Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals

Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals


One of the best & greenest ways to experience the beauty of North America is by bike. Start pedaling & the journey becomes as important as the destination.

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Idea: a bike boulevard connecting Marble Brewery to Old Town Albuquerque. Beyond that, it would connect to the proposed Rail Trail on one end & the Bosque Trail (via Mountain) on the other.

In addition to the destinations mentioned, it would pass Gravity Bound Brewing Company , Still Spirits, Lowe's Markets, Slate Street Cafe, the Albuquerque Museum & more.

Marble Brewery, or any of the other tagged orgs: would you be interested in sponsoring/championing this project? Feel free to steal this idea!

BikeABQ, Greater Albuquerque Active Transportation Committee, Bike In Coffee, Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Downtown Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District, Downtown Albuquerque News: what do you think?
Our very own Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals was named a finalist for USA TODAY's 10 Best Bike Tours in the United States!
You can help them win by voting daily here.

Congratulations, Routes!
Memories made on family vacations are unbeatable. Create some with your in Albuquerque! We were named one of the top places to travel with kids by The Everymom. With shoutouts to Sandia Peak Tramway and Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals (to name a few), ABQ is sure to be an amazingly unforgettable experience for your whole family.
Bike To Balloon Fiesta
Free Bike Valet Parking Available at Event

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, September 28, 2021- Skip the traffic and enjoy the ride! Ride or walk the North Diversion Channel (NDC) Trail to Balloon Fiesta.

The flat 8-mile NDC Trail starts at the University of New Mexico (UNM)/Lomas Blvd and ends at Balloon Park. There are many places to “park and bike” from, including REI off I-25 at Montaño.

If you are riding in from the Bosque, use the Paseo del Norte Trail to connect to the NDC Trail. If you are riding in from the Northeast Heights, do not use El Pueblo Road as the railroad crossings are dangerous for cyclists. Instead, use the Rutledge trail spur to connect to the NDC Trail.

Follow the signs to the free Bike Valet, which is located on the eastern side of Balloon Fiesta Park, just north of the Balloon Museum.

If possible, please use lights for the safety of you and other people on the trail.
Happy riding!



More information about the free Bike Valet at Balloon Fiesta Park:

More information about the NDC Trail:

Full City of Albuquerque bike map:

For routing information, Google Maps can be helpful. Select the bike option in Directions:

BikeABQ Bike In Coffee Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Slow Roll 505 City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation
What's a fun and unique way to see some "Breaking Bad" filming locations? How about by bike? Check out some of the stops you'll make on the Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Breaking Bad Bike Tour in this sneak peak from azcentral!
Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon tasting the flavors of ABQ and learning about my new home city. Josh, we so much appreciate your knowledge, attention to safety and coordination of our tour yesterday. The places you chose to share with us plus the inclusion of interesting features of of the city, the area and state made helped make my new home come to life. I highly recommend this tour for visitors and long time residents as well. We are looking forward to going on one of your other tours.
March 2021 is Woman's History Month. Please support the many Woman Owned & Operated business in historic Old Town!

This is NOT a complete list - Please, post with other great local Woman Owned businesses too!

Old Town Julie Brown at AbqTours - History & GHOST Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque

Debbie at The Candy Lady

Marie at Church Street Cafe

Carla at High Noon Restaurant & Saloon

Heather at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals

Ruth at Penfield Gallery of Indian Arts

And a shout out to the Women who are no longer in Old Town. We miss you!

Stella from Adobe Silver At Naranjos
Betty from Whitefeather Gallery
Happy Friday Albuquerque! Tonight, head downtown to enjoy food trucks, curbside artisans, and art exhibits ABQartwalk. Here are a few more weekend events! Sign up to receive the full event list delivered to your inbox 👉

• Adult Clay Night Creativity Warehouse Jan 8
• Farm to Car Winter Edition Albuquerque Downtown Growers' Market Jan 9
• ABQ Riverside Bike Tour Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Jan 9
• Bill O'Neill, Short Session Bookworks Albuquerque Jan 10 (virtual)
Northern and Eastern NM are in for some good snowfall this weekend! Snowshoeing is a great low-cost, beginner-friendly way to explore the alpine regions of our state. Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals offers snowshoe rentals which include gaiters & trekking poles plus friendly advice on the best trails to explore.
We have the BEST Guests! A few pics from the past few days.

Bring yourself (& a few of your favorite people) down to historic Old Town for some family FUN!

Old Town is OPEN!

Take a Tour with us - a History Tour or a Ghost Tour. (Or one of Breaking Bad RV Tours, or a Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals River Tour.)

Our Ghost Tours have a few spaces left for today, tonight and New Year's Day - book your spot today!

PRIVATE Friends & Family Tours available & public Tours.

(We are CLOSED on New Year's Eve so that our Tour Guides may spend time with their loved ones.)

Get a delicious meal! Most Restaurants are open with To Go/Curbside Delivery.

Shop at incredible Specialty Shops, Jewelry Stores, & Art Galleries.

Safe practices - Certified by the State of New Mexico.

Experience the ambiance of the heart of Albuquerque.

Shop Old Town!

Bike off those holiday calories with Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, located in Historic Old Town. Take in the beautiful scenery of Albuquerque while staying active. Add more biking to your New Year’s resolution and pedal towards the future.

To see a list of all Old Town shops open for your business visit

Local experts offer fun, easy & safe bike rentals & tours throughout ABQ & Santa Fe. See the sites, See the sites, learn the history, & make memories.

Enjoy your ride!

Operating as usual


Happy Halloween, Friends! 🤩 🚲 🎃 Be sure to stop by starting at 4pm for a trick-or-treat event! SOOOOOO MANY shops are handing out candy and goodies - including ! 🍬 🍭 👻



We are so insanely honored to be featured in AFAR Magazine for their 8 Things To Do in Albuquerque, New Mexico!! 🙌 🤩 🥂 🚲 AFAR

Check out the article (link in comments)


Up close and personal with the Rio Grande River! 🚲 🙌 🌞

Did you know the Rio Grande is the 5th* longest river in the US (1,896 miles)? It is a joining of several small streams in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado which then flows southeast and south for about 175 miles through Colorado and New Mexico. From there it flows through Texas and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas until finally draining into the Gulf of Mexico.

📷 : Routes Private Group Bike Tour

Photos from Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals's post 10/27/2022

What a great TREAT this time of year for our Santa Fe Art & History Bike Tour guests 🚲 🌞 💗
Fresh roasted chile tasting at the 🌶️ 🤩 🙌



The friends you travel with quickly become some of your closest companions. There's an unspoken bond that develops as you explore new places and experience new things together. 🚲 👍 🌞 We had such a wonderful time with our newest group of friends on this bike tour. 😎 🙌

📷 : Routes Historic Riverside Bike Tour


A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles! 🙌 🚲 🤩 We had SO MUCH FUN with this great tour group 😁 🌶️ 🍔

📷 : Routes Custom Flavors of Santa Fe Walking Tour


Rain or shine - the view is always beautiful by bicycle 💗 🚲 🌧️

📷 : Historic Riverside Bike Tour


Enjoying the day in Santa Fe by Bike 🚲 😍 🌞 🙌

📷 : Routes Santa Fe Art & History Bike Tour, Wiford Gallery Santa Fe


Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things 🤩 🙌 🚲

📷 : Private Group Tour


We are proud to support the efforts of City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Bike Thru Burque events! October's is going on now (Oct 8 – 16) with a TON of fun events, giveaways, and discounts all throughout the city. Check out the 🔗 below for more information and we look forward to seeing you on the streets and trails, friends! 🚲 🤩 🙌

Big shout out to ABQ CiQlovía for all their support and awesomeness during this event as well!

Photos from Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals's post 10/04/2022

Whew! It has been a GREAT week so far! 🙌 💗 Although we had a few cancellations and reschedules due to the weather in the southeast, we are having such a blast with our tour groups! Not to mention our afternoon city tours each day this week 🤩

📷 : Bikes & Balloons - Routes Balloon Fiesta Bike Tours

Photos from Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals's post 09/29/2022

What a FANTASTIC time! This morning Visit Albuquerque unveiled their "Red or Green?" hot air balloon just in time for the 50th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! 😍 🤩 🙌 🚲 I was so very honored to join the inaugural balloon flight piloted by non-other than Scott Appleman himself, from Rainbow Ryders, Inc. Hot Air Balloon Co., and a special shout out to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for the amazing breakfast burritos 🌯 and Bueno Foods for their fresh roasted green chile 🌶️

is almost here!!


We are so proud to be a supporter of the Lobo Cancer Challenge which features Bike Rides, a 5K Run/Walk and Stadium Stairclimbing that raises funds to benefit the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

As a two-time myself (Heather), I personally know the life-saving and important work they do!!

Thank you to everyone who is participating/donating to this vital organization! We are so happy to see so many Routes Bicycles at the event 🚲 😍 🙌💗 and thank you to the Lobo Cancer Challenge for always putting on such a great event!



Beauty is everywhere; a welcome guest. 😍 🌞 🚲

📷 : Routes Santa Fe Art & History Bike Tour


It was such a wonderful experience and honor to have been the Chair of VisitABQ's board of directors for 2022 🤩 Looking forward to the year with our new Board Chair, Deepesh Kholwadwala, and our always fearless leader, Tania Armenta!! Friends, get excited for what is to come in 2023!!!! 🙌 🚲

📷 : 2022 Visit Albuquerque Annual Meeting


To travel is to live 😍 🚲 🌞

📷 : Routes ABQ Historic Riverside Bike Tour


We are SO VERY EXCITED and HONORED to be named 's TOP TOUR GUIDES in the Southwest! 🤩 🙌 🚲 🤩 🙌 🚲



Who's Bad? 😎 😎 😎 🚲

📷 :Routes Biking Bad Tour


Enjoying the sunshine with new friends! 🚲 🙌 🌞

📷 : Routes ABQ Historic Riverside Bike Tour

Photos from Raised New Mexican's post 09/07/2022

So very excited for these new special shapes at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!!!!

Timeline photos 09/01/2022

We have been LOVING all the rain lately! Everything is so green and the is flowing (in areas). 😍 🤩 🚲 🌞 🙌


Timeline photos 08/31/2022

Share your smile with the world. It's a symbol of friendship and peace. 🤩 😁 🌞 🚲 ✌️

📷 : Routes Private Group Bike Tour

Timeline photos 08/30/2022

We had a BLAST on this beautiful sunny day with new friends!!
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. 🚲 🌞 😎 🤩

📷: Routes ABQ Historic Riverside Bike Tour

Timeline photos 08/29/2022

Beautiful skies and new friends! Enjoying life from the seat of a 🚲 🌞 🙌

📷 : Routes Santa Fe Art & History Bike Tour

Timeline photos 08/28/2022

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better 😍 🌞 🚲


Timeline photos 08/16/2022

“A creative life is an amplified life. It's a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a heck of a lot more interesting life!” 😍 🚲 🌞 🎨

📷 : Routes Santa Fe Art & History Bike Tour

Timeline photos 08/05/2022

Beautiful day for a bike ride 😎 🌞 🚲

📷: Private group bike tour with Routes, Albuquerque

Timeline photos 07/23/2022

Nothing quite like taking an adventure with friends and family! 🚲 🌞 😎 This was such a fun tour with such a fun group!!


Timeline photos 07/01/2022

The memories we make with our friends and family are everything! We had a BLAST with our newest friends / tour guests 🤩 🙌 🚲 🌶️

📷 : Routes Flavors of Santa Fe Bike Tour

Timeline photos 06/30/2022

Always a great time along the Rio Grande River! 🌞 🚲 🙌


Timeline photos 06/29/2022

Today is and it is always a good reminder to actually share those photos we all take! 😜 😂 So show us a recent photo you took!!

Mine is a recent lunch visit to for their AMAZING breakfast burritos!


Timeline photos 06/28/2022

The rain has been a WELCOMED change here! 🌧️ 🌈 🚲 ...But we see the sun shining through! 🌞 🤩


Timeline photos 06/23/2022

Hangin' out in B***o Alley - What a great group and a great day in Santa Fe! 😀 🤩 🌞 🚲


Timeline photos 06/22/2022

We love how green is right now 😍 🚲 🌞 Enjoying some fun in the sun with new friends!

📷 : Routes ABQ Historic Riverside Bike Tour

Timeline photos 06/21/2022

Cheers to Summer! 🚲 🌞 🤩 🍻 We are excited for long days and long bike rides, the much-needed monsoons 🌧️, and creating fun memories with all of our new friends/guests/local partners! Woohoo!

📷 : Private ABQ Bike & Brew tour; Ponderosa Brewing Company

Timeline photos 06/20/2022

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful. – Gautama Buddha 🥰 ☮️ 🚲

📷 : , Santa Fe Art & History Bike Tour

Timeline photos 06/19/2022


*Sorry - not sorry - for the "dad-pun" 😜

Timeline photos 06/18/2022

Summer days require refreshing treats! Thank you to Chef David and our friends at for keeping us well-fed and hydrated on our bike tours!

📷 Routes Flavors of ABQ Bike Tour at

Timeline photos 06/17/2022

Amazing day out with our newest friends - tasting and drinking our way through Santa Fe! 🚲 😍 🍷

📷 Routes Flavors of Santa Fe Bike Tour

Timeline photos 06/16/2022

The best gifts we can give are the times spent together 😍 🚲 Routes ABQ will be open on Father's Day - THIS SUNDAY!


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2113 Charlevoix Street NW
Albuquerque, NM

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
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