Idaho, USA

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

DURATION

5 Days

PRICE

$2,798

LEVEL

All Levels

DAILY DISTANCE

25-50 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included) on the Trail of the Hiawatha, Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, and Centennial Trail

INCLUDED MEALS

All breakfasts and lunches. One dinner on your own.

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

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 one night in downtown Spokane and three nights at the grand Roosevelt Inn, a 5-story historic property that is Coeur d’Alene’s oldest remaining schoolhouse. This tour is perfect for those who want flattish routes, plenty of wilderness and low-to-zero traffic.

Day 01

Follow the Centennial Trail downriver from the city center along one of the most scenic stretches of the Spokane River.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

-Courtyard Marriott Downtown Spokane

Distance

37 miles

Ability Level

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Starting in Riverfront Park downtown, we’ve barely clipped into our pedals before the excitement begins. Our first stop is dramatic Spokane Falls, which sits in the heart of downtown. Stare at the waters rushing below you before they plunge over the falls and you are guaranteed to get a little dizzy. The thunder of the crashing waters completely overwhelms the background noise of the city, and the rising mist and spray offer cooling refreshment on a hot summer day. A couple of miles of mostly quiet city streets takes us to the trail “proper”. Below the falls, the Spokane River first meanders, and then plunges through and past a series of basalt gorges and outcroppings. The trail sits above the river on the south side, offering great views. Ride out and back on the trail (or just one way) with a stop at one of the prettiest parks along the river. Save some time before dinner. When you return to the Courtyard by Marriott you will likely want to wander Spokane’s historic downtown district as well as explore, relax and people-watch in Riverfront Park.

Day 02

Pedal the tranquil Centennial Trail and the North Idaho Centennial Trail. This afternoon: enjoy the lake!

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Roosevelt Inn

Distance

40 Miles

Ability Level

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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 03

The Hiawatha Trail: 'one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the country.'

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Lodging

Roosevelt Inn

Distance

15 miles

Ability Level

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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 04

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

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Roosevelt Inn

Distance

46 miles

Ability Level

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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 05

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

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Ability Level

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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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