Total tour distance: 438 miles
Daily tour distance: 63 miles
Difficulty: 40 / 100
On this fabulous tour through the Pacific Northwest, you’ll get up close and personal with some of the most scenic landscapes in Washington, from the lush forests of the Cascade Range’s western flank to the arid plains of the eastern slope.
After being shuttled to the top of Stevens Pass, we’ll begin with a long descent down the dry side of the Cascades to Lake Wenatchee State Park. From the Bavarian-themed hamlet of Leavenworth, we’ll spin through apple-orchard country and then follow the Methow River upstream to Winthrop, one of the great recreation-based communities of the West. From there, we’ll climb along the magnificent North Cascades Highway, summiting both Washington Pass and Rainy Pass. Then we’ll coast out of the mountains and enter the lowlands, heading toward Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.
After traveling back to the mainland by ferry, we’ll ride along the waterfront before jumping onto the Sammamish River Trail, which will return us to Redmond and the finale of our Pacific Northwest adventure.
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