Total tour distance: 260 miles
Daily tour distance: 43 miles
Difficulty: 50 / 100
Get an early taste of spring on this memorable bike tour through the high Sonoran Desert. The luggage support, catered meals, two nights of indoor lodging, and moderate daily mileages will help us ease gently back into the spin of things as we pedal beneath the blue Arizona sky.
The route starts just outside of Tucson and traverses country roads that dip in and out of dry washes and climb over the cactus-studded flanks of desert mountains. We’ll visit Green Valley, which is famous for its pecans, as well as the Patagonia/Sonoita area, where the cowboy lifestyle thrives alongside exquisite vineyards and a blooming art community.
And talk about the Old West! Our group will have a chance to tour places like Tombstone’s O.K. Corral, site of one of the Wild West’s most legendary gunfights, and Bisbee, with its longstanding mining heritage. We’ll also have time for other pursuits such as bird watching, gallery hopping, and wine tasting. So leave the winter chill behind and join us for a week of bike touring in the desert Southwest.