For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted with all the colors of the rainbow as hundreds of hot air balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for adults and kids alike. There’s something for everyone to enjoy . . . whimsical special shapes filled with equal parts of hot air and wonder – and Balloon Glows that create a magical night landscape for spectators to wander.
Albuquerque’s signature event is Balloon Fiesta — with 600+ hot air balloons, this is the largest ballooning event in the world, the most photographed event on Earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.
In 2024, join us for our 14th Annual Bikes and Balloons Tour and enjoy an all-inclusive, extraordinary bicycle ride through some of Albuquerque’s most impressive natural landscapes.
This is a VIP-level tour that includes everything you need to enjoy your experience to the fullest. Whether this is your first visit or your 20th, the only thing you need to worry about is remembering your camera – we take care of everything else!
Your tour experience, led by Albuquerque’s most passionate guides, includes:
- A high-quality bicycle and helmet rental with bright front and rear lights,
- Private VIP gate-side bicycle valet parking,
- Balloon Fiesta admission tickets,
- A New Mexico-inspired breakfast to enjoy once in the park,
- Bottled water,
- Custom event guide and map of the park,
- Our award-winning guided tour of the Rio Grande Bosque,
- As well as exclusive souvenirs to commemorate your adventure!
Announcing our NEW tour partner and good friends – Big Jim Farms!
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure on our Signature Bikes & Balloons Tour, now with an exciting new addition – Big Jim Farms! Nestled on 21 acres of New Mexico’s fertile land, Big Jim Farms is a haven of mouthwatering crops that will tantalize your senses!
As you pedal through the picturesque landscape, you’ll discover a bounty of nature’s finest treasures. Big Jim Farms boasts an array of delightful offerings, from vibrant flowers to succulent squash, juicy melons, ripe tomatoes, and our legendary New Mexican green and red chiles.
For those on the go, visit their open-air market stocked with a variety of delectable treasures, such as plump tomatoes, crisp squash, zesty zucchinis, refreshing watermelons, juicy peaches, and crisp apples. Don’t miss out on their world-famous salsa, aromatic chile ristras, sweet honey, and specialty hot peppers, all available depending on the season. Have some time to spare? Get cozy and get creative by crafting your very own chile ristra!
But the adventure doesn’t stop there!
After your bike tour, immerse yourself in the rich history of this award-winning, generational farm. Join us for a guided tour filled with exciting experiences, including the opportunity to handpick your own flowers and vegetables and capture the essence of this authentic New Mexico farm with stunning photo opportunities, all set against the backdrop of the scenic Rio Grande Valley.
We are thrilled to partner with Big Jim Farms and can’t wait to share with you our signature bike tour from their location to the mesmerizing balloons and back!
Join us on this extraordinary journey and savor the flavors of New Mexico’s finest crops while immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of its agricultural heritage. Your adventure awaits!
2024 Bike Tour Details:
Dates: Coming Soon!
Time: 5:30am – 10:30am – Our tours enjoy the Early Morning Balloon Glow and Morning Mass Ascension sessions at Balloon Fiesta.
Distance: avg. 10mi round-trip from along the Famous Rio Grande River. Complimentary parking is available for all participants.
Difficulty Level: All levels are welcome! The route is relatively flat with a few low-grade climbs near the park. There will be several guides to accommodate and facilitate the individual riding styles of our guests, but in general, the tour group rides together.
Cost: $145 per person
Join us for an unparalleled, all-inclusive event, led by Albuquerque’s most passionate guides.
Our 13th Annual Bikes & Balloons Tour includes a high-quality bicycle and helmet rental with front and rear lights, private gate-side bicycle valet parking, Balloon Fiesta admission tickets, a New Mexico-inspired breakfast to enjoy once in the park, bottled water and hand-warming packets, custom event guide and map of the park, a guided insider’s tour of the Rio Grande Bosque, a guided walking tour and U-Pick it goodies at Big Jim Farms, as well as exclusive souvenirs to commemorate your adventure!
We’ve thought of everything! Just bring yourself, your spirit for adventure, and your camera!
Tickets for this tour sell out fast – Don’t delay!
*PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for our Balloon Fiesta Bike Tour tickets. The tour travels to the Balloon Fiesta Park regardless of weather conditions. The Balloon Fiesta does not typically cancel morning events until just before they are scheduled to take place. If the Mass Ascension is canceled due to weather, there is still entertainment, dining, and shopping at the park. The Fiesta allows rain checks, so if the events are canceled, keep your ticket! Also, due to the high demand for these tickets, there will not be any refunds for anyone who misses the Bike Tour. Thank you for your understanding.