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Desert Winter Sunshine

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Diese Tour bietet schöne Radtouren auf ruhigen Straßen. Lernen Sie die vielfältigen Facetten der Sonora-Wüste kennen: riesige Kakteen, weiten Prärien, Pinienwälder und schroffe Felsformationen. Erleben Sie die reiche Geschichte der spanischen Architektur, Gastronomie, Brauchtum und Cowboy-Kultur.

Tourenrad, Rennrad
7 Tage
475 km / 295 mi
$ 2,495.- / € 2,103.-
  • Bike in comfort on quiet roads in the desert winter sunshine
  • Walk in the desert at the wonderful Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and learn about hundreds of species of plants and animals in their natural habitat.
  • Hike in the magnificent Ramsey Canyon Nature Preserve.
  • Visit the historic old west town of Tombstone and the preserved copper mining town of Bisbee.
  • Stay in the best local inns and B&Bs and enjoy the local cuisine in fine Southwestern restaurants.
  • Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp

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Details

Typ
Tourenrad, Rennrad
Dauer
7 Tage
Niveau
Leicht = Untrainiert, normale Kondition
Moderat = guter Radfahrer mit guter Kondition
Anspruchsvoll = sehr Erfahren, sehr gut trainiert
Moderat
Tour führung
Gruppentour = Mit Führung und Support
Individuell = mit Beschreibung und Karten
Gruppentour
Tagesdistanz
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Gesamtdistanz
475 km / 295 mi
Steigen
3260 m / 10695 ft
Unterkunft
DeLuxe = 4-5 Sterne Hotel oder Excellence B&B
Basic = 1-2 Sterne Hotel/Motel oder B&B
Camping = Zelt, Sporthalle oder Firmegelände
Luxus, Vollpension
Gepäcktransport
Daily luggage transfers
Fahrrad
Zu mieten
Daten
09 Feb 2020 - 15 Feb 2020
16 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020
01 Mrz 2020 - 07 Mrz 2020
08 Mrz 2020 - 14 Mrz 2020
01 Nov 2020 - 07 Nov 2020
2021 dates and prices are not available yet.
Start
Tucson (15.00)
Ziel
Tucson (15.00)
Transfer
Tucson airport. Transfer not included.
Flughafen Anfang
Tucson Int. Airport (TUS)
Flughafen Ende
Tucson Int. Airport (TUS)

Preise

Preis pro Person
The tour price per person
$ 2,495.-
rental hybrid bike
$ 200.-
Optional
rental road bike
$ 200.-
Optional
Zuschlag zur Einzel
Wenn Sie auf Reisen nur eine einzige zusätzliche Gebühr. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 495.-

Itinerary

Inclusive / Not Inclusive – lodging


Day 1

Day one of the bike tour we meet for introductions and bike fittings at a unique and historic guest ranch, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the first stop on our southwest adventure. Guides and guests will meet for a dinner of wonderful southwestern delights.

Day 2

67 mi / 107 km
We will bike through the magic of Saguaro National Park with majestic cacti of all shapes and sizes, the deep colors of the mountains, rock formations and wild life. We will stop and lunch at the fabulous Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. After lunch we bike on beautiful and quiet roads to Sasabe. Our bike tour ends the day a stone’s throw from the Mexican border and miles from the city lights at an intimate Rancho.

Day 3

58 mi / 93 km
We bike from Sasabe in the morning and, after a picnic lunch we continue to Sahuarita Road, which traverses range land with low-growing cacti, mesquite and grasses with a backdrop of colorful rock formations and mountains. During the last part of the route, we bike through the Santa Rita foothills to the grassland prairies near Sonoita.

Day 4

44 mi / 70 km
The bike ride to Fort Huachuca is a delightful tour on quiet roads over rolling terrain with beautiful scenery crossing through the Coronado National Forest. You will bike into Fort Huachuca, an army base established in 1887. The buildings of the old army post have been declared a National Historic Landmark. We will bike through Sierra Vista and then enter Ramsey Canyon Road, which is a beautiful, gradual uphill pedal to our lovely Inn for the night, located immediately next to The Nature Conservancy's Ramsey Canyon Preserve. World-famous bird watching and hiking await those who are interested.

Day 5

42 mi / 67 km
This will be a relaxing day with a lovely ride to Tombstone. Most of the biking is on the quiet, scenic Charlestown Road. Along the road, you will see little dome-like hills, which rise out of the desert and dot the countryside. We will lunch in Tombstone and then explore this old, restored western town.

Day 6

69 mi / 110 km
Today our bike route traverses desert and range land with almost no cars. The trip offers a real view of pure, unspoiled desert and plenty of quiet countryside. We will enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. Entering Bisbee, you will get a good view of the copper mine, the great traditional industry of this part of the world. Bisbee is perhaps one of the best preserved, western towns in America.

Day 7

17 mi / 27 km
For our final ride of the tour, we start off from Saguaro Park East and head out the Old Spanish Trail to Colossal Caves Park. We will celebrate with a delicious gourmet picnic lunch in the park and say "Happy Trails" to our fellow cyclists.


Included:

Six nights lodging at unique and historic guest ranches, hotels, and B&Bs.
All breakfasts, five dinners, four lunches.
Entrance fees to the Saguaro National Park and the fabulous Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
Experienced guides familiar with the local area.
SAG (Support and Gear) Van to provide baggage relocation, mechanical support, snacks, fresh water, and “rest rides” as needed.
Cue sheets and maps with daily meetings to review route options and points of interest.

Not included:

Bike Rental: approx $200 for hybrid or road bikes
Airfare is not included.
Night before and night after the tour.
Gratuities guides

Lodging

Lodge on the the Desert:
Lodge on the Desert was built as a private residence in 1931. The family compound was purchased by Homer and Cornelia Lininger and opened for business as Lodge on the Desert in 1936 with seven guest rooms. From 1936 to today, Lodge on the Desert – in design and operation – has remained true to its Southern Arizona roots . . . it is at once authentic, charming, historic yet contemporary. It reflects its southwest heritage . . . simply and completely.
Canoa Ranch Resort:
Guests of our Green Valley resort will stay in luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, many offering sweeping views of the tranquil and stunning Arizona landscape. Explore nature at your leisure with their hiking and biking paths. Whether coming for adventure or relaxation, the Canoa Ranch Resort offers guests the serenity of one of Arizona’s most picturesque locations.
Sonoita Inn:
Inspired by Secretariat and designed by his owner, Margaret Charmichael, the Sonoita Inn is a one-of-a-kind western country lodge nestled in the high grasslands of Southern Arizona. Each room is named in honor of a local ranching family, and the decor is elegantly southwestern. Guests at the inn are perfectly located for hiking, biking, birding, boating, fishing, horseback riding, winery visits and shopping
Ramsey Canyon Inn:
Named one of the Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in Arizona by The Arizona Republic, The Ramsey Canyon Inn sits amidst the hummingbird capital of the United States. The garden at the inn was planted and designed specifically to attract butterflies and the 15 species of hummingbirds known to reside in the area. Guests will also enjoy coffee and tea in the afternoons with generous helpings of blue ribbon pies make from fruit grown on the property.
Tombstone Bordello:
Rumored to have been a Wild West house of ill-repute run by Big Nose Kate, long-time companion to Doc Holliday, the Tombstone Bordello is rich in history and western lore. With names like Scarlett Lady, Fallen Angel and Diamond Annie, the rooms reflect the inn’s sordid past. Guests at the Bordello will feel themselves swept back in time as they tour defunct mines and old west saloons or watch a reenactment of the gunfight at the O. K. Corral.
Copper Queen Hotel:
Opened in 1902, the Copper Queen Hotel is Arizona’s oldest continually operating hotel. In its day, the Copper Queen Hotel was considered quite modern with two-foot thick concrete walls and an open-air hallway along the southeast wall to keep it cool in the summer, Italian mosaic tile on the floors of the lobby and the entrance and cathedral ceilings fitted with tiffany glass. Guests today can enjoy a dip in the solar-heated pool, a Pickaxe Barbeque Pork Sandwich on the outdoor patio or a visit from one of the three ghosts in residence.

Map & Routes

Karte
Satellit

Bicycle

bikes-escapades Road bike or Hybrid bike rental for $200.-
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