Bike the Columbia River Gorge, the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway, the Willamette Valley and have a comfy bed and and hearty breakfast at an bed and breakfast along the way. A Bed and Breakfast offers so much more than a hotel. Oregon innkeepers know the best back roads, the best places to eat, the scenic attractions you won't want to miss. You determine how far you want to go in one day. The whole adventure is about 200 miles and you'll discover why those arriving in Oregon on the Oregon Trail called this place "paradise".
When starting and ending your trek choose an inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. A Painted Lady Inn, located in Northeast Portland provides a calm oasis in the heart of Portland and a convenient starting point. Use the Columbia Gorge Bike Map to determine your pace for adventure through the Gorge.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, over 130 people, many with their bicycles, gathered to dedicate a key piece in the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and open the way for pedestrians and cyclists to travel from Troutdale to Cascade Locks without using Interstate 84.
The route of the Historic Columbia River Highway takes you into the town of Hood River, Oregon, right down Oak Street and to the The Hood River BnB. Once settled in, walk downtown for dinner and a brew.
After a hearty breakfast begin your trek around Mt. Hood by traveling Hwy 35 south through the Hood River Valley. This is a steady climb with spectacular views of Mt. Hood. Located only 13 miles from Hood River, in the Upper Hood River Valley, the Old Parkdale Inn B&B could be home base for exploring the many back roads in the Upper Hood River Valley, filled with family farms and friendly communities.
Continue on around Mt Hood and junction with Hwy 26. Head back toward Portland through the pastoral, rolling hills of the eastern Willamette Valley, and be prepared for Portland Bed and Breakfast hospitality at Sandes of Time B&B.
A bike tour around Oregon's highest mountain, Mt. Hood, will spark your sense of adventure, invigorate your spirit and nourish your soul with stays at the Mt. Hood and Portland regional inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Our innkeepers would even arrange for your personals to be shuttled to your destinations.
The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism. Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of or many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.