On this 9-day, 385-mile adventure we will explore the Washington Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park, and the Olympic Discovery Trail. We will visit some of the only rainforests in the contiguous US and soak in the many varied landscapes this region has to offer.
During our adventure you will visit the towns of Coupeville, Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, Forks, Lake Quinault, Montesano, Aberdeen, Grayland and Raymond. Two visits to Olympic National Park and a cycle along the Pacific Ocean will be the pinnacle of our time together.
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; from magnificent waterfront views to the majesty of snow-capped Olympic mountain range. Daily mileages range from 40-67 miles. Bike rentals are available. Temperatures will range from the low 50s at night to the 70s during the day, with a high chance of clear sunny, or overcast skies.
- Experience the varied landscapes and waterscapes of the Washington Olympic Peninsula
- Cycle Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic mountain Range.
- Experience the beauty of the only rainforests in the contiguous US
- Ride along the 130-mile Olympic Discovery Trail
- Overnight in the iconic Lake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Park. Dine in the Roosevelt Dining Room.
- Rainforest tour at Lake Quinault
- Cruise along the Pacific Ocean and the Straight of de Fuca taking in the sights and aromas along the way
-Welcome reception and orientation
-9 nights in hotels
-All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
-7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners from fine-dining to home-cooked
-Snacks and beverages between meals
-All park and other entry fees
- 4-hr Rainforest Tour at Lake Quinnult
-Full van and baggage support
-2 BIKEternity trip leaders
-Daily route directions and maps, including GPX files for your GPS or phone app
-Transportation to Portland International airport
-Insurance of any kind
-Optional guide gratuities
-Items of a personal nature
Two different airport cities are used for this tour.
Start: Seattle-Tacaoma International Airport (SEA) near Seattle, Washington or Paine Field (PAE) near Everett, Washington
End: Portland International Airport (PDX) near Portland, Oregon
Arrive on your own to our starting location in Mukilteo, Washington by 2pm for the start of your adventure. We meet near the hotel for a bike fitting and orientation in the late afternoon, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Dinner included.
Miles: 46 miles · Elevation: +2,407’ / -2,870'
Terrain: Paved roads.
We begin our journey by riding from our starting hotel 3 miles to the ferry terminal, ferry to Whidbey Island and spend the day visiting some of the well known spots along the southern part of the island: the town of Langley and Coupeville, Greenbank Farm and Ebey's Landing State Park. Experience tiny waterfront villages and artist's havens while viewing the Olympic mountain range and Puget Sound. Cycle past or visit the nation's first National Historical Reserve, Ebey's Landing State Park situated along a spectacular area of coastline, where a patchwork of fields collide with a coastal bluff. The park is home to forest, fields, lakes, a beach, and historical buildings.
We finish the day with a jaunt to the Port Townsend - Coupeville ferry terminal followed by a sail to Port Townsend, our home for the night. Spend the remainder of the day with magnificent views of Puget Sound. Lunch on your own. Breakfast and dinner included.
Miles: 55 miles · Elevation: +2,257’ / -2,572'
Terrain: Paved rail trail.
We journey along the Olympic Discover Trail starts today. The Olympic Discovery Trail, a combination of designated bike paths and shared roads, traverses 130 miles of lush, verdant farmland and forests, all while in the shadows of snow capped coastal mountains. Today we will cycling past several bays and inlets. A turn of your head to the north you will find the open waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca with cargo ships making the way to/from the Port of Seattle; to the south you will see the mountaintops of Olympic National Park. We end our day and begin a two-night stay in Port Angeles; another beautiful coastal town along the Olympic Peninsula. All meals included.
Miles: 40 miles · Elevation: +5,540’ / -5,540’
Terrain: Paved road.
No need to pack your luggage today as we will embark on a spectacular day of climing up Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Riding past the visitor center (stop for an overview of the Olympic National Park and dive into the geology of the area) we will climb more than a mile in elevation over 20 miles. No way to get lost today as there is one winding road up to the summit and the same road back down. Forested scenery with open vistas overlooking Puget Sound are in store for you during the climb and majestic views that could rival Glacier National Park are yours for the viewing at the top. There are three tunnels along the two to three hour journey with an average 5.3% gradient some up to 8-10% gradients. You may find bear and deer along the trip as well. Here is a nice Hurrincane Ridge ride video. Lunch on your own today, perhaps at the summit. Breakfast and dinner included.
Miles: 62 miles · Elevation: +2,787’ / -2,575’
Terrain: Paved rail trail.
We continue our journey along the Olympic Discovery Trail as we head along the Strait of Juan de Fuca toward the town of Joyce. We enjoy beautiful car-less cycling along the trail as we pass Lake Crescent to the south and parallel the famous Highway 101 to Forks, WA. Forks is well know for winter steelhead fishing on the Hoh, Sol Duc, Bogachiel and Calawah rivers. All meals included.
Miles: 62 miles · Elevation: +2,138’ / -2,030’
Terrain: Paved road.
Today, we not only ride along the Pacific Ocean as we make our way into a rest day and off-bike activities, we ride past access to three of the four rainforests in the Olympic National Park; Bogachiel, Hoh, and Queets. After departing Forks and dropping out of the western edge of the rainforest, we will find relatively flat riding along the coast;a delight with many, many opportunities to walk down to the beach to dip your toes into the Pacific. At Queets, we will turn inland and make our way tour Lake Quinault. Climbing away from the shore and back into the rainforest, the route is populated with forests along the entire way. We end our day at the fourth rainforest, the Quinault, located at the southern edge of the Olympic National Park. We will spend two nights at famous Lake Quinault Lodge with opportunities to explore the rainforest, the lake and other ammenities at the end of our sixth day together. All meals included.
Lake Quinault Lodge, our home for 2 nights, is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Quinault and is in the Olympic National Park. Today you are on your own to explore the lake via kayak, take a hike along more than 15 well-maintain trails, check out the pool/sauna/recreation room, or take the rainforest tour; a 33-mile journey deep into the Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park (included). Breakfast and lunch on your own. Roosevelt Dining Room dinner included.
Miles: 62 miles · Elevation: +2,324’ / -2,706’
Terrain: Paved roads.
Van transfer: 3 hours
Departing our day of rest, we make our way south to Aberdeen, a town along the Chehalis River. The terrain will be rolling hills as there are many streams to cross that in season are filled with spawning salmon. The road is forested with an occasional farm or small community. Be sure to stop at the town common in the quaint town of Monsanto and one of several coffee shops nearby. You can easily spend the afternoon relaxing and walking the few commerical streets. As we depart Monsanto, we head west toward the Pacific Ocean along the Chelhalis River to our overnight in Aberdeen, the southern gateway to the Olympic National Park and the hometown of rock music icon Kurt Cobain. All meals included.
Miles: 51 miles · Elevation: +1,047’ / -1,063’
Terrain: Paved roads.
Van transfer: 2.5 hours
As we depart Aberdeen we head west toward the Pacific Ocean. We will encounter and perhaps visit the International Mermaid Museum and the Westport Winery Garden Resort along our route to the coast. We reach the ocean at Twin Harbors State Park and turn south to ride along the shoreline. Photo opportunities will be plentiful and the riding flat as we head south, then east toward Willapa Bay and Willapa Harbor ending in Raymond, Washington; an old wild and wooly lumber town. We end the day with a 3 hour transfer to Portland, Oregon, a celebratory dinner, and final overnight. We bid farewell to each other at the end of the evening as tomorrow is on your own. Easy transfers to the airport are provided by the hotel. All meals included.
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Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM Mountain Standard Time