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Join Trek Travel for a Cross Country USA bike tour
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Trek Travel Cross Country USA Portland to Portland Fully Supported Bike Tour
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Portland to Missoula Bike Tour

From the Columbia River Gorge to the Garden City

Get ready for an avid cycling adventure from the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains and Big Sky Country. Your journey begins with a breathtaking ride through the Columbia River Gorge. You'll continues past vineyards and amber waves of grain near Walla Walla, then follow along the Lewis and Clark Highway and the forested banks of the Clearwater River. Finally, you'll crest the Rockies at Lolo Pass before arriving in Missoula. The riding will be challenging, as you will cover nearly 660 miles over nine days, with four rides being 90 miles or more. You'll average 73 miles per day and 4,100 feet of climbing. If you are ready to test your endurance and revel in the spectacular scenery of the American West, join us for this epic journey! Book your trip with confidence »For 2022 dates and itinerary, see our Portland to Bozeman Bike Tour»
Portland to Missoula Bike Tour
From:
$6299 Per Person
Duration:
9 Days & 8 Nights
Rider Level: ?
4 - Avid
Trip Style: ?
Cross Country
Hotel Level: ?
Explorer
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Trip Wows
Ride through the Columbia River Gorge past panoramic viewpoints and breathtaking sights like Bridal Veil and Multnomah Falls
Experience charming Walla Walla, from the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside to the tasting rooms, boutiques, galleries, and cafes of vibrant Main Street
Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, two of the world’s greatest explorers, as you travel the country like pioneers
Climb Lolo Pass and then savor the rugged, stunning scenery as you descend into Missoula
Watch the Experience
Portland to Missoula Bike Tour
I loved it!! This was Trek Travel's inaugural trip across the northern tier, and I expected some hiccups along the way. I'm grateful to Dave, Amy, Michael, and Scott for working so incredibly hard to make the trip arrangements appear seamless. The course was beautifully scenic and challenging. This trip far exceeded my expectations!
-Beth, Cross Country Guest

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the greater the rewards

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Portland Marriott Waterfront at 8:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After a shuttle to Troutdale, your guides will take time to ensure that you are comfortable on your bike before you set off for your first ride! Today's ride features the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway that separates Washington from Oregon. Take the time to stop at Columbia Point for a spectacular view of the gorge and visit the Vista House, which was built as a rest stop for early travelers. We also recommend stopping for a photo at Multnomah Falls as you pass by. We'll pause for a simple picnic style lunch along the way. Your ride ends in Hood River, which is renowned as one of the best windsurfing locations in the country. This evening, we will gather for social hour and dinner during which your guides will share details about your upcoming adventure.

Today's Ride:

Troutdale to Hood River
Approximately 52 mi | 83 km and 3,310 ft | 1,009 m

Hotel:

Hampton Inn

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning, your route continues along the Columbia River following the Lewis and Clark Trail. Cycle the five-mile Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail that passes through two climate zones and is bordered by numerous types of foliage and plants. In order to avoid considerable time on the highway, we'll cross the bridge at The Dalles to enter Washington and follow the north side of the river before crossing back into Oregon. Finish the day’s ride winding through the rocky grasslands and canyons of the breathtaking John Day River Territory and Cottonwood Canyon State Park. We’ll be spending the night in Condon, a proud, century-old farming community nestled between miles of rolling, golden wheat fields in eastern Oregon. Built in 1920, the historic Hotel Condon offers classic charm with a quaint, small town America atmosphere.

Today's Ride:

Hood River to Condon
Approximately 94 mi | 151 km and 7,850 ft | 2,392 m

Short Option:

Hood River to Wasco (with Shuttle)
Approximately 53 mi | 85 km and 3,760 ft | 1,146 m

Hotel:

Hotel Condon

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

After a hilly start this morning, we'll reach the small town of Heppner, known as the “Gateway to the Blues.” Pedal a short stretch of the Blue Mountain Scenic Byway before gradually descending back towards the Columbia River. Enjoy dinner at Nookie’s restaurant, home of the Hermiston Brewing Company & Tap House. This historic building housed a Plymouth dealership for many years in the early 1940's, but now offers over 15 beers produced in house! Spend the night in Hermiston, once known as home of Six Mile House, an old-west hotel that served as a stopover for weary travelers and is now famous for watermelon farms.

Today's Ride:

Condon to Hermiston
Approximately 92 mi | 148 km and 4,165 ft | 1,269 m

Short Option:

Condon to Lexington (with Shuttle)
Approximately 54 mi | 87 km and 3,400 ft | 1,036 m

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today is a relatively short ride as we make our way into Washington for the second time. Pedal through high-desert sage and the farmlands that produce the sweet onions, wheat, and wine that Walla Walla is known for. Finish your day at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel. Tonight, dinner is on your own, which allows you the opportunity to explore this hip town. Venture out along the tree-lined streets and stop in at one of the 120 tasting rooms that feature the region's world class wines before settling in at one of the many restaurants for a delightful dinner.

Today's Ride:

Hermiston to Walla Walla
Approximately 70 mi | 112 km and 2,975 ft | 1,036 m

Short Option:

Hermiston to Athena (with Shuttle)
Approximately 46 mi | 74 km and 2,375 ft | 724 m

Hotel:

The Marcus Whitman Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Climb out of Walla Walla on gently rolling hills as you make your way through eastern Washington's beautiful golden fields of wheat. Today you will work hard to get to Idaho, the third state on your journey, but the effort will be well worth it as you enjoy a long, winding descent into the state alongside the gentle Asotin Creek and the powerful Snake River. Shortly after crossing the border, you will find yourself in Lewiston, located at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers. Due to a system of locks and dams, Lewiston is accessible by some ocean-going vessels and is the easternmost port on the west coast.

Today's Ride:

Walla Walla to Lewiston
Approximately 99 mi | 159 km and 4,860 ft | 1,481 m

Short Option:

Walla Walla to Dodge (with Shuttle)
Approximately 55 mi | 88 km and 3,050 ft | 930 m

Hotel:

Hells Canyon Grand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Soon after departing Lewiston, you will enter the land of the Nez Perce Native American tribe. Cruise through undulating hills and scattered towns as you uncover this magnificent gateway to the west. With many areas to hunt, fish, hike, and farm, the Nez Perce made this area home well before settlers began exploring the region. Tonight, you will stay in Kamiah.

Today's Ride:

Lewiston to Kamiah
Approximately 80 mi | 128 km and 5,725 ft | 1,744 m

Short Option:

Lewiston to Nez Perce (with Shuttle)
Approximately 56 mi | 90 km and 4,750 ft | 1,448 m

Hotel:

Clearwater 12 Motel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today's ride follows the historic Route 12 into the Bitterroot Mountains and over Lolo Pass. You'll pedal along the banks of the Clearwater River this morning and the Lochsa River this afternoon, both of which are lined by majestic pines. Enjoy the serene yet striking scenery as you roughly follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. The road climbs gently until the last few miles, which greet you with steeper terrain and sweeping views. After 108 miles, you'll reach the top of Lolo Pass at 5,233 feet, which is also the Montana border and the Mountain time zone. All that's left is a short descent to the Lodge at Lolo Hot Springs. It's a great place to rest and soak your legs after the day's climb.

Today's Ride:

Kamiah to Lolo
Approximately 115 mi | 185 km and 6,400 ft | 1,950 m

Short Option:

Kamiah to Lunch (with Shuttle)
Approximately 77 mi | 124 km and 3,700 ft | 1,128 m

Hotel:

The Lodge at Lolo Hot Springs

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Enjoy a relaxed morning with your fellow riders as you get used to the time change. Our final ride is relatively short and nearly all downhill! You finish descending the gorgeous, winding road from Lolo Pass into the town of Missoula—home of the University of Montana. Take a look around at the peaks dominating the horizon, as this town lies at the convergence of five separate mountain ranges. It's your choice for lunch today. We'll reconvene for a celebratory social hour and delicious dinner at Finn to end this incredible tour!

Today's Ride:

Lolo to Missoula
Approximately 37 mi | 59 km and 580 ft | 176 m

Hotel:

DoubleTree Missoula - Edgewater

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

Opt for a relaxed breakfast and leisurely morning in Missoula or take a final spin to Milltown State Park as you reminisce over the past eight days of riding and perhaps plan your next adventure.

Today's Ride:

Final Spin around Missoula
Approximately 17 mi | 27 km and 947 ft | 289 m

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Hampton Inn & Suites Hood River

Hood River, Oregon

Explorer Accommodation | Located on the fringe of downtown Hood River and overlooking the Willamette River, the Hampton Inn is the ideal place to start this journey. Rooms feature modern decor, one King or two Queen beds, a mini fridge, and a coffee maker. *Please note: Only the first and last hotels are shown here. Single Occupancy may not guarantee a private room for each night of the Portland to Missoula trip. If the trip is near maximum capacity, you may share a room or stay at an alternate hotel for up to two nights.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula-Edgewater

Missoula, Montana

Explorer Accommodation | The Doubletree Edgewater is located in the heart of the college town of Missoula, on the banks of the Clark Fork River. The campus of the University of Montana is only three blocks away and the restaurants and main attractions of downtown are within walking distance. You may decide to take advantage of the world-class fly fishing right out the door, or maybe just kick back and take in the stunning views of Mount Sentinel and watch the river flow past.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel cross country bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. We upgraded our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Eight nights of accommodation at the best available hotels
  • At least two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, seven lunches, and seven dinners
  • Two social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, a flat pack (containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator), front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle, and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts, and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A digital photo album of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours, and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged, or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • A flat pack containing a tube, levers, and a CO2 cartridge with inflator
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200, subject to availability)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Guide gratuities are customary and at your own discretion, to recognize service, hospitality, and the little extras that surprise and delight. For this trip, we recommend $450-$540 per guest. While local currency is preferred, there are other options to make tipping easier. Most guides accept gratuity via PayPal or Venmo or our staff can help before or after the trip. Gratuities will be divided among the guide team, so feel free to leave your gratuity with whomever you choose at the end of your trip.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 4 - Avid?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
117 kilometers / 73 miles miles
TOTAL MILES:
1,056 kilometers / 656 miles miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,247 meters / 4,090 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
11,220 meters / 36,812 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is extremely varied, including rolling hills, long climbs, and descents. Roads are primarily two-lane secondary highways and a mix of local roads and surface streets. We endeavor to find the roads with the least traffic, but some stretches will undoubtedly have traffic. Some roads have a shoulder and others do not. Some road surfaces may be rough, and you may encounter short stints on gravel roads. Our Portland to Missoula trip is best suited for Type 4 Riders due to the extreme physical demands of the trip. We have also listed "short" options for most days, which would consist of riding to lunch and then shuttling to the hotel. Your guides can always suggest other shuttle points each day. The short options would be suitable for Level 3 riders who are comfortable riding in conditions described above.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination. As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866-464-8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
  • Costa Brava
  • Crater Lake and the Oregon Cascades
  • Provence
  • Glacier National Park

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel seeks to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times, the routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today's Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Portland International Airport (PDX)
MEETING TIME:
8:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Missoula Montana Airport (MSO)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:00 AM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
DoubleTree Missoula-Edgewater Hotel, Missoula, Montana

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into Portland International Airport (PDX), which is approximately 12 miles from downtown Portland.

All major airlines serve this airport and there are numerous options for getting downtown. You can hail a taxi outside baggage claim, which will cost approximately $45 plus gratuity and takes about 30 minutes, depending on traffic. Alternatively, book a seat on Blue Star Transportation's shuttle for $14 (www.bluestarbus.com, 503-249-1837) or take the Red Line from near baggage claim for $2.50.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront (1401 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, Oregon) at 8:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Your guides will do a thorough bike fit before you head off for a warm-up ride. Please come dressed in your kit and prepared with pedals, shoes, saddle, bike fit measurements, and anything else you would like affixed to your bike. Have these items in an easily accessible bag. The hotel can store your larger pieces of luggage until check-in time. Our ride will be followed by lunch.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Hampton Inn in Hood River (541-436-1600), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at DoubleTree Missoula-Edgewater Hotel. We recommend that you fly out of the Missoula Montana Airport (MSO), which is located about seven miles from the hotel. The front desk staff can assist you with calling a taxi when you are ready to head to the airport or elsewhere for your next adventure.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

While average high temperatures in August are in the 80s for the duration of this trip, the weather can vary considerably as you ride through the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains. Layering is recommended in any mountain climate, as things can change quickly. A wind/waterproof shell is a necessity. Tights, fleece pullovers, and synthetic layers are recommended. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

before

Before: Portland, Oregon

We recommend spending a few days in the vibrant, bustling city of Portland, Oregon. An excellent public transit system makes it easy to get around the City of Roses, so named because its climate is very conducive to growing rose bushes. Portlanders are widely known for their enthusiasm for local food, microbrews, coffee, art, and bikes. The Willamette River flows through downtown and constitutes the boundary between east and west sections; Burnside Street divides north and south; and the north section is defined by the river to the west and Williams Avenue to the east. Locals use these sections to give directions, so it's good to be familiar with the general idea! Farm-to-table restaurants, food carts, bike shops, fun and funky architecture, book stores (don't miss Powell's City of Books in the heart of downtown), parks, and museums are abundant in this quintessential city of the Pacific Northwest. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel.

after

After: Missoula

The college town of Missoula, Montana is an excellent place to spend a few extra days unwinding after your long ride from Portland. This mountain town is located at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Bitterroot Rivers and is known as the "Hub of Five Valleys" because five mountain ranges converge here as well. Here you will find world-class fly fishing; opportunities to go whitewater rafting, tubing or kayaking; and 60,000 acres of wilderness in which to hike and play. Or kick back downtown if you prefer, with a cup of coffee from a local coffeehouse or a beer from a local brewery to toast your trip across the West! We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel.

Customer Reviews

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the ultra-smooth Trek Domane SL 7 to the Trek Electric-Assist Verve+, you deserve the best ride on your vacation. Plus, we offer a range upgrade options to take you the extra mile.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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