New Mexico • Southwest • North America
|Months To Go
||August, September | View Dates»|
|Start & End||Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|Trip Length||6 days | 5 nights|
|Rider Type||3 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 11 - 85 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Hiking, Historical Site Visit, Cultural Tour, Food Tasting, Spa, Shopping|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
Explore the confluence of ancient and modern cultures as you ride from Santa Fe to Taos, through the sublime mountain and high desert landscapes of New Mexico's Land of Enchantment. Exquisite dining and accommodations accented by flavors, colors, and textures of the beautiful region range from traditional to trendy. Pedaling along the crest of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, crisp sunshine, winding roads, expansive vista, and Colonial Spanish villages greet you with all the warmth that is New Mexico.
- Walk in 1000-year-old footprints beneath ancient Native American dwellings carved in stone
- Reflect on 400 years of history in the adobe walls and charming streets of Santa Fe and Taos, and find yourself somewhere between the best of Europe, Mexico, and North America
- Savor bold and creative - along with traditional and fiery - in the best of New Mexican cuisine
- Pedal from sublime desert canyons to aspen-cloaked mountain passes
- Browse the work of artists from the infamous to the undiscovered in the country’s 3rd largest art market
Days 1 & 2 | Santa Fe
Stay at Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi
Ride through 400-year-old streets in historic Santa Fe | Visit the acclaimed Museum of International Folk Art | Observe the 6000-year-old traditional "lost wax" method of bronze sculpture casting at the Shidoni Gallery | Explore cliff dwellings and kivas of the Anasazi at Bandelier and Tsankawi National Monument | Ride on the flanks of the Jemez Mountains in Los Alamos
Days 3 & 4 | Espanola
Stay at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa
Cruise through the surreal badland formations of the Rio Grande Valley | Touch the "miraculous" earth at the Santuario de Chimayo | Peddle through Spanish villages along the High Road to Taos | Ride to the base of the highest peaks in New Mexico | Wander galleries of local and international artists or visit the 1000-year-old Taos Pueblo | Shop, mountain bike, golf, raft, hike, relax at the spa, or take a hot air balloon ride in your spare time
Days 5 & 6 | Taos
Stay at El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa
Take on part or all of the epic 85-mile Enchanted Circle Loop | Visit the Viet Nam Memorial | Indulge in creative international and New Mexican cuisine | Ride through the Taos Valley, stopping to visit St. Francis de Assisi, home of Kit Carson and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi | Santa Fe, NM
Located in the heart of Santa Fe, this boutique hotel offers an exquisite expression of Southwestern style. You’re sure to have a memorable and intimate stay at this world-class retreat.
El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa | Taos, NM
El Monte Sagrada Living Resort and Spa prides itself on its sustainable approach to luxury accommodations and services. Experience its world-famous art collection and spa facilities in this secluded sanctuary.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 5 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, 3 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX hybrid bike
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
The late spring and early summer are generally warm and sunny, with crisp mornings and evenings. Highs can range from the mid 60’s to the high 80’s and lows from the low 40’s to 50’s. The late summer sees highs in the mid 70’s to the low 90’s. Rain is infrequent, but possible, with short dramatic showers in the Spring. Such showers can be daily afternoon occurrences during the late summer "monsoon" so it is best to be prepared with rain gear in both seasons. The climate is generally dry with relative humidity reaching the teens - and the 7000 ft elevation takes a little getting used to.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 3||Average Daily Mileage | 30|
|Terrain | mountainous||Average Daily Elevation | 1,800|
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. New Mexico is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. 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. The terrain is hilly to mountainous with mostly long gradual grades of 6% or less and a few short steep climbs up to 14%. Regular and short options avoid the most challenging climbs and are perfect for moderate ability riders. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
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. See Included In The Trip Price for more information.
Some non-riding options on this trip are:
- Explore the historic village of Taos and the 1000-year-old Pueblo
- Gallery & Museum Hopping
- Cultural Visits
- Spa Treatments
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific trip.
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Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW's were from their New Mexico vacations, here is what they said…
Southwestern cycling awaits the adventurous. Explore the jewel of New Mexico at your pace.—Zack Jones, Trip Designer
The support, knowledge and enthusiasm of TT guides really wowed me.—Andrew
The guides were fantastic, the route was also very well planned and the picnics were fantastic—Sheril
Just riding through all the beautiful scenery was the main "wow" factor for me. It was so much more of an experience than seeing the country in any other mode of transportation.—Joann