NEW MEXICO: Santa Fe & Taos Itinerary

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The following is a brief description of the itinerary for our New Mexico bike tour, including links to interactive route maps with elevation profiles. PLEASE NOTE: All of our routes can be adjusted to make them more or less challenging. With the support of our SAG vehicle, we can provide a variety of starting and finishing points on each day to provide a customized ride.

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THURSDAY

For those who arrive in Santa Fe early and want a little more challenge, enjoy an optional afternoon ride up to the Santa Fe Ski Basin, a tough but beautiful climb followed by an optional soak at Santa Fe’s famed spa, Ten Thousand Waves. Explore downtown Santa Fe from our home base at the Inn & Spa at Loretto, with its countless art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants, and get acquainted with the flavor of the Southwest at one of Santa Fe's best restaurants.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Inn & Spa at Loretto (Santa Fe)

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FRIDAY

After a brief morning visit at the Santuario de Chimayo, ride the High Road Scenic Byway all the way to our hotel in Taos, a route that includes some fast descents, a few short climbs, and one monster ascent before dropping into town. Relax at the luxurious El Monte Sagrado, our home for the next two nights, with its spacious, beautifully landscaped grounds and first class spa, or explore the streets of Taos before regrouping for dinner downtown.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: El Monte Sagrado (Taos)

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SATURDAY

Ride the "Enchanted Circle" around Wheeler Peak, taking in amazing views (and fast descents!) along the way. The ride is long and includes two challenging climbs, but we'll take a break halfway through for lunch in the little town of Eagles Nest.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: El Monte Sagrado (Taos)

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SUNDAY

After a beautiful drive through the Rio Grande Gorge, enjoy a short ride through a classic New Mexico landscape followed by a fast and fun descent down to the desert oasis of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. Soak in the restorative waters of Ojo Caliente before heading back to Santa Fe for a celebratory group dinner.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Inn & Spa at Loretto (Santa Fe)

MONDAY

Enjoy one final breakfast in Santa Fe before heading home.

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