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Arizona Staycation Bike Tour

Ride Details

Dates: Oct 23-27 and Oct 30-Nov 3, 2020

Distance: 18-60 miles daily

Cost: $595

Rider Level: Intermediate

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NEW FOR 2020!

This delightful late season cycling tour allows our guests the ultimate in flexibility and self planning at a time of the year when Arizona offers beautiful 80 degree fall temperatures. The cacti are beautiful year round and the winter vacationers have not yet arrived. You may wish to stay on a while and participate in El Tour de Tucson on Nov 21. With the aftermath of the Covid-19 Emergency, our new "Staycation" format allows you and your family to stay where you please in Tucson, AZ, ride with a small group of 10 or less people each day for 4 days. Then  you can hit the town and add some extra activities to your vacation or stay with family and friends. You won't be pressured into a group dinners or tourist attracations, unless you choose to do so.

Nearby, Sabino Canyon, the Saguaro National Parks and Colossal Caves offer some amazing hikes. Ventana Canyon is a golfer's paradise. The Desert Museum, Air Museums and local spas are a must visit while in town.

Each day, your local guide, Carolyn and mechanic, Scott, will support you on some of the Tucson's most popular routes.  When designing this tour, our thoughts were what a perfect way to allow cyclists to do a fully supported tour for an inexpensive price, travel by car for a day, bring your own bike, yet benefit from the perks of a local guide who lives and breaths Tucson on a daily basis. 

To keep it simple, we start the ride from the same morning location. Only one route of intermediate level is offered and because you are riding your bike, you should feel comfortable with distances up to 60 miles. We do accept Tandems and recumbents and upright e-bikes. Rental bikes may be available from a local shop with ample reservation time.

Dates for this Arizona Staycation Bike Tour: Oct 23-27 and Oct 30-Nov 3. The first date, we meet late in the afternoon at 5 PM for casual drink and dinner orientation meeting at the Eclectic Cafe in Sabino Canyon. The next morning we are off and going by 8AM. 

Price: $595

Travel: Arrive in Tucson on day one by 5pm at our suggested hotel or restaraunt. If you are renting a bike from the local agent, you will want to test ride the bike that evening before we start riding. If you are flying into Tucson, Uber service is available from the Tucson airport to the Sabino Canyon area. This tour is easily suited for guests traveling by car from the western states or short a flight from major airports. You may ship your bike to Sabino Cyclery and they will build your bike and ship it home. Suggested local accommodations are: Comfort Suites- Sabino, Sheraton Tucson- Grant or the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Whats Included: A healthy casual dinner before we start riding, vehicle support on the road, 1 guide on a bike , 1 mechanic/sag driver, entry fees into the Saguaro National Park, snacks, beverages, and a personal care items (chamois cream, hand sanitizer, tissues, sun screen) and 4 amazingly beautiful riding days.

Arizona Staycation Bike Tour Itinerary

Orientation 5PM Oct 23 or Oct 30

Day 1 Ride - Saguaro National Park - East Tucson

Day 2 Ride - Sabino Canyon and the North West Loop

Day 3 Ride -  Mount Lemmon- all or half of the climb

Day 4 Ride - Saguaro National Park and Gates Pass