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, it 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 our guests of all ability levels to traverse the city streets and climb into the foothills of the mountains by embarking on a half day E-Bike tour through the backroads of Santa Fe.
Powered by a motor, your E-Bike makes it easy to climb your way up the hills and through the pygmy forests of Santa Fe before gliding down the narrow, charming hillside roads and pathways of the City. Our first stop is the historic Cross of the Martyrs and the site of old Fort Marcy, where we enjoy an unrivaled birds eye view of the area while you learn about its significance in the 400 years of history of the City.
Next we wind our way through the historic neighborhoods in the heart of downtown, on our way to the Santa Fe River. These neighborhoods offer a glimpse into the living history of the City, this part of our ride is sure to charm and inspire.
After crossing the Santa Fe River, we’ll make our way slowly up Canyon Road, the epicenter of the local art scene. Canyon Road is home to more art galleries than anywhere else in the country, beautiful gardens dating back centuries, and typifies the charm of old Santa Fe. From here we’ll traverse the open roads of the Sangre de Cristo foothills, learning more about the history and culture of Santa Fe as we go. We pass through Museum Hill, home to some of Santa Fe’s best museums and go by the State Capitol building as we descend back into downtown.
Leaving Santa Fe’s historical past, we will journey to the recently redeveloped Railyard Arts District. Here a pedestrian promenade guides us to the Acequia Trail that weaves its way peacefully behind a busy and trafficked corridor. This trail shadows one of the celebrated irrigation ditches leading to the historic park of Frenchy’s Field.
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.