Mt. Hood & Hood River

Cycle the best of the renowned Columbia River Gorge
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Mt. Hood & Hood River

Cycle the best of the renowned Columbia River Gorge
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PRICE PER PERSON
$1,939.00
$2,595.00
DURATION
6 Days
DISCOUNT
25% Off
Spend six days exploring Mt. Hood and one of Oregon's Seven Wonders, the Columbia River Gorge. Cycle among snow-capped peaks, wildflower fields, unique geological formations, and impressive waterfall and river landscapes. Spend your downtime hiking to woodland lakes, touring wineries, and stand-up paddleboarding.
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Mt. Hood & Hood River
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Mt. Hood & Hood River

$1,939.00
$2,595.00
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DETAILS

This six-day cycling adventure is based out of Hood River, an athlete's mecca nestled in the heart of the Columbia Gorge. The scenery is spectacular: vast panoramas framed by fields of wildflowers, snow-capped peaks, unique geological formations, an abundance of waterfalls, and an ever-changing river.
Hood River is nothing short of stunning: forested hills, fruit orchards, vineyards, & an expansive river in the shadow of Mt. Hood.
Ride through the spectacular scenery on both sides of the mighty Columbia. Spend three nights in high-octane Hood River, the "Windsurfing Capital of the World." Take a stand-up paddleboarding lesson. Hike to woodland lakes and take a winery tour. Ride the Hood River Valley's Fruit Loop. By the time you head back to Portland, your memory card will be crammed full. We promise.
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Nate Appy
Adventure Travel Program Manager
Start: Portland, Oregon
Finish: Portland, Oregon
PRICE PER PERSON
$1,939.00
$2,595.00
MINIMUM AGE
All Ages
DURATION
6 Days
ACTIVITY
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passport
Not Required
accommodations
Shared hotel room
  • Road Cycle
    Road Cycle
    Cycle along the Columbia River, through Hood River Valley's Fruit Loop, and in the shadow of snow-capped peaks.
  • SUP
    SUP
    Take a stand-up paddleboarding lesson on the waters of the Columbia River outside of Hood River, Oregon.
  • Culture
    Culture
    Explore local wineries and the Hood River Valley's Fruit Loop.
PRICE INCLUDES:
  • Accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • Bike rental
  • Full van support
  • Most meals
  • Luggage transfers
  • Stand-up paddleboarding or windsurfing lesson
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Travel to and from Portland, Oregon
  • Two dinners and two lunches
  • Gratuities
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ITINERARY

Meet your guides and group in Portland, get outfitted with your bike, and head to Rainbow Trout Farm (20 minutes outside of Portland). From there, you'll ride the Barlow Trail, a now-paved historic wagon path from pioneer days. Enjoy lunch at a scenic spot in the Mt. Hood National Forest, hike through virgin forest along the East Salmon River, and ride up to the quaint mountain community of Government Camp, on the slopes of Mt. Hood.
Pedal from Government Camp to a gorgeous alpine lake hike at Trillium Lake. If you're up for a challenge, ride or Dufur Pass. There's also an option to take the van to the to, where you'll regroup and then ride down through Ponderosa Pines into the wide-open vistas and grain fields of this section of the Columbia Gorge.
Bike from Dufur to the Columbia Gorge Discover Center. Explore, eat lunch, and then head to Hood River via the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Enjoy the views as you cruise along this paved, no-cars-allowed ribbon of an old highway. The Ponderosa pine, unique geological formations, and broad Columbia River winding below make for a marvelously scenic ride.
The town of Hood River sits right in the middle of a wonderland of natural beauty. At the crossroads of the Columbia River and the Cascade Range, the "Windsurfing Capital of the World" is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of every bent. Take a stand-up paddleboard or windsurfing lesson (included!), visit a local winery, or ride the Fruit Loop, a beloved local route winding through lavender gardens, alpaca farms, pear and apple orchards, and wineries. You'll also have time to explore the numerous boutiques, cafes, and galleries of Hood River.
Cross the river into Washington State to ride "The Triangle," from the tiny town of BZ Corner to Trout Lake to Glenwood, at the base of Mt. Adams. Aspen groves, the Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge, nesting sandhill cranes, and wildflowers are all highlights, as is the pillowed peak of Washington's Mt. Adams.
Bike a brand-new stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail—a paved, car-free route along the river. Spin past sparkling waterfalls and lush forest, enjoy lunch at Guy Talbot Park, and then continue onto the brewpub. Locally-iconic McMenamin's Edgefield boasts incredible views of the Gorge, making it the perfect spot for a celebratory cold brew before heading back to Portland.
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MEET YOUR GUIDES

Bicycle Adventures
Celebrating 30 years in business since 1984, Bicycle Adventures, Inc is North America's premier bicycling and adventure vacation company, offering fully supported cycling tours in the United States, Canada and New Zealand. Tours feature deluxe lodging and dining, luggage service, full van support and expert World Outfitters and Guides Association certified tour leaders. Destinations include the most scenic places in the western United States, including National Parks and World Heritage Sites in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Washington, as well as in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.
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TESTIMONIALS

Richard and Cynthia G.
Just be prepared with lots of dental floss, because you'll need it to get the bugs out of your teeth from smiling for a week when partaking in the simple pleasure of going for a bike ride, while someone else handles everything else for you. You'll be smitten by the Bicycle Adventures experience.
Robb K.
Well worth the money. Organized, relaxed, scenic — pure pleasure!
Emily F.
This is a great "entry-level" trip for novices (no need to be intimidated), yet challenging enough for stronger cyclists and/or athletes. Wonderful support from guides.
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FAQ

Portland is located a three-hour drive south of Seattle. The airport (PDX) is serviced by major airlines.
Lodging is located at the Best Western Mt. Hood Inn, Historic Balch Hotel, and Hood River Inn. Pricing is listed per person, based on sharing a room with one other.
Yes. Single supplements can be arranged directly with the operator.
These trips are designed so that anyone in moderate physical condition can participate. You should be able to ride 25–50 miles per day for up to six consecutive days, and of course, the greater your fitness, the more enjoyable it will be.
You have a chice of a road bike (downturned handlebars) or hybrid bikes (straight handlebars). Bikes are premium quality and lightweight, with frame sizes ranging one or two centimeter increments from 45 to 62 cm on road bikes, and one inch increments from 15 to 22.5 inches on hybrid bikes. Road bikes have 20-speed Shimano 105-compact double gearing and a wide range rear cassette, and hybrids feature Shimano Deore 27-speed components. You'll be fitted to a bike on the first day of your tour, and all bikes will have a small seat pack, a removable front handlebar pack with map case, two waterbottles, frame-mounted bicycle pump, two spare tubes, three tire levers, small lock and cable, and cyclometer.
There are a maximum of 13 guests with two tour leaders on each departure, allowing you to stay and dine in exclusive locations.
You may cancel reservations up to 72 hours after a booking is made. After that time period, all cancellations/modifications are granted at the sole discretion of the operator. Cancellation processing fees may apply.
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Luis Vargas
General Manager, Adventures

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