El Bosque Chiquito: Half Day Agricultural Bike Adventure of the Rio Grande Valley
Every Friday & Saturday 8AM – 12PM | 2 pp min $190 pp | $165 pp with 4 or more | Maximum 10 ppl
Private, Custom & Group Tours Available
Tour meets in the lobby at Hotel Albuquerque and includes coffee and pastry and local lavender product.Book online now!
Experience a cycling adventure along New Mexico’s largest river, the Rio Grande. This tour beings and end in the heart of Albuquerque. The Rio Grande River is the fourth largest river system in the US, and has a history as rich as the soil it traverses. The history of the Rio Grande Valley in Albuquerque embraces her life-giving waters and is deeply rooted in agricultural heritage. Modern Albuquerque was founded unofficially in the late 1600’s, when farmers were given tracts of land or ranchos, along the banks of the Rio Grande. Since that time farmers of the Rio Grande valley have used intricate systems of acequias to water their crops.
Our half-day excursion departs from Hotel Albuquerque, where we will experience the sights, sounds, and smells of life along the river as we cycle nearly 6 miles of her banks. We will visit community-based farms, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park which offers an important look at the natural history of the Rio Grande River and an exclusive chance to view some of the wildlife that calls the “bosque” home.
Next stop is Los Poblanos Inn and Farm, a historic inn and working farm that was founded in the 1930’s. This dynamic property employs farming practices that have been used in this region for hundreds of years, as well as utilizing innovating and modern technologies to provide fresh produce for their on-site farm to table restaurant. We will have an opportunity to learn about their hybrid Grosso lavender crop and the processes they use to make their signature products.
This inclusive tour is a great introduction to the agricultural heritage of the duke city. We offer you the opportunity experience the beauty and rich history that the Rio Grande has provided us for hundreds of years.