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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Inn on the Alameda Hotel 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. Then you'll head out on today's ride which traces some of the country's oldest roads, the Santa Fe Trail and Canyon Road, around the enchanting town of Santa Fe before ending at your downtown home for the night. Take some time to settle in before gathering for a lively 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 walk to the legendary Santa Fe eatery Café Pasqual's to enjoy unique and delicious dishes of Southwest American cuisine, all regionally sourced and inspired. Take a moment during your visit to check out the upstairs art gallery, which is run by the chef and proprietor Katherine Kagel.
Inn on the Alameda to Foothill Loop
Approximately 17 miles with 1,020 feet of climbing
Inn on the Alameda to Museum Hill Loop
Approximately 11 miles with 600 feet of climbing
Inn on the Alameda to Museum Hill Loop with Hyde Park Hill Climb
Approximately 27 miles with 2,200 feet of climbing
Inn On the Alameda
Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner
Departing Santa Fe, today we ride north through the verdant and shady art community named for the nearby Pueblo Tesuque. A short brisk climb is followed by a gentle 1500 foot descent over 15 miles passing through the Pojoaque and Nambé Pueblos. After riding by the iconic Sacred Heart Church, we begin ascending a section of the High Road to Taos through picturesque red rock formations 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 your guides will provide a delicious picnic lunch for you during your stop here. Descending into the Rio Grande valley, through the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, the Avid route follows the Rio Chama to the Rio Ojo Caliente, past sacred mesas and ancient petroglyphs. Your day ends at the famed Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa.
Inn on the Alameda to Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Via Chimayó
Approximately 40 miles with 1,460 feet of climbing
Inn on the Alameda to Santuario De Chimayó
Approximately 28 miles with 1,300 feet of climbing
Inn on the Alameda to Ojo Caliente
Approximately 62 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
The landscape that inspired Georgia O'Keeffe is the canvas for today's adventure. After a bountiful breakfast we will ride up quiet back roads through the funky little town of El Rito. The short option begins here skipping the climb. Descending from El Rito, the views of the Sangre De Cristo and Jemez Mountains unfold before us in a spectacular panorama. We will take a break from riding for lunch in the picturesque town of Abiquiu. Here you can explore the historic plaza galleries and museum, check out Bode's eclectic General Store, or with advanced reservations take a tour of the Georgia O'Keeffe home and studio (tickets are not available day-of so if you are interested in this tour you must book your tickets well in advance. You will also be responsible for your own transportation back to the hotel after the tour). Lunch will be on your own today and there are a couple of options to choose from. We'll then leave Abiquiu by bike and head to the trailhead for the fantastic hike at Plaza Blanca. Plaza Blanca is a sublime White Rock Canyon created by 20 million year-old volcanic ash deposits. It is easy to see why this magical place was a favorite subject for the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Today's ride ends here. Avid riders will return to Ojo Caliente via the Rio Chama Valley to complete the out and back and those who choose to end their ride in Abiquiu or at Plaza Blanca will shuttle back to the hotel. For those wanting a "rest day" you can skip the ride entirely to enjoy the spa, hike around the extensive trails in search of Pueblo relics, and soak in the mineral springs under the New Mexican sun. Tonight is your night to dine and relax on your own.
Ojo Caliente to Abiquiu
Approximately 38 miles with 2,030 feet of climbing
El Rito Summit to Abiquiu
Approximately 19 miles with 400 feet of climbing
Ojo Caliente to Abiquiu Return
Approximately 68 miles with 4,000 feet of climbing
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa
Taos beckons and a 43-mile route lies between us and this historic, artistic hamlet at the base of sacred Taos Mountain. Our ride begins with a moderate climb out of the Ojo Caliente River Valley onto the Taos Plateau. From atop this vast, volcanic landscape, views of Truchas Peaks and New Mexico’s highest point—Wheeler Peak—dominate the skyline. It's not until you reach the Taos Gorge bridge, hovering 565 feet above the class IV Rio Grande, that the immensity of the geology of the Rio Grande Rift and the sheer force of this river become apparent. This truly breathtaking ride ends at a local Taos brewery for a well-deserved lunch and craft brews. After lunch, two options fill the remainder of the day. Those who would like more riding can tackle the climb to the Taos Ski Valley and back, and those seeking a more relaxed afternoon can unwind at our magnificent hotel pool or wander the historic streets of Taos in search of the perfect gallery or eatery. 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.
Ojo Caliente to Taos
Approximately 43 miles with 2,100 feet of climbing
State Route 567 to Taos
Approximately 32 miles with 900 feet of climbing
Ojo Caliente to Taos with Ski Valley Climb
Approximately 72 miles with 4,575 feet of climbing
El Monte Sagrado
Breakfast | Lunch
Today can offer the biggest ride of your trip, complete relaxation at the hotel and spa, or something right in the middle: you choose. Riders can roll up and over Palo Flechado Pass at 9110 ft. to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Angel Fire. This unique museum is a powerful place to reflect on a challenging part of our history. From here you may choose to continue over Bobcat Pass (9,820 feet) and stop in Red River for lunch of your choice before riding through Questa to complete the epic Enchanted Circle. Today's ride returns the way you came over Palo Flechado and back to Taos with plenty of time to explore the galleries, shops and eateries of Taos. Or opt for a rich cultural encounter with a visit to the Taos Pueblo, which has been consistently occupied by the Tiwa speaking Native Americans for over 1000 years and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whichever option you choose we will regroup for a festive social hour at the hotel bar and will recap our journey at the highly rated Lambert's of Taos.
El Monte Sagrado to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Return
Approximately 45 miles with 3,340 feet of climbing
El Monte Sagrado to Palo Flechado Pass Return
Approximately 35 miles with 2,500 feet of climbing
Enchanted Circle Loop
Approximately 85 miles with 5,900 feet of climbing
El Monte Sagrado
Breakfast | 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 a 90 minute shuttle back to Santa Fe, we will bid farewell at the Inn on the Alameda with plenty of time to catch shuttles to wherever you need to go.
El Monte Sagrado to Blueberry Hill Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 800 feet of climbing
Shuttle to Santa Fe
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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.
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).
We recommend booking a seat on the Sandia Shuttle Express (www.sandiashuttle.com) for transportation from the Sunport (ABQ) to Santa Fe. This option is available for $33 (each way) and you may request to be dropped off at the Inn on the Alameda (or another Santa Fe hotel, depending on where you booked your pre-night stay). If you plan to drive your own vehicle to the trip start and need a place to park it for the week the St. Francis Cathedral Basilica Parking Lot, located about a half a block from the first night's hotel, is the only walkable option. The cost is $40-60/day (depending on demand). Call 505-995-8689 to discuss the daily rates for the dates you will need parking. Alternatively, a more affordable option is the Santa Fe Airport for $3/day. However, the airport is 18 miles from the pickup/drop-off hotel and you are responsible for your own transportation to drop off and pickup your vehicle.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Inn on the Alameda (303 E Alameda St, Santa Fe, NM 87501) at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip. After meeting at the hotel you'll enjoy a fresh, delicious lunch at a downtown park 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, Inn on the Alameda (888 984 2121), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.View our pre hotel recommendations
Following a 1.5 hour shuttle from Taos we will say our farewells at 12:45 PM at the Inn on the Alameda in Santa Fe. From here you may choose to stay for more time in town or return to the Albuquerque Sunport via Sandia Shuttle or another transportation method of your choosing.View our post hotel recommendations
At 7,000 ft above sea level, Santa Fe and Taos are both very comfortable in May/June and September/October. Temperatures can range from the mid 60's to the low 80's during the day and are usually in the 30's or 40's in the evenings. Ojo Caliente, the Rio Grande and the Chama River Valley lie between 5500 and 6500 ft. and typically are about 3-5 degrees warmer on average. This high desert and mountain environment can have rain storms and sudden cold weather at any time of the year. 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
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.
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