Northwest Passage Cycling
June 26 - July 1, 2023
(6 days, 5 nights; Mon - Sat)Related Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, van support, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps & narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included to and from Portland.
Not Included: Airline Service to Portland International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Airport 1 pm, Hotel 1:30 pm
“I really appreciate the quality of the food and drink. I consider it an essential part of the whole experience. Keep doing what you’re doing. Julie and Suzi were both great!” Gene C.
Explore the Northwest Passage
The gorge today presents the only navigable breach in the Cascade barrier between the Columbia Plateau to the east and the Pacific. Its role in the settlement and economic development of the Pacific Northwest has been profound. The gorge also illustrates the manner in which prudent governmental management and oversight has created an environment in which economic, recreational and environmental interests can successfully co-exist. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, administered by the U.S. Forest Service, and its efforts in the rehabilitation of the historic Columbia River Highway, has resulted in the creation of a bicycling corridor through the gorge that is truly extraordinary, and it is through this corridor that we will explore on our Northwest Passage Cycling Tour.
Bike the Scenic Columbia River Highway
The Historic Columbia River Highway was designed to take full advantage of every natural aspect, scenic feature, waterfall, viewpoint and panorama along the Columbia River. By 1960, a new interstate highway had replaced nearly all of the older road, but new interest in the old scenic highway for recreation purposes began to resurface, and an ambitious restoration began. Currently, there are 64 miles available for off highway riding, with viewing areas and bridges close enough to feel the mist and thunder of the more than 40 waterfalls that you pass near on the route. This will be the focus of our tour. As a finishing touch, we will explore the Willamette Scenic Bikeway in a valley filled with vineyards and wineries.
|DAY 1||Assemble Troutdale, warm up ride||7|
|Day 2||Troutdale to Cascade Locks||32|
|Day 3||The Dalles to Hood River||32.5|
|Day 4||The Fruit Loop||40|
|Day 5||Viento State Park to Cascade Locks||12|
|Day 6||Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway||33.5|