Arizona's Mission Trail Gay Adventure

1 Reviews
8 Day(s)

Tour operator:  HE Travel

Cycle miles of pristine bike trails on this gay Arizona bicycling adventure. Enjoy city life in Tucson then ride south to see historic landmarks, rugged canyons, and blazing sunsets. Cross the border for a Mexican feast, and soak up the colorful character of the American Southwest.

Starting in Tucson, we’ll tour the city to get a bit of local color while getting used to our bikes, and then enjoy a welcome dinner. The next day we’ll make our way south through historic and Mexican-flavored neighborhoods before entering the San Xavier Indian Reservation. We’ll stop at the magnificent Mission San Xavier del Bac, founded in 1700 by Father Kino. From the mission, we’ll pedal through the Indian village of Bac, with its picturesque graveyard, and then plunge into the stark and sometimes startling landscape of the Sonoran desert on quiet Mission Road.

Our route follows the beautiful Santa Cruz River, a linear oasis in the desert. From the artists’ village of Tubac (Arizona’s oldest town) to the Tumacacori National Historic Park, there is plenty to see. We’ll learn of the cultural clashes between Spanish settlers and local Apaches, and see the beautiful remnants of the old, failed mission. Continuing southward we head to the border town of Nogales with its laid-back atmosphere and plenty of sights and shopping, and we’ll walk across the border for dinner. We’ll return to Tucson via an alternate route which will include a ride through Saguaro National Park. From the lush green grasslands to the sea of sand and desert, from cosmopolitan Tucson to honky-tonk Nogales, our Cycling Arizona tour offers plenty of variety, great rides and a chance to experience the Southwest like no other tour.

Most of our riders have found that road bikes (with drop-down handlebars, narrower seats and thinner tires) are most suitable for this trip. Therefore, if you rent bikes through us, these are the bikes we will rent for you. If you prefer a hybrid or other kind of bike, we will try to rent one in Tucson, but we cannot guarantee the availability of any particular type of bike.


Tour Location

Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

Tour Information

Supported, Bike Included
8 Day(s)
Road bike tour, On-road (sealed)
Double Occupancy, Top Tours
Cost From:
USD 4098
Single Supplement:

Tour Distance & Dates

April 9, 2022

Additional Information


Comfortable hotels and bed-and-breakfasts that typify the region’s variety;
Road bike and repair kit for the week;
Services of a local gay guide and support van driver;
All breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 5 dinners, with snacks and water refills along the way;
Luggage transportation between hotels;
Map and route instructions.
HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.


Transportation to and from Tucson;
Transfers between Tucson airport and our hotel;
Helmets and water bottles;
Souvenirs, admissions;
Gratuities for guides;
Personal expenses such as phone, fax and beverages not included with meals.


extra miles are always an option

Booking Conditions

$500 Deposit

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  • 1 Reviews

Wonderful company, very knowledgeable guides and well paced. Comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and every ride accompanied by the sag with water and snacks, and even you if you get tired! Mind blowing country riding as well as picturesque villages, and Tucson is a must see. A sojourn into Mexico for a delectable dinner. This trip was all I had hoped for and more.

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