Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Level: Novice / Advanced
Terrain: Rolling / Hilly
On this Oregon Bike Tour you’ll ride through Oregon’s iconic Northern coastline and scenic Willamette Valley. On this exclusive journey, you’ll visit historic Astoria, breathtaking Cannon Beach, Nature’s Playground on the Oregon Coast: Tillamook, along with rides through the Willamette Valley’s rolling hills and vineyards. This epic Oregon Coast Bike Tour will be capped off with a visit to Oregon’s state capital, Salem, and an opportunity to bike out to a hidden gem in Oregon, Silver Falls State Park hiking by ten breathtaking waterfalls.
Day 1: Welcome to Oregon (30-35 miles) We’ll transfer from Portland to Astoria, sitting at the mouth of the Columbia River this small town is where Lewis & Clark spent the last winter of their expedition west before returning home. We’ll set out on a beautiful ride along the banks of the Columbia River to Fort Stevens State Park where you can see the mighty Columbia River meet the Pacific Ocean and explore the bike trails within the park. After our ride we will discuss logistics and raise a toast towards a great week ahead at our dinner in downtown Astoria. Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Astoria to Cannon Beach to Tillamook (60-65 miles) This morning on our Oregon bike tour we will visit Lewis & Clark National Historical Park to get insight into this epic expedition and their home at Fort Clatsop during the winter of 1805. Afterwards we will continue along the Lewis & Clark River on a beautifully forested road to Seaside, Oregon for lunch. Our ride this afternoon will take us along the coast to Cannon Beach and through a number of state parks with stops along the way to take in the amazing scenery and snap some photos before arriving in Tillamook. Depending on what time we arrive we may be able to visit the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Tillamook to Lincoln City (55-60 miles) As we continue down the Oregon coast we will ride on the Three Capes Scenic Route full of spectacular vistas and Oregon’s shortest lighthouse at Cape Meares. You are free to grab lunch on the go in Pacific City and ride out to Bob Straub State Park to enjoy your lunch on the beach. In the afternoon we will ride through a National Wildlife Refuge and National Forest before arriving in Lincoln City for two nights. Later tonight we’ll gather for another group dinner. Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 4: Take a Hike (Optional hike(s): Up to 8 miles) Set aside the bikes and explore both the coastal and interior sections of Siuslaw National Forest. In the morning the group will head to Drift Creek Falls for a three-mile round-trip hike to a 65-foot waterfall including a 240-foot suspension bridge. After lunch in Lincoln City we will head to the coast for the Hart’s Cove trail to enjoy breathtaking views along this five-mile round-trip hike to this seaside cove featuring a waterfall falling into the Pacific Ocean. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Lunch
Day 5: Lincoln City through Willamette Valley to Salem (60-65 miles) We will make our way from the Oregon coast through the Willamette Valley into Oregon’s state capital, Salem. We will stop along the way for a lunch at Left Coast Cellars, sitting on 1000 acres of beautiful vineyards and ancient oaks, followed by a ride and possible short hike in Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge. After we arrive take the afternoon to relax and wander the historic streets of Salem including the gorgeous grounds around the state capitol building and stop by one of the many tasty restaurants for dinner independently. Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 6: Silver Falls State Park (50-55 miles) One of the hidden secrets of Northern Oregon is Silver Falls State Park. Our ride this morning is about 25 miles out to the park through rolling hills as you head east from Salem. Once we reach the park you will have the option enjoying your packed lunch on a 3, 5, or 7-mile hike passing by up to 10 waterfalls. After our exploration in Silver Falls State Park we will return to Salem for a farewell dinner and share the highlights and memories made. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7: Ride around the Vineyards (25 miles) We will hop on our bikes one last time as part of our Oregon bike tour to ride through the valley to Willamette Mission State Park and back to Salem. We will have an opportunity to shower and pack up before we grab lunch together we will drive north to catch evening flights from Portland. Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Holiday Inn Express in Astoria, OR – 1 night In Astoria, Oregon, history and culture glisten from the banks of the Columbia River. The Astoria Column beckons you to stop in at America’s oldest settlement west of the Rockies. Located beneath the Astoria-Megler Bridge and near the intersection of Highways 101, 30 and 26, the waterfront Holiday Inn Express Astoria hotel is perfect for folks traveling this scenic stretch of the US.
Garibaldi House in Tillamook, OR – 1 night Get front-row access to the nature and adventures of the Oregon Coast. Stay in the center of Garibaldi, a quaint maritime village at the edge of Tillamook Bay, home to some of the best fishing on the West Coast. Stroll the soft sand shoreline of Rockaway Beach, kayak along Tillamook Bay, or nibble on creamy delights at Tillamook Cheese Factory. With complimentary Wifi and a robust complimentary breakfast buffet, the Garibaldi House is the perfect getaway to discover the Oregon Coast.
Inn at Wecoma in Lincoln City, OR – 2 nights Welcome to the only contemporary hotel in Lincoln City that offers five-star service at a two-star price. We look forward to greeting you like family, with smiling faces and fresh baked cookies.
DoubleTree in Salem, OR – 2 nights On arrival, indulge in a freshly baked DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie straight from the oven. Make yourself at home in one of our comfortable guest rooms or suites. Start your morning with our Wake-up DoubleTree Breakfast buffet featuring a wide selection of hot breakfast.
PRICING & INCLUSIONS
- Lodging as outlined in lodging section above based on double occupancy
- Meals as noted in itinerary above
- Non-optional activities as outlined in itinerary above
- Ride-friendly snacks and beverages throughout each day
- Hybrid or alloy road bike rental – carbon road bike or E-bike available for an upgrade fee
- Services of professional trip leader(s)
- Van support during the trip & porterage service
- Black Sheep Adventures reusable water bottle, wool (baaaah) socks & luggage tags
TRIP PRICE EXCLUDES:
- Pre & post tour travel
- Alcoholic beverages
- Optional activities such as spa treatments
- Gratuities for your BSA guides
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