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Oregonís Willamette Valley wine region is home to 500+ wineries. Just 45 minutes southwest of Portland, it's one of the world's premier Pinot Noir-producing regions, holding 2016's 'Wine Region of the Year' award from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. On this most romantic tour, explore the tranquil back roads, covered bridges and vineyards of this enchanting area. Itís also ideal for those with differing ability levels or who have limited vacation time. Mouthwatering dining and impeccable lodging, plus a few delightful surprises, make this tour truly special.
Note: Lodging arrangements at Youngberg Hill make this trip ideal for couples.
Meet in Portland, Oregon. Ride from award winning Anne Amie Vineyards to Willakenzie Estate.
Meet in Portland. Shuttle to the town of Newburg for a bike fitting. Head out on peaceful rural roads to Willakenzie Estate winery near Yamhill, known as much for its lovely grounds as its wine. After a leisurely lunch and wine tasting at Anne Amie Vineyards, shuttle south to award-winning Youngberg Hill, your home for the week. This is truly a special place of luxury and romance: sumptuous rooms boast stunning views of the vineyards and hillsides; some offer fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Take time to stroll through the 50 acre working estate and vineyards.
Ride to world-class Lawrence Gallery, showcase of fine Pacific Northwest art. After lunch at a winery, it's on to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum.
After feasting on the innís tasty breakfast, bicycle from the inn downhill to the valley floor, stopping at the Lawrence Gallery, an award-winning art center known to collectors and artists around the world. Continue cruising through farmland to another winery for lunch. Hop in the van for a shuttle back to Youngberg Hill, stopping at the Evergreen Aviation Museum for a look at Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose, a spy plane, and more than 75 historical aircraft.
Savor the offerings on a tour of the Willamette Valleyís finest wineries. Explore turn-of-the-century McMinnville.
Today, enjoy a van tour of some of the best and most interesting wineries in the area, with plenty of time for tasting at each (if you prefer to bicycle, thatís an option as well.) Have lunch at a delightful cafť in old-town McMinnville and take time to explore its art galleries and boutique shops.
Ride a peaceful road curving along the banks of the Willamette River to Champoeg State Heritage Area. Time for a final toast and delightful picnic lunch before heading back to Portland.
Ride south through the relatively flat Willamette Valley this morning, past fields of nursery stock, over covered bridges and along peaceful roads. Cross the Willamette River on a small ferry to pedal north through fertile farmland to Champoeg State Heritage Area, once a pioneer town, for a finale celebration and lunch among the oaks and ash trees. Then hop into the van for the shuttle back to Portland.
As an optional extra, a person traveling solo on any inn-to-inn trip may reserve a room for his or her exclusive use. This will guarantee you a private room and private bath every night. Unlike other tour companies, if you're willing to share a room, there is no extra charge for coming solo, no matter when you sign up for the tour - even if you wind up with a private room by default.