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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.

Big Bend
Big Bend

Van Supported. This ten-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!

Death Valley
Death Valley

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.

Epic Great Divide
Epic Great Divide

Van Supported. It won’t take long to realize that “The Divide” simply isn’t enough — this trip’s greatness is on display from the first pedal stroke. Grab your knobbies (yeah, you’re gonna want some bigger tires for this one!), throw your gear in the support van, and prepare for nine unloaded weeks of day after day epic riding and even better views.

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon

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.

Leadership Training - Arizona
Leadership Training - Arizona

Leadership Training Course. Our leadership courses are for more experienced touring cyclists looking to lead their own groups of bicycle travelers.

New Mexico Enchanted Lands - South
New Mexico Enchanted Lands - South

Van Supported. On this 576-mile loop, we’ll enjoy the diversity of two areas in New Mexico’s south: the white sands to the east and the Gila National Forest to the west with plenty of Southwest culture along the way.

Patagonia AZ Gravel
Patagonia AZ Gravel

Van Supported. Some of the best spring and fall gravel riding in the U.S. can be found outside southern Arizona's small, eclectic town of Patagonia, and we'll hit the dirt on this long-weekend gravel adventure.

Southern Tier
Southern Tier

Van Supported. The Southern Tier has become one of our most popular tours, and it's easy to see why. This cross-country route is 1,200 miles shorter than either the Northern Tier or TransAm yet offers epic quantities of scenery and shoulder-season sunshine.

Texas Hill Country
Texas Hill Country

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.

Utah Parks
Utah Parks

Inn to Inn. This eight-day tour through the glorious red-rock country of southern Utah offers an irresistible mix for the traveler who enjoys riding self-supported but to prefers to sleep indoors and eat meals in restaurants.

Utah's Backcountry Monuments
Utah's Backcountry Monuments

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." Join us, and find out what Abbey meant: Mountain biking slowly and exposed to nature's elements is the ideal way to take in the spirit of this land.

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Patagonia AZ Gravel
Patagonia AZ Gravel

Van Supported. Some of the best spring and fall gravel riding in the U.S. can be found outside southern Arizona's small, eclectic town of Patagonia, and we'll hit the dirt on this long-weekend gravel adventure.

Hawaii 3 Island
Hawaii 3 Island

Inn to Inn. Maui, Molokai, and Lanai: three of Hawaii's most beautiful islands and the setting for an unrivaled bicycle travel adventure. This unique tour features a ferry and a small plane to bring together these three Hawaiian islands into a single bicycle tour.

Great Parks North
Great Parks North

Self-Contained. Join us for Adventure Cycling’s Great Parks North Route. This tour will follow the Rocky Mountains from Missoula, Montana, to Jasper, Alberta, exploring some of the most spectacular national parks the U.S. and Canada have to offer. Great Parks North will highlight Glacier, Waterton, Banff, and Jasper national parks, and jaw-dropping scenery will not be lacking on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.