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 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 the Inn on the Alameda Hotel at 11:30 AM on the first day of the trip and together you will walk to a local eatery for lunch and discuss the week ahead. Please have your cycling clothes, shoes, and any riding gear easily accessible, separate from your luggage. After lunch, your guide will give you a brief orientation, safety talk, and bike fitting before you head out on today's ride.
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.
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