Ride off the beaten track in New Mexico, the land that so inspired Georgia O'Keeffe. Where high desert beauty awaits. And routes perfect for biking. Like the back roads of Taos past traditional adobe homes and sagebrush. Or the high road to Chimayó. The Jemez Mountains and down Gallery Row in Santa Fe. A ride, a destination and a vastness you won't easily forget.
1 In Taos, pedal quiet roads where coyote fences and adobe homes provide the foreground to high-desert mesas and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains | Enjoy a picnic lunch of Southwest-inspired specialties | Visit iconic San Francisco de Asis Mission Church.
2 Experience a fascinating mix of multicultural traditions | Stroll through 1,000 years of history during a tour of Taos Pueblo | Bike through Arroyo Seco, a small artist community | If you like, tackle the Enchanted Circle, a scenic byway that curves around the base of 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak and encompasses endless vistas, quaint ski towns and a stop at Eagle Nest Lake.
3 Ride through the mesas and copper-colored hills of the High Road desert to the tiny village of Chimayó, established in 1680 | Spice-lovers won’t want to miss a tasting of Chimayó’s renowned heirloom chile peppers! | On your way to Santa Fe, stop by the revered El Santuario church, where the soil is believed to have miraculous healing powers.
4-5 Spin through the foothills of Santa Fe or set off on a relaxing nature hike from the hotel | Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through Santa Fe’s old neighborhoods, past cafés, galleries and boutiques—feel free to stop in!