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New Pedal-Powered Way for Families to Create Holiday Traditions in Albuquerque
Local bicycle shop offers holiday bike tours of Albuquerque’s time-honored lights and luminaria displays.
Participants will travel through the heart of Albuquerque, down luminaria-lined avenues in Old Town and past the glowing hot air balloons and spectacular holiday displays of the Country Club neighborhood. These areas limit their streets to automobile traffic on Christmas Eve, and together host the City’s largest concentration of lights and luminarias. Old Town also features the City’s annual holiday tree and the famous decorations / ceremonies of the San Felipe de Neri church.
‘Lights and Luminarias’ is the first professionally-
New Mexico is famous for its 200 year-old tradition of lighting luminarias (or farolitos) on Christmas Eve. Each luminaria consists of a brown paper bag illuminated from within by a votive candle. Thousands of luminarias are arranged in rows and patterns along streets, in plazas, and on rooftops throughout Albuquerque to create an unmatched display of flickering light.
“We are honored to share the holiday magic of New Mexico with our guests in such an intimate, unique way”, said Josh Arnold, who owns and operates Routes Rentals & Tours with his wife, Heather. “Albuquerque has one of the most impressive light displays in the United States, and the bicycle – this tour – allows total immersion. Lights and Luminarias is a beautiful new holiday tradition.”
Guests can purchase tickets for the ‘Lights and Luminarias’ tour on the Routes Rentals & Tours website by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button next to their preferred tour time (http://routesrentals.com/
About Routes Rentals & Tours
Routes Rentals & Tours (www.routesrentals.com) is a family-owned bicycle tour and rental boutique in the historic urban core of Albuquerque, NM with a focus on providing unique, sustainable experiences and products for their patrons. Founded in spring 2011, Routes is the only company in Albuquerque to feature professionally-