Tijdens deze tour ervaar je op een mooie manier de Willamette Valley en de spectaculaire Columbia River kloof, uitgesleten door een van de grootste rivieren van Noord-Amerika, met prachtige watervallen en weelderige bossen.De Pacific Northwest charme en het een warme welkom van de lokale bevolking maken het plaatje compleet.
300 km / 186 mi
$ 2,560.- / € 2,312.-
Deze tour is op maat gemaakt de genoemde prijs is een vanaf prijs.
Luxe accommodaties met een lokaal karakter, ontbijt inclusief.
Mogelijkheid om de dagelijkse route te verkorten of verlengen.
Deze route kan aangepast worden naar eigen wensen, prijs op aanvraag.
GPS units, fiets kaarten,op maat gemaakt gids met daarin de route en tips (1 per boeking)
Bagage vervoer tussen de hotels.
Er is een gids telefonisch bereikbaar tussen 8.00 uur en 20.00 uur.
Voor technische problemen kan je voor assistentie bellen tussen 9.00 uur en 16.00 uur.
Hotel kosten liggen in het weekend beduidend hoger, daarom is er voor vrijdag en zaterdag nacht een toeslag van $150 per kamer.
Deze tour is ook beschikbaar met standaard hotels de vanaf prijs is dan $1960
Wanneer je alleen reist wordt een eenpersoonstoeslag gerekend. Bij sommige groeps tours kun je de eenpersoonstoeslag vermijden door een kamer te delen met een andere deelnemer.
At the start of your tour, your guide transfers you from your hotel, does your bike fitting, and gives you a full route briefing. They then take care of all the behind-the-scenes logistics while you guide yourself along the routes; riding at your own pace and choosing the route difficulty that best suits you. Our support vans are nearby should you need extra support. Your detailed guidebook tells you about the towns you will visit, sights along your route, and suggests places to eat – and we are happy to help with reservations. This support and insight helps make our self-guided tours some of the most personalized and well-supported in the industry.
DAY 1: Vernonia to Mc Minnville
As this is your first day, the intermidiate ride is relatively easy. It starts in Vernonia at the start of the Banks- Vernonia State Trail. This is a car free trail- that travels through Stub Stewart State Park- is built on an abandoned railroad that stretches 21 miles and has a gentle grade through scenic fields and forest. The trail also features 12 bridges including a 600-foot long, 80-foot high railroad trestle. The trail ends at Banks where your guide will meat you for your transfer to McMinnville.
Leisure riders will start at the Stub Steweart State Park Headquarters – halfway along the Banks-Vernonia trai – and, from here, join the route described above. Challenge riders follow the intermediate route to Banks and from there ride a futher 10-miles, cruising along quiet lanes to Forest Grove. This section of riding is where you’ll see your first vineyards. Your guide will transfer you from Forest Grove to McMinnville.
Those looking for a more Epic start to their tour will ride all the way from Vernonia to McMinnville,
DAY 2: McMinnville Loops
Today’s Intermediate ride meanders along the quiet lanes of the Amity Hills and the Dundee Hills. There are stunning views across fields of vines to snow-cappedpeaks of Mount Hood and you have the chance to visit a host of family run and organic wineries. Towns you visit included Dayton and Lafayette- both of which have good lunch options. Alternatively, take a picnic to one of thewineries. Stoller estate is a great choise; on a hill with stunning fews. Domaine Serene and Domaine Drouhin are also nearby.
Leisure riders take a more direct route to Stoller Winery- avoiding the Amity Hills – and ride back on the intermediate route described above, an even shorter ride takes you to the Evergreen Aviation And Space Museum. Museum exihibits include the Spruce Goose. This Howard- Hughes- inspired plane was the largest flying boat ever built and was almost entirely made from wood. Challenge riders head into the Coast rRange for a series of ups and downs through forest and past remote farms. Once through the hills, the ride heads east to join the intermediate ride from Amity and back to McMinnville via the Stoller Estate Winery.
DAY 3: Estacada to Welches
Your day starts with a van transfer to rural Clackamas County. Exactly where you start riding will depend on how far you choose to cycle.
Strong intermediate riders will start in the small lumber town of Estacada. After leaving Estacada you ride along back roads climbing steadily past open farmland to the town of Sandy, you head west on quiet lanes through an area known as little Switserland for its U-shaped valley and mountain-framed horizon. You end the day riding through conifer forest, through gaps in the trees you get glimpses of a snow- capped Mount Hood.
Leisure riders (or intermediate riders looking for an easier day) will join the ride descried above in the town of Sandy. For an even more leisurely ride, asked to be dropped at Marmot, in Little Switserland. Challenge riders follow the intermediste ride (above) to near Welches where they add on a loop up the slopes of Mount Hood. This Lolo Pass loop adds 20 miles of climbing & descending. Your reward for all this effort? Stunning views and tired legs!
DAY 4: Welches to Hood River
Today you have the choice of riding anything from an easy cruise to a real epic. Whichever way you choose, you’ll enjoy some spectacular scenery on the slopes of Mount Hood.
Intermediate riders will take a ransfer to Cooper Spur –a cluster of cabins at the base of Mount Hood Ski area. From here you descend down the Hood River Valley past orchards, wineries and lavander farms. The area is famous for growing apples, pears, cherries, peaches and other fruits. The many fruit stands make a great rest stop. Leisure riders will join the ride described above after the main descent, in the small town of Parkdale. Parkdale is also a good place for lunch. Challenge riders transfer up to Government Camp- a ski town at 4000feet. From here, you ride around the southern flanks of Mount Hood. The ride peaks at 4600 feet before descending down to join the intermediate route at Cooper spur.
Those looking foe an epic ride will simply ride all the way from welches to Hood River,riding up highway 26 to government Camp and joining the challenge route here.
DAY 5: Hoods River loops(A)
All today’s rides start out heading west along the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, along a route described by Bicycling Magazine as one of the best rides in the U.S. Much of the riding is along the historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH) bike path. How difficult you make the ride depends on where you turn around and what route you take back.
Strong Intermediate riders will ride to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. This is a fine place to tae a break, have a browse and eat lunch.you then return to Hood River on a route with stunning views at every turn as the road twice climbs high above the gorge before descending back down to the river.
Leisure riders will follow the ride described above but turn in the town of Mosier. A small afe here provides a pleasant rest stop. Challenge riders will ride the HCRH all the way into The Dallas. You then return eiter along the gorge or over the apptle- named 7-mile hill.
There is also an epic ride that follows the route of the hood river Grand Fondo – All 100 miles and 7500 feet of it!
DAY 6: Hood River Loops (B) – Last Day
you spent the first part of the day riding out of Hood River and then meet your guide for the end- of – tour transfer at the end of the day. You can do any of the rides listed yesterday – hood River loop (A) – or venture into Hood River Valley on the route described below.
Strong Intermediate riders will ride up the east side of the Hood River Valley to Parkdale, which makes a good lunch stop. From here you head back down the west side of the valley. On this route you pass many fruit farms, some wineries and a lavender farm. The ride is known locally as the fruit loop for its many farm stands.
Leisure riders will follow the ride described above but turn around at the town of Odell. This is a shortened version of the fruit loop. The Apple Valley Country Store makes a good lunch stop.
Challenge riders will head up the slopes of Mount Hood to the applty- named lost Lake. On this ride you climb on car free National forest Development Roads and through countryside liitle changed since Lewis and Clark exploring here.
Kaart & Routes
Trek 7.3 FX hybride met Shimano componenten.
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