Day 1 Friday Arrive at your Hotel in Albuquerque where you will collect your rental car.
Spend some time exploring this town full of beautiful old Neon signs, and diners resplendent with vintage “roadside Americana” decor.
Day 3 Sunday Total Distance 228m Driving time approximately 5hr 11m We leave Tucumcari and head north west through spectacular open plains and mountains to rejoin old route 66 and start our journey west on the Santa Fe loop of the 66 through the Pecos National Park and the Glorietta pass, the highest point of 66 at over 7500 feet (at nearly 2300m about 140m higher than the Grimselpass in Switzerland).
Our journey finishes for the day in the fabulous town of Santa Fe with its wonderful Pueblo-Spanish architecture.
Bordering France and Spain, the Pyrenees provide a different mix of roads and scenery with architecture and geology to rival the best Alpine passes. Summary: Saturday – Join us for an early breakfast whilst we talk you through the events of the forthcoming week.
One thing to note on the drive is it is used by a lot of bikers and is classed as a dangerous road in the area.
However all was not lost, volunteers and state associations sprang up.
Old buildings were restored, neon signs relit and travellers began to come back to experience some of the wonderful sights along Route 66.
For those who haven’t done our Spanish Safari, this will be a great taster…
Sunday – rest and relaxation aboard the ship home to Portsmouth.