*This special bike tour is only available in February*
BORED of the Chocolate-verses-flowers debate? This year there’s a new Valentine’s Day decision:
CRUISER or TANDEM!
Join us for a memorable journey through some of Albuquerque’s most romantic locations and scenery. Ride our bikes or bring your own; either way you are sure to spark new life into your Valentine’s celebration!
ABOUT THE TOURS:
‘Velo-Tines’ is a unique bike tour designed for couples (and singles) that travels to a selection of stunning locations in the Rio Grande Valley. Participants will enjoy spectacular landscapes, site tours, local wine and chocolates, Valentine’s folklore, and New Mexican culture in a casual, intimate setting. Couples can mount up on Routes’ signature, yellow-tire cruisers or choose to ride a tandem (bike built for two) for the ultimate Valentine’s experience.
This year Routes breaks new ground by announcing our collaboration with FOUR of Albuquerque’s top venues – The New Mexico Tea Company, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, Casa Rondeña Winery, and Joliesse Gourmet Chocolates.
Your ‘Velo-Tines’ tour travels through historic Old Town Albuquerque and the beautiful cottonwood forests along the Rio Grande River to the charming North Valley area. Couples will enjoy a full wine tasting and grounds tour at Casa Rondeña Winery and a guided tour (which includes a visit with the always-happy farm animals) and a special gift at Los Poblanos.
Set amongst 25 acres of lavender fields and lush gardens, the award-winning Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm is one of the most prestigious historic properties in the Southwest. Designed in 1932 by famed architect John Gaw Meem, the “Father of Santa Fe Style,” the buildings feature agricultural-themed artwork by important New Mexico artists of the period. The grounds are also home to a wide range of livestock including miniature goats, chickens, and albino peacocks. Your guide will have change available for use at the farm’s petting zoo. Gear up for your ride back to Routes with an included organic Taos Mountain Energy Bar.
The entire tour will be approximately 3.5 hours in length and experienced from the comfortable seat of our signature cruiser bicycles (tandems, hybrids, and mountain bikes available upon request). Upon returning to Routes, all guests will enjoy locally-made artisan truffles from Joliesse Chocolates and tea from the New Mexico Tea Company. Customize your experience and take your beverage to-go with a commemorative Routes mug!
To reserve your seat on our tour, please select the date you wish to ride from the options below. ALL ‘Velo-Tines’ Tours must be reserved either online or by calling us at (505) 933-5667. If a tour is listed as “sold out”, please call to be placed on our waiting list.
DATES: All Saturdays in February plus Valentine’s Day.
TIME: 1:00pm, please arrive 15 minutes early to be fit to a bicycle. The tour lasts for approximately 3.5 hours, with various stops along the way.
ABILITY: The tour is best for riders beginner to intermediate level. There is a small amount of on-street riding, with most along dedicated bicycle paths.
COST: $80 per couple with bike rental / $70 per couple BYOBike ($40/35 per person)
OTHER: Riders must be 21 or over with a valid ID to participate in the wine tasting. We do offer a gourmet hot chocolate for all underage riders.
Velo-Tine’s Bike Tours
PLEASE NOTE: Our standard Cancellation and No Show Policy applies to all of our Tours. All tours begin promptly at the starting time; there are no refunds for missing the tour launch. Thank you for your understanding.