2016 Tuscon Experience Cycling Tour

Type
Road, Guided
Difficulty
Medium
Distance
18 - 43
 daily miles
Terrain
Flat to rolling
Inclusions
Meals, Lodging
$
2,199
/ Person / In Group
Highlights
  • Spanish Culture and architecture of the Southwest
  • Sierra Vista, Bisbee, and Tombstone
  • Westward Look Resort
  • Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Parks
Description
Come to Arizona and soak in the warmth of the abundant sunshine, melting away visions of shoveling snow and cleaning ice off the windshield of your car.  You will experience an unforgettable week of expansive mountain vistas, peaceful desert scenery and a glimpse into the lifestyle of the western frontier.

We have updated the 2016 Tucson Experience Tour to include the most popular destinations from our Southern Arizona Discovery tour while keeping the average miles per day at about 40.  On this tour, we will journey through forests of giant saguaro cactus, pedal our way through grassland prairies and discover inviting small towns of Southern Arizona.  Experience the Spanish Culture and architecture of the Southwest, while learning the ways of a cowboy or miner at the turn of the century. Discover times gone by and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that is Southern Arizona.

On this tour, you will have time to relax for a few nights at the luxurious Westward Look Resort in Tucson, as you spend the days enjoying a couple of “can’t miss” local area rides.  We then head out of town for the rest of the week and experience the true open roads of Southern Arizona as we pedal our way through historic towns such as Sierra Vista, Bisbee and Tombstone.  Come enjoy this gorgeous countryside with us as we spoil you with great rides and even better dining! As meals are included (except for one dinner) so we’ll be sure no one goes hungry on this tour!

All accommodations from Sunday night through Friday night of your tour week
All ground transportation, upon your arrival, including a shuttle from Tucson International Airport to Westward Look Resort. Shuttle time schedule will be in your tour packet.
All baggage transportation
All meals are included for the week except for one dinner
(6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners)
Entry into Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Parks
Entry into the Arizona Desert Museum
SAG support vehicles including mechanical support, water, energy food and snacks
Maps and cue sheets handed out at the morning orientation
Our group leaders with one purpose — making your week of bike touring extraordinary!
 
Rates
Per
Type
Min Group Size
Minimum riders in your group
Price
Comment
PersonIn Group
7
 riders
$
2,199
Approx.
Other Fees
Fee
Price
Comment
Bike Rental
$
100
For the Week
Itinerary
Saguaro National Park Officially designated as wilderness in 1976, this park protects some of the most impressive forests of saguaro cactus. Although for many the symbol of the West, ... morethis mammoth cactus is only found here in the Sonoran Desert.
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum A living breathing lesson in how to live in harmony with our surroundings. The museum offers more of a “zoo” like atmosphere for an up close look at life ... morein the desert. See more than 300 animal species and 1200 kinds of plants over the 21 acre property.
Sabino Canyon First settled by the Hohokam Indians, this canyon is nestled in the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains. It is a must see for anyone spending time in Tucson.... more

The Forest Service was created in 1905 and began overseeing the area. In 1978, cars were no longer allowed in the canyon, helping to preserve its pristine nature.
Bisbee This once Old West mining camp grew into a “metropolis” of its time. This community, founded in 1880, quickly grew to be the largest city between St. Louis and San Francisco. ... moreBut as the mining industry moved on, Bisbee has thrived as an artist’s enclave and continues to offer a glimpse of the past like no other place in Arizona.
Tombstone This town, rich in famous history, speaks for itself. No trip to Southern Arizona would be complete without seeing the “West” as it was back in 1880. The town has done a ... moresuperb job of preserving their history and culture on the infamous Allen St, home to the OK Corral, Bird Cage Theatre and so much more.
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Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Provider
Arizona Cycling Tours is all about Arizona. We are a locally owned and operated bicycle touring company based in Tucson, doing what we do best, sharing our passion for cycling and ... moreour love for the Sonoran Desert. Let us guide you to an experience that you will not soon forget. Come and discover the blue skies and bright sunshine of the Southwest as you ride your bike through forests of majestic saguaro cactus. Imagine what it was like for the first settlers trekking across the unknown of the desert and gaze upon an endless Arizona night sky. Saddle up on your trusty two wheeled steed as you cross the Arizona territory and explore such places as the historic mining town of Bisbee, southern Arizona wineries, and a Spanish mission just to name a few. At Arizona Cycling Tours, your tour guides are not only local experts but are also the owners. Gary and Jessie Menard use their combined 40 plus years of cycling experience to show you a way to enjoy our state on roads a little less traveled. You will relax at only the best accommodations and indulge in the area’s finest dining. From the glorious mountains surrounding Tucson, to the sprawling pastures of Sonoita and the soothing beauty of the Huachuca Mountains, your heart will forever be etched with memories of spectacular sunsets, rolling desert landscapes and good times with new friends. LizardAt Arizona Cycling Tours, we keep our groups small. It is paramount that we give unsurpassed customer service to every client on our tour. Jessie is in charge of two support vehicles while Gary is riding amongst the group on the road. There are various mileage options available on most days and of course the van is always on hand to provide a break or a ride to the next lunch spot. Picture yourself relaxing under the sun in the old mining town of Bisbee, enjoying a well-earned lunch. Mmmmm, don’t be shy, because unfortunately, it doesn’t travel well in a jersey pocket. When you come to southern Arizona, expect life to slow down just a bit, allowing you to relax and enjoy the many adventures under the sun!
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