Discover its Natural Wonders


Discover its Natural Wonders


Discover its Natural Wonders


Discover its Natural Wonders


Discover its Natural Wonders

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Columbia River Gorge Bike Tours


The Columbia River Gorge and Mount Hood are immense in both size and beauty. The Gorge was carved by the second largest river in North America and, along this stretch, is fed by many spectacular waterfalls.


The Gorge is also home to the car-free Historic Columbia River Highway – one of Bicycling magazine’s best rides.  In the background, Mount Hood provides a stunning, snow-capped backdrop to the tour.


The mountains make this destination perfect for intermediate and advanced bicycle touring. Those looking to visit some world-class wineries might combine this tour with our Willamette Valley bike tour.


The gateway city is Portland, Oregon – America’s most bicycle-friendly city.


Bike Touring in the Columbia River Gorge


This region of Oregon is dominated by the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. However, in addition to stunning alpine scenery you’ll ride past pear farms and bucolic cherry orchards.


The trip starts out circumnavigating Mount Hood; a ride that includes a long scenic descent in the Hood River Valley past vineyards and fruit farms. The trip ends in the spectacular Columbia River Gorge home to magnificent waterfalls and lush forests. In the Gorge you ride on the Historic Columbia River Highway, described by Bicycling magazine as one of the best bicycle rides in America.


You’ll stay in small towns including Hood River described by Outside magazine as one of the Best Towns in America and an international destination for windsurfers. Optional activities include windsurfing, kayaking, kite surfing and whitewater rafting.


Best Times for a Bike Tour in the Columbia River Gorge


The best months for a biking vacation in the Columbia Gorge are from June through September, when the temperatures are pleasantly warm and the risk of rainfall much lower. Spring and fall are still great for bicycle tour vacations, but you need to be prepared for gentle rain and lower temperatures (avoiding the climb over the shoulder of Mt. Hood will also keep you drier and warmer). We do not recommend touring here in winter.

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Willamette Valley Wine Country and the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge

2018 Oregon Guided Tour