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Learn to mountain bike - or hone your skills - in the gorgeous Leavenworth, Washington area! This is a 'Green' tour designed for newer or beginning riders. The eastern slopes of the Cascade Range offer smooth trail with gentle elevation profiles in gorgeous backcountry you can't get to any other way. Explore area trails perfectly suited to your skill and sense of adventure with guides certified by the International Mountain Biking Association. They are not only terrific coaches, they know the area like nobody's business. Improve your skill and confidence. Spend a day at world-class Stevens Pass Bike Park. Stay the whole time in Leavenworth, with plenty of time to check out the shops and craft brewpubs.
Note: Want more of a challenge? Check out the Mountain Bike Leavenworth 'Black' tour, designed for stronger riders.
Meet in Seattle. Hop in our van for a shuttle to Cle Elum. Get your bike dialed in, then you're off and exploring your first taste of Washington dirt.
Meet in Seattle for the 90-minute shuttle out to Cle Elum. Bikes down! Guides will fit your bike exactly to you, set up the suspension and then you're off and exploring with the best guides/coaches in the business. Today, ride the Cle Elum Ridge Trail, the perfect place for a first day test ride. Dinner tonight is at Fresh Burger in Leavenworth, where everything is made from scratch, ingredients are local and the beer is cold. Bottoms up!
Ride right out the door to explore the local trails. Lunch in town, more dirt and/or a soak in the hot tub.
Ride right out the front door to a series of trails on the edge of town. There are so many to choose from you'll never get bored. Head back into town for lunch at a local pub, then back out for more dirt. Unless you'd rather spend the afternoon in the hot tub, that is.
Ride Cashmere / Mission Ridge. Lots of downhill (and uphill, if you want it) far away from traffic and noise.
Head south of Leavenworth to the Cashmere/Mission Ridge area. Want to try some climbing? You're in luck; there's plenty here. Want to just ride downhill? Lots of that here too. Either way, spend the whole day riding the trails far from main roads, with a gourmet lunch spread ready and waiting when you are.
Stevens Pass Bike Park day. Ride the chairlift up Hogsback with your bike, then take your pick of trails down. Lift, ride, repeat.
Head to Stevens Pass Bike Park for some world-class lift-accessed riding today. A three-time Top 5 Winner in the Riders' Choice Best Bike Parks Awards, Stevens Pass offers riders "...a super-sweet assortment of gravity trails, with more in the works'" (MTBParks.com). Hop on the lift to get up the hill, then cruise down your choice of any number of trails. When you get tired, the hiking up here ain't bad either. Lunch is on your own at one of the resort's many on-site dining options.
Ride the trails west of Ellensburg, then head back to Seattle.
West of Ellensburg, en route back to Seattle, lies a maze of trails that will leave you hankering for more. Spend as much time as you like riding here today, then hop in the van for the transfer the rest of the way back. Can't bear to stop? Spend another day or two with us here in Seattle checking out some of the local trails and parks - see SeattleMountainBikeTours.com for more.
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.