Idaho, USA

International Selkirk Loop Bike Tour

DURATION

7 Days

PRICE

$3,580

LEVEL

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

DAILY DISTANCE

40-80 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Biking (bikes included), hiking

INCLUDED MEALS

All except one lunch and one dinner

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

Pedal miles of scenic roads, paved bike trails, pristine scenery, and endless vistas. This is a cycling paradise! Bring your passport: since this trip follows the International Selkirk Loop, you’ll pedal from northern Washington State into southern British Columbia, Canada. Ride beside rivers and lakes and mountains: spectacular Lake Coeur d’Alene; Priest Lake and Lake Pend Oreille, tucked deep in the mountains of Idaho’s panhandle; the Bitterroot, Selkirk and Cabinet mountain ranges. Breathe deep, ride hard and soak up day after day of glorious views.

Day 01

Pedal beside the Cusick River and the million-acre Colville National Forest.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Comfort Inn

Distance

50 miles

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

The Selkirk Mountains range – pardon the pun – into eastern Washington, northern Idaho, and southeastern British Columbia. Today: Ride 50 scenic miles beside the Cusick River as it winds through Colville National Forest, a million-acre-plus legacy from Theodore Roosevelt’s presidency and home to the last remaining herd of caribou in the U.S. This ride is one of the Top 10 Scenic Routes in the Northern Rockies. Stop now and then for a handful of wild huckleberries while you count the bald eagles and savor the amazing views.

Day 02

Ride across the border to Rossland, British Columbia, home to several Olympic gold medalists.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Prestige Mountain Resort

Distance

60 miles

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Ride challenging, hilly 60-ish miles north and across the Canadian border today. Just across the border sits tiny Rossland. Thousands of skiers and snowboarders descend on its Red Mountain Resort each winter – some with names you’ll recognize: Dallas Drake, retired NHL Hockey player; Kerrin Lee-Gartner, downhill skier and Nancy Greene, downhill skier and Olympic Gold medalist. Summer finds it full of wildflowers, expansive views and a giant network of technical high alpine singletrack revered by mountain bikers.

Day 03

Pedal along the border to Nelson, British Columbia, see expansive views of the Kootenay Mountain Range.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Prestige Lakeside Resort

Distance

60+ miles

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Ride 60+ miles today, from Rossland along the southern British Columbia border into the artsy cultural centre of Nelson. Once a silver mining town, then a logging town, Nelson became a haven for well-educated draft-dodgers who were willing to put down roots. Top that off with an extensive network of mountain-bike trails, rock-climbing and bouldering hotspots, and you’ve got a smart, hip and very fit population. Plus a great brewery.

Day 04

Hop a ferry. Back on land, ride to Creston, BC via Kootenay Lake = 65 miles of spectacular.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Prestige Lakeside Resort

Distance

65 miles

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

This morning, hop aboard a ferry to sail from Nelson to Creston across Kootenay Lake, tucked between the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges. It’s one of the largest lakes in the province, home to largemouth bass, Dolly Varden trout, and Kokanee salmon. There were no paved roads into this spectacular region until the mid-1960s. Watch for the Boswell Glass House – built entirely of bottles! – and spectacular views of the Kokanee Glacier. This afternoon, shuttle back across the border to Sand Point, Idaho.

Day 05

Explore Sandpoint, Idaho. USA Today named it the nation's "Most Beautiful Small Town."

Meals

– Breakfast

Lodging

Edgewater Resort

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Surrounded by the Selkirk, Cabinet, and Bitterroot ranges, Sandpoint is home to Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, Idaho’s second-largest after Sun Valley. Ride, hike, golf, fish, go rock climbing: take your pick from a bevy of options today. Lunch and dinner are on your own today.

Day 06

Ride south: quiet, scenic roads lead to the beautiful resort town of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Roosevelt Inn

Distance

65 miles

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

Sixty-five miles of scenic side roads wind south to the idyllic resort town of Coeur d’Alene. Early French-speaking fur traders called the local peoples the Coeur d’Alene (translation: “awl heart,” meaning ‘sharp-hearted’ or ‘shrewd’). Twenty-five-mile long Coeur d’Alene Lake is one of the most spectacular places in the Idaho Panhandle. It’s the perfect place to watch tonight’s sunset.

Day 07

Ride the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes before heading back to Spokane for your homeward flight.

Meals

– Breakfast

Distance

40 miles

Ability Level

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes bike path follows the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way along the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene into the Chain Lakes region and the historic Silver Valley. You won’t have time to ride the whole 73-mile stretch today but the 40 miles you will pedal today are through the most remote and scenic sections. A perfect finish to a fabulous week of cycling!

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Aug 10, 2019
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June 14, 2020
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June 21, 2020
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July 5, 2020
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Aug 9, 2020
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Aug 16, 2020
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$967
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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