Our advice for picking the right
trip is to peruse our website and
give us a call to discuss tour
options. Often guests have specific
dates when they want to travel, so
that narrows down the options. But
for folks with a wide-open schedule,
we suggest a conversation with our
staff to make sure their vacation is
the best it can be.
Most people don’t want to push
their limits, especially on vacation,
so picking a trip that will be a bit
more relaxing is never a bad choice.
For those who do want to push
their limits, let us know so we can
help make sure it happens!
Favorite tour? All of them. There
is nothing better than to be out riding mountain bikes with other folks
who are equally excited to be there.
Best tip: Hermosa’s self-guided tours offer a unique way for riders to save on trip costs
by doing the navigating themselves while still reaping the support of a guided trip.
However, you have to know how to use a map to make it fun.
The most common mistake is forgetting you’re a mountain biker and
not bringing normal things you
might bring on a ride at home. Yes,
our guides will be well prepared, and
yes, our guides will be able to fix
your bike and get you out of a jam,
but why not have extra tubes, duct
tape, chain links, and other miscellaneous odds and ends you would normally have with you? You never
know what can happen, and it’s
good to be prepared personally.
Hermosa Tours is somewhat
unique in that we offer both guided
and self-guided trips. Our self-guided
trips are very popular, but before
you sign up, be sure you can repair
your own bike on the trail, have the
communication tools (i.e., SPOT
Messenger, Sat Phone) to self-rescue,
and come prepared to navigate your
way down the trail. Three hundred
dollars is very attractive in comparison to $1100–$3000 for traditional
guided trips, but that reduced cost
means you truly have to be self-reliant and capable.
Ninety percent of the time riders
have more fun on trips where they
can relax and enjoy the ride. We get
a lot of potential clients who think
they want big mileage and a big chal-
lenge, but then find themselves a little
in over their heads or lamenting their
choice. A little challenge is a good
thing, but don’t rob yourself of arriving
at camp mid-afternoon with gas left in
your tank and ready to have some cold
Naming our favorite tour is very
tough. Currently, it would have to be
the Arizona Trail self-guided trip in
southern Arizona. It is unique to
Hermosa Tours, and it’s in a somewhat
undiscovered area in the mountain
bike community. The Arizona Trail
Association has built miles and miles
of incredible new singletrack between
Oracle and Superior, Arizona, in some
of the most remote, beautiful country
in the entire Sonoran Desert. This tour
is like nothing else we offer, and it’s
truly a special spot for an adventure.
Just don’t forget your Slime tubes or
Best tip: Let your guide know right
off the bat if you want to push your
limits or relax and enjoy your vacation. Either way, your guide can
make it happen.