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Santa Fe + Taos Bike Tour

Art, Adobe, and Gastronomy: Behind the Scenes with New Mexico's Chefs + Artists

5 days / 4 nights Level: 2Price From: $3,595Collection: Classic, Specialty

Tour Highlights

  • Each meal is an opportunity to mingle with chefs and locals, from private dinners to in-home dining that sheds light on the history and culture of New Mexico’s cuisine
  • Ride the High Road, a scenic route that traverses the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and connects Taos to Santa Fe
  • Visit historic sites like the Taos Pueblo, the oldest continuously inhabited adobe village in America, and the San Francisco de Asis church, which inspired artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams
  • Immerse yourself in Santa Fe’s art world while gallery-hopping in tiny towns and during a gallery tour with our local artist friend

Eat

Chimayo and Hatch chiles, enchiladas montadas, blue corn, carne adovada (chile-stewed pork), sopaipillas, and calabacitas, a sauteed squash dish

Drink

Craft beers, complex tequilas, and mezcal

Print Itinerary
  • Day 1

    Taos Pueblo

    This morning, meet your guides in Santa Fe and transfer up to Taos. After a bike fitting and safety briefing, we’ll take a ride through the high desert plains outside of town. There’s plenty of scenery to appreciate, including the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains rising from the verdant ranchland all around us. Our destination is the Taos Pueblo, an adobe village that has been continuously inhabited for over a millennium. During lunch at a private residence, we’ll taste ancient cuisine and experience firsthand the hospitality and culture of the local community. After, pedal back to our boutique hotel for a chance to relax and explore Taos a bit before dinner. Tonight, our local chef friend Chris will entertain us as he prepares a private welcome dinner to kick off the week.

    Meals: Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Taos, Taos Pueblo
    Accomplished: 20 miles / 33 km, elevation gain: 653 feet / 199 meters
    Longer Option: 32 miles / 51 km, elevation gain: 1,132 feet / 345 meters
    Accommodations: Palacio de Marquesa

  • Day 2

    Gourmet All Day

    Wake up to a bountiful breakfast spread that will fuel our morning ride out of town. We’ll be biking to the San Francisco de Asis church, a photogenic adobe that dates back to the time of Spanish rule. It has long captivated world-famous artists—you may recognize it from Georgia O’Keeffe paintings or in photographs by Ansel Adams. Our route then heads into the pine forests of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Beneath the cool, dense overstory, we’ll cycle past historic mission churches and keep an eye out for herds of buffalo. Descend the arroyo back to the Rio Grande and stop for lunch at a local farm, where we’ll also choose some produce for dinner. Tonight we head to Chris’s house and help prepare a typical New Mexican meal with our farm-fresh goodies.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Pot Creek, Picuris Pueblo, Dixon
    Accomplished: 38 miles / 62 km, elevation gain: 2,483 feet / 757 meters
    Shorter Option: 23 miles / 37 km, elevation gain: 1,000 feet / 305 meters
    Accommodations: Palacio de Marquesa

  • Day 3

    The High Road to Santa Fe

    Today’s highlight is the High Road, a byway that links Taos and Santa Fe. Our ride begins at the pass above Taos with glorious views stretching all the way to the distant Jemez Mountains. Pop into some art galleries in the tiny town of Truchas, then pedal on to Chimayo. Here, a Catholic sanctuary draws pilgrims in search of miracles—and the sought-after Chimayo chile entices chefs in search of their rich, earthy flavor. Seek out the spice (if you wish) during a traditional New Mexican lunch in a restored family home, then finish riding right to the outskirts of Santa Fe. Get settled at our chic and cozy hotel in the heart of town and spend the evening in Santa Fe, where there are plenty of options for dinner on your own.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
    Destinations: Chamisal, Chimayo, Santa Fe
    Accomplished: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 2,139 feet / 652 meters
    Longer Option: 43 miles / 70 km, elevation gain: 2,693 feet / 821 meters
    Accommodations: Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

  • Day 4

    Art and Desert Delicacies

    Ride out of Santa Fe through its colorful neighborhoods as we head into the surrounding high desert: our route is a loop amidst the low hills and sagebrush that stretches off into the distance. Lunch is served at an iconic Santa Fe spot, leaving the afternoon to relax, treat yourself to a massage, or tool around town. We’ll regroup for a stroll through the famous galleries on Canyon Road with a local art aficionado and whet our appetites with a visit to an artisan chocolate shop. Our final dinner together is a private affair with Carolina, our host and a celebrated local chef.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Tesuque Pueblo, Las Campanas, Santa Fe
    Accomplished: 33 miles / 53 km, elevation gain: 2,214 feet / 675 meters
    Shorter Option: 19 miles / 31 km, elevation gain: 1,466 feet / 447 meters
    Accommodations: Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

  • Day 5

    See You Later, Santa Fe!

    There’s one more beautiful breakfast to enjoy before you say goodbye to sunny Santa Fe. Before you go, fit in a final stroll around the old town, do some shopping, or carry out a coffee from an independent café. Later in the morning your guides will see you off at the Santa Fe Airport.

    Meals: Breakfast

DuVine itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.



Arrival Details

Airport City: Santa Fe, New Mexico Pick-Up Location: Santa Fe (downtown hotel) Pick-Up Time: 9:30 am
Departure Details

Airport City: Santa Fe, New Mexico Drop-Off Location: Santa Fe Regional Airport Drop-Off Time: 11:00 am
Travelers Take Note

For training purposes and those sensitive to altitude, note that the elevation where we ride can reach up to 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) above sea level.

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

For the latest travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic⁠—including quarantine requirements—please review New Mexico’s state travel guidelines.

Any scheduled tour can be made private. Your group, your dates. Go Private

2021Single Supplement From: $650

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Accommodations

  • Thoughtfully selected accommodations that reveal the true character of the region
  • Luggage transfers

Meals

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, nutritious snacks, and après velo cocktails
  • 3 gourmet dinners at our favorite local restaurants and renowned culinary establishments
  • Carefully selected local wine, beer, or spirits with every meal

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as outlined in the tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, parks, and all other exclusive events
  • Gratuities for baggage, porters, and hotel service

Gear

  • Top-of-the-line bicycle selection
  • Bike helmet
  • Complimentary DuVine gear, including a custom cycling jersey, DuVine t-shirt, water bottle, and drawstring bag
  • GPS in most destinations

Support

  • Expert bilingual guides with extensive local knowledge
  • Support vehicle that follows the day’s route, distributes refreshments, and offers lifts
  • Pick-up and drop-off before and after your tour from predetermined meeting points
  • Daily bike maintenance to ensure optimal performance
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Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra Di2

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: Road

Sirrus Comp Disc

Manufacturer: Specialized

Type: Hybrid

Electric Assist

Type: E-Bike