Columbia River Gorge & Willamette Valley Family Bike Tour - 20s & Beyond
Oregon's Waterfalls & Wine Country
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The geologic drama that created Oregon's Columbia River Gorge is still at play. You'll feel it as you bike down Waterfall Alley, cruise through the Mosier Twin Tunnels and spin around the Rowena Loops. You'll witness it as you cycle through the bountiful Willamette Valley, a mosaic of farms and vineyards where the volcanic rich soil grows some of the world's finest pinot noir grapes. You'll taste it in Portland's thriving farm-to-fork food scene and in Hood River's microbreweries. Go ahead—sip, savor and cycle the best of the Pacific Northwest!
- Explore the Columbia River Gorge, a nature-lover's paradise and crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest
- Cycle the Historic Columbia River Highway, a National Historic Landmark and a Bicycling magazine "must ride"
- Admire Mount Adams and Mount Hood as you bike past the wild and scenic White Salmon River, named by Lewis and Clark
- Pedal through the bucolic Willamette Valley, dotted with farms, orchards and some of the world's finest pinot noir grapes
Day 1 Begin your journey in the charismatic city of Portland, rated as one of the world's coolest cities for its proliferation of microbreweries, farm-to-table cuisine, creative street art and the highest number of cycling commuters in the United States | Bike along the Historic Columbia River Highway, a marvel of engineering and masterpiece of landscape design once called King of the Roads | Make your way on two wheels down Waterfall Alley to experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the region | Take a moment to soak in the view of 620-foot Multnomah Falls, the second highest in the country | Learn about the Native American legend that named the iconic Bridge of the Gods | Enjoy a distinctly Pacific Northwest experience at Skamania Lodge.
Days 2-3 Spend the day biking in Washington's Klickitat County with views of Mount Adams, fruit orchards and huge stands of pine and fir | Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, who camped at the mouth of the White Salmon River, a tributary of the Columbia | Keep an eye out for salmon headed upriver | Take a break from the saddle to enjoy a locally sourced huckleberry milkshake | Take in the sweeping vistas and rushing waterfall at our historic hotel situated on a rocky bluff above the Columbia River | Visit the small town of Hood River where strong winds and waves launch thrill-seeking kiteboarders and windsurfers into the air | Don't miss the views as you breeze through the famous windowed Twin Tunnels leading to the town of Mosier | If you're up for it, cruise downhill on the exhilarating Rowena Loops | Enter The Dalles, a crossroads where pioneers on the Oregon Trail had to decide whether to brave the river rapids or take a perilous route around Mount Hood on their journey to the promised land.
Days 4-6 Pedal into the heart of the Willamette Valley, a wine-growing mecca often compared to France's Burgundy region | Swirl and sip some of world's finest Pinot Noir | Set out on the newly formed Willamette Scenic Bikeway | Learn about the volcanic heritage of this region, which contributes to its unique and complex soils | Explore the quaint town of McMinnville | Stay at a luxurious eco-friendly hotel in the historic downtown.
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.
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- 10 or more Guests: from $3,399 pp dbl occ
- 9 Guests: from $3,799 pp dbl occ
- 8 Guests: from $3,999 pp dbl occ
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