Bike the Columbia Gorge: Waterfalls and Scenic Roads
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Bike the Columbia Gorge: Waterfalls and Scenic Roads

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Stop At: Cordilleran Tours, 811 SE Main St #106, Portland, OR 97214-3472

We'll fit you for bikes, load them onto the van, and then begin our trip together.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Portland Women's Forum | State Scenic Viewpoint, 39210 Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019, USA

View an expansive vista of the Columbia River Gorge, take photos, and hear the story of the way the waterfalls were created before getting on your bikes and beginning to ride.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Vista House, 40700 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019-9725

If opening schedule allows, visit the most beautiful rest stop in Oregon, take a walk to the upper deck, learn about the architectural history, and enjoy what could be the most expensive public bathroom in the Pacific Northwest.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Latourell Falls, Guy W. Talbot State Park., Corbett, OR

Get off your bike and walk to the base of the stunning plunge-style waterfalls, which tumbles over layers of 15 million-year-old columnar and entablature basalt frosted with lichens.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bridal Veil Falls State Park, Columbia River Scenic Highwy, Milepost 28, Corbett, OR 97019

Put your bikes away for a while and take the short (1 km) hike to view Bridal Veil Falls, a double-cascade waterfall that was once the center for lumber operations here.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Multnomah Falls, 53000 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Bridal Veil, OR 97010

Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state and one of the most impressive, and most photographed, waterfalls in the U.S. If you're chasing waterfalls: this is the one many are seeking to catch. We'll stop briefly at the falls for photos and the 1/4 mile / 1/2 km hike to the iconic Benson Bridge (if desired).

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Hood River Waterfront Park, 650 Portway Ave, Hood River, OR 97031, USA

We'll stop in Hood River, wind surfing capital of the U.S., to pick up lunch before getting on our bicycles again.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Mosier Twin Tunnels, Mosier, OR 97040, USA

We'll ride the famous Historic Columbia River Highway from its Hood River western end, the beautifully scenic Mosier Twin Tunnels.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, Mosier, OR

We'll ride through the sweet town of Mosier and up into the eastern Columbia Gorge's wine country; with a side of cherry trees, stopping (in season) to pick up cherries or taste wine if desired and time allows.

Stop At: Rowena Crest Viewpoint, Old Columbia River Scenic Highway Mayer State Park, Mosier, OR 97040

Rowena Crest is the eastern pinnacle of the Columbia River Gorge, with wildflowers in season and some of the best road bicycle riding in the world; nearly empty of vehicles and with stunning views everywhere you look. In season, wildflowers abound!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mayer State Park, Rowena Ferry Road, Mosier, OR 97040

We'll finish our ride at Mayer State Park, stopping to watch windsurfers launching their boards (if the wind is right). If we haven't stopped to eat our lunches yet, we'll do it here, before heading back to Portland.

Duration: 20 minutes

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  • Fitted bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Coffee or tea
  • Professional cycling guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Not included
  • Gratuities (always appreciated)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian food provided; vegan option is available
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 passengers. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Operator reserves the right to cancel (with refund) or offer an alternative route if weather conditions are extremely inclement or highways are closed
  • Shoes that are comfortable for both bicycling and light hiking are recommended
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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