Oregon's Columbia River Gorge Multi-Adventure Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,149 - $4,499 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Oregon's Columbia River Gorge Multi-Adventure Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual & Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Jun-Sep 2025: Jun-Sep

From $4,149 - $4,499 /person

Willamette Valley Vineyards & Pacific Northwest Waterfalls

A river runs through it. But you’ll want to take your time exploring Oregon’s spectacular Columbia River Gorge. Whiz down Waterfall Alley on your bike without stopping? Unthinkable. Set a speed record while hiking the Trail of Ten Falls? You’ve missed the point. This place is meant to be savored. On a bike ride through the fertile Willamette Valley. From a kayak gliding along the Wind River. Lingering over fresh farm-to-table cuisine and a cold pint in Hood River. Welcome to the Gorge. No running, please.

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Bike
Walk/Hike
Kayak

Highlights

  • Explore the Columbia River Gorge, a nature-lover's paradise and crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest
  • Bike the Historic Columbia River Highway, a National Historic Landmark and a Bicycling magazine "must ride"
  • Paddle the calm waters of the Wind River at the Columbia River’s mouth 
  • Hike through Beacon Rock State Park, where you'll have sweeping views of the Gorge and close encounters with stunning waterfalls
Oregon Columbia River Gorge Multi-Adventure Tour map

Oregon

Start/End Portland

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

Travel by bike through the lush Hood River Valley, Oregon’s fruit basket and the nation’s largest exporter of pearsThe Fruit Loop, a fun cycling route dotted with orchards, wineries and farm stands, offers a one-of-a-kind, farm-to-mouth experienceThe fertile soil and dramatic microclimates of the Columbia Gorge AVA make the perfect terroir for growing many classic varietals • Kick back and relax at our historic hotel in the heart of townFind out what makes the windsurfing capital of the world more than just a pretty town with a sporty personalityExplore the area’s burgeoning cider scene and enjoy a bright crisp glass after a day in the saddle.

Accommodations

Night 1

Hood River Hotel
Hood River
Casual Hotel

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this cozy Scandanavian-chic boutique hotel offers ready access to the charms of Hood River and its magnificent natural surroundings.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Start your ride near Cascade Locks, a town set on a section of the Columbia River that Lewis and Clark described as the “great rapids of the Cascades” • ​Discover America’s original scenic byway and a National Historic Landmark from the seat of your bikePedal down Waterfall Alley to experience some of the most spectacular scenery in the regionThe view of 620-foot Multnomah Falls, the second highest in the country, takes your breath away Hike to picturesque Latourell FallsKayak the Wind River as it joins the Columbia​ Bask in distinctive Pacific Northwest vibes at our welcoming lodge.

Accommodations
Skamania Lodge

(2 nights)

Nights 2-3

Skamania Lodge
Stevenson
Casual Hotel

A magnificent mountain resort nestled on 175 wooded acres offering spectacular views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountains. (pool, spa)
 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Hike behind waterfalls and through a temperate rain forest on the iconic Trail of Ten FallsMarvel at the bounty produced in the Willamette Valley as you bike past vegetable fields, fruit and nut orchards, wineries and farmsCheck out the legs on some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir while you give yours a restBehold the amazing hazelnut on a route lined with the hardy trees that sprouted a flourishing industry over 100 years agoMeander through downtown McMinnville, home to one of America’s favorite main streets Retreat amid the comfortable sophistication of our luxurious hotel in the heart of town.

Accommodations
Atticus Hotel

(2 nights)

Nights 4-5

Atticus Hotel
McMinnville
*Premiere Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel in historic downtown McMinnville, reflective of the creative and independent spirit that defines Oregon Wine Country.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Traffic 

Oregon's Columbia River Gorge and Willamette Valley are popular with cyclists and drivers alike. While Backroads strives to find routes that are quiet and off the beaten track, some routes on this trip follow more heavily trafficked roads for a small portion of the ride. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier roads.

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Hotels

Adventure-Ready Hotels

Ideally located with ready access to trip activities, our Casual hotels are also known for their character and charm.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Hood River Hotel
Hood River

Casual Hotel

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this cozy Scandanavian-chic boutique hotel offers ready access to the charms of Hood River and its magnificent natural surroundings.

Nights 2-3

Skamania Lodge
Stevenson

Casual Hotel

A magnificent mountain resort nestled on 175 wooded acres offering spectacular views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountains. (pool, spa)
 

Nights 4-5

Atticus Hotel
McMinnville

*Premiere Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel in historic downtown McMinnville, reflective of the creative and independent spirit that defines Oregon Wine Country.

From $4,149 - $4,499 /person

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Racer 2.0
Backroads Next Generation Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Redesigned for 2024
  • Next gen titanium frame with carbon wheels
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $4,149 - $4,499 /person

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