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Santa Fe-Taos Bike Tour

"New Mexico is the most completely beautiful place I have ever seen." (Ansel Adams). Experience the beauty of Santa Fe & Taos: Bike, hike and raft the Rio Grande. 6 days.

Our New Mexico Bike Tours

A Word from our Clients
We have been on about a dozen cycling trips in the US, Canada and Europe with three companies – and the BA New Mexico trip was as good as it gets. The scenery, cycling routes, guides, lodging and dining were outstanding. If we were to ever take another trip to the same location, this trip would be the one.
John and Janice W.
Zionsville, IN
A great company to go with. Experienced, competent, fun guides; nice places and good food! Nice to be able to order off the menu at restaurants.
Kristine R.
Seattle, WA
A no worries adventure. It will take you places you might not have chosen on your own, but should have. 
Pat S.
Ransomville, New York
As the end of the week neared, I asked myself, "How do they do this? It just keeps getting better and better!" 
Susan P.
Yarmouth, Maine
Bicycle Adventures goes the extra mile to make the trip memorable and wonderful. 
Mark & Susan O.
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Bicycle Adventures will give you your money's worth and a wonderful experience. A good value and a great way to vacation!
Ken P.
Santa Rosa, CA
I hated the trip to end! Perfect vacation for active people. All the planning is done for you! All you do is ride and enjoy yourself. The best guides, best routes, best inns and best food! This is our favorite cycling company. 
Trish & Gary S.
Wexford, Pennsylvania
It's an easy way to see New Mexico by bike and feel well-supported. It's a treat to meet locals (Taos Pueblo guide, shopkeepers, rafting guide) and learn more about local history. 
Debora G.
Chicago, Illinois
My husband is an avid biker and I just started this summer. It was nice we could both go on a tour and be happy! If I had known I would have loved it so much I would have booked back-to-back tours.
Kathleen F.
Upper Saddle River, NJ
One of the best trips of my life. Truly a great adventure with a valuable vacation package. 
Allonah R.
Cheyenne, Wyoming
Outstanding! The total package is above average for fair price. Superb addition of other regional activities plus lots of cycling options. Guides were exceptional: I never felt 'left to my own devices' but not smothered either. It was great to have a guide on the road. 
Cassandra H.
West Chester, Pennsylvania
The reason we tend to Bicycle Adventures is because of the guides....We will take our next trip w Bicycle Adventures solely on the basis that its guides are better than those at other companies because their primary interest is that the guests enjoy themselves.
Shannon U. & David G.
Bellevue, Washington
This tour had the excellent guides we've come to expect, supporting us on great rides, great rafting and hiking and taking care of all the details. We were free to ride, relax and make new friends.
Bruce & Jeanne H.
Saugerties, NY
We love Bicycle Adventures' tours - this was our 5th! We would never see these areas so close at hand or know the best places to stay, bike, shop or eat, Thanks!
Jim & Karen G.
Stacy, MN

Santa Fe-Taos Bike Tour

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"All the earth colors of the painter's palette are out there." (Georgia O'Keeffe) 

Flame-red chiles; golden adobe; snow-white peaks and sapphire sky: Ansel Adams, Thomas Wolfe and Georgia O'Keeffe were all smitten with New Mexico’s intensity. Enjoy a multitude of options for cycling, hiking, culture and history – and feast richly on the region's phenomenal cuisine. Ride the stunning High Road to Taos and the Enchanted Circle. Spend a half-day rafting the Rio Grande River; explore ancient dwellings in Bandelier and Taos Pueblo, and still have time to wander Santa Fe’s renowned art district.

National Parks on This Tour: Bandelier National Monument

Guide Teri Smith Loves This Tour Because: "The Santa Fe region is generally colorful, where everyone and everything is bright, happy and beautiful. You see everything from high snow-capped peaks to rose-colored desert to broken mesas. The first time I saw it I thought, 'I should marry a cowboy, because then I could see this every day!' Being here lets you learn a lot about the past and how it relates to our present. It makes you appreciate your life in a way that few places can. And being on a bike tour, you have that time to get up close."

Teri recommends this trip for: "Someone who is looking for a good trip to lengthen their riding season. Anyone who is keen for a challenge a bit beyond beginner-level - it's good for intermediate and advanced riders too." 

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Meet in Santa Fe. Explore Canyon Road’s art galleries and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Ride into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Meet us in Santa Fe (public shuttle available from/to Albuquerque). Santa Fe boasts the third largest fine art market in the United States, and it's one of the greatest cities in the world for dining!  Galleries and museums abound; local artists peddle their jewelry and crafts in the city’s plaza. Go for a morning bicycle ride in the outskirts of Santa Fe.  Explore the town's rich culture this afternoon. Stay tonight at the Inn of the Governors, in the heart of downtown. Savor one of the city's fabulous restaurants for tonight's dinner. 


Pore over mysterious Bandelier National Monument. Hike the Frey Trail, with overviews of Frijoles Canyon and Tyuonyi Ruin. Ride to Chimayo.

Head to Bandelier National Monument. Stroll through ancient cliff dwellings carved high on the canyon walls, where Ancestral Pueblo people made their home nearly 1,000 years ago. Ride north after lunch - through mesas and red hills to the town of Chimayo, famous for its weavings and its church.  Spend tonight at the intimate Casa Escondida, with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountain ranges.


Visit Ortega’s iconic weaving shop. Ride the High Road to Taos Scenic Byway, with its tiny Spanish towns and expansive views.

Bicycle the scenic High Road to Taos today, through endless panoramas of pine forests, snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountain range, and remote cottonwood-filled valleys. Stop along the way for a weaving demonstration by local artisans. Spend the next three nights at Casa Benavides in Taos, a beautiful adobe inn ranked by Sunset Magazine as one of the best in the Southwest.


Raft the Rio Grande. Peruse Taos.

Raft the Rio Grande Canyon this morning! Paddle Class II and III rapids carved through the desert rock, with the help of local guides and instructors.  Visit storied Taos Pueblo this afternoon. This is the largest existing multi-storied Pueblo structure in the United States, and home to Taos Native Americans for more than 1,000 years. Hankering for some down time? Explore Taos' shops and artists’ galleries, or get a massage.


Ride the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway.

Ride the Enchanted Circle, a view-crammed loop north of Taos circling the highest peak in New Mexico: Wheeler Peak. The landscape is quite diverse: alpine forests, open range, cattle country, lakes and fascinating small towns. The eastern half of the Enchanted Circle features long, gradual downhills through peaceful valleys of pasture and forest as it winds back to Taos. Bicycle 62 miles of this amazing loop (with boost options for the climbs) or the whole 85 miles.


Ride to picturesque Arroyo Seco before heading back to our finish in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Choose from two options today: Pedal your bicycle down a quiet side road beside a creek, into beautiful Arroyo Seco valley, or challenge yourself with a ride up to Taos Ski Valley. Visit storied Taos Pueblo this afternoon. This is the largest existing multi-storied Pueblo structure in the United States, and home to Taos Native Americans for more than 1,000 years. Want to stay in Santa Fe after the tour? It's just a short ride there – on your bike or in the van. Need to fly home? We’ll miss you. But we're happy to take you onward to Albuquerque and the airport.

Make your reservation now or (800) 443-6060.

Santa Fe-Taos Bike Tour

Trip Details

Included Activities

Biking (bikes included), hiking, river rafting


6 days - Sunday to Friday


Energetic beginner to advanced


Included: All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

Daily Mileage

Standard route: average 40, range 35 – 65 (longer or shorter routes available)


Santa Fe, NM. Finish in Santa Fe or Albuquerque

2019 Departures

May 19. September 15.



Traveling Alone?

Single Room

As an optional extra, a person traveling solo on any inn-to-inn trip may reserve a room for his or her exclusive use. This will guarantee you a private room and private bath every night. Unlike other tour companies, if you're willing to share a room, there is no extra charge for coming solo, no matter when you sign up for the tour - even if you wind up with a private room by default.