Total tour distance: 130 miles
Daily tour distance: 26 miles
Difficulty: 10 / 100
This incredible bike tour takes in a pair of the most spectacular pathways in the U.S., featuring easy riding through wetlands, lakes, and meadows, with some fascinating regional history.
The first pathway we’ll ride is the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. Tracing the course of an abandoned Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way, the route reaches from the Silver Valley, situated near the Montana-Idaho border, to Plummer, not far from Idaho’s border with Washington. Trail number two, the Route of the Hiawatha, originates in Montana and burrows beneath the state line through the memorable 1.7-mile-long Taft Tunnel. We’ll then pass through several more tunnels and ride over numerous trestles, some of them an impressive 200-plus feet high.
With its gentle terrain, short daily distances, and gorgeous scenery, this trip is a great choice whether you’re a beginner seeking an introduction to supported bicycle touring or a cycling veteran craving a mellow, traffic-free adventure.