Explore Tucson's colorful history and discover fun facts about bank robbers and its early Spanish settlers on a guided 10-mile (16 - kilometer), 2- 2.5-hour bike tour through the city. The relaxed pace and varied terrain — from quiet avenues to bustling university bike lanes — will offer plenty of opportunity to discover the area's unique architecture and colorful alleyways.
Depending on if you chose a morning or afternoon departure, meet your group at the 4th Avenue shopping district at 9am or 1:30pm. Get a bicycle appropriate for your height and a helmet, and listen to a short safety orientation led by your guide.
Your Tuscon adventure begins with a ride over to Rattlesnake Bridge, the 28-foot-long downtown bridge that was completed in 2002. The bridge is actually shaped like a real diamondback rattlesnake. Make sure to hold onto your handles as you bike through its body and your guide tells tales of bank robbers and outlaws that used to reside in the area.
Then, it’s a quick trip through Armory Park. On your bike, explore the historical streets of Barrio Viejo, and see colorful adobe homes and fascinating shrines. Cruise down Barrio Kroger Lane and get a closer look at the Santa Cruz River.
Then head back to 4th Avenue—the spot you started—to give back your bike and helmet and to say goodbye to your group.