Spend the week cycling nearly flat rails-to trails in the Rocky Mountain Northwest in the states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. You will spin along paved and packed gravel surfaces on the two Centennial trails of Washington and Idaho as well as the famous Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and Route of the Hiawatha; two hall-of-fame trails. The route meanders through the urban area of Spokane to the remote mining towns in the Idaho Panhandle. Along the way you will experience the mountains and valleys of the Rocky Mountain Northwest but not the long climbs you might expect riding in a mountainous area. An ideal tour for those looking for an active vacation in a calming and serene low-traffic environment. This adventure has it all with mountain vistas, scenic rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife, hot springs and awe-inspiring scenery in a historically rich cultural area.
During our adventure you will visit the towns of Spokane, Liberty Lake, Coeur d’Alene, Plummer, Harrison, Kellogg, Wallace, Pearson, Paradise, West Glacier, and Hungry Horse. A visit to Glacier National Park will be the pinnacle of our time together. Your adventure will highlight spectacular mountain scenery, native wildlife and flora, early mining history and some of the best trail cycling in the US.
What to Expect:
This is a fully supported tour with indoor hotel accommodations, meals in local establishments, on-route SAG, and luggage transportation. The weather will be warm and the scenery spectacular. We will traverse smooth pavement on 4 famous rails-to-trails as well as hard packed dirt ideal for cycling, with only minor gains in elevation. Daily mileages range from 29-50 miles. Bike rentals are available. Temperatures will range from the 50s at night to the mid to upper 80s during the day, with a high chance of clear sunny skies.
-Cycle two Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall-of-Fame trails; Route of the Hiawatha and Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes
-Experience two regional trails: Spokane River Centennial and North Idaho Centennial trails
-Explore the Rocky Mountain Northwest on easy-level trails, nearly 180 miles of blissful cycling in Washington, Idaho and Montana.
-Relax along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alenes in Idaho and the Clark Fork River in Montana
-Enjoy a relaxing hot spring in rural Montana
-See the awe-inspiring views in the Jewel of the Continent, Glacier National Park.
-Welcome reception and orientation
-7 nights in hotels
-All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
-7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners from fine-dining to home-cooked
-Snacks and beverages between meals
-Gondola ride, hot springs, museum, lake cruises, GNP tour
-All park and other entry fees
-Full van and baggage support
-2 BIKEternity trip leaders
-Daily route directions and maps, including GPX files for your GPS or phone app
-Transportation from Spokane and Glacier Park International airports
-Insurance of any kind
-Optional guide gratuities
-Items of a personal nature
Two different airports are used for this tour.
Start: Spokane International Airport (GEG) near Spokane, Washington
End: Glacier International Airport (GPI) near Kalispell, Montana