Do you like exploring hard to reach places off the beaten path? Do you enjoy cycling in the great outdoors? This E-Bike adventure takes you along New Mexico’s largest river, the Rio Grande, and into the heart of the harder to see agricultural heritage and water management system of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Valley.
Bosque means woodland area in Spanish and this tour takes you through the trails of the majestic woodland area along the Rio Grande.
You begin your tour at Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, which was founded in 1934. This dynamic property employs regional farming practices that are hundreds of years old combined with innovative and modern agricultural technologies.
Your Guide will teach you about the history of the area and how in the 1700s farmers were given tracts of land (or ranchos) along the Rio Grande’s banks. You will explore how these tracts have been transformed over time into community farms and natural areas. Our excursion thrusts you into the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone time, as you cycle to visit community-based farms and the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park.
The tour is 12 miles round trip on mostly flat terrain and the E-Bikes offer pedal assist making this expedition a great option for people of all levels of physical ability.
The Rio Grande is the fourth longest river system in the United States and has a history as rich as the soil it traverses. Her settlers embraced the life-giving waters, deeply rooting themselves in her agricultural heritage, as well as developing an intricate system of acequias (community-operated watercourses) to sustain, nourish and grow their bountiful crops.
You’ll visit existing farms that still practice the acequias’ water flow techniques. Plus, you’ll go to the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park to catch an important glimpse of the River’s natural history as well as get an exclusive wildlife viewing of some of the species that call the Bosque home.
This inclusive E-bike tour introduces you to the agricultural heritage of Albuquerque and provides the opportunity to experience the rich beauty of the Rio Grande’s bounty, which has graced the people of Albuquerque for hundreds of years. If you’d like to learn about acequia water management and witness historic farming practices surrounded by the natural beauty of the Rio Grande River valley, then book this tour today!