Posts Tagged ‘Cycling’

Arizona Mountain Biking!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Arizona is well known for its extensive trail systems through the beautiful Sonoran Desert.

If you enjoy hiking or mountain biking call Southwest Trekking professional outdoor guiding service. All equipment and transportation is provided and your tour is customized just for you!

We offer tours for groups of all sizes as well as provide bicycle rentals with delivery and pick up.

Our inventory includes hard tail  or full-suspension Mountain Bikes, aluminum or carbon road cycles and comfortable cruisers

Give us a call for a guided hiking event, a guided mountain bike tour or bicycle rentals.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service 

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

The Arizona Trail

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

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“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

“Nature is fuel for the soul, ” says Richard Ryan, lead author and a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. “Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature,” he says.  “One of the pathways to health may be to spend more time in natural settings,” says Ryan.

In recent years, numerous experimental psychology studies have linked exposure to nature with increased energy and heightened sense of well-being.

Southwest Trekking has been helping people explore the outdoors for the past quarter of a century!  We can help you find fun and safe ways to enjoy our Sonoran Desert and surrounding area.

We offer friendly, professional guides, equipment and transportation to create an adventure tailored to your specific desires and ability.  We specialize in hiking, cycling and mountain biking.  Our guides also offer personal instruction to make your excursion a memorable one.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Giant

Monday, August 14th, 2017

It takes some fun riding or hiking, no roads will get you close enough in order to see this Giant Saguaro Cactus.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service is well equipped to take you on the most beautiful trails that offer so many more giants and other awesome cacti and views like the giant and Mount Lemmon in the background above.

Want to go hiking, mountain biking or road cycling up Mount Lemmon for that extra challenge surrounded by scenic beauty and mild temperatures then Southwest Trekking is the ones to call.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding

520.296.9661

www. swtrekking.com

More To See

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Although the variety of cacti are a magnificent sight, there is so much more to see and experience here in our great green Sonoran Desert.

Book a guided hike or bike ride with Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service and enjoy the diverse beauty while learning a little about the abundant and hidden treasures of mother nature.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Arizona Poppy (Kallstroemia grandiflora)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

The “Arizona poppy” is also known as “summer poppy” and “orange caltrop”. Its orange flowers resemble the orange flowers of the California poppy, and it blooms from mid-summer to October in Arizona!

There five-petaled, three quarter to one and one-half-inch wide flowers rise above the plant.  Petals have numerous nectar guides, are able to reflect ultraviolet light and just like many of our Arizona blooms they only remain open for one day.

Enjoy a guided hike or mountain bike ride thru this beautiful desert landscape with Southwest Trekking.

  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Guided Hiking

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guides

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

The Green Desert!

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Guests on my morning hike at Starr Pass today were commenting on how green the desert looks.  It’s really amazing how the desert just green’s up after the monsoon rains!  This is a beautiful time of year to get outside for a hike or mountain bike ride and enjoy this lush scenery!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Hey Kids Let’s Play!

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

It’s never to late to remember that inner child, full of life and abundant with energy.

What better way to rediscover that youthful joy then to get outside to play in nature with a group of friends, hiking or biking. If you really want to feel the rush and adventure of youth then a mountain bike ride is your ticket.

Don’t worry if you are not familiar with the trails or you are not the most skilled rider. Southwest Trekking Professional Guides have extensive trail knowledge and are well equipped to teach you about the flora and fauna of our great Sonoran Desert of the Southwest.

The Tucson area offers a variety of trails suitable for beginners and advanced riders, our guides will help coach riding skills while experiencing the beauty that surrounds us. For the more skilled riders there are plenty of challenging trails waiting for you.

Give us a call to schedule your next play date with one of the professional guides of Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service, 520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

Prickly Pear Cactus (Nopal Cactus)

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Looks like it’s time to harvest the Prickly Pears and make some of those famous Prickly Pear Margaritas!

These yummy sweet treats that grow abundantly here in the Tucson valley are a refreshing snack packed full of goodness and not just to make for a fun happy hour.

They’re packed full of power, medicinal Power!

There has been some interest in the Prickly Pear (Nopalito) plant’s medicinal properties. Both fruits and pads of the prickly pear cactus are rich in slowly absorbed soluble fibers that help keep blood sugar stable, help lower diabetics’ need for insulin. Another study has shown that the pectin (soluble fiber) contained in the Prickly Pear pulp lowers levels of “bad” cholesterol while leaving “good” cholesterol levels unchanged. Amazing!!

Before reaching for one of these purple powerhouses better have some tools. They are covered in tiny, hair-like, barbed spines called glochids. Glochids are yellow or red in color and detach easily from the pads, are often difficult to see and more difficult to remove, once lodged in the skin.

The abundant beauty and diversity of the Sonoran Desert awaits for you to come experience it fully, igniting all your senses and what better way then to have a professional guide from Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service along to help you have a safe, well informed adventure.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

The new day brings a great sunrise!

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Get up and out early to witness the majestic sunrises we enjoy daily here in the Sonoran Desert. Amazing colors explode due in part to our atmospheric conditions.

See more, learn more with a professional hiking and mountain biking guide.

Southwest Trekking provides professional guided tours involving education about the very unique flora and fauna in Southern Arizona!

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com