Big Bend & Texas Mountains Road Bike Tour
Welcome to The Other Side of Nowhere
No fire can burn so bright, no projection can duplicate the colors that dance over the desert or the bare rock formations that form the backdrop. No words can tell you, and no painter hold it. It is only to be visited and looked at with awe, it will make you breathe deeply whenever you think of it, for you have inhaled eternity.
– Ludwig Bemelmans on describing the beauty of the Big Bend region of Texas
- Oct 23 – 29 * Tour Opened
*A new moon on Oct 25 means dark stargazing skies at night!
- Oct 30 – Nov 5
- Nov 6 – 12 * Tour Opened
- Nov 13 – 19
- Mar 19 – 25
- Mar 26 – April 1 *A new moon on Nov 4 for dark stargazing skies at night!
- Nov 13 – 19
- Duration: 7-days
- Ride Type: Road
- Level: Intermediate / Advanced
- Daily Mileage: 45 – 65
- Price: $2,995
Traveling through the most southwestern parts of the Lone Star State, our Big Bend National Park bike tour provides sensational scenery, amazing vistas & an abundance of remote low-traffic roads as it wanders through the Chihuahuan Desert, the Davis Mountains, Big Bend Ranch State Park and Big Bend National Park. With vast stretches of lonely high desert roads interspersed with challenging mountain climbs, this tour is a road cyclist’s paradise & one you will not soon forget.
Big Bend Ranch State Park is a designated “International Dark Sky Park” by the International Dark Sky Association. The Big Bend region has what is considered the darkest sky in the lower 48-states. With wide open vistas you will experience a night sky that has largely disappeared from most of the United States. Plan to stay up after dark to experience unique astronomical sights during your stay at the park.
Meeting & Ending Town: El Paso, Texas
Day-0: Arrival in El Paso, TX
DAY 1 – Presidio to Terlingua
DAY 2 – Terlingua to Santa Elena Canyon
DAY 3 – Chisos Basin to Rio Grande Village
DAY 4 – Chisos Basin Layover Day to Marathon
DAY 5 – Chisos Basin Layover Day
DAY 6 – Davis Mountains Loop
DAY 7 – Fort Davis to Balmorhea State Park
Transfer back to El Paso.
- Big Bend National Park
- Big Bend Ranch State Park
- Chihuahuan Desert
- Riding along the beautiful Rio Grande
- Ghost town of Terlingua
- Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive
- Santa Elena Canyon
- Natural Hot Springs
- Gage Hotel in Marathon
- Hike Chios Basin
- Stargazing from the McDonald Observatory
- Balmorhea Springs
- 7-days of guide service
- Mechanical support
- Support vehicle
- 6-nights of lodging
- 6-breakfasts, 7-lunches, 6-dinners
- Entrance fees
- Energy food, snacks, and non-alcoholic refreshments
What a great ride, and such a nice break from Winter. Texas was not at all what I expected, very beautiful, lots of hills, and not much wind. Great weather, lovely hotels, tasty food, and the company of fellow cyclists, all added up to a wonderful adventure!
– Marj O.