The City Different E-Bike Tour | An Adventure through Hidden Santa Fe
Every Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8:30am – 12pm | Offered Year-Round Weather Dependent $135 per person + tax
Inclusive of E-Bike Rental, Bike Helmet, Bike Trunk Bag, Safety Reflective Triangle, Tour Guide Headset & Receiver for listening to your guides interpretation while on tour.
We meet at our Heritage Inspirations E-Bike Shop at the Inn and Spa at Loretto.
Santa Fe is known for its vibrant art scene but what is little known are its pygmy forests, charming hillside roads and pathways that follow that natural flow of water. On this tour you will feel the magic and majesty of The City Different!
Santa Fe is known for its beautiful climate and glistens in the sun on average 325 days a year. Located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the US, sitting at an elevation of 7,199 feet above sea level. The elevation may seem like a challenge to travelers visiting from lower elevations, but we have created a way for all of our guests to climb into the foothills of the mountains by embarking on a half day E-Bike tour through Santa Fe.
Powered by a motor and battery, your pedal-assisted E-Bike, will help you ease your way through the pygmy forests of Santa Fe River as you glide down the narrow, charming hillside roads and pathways of the city. The first stop is Paseo de la Loma Hill to enjoy an overlook of the city, where a monument commemorates the martyrs who died during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. This revolt was a successful retaliation and reclaiming of indigenous land by the Puebloan people against the colonists who first entered what is now New Mexico in 1540.
Next we climb a little higher to catch a more energetic road that leads us down into a neighborhood nestled just above the Santa River. This neighborhood is a great example of authenticity and historic preservation. Peppered with old Plazuela or Hacienda style compounds, family chapels and rock homesteads this part of our bike ride is sure to charm and inspire you. Then we will visit the first sawmill in Santa Fe as the next stop on this exciting tour. In 1920 Randall Davey, the internationally renowned painter, bought the sawmill and converted it into his home. In 1983 the Randall Davey Foundation gave the property to the National Audubon Society who registered the building as a historic site.
Leaving Santa Fe’s historical past, we will journey to newly redeveloped neighborhoods like The Railyard Arts District. Here a pedestrian promenade guides us to the Acequia Trail that will weave its way peacefully behind a busy and trafficked corridor. This trail shadows one of the water ditches leading to a vibrant outdoor sculpture garden full of colorful and whimsical sculptures that are sure to bring out the kid in you.
After resting and rejuvenating at the sculpture garden we return to the Inn and Spa at Loretto on a breezy and scenic path that follows the Santa Fe River back into the heart of the city.
All roads traveled on are paved and only moderately hill like terrain.
Many of the streets are narrow so riding safely and alert is very important.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR E-BIKE RENTAL
Comfortable E-Bike, with guided interpretive and educational experience
Optional Tour Guide Headset & Receiver for listening to your guides interpretation while on tour
Rear Trunk Bike Bag to hold personal belongings
Water Bottle Cage to hold your personal water bottle
Safety Reflective Triangle Bike Helmet