Arizona's Saguaro & Tucson Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 4-Day Getaway

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

From $2,899 - $3,099 /person

4 days

3 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Arizona's Saguaro & Tucson Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 4-Day Getaway

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+

4 days

3 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Mar-Apr, Dec 2025: Mar-Apr, Dec

From $2,899 - $3,099 /person

National Park Adventures in the Sun

Welcome to Southern Arizona, where towering saguaro cacti defy nature’s extremes. Where you hike down peaceful trails and bike up wild hills in magical landscapes. Where cactus flowers and cougars share a home in the Sonoran Desert. And where you and your family fall for Tucson.

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Walk/Hike
Bike

Highlights

  • Bike and hike through the vibrant and diverse Sonoran Desert, home to otherworldly saguaros, the iconic symbol of the American Southwest
  • Stroll through the one-of-a-kind Arizona-Sonora Desert museum, where Gila monsters, prairie dogs, river otters and raptors roam
  • Enjoy Tucson, UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, set next to the mountain ranges and desert landscapes of Saguaro National Park
  • Pedal around Tucson on the city's renowned bike-friendly routes and listen to the kids' tales of horseback riding in the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills
Arizona Saguaro & Tucson Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 4-Day Getaway map

Arizona

Start/End Tucson

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

From Tucson, we journey to Saguaro National Park West, spanning over 24,000 acres of desert landscape • Hike along a ravine to discover the remnants of an old copper mine and views of giant saguaros, their long arms reaching for the Sonoran desert sun • See 800-year-old petroglyphs etched into canyon walls by Hohokam peoples • Roam through the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a unique zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden • At the end of each day kick back with your family at our historic resort and enjoy vistas of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tucson
Casual Plus Hotel

The perfect combination of historical elegance and sophisticated luxury, this hacienda-inspired sanctuary once welcomed mid-century Hollywood icons including Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. You'll see why it deserves its Historic Hotels of America membership. (pool, spa)  

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Day 2

Description

Cycle along the acclaimed Cactus Loop, a quiet one-way road in the park • Enjoy a roller-coaster route that twists and turns through a saguaro cactus forest • Adults get in some more biking miles on a ride through the foothills of the Rincon Mountains • The younger set journeys to Colossal Cave with the Kids Adventure Leader to enjoy a frozen treat before the grownups arrive • Take a shade break during a picnic lunch under the trees in a steep-walled riparian canyon, originally developed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1935 • Adults and kids explore Colossal Cave—the largest dry cave in North America—and learn about its geology, history and legends, which include tales of bandits and ghosts!

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tucson
Casual Plus Hotel

The perfect combination of historical elegance and sophisticated luxury, this hacienda-inspired sanctuary once welcomed mid-century Hollywood icons including Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. You'll see why it deserves its Historic Hotels of America membership. (pool, spa)  

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-4

Description

Get to know Tucson on two wheels, as you explore via paved roads and along the city's network of car-free bike paths  • Kids split off to head out for a special horseback riding excursion • Grown-ups set off from the hotel for a morning spin along a paved path with the option to head into the outskirts of the city and up Gates Pass for amazing views of the valley • Explore Mercado San Agustin, an open-air courtyard lined with local shops and restaurants that embody the casual and artsy Tucson vibe • Pedal back to the resort on a family-friendly route • In the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills, hike through the riparian zone of Sabino Canyon, brimming with diverse vegetation and wildlife.

Accommodations

Nights 1-3

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tucson
Casual Plus Hotel

The perfect combination of historical elegance and sophisticated luxury, this hacienda-inspired sanctuary once welcomed mid-century Hollywood icons including Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. You'll see why it deserves its Historic Hotels of America membership. (pool, spa)  

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Traffic & Shuttle Time

Backroads strives to find routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, but note that on this trip we bike and shuttle through some urban areas from our boutique hotel in the city of Tucson to access the region's highlights. You're always welcome to bypass these more trafficked areas by choosing the Backroads shuttle.

Electric-Assist Bikes

The city of Tucson prohibits motorized devices (including e-bikes) on bicycle pathways. On this trip, 40% of our routes include a ride on a bicycle pathway; e-bike riders will have to pedal their bike without the battery during these sections. Your Backroads Trip Leaders will handle the removal and return of your batteries. (Note: While biking may feel slightly more challenging without the electronic assist, the segments where battery power is prohibited are generally smooth, flat and car-free.)

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-3

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Tucson

Casual Plus Hotel

The perfect combination of historical elegance and sophisticated luxury, this hacienda-inspired sanctuary once welcomed mid-century Hollywood icons including Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. You'll see why it deserves its Historic Hotels of America membership. (pool, spa)  

From $2,899 - $3,099 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Child's Bike
Kids' Bikes

Included in your trip price

  • Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture it's own line of kid's bikes.
  • Features smaller wheels -- the perfect choice for kids.
  • On our Family Trips, you'll find 20"" and 24"" bikes.
Burley Kazoo Trailer Bike
Backroads Trailer Bike

Included in your trip price

  • For children up to 85 pounds
  • Attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort!
  • Ideal for kids who aren't yet ready for bike touring.
  • Cannot be pulled by an e-bike.

From $2,899 - $3,099 /person

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