Oregon, USA

Hells Canyon Bike Tour

DURATION

6 Days

PRICE

$2,998

LEVEL

All Levels

DAILY DISTANCE

30-85 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Biking (bikes included), Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Wallowa Lake Tram ride

INCLUDED MEALS

Included: All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Discover and explore what we ultimately strive for in a cycling vacation–which is to simply “Pedal Happy”.

Ride parts of Oregon’s Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway through the high plains and deep canyons of eastern Oregon. Explore historic inns, surprising taverns, and a delicious chocolate factory. Bicycle from open prairie vistas and serene farmland into the staggering beauty of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness. Marvel at alpine lakes surrounded by the magnificent peaks of the Wallowa Range. Take a tramway to the top of Mount Howard. Ride deep into Oregon’s Hells Canyon.

Day 01

Ride peaceful farm roads along part of Oregon's Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

The Landing Hotel

Ability Level

All Levels

Note: Oregon’s ‘Scenic Bikeways’ lead through Oregon’s best scenic, historic, natural and cultural areas. Their wide lanes, cyclist-friendly businesses, and special amenities represent an enormous investment in bicycle tourism. Scenic Bikeways make for a welcoming experience – as you’ll see on this tour.

Meet us in Boise. Hop in the van for a shuttle to Baker City. Bicycle past rural farms and rolling hills along part of the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway. Ride to Medical Springs, a near ghost town where a natural hot spring at one time hosted a steam bath used by the Native American population, then a resort (built by Abraham Lincoln’s cousin) featuring an Olympic-sized pool fed by the hot springs. Continue riding into the rolling hill country as the scenery changes from farmland to ponderosa pine forest. Enjoy a descent through narrow canyons and along beautiful Catherine Creek. Tonight, stay at The Landing Hotel in La Grande, Oregon.

Day 02

Ride beside the Wallowa River into Eagle Cap Wilderness, at the feet of the Wallowa Mountains.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Wallowa Lake Lodge

Ability Level

All Levels

Van to the quiet side of the hills this morning. Ride beside the Wallowa River as it curves beside the northern mountains of Oregon’s Columbia Plateau. Closer to today’s destination, the roads open out into farmland with tiny glimpses of Eagle Cap Peak. Come around a corner, and – ta-daa! You’re suddenly in full glorious view of Wallowa Lake and the Eagle Cap Wilderness, with Chief Joseph Mountain towering over you along with its neighbors: 30 peaks topping out over 8,000 feet. Stop for a photo or maybe a dozen. Ride the lakeshore to tonight’s lodging at Wallowa Lake Lodge. Watch for deer and eagles. Spend the next two nights enjoying spectacular views of the Wallowa Mountains and the tall pines.

Day 03

Explore Joseph, zoom up the Wallowa Lake Tramway, tandem paraglide, canoe, or go on a brewpub tour.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Wallowa Lake Lodge

Ability Level

All Levels

Take today off. (This place is too good to miss.) Ride the Wallowa Lake Tramway – possibly the easiest way to climb 3,700 feet! Swim, hike, try tandem paragliding or rent a canoe or paddleboard. Head over to the art-rich town of Joseph to shop, visit museums or the chocolate factory. Check out one of the several breweries. Or spend the day in peace by the lodge watching the deer on the lawn.

Day 04

Downhill to tiny Imnaha for lunch at a hidden treasure of a tavern.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Wallowa Lake Lodge

Distance

30 miles

Ability Level

All Levels

Bicycle 30 miles of smooth bends and curves, descending into the tiny town of Imnaha. This morning’s ride is all downhill. Enjoy lunch at a beautiful local tavern, then either hop in the van for a boost back up to Wallowa Lake – or pedal back to the top. If you’d rather stay put in Joseph than ride, there’s still plenty to keep you entertained for another day.

Day 05

Ride into Hells Canyon Wilderness on the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Pine Valley Lodge

Ability Level

All Levels

Ride from Joseph into the Hells Canyon Wilderness today. Climb the high Wallowa Mountain Loop / Hells Canyon Scenic Byway to the Hells Canyon Overlook. Have a look at the deepest river gorge in North America. (More incredible photos!) Ride down to the river at the bottom. Stay tonight at Pine Valley Lodge.

Day 06

Ride from Halfway to a rugged remote stretch of Hells Canyon few will ever ride.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Ability Level

All Levels

Wake up to a wonderful breakfast and find your bike ready by the white picket fence. Today’s ride will take us deep into Hells Canyon. Leave Halfway and pedal (or coast) all the way down to the Snake River. Cross the bridge into Idaho and enjoy a nearly pancake-flat ride along the banks of the Snake into a rugged and remote location of Hells Canyon where we will cross a dam and see what the natural flow of the river looked like before dams. Wild! Oh yeah, there is one climb you won’t soon forget, but it’s somewhat short and very scenic. This stretch of road is so quiet and free of traffic you will have plenty of time to reflect on your week circumnavigating the Wallowa Mountain Range and plummeting to the depths of Hells Canyon.

Dates
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July 19, 2020
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$2,998
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Aug 2, 2020
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Single Supplement
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$809
As an optional extra, a person traveling solo or 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.

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