Route 66 Segment 3: Santa Fe to Santa Monica

Route 66 Segment 3: Santa Fe to Santa Monica

20 Day Epic Bike Tour

Tour Information

Date: 05/29/18 - 06/17/18
Meet: Santa Fe, NM
Tour Price: $4990
Single Upgrade: $1700

If you're not available to cycle the entire Route 66 cross-country tour this spring, then consider doing just a portion of it with us. We've broken the route up into manageable 2-3 week sections. This three-week segment represents the westernmost section of Route 66 through New Mexico, Arizona and California. You'll join the tour in Santa Fe and follow it until its end in Santa Monica, CA.

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The tour is filled, but call us. We may be able to squeeze you in.



Total of 1022 miles with an average of 57 miles per day with two rest days. The terrain gradually gets more challenging as the route heads southwest and crosses the Continental Divide. Then it ends down at the Pacific coast.

All lodging, breakfasts, dinners and snacks on riding days, SAG support along the route, detailed maps and cue sheets, mechanical support, state line crossing parties, luggage transfer, celebration dinner and trained guides.


Route 66 Segment 3: Santa Fe to Santa Monica

Not available for this epic tour. We will provide you with details on getting your bicycle to and from the tour.

Fly into Santa Fe, NM and out of Los Angeles, CA.

Emily Rose

Emily Rose
Tour Leader/Chef

Cindi West

Cindi West
Tour Leader

Tour Details

Relatively flat, Route 66 quickly became popular among truck drivers once it was officially established in 1926. Since the Dust Bowl years of the 1930s, it also became popular among families looking for better jobs in California. It became known as the Main Street of America. When interstates started taking over much of its traffic in the 1960s and 1970s, and pieces of it were commandeered for other routes, it was officially decommissioned as a route in 1985.

Since then, Route 66 has experienced a revival. Various sections of the road are now on the National Register of Historic Places and listed as Scenic Byways. Designed to connect the Main Streets of small towns across the country, we will cycle through these small towns and the bigger cities that they’ve become. It is also Adventure Cycling’s newest cross-country route. We’ll follow the expertly designed route, staying in hotels with dry, warm beds and hot showers every night.

This section of Route 66 crosses the continental divide, so it is the most challenging portion of the entire cross-country Route 66 tour. The scenery can be spectacular.

There will be 2 rest days over the course of the trip. We schedule these at scenic and historic stops where there is an opportunity to explore the area. We strongly believe in giving everyone time to see the natural wonders of our country and to relax to keep our bodies healthy and strong.

We offer a reasonable price. You’ll find we have the cheapest per day rate for any hotel epic bike touring company.

We carry your luggage, and you, if necessary.

We offer healthy, home-cooked meals prepared by our traveling chef who understands the “performance food” needed to undertake such a challenge. If you require a vegan or gluten-free diet, there will be a small surcharge.

We support the tour with two vehicles equipped with supplies, first aid, food and water.

We limit the group size to around 25 plus staff. You’re neither alone nor anonymous. We guarantee you’ll make some lifelong friends along the way.

Join us to “Get Your Kicks on Route 66!”

TO JOIN: Register on-line or call us at 800-247-1444 to make your registration deposit of $400. The balance of the trip fee is due 75 days prior to the tour start. Save 2% if you make your payments by check.

TRIP INSURANCE: We will provide you with a source for trip cancellation/interruption insurance. We strongly recommend insurance, especially for a trip of this magnitude.

TOUR DETAILS: Help on training, transportation, packing, and an itinerary will be sent upon receipt of your registration fee. We will also mail you periodic Prep Talk newsletters to help you prepare for the trip. For more information, including links to blogs kept by past cross-country participants, contact us and we’d be happy to send you more details. Space is limited so sign up today!


Cross-country: Route 66 Itinerary

Date Location Miles
May 29, 2018 Santa Fe, NM 0
May 30, 2018 Albuquerque, NM 77
May 31, 2018 Grants, NM 76
Jun 1, 2018 Gallup, NM 100
Jun 2, 2018 Chambers, AZ 51
Jun 3, 2018 Holbrook, AZ 70
Jun 4, 2018 Winslow, AZ 39
Jun 5, 2018 Flagstaff, AZ 62
Jun 6, 2018 Flagstaff, AZ 0
Jun 7, 2018 Seligman, AZ 73
Jun 8, 2018 Peach Springs, AZ 26
Jun 9, 2018 Kingman, AZ 59
Jun 10, 2018 Needles, CA 73
Jun 11, 2018 Needles, CA 0
Jun 12, 2018 Ludlow, CA 107
Jun 13, 2018 Barstow, CA 50
Jun 14, 2018 Victorville, CA 44
Jun 15, 2018 Glendora, CA 72
Jun 16, 2018 Santa Monica, CA 48
Jun 17, 2018 Home 0