.

Today's Ride:

Bartlett Lake Out and Back
Approximately 43 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Bartlett Lake
Approximately 22 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing


CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Even though the desert is reliable and never-changing, sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to our time in the Valley of the Sun. Rise at your own pace today and enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel. Hopefully your legs are well-worn from the week, but we do have a short final spin as one last chance to take in the views. Check out of the hotel is at 11 AM, when your guide team will take you to the Phoenix International Airport (PHX) for your return home or wherever your adventures take you next.

Today's Ride:

Cave Creek Out and Back
Approximately 15 miles with 750 feet of climbing


CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Included Meals:



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CIVANA Wellness Resort and Spa

Carefree, Arizona

Nestled in the Sonoran Desert, just outside of Scottsdale, CIVANA offers a chance to relax in its nature-inspired rooms, to restore in the healing waters of their spa, to surround yourself in the breathtaking mountain scenery, and to enjoy and savor healthy culinary offerings.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.


Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. In 2019, we upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More


Trek Electric-Assist Verve+

With its Low-Step frame design, hopping on and off the Trek Verve+ is super easy. The front suspension will take the edge off any bumps in the road and the Bosch system will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The integrated battery keeps this bike looking sleek as you pedal through amazing terrain. Learn More


  • Four nights of accommodation at a handpicked hotel
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and three dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmets
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events


  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, available in a limited quantity
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Bontrager men's and women's specific saddles
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • For the most comfortable ride, you may choose to bring your own pedals, saddle, and helmet on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.


Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care, and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 2 - Recreational?

38 miles
190 miles
2,070 feet
10,350 feet
The terrain in the Phoenix area can be hilly, and the rides feature an average of about 50 feet of elevation gain per mile. Of course, shuttles are always available when you've had enough and our shuttle points are designed to facilitate skipping the rougher or more heavily trafficked sections of the routes. Our Arizona trip is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider.
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Saddle up for a horseback ride at Cave Creek Trail Rides
  • Shop the boutiques in dowtown Scottsdale
  • Indulge yourself with spa treatments at the Civana Resort and Spa
  • Take in the sweeping views of Arizona's unique landscape on a hot air balloon ride
  • Hike miles of trails through the Sonoran Desert
  • Visit the Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Gardens near Papago Park
  • Explore Lake Pleasant via paddle board
  • Go golfing at one of Phoenix's 200 golf resorts

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads, or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
11:00 AM
Civana Wellness Resort and Spa, Carefree, Arizona

Say Farewell

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
11:00 AM
Civana Wellness Resort and Spa, Carefree, Arizona


We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

We recommend booking a taxi, Uber or Lyft. This will cost approximately $40 and you may request to be dropped off at the Civana Wellness Resort and Spa (or another hotel, depending on where you booked your pre-night stay).

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you in the main lobby of Civana Wellness Resort and Spa (37220 Mule Train Road, Carefree, AZ 85377) at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Your guides will give you a brief orientation and safety talk during lunch, then you'll saddle up to begin the day's ride through the Sonoran McDowell Preserve.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Civana Resort and Spa (480-653-9000) and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

View our pre hotel recommendations


Our guide team will offer a drop off at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, leaving the hotel at 11:00 AM. This shuttle will take approximately 40 minutes.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

During the spring you can expect generally sunny weather with mid-day temperatures averaging 75 to 80 degrees and cooling off at night into the low 50s. During the fall and winter you can generally expect temperatures to average from the mid 60s and 70s, dropping to the high 40s as the low temperature in Carefree, AZ. Due to the significant temperature differences between morning and mid-day, we suggest dressing in layers and bringing your cool-weather cycling gear for the mornings. Since the weather can vary from week to week, we strongly suggest checking the weather forecast right before your trip so you can pack appropriately. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip


Before : Tusayan, Arizona

While you're in the Phoenix area it would be remiss to pass up renting a car and heading north towards Grand Canyon National Park. Tusayan is the gateway town to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Tusayan Hotels offer close and affordable accommodations to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. During March – September the National Park Service operates their Tusayan Shuttle which take guests from Tusayan directly to the main Visitor Center every 20 minutes. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:


After : Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is an artsy Arizona desert town near Flagstaff that’s surrounded by vibrant red-rock buttes, and ponderosa pine forests. It’s noted for its warmer temperatures and arts community. Sedona is dense with art galleries, New Age shops, spas, wellness centers, and guiding companies galore for adventuring outside. Just outside of town there are numerous trailheads to access Red Rock State Park, which offers climbing, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking spots. If you decide to visit, renting a car is your best option to get to and from Sedona. It takes approximately two hours from the Phoenix International Airport. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

Customer Reviews

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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