Arizona: Saguaro National Park & the Sonoran DesertSoak in sprawling desert landscapes as you ride across vast, versatile ranges. Ride into the prolific “winery row,” where you’ll enjoy a picnic and educational tasting at a family-owned winery. Coast into artists’ colonies to see the work of local masters. Your journey leads you to idyllic Patagonia, a quirky town encapsulated by picturesque mountains. At the Saguaro National Park, ride through its distinctive native namesake cacti found nowhere else on earth and explore the renowned Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, featuring hundreds of animal and plant species. VBT’s Arizona bike tour guides you along some of the American Southwest’s most stunning routes to unearth quintessential Arizona.
- Sample Arizona’s surprising wines during a tasting and picnic at a winery featuring wines created from the West’s unique terroir
- Explore the walking trails and fascinating exhibits of the highly regarded Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
- Bike and picnic among the beautiful saguaro cacti of Saguaro National Park
- Visit the Tumacácori National Historical Park for a self-guided tour, home to three Spanish mission communities and beautiful orchards and gardens
- Savor local cuisine infused with Native American, Spanish, Mexican and Anglo-American influences
What to Expect
This tour offers a combination of easy terrain mixed with moderate hills, ideal for beginning and experienced cyclists. Our VBT van support shuttle is always available for those who would like assistance This tour includes strategic shuttles on most days in order to access the best cycling routes, avoiding busy roads and repetitive scenery.
- Daily Mileage: 6 - 52|
- Biking: 4 - 5 hr|
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|6 nights in a distinctive Southwestern B&B and two historic guest ranches|
|13 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners|
Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast
An idyllic haven on the San Pedro River, the Casa de San Pedro is built around a charming courtyard and lovely fountain, evoking the traditional architecture of Spain and Mexico. This air-conditioned bed & breakfast, exquisitely decorated and furnished with hand-carved furniture from Mexico, is committed to providing exceptional service while conserving energy and resources. Located on ten acres and adjacent to the San Pedro River and Riparian National Conservation Area, Casa de San Pedro boasts a beautiful natural setting, a delightful butterfly garden, and landscaping that supports Southwest native species, including bats and numerous birds. Enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains as you walk peacefully through its seven-cycle labyrinth.
Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
Dating to 1789, the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa began as a cattle ranch on the first Spanish land grant in the Southwest. The 500-acre property spans the ages in every way. Its 200-year-old Otero House and ranch buildings feature sophisticated amenities in a stunning setting. And a charming replica of a 17th-century mission-style wedding chapel adorns the property. During free time, you may enjoy the restaurants, shops and galleries. For golfers, nine new holes have been added to the existing 18, all serviced by an extensively appointed golf shop. The newest addition is a 3,000-square-foot hacienda-themed spa. Haciendas are the new generation of guest suites for the resort. Each 650-square-foot air-conditioned suite features a gas fireplace, patio with garden, flat-screen television, jet tub and separate sitting area. Each suite is also equipped with wireless high-speed Internet access, robes, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators and coffeemakers.
Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch
Designed in a Spanish Colonial style, Hacienda del Sol was inspired by the Moorish architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Through the gated mission-style entrance, you are greeted by tranquil gardens, a backdrop of unspoiled desert landscape and a dramatic view of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. Each air-conditioned room has its own personality, adorned with unique surprises, from hand-forged iron and copper headboards to original artwork and custom-designed furniture. The resort’s courtyard and porches offer a quiet place to relax. With large terraces for al fresco dining, its restaurant, The Grill, is one of Tucson’s best and is AAA Four Diamond Award-winning. Legendary patrons such as Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, and Howard Hughes enjoyed the comforts here. A magical setting has been, and remains, the very cornerstone of Hacienda del Sol.
Guest Reviews 31 out of 34 (91%) of reviewers recommend this tour
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