Oregon Bike Tours - Lizard Head Cycling Guides
   
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Oregon Bike Tours

Lizard Head Cycling Guides offers four very different Oregon bike tours in the Pacific North West, each with their own unique take on a state renowned for it’s world class cycling.

First, we offer the Willamette Valley Bike Tour which covers the upper to middle portion of the verdant Willamette Valley of northwest Oregon, a region known for world class wineries, farm fresh foods, and it’s easy going and gentle cycling terrain. This tour is geared towards intermediate cyclists looking for a relaxing and leisurely Oregon cycling tour.

Second, we offer the Columbia River Gorge Bike Tour which takes you along the Columbia River Gorge from the lush rain forest environment near Portland up to the near arid high desert region above Hood River along more aggressive terrain. This tour is geared towards intermediate to advanced cyclists looking for more climbing and more diverse terrain.

Third, we offer the Wallowa Mountains Bike Tour to alpine mountaintops, along the raging Snake River, through Hells Canyon (North America’s deepest river gorge), high into the Wallowa Mountains and through ghost towns, bustling villages, and the painted hills of ancient fossil beds in between. This tour is geared towards intermediate to advanced cyclists looking fair amounts of climbing along remote back country roads.

And finally, we offer our most challenging Oregon tour, The Cascade Cols, which takes you up to some of the most highest passes and elevations in the Cascade Mountain Range in the southeast region of the state including Crater Lake and McKenzie Pass. This tour is geared towards more advanced cyclists looking for a more challenging yet rewarding cycling tour.

Please see below for a brief synopsis of each tour and please feel free to contact us for more information. We can even combine any two of these tours to make an epic 2-week grand tour of Oregon. Please inquire!

Oregon Bike Tours: Highlights

Willamette Valley Bike Tour

Willamette Valley Bike Tour

Columbia River Gorge Bike Tour

Cascade Cols Bike Tour

Willamette Valley Bike Tour: Overview & Itinerary

Our Willamette Valley Oregon Bike Tour offers miles and miles of quiet rural roads along gentle rolling terrain weaving through the farmlands and vineyards of the fertile Willamette Valley. The tour includes multiple vineyards, superb lodging and quiet roads such as the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway.

The Willamette Valley is a quality wine producing region on par with California (but far less known). Enjoy great riding and wine on the Willamette Valley Tour.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides offers this tour with 5-Day and 6-Day itineraries.

Vineyards in the Willamette Valley

Beautiful roads, beautiful skies

Beautiful roads, beautiful skies

Tour Dates

Potential tour dates are listed below and not all tour dates will run. Lock in your preferred tour date early as unopened tour dates will be closed. Please see the Winter/Spring/Autumn Tour Calendar and the Summer Tour Calendar for confirmed departures. Any unopened date can be a Custom Week (9 riders required). Please contact us via email or call 970.728.5891

To easily register for a particular tour, please click the Book Now! link after the tour date listed below. This will select the tour name and the appropriate date on the registration form.

NOTE: The 5-Day and 6-Day tours can run concurrently. The 5-Day tour will start from McMinnville one day after the 6-Day tour. Please note on the registration form if you are signing up for the 5-Day tour.

2024 Willamette Valley Tour Dates

Tour Status Notes: NO STATUS = Date Set, no riders have signed up. TOUR OPENED = Tour Opened, rider minimums not met. TOUR A GO! = Tour is Go, rider minimums met. SOLD OUT = Tour Full, rider maximums met.

Why Should you Sign-Up Now and OPEN a Tour Date?
This is the proverbial chicken and the egg conundrum! We need our cyclists to first commit to the date that works for them so that we can commit to that date.

For starters, when you OPEN a date you get to pick your preferred departure date, and there is no penalty if the tour does not run. Once you pick your tour date, Lizard Head closes nearby dates and funnels all additional riders to your chosen date until the tour meets its 6 rider minimum.

BONUS: As an added bonus, we can also hold a spot for you on another tour date of your choosing. There is no fee to switch to another tour date.

In conclusion, if you want a tour to run, we need you to sign up and not wait for others to do the same! Waiting for others may mean that a tour date takes longer or does not confirm. Just Do It! Once a few riders jump into the proverbial waters, others will follow!

Basic Overview

Reptile Rewards

Starting & Ending Town for 6-Day Tour: Portland, Oregon (Portland International Airport – PDX)

Starting & Ending Town for 5-Day Tour: McMinnville, Oregon. Guests can drive to McMinnville and leave their car for the duration of the tour. Guests can also fly into Portland International Airport (PDX), but will need to secure a shuttle to McMinnville before the start of the 5-day tour. Lizard Head can shuttle you back to Portland at the end of the tour.

Tour Length: 6-Days Cycling/5-Nights Lodging or 5-Days Cycling/4-Nights Lodging

Mileage Options: 225 to 310 Miles, 6-Day. (Can I keep up on this tour?)

Ability Levels: Intermediate (2/3) , Upper Intermediate (3) – to Advanced Cyclists. Mostly rolling terrain with a few short climbs.

6-Day Tour Cost: $3,350 per person with shared accommodations. Add $495 per person to this Tour Cost for a private room each night of the tour (5-Nights).

5-Day Tour Cost: $2,860 per person with shared accommodations. Add $395 per person to this Tour Cost for a private room each night of the tour (4-Nights).

Tour Discounts: Please see our Reptile Rewards & Tour Discounts page to learn more about Reptile Rewards, Tour Discounts, and Group Discounts. Tour discounts are not stackable with any other discounts or promotions – only the highest valued discount is provided. Please note that for discounts to apply the tour minimum must be met.

Tour Includes: 5 or 6-Days guide service, 4 or 5-Nights lodging (based on tour length), all meals (except 2 dinners), forest service & entrance fees, energy food, liquid refreshments, in-tour shuttles, and mechanical support. Alcoholic beverages, bike rental, and massage (if available) are additional.

6-Day Tour with 5-Nights Lodging: (subject to change)

5-Day Tour with 4-Nights Lodging: (subject to change)

Road Bike Rentals

NOTE: The make, model, and specifications of rental bikes may differ from what is described below. Please contact us if you have any specific needs for a rental bike or have any questions about rental bikes.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides is proud to rent Scott Bikes. The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.

The Scott Addict 10 Disc features: Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2x11 Drivetrain, 34x32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)

Learn more about our Rental Bikes and Equipment

Road E-Bike Rentals: Click Here for more information on our Road E-Bike Rentals including pricing. Please note that E-Bikes are not available for certain tours including those that involve camping. Please contact us for more information before registering for a tour. NOTE: E-Bikes are great, but our tours are designed to be ridden without motorized assistance. We offer "bumps" along the road so that everyone can stay together.

Tandems and Recumbents: Lizard Head Cycling Guides happily accommodates both tandem and recumbent bikes on our tours.

If you have any further questions, please read more on our Rental Bikes FAQ page. You can also email us at info@lizardheadcyclingguides.com or call us at 970.728.5891

Overall Route Map

Below is an example of the daily routes for this tour and are subject to change based on season, available accommodations, road closures, and other factors. The actual routes will be made available to registered participants before their tour, so please view these routes as a general outline as to what to expect.

Sample 6-Day Itinerary*

*PLEASE NOTE: Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations, road construction, road closures, and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. Also, the distances and elevation profiles shown below may not reflect the actual distances and elevations while on tour as these are provided here to give an idea as to the anticipated mileage and terrain. Please view this itinerary, the distances, and elevation profiles as a general outline as to what to expect while on this tour.

NOTE: The 6-Day/5-Night itinerary is shown below. The 5-Day/4-Night itinerary eliminates Day 1 and follows Days 2 through 6.

  • Day 1 – Vernonia to McMinnville (55 miles): After our morning meeting, we shuttle from Portland to start riding near the town of Veronia where Day 1’s route travels south along the beautiful Banks-Vernonia State Trail. This route is free from cars and deep in the lush Oregon forest as it winds it way into the most Northern region of the Willamette Valley past farms, fields, orchards, and vineyards. Beautiful! There will be aid stations throughout the morning and then in the early afternoon there is a stop at Soter Vineyard to sample some of the fine wines produced in this region and to enjoy lunch. After our late lunch and wine tasting, there is a short shuttle to our lodging in McMinnville, Oregon at the famous McMenamins Hotel Oregon.

    55 miles +1,710 feet / -1,940 feet

  • Day 2 – McMinnville to Silverton (46 miles): We start riding directly from the Hotel Oregon in McMinnville and weave our way through the farmlands and vineyards of the fertile Willamette Valley. Early in our ride we stop to check out Erratic Rock State Natural Site which consists of a 90-ton glacial rock that was deposited from over 500 miles away during an Ice Age flood. This day will be a relatively easy one as the riding is primarily along the floor of the Willamette Valley on low-trafficked rural roads with little elevation change… well, except for a little “lump” in the middle. Don’t worry it is only a short 650-foot climb of interest. We then cross the Willamette River by taking the Wheatland Ferry and have lunch in Willamette Mission State Park. Post lunch the final miles take us across the verdant valley floor to end at Benedictine Brewery for some well deserved post-ride celebratory brews. The day ends with a quick shuttle to Silverton Inn & Suites in Silverton, Oregon which will be our lodging for the next two nights.

    46 miles +1,665 feet / -1,580 feet

  • Day 3 – Silver Falls State Park (36 miles): On this day, enjoy a small taste of the mountains on a leisurely morning loop ride to Silver Falls State Park. Lunch will be enjoyed at the park and be sure to take a hike afterwards to explore several of the amazing waterfalls. We’ll pack comfortable hiking or walking shoes into the support van before departing for the ride. We end the day back in Silverton for another relaxing evening at the Silverton Inn & Suites.

    35 miles +2,770 feet / -2,770 feet

  • Day 4 – Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway (55 miles/EFI 70 miles): Starting from delightful downtown Salem, our destination today is to Corvallis, Oregon. The route along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway and along the banks of the Willamette River is lush and peaceful. Our ride ends in Corvallis, Oregon which offers a vibrant beer, wine, and restaurant scene. There exists an optional E.F.I. (Every Freaking Inch) route of 70 miles for those wanting to get in more miles by riding early morning from Silverton, Oregon to the standard ride start in Salem, Oregon.

    55 miles +1,345 feet / -1,280 feet

  • Day 5 – Southern Willamette Valley (47 miles): Enjoy a mostly flat ride continuing along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway in the morning, cross the Willamette River, and finally through a bit of the undulating terrain of the western Oregon coastal mountain range. Today’s winery stop is at the lovely Tyee Wine Cellars located on the scenic Buchanan Family Century Farm which was founded over 130 years ago in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Here we will have lunch and savor the fine Pinots, Gewürztraminers, and Chardonnays. Post lunch is a short shuttle back to Corvallis to enjoy the final evening of our tour.

    47 miles +965 feet / -935 feet

  • Day 6 – Corvallis to McMinnville (45 miles): On the last day, we will pedal one last time north through the Willamette Valley and enjoy a fantastic farewell lunch at the Bryn Mawr Winery. This day will be a relatively easy one as the riding is primarily along the floor of the Willamette Valley on low-trafficked rural roads with little elevation change with the exception of some minor “undulations” towards the end of our ride. After lunch at Bryn Mawr Winery, the tour ends with a shuttle back to Portland. Well done!

    45 miles +2,560 feet / -2,000 feet

 

Columbia River Gorge Bike Tour: Overview & Itinerary

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge is a canyon of the Columbia River offering exceptional cycling and recreational opportunities along its remote, hilly terrain with its magnificent scenery, lush rain forests, abundant waterfalls and majestic views of the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Portland and even as far as Mt. Rainer and Mt. Saint Helens in adjacent Washington State. Orchards and wineries abound in this verdant growing region.

The Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge

Mt. Hood as seen from Lost Lake

Mt. Hood as seen from Lost Lake

Tour Dates

Potential tour dates are listed below and not all tour dates will run. Lock in your preferred tour date early as unopened tour dates will be closed. Please see the Winter/Spring/Autumn Tour Calendar and the Summer Tour Calendar for confirmed departures. Any unopened date can be a Custom Week (9 riders required). Please contact us via email or call 970.728.5891

To easily register for a particular tour, please click the Book Now! link after the tour date listed below. This will select the tour name and the appropriate date on the registration form.

2024 Columbia River Gorge Tour Dates

Tour Status Notes: NO STATUS = Date Set, no riders have signed up. TOUR OPENED = Tour Opened, rider minimums not met. TOUR A GO! = Tour is Go, rider minimums met. SOLD OUT = Tour Full, rider maximums met.

Why Should you Sign-Up Now and OPEN a Tour Date?
This is the proverbial chicken and the egg conundrum! We need our cyclists to first commit to the date that works for them so that we can commit to that date.

For starters, when you OPEN a date you get to pick your preferred departure date, and there is no penalty if the tour does not run. Once you pick your tour date, Lizard Head closes nearby dates and funnels all additional riders to your chosen date until the tour meets its 6 rider minimum.

BONUS: As an added bonus, we can also hold a spot for you on another tour date of your choosing. There is no fee to switch to another tour date.

In conclusion, if you want a tour to run, we need you to sign up and not wait for others to do the same! Waiting for others may mean that a tour date takes longer or does not confirm. Just Do It! Once a few riders jump into the proverbial waters, others will follow!

Basic Overview

Reptile Rewards

Starting & Ending Town: Portland, Oregon (Portland International Airport – PDX)

Tour Length: 5-Days Cycling/4-Nights Lodging (Our standard tour provides 5-Days of cycling with an option for a 4-Day tour. The option for the tour length is determined when a tour is originally opened by a guest.)

Total Miles: 200 to 250 Miles, 5-Day. (Can I keep up on this tour?)

Ability Levels: Upper Intermediate (3) , Advanced (3/4) – Several long climbs to higher elevations.

Tour Cost: $2,860 per person with shared accommodations. Add $495 per person to this Tour Cost for a private room each night of the tour (4-Nights).

Tour Discounts: Please see our Reptile Rewards & Tour Discounts page to learn more about Reptile Rewards, Tour Discounts, and Group Discounts. Tour discounts are not stackable with any other discounts or promotions – only the highest valued discount is provided. Please note that for discounts to apply the tour minimum must be met.

Standard 5-Day Tour Includes: 5-Days guide service, 4-nights lodging, all meals (except 2 dinners), forest service fees, energy food, liquid refreshments, in-tour shuttles, and mechanical support. Alcoholic beverages, bike rental, and massage (if available) are additional.

4-Nights of Lodging: (subject to change)

Road Bike Rentals

NOTE: The make, model, and specifications of rental bikes may differ from what is described below. Please contact us if you have any specific needs for a rental bike or have any questions about rental bikes.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides is proud to rent Scott Bikes. The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.

The Scott Addict 10 Disc features: Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2x11 Drivetrain, 34x32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)

Learn more about our Rental Bikes and Equipment

Road E-Bike Rentals: Click Here for more information on our Road E-Bike Rentals including pricing. Please note that E-Bikes are not available for certain tours including those that involve camping. Please contact us for more information before registering for a tour. NOTE: E-Bikes are great, but our tours are designed to be ridden without motorized assistance. We offer "bumps" along the road so that everyone can stay together.

Tandems and Recumbents: Lizard Head Cycling Guides happily accommodates both tandem and recumbent bikes on our tours.

If you have any further questions, please read more on our Rental Bikes FAQ page. You can also email us at info@lizardheadcyclingguides.com or call us at 970.728.5891

Overall Route Map

Below is an example of the daily routes for this tour and are subject to change based on season, available accommodations, road closures, and other factors. The actual routes will be made available to registered participants before their tour, so please view these routes as a general outline as to what to expect.

Sample 5-Day Itinerary*

*PLEASE NOTE: Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations, road construction, road closures, and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. Also, the distances and elevation profiles shown below may not reflect the actual distances and elevations while on tour as these are provided here to give an idea as to the anticipated mileage and terrain. Please view this itinerary, the distances, and elevation profiles as a general outline as to what to expect while on this tour.

  • Day 1 – Larch Mountain (Standard 24 miles/EFI 38 miles): The tour begins with a rigorous ride up Larch Mountain to be rewarded by vast views of Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson, Mount Rainier near Seattle and even Mount St. Helens. We guarantee that the views from here will not soon be forgotten!

    Standard: 24 miles +360 feet / -4,090 feet

    EFI: 38 miles +3,500 feet / -4,225 feet

  • Day 2 – Lolo Pass and Mt. Hood (Standard 47 miles/EFI 57 miles): Taking on a more challenging ride, riders pedal up into the remote confines of Lolo Pass offering tremendous views of Mt. Hood. We will then descend along the banks of the Sandy River to end in Troutdale, Oregon.

    Standard: 47 miles +2,240 feet / -5,535 feet

    EFI: 57 miles +4,380 feet / -5,660 feet

  • Day 3 – Columbia River Gorge (46 miles): Perhaps providing the most awe inspiring ride of this tour, we will cycle up through the Columbia River Gorge through dense rain forests, vast views of the Columbia River, and past myriad waterfalls to finish near Hood River, Oregon.

    46 miles +2,735 feet / -2,710 feet

  • Day 4 – Lost Lake Loop & The Fruit Loops (Standard 49 miles/EFI 62 miles): Starting from downtown Hood River, we ride southwest and soon find ourselves deep into the forest to Lost Lake with it’s stunning and dramatic views of Mt. Hood. Afterward, we descend to ride along “The Fruit Loop” thus named for it’s numerous fruit farms, some of which we will visit!

    Standard: 49 miles +3,740 feet / -4,555 feet

    EFI: 62 miles +4,875 feet / -4,875 feet

  • Day 5 – Scenic Gorge Loop (43 miles): Today provides fantastic views of the Columbia River Gorge as it travels on a portion of the car-free Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Between Hood River and Mosier, the five-mile Twin Tunnels segment passes between two climate zones with rainforest on the Hood River side and semi-arid terrain on the Mosier side. Spectacular geologic formations tell the story of the gorge’s creation. This is a must-do ride for any cyclist!

    43 miles +3,875 feet / -3,910 feet

 

Wallowa Mountains Bike Tour: Overview & Itinerary

The Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon, sometimes referred to as the “Alps of Oregon”, offer very remote riding through dense alpine forests and steep canyons which spill out into large open valleys. This region was the ancestral home to the Wallowa band of the Lower Nez Perce who once held one of the largest Native American reservations here until the push of settlers heading west reduced the size of the reservation instigating the Nez Perce War in 1877. Times are more peaceful these days and the myriad friendly small and old western style towns, even a few ghost towns, dot the region between the vast openness of the wide valleys and high mountains.

Highlights of the Wallowa bike tour include the charming artist’s town of Joseph, the Snake River Canyon, Rattlesnake Hill and much more…

Cycle Oregon spent a night in Joseph many years ago and we had the opportunity to cycle a couple of days in the Wallowa. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve cycled and totally unknown to most people. Like Big Bend National Park, it’s not easy to get to but it should be a great trip. – Karl M.

Hell’s Canyon

Welcome to Joseph, Oregon

Snake River Canyon

Chief Joseph Monument

Tour Dates

Potential tour dates are listed below and not all tour dates will run. Lock in your preferred tour date early as unopened tour dates will be closed. Please see the Winter/Spring/Autumn Tour Calendar and the Summer Tour Calendar for confirmed departures. Any unopened date can be a Custom Week (9 riders required). Please contact us via email or call 970.728.5891

To easily register for a particular tour, please click the Book Now! link after the tour date listed below. This will select the tour name and the appropriate date on the registration form.

2024 Wallowa Mountains Tour Dates

Tour Status Notes: NO STATUS = Date Set, no riders have signed up. TOUR OPENED = Tour Opened, rider minimums not met. TOUR A GO! = Tour is Go, rider minimums met. SOLD OUT = Tour Full, rider maximums met.

Why Should you Sign-Up Now and OPEN a Tour Date?
This is the proverbial chicken and the egg conundrum! We need our cyclists to first commit to the date that works for them so that we can commit to that date.

For starters, when you OPEN a date you get to pick your preferred departure date, and there is no penalty if the tour does not run. Once you pick your tour date, Lizard Head closes nearby dates and funnels all additional riders to your chosen date until the tour meets its 6 rider minimum.

BONUS: As an added bonus, we can also hold a spot for you on another tour date of your choosing. There is no fee to switch to another tour date.

In conclusion, if you want a tour to run, we need you to sign up and not wait for others to do the same! Waiting for others may mean that a tour date takes longer or does not confirm. Just Do It! Once a few riders jump into the proverbial waters, others will follow!

Basic Overview

Reptile Rewards

Starting & Ending Town: Boise, Idaho (Boise Airport – BOI)

Tour Length: 7-Days Cycling/6-Nights Lodging (Our standard tour provides 7-Days of cycling with options for 5-Day and 6-Day tours. The option for the tour length is determined when a tour is originally opened by a guest.)

Total Miles: 300-420 Miles, 7-Day. (Can I keep up on this tour?)

Ability Levels: Upper Intermediate (3) , Advanced (3/4) , Expert (4)

Tour Cost: $3,350 per person with shared accommodations. Add $450 per person to this Tour Cost for a private room each night of the tour (6-Nights).

Tour Discounts: Please see our Reptile Rewards & Tour Discounts page to learn more about Reptile Rewards, Tour Discounts, and Group Discounts. Tour discounts are not stackable with any other discounts or promotions – only the highest valued discount is provided. Please note that for discounts to apply the tour minimum must be met.

Standard 7-Day Tour Includes: 7-Days guide service, 6-Nights lodging, all meals (except 2 dinners), entry fees, energy food, liquid refreshments, in-tour shuttles, and mechanical support. Alcoholic beverages, bike rental, and massage (if available) are additional.

6-Nights Lodging: (subject to change)

Road Bike Rentals

NOTE: The make, model, and specifications of rental bikes may differ from what is described below. Please contact us if you have any specific needs for a rental bike or have any questions about rental bikes.

Lizard Head Cycling Guides is proud to rent Scott Bikes. The Scott Addict 10 Disc was designed from the ground up with those longer days in mind. With geometry that is less focused on racing and more on enduring, the Addict 10 will be your go to when you’re looking to put the miles in.

The Scott Addict 10 Disc features: Carbon Frame and Fork, Shimano Ultegra 2x11 Drivetrain, 34x32 Compact Gearing, 30mm Tires, and Hydraulic Disc Brakes. Approx. Weight: 16.89 lbs / 7.66 kg (without pedals)

Learn more about our Rental Bikes and Equipment

Road E-Bike Rentals: Click Here for more information on our Road E-Bike Rentals including pricing. Please note that E-Bikes are not available for certain tours including those that involve camping. Please contact us for more information before registering for a tour. NOTE: E-Bikes are great, but our tours are designed to be ridden without motorized assistance. We offer "bumps" along the road so that everyone can stay together.

Tandems and Recumbents: Lizard Head Cycling Guides happily accommodates both tandem and recumbent bikes on our tours.

If you have any further questions, please read more on our Rental Bikes FAQ page. You can also email us at info@lizardheadcyclingguides.com or call us at 970.728.5891

Overall Route Map

Sample 7-Day Itinerary*

*PLEASE NOTE: Tour itineraries are subject to change and modification based on the group, available accommodations, road construction, road closures, and other unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, landslides and/or other acts of nature. Also, the distances and elevation profiles shown below may not reflect the actual distances and elevations while on tour as these are provided here to give an idea as to the anticipated mileage and terrain. Please view this itinerary, the distances, and elevation profiles as a general outline as to what to expect while on this tour.

  • Day 1 – Snake River (40-miles): Following a morning shuttle from Boise, Idaho into eastern Oregon, we begin the riding for the week from the small town of Cambridge, Oregon. After a gradual climb for the first 15 miles, we then plunge down towards the Snake River, the largest tributary of the Columbia River, and then end the day in the tiny town of Copperfield, Oregon.

    40 miles +2380 ft / -3325 ft

  • Day 2 – Hells Canyon Out & Back (47 miles): With a layover in Copperfield, Oregon, today’s ride is a leisurely out and back ride through Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, North America’s deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet. The route takes riders into Idaho, across the Hells Canyon Dam, and then to the Hells Canyon Visitor Center on the Oregon side. The ride returns along the same route and ends in Copperfield, Oregon.

    47 miles +3320 ft / -3320 ft

  • Day 3 – Wallowa Mountain Loop (60-Miles or E.F.I 80-miles): Starting from Copperfield, Oregon, our ride today involves some long alpine climbs, but the views are magnificent! Riding along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway we make a stop at the Hells Canyon Overlook with it’s breathtaking views of Hells Canyon far below. We then traverse across the Wallowa Mountains to end the day in either Joseph, Oregon or Enterprise, Oregon.

    80 miles +7800 ft / -5820 ft

  • Day 4 – Rattlesnake Canyon (55-miles or E.F.I. 85-miles): After a short morning shuttle, today’s ride starts from the Joseph Canyon Viewpoint and heads north into Washington state along an amazing stretch of road with more than 130 turns. Lunch is at Fields Spring State Park nestled within the scenic Blue Mountains. The ride then returns to the Joseph Canyon Viewpoint along the same twisty route.

    55 miles +6260 ft / -6260 ft

  • Day 5 – Wallowa River to Grande Ronde Valley (50-miles or 70-miles E.F.I.): The first half of the ride this day follows a downhill route next to the Wallow River along Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. Then after a short, steep climb to Minam Summit, the route follows Cricket Flat to eventually empty out into the vast Grande Ronde Valley and ends at La Grande, Oregon.

    70 miles +2580 ft / -3565 ft

  • Day 6 – La Grande to Baker City (50-miles or 73-miles E.F.I.): Starting from La Grande, our route takes us across the Grande Ronde Valley to the western foothills of the Wallowa Mountains. Turning south we make our way to Baker City, Oregon, with a stop along the way at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.

    60 miles +3520 ft / -2300 ft

  • Day 7 – Baker City to Unity Reservoir (44 miles): The final day of the tour starts from Baker City and heads southwest along the Dooley Mountain Highway (170 curves in 15 miles!) to Dooley Summit. From here it is a screaming 8-mile ride down the other side into the Burnt River Valley. The ride ends at Unity Reservoir where we have lunch and then shuttle back to Boise, Idaho to end the tour.

    44 miles +2650 ft / -2230 ft

 


General Tour & Cancellation Policies

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with all of our tour and cancellation policies, which can be found by clicking here.

Travel Insurance

If you have not already, now would be a great time to consider adding travel insurance to your tour. You are welcome to use any travel insurance company you would like. We recommend Generali/Trip Mate.

Generally, if contracting COVID causes clients to cancel or interrupt their tour, trip insurance companies would treat it as any other illness as long as it is contracted after the insurance was purchased. Please check your individual plan documentation for details. Please note that quarantine is usually only covered if clients are actually sick with COVID. If a state requires quarantine upon arrival because of standardized state law, coverage is generally not covered. Again, check your individual plan documentation for details.

American Guests - use this link: http://www.generalitravelinsurance.com/get-a-quote.html?partner=LIZA0855

  • The Premium Plan is the only plan which offers Pre-Existing coverage so long as the plan is purchased prior to Final Payment.
  • The Premium Plan is the only plan that offers an optional Cancel For Any Reason - the policy must be purchased within 24 hours of initial trip deposit, the full trip cost must be insured, and if they cancel for Any Reason, it must be 48 hours prior to departure, and the reimbursement for an Any Reason claim is 60% of pre-paid, insured, non-refundable trip cost.
  • Customer Service can be reached at 1-800-874-2442 for coverage questions and policy modifications or to purchase by phone. Agency Code: LIZA0855

Canadian Guests - use this link: https://tripmate.catravelins.ca/?utm_source=lizardhead

 
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