Our Idaho Trails bike tour features some of the best and most spectacular rails-to-trails riding in the country. On this trip, you cycle along four well-known trails (the Centennial Trail, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, the Route of the Hiawatha, and the NorPac Trail) in three states (Washington, Idaho, and Montana). This is an ideal trip for those who enjoy no- to low-traffic trail riding on flat asphalt and packed gravel surfaces.
You spend the first two days cycling the Centennial Trail, following the winding Spokane River from the rocky canyons of eastern Washington through the urban centers of Spokane (WA) and Coeur d’Alene (ID). Next, you shuttle to the Route of the Hiawatha, a rails-to-trails route that meanders through the most breathtaking stretches of old railroad lines. Following a sweeping descent on the NorPac Trail, you spend the remainder of the trip cycling the length of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes — through forested mountains and valleys full of aquamarine rivers, lakes and waterfalls. In the 175 miles of trails on this trip, you will cycle across trestles and through tunnels, including the famous Taft Tunnel, which stretches 1.6 miles beneath the Bitterroot Mountains at the state line between Idaho and Montana. These four trails traverse an area rich with railroading, mining and Native American history.
Read why the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy added two of these trails to their Hall of Fame.