Where to go Biking in Albuquerque

senior couple out enjoying some of the best Albuquerque bike trails near our Bed and Breakfast

If you’re looking for something fun to do in the outdoors this year, consider a fantastic trip exploring the best Albuquerque Bike trails near us. Whether you’re looking for flat and city-friendly Albuquerque bike trails or would prefer a bit of thrill in the form of mountain biking in Albuquerque, you won’t have any problem finding adventure here.

Albuquerque bike trails aren’t the only way to find adventure while you’re here, either. There are nearly unlimited miles of hiking trails in and around Albuquerque. Whether it’s hiking at New Mexico’s top attractions like Bandelier National Monument or Petroglyph National Monument or heading up to Sandia Peak to enjoy some of the magnificent trails and adventures there, you’ll find no shortage of great things to do in Albuquerque this year. 

Of course, don’t forget to leave yourself some time to enjoy the cultural delights of Albuquerque, too, such as shopping the streets and enjoying the charms of Old Town Albuquerque. All this and more is at your fingertips when you stay with us at our top-rated Albuquerque Bed and Breakfast! We’re located on the edge of Old Town and offer an exquisite home away from home for all your adventures. Book your room today!

The Paseo del Bosque is one of the best Albuquerque bike trails near our Bed and Breakfast

The Best Albuquerque Bike Trails

With over 400 miles of Albuquerque bike trails in and around the city, it’s easy to see why this historic end-point of the famed Route 66 is perfect for cycling enthusiasts. Albuquerque has more designated park space per capita than any other city in the nation – a fact that’s great for cyclists, walkers, runners, and those who enjoy greenery as they move here and there throughout the city.

Quite a few cities around the country now boast ample trails for bikes and shared pedestrian access, but few of them can boast 310 days of sunshine each year. With so many bluebird days, you’ll be hard-pressed to find days unsuitable for riding an Albuquerque bike trail or two! Moreover, for every bike trail in the downtown area of Albuquerque, there are even more mountain biking trails in the rugged wilderness surrounding us. 

We offer secure bike storage at our Albuquerque Bed and Breakfast, making it easy for cycling enthusiasts to enjoy a network of bike trails in Albuquerque before moving on to their next cycling destination. To orient you to the many Albuquerque bike trails at your disposal, we’ve listed some of our favorites below. 

  1. There are quite a few fantastic Albuquerque bike trails, but none are more accessible and more beloved than the Paseo del Bosque Trail. It’s a 16-mile multi-use trail that connects some of the most popular things to do in Albuquerque, including the ABQ BioPark, top museums, and more. 
  2. We love sending guests to the historic Nob Hill Neighborhood, home to several historic Route 66 attractions. Ride the North Diversion Channel Trail, and you can ride from Nob Hill all the way to Albuquerque’s popular Balloon Fiesta Park. You’ll enjoy plenty of elevation changes on this trail and stunning views of the Rio Grande Valley. 
  3. Ride through the gorgeous foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the Tramway Bike Trail. It’s the perfect place for panoramic views of the city and valley below. 
  4. Eventually, the city will complete what will be the longest and most significant trail in the area. The 50-mile loop will be an exceptional addition to the existing Albuquerque bike trails – and even though it isn’t quite done, you can still enjoy long rides on the completed segments. 
  5. Finally, we’re excited about a new trail project in the heart of downtown Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Rail Trail will be a seven-mile trail connecting the downtown area to nearby neighborhoods, cultural destinations, entertainment districts, and more. It’s a prime example of how Albuquerque bike trails have been developed to drive economic development, thus serving as an essential tool in making Albuquerque a modern and exciting destination. 


With so many miles of bike trails in Albuquerque, it’s probably no surprise that there are great bike events yearly, too. Popular sponsored bike rides in Albuquerque include Day of the Tread, Rio Grande Century, and Tour of Acoma

Mountain biking in Albuquerque at places like the Galisteo Basin

Find Some Great Mountain Biking in Albuquerque

Though these Albuquerque bike trails are a fantastic way to get out and explore the city, there are also plenty of mountain biking trails in Albuquerque and the surrounding mountains, giving you even more ways to explore the magnificent landscapes of northern New Mexico. 

There’s a reason New Mexico has been nicknamed the Land of Enchantment. One look at these stunning landscapes, and you’ll be enchanted. Not only is it beautiful here, but there’s a palpable energy that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. Add the thrill of mountain biking in Albuquerque to your trip, and get ready to enjoy northern New Mexico’s inspiring ecological and geographic diversity. Below, we’ve included a list of some of the best trails for mountain biking in Albuquerque. 

  1. One of the best places for mountain biking in Albuquerque is the Elena Gallegos Open Space in the Sandia Mountains. Here, you’ll find 640 acres of land perfect for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. 
  2. Ride up and down various canyons near Cedro Peak on a tricky single track on the Coyote Trail. This popular mountain biking trail in Albuquerque is often combined with the Chamisoso Trail to make a fantastic loop. 
  3. When it’s not ski season, the Sandia Peak Ski Area trails are turned into an exceptional mountain biking area in Albuquerque. 
  4. Another great place to try some mountain biking in Albuquerque is the all-terrain park in the Embudo Canyon Open Space.


When your muscles just can’t take any more miles on these Albuquerque bike trails, head back to the historic charms of our Albuquerque Bed and Breakfast on the edge of Old Town. From here, you can walk to dinner and enjoy a relaxed evening at our Inn. Book your trip to Albuquerque today! 

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