Biking Through Oregon

written by | Posted on March 18th, 2014

Explore Oregon by bike. (Photo credit Bicycle Adventures.)

Explore Oregon by bike. (Photo credit Bicycle Adventures.)

Travelers can bike through Oregon via seven distinct journeys with Bicycle Adventures. The seven different vacations showcase Oregon’s diverse terrain from Crater Lake to the Oregon coast to Oregon’s Little Switzerland in Wallowa County.

The Seven Wonders of Oregon rides give travelers a unique experience where they can take in the sights, sounds, scents and tastes as they make their way through the state biking from 30 to 100 miles a day. Two new routes have been added to the list, including the 4-day John Day & Painted Hills trip, departing on June 20 from Bend heading to the Painted Hills.

The Wallowas & Hells Canyon tour takes bikers on 80-mile-a-day journeys from Sprout Springs Ski Resort to LaGrande. While on the journey, travelers will also paddle through Wallowa Lake, ride to Hells Canyon—the deepest river gorge in North America—and take a gondola ride that glides 3,700 ft. from the lake to the summit of Mt. Howard. Guests depart from Pasco or Walla Wall, WA, on July 7 for this 4-day journey.

Additional rides include the 7-day Oregon Crater Lake Classic, with various departure dates in July, August, and September; a 6-day Oregon Coast Casual ride from Astoria to Florence departing on July 27 and Aug. 31; the 6-day Hood River Casual tour from Portland that features 30-mile-a-day rides, a stand-up paddleboarding lesson and a hike to Woodland Lakes, where travelers can take a winery tour; the 6-day Columbia Gorge Classic Bike tour from Portland to Mt. Hood, Hood River and Multnomah Falls, including rafting on the White Salmon River and ending in Portland at McMenamins Edgefield, a brewpub, for a drink; and a 4-day Bend Breakaway tour from Bend includes options to golf on three courses, a dip in a wave pool, visits to breweries, plus wine tastings, and picnics along the way.

Rates start at $2,095. For more information, call (800) 443-6060 or visit bicycleadventures.com/