Tours in the Southwest

Seek out an endless summer in the Southwest, home to the best winter riding in the country and some of our best-loved trips. Pedal through the lowest point on the continent in Death Valley, slalom the Saguaros in Southern Arizona, or ride the red dirt roads of Utah. And when the day ends, enjoy the vibrant cultures past and present that make the Southwest a land apart, just be sure you don’t miss the sunsets — as if anyone could.

Grand Canyon II - Van
Grand Canyon II
Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017

Van Supported. What better way to explore one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders than by bicycle? Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multi-day, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails load-free.

Route 66: Santa Fe to Flagstaff - Van
BR66: Santa Fe to Flagstaff
Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017

There’s no better way to earn some Route 66 kicks than by bicycling the historic “Mother Road” through the lofty heart of the desert Southwest. The riding on this unforgettable van-supported tour starts high and ends high, in a pair of cities that both top the 7,000-foot elevation mark.

Wild Country Utah - Van
Wild Country Utah
Sep 29, 2017 - Oct 06, 2017

Van Supported. Edward Abbey once described the deserts of southwest Utah as “light and space without time, I think, for this country with only the slightest traces of human history.” Mountain biking, exposed to nature’s elements, is the ideal way to take in the spirit of this land.

Texas Hill Country - Fall
Texas Hill Country - Fall
Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017

Self Contained. If you’ve been led to believe the Lone Star State is pancake flat, this weeklong bike tour through the rolling Texas Hill Country will prove otherwise.

Big Bend Fall - Van
Big Bend Fall
Oct 28, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017

This nine-day, van-supported trip explores the wild and picturesque terrain of the West Texas Big Bend region. Explore this road-riding dreamland and let the van haul the gear!

Death Valley I - Van
Death Valley I
Feb 24, 2018 - Mar 03, 2018

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

Leadership Training - Arizona
Leadership Training - Arizona
Feb 26, 2018 - Mar 01, 2018

Leadership Training Course. Our leadership courses are for more experienced touring cyclists looking to lead their own trips or become Adventure Cycling tour leaders.

Death Valley II - Van
Death Valley II
Mar 04, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

Southern Arizona Road Adventure - Spring
So. Arizona Road Adv. - Spring
Mar 10, 2018 - Mar 16, 2018

Fully Supported. Get an early taste of spring on this memorable bike tour through the high Sonoran Desert. The luggage support, catered meals, two nights of indoor lodging, and moderate daily mileages will help us ease gently back into the spin of things as we pedal beneath the blue Arizona sky.

Death Valley III - Van
Death Valley III
Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 24, 2018

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

Death Valley VI - Van
Death Valley VI
Mar 20, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

Death Valley IV - Van
Death Valley IV
Mar 25, 2018 - Apr 01, 2018

Van Supported. Pedal past sand dunes, hot springs, canyons, rock formations, and an incredible variety of plant and animal life as we explore the maze of wildly eroded and colorful badlands that are Death Valley.

Big Bend Spring I - Van
Big Bend Spring I
Apr 07, 2018 - Apr 15, 2018

Van Supported. This nine-day trip explores the wild and picturesque terrain of the West Texas Big Bend region. Explore this road-riding dreamland and let the van haul the gear!

Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country
Apr 07, 2018 - Apr 13, 2018

Fully Supported. If you’ve been led to believe the Lone Star State is pancake flat, this weeklong bike tour through the rolling Texas Hill Country will prove otherwise. Plus, you’ll love the dazzling displays of spring wildflowers and Texas barbecue.

Big Bend Spring II - Van
Big Bend Spring II
Apr 14, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018

Van Supported. This nine-day trip explores the wild and picturesque terrain of the West Texas Big Bend region. Explore this road-riding dreamland and let the van haul the gear!

Grand Canyon II - Van
Grand Canyon II
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 13, 2018

Van Supported. What better way to explore one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders than by bicycle? Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multiday, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails load-free.

New Mexico Enchanted Lands - Van
New Mexico Enchanted Lands
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018

Van Supported. Experience crisp autumn air, blue sky, and the rich culture of northern New Mexico on this popular eight-day loop. We’ll begin our journey in Albuquerque, named for its Spanish founder. From there we’ll wind along the Turquoise Trail, through the artsy community of Madrid, and to ancient Santa Fe, founded in 1607.

Grand Canyon I - Van
Grand Canyon I
Sep 16, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018

Van Supported. What better way to explore one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders than by bicycle? Grand Canyon National Park’s remoteness, especially on the North Rim, can make planning multiday, self-contained cycling expeditions difficult, but that’s where vehicle support comes in, letting you ride the trails load-free.

Texas Hill Country - Fall
Texas Hill Country - Fall
Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

Self Contained. If you’ve been led to believe the Lone Star State is pancake flat, this weeklong bike tour through the rolling Texas Hill Country will prove otherwise. Plus, you’ll love the dazzling displays of spring wildflowers and Texas barbecue.

Southern Arizona Road Adventure - Fall
So. Arizona Road Adv. - Fall
Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 19, 2018

Fully Supported. Get a taste of autumn in the Southwest on this memorable bike tour through the high Sonoran Desert. The luggage support, catered meals, two nights of indoor lodging, and moderate daily mileages are included as we pedal beneath the blue Arizona sky.

Tour Team Top Picks

CA Gold Rush to the Bay II
CA Gold Rush to the Bay II - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. There is no better way to see and experience the San Francisco Bay Area, along with a splendid section of Northern California, than from the seat of your bike. Add in a fabulous ferry ride and two convenient train connections, and you have all the ingredients for a fun, multimodal travel adventure that covers significant distances, with cycling at the heart of each day.

CA Gold Rush to the Bay I
CA Gold Rush to the Bay I - Inn to Inn

Inn to Inn. There is no better way to see and experience the San Francisco Bay Area, along with a splendid section of Northern California, than from the seat of your bike. Add in a fabulous ferry ride and two convenient train connections, and you have all the ingredients for a fun, multimodal travel adventure that covers significant distances, with cycling at the heart of each day.

Selkirk Splendor
Selkirk Splendor

Self Contained. Pack your passports for this international tour through some of the finest cycling terrain that the U.S. and Canada have to offer along “The West’s Best Scenic Drive.”

C&O Canal/GAP - Spring
C&O Canal/GAP - Spring

Self Contained. This spring, you won’t need to worry about traffic as you ride your hybrid or mountain bike some 330 miles on hard-packed, gently graded gravel and dirt trails from the heart of the nation’s capital north to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.