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New Mexico Bike Tour

Roads perfect for biking. Can it get any better than riding the Enchanted Circle towering above Taos? Or the high road to Chimayó. Where else can you ride the back roads between three distinct cultures housed for 1,000 years in small villages secreted away in red cliffs, deep river gorges. Santa Fe and Taos offer a ride, a destination and a vastness you won't easily forget. And then there's the route through the Jemez Mountains past the Valle Caldera and down into the melting landscape of stunning Bandelier National Monument?

New Mexico, a land of enchantment that inspired luminaries such as Georgia O'Keeffe. Infinite cloudless skies. Stark high desert beauty. The scent of roasting chiles in the air. You won't want to head indoors until you see your accommodations at the lbquiu Inn. The promise of incredible luxury awaits.

Tour Areas: Albuquerque, Rio Grande National Forest, Alamosa, Grand Sand Dunes National Park

9 nights/9 days; Sat- Mon

Tour Cos: Starting at $3600, includes all lodging, breakfasts and dinners, some picnic lunches, van support, transfers, leaders, maps and narratives

Assembly Point Albuquerque, NM (airline service to Albuquerque- Van shuttle service  provided)

Pick up time at 2 pm

Drop off time at 3 pm

Northern New Mexico (New Mexico)Day  1  - Albuquerque - Madrid -  Santa Fe (62 miles)

Day  2  - Santa Fe -  Chimayo - Cordova - Truchas - US hill - Taos (70 miles)

Day  3  - Taos - Palo Flechado Pass (9101') - Moreno Valley  - Viet Nam Veterans Memorial - Bob Cat Pass (9820')  Red River (48 miles)

Day  4  - Red River - Questa -  Alamosa (87 miles)

Day  5  - Alamosa - shuttle to Sand Dunes National Park- 3 mile optional hike - Shuttle back to Alamosa - La Manga Pass (10,230') - Cumbres Pass (10,022') - Chama (77 miles)

Day  6  - Chama - Ghost Village - Abiquiu (58 miles)

Day  7  - Abiquiu - Espanola -  Los Alamos (40 miles)

Day  8  - Los Alamos - Bandelier National Monument - Optional hikes  - Jemez Springs (40 miles)

Day  9  - Jemez Spring - Jemez Pueblo - Albuquerque (55 miles)