Most Scenic Cycling Routes - Tucson Bike Rentals
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The world’s most popular road bike hill climb, Mt. Lemmon is also Arizona’s most scenic bike ride.

Tucson Arizona’s Most Scenic Road Bike Rides


What are the most scenic rides in Tucson? Here are four “must do” rides!

Tucson’s Saguaro National Park East is a 9.5 mile intense loop road bike ride

Tucson’s Saguaro National Park East is a 9.5 mile intense loop road bike ride

Saguaro National Park is a 9.5 mile loop ride on near perfect blacktop pavement, offering road bikers an exhilarating and heart pounding experience. Cyclists from all over visit this park for the unrivaled desert scenery and landscape. This is one of the most beautiful road biking places in Arizona at sunset.
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Cycling Tucson’s Mount Lemmon


Road biking Mt. Lemmon is Tucson road biking high!

The world’s most popular road climbing ride is also Arizona’s greatest cycling scenic natural wonder. Amidst desert beauty, you will climb 29 miles to the top, cycling through four weather zones. The only thing preventing you from making it to the top will be your conditioning, the weather and how many times you pull out your camera. Lemmon
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Cycling Saguaro West – Gates Pass/McCain Loop

This stunning desert ride is as scenic as it is challenging. You will recognize much of the desert scenery from Hollywood old west films. (You can bike to Old Tucson where the films were produced.) Gates Pass/McCain Loop should be ridden early or very late and with caution. This is a safe ride during non-tourism season. However, this ride should be done with caution during tourism season.
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Cycling Madera Canyon 12 Mile Climb– Green Valley (30 to 40 minutes from Tucson)


Madera Canyon offers great safety and views!

Ranked by The Arizona’s Bicycle Association as the number three Arizona climb ride behind Lemmon and Graham, Madera is an Arizona “must ride” climb. Only 12 miles to the top, you will leave Green Valley desert beauty reaching over 5000 feet elevation while biking through alpine conditions. Madera is home of world class birding and you will frequently bike pass wild turkey as you finish off with a 14 percenter. Combine this ride by also climbing up to the top of nearby Mt. Hopkins – a 7.5 mile uphill ride with almost no traffic – and you will have had an incredible day. Time your ride so that your descent is at sunset and you will soon be returning.
Madera Canyon is a top three Arizona climbing ride with minimal traffic
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For more Tucson cycling and route information, go to The Arizona Bicycle Association at
For more information on The Oro Valley/Tucson Loop Bike Path go to Friends of The Loop at And more great information can be had at Looking for a great rental road bike? Go to Tucson Bike Rentals.

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Cycling Picture Rocks Bike Ride

The Picture Rocks road bike ride has some awesome desert scenery and some breath taking views as well as a couple short “breath-taking” climbs.
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Amado To Arivaca To Sasabe Century Ride

Those of us who are Tucson area locals know some of the best “off the beaten path” road biking adventures and this is one of them!

Depending on the amount of miles you want to ride, you can start in Green Valley to enjoy a 60 plus mile day, or you can park near the Cow Palace in Amado and do a 46 mile round trip. You will get some good climb on this ride as Amado starts at a hair over 3,000 feet and you will climb higher than 3600 feet before you descend into Arivaca. Only do this ride early morning on the weekend.
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