In an effort to inspire “healthful” traveling, Eldorado Hotel & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M. has recently launched a Step it Up Santa Fe Style program. Designed to motivate health-conscious travelers to maintain their active and wholesome lifestyles even while on vacation, the program is organized around daily hiking excursions, nutritious meals and pampering pedicure spa treatments.
Step it Up Santa Fe Style encourages a convergence of fitness with the great outdoors. The program provides guests with a special hiking trail map of the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains; this mountain range features miles of pristine alpine trails ready to be explored by guests of all fitness levels. Hiking the Sangre de Cristo Mountains comes with a priceless reward — a chance to view the beautiful city of Santa Fe from breathtaking heights. Avid hikers can enhance their hiking experience further by hiring a private guide to lead them through the trails and provide insight into the region’s natural and geological history. Through Sept. 30, the Step it Up Santa Fe Style program treats guests interested in guided hikes to a 10 percent savings when they book a private guide with Outspire, the region’s local hiking company.
The program also seeks to keep travelers on a healthy track by providing them with good nutrition. For $28, hikers can pick up a fiber- and protein-rich bagged lunch from Eldorado Court. The lunch features an energizing menu of black and white quinoa with vegetables, roasted turkey club salad with avocado and mixed greens, Chama apples, a nutty granola and fruit trail mix and a choice of Red Bull or bottled water.
After a long day on the trails, hikers can unwind at the Eldorado’s Nidah Spa where they will receive a 15 percent discount on the spa’s exclusive 50 minute Juniper Berry Pedicure. Regularly priced at $75, the treatment pampers hikers’ soles with a soak in a hydrotherapy tub, an exfoliating sugar scrub and a lower leg and foot massage.
For guests who prefer to stay fit while staying indoors, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa’s recently renovated indoor fitness center is ideal. There, guests enjoy all the amenities of a gym workout while taking in beautiful panoramic views of the city of Sante Fe.
Seasonal Eldorado Hotel & Spa rates start at $199 per night.