Oregon

Discover its Natural Wonders

Oregon

Discover its Natural Wonders

Oregon

Discover its Natural Wonders

Oregon

Discover its Natural Wonders

Oregon

Discover its Natural Wonders

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Willamette Valley Bike Tour Highlights

 

Relatively undiscovered, this quiet and picturesque areas has a growing reputation for producing some of the country’s best Pinot Noir wine.

 

The quiet lanes, the gently-rolling hills, and the small country towns make this a great region for bicycle touring.  Pacific Northwest charm and a warm welcome from locals complete the picture.

 

The peaceful lanes and rolling terrain of this destination means that there are routes to suit all levels of rider.  For more challenging riding, you will add days from our Columbia River Gorge bike tours.

 

The gateway city for this trip is Portland, Oregon — America’s most bicycle friendly city.

 

Bike Touring in the Willamette Valley

 

Willamette Valley wineries produce some of the country’s best wines but get far less tourist attention than their Californian neighbors. The bicycle touring is great too, with mile after mile of quiet, rural lanes.

 

As well as the patchwork of vineyards, you’ll ride past hop farms, orchards and the wheat fields of the French Prairie. Your overnight stops are in small Oregon towns with a warm welcome and plenty of character. Other activities include wine tasting and hiking.

 

Many tours start out on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail: a car-free trail built on an abandoned railroad bed that stretches over 20 miles and has a gentle grade through scenic fields and forests.

 

Best Times for a Bike Tour in the Willamette Valley

 

The best months for a biking vacation in the Willamette Valley are from May through September, when the temperatures are pleasantly warm and the risk of rainfall much lower.  Spring and fall are still great for bicycle touring vacations, but you need to be prepared for gentle rain and lower temperatures. We do not recommend cycling here in winter.

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