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Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene; photo courtesy of Bicycle Adventures.
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Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

4 days of flat, paved bike paths through incredibly scenic countryside. Bike, hike and see why Idaho is truly the Gem State.

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A Word from our Clients
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This is a great 'first' bike trip. The Coeur d'Alene Trail is gorgeous - perhaps the prettiest trail I've ever been on.
Bob S.
Snowmass, Colorado
Great experience with like-minded folks, small groups, great lodging, good meals and accommodations. 
Janet A.
Ventura, California
I tell people all the time how much fun I have on Bicycle Adventures tours with the guides and the other people on the trips. 
Pat H.
Schaumberg, Illinois
I've done 20+ bicycle tours - all over the world and with 3 different tour companies. Idaho is definitely in my Top 5. 
David F.
Santa Barbara, California
This tour offers great rides for various levels of cyclists, and the routes are great. Good value for all you get. 
Paula M.
Carlsbad, California
This was my first trip and I loved it. Guides Catherine and Wes were very supportive, and I really enjoyed both the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and the Trail of the Hiawatha - all of it was awesome!
Laura P
Malta, Montana

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Cycling the North Idaho Centennial Trail; photo courtesy of Bicycle Adventures Picnic lunch at Cataldo Mission; photo: Bicycle Adventures Photo Jessica Lah Tunnel of Trail of the Hiawatha. Photo: Bicycle Adventures Photo: Jessica Lah Cataldo Mission, Idaho. Cataldo Mission, Idaho. Bicycle Adventures Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes bike tour. Photo: Jessica Lah

Northern Idaho: possibly the closest you'll get to heaven on a bike. Bicycle a glorious network of paved rails-to-trails paths beside rivers and lakes, through wildlife refuges and pure wilderness with nary a car in sight. Splash in the crystal waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Ride, hike - even fit in a round of golf if you wish. Stay the entire time at the grand Roosevelt Inn, a 5-story historic property that is Coeur d'Alene's oldest remaining schoolhouse This short, sweet and phenomenal trip works perfectly for those who seek flattish routes, plenty of wilderness and low-to-zero traffic.

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DAY 1

Pedal a tranquil 40 miles to Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - along the riverfront Spokane Centennial Trail and the North Idaho Centennial Trail. This afternoon: enjoy the lake!

From Spokane's Riverfront Park, ride the paved Spokane Centennial Trail beside the Spokane River to the intersection with the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Between the two, it's possible to ride from Spokane, Washington to beautiful Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, cycling for miles without seeing a car. Spend the next three nights at the grand Roosevelt Inn, originally the area's first permanent schoolhouse. Take time for a dip in the lake before dinner - it's just a short walk from the inn. 

DAY 2

The Hiawatha Trail: ride over the rivers and through the woods on what was once touted as 'one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the country.'

Another fantastic rails-to-trails project, the Route of the Hiawatha Trail was originally hailed as one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the country. When the Milwaukee Railroad was operating, the trains traversed through 11 tunnels and over 9 trestles, covering a route across the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana. The "Route of the Hiawatha" is most famous for the long St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel which burrows for 8771 ft. (1.66 miles) under the Bitterroot Mountains at the state line. Enjoy the stellar views on a blissfully car-free day! 

DAY 3

From the Cataldo Mission, bike the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and cruise the shores of the lake.

Ride from the oldest standing building in Idaho - the Cataldo Mission, established in the early 1840s - to The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. A former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way, today's paved trail was originally a path traveled by the Coeur d'Alene Indians. Ultimately it became a rail line carrying silver and lead ore from mines in Mullan, Burke and Kellogg to terminals on the Palouse prairie from 1887 to 1992; today it's worth its weight in gold as a scenic bikeway. Pedal through old growth forest, beneath mountain vistas and beside the shores of glorious Lake Coeur d'Alene. 

DAY 4

Explore a bit more of the lake hailed by National Geographic as 'one of the world's most beautiful.'

Continue exploring the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene by bike. Once described by National Geographic as one of the five most beautiful lakes in the world - and boasting 109 miles of shoreline - we’ve only just rippled the surface. Spot bald eagles hunting kokanee in the lake’s sparkling waters. Soak up the friendly small-town charm of Coeur d’Alene before heading back to Spokane. 

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Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Trip Details

Included Activities

Biking (bikes included), hiking

Days

4 days - Sunday to Wednesday

Levels

All Levels

Meals

All meals included except 1 dinner

Daily Mileage

Standard route: average 30, range 25 – 50

Start/Finish

Spokane, Washington

Lodging

Roosevelt Inn

2017 Departures

June 11. June 25. July 2. July 9. July 16. August 6.

2018 Departures

June 10. June 24. July 1. July 8. July 15. August 5.

Price

$2,362

Traveling Alone?

Single Room

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.

SINGLE ROOM UPGRADE FOR THIS TOUR:

$637

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