With its amazing scenery, temperate climate, and seemingly endless miles of bike trails strung
end-to-end, the Pacific Northwest is an ideal location to adventure on two wheels. On this tour,
you traverse a number of well-known rails-to-trails routes on both pavement and crushed
gravel. You cycle trails from many bucket lists: the Centennial, Burke-Gilman, Snoqualmie
Valley, and Palouse to Cascades Trail, to name a few.
Western Washington has much to offer … with its jaw-dropping views of jagged peaks, forests
and waterways. You see a sampling of just about everything on this tour. Though you begin
your ride on the lush western slopes of the Cascade Mountains, you end your journey on the
drier eastern side of the pass. You pedal through tiny rural communities — as well as Seattle
(aka “the Emerald City”), famous for its tech companies, coffee and grunge music scene. Your
ride takes you along sleepy freshwater creeks and rivers as well as the shores of salty Puget
Sound. You cycle through farmlands and through forests thick with towering evergreens.
Despite the mountain views you see every day of your tour, the riding is relatively easy along
trails that are mostly flat in elevation but unquestionably high in enjoyment.