Total tour distance: 340 miles
Daily tour distance: 56 miles
Difficulty: 70 / 100
Experience crisp autumn air, blue sky, and the rich culture of northern New Mexico on this popular eight-day loop. We’ll begin our journey in Albuquerque, named for its Spanish founder. From there, we’ll wind along the Turquoise Trail, through the artsy community of Madrid, and ancient Santa Fe, founded in 1607.
From Santa Fe, we’ll head north, taking the High Road to Taos, visiting the sacred El Santuario de Chimayo and passing through the town of Truchas, which served as the backdrop for the movie The Milagro Beanfield War. Continuing north, we’ll visit Questa and Red River, pedal back through Taos, and relax in the soothing hot waters of Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. We’ll then meander along the Rio Ojo Caliente to Española and back to Santa Fe before returning by way of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express train to Albuquerque for a celebratory feast.