ROAD BIKING TUCSON – ARIZONA GUIDED TRIPS
Sporting over 700 miles of bike lanes and countless bike shops, Tucson is regularly named among the top cycling cities by Outside Magazine and Bicycle Magazine. In fact, the gorgeous climb up Mt. Lemmon just outside of Tucson is often considered the best road ride in the country. Tucson is also home to the 110 mile, car-free biking Loop trail as well as the world-famous annual race the Tour de Tucson. Simply put, the Old Pueblo has a long, rich heritage of road biking – and our guides will introduce you to it. AO offers an array of different options for road biking Tucson. Whether you’d like a leisurely tour around the city, a full-day physical challenge, or a multi-day combination of classic rides, AO can guarantee there is a Tucson bike tour for everyone. Tucson will be your new favorite biking location by the time you leave!
Internationally recognized as a road cycling destination, Tucson offers an endless selection of incredible road bike rides to explore! We’ve listed our most popular rides below, but we can accommodate virtually every skill level and preference upon request!
This 25-mile uphill challenge has been named the most beautiful ride in the U.S. It begins at the northeast edge of the city and climbs 5,000 feet through Sonoran desert, through grasslands and woodland pine and conifer forest, and finally up to quaint town and ski area at the top. Yes, a ski area – the farthest south in the United States. This unforgettable ride is packed with awe-inspiring views of breathtaking mountains and the entire Tucson valley.
The Loop is a truly unique paved trail that surrounds the entire city of Tucson. This 110-mile bike path has just been completed thanks to the collaborative efforts of many community leaders. The Loop is a bike path separate from roads, so it is the perfect ride for touring all around Tucson. AO is happy to lead you through any length of the Loop, depending on where you’d like to start and end.
Explore the grandeur of Saguaro National Park by riding one of the most classic road rides in Tucson. On this ride, you will get incredible views of Saguaros, the Rincon Mountains and plenty of desert wildlife. If riders are up to continue the ride, there are also options to extend the ride!
For riders looking for a long day in the saddle road biking Tucson and an incredible exploration of Saguaro National Park, this is the ultimate Arizona outdoor adventure! Featuring arguably the most stunning pass in Tucson, riding through Saguaro National Park over Gate’s Pass is a long day that is worth every minute. This ride can be modified for a variety of distances anywhere from 40-70 miles or more upon request.