Half-Day Road Biking Tour

Guided Road Biking Tours in Scottsdale/Phoenix

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AOA’s guided road biking tours in Scottsdale and the Phoenix metro area are led by experienced professional guides and tailored to each guest. Our guides know the best cycling routes in Phoenix and Scottsdale, offering lengths from 25-100 miles and a duration of 2-3 hours. These guided road bike tours are perfect for the avid cyclist, the visiting triathlete in training, or the casual road biker.

Price

4 or more: $36 pp
2-3 people: $45 pp
1 person: $90 pp

Prices do not include a road bike rental.

Tour Details

  • Activity duration: 2-3 hours
  • Total duration: 3-3.5 hours
  • Tours depart at 8am and 1pm
  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced options available.

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Advance reservations are required.

We Provide

  • Helmet, gloves, bottled water & snacks
  • Professional safety-certified road biking guide
  • 1:6 guide to guest ratio
  • Route consultation

Extras

  • Hotel/Residence Pick Up: $95 per group – inquire over the phone
  • Private Tour: $150 per group. No other parties may add to your tour. We can schedule private tours any day of the week.

What to Bring

Clothing – Comfortable, weather appropriate athletic clothing – shorts and a t-shirt, long sleeves are recommended on cooler mornings. Guests who have biking specific shorts or jerseys are encouraged to wear them.

Shoes – Close-toed athletic shoes (sneakers). If you have riding specific shoes that require specific bike pedals, please let us know in advance. We do not rent cycling shoes.Guests are welcome to bring their own pedals if they wish.

Miscellaneous – Sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, lip balm, medications, hat, etc.

*This tour does not include a rental bike. Please see the Bike Rental Options tab below.*

What to Expect

Once You’ve Booked a Tour…

You will receive a booking confirmation email with details on the time and date of your tour, where to meet, the cancellation policy, a receipt of your tour purchase, and requests from us if we need additional information.

 

On the Day of Your Tour…

Meet at our office in North Scottsdale a few minutes before your scheduled tour. You can expect to be with another group on your road bike tour unless you have booked a private tour. Our guides plan accordingly for varied skill levels and choose routes that fit the needs of everyone in the group.

 

Road Biking in Scottsdale/Phoenix

Cyclists are drawn to Scottsdale and the Phoenix metro area year-round for its beautiful weather and world-class riding. When the rain and snow return to Chicago, Toronto, Seattle or Minneapolis, the temperatures in the Valley of the Sun hover at a perfect and mellow 75 degrees (21 C). Well-maintained bike lanes and a complex network of paved paths provide routes for all skill-levels and performance needs. The desert surrounding the Phoenix metro area is full of stunning vistas, winding roads, and rewarding climbs.

The Sonoran Desert

The Sonoran Desert covers the lower half of Arizona minus, the extreme southeastern portion of California, and parts of the Baja Peninsula and Mexico. It’s a 55-million-acre world of rugged mountain ranges, ancient lava flows, rivers, underground springs, sprawling sand dunes and yes, cities. The Sonoran is the hottest desert in the United States (although not in the world) and is the most tropical. On a worldwide scale, we are the most temperate desert on the globe generally remaining between 32 and 118 degrees Fahrenheit, making this a great area for many plants and animals.

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Adding to our attractiveness for plants and animals, we usually get between 7 and 12 inches of rain per year. This rain is provided through a bi-seasonal system. From December to March, frontal storms from North Pacific Ocean occasionally bring widespread, gentle rain to the northwestern areas. From July to mid-September, the summer monsoon brings surges of wet tropical air and frequent but localized violent thunderstorms.

These rainy seasons and our temperate climate added to the extreme elevation changes ranging across the state make Arizona and the Sonoran Desert a very diverse area with hundreds of plant and animal species. The Sonoran Desert alone has over 500 edible plants out of its nearly 3500 plant species. Arizona harbors greater plant and animal species diversity than any other non-coastal state in the country – third only to California and Texas and has the eighth highest number of endemic (unique to the area) species, with 135 species found nowhere else in the world.

Temperature and Climate:

Average Temperatures for Scottsdale, Arizona

Bike Rental Options

Bike Rental Options

This tour does not include a rental bike. AOA offers rental road bikes in various performance levels. Each road bike rental includes a helmet and flat repair kit, and can be set up to your basic fit requirements. You are welcome to bring your own pedals and saddle to use with our rental bikes.

 

 

 

Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (7.95%).

Reservation Policies

Reservation, Payments, and Cancellation

Advance reservations are required and can only be confirmed with receipt of guest contact information and a valid credit card. Final payment is due in advance of the tour. Guide gratuities are optional, but are appreciated.

There is no charge for cancellations made more than 48 hours before departure time. Cancellations made less than 48 hours from departure time will be charged in full.


Photos of the Half-day Road Bike Tour

 

Planning for your Trip

Sharing the Road: Road Biking Safety

Plan a Spring Road Biking Trip

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Longer Road Bike Trips

Whether you’re looking to spend a few more days riding in Scottsdale, or you’re wanting to go on a road cycling adventure in Southern Utah, California wine country, or Death Valley National Park, we might have the road cycling trip for you!

Take a look at our multi-day cycling tours.