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Santa Fe & Taos Bike Tour - For Families with Adult Kids 20s & Beyond

New Mexico's Land of Enchantment

One or more kids 20+ (siblings 17+ ok)

Family — 20s & Beyond

5 days 4 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $3,549 pp dbl occ

($700 for sgl occ) plus 5.125% tax

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 Sangre de Cristo Mountains and down Gallery Row in Santa Fe. A ride, a destination and a vastness your family won't easily forget.

New Mexico Santa Fe & Taos Biking Tour map
New Mexico Santa Fe & Taos Biking Tour map

New Mexico

Start/End Santa Fe

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Bike breathtaking high-desert mesa landscapes filled with sagebrush, juniper trees and iconic adobe homes 
  • Visit artsy Santa Fe and authentic Taos, where amazing art and stunning scenery compete for attention 
  • Watch the sun set from your private terrace at Santa Fe's Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado 
  • Discover a multicultural weave of Spanish, Mexican, Anglo and indigenous traditions and cuisines 
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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
5 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

In Taos, ride along 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 the iconic 18th-century San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, whose distinct style inspired artworks by Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams | Explore the Taos Historic District on foot ​| Experience a fascinating mix of multicultural traditions | Bike into Arroyo Seco, a small artist community | If you like, tackle a challenging climb to Taos Ski Valley where you'll find towering canyon walls, stands of aspen trees and the beautiful Rio Hondo. 

El Monte Sagrado, Taos, New Mexico
El Monte Sagrado
| Premiere Hotel

With a warm inviting style inspired by American Indian and global cultures, this elegant haven is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just outside of Taos. (spa)  

Days 3-5

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 Santuario de Chimayó, a 19th-century adobe church and one of the most revered places in the Southwest | ​Discover the old-world charm of Canyon Road, the picturesque heart of Santa Fe’s thriving art scene | Get to know the compelling history and treasured architecture of this cultural hotspot | Ride through the foothills of Santa Fe or set off on a relaxing nature hike from the hotel | Enjoy a leisurely bike ride with your family through Santa Fe’s old neighborhoods, past cafés, galleries and boutiques—feel free to stop in! 

Four Seasons Rancho Encantado, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado
Santa Fe
| Premiere Hotel

Surrounded by the serene high-desert landscape overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this elegant resort combines luxurious amenities with distinct Southwestern style. (pool, spa)  

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip is rolling, with a few steeper grades made more challenging by the altitude and warm temperatures. It's a good idea to drink water as often as possible.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 15 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles | 1500 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 20 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 40 miles | 3300 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 20 miles* | 2100 ft. gain
Level 2 | 30 miles* | 2200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 41 miles* | 2800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 52 miles | 3900 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 3200 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 7 miles | 800 ft. gain
Nature Hike (1 hour)

What's Included

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day's ride is a bike that's perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip. (click the arrow to see all available options)

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, our most popular custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
NEW! Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Our newly redesigned titanium e-bike is a lightweight yet powerful machine unique in the world of e-bikes. It provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.

Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Cannondale Synapse Pro Carbon Bike
Carbon Bike

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Red ETAP AXS. Delivering phenomenal acceleration and handling in a light and powerful package—it’s built for hard-core riders.
$400 rental fee

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Traffic & Riding Conditions

While Backroads strives to find routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, that's not always possible in New Mexico and some options on this trip follow more heavily trafficked roads. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier stretches.