Top 5 Reasons to Bicycle in the Pacific Northwest

Top 5 Reasons to Bicycle in the Pacific Northwest

May 22, 2022

REASON 1:

Cycling the Olympic Discovery Trail and climb Hurricane RidgeThe best cycle touring in the state of Washington is the Olympic Discovery Trail. From the trail, you can experience ocean vistas, a plethora of rivers and beautiful clear lakes, snow capped peaks of the surrounding mountains and the well known forests of the Pacific Northwest. The trail is from Port Townsend in the east to La Push on the Pacific Ocean. Hurricane Ridge is an 18.6 mile, 4900' climb into the Olympic National Park and up to the summit where the Olympic Mountain Range and the surrounding valleys can be seen in all its glory. A cyclist bucket list ride indeed.

REASON 2:

Touring the agricultural and wine country of the Willamette Valley. Nestled  between the Cascade Range and the Oregon Coastal Range, the Willamette Valley is known for its world class Pinot Noir wines and its farm-to-table delights. There are more than 500 wineries in the valley. The valley is also know as the grass seed capital of the world.

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT BY JULY 1st
BIKEternity is offering two fabulous adventures in the Pacific Northwest this September. The Washington Olympic Peninsula tour offers great riding on the Olympic Discovery Trail, a climb up Hurricane Ridge, and 2 overnights at historic Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Park and Forest. The Columbia River Gorge and Willamette Valley tour in Oregon offers spectacular views along the Columbia River as well as blissful riding in the wine and agricultural country of the Willamette Valley. We'll carry all of your gear so you can focus on the cycling. Limited to just 12 riders, these rides could easily be your highlight of 2022!

REASON 3:

Ride along some of the Oregon Scenic Bikeways. The scenic bikeways in Oregon were developed to showcase some of the best cycling that Oregon has to offer; communities, scenery, and history. The bikeways are paved roads and trails. The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway in the Oregon Wine Country and the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway are must rides in Oregon. 

 

REASON 4:

Relax at the Historic Lake Quinault Lodge.  Located in the Olympic National Park and Forest, this rustic lodge was built in 1926 and stands the test of time. From the grand fireplace to elegant dining, the Lake Quinault Lodge offers a peaceful respite from a day riding along the ocean and the rainforests.

 

 

REASON 5:

Experience the Columbia River Gorge. The Columbia River cuts the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. The 80-mile long river and the route along the Oregon side of the gorge is well know for its high density of waterfalls that drop right to the road level in many places. Many are along the Historic Columbia River Highway, including the notable Multnomah Falls. The 750' climb up to Vista House is worth the effort to see the octagonal building as well as the vistas of the gorge. 

 

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT BY JULY 1st
BIKEternity is offering two fabulous adventures in the Pacific Northwest this September. The Washington Olympic Peninsula tour offers great riding on the Olympic Discovery Trail, a climb up Hurricane Ridge, and 2 overnights at historic Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Park and Forest. The Columbia River Gorge and Willamette Valley tour in Oregon offers spectacular views along the Columbia River as well as blissful riding in the wine and agricultural country of the Willamette Valley. We'll carry all of your gear so you can focus on the cycling. Limited to just 12 riders, these rides could easily be your highlight of 2022!


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