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Idaho Trails

  • Riding the railroad trestles
  • Rider by water Idaho
  • Moose in river
  • Tunnel on bike path
  • Crossing water on bike path
  • Silver Mine Wallace Idaho
DURATION
6 Day(s)
DAILY BIKING
16 to 46 miles
TRIP DIFFICULTY
2-Easier to Intermediate
STARTING FROM
$2495
SINGLES FROM
$600

Trip Overview

Our Idaho Trails 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.

Itinerary

From start to finish, check out the route.

DAY 1 - Arrival Day
Arrival Day, Distance: 36 miles | Terrain: Easier to Intermediate | The Roosevelt Inn
The trip begins at 8:30 a.m. when we meet on Sunday at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Spokane Airport. Bring your luggage and be ride-ready. After brief introductions, we load up and shuttle you in our van to Sontag Park. There you’ll have an orientation meeting, get fitted on your bike, and be on your way. Start pedaling along the Washington portion of the Centennial Trail in the rocky canyons west of Spokane, pass through Spokane’s urban Riverfront Park, and end at the Washington-Idaho state line. At the end of the ride, you shuttle to your beautiful inn in Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy a delicious dinner together.
DAY 2 - Spectacular vistas & climbs
Distance: 17, 25, or 32 miles | Terrain: Easier | The Roosevelt Inn
After a hearty breakfast at The Roosevelt Inn, you shuttle back to the state line, where you ended yesterday’s ride. Then ride the Idaho portion of the Centennial Trail, cycling along the majestic shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Along the way, find plenty of interpretive signs and rest areas to take in the beautiful scenery. You end today’s ride at The Roosevelt Inn. You can spend the afternoon relaxing, exploring the streets of Coeur d’Alene or swimming in the lake. After dinner, a local historian will share the history of Coeur d’Alene.
DAY 3 - Route of the Hiawatha
Distance: 14, 29, or 46 miles | Terrain: Easier or Intermediate | Silver Mountain Resort
Pack up and move your home base to a resort in Kellogg for the remainder of the trip. After breakfast, you shuttle 90 minutes east to the trailhead of the famous Route of the Hiawatha. The Hiawatha is well-known for its scenic trestles and tunnels, including the 1.66 mile-long St. Paul Pass Tunnel, which remains a constant 47 degrees year-round. Interpretive signs along the route explain the fascinating history of the Milwaukee Road Railroad. If you’re looking to ride fewer or more miles, we can accommodate! Due to limited services, you enjoy a boxed lunch midday. At the end of the day, shuttle to the Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg. Dinner is at a local restaurant.
DAY 4 - NorPac Trail
Distance: 19, 31 or 40 miles | Terrain: Easier or Intermediate | Silver Mountain Resort
After breakfast, shuttle to Lookout Pass, along the NorPac Trail. Your first 12 miles of the day is a lovely descent into the town of Mullan, where you pick up the official start of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. All day long, you have fantastic views of the rocky, forested mountains, plus views of lakes and streams. If you are seeking fewer miles, you can start today’s ride in Mullan. If you are seeking additional miles, we can shuttle you further along the NorPac Trail, across the state line into Montana. Enjoy lunch in Wallace, and consider a post-lunch tour of the Northern Pacific Railroad Museum or the Sierra Silver Mine. Regardless of your starting point, you end your ride at the Silver Mountain Resort. You are on your own for dinner tonight.
DAY 5 - Coeur d’Alenes
Distance: 39 miles | Terrain: Easier | Silver Mountain Resort
Begin cycling this morning from the Silver Mountain Resort. Today’s ride is entirely on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. As there are few services, we provide a tasty boxed lunch along the route. Enjoy an optional ride to Cataldo Mission to see the oldest standing building in Idaho. If you have time when you arrive in Harrison, rent a paddleboard, kayak or canoe and explore the waters, or hang out and enjoy a brew at The Cycle Haus. At day’s end, we shuttle you from Harrison back to the resort in Kellogg. Final celebratory dinner is together in Kellogg.
DAY 6 - Departure Day
Distance: 16 miles | Terrain: Easier
Today is our final day of riding. Pack up your luggage and then shuttle to Harrison, where you ended yesterday’s ride. Enjoy the final section of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, through this region of chained lakes. Then cross Lake Coeur d’Alene over Chatcolet Bridge, once a swinging trestle. Keep an eye out for wildlife — as you may spot otters, beavers, coyotes, moose or birds of prey. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. At the end of our ride, we shuttle you for about an hour back to your starting point in Spokane by 3 p.m., where say our goodbyes.

Map

Picture of Idaho Trails

Dates & Pricing

Make your reservation with confidence. Your tour is completely 100% refundable until the final payment due date.

Start End Cost Availability
Jul 05, 2020 Jul 10, 2020 $2495.00 Available! Reserve Reserve
Aug 30, 2020 Sep 04, 2020 $2495.00 Available! Reserve Reserve
Sep 06, 2020 Sep 11, 2020 $2495.00 Date SOLD OUT Sold Out Sold Out
Sep 13, 2020 Sep 18, 2020 $2495.00 Private Sold Out Sold Out
Sep 20, 2020 Sep 25, 2020 $2495.00 Date SOLD OUT Sold Out Sold Out

What’s Included

All daily shuttles to the trails, 5 nights’ lodging, 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners (you are on your own for one dinner), all gratuities for accommodations and meals, 3 boxed lunches, leaders, van support, detailed maps and itineraries. Plus, use of a bicycle, helmet, and bike lights. Airfare is not included.

Dates & Pricing

Make your reservation with confidence. Your tour is completely 100% refundable until the final payment due date.

Start: Jul 05, 2020
End: Jul 10, 2020
Cost: $2495.00
Availability: Available!
Reserve
Start: Aug 30, 2020
End: Sep 04, 2020
Cost: $2495.00
Availability: Available!
Reserve
Start: Sep 06, 2020
End: Sep 11, 2020
Cost: $2495.00
Availability: Date SOLD OUT
Sold Out
Start: Sep 13, 2020
End: Sep 18, 2020
Cost: $2495.00
Availability: Private
Sold Out
Start: Sep 20, 2020
End: Sep 25, 2020
Cost: $2495.00
Availability: Date SOLD OUT
Sold Out

What’s Included

All daily shuttles to the trails, 5 nights’ lodging, 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners (you are on your own for one dinner), all gratuities for accommodations and meals, 3 boxed lunches, leaders, van support, detailed maps and itineraries. Plus, use of a bicycle, helmet, and bike lights. Airfare is not included.

Inns

Where you stay along the way.

The Roosevelt Inn
The Roosevelt Inn in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is a luxurious bed and breakfast housed in a former schoolhouse building built in 1905. Enjoy their warm hospitality and ambiance with a great downtown location.
The Silver Mountain Resort
The Silver Mountain Resort offers comfortable rooms in Kellogg, Idaho, and easy access to a range of outdoor adventures and sports, including cycling.

Gallery

Images from this tour. Click each to see it larger.

Riding the railroad trestles Rider by water Idaho Moose in river Tunnel on bike path Crossing water on bike path Silver Mine Wallace Idaho