A variety of bikes – comfort, hybrid, road and mountain – are available for complimentary use. (Availability varies subject to the needs of scheduled rides). Inquire at the Hiking/Biking office in the Spa between 8 am and 4 pm. Biking staff can provide maps and suggested routes. Rides are conducted on quiet local roads or on unpaved backcountry trails. Helmets are provided, and required, and various pedals to clip in.
Ride through the dramatic desert terrain of the nearby Santa Catalina foothills or Saguaro National Park on a 24-speed bike. Guided tours are offered daily for beginning to advanced riders. Distances range from four to 33 miles. Bring warm gloves, a hat and a windbreaker in fall and winter. (An additional fee applies for some group rides.) Sign up: Outdoor Sports sign-up board or Program Advising.
If you’re looking for new adventures, greater challenges, or in-depth instruction, a private, guided bike tour may be just the ticket. Tours can be of any length, and suited to any skill or fitness level. Options include half-century rides on the rural outskirts of Tucson, ascending the nearby Santa Catalina mountains and more. Shorter private tours, lessons and private group rides also are available.
Hiking is an ideal way to pursue fitness while enjoying the strikingly diverse natural beauty that surrounds Canyon Ranch. Please contact Outdoor Sports for more information.
If you plan to hike, and we hope you do, please bring boots. Most trails require them; athletic shoes with a good tread are acceptable on some trails.
- The daily hiking and biking schedule and sign-up are outside the Outdoor Sports area in the Spa. The sign-up board lists length, terrain, elevation gain and altitude of all activities offered. Our staff will be happy to make recommendations to suit your interests, acclimation and level of experience
- Necessary equipment is provided (except for footwear and clothing).
- Look for new programs on the Outdoor Activity Board, located in the Outdoor Sports area.
Hikes vary in length and terrain to accommodate all levels of fitness and experience. Guide service, packs, water, a meal or snack and transportation to trailheads are provided. Bring your hiking boots (preferably broken-in), a hat, sunblock and extra layers of clothing in the fall and winter. Don’t forget your appetite for adventure – even if you have never hiked before, you’re in for a great experience. Sign up: Outdoor Sports sign-up board or Program Advising.
Do you want to learn about the Sonoran Desert without leaving the Ranch? On-property bird walks and nature walks are available each week. The bird walks cover approximately two miles around the Ranch and Sabino Creek area. Binoculars and breakfast snacks are provided. Sign up at the Spa Activity Board or Program Advising. Nature walks meet in the Spa lobby and are led by a staff naturalist. See This Week at Canyon Ranch for days and times.
Night Vision Goggle Experience – Join us on a night walk in nearby Sabino Canyon. Using night-vision goggles, we’ll look for nocturnal wildlife usually hidden in darkness.
On our new High Ropes Challenge Course – which you’ll experience with the guidance of our knowledgeable staff – you’ll discover new things about yourself and how you perceive risk. The challenges you’ll face on the course will connect to daily life: You’ll learn about your communication skills, performance under pressure and your ability to give and receive support. The course, which includes a giant swing, offers many routes and is highly interactive. You make all the decisions about starting, engaging and ending your adventure. Minimum two, maximum six people.