The City of Albuquerque encompasses more than 180 square miles of beautiful desert terrain and is inter-crossed by 400+ miles of bike paths and trails. There is a route to suit every taste, myriad places to wander (both popular and hidden), shopping, dining, entertainment, intellectual beauty, sightseeing, and an ever-present sense of sublimity in the vast, azure sky that graces the New Mexico horizon.
The destinations listed here are selected for their accessibility from Routes via bicycle, density of cultural and historical opportunities, and/or ability therein to make for an exceptional all-in-one excursion.
For those who would like to wander elsewhere, Albuquerque features many other neighborhoods and attractions; Routes (and our customized maps, included with each Rental) will assist you in planning whatever path you would like to take.
- Old Town / Museum District / Tiguex Park
Distance from Routes via bicycle: Immediate/5 minutes.
- Downtown Albuquerque
Distance from Routes via bicycle: ~15 minutes.
- Rio Grande River Trail
Distance from Routes via bicycle: ~20 minutes.
- Bio Park / Aquarium / Tingley Beach
Distance from Routes via bicycle: ~30 minutes.
- Barelas / South Valley
Distance from Routes via bicycle: ~35 minutes.
- Nob Hill / University
Distance from Routes via bicycle: ~45 minutes.
- Foothills / Sandia Mountains
Distance from Routes via bicycle: ~90 minutes.
Distance from Routes via auto: ~20 minutes.
Top Albuquerque Rankings:
- Fodor’s Travel named Albuquerque among the Top 25 Places to Go in 2013.
- Albuquerque ranks among 5 Remarkably Affordable Travel Destinations for
2013 by Forbes.com
- Amog.com ranked Albuquerque as one of the Top 10 American Cities that Brew the Best Beer.
- Learn more over at the Albuquerque Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website. This is THE BEST site when planning an Albuquerque adventure!
- Bicycle Trail Guides – Learn more about Albuquerque’s vast and colorful trail system. Pick a trail and follow along with the authors for a unique experience in and around the Duke City.
- Albuquerque Bike Map – PDF (11mb) File too large? Call or email us and we will send you a map for free! Don’t forget, everyone who rents with us gets a free map!
- Interactive Bike Map – Albuquerque features more than 400 miles of on-street bicycle facilities and multi-use trails.
- Open Space Trail Maps – Albuquerque Open Space is mostly comprised of lands acquired by the City of Albuquerque. Open Space also includes properties owned by other entities and co-managed by the Open Space Division. Each piece of land contains a number of areas that provide the public with a variety of facilities and uses. Additionally, Albuquerque was listed as having the highest percentage of parkland and Open Space for small cities in the U.S.
- Paseo Del Bosque Trail Map – Albuquerque’s premiere multi-use trail, the Paseo del Bosque Trail, goes from the north to the south edges of the metro area through the Rio Grande’s cottonwood bosque (forest). Sunset Magazine recently featured the Paseo del Bosque as one of the best trails in the Western US.