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New Mexico Bike Tour

Santa Fe and Taos: The Land of Enchantment

There is a good reason Northern New Mexico is called "The Land of Enchantment." For millennia, people have gravitated to the Rio Grande Rift Valley and the flanking Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains. The heritage they left behind is still thriving in the culture, cuisine and landscape we will experience along our route. Santa Fe is truly the epicenter of the American Southwest, and as we explore the 400 year-old streets we will sample what makes the town unlike any other. Heading north to the historic town of Taos, we pass through four different Native American Pueblos and ride along a segment of the famed High Road to Taos. Ride, relax and experience the enchanting land of New Mexico on this cycling vacation of a lifetime. Book your trip with confidence »
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Trip Wows
Cycle fantastic routes - Through narrow historic streets of Santa Fe, within expansive aspen and pine forests, beneath sublime high desert mesas and badland formations
Treat yourself to inventive, Southwestern and globally-inspired dishes born from Santa Fe and Taos' deeply rooted culinary scene
Hike through the ancient Pajarito Plateau cliffside dwellings in Bandelier National Monument
Explore Taos filled with vibrant art galleries and museums showcasing regional artwork
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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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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Bishop's Lodge at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. Please be prepared to ride, dressed in your cycling clothes, and have your shoes and any riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage. Enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by your guides at a park in downtown Santa Fe followed by a short round of introductions, an orientation, safety talk, and bike fitting. As you head out on today's ride, get a taste of Santa Fe's historic plaza while riding west of Santa Fe. You'll be met with sweeping views of the Santa Fe National Forest as you get acquainted with your bike for the week. If you're looking for a challenge right out of the gate, tackle Hyde Park Road as it takes you north of the city. The ride will bring you to your home for the night, Bishop's Lodge. Take some time to settle in and explore this beautiful property before gathering for social hour and getting to know each other better. You'll hear about all the fun and adventure in store for you in the days ahead from your guides, then shuttle to the legendary Santa Fe eatery Coyote Café to enjoy unique and delicious dishes from around the world but with a New Mexican twist, all regionally sourced and inspired.

Today's Ride:

Las Campanas Loops
Approximately 33 mi | 53 km and 2,250 ft | 685 m

Avid Option:

Las Campanas Loops with Hyde Park Hill Climb
Approximately 46 mi | 74 km and 3,750 ft | 1,143 m

Hotel:

Bishop's Lodge

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

After breakfast this morning, we will shuttle 40 minutes northwest of Santa Fe to spend the day in Bandelier National Monument. This incredible place is steeped in history of the Ancestral Puebloan people, with more than 3,000 identified archaeological sites within the Monument. Your guides will lead the way today and share stories of 10,000 years of human history as well as the unique geology of this area. We will explore the Tsankawi Section of the Monument first, walking ancient paths carved into the volcanic tuff by the feet of the Ancestral Puebloans and seeing the petroglyphs they left behind. Afterward, we will shuttle into Frijoles Canyon, the main section of the Monument. You'll have a chance to see the remains of the village of Tyuonyi, talus houses, cliff dwellings, and the beautiful Alcove House. We'll break for a packed lunched before walking to the top of Upper Frijoles Falls. After this full day, we'll shuttle one hour back to Bishop's Lodge where you are free to dine and relax for the evening, or opt to shuttle into Santa Fe for a dinner of your choice!

Today's Activity:

Hike in Bandelier National Monument: Tsankawi Loop, Alcove House, and Upper Frijoles Falls
Options for up to 7.5 mi | 12 km

Hotel:

Bishop's Lodge

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Taos beckons, and a 75-mile route lies between us and this historic, artistic hamlet at the base of sacred Taos Mountain. Our ride takes us north through the verdant and shaded art community named for the nearby Pueblo Tesuque. A short brisk climb is followed by a gentle 1,500-foot descent over 15 miles passing through the Pojoaque and Nambé Pueblos. After riding by the iconic Sacred Heart Church, you'll begin ascending the High Road to Taos through picturesque red rock formations on the way to Chimayó. Known for its miraculous healing dirt, the charming Santuario de Chimayó has been referred to as the "Lourdes of North America" and is home to one of the largest religious pilgrimages in the western hemisphere. Chimayó is a great stop for gifts and photo ops, and we’ll enjoy lunch here. Our route continues north as we enter Carson National Forest with juniper trees flanking each side of the road, before we begin the descent into Taos at McGaffey Ridge. Once in Taos, you will check-in to your beautiful home for the next three nights before enjoying a casual dinner to end this adventurous day.

Today's Ride:

Bishop's Lodge to Peñasco
Approximately 49 mi | 78 km and 4,675 ft | 1,424 m

Short Option:

Bishop's Lodge to Santuario De Chimayó
Approximately 25 mi | 40 km and 1,115 ft | 339 m

Avid Option:

Bishop's Lodge to El Monte Sagrado
Approximately 75 mi | 120 km and 6,125 ft | 1,866 m

Hotel:

El Monte Sagrado

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today offers maximum flexibility in Taos as you rest your legs from yesterday’s ride. Those still seeking a challenge on the bike this morning can tackle the climb to the Taos Ski Valley and back, and those in search of a more relaxed morning can unwind at our magnificent hotel pool and spa. The rest of the day is yours for the taking. This afternoon, opt for a rich cultural encounter with a visit to the Millicent Rogers Museum filled with art that showcases the culture and history of the Southwest. Or stop at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge and peer down at the plunging cliffs of the gorge and the river below. While our hotel has a fantastic restaurant, De La Tierra, the nearby Taos plaza also has abundant options for all tastes and budgets for your choice of dining tonight.

Today's Ride:

El Monte Sagrado to Taos Ski Valley Return
Approximately 43 mi | 69 km and 3,055 ft | 931 m

Short Option:

Taos Ski Valley to El Monte Sagrado (with shuttle)
Approximately 21 mi | 33 km and 320 ft | 97 m

Today’s Activity:

Visit Taos

Hotel:

El Monte Sagrado

Included Meals:

Breakfast

This morning, you will explore the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range that extends from northern New Mexico, across the border to Colorado Springs. Riders will follow a section of the High Road to Taos Scenic Byway, a famed route highlighting mountain villages that cling to their Spanish colonial roots. Be sure to take in the sights that inspired the artworks of Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams. Take the road as far as you like, returning to Taos to enjoy lunch before an afternoon exploring the many galleries, shops, and eateries. We will regroup in the evening for a festive social hour at the hotel bar and recap our New Mexican journey at the highly rated Lambert's of Taos.

Today's Ride:

El Monte Sagrado to Comales Campground Return
Approximately 44 mi | 70 km and 3,250 ft | 990 m

Short Option:

El Monte Sagrado to Fuente Canyon Return
Approximately 33 mi | 53 km and 2,300 ft | 701 m

Avid Option:

El Monte Sagrado to Raton Canyon Return
Approximately 69 mi | 111 km and 4,900 ft | 1,493 m

Hotel:

El Monte Sagrado

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Taos is incredibly serene in the morning and an early start ensures we ride at the best time of day and have plenty of time before checkout. Our 20-mile loop circles the town, taking us through Ranchos de Taos and past the St. Francis de Asis Mission made famous by many artists and photographers. After a brief stop to tour and photograph the church and plaza, we will cruise through the rural byways that skirt town and back through the historic plaza to our hotel. Invigorated from our early ride, brunch awaits at the gardens in the De La Tierra Restaurant. There may be one more chance for a soak in the amazing hot tub before we shuttle back to Santa Fe. After the 90-minute shuttle, we will bid farewell at Bishops Lodge with plenty of time to catch shuttles to wherever you need to go.

Today's Ride:

El Monte Sagrado to Blueberry Hill Loop
Approximately 20 mi | 32 km and 800 ft | 243 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Bishop's Lodge

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Luxury Accommodation | Bishop's Lodge, the iconic 1920s resort situated on 317 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains is being re-envisioned as one of the top resorts in the nation — respecting the property's rich history and original design while incorporating state-of-the-art luxury features throughout its accommodations, grounds and amenities. The possibilities are endless on this gorgeous Auberge Resort property.
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El Monte Sagrado

Taos, New Mexico

Luxury Accommodation | This boutique hotel can truly be regarded as a sanctuary. Set on a vast property beneath the sacred Taos Mountain and shrouded in old cottonwood and aspen trees, no comfort, amenity or standard of service is overlooked. Located three blocks from shops, galleries, museums and the historic Taos Plaza, it's an excellent location for exploring town. For those who simply cannot get enough spa relaxation, the Living Spa is for you. El Monte Sagrado is a unique property that employs sophisticated green architecture and global accents and is downright cool! From the spacious rooms to the lively Anaconda Bar, there is a little something for everyone here.

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.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. 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

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Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ LT

The Domane+ LT combines the best of the race-built Domane endurance bike with a slight pedal-assist perfect for climbing the toughest hills. This bike primarily functions as a road bike, but on tough hills or in strong headwinds, you can get an extra boost by using the electric assist feature. Upgrade to the Domane+ LT on this trip for $500. Available in limited quantities. Please contact a Trip Consultant to check availability. Learn More

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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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Five nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, four 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, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), 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 digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Upgrade your ride to the Trek Electric-Assist Domane+ LT (+$500, subject to availability)
  • 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
  • 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
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Cinch sack day bag to keep
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • 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.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $240-$300 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.
  • 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: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
61 kilometers / 38 miles
TOTAL MILES:
304 kilometers / 189 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
855 meters / 2,806 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
4,276 meters / 14,030 feet
TERRAIN: UNDULATING
The terrain in Northern New Mexico is hilly to mountainous, and the rides feature an average of about 50-75 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. Keep in mind that the elevation above sea level here is between 5,500 and 7,000 feet. This elevation tends to add a degree of difficulty to the terrain. Please also note that many of the roads in this region have a "chip seal" surface, which is a type of pavement treatment that is more rough than typical asphalt. Our New Mexico trip is best suited for our Type 3 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. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
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 Bishop's Lodge
  • Explore Georgia O'Keefe's permanent art collection in downtown Santa Fe
  • Shop the boutiques along the historic Santa Fe Plaza
  • Learn more about history and culture of Santa Fe and Taos through intimate walking tours
  • Indulge yourself with spa treatments at El Monte Sagrado's 'Living Spa'
  • Take in the sweeping views of New Mexico's unique landscape on a hot air balloon ride
  • Hike miles of trails through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives 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

FLY INTO:
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
MEETING TIME:
11:30 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Bishops Lodge Santa Fe, New Mexico

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:45 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Bishops Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Arriving

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 Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) or the Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF). SAF is a small regional airport with limited flights options, therefore guests tend to have more success flying through ABQ.

For those flying into Albuquerque, we recommend Black Car Service or Santa Fe Valet for transportation from Sunport (ABQ) to Bishops Lodge. We also recommend booking a seat on the Groome Shuttle (www.groometransportation.com) for transportation from the Sunport (ABQ) to downtown Santa Fe. This option is available for $37.85 (each way). Groome Shuttle does not drop off or pick-up from Bishops Lodge. Guests can contact Bishops Lodge for transportation within Santa Fe's city limits.

If you plan to drive your own vehicle to the trip start and need a place to park it for the week, you may park at Bishops Lodge. Self-Parking during their stay (Sunday and Monday) is complementary. When the you check-out Bishops Lodge you will need to use Bishop’s Lodge Valet parking so the hotel can move the car if needed. The charge will be $25/day.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Bishops Lodge (1297 Bishops Lodge Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506) at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After meeting at the hotel you'll enjoy a fresh, delicious lunch and, after a brief orientation and safety talk, saddle up to begin the day's ride through the historic town of Santa Fe.

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 and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

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Leaving

Following a 1.5 hour shuttle from Taos, we will say our farewells at 12:45 PM at Bishops Lodge in Santa Fe. From here you may choose to stay for more time in town or return to the Albuquerque Sunport via Groome Shuttle or another transportation method of your choosing.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

At 7,000 feet above sea level, Santa Fe and Taos are very comfortable in September and October. Temperatures can range from the mid 60's to the high 70's during the day and are usually in the 30's or 40's in the evenings. Humidity is very low and the sun can be intense during the middle of the day. Please come prepared for all weather conditions, and include waterproof and windproof layers as well as sun protection in your riding and hiking attire.Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: Santa Fe, New Mexico

There are few places in North America quite like Santa Fe. It's a town of vibrant culture, color and texture, and offers a world class experience for any traveler. Santa Fe is the oldest Capital city in the US with buildings dating back to the late 1500's and a founding date of 1610 by the Spanish. Steeped in Native American, Spanish and Mexican History, Santa Fe has a unique character of earthen Adobe architecture that forms the organic grid of its charming streets. Many would say one night is not enough in Santa Fe as there is simply so much to see and do. It is regarded as the 3rd largest art market in the US, as well as one of the culinary meccas of North America, and is truly the cultural capital of the Southwest. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre and 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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