"Life List Worthy Tour"
- Outside Magazine
In a region recognized as one the most popular winter bicycling locations in the US, our Arizona bicycle tours have garnered accolades from Outside Magazine as a “Life List Worthy Tour.” As one of the most experienced tour operators in southern Arizona, Sojourn rewards travelers with warm winter cycling trips guided by experienced tour leaders. Spectacular and diverse scenery combine with abundant sunshine, warm weather and fabulous cycling routes to create a not-to-be-missed vacation.
Southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert features impressive forests of giant saguaro cacti in Saguaro National Park. The region is also home to sprawling cattle ranches and rural roads where you’re more likely to encounter cows than motorized vehicles.
Visit the lively town of Tubac, a popular southwestern artisan colony, and perhaps opt for a tour of the Spanish mission at Tumacácori National Historic Park for an in depth perspective on the region’s cultural history.
Our tour season in Arizona features remarkable weather for bicycling with daytime temperatures typically in the mid 60s to upper 70s. Route options offer terrain and mileage suited both intermediate and avid cyclists.
Plan to make your reservations well in advance as trips in this destination historically sell out quickly!
Group discounts for our published trip dates begin with as few as eight people. Please contact us for details.
Looking for a one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience? Look no further. All you need to do is pick any open trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest.
Meet your tour leaders for a bike fitting at beautiful Hacienda del Sol, a lovely boutique inn located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Get to know your fellow travelers during a welcome reception and dinner at the inn.
Begin your day with a gorgeous bike ride through the east side of Saguaro National Park. Forests of giant Saguaro cacti line this incredible route. Join a ranger-led walk through the Park’s unusual ecosystem for a more in depth view of life in the desert or hike on your own.
A gradual climb over Gates Pass leads to a stunning ride through the dense Saguaro "forests" of the Tucson Mountain District to the highly regarded Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Explore at your own pace or enjoy a docent-led tour through this stunning and unique natural desert setting.
Ride through sweeping grasslands in Arizona’s wine country. Relax and unwind during a private luncheon and wine tasting where the first vines in Arizona were planted forty years ago. Explore the artsy town of Patagonia before capping off the evening with a visit to an old western saloon.
An exhilarating ride through unusual rock formations leads to a remote lake. Continue to Tumacácori where you might visit Arizona’s oldest Spanish mission site and its Franciscan church. This evening, settle into luxurious haciendas at Tubac Golf & Spa Resort at Otero Ranch.
Choices abound today. Ride through ranchlands past red rock mountains, enjoy a round of golf, or indulge with spa treatments and massage. Visit artisan shops and galleries in Tubac, established as a Spanish garrison in 1752. Gather for a farewell reception and dinner this evening.
You will be transported transported back to the airport in Tucson this morning following breakfast.
It was a thrill to see Arizona by bike. You feel so much of the essence of the desert, the culture, the foothills and the mountains.
This historic Spanish Colonial style property is full of authentic southwestern charm. Pool and fine dining. (3 nights)Lodging Website
Built by a friend of John Wayne’s to lodge the cast of numerous western films, the inn is the centerpiece of the artsy town of Patagonia. (1 night)Lodging Website
Otero Ranch was created by the first Spanish land grant in the southwest. Enjoy spacious and luxurious haciendas of this historic yet upscale property featuring its own spa, golf course, restaurants and pool. (2 nights)Lodging Website