Spend 5 days enjoying the glory of the Pacific Northwest on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. This trip is designed for you to take extra time to savor the location starting with a layover day in Port Townsend and ending at Sol Duc Hot Springs. The Olympic Peninsula is exceptionally rich in history and beauty.
Charming Port Townsend
Hurricane Ridge Road
Sol Duc Hot Springs
Bishop Hotel - Nights 1 & 2
Lake Crescent Lodge
Sol Duc Hot Springs Lodge
Day 1: Port Townsend, WA
Meet the group just south of Sea Tac Airport in Seattle and transfer to the start of the tour just outside of Port Townsend. This is where the riding begins! Pedal your way on the Larry Scott Memorial Trail among maples, alders, firs, and ferns as you work your way to the waterfront views of Port Townsend. Lunch will be enjoyed upon arrival followed by a historical tour of the town. We’ll arrive at the Bishop Hotel early enough for some R&R before heading out to explore Fort Worden and enjoy dinner. Fort Worden is one of 3 forts protecting Port Townsend and the scene of the 1982 movie an Officer and a Gentleman.
Day 2: Whidbey Island
Look across the Puget Sound and there sits Whidbey Island. After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll take the ferry over to the island for a delightful day exploring. We’ll start with Fort Casey before pedaling over to Coupeville for lunch. Enjoy the town’s quaint waterfront vibes, artisan shops and food. Definitely plan a stop at Kapaws Iskreme! Following lunch, the ride continues over to Ebey’s Landing for a 3.5 mile walk around the cliffs and down to the ocean. Absolutely beautiful views! Then it’ll be time to return to the ferry and head back to Port Townsend for you to enjoy an evening on your own.
Day 3: Olympic Discovery Trail and National Park
We’ll enjoy one final breakfast in Port Townsend and bid our farewells to this very special place before departing. Day 3 brings us another section of the Olympic Discovery Trail – starting in Sequim, WA. This section of the Olympic Discovery Trail sandwiched between Sequim Bay and the Elwha River is considered the trail system’s crown jewel as it crosses the base of the Olympic Mountains. The trail brings us into Port Angeles for lunch. From here we’ll finish the afternoon with a drive into the Olympic Mountains up Hurricane Ridge Road. Stretch out your biking legs with a short hike on one of the scenic trails enjoying the expansive views. Tonight’s lodging is at the historic Lake Crescent Lodge. Relax. Enjoy. Take in the views of the lake and the mountains.
Day 4: Lake Crescent and the Spruce Railroad Trail.
There is no reason to rush this morning. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and some time at this unique location. Take a kayak out for a paddle, read a book, walk to a waterfall. The morning is meant to enjoy. Around lunch we will head across the lake to the Spruce Railroad section of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The trail rises gently into a forest of giant cedars, Douglas firs, red alders, and Pacific madrones amid a dense understory of salal. The path then makes one of its frequent visits to the shoreline, dropping to clearings where the Olympic Mountains can be seen across the lake. There are 3 railroad tunnels to enjoy and views. We will lunch trailside on this day – heading to our final evening at Sol Duc Hot Springs. Check in and then check out as you relax the night away soaking in the natural mineral springs. A final dinner will be enjoyed together.
Day 5: Sol Duc to Sea Tec
You may wish to ride early this morning for a little extra time in the hot springs. We won’t be biking today. Instead we’ll trade in the pedals for our hiking shoes and hit the trails. It would be a shame to come to the Olympic Mountains without heading off onto the trails deep into the National Park. You’ll be able to clean up at the hot springs before we load the van for the final shuttle and return to Sea Tac airport.
5 Breakfasts | 4 Lunches | 3 Dinners
PP Double Occupancy
*This is required if you are traveling solo or if you are traveling with someone but require separate beds.