The Beauty of Oregon Waterfalls

Cycling tour destinations all over the world offer a variety of different iconic scenery. Holland has its tulips, Provence its lavender, Tuscany its vineyards and cypress trees along the Val d’ Orcia. However, when looking to ride closer to home, Oregon offers a natural beauty all its own…waterfalls.

The Columbia River Gorge in Oregon is a stunning natural wonder that offers breathtaking views of waterfalls, lush forests, and stunning scenery. For those who enjoy cycling, touring the Columbia River Gorge is an unforgettable experience and described by Bicycling magazine as one of the best rides in the U.S. With its scenic roads and well-maintained bike trails, the area is a perfect destination for cyclists who want to explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on two-wheels.

One of the highlights of cycling in the Columbia River Gorge is its numerous waterfalls. These waterfalls are some of the tallest and most picturesque in the world, and are easily accessible from the road. The Columbia River Highway, a historic road that runs along the river, provides fantastic views of the waterfalls and the surrounding landscape with minimal and slow vehicular traffic to contend with.

Some of the most popular waterfalls to visit while cycling in the Columbia River Gorge include Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. Multnomah Falls, with its 620-foot drop, is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon and is a must-visit for anyone touring the Gorge. Horsetail Falls is another stunning waterfall that is easily accessible from the road and is a great spot for a picnic or a short hike. Bridal Veil Falls is a beautiful waterfall that is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the extra effort to see.

Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, the Columbia River Gorge is a fantastic destination for cycling and touring. With its stunning waterfalls and other natural beauty, it is an unforgettable experience that should not be missed.

So, pack your bags, grab your bike, and head to the Columbia River Gorge for an adventure you will never forget or request a LifeCycle Adventures itinerary here and let us help!