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Northwest Passage Cycling

Northwest Passage Cycling

July 6 - 11, 2020

(6 days, 5 nights; Mon - Sat)

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Double Booking

$2645/person

Single Booking

$3245

Roommate Rebate

$560

Includes all lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, van support, park entrance fees, leaders, tour maps & narratives.

Assembly Point

Portland, OR

Timberline van shuttle is included to and from Portland.

Not Included: Airline Service to Portland International Airport; Guide Gratuity.

Meeting Time

Airport 1 pm, Hotel 1:30 pm

Drop-off Time

4 pm

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.

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 and that will be the focus of this tour.  As a finishing touch on the tour, we will explore the Willamette Scenic Bikeway in a valley filled with vineyards and wineries.

See Detailed Itinerary Here:

Itinerary

DayLocationDistance
DAY 1Assemble Troutdale, warm up ride5
Day 2Troutdale to Cascade Locks31
Day 3The Dalles to Hood River 25
Day 4The Fruit Loop35
Day 5Lewis and Clark Highway and around Mt. Pleasant30
Day 6Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway25

Total Distance: 151 miles

Northwest Passage Cycling

July 6 - 11, 2020

(6 days, 5 nights; Mon - Sat)