Total tour distance: 378 miles
Daily tour distance: 42 miles
Difficulty: 70 / 100
Pack your passports for this international bicycle tour through some of the finest cycling terrain that the U.S. and Canada have to offer. Long heralded as a top attraction for motorists, named “The West’s Best Scenic Drive” by Sunset magazine and recognized by Rand McNally as one of only five routes to earn its “Best of the Roads” title, the lightly traveled roads in this region are finally being discovered as a cycling paradise as well.
From picturesque Sandpoint, Idaho, we’ll zip up the most northerly section of the panhandle and cross the border into British Columbia. Once there, we’ll ride through pleasant farmlands and orchards, take a ferry across the fjord-like Kootenay Lake, and visit a host of fascinating small towns like Creston, Kaslo, New Denver, and Nelson. We’ll then re-enter the U.S., this time via Washington, where we’ll follow the Pend Oreille River through Metaline Falls down to Newport. After one final border crossing leads us back into Idaho, we’ll cycle to our finish in Sandpoint.
Join us for this memorable ride amidst sparkling waterways, pastoral countryside, and spectacular mountain terrain!