Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico
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Colorful walkway in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Chimayó, New Mexico
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Santa Fe Multi-Adventure Tour – 4-Day Getaway

Mesas & Monuments of the Enchanted Southwest

Couples, Friends & Solos

4 days 3 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

Premiere Hotels

From: $3,599 pp dbl occ

($900 for sgl occ) plus 5% tax

Santa Fe is a celebration of uniqueness. And during this 4-day adventure in “The City Different,” you’ll understand why. Hike and bike through its mystical landscape steeped in culture and tradition. Delight in the renowned art scene and food lover’s paradise. Relax at a restored luxury hotel, designed to feel like a small village. Sometimes different is just another word for unforgettable.

New Mexico Santa Fe Weekend Multi-Adventure Tour map
New Mexico Santa Fe Weekend Multi-Adventure Tour map

New Mexico

Start/End Santa Fe

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

Highlights

  • Bike through the outskirts of Santa Fe and into town, stopping to browse through fine art galleries and folk art markets  
  • Indulge in the comforts of our restored landmark hotel, set on 317 secluded acres adjacent to national forest land
  • Savor the delicious and distinctive cuisine of the Southwest, a blend of Native American, Spanish and Anglo foodways and flavors
  • Discover Santa Fe's enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures on foot, from hikes to stunning vistas to visits to Ancestral Puebloan sites and communities
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
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Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Description

DAY 1 Follow a centuries-old path to the site of Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings in Bandelier National Monument | Learn about 10,000+ year-old human history of Frijoles Canyon | Hike into the canyon to view a hidden waterfall | Visit Pueblo de San Ildefonso, known for its skilled pottery makers | Relax at our a luxurious resort, a landmark property dating to the 1860s and a Travel + Leisure World's Best award winner.

DAY 2 Discover Santa Fe’s distinctive architecture on a bike ride through neighborhoods on the city’s outskirts, surrounded by the majestic Sangre de Cristo, Jemez and Sandia Mountains | Embark on a guided walking tour of town to learn about Santa Fe’s unique multicultural influences and architectural history | Browse the numerous art galleries and folk art markets that earned Santa Fe a place in UNESCO’s Creative Cities network.

DAY 3 Hike a gentle ridge trail that snakes up through a forest of aspen and spruce to reveal sweeping vistas of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the valley below | Relish southwestern cuisine at a favorite restaurant in town | Spend time in fascinating Chimayó and shop for the beautiful blankets the village's famed weavers are known for.

DAY 4 Choose to set off from our hotel on a scenic biking route or a short but invigorating hike | If you’d rather take it easy, take advantage of the amenities at our unique home away from home | Savor flavors of the Southwest during a final lunch at a local eatery.

Accommodations
Bishop's Lodge exterior
Bishop's Lodge
| Premiere Hotel

A restored icon, this unpretentious luxury retreat set on over 300 gorgeous acres has played host to U.S. presidents and Hollywood royalty over the years. (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: 1-3

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 hiking and biking 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
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 4 miles | 800 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 2
Biking
Level 2 | 27 miles* | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 36 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 47 miles | 3200 ft. gain
Other
Walking Tour
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Biking
Level 1 | 7 miles | 800 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 3 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 biking 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.

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