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US – Arizona Old West Tucson to Tombstone Bike Tour

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Do you envision a getaway to quiet countryside and small towns where you can breath and move freely?!  We are bringing this trip back for a post COVID-19 getaway!  Winter in the desert is warm and sunny during the day and cool and crisp at night!  Enjoy cycling on mostly quiet roads on this self guided/support bike tour of Southern Arizona.  Starting in Tucson, a big city with a bike-friendly culture, you will then make your way to Tombstone, home of the O.K. Corral; a true “Old West” experience. You will find some delightful surprises along the way as you ride past towering saguaro cactus, with Arizona’s wine country and the “Sky Island” mountains in the distance. Bike, rides, support, and lodging are all subject to custom adjustments for your preferences.  

Arrival & Departure Locations

Tour starts and ends in Tucson. We provide support for your rides along with transportation as needed. For arrivals/departures in Phoenix, we can add supplemental transfers to Tucson and back. 

Price Includes

  • 3 Nights Lodging (minimum)
  • Day 1 Welcome Orientation with bike set up, trip review, transportation & support
  • Luggage transfers hotel to hotel
  • All resort fees and local lodging tax
  • Choice of finishing in Phoenix with supplement
  • GPX files in advance for your device
  • Ride With GPS Navigation with maps and cue sheets
  • Telephone support and assistance
  • Pre and post-travel planning services for transfers, shuttles

Lodging

Included Standard Hotels:

  • Tucson: various options possible, historic Arizona Inn recommended ****
  • Sonoita: Sonoita Inn *** 
  • Extra nights and add on towns/stops possible

About: Hotels selected are subject to availability, which will determine final price for you trip. Option of ending tour in Phoenix with extra nights possible.

Optional Add-Ons

  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Local Product Tasting
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Travel Insurance

Guides & Local Support

Arizona support guide
Local Experts: from our local office in Arizona and with our partners in the bike shop located in Scottsdale – we have you covered!     

Tour Highlights
  • Cycle small roads and highways shared with cars used mostly by locals
  • Spectacular western towns and panoramic scenery
  • Weather is typically perfect for cycling: sunny and dry
  • Choice of lodging to fit any budget 

Need to Know: 

  • This tour is for more avid riders, e-bikes open the range of possibilities but these are heavier bikes and are class 1 pedal assist models that you must still be prepared to work. Limited e-bike availability.
  • This is a supported, self guided tour; you can travel any date subject to availability.
  • Start any day; best rates based on Sunday-Thursday stays; supplements for weekend nights.
  • Summer can be quite warm; we recommend fall-spring.
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Day & Ride to Saguaro National Park: 38 mi

Arrival to Tuscon – Optional Day 1 Ride to Saguaro National Park West and a vist to the Sonoran Desert Museum

Your personal Welcome Orientation will be given at 10:00 am at the Arizona Inn, followed by a transfer by van to nearby Saguaro National Park. This route will warm up your legs and lungs to the dry Arizona air while coursing through the western half of Saguaro National Park, passing notable icons like the Old Tucson Studios and the world famous Sonoran Desert Museum.

Meals: on own, supplemental support option
Distance: 38 miles
Overnight: Tucson

Day 2Tucson to Sonoita: 40-75 mi

Rise early and bike right from the hotel towards the Santa Catalina Mountain range into Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (subject to closures). After this warm up, your ride will take you through the eastern side of Saguaro National Park, past Colossal Cave, and through iconic Sonoran Desert scenery. Winter rains bring life and lush color to the desert. In the spring, enjoy incredible wildflowers filling the landscape with every color of the rainbow. This stunning bike ride winds along the foothills of the Rincon Mountains before climbing steadily into the rolling grassland hills of Arizona’s wine country. Ride the entire distance to tonight’s hotel or jump in the van to cut out a flat stretch of highway to Sonoita. Tonight’s accommodations will be a nice but simple inn, as this is truly a ‘one-horse’ town. Dinner is on your own tonight in the nearby charming town of Patagonia!

Meals: on own
Distance: 40-75 miles
Overnight: Sonoita

Day 3Wine Country and Parker Lake: 30-61 mi

Today you have a loop ride from Sonoita to Parker Lake with optional stops at some of the wineries in the area. Though not as well-known as other wine making regions, Arizona is home to a blossoming wine industry that boasts many world-class wines. The route to Parker Lake is full of quiet roads, lush vineyards, and imposing mountains, all of which make this an epic day of riding. You should have the roads mostly to yourselves on this ride, allowing you to fully soak in the peace and beauty of the surrounding landscape, passing through the largely undisturbed foothills of the sky island peaks. Only a short distance from the US border with Mexico, you won’t believe the rich diversity of this landscape! Returning to Sonoita tonight, you have some free time before a fun dinner at a western-themed chophouse right next door.

Meals: on own
Distance: 30-61 miles
Overnight: Sonoita

Day 4Tombstone and Tucson Finish: 54 mi

Today starts early so you can enjoy a nice 50 mile ride to the most famous of wild west towns, Tombstone! Your route will take you south toward Fort Huachuca, skirting Sierra Vista, and then taking a long, lightly traveled road into Tombstone. The big finish in Tombstone will have the option for a lunch and cerveza at Big Nose Kate’s Saloon near the historic O.K. Corral. This afternoon we bring you back to Tucson by vehicle. You can stay extra nights or catch a flight late afternoon/evening.

Meals: on own
Distance: 54 miles
Drive Time: 1-1.5 hours
Overnight: on own, if needed

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Arizona Bike Tour
Rates

Self Guided & Supported Tour Rates: (based on double occupancy)

Rates are quoted on a case by case basis for:

  • 2 persons / 4 persons / 6 persons: 
  • Rates starting around $1050/person with 2 and $615/person with 4
  • weekday rates Sunday-Thursday; higher rates for Fri & Sat night stays
  • lodging and support services determine rates

Bike Rentals: subject to model selected; ask us for details and rates
Trek Domane, Emonda, or Specialized Allez

Trek Fx hybrids, kids bikes, and Cannondale Quick Neo Ebike

Local bike build:  If you want to ship your bike, a local mechanic is available to receive and build for $80/bike.

Make it Custom: Do you like this tour but want to make it different? Tell us your wishes & we will quote it!

 

How do our tours compare to similar trips? You Get MoreIf you compare price, we are much less than guided trips with similar experiences. In our private, independent format, you get much more than what most traditional self guided tours offer, plus it’s a better experience! Our team has gone to great lengths to build and create exceptional tours all over the world, vacations that will give you lifelong memories. From the accommodations to the bikes, to the routes themselves, we hold each component of our tours to a very high standard. We are dedicated to empowering people through travel!
 
Ready to book? Our well-traveled, knowledgeable and dedicated team is standing by and eager to make your travel dreams come true. Call now at 800-960-2221 (USA/Canada 8 am-5 pm MST) +1.480.905.1235; or email us.