From Portland Oregon to Washington State, this road bike tour from Escape Adventures offers some of the most breathtaking and spectacular views available in the western United States. Known as our Volcano and Waterfalls tour, riders will be tested with high altitudes and climbs, but also rewarded with unmatched views that cannot be found anywhere else.
An incredibly diverse succession of terrain, from glacial plains to volcanic blast zones; exalted mountain ridges, rainforests, woodlands to lava flows frozen in time, all come to define this Northwest road cycling epic. And keep your eye out for emus.
From the site of our country’s single most amazing eruption, Mount St. Helen’s, we range further into the Cascade Range, into the heart of Pacific Northwest’s ring of fire. Sweeping into Mount Rainier National Park, we behold the highest peak in the Cascades, 14,114-ft. Rainier, both a Washington State icon if not a sacred place, the embodiment of the goddess Tahoma to the Coast Salish people.
On scenic roads, historic highways, over visually enthralling bridges, our tour winds up atop the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge; then pays homage to Oregon’s most prominent landmark, 11, 249-ft Mt. Hood. Notwithstanding its twelve snowfields and glaciers, Mt. Hood is every bit as noteworthy or vital for the active stratovolcano beneath it.
“They (trip leaders) worked very hard every day and made sure that all guests needs were met and were very good at adapting when needed. It is obvious that they love to ride just as much as I do which to me makes the trip so much better. They are the kind of people that you would want to hang out and ride on a regular basis.” Monty M.
For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, visit the tour page HERE and request a detailed itinerary. This is a road bike tour perfect for seasoned adventurer.