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Santa Fe + Taos Family Bike Tour

Outdoor Adventure and Gourmet Flavors of New Mexico

6 days / 5 nights Level: 2Price From: $4,595Collection: Family

Tour Highlights

  • Each meal is an opportunity to discover the culture of New Mexico’s cuisine—from a private cooking class to lunch with locals at the historic Taos Pueblo
  • Cycle the High Road, a scenic route that traverses the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and connects Taos to Santa Fe
  • Paddle down the Rio Grande river during an exciting daylong rafting trip through calm canyons and Class II-III rapids
  • Explore on foot with two full days of hiking: first in the Sangre di Cristo Mountains and later at the mesmerizing cliff-dwellings of Bandelier National Monument

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

    Mountain Air and New Mexican Fare

    Wake up to a bountiful breakfast spread that will fuel our day of hiking in the Sangre di Cristo Mountains. We’ll trek through the fragrant high pine forests to a crystal-clear mountain lake and take our lunch al fresco. The highest peak in New Mexico looms above us, and reaching the summit is an option for those who are feeling ambitious! Back in Taos, spend time in the town plaza or indulge in an afternoon nap. Tonight we head to Chris’s house and help him prepare a typical New Mexican meal featuring farm-fresh ingredients.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Taos Ski Valley, Wheeler Lake
    Accomplished: 3-6 hours hiking
    Accommodations: Palacio de Marquesa

  • Day 3

    Rafting the Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande is one of America’s most iconic rivers, and it flows through an incredible gorge just outside of Taos. We’ll start out floating calmly through the canyon, practicing our paddling and spotting wildlife on the banks. After lunch, the rapids start to pick up and we’ll run six exciting miles through the lower gorge. Though the white water is lots of fun, we’ll be rafting Level II-III rapids so expect to get wet! At the end of our run, head back to Taos to dry off and dine at one of our favorite restaurants in town.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Rio Grande River, Dixon
    Accomplished: Rafting
    Accommodations: Palacio de Marquesa

  • Day 4

    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: Inn and Spa at Loretto or Four Seasons Rancho Encantado

  • Day 5

    Ancient and Modern History

    We’re headed out of Santa Fe to hike the Jemez Mountains! Put on your boots and head up to the complex of ancient cliff dwellings in Bandelier National Monument, scrambling up ladders to peek into these cave-like pueblos. After a day of exploring, we’ll stop in Los Alamos to contemplate the birthplace of the Manhattan Project. This evening, gather for a memorable dinner in Santa Fe and relive the highlights of our week in New Mexico.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
    Destinations: Los Alamos, Bandelier National Monument, Valles Caldera
    Accomplished: 3-4 hours hiking
    Accommodations: Inn and Spa at Loretto or Four Seasons Rancho Encantado

  • Day 6

    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
Younger Travelers
  • For safety reasons, children must be at least 7 years old to ride their own bike; trailers and tag-along bikes are available for younger children
  • Safety triangles provided to all children on tour

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. Additionally, the hike on Day 2 will reach 11,000 feet.

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. Due to COVID-19, the Taos Pueblo is currently closed. Visits will recommence as allowed.

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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
  • 4 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

Quick Neo

Manufacturer: Cannondale

Type: E-Bike