Bike tours in the USA › New Mexico
Camping, full board
New Mexico, Taos
Tucked away in the New Mexico Rockies, this mountain bikers paradise remains largely undiscovered, even to this day. This tour is designed for serious mountain bikers. Sweet singletrack awaits you in the realm of Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest summit.
Deluxe, full board
Colorado, Denver Int. Airport
This 11-day Aspen to Taos Bike Tour focuses on the vertical landscapes and mountain town culture of the southern Colorado Rockies. This is a mountain tour that crosses the continental divide on four occasions, meanders along verdant river valleys and seeks out the eclectic lodging, food and the natural hot springs that this region is well known for.
Deluxe, full board
New Mexico, St George
The Zion to Taos Bike Tour (Z-2-T) traces a mountainous path across Utah, Colorado and the high peaks of northern New Mexico. It is an exceptionally scenic route that showcases the high mountains, National Parks & hot springs (ahhh!) of the Four Corners Region. Over the course of its 2-weeks the tour climbs the elevated plateaus of Utah, the mighty San Juan Mountains of Colorado and the continental divide in New Mexico.
The state has a cycling advisory board which is not very active. The bike infrastructure is still a bit poor. Cyclists can not use all the roads.
LandscapeNew Mexico has many mountainous areas, with the foothills of the Rocky Mountains lying in the north. To the east are the Great Plains, with vast plains and high ‘table mountains’. In central and southern New Mexico mountain chains are separated by desert plains. This area is also known as the Basin and Range Region. Because of this varied landscape there is a clear distinction in the vegetation. The cool mountain slopes are covered with conifers while in the south cacti are the main vegetation.
This state has a southern desert climate with very hot, dry summers. Winters are cool but not cold. New Mexico is among the driest areas throughout North America. Precipitation mostly occurs during fall.
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