Experience the glory of the Pacific Northwest on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State! The Olympic Peninsula is a large swath of land in the Pacific Northwest, crowned by the famous Olympic National Park. It’s bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Hood Canal, and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and anchored by the Olympic Mountains. The natural world and the built environment intertwine in a unique way throughout this rugged landscape. This trip is designed to get you as deep into the peninsula as possible in just five days’ time!
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Charming Port Townsend
Hurricane Ridge Road
Bishop Hotel - Nights 1 & 2
Lake Crescent Lodge - Nights 3 & 4
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! Ride into charming Port Townsend on the Larry Scott Memorial Trail among maples, alders, firs, and ferns as you work your way to the waterfront views. We’ll have lunch together, then have some time to explore Fort Worden and the historic downtown. You can choose from a shorter or longer ride on the streets of Fort Worden. Before dinner, get some R&R at the lovely Bishop Hotel. PS – Fort Worden is one of 3 forts built to protect Port Townsend, and it was the scene of the 1982 movie an Officer and a Gentleman.
Day 2: Whidbey Island
Look out across Puget Sound this morning, and you might be able to see Whidbey Island, our destination today. After breakfast, we’ll take the ferry over to the island for a delightful day exploring. Today’s ride will be all on roads. We’ll start with Fort Casey before riding to Ebey’s Landing trailhead for a scenic hike around the cliffs and along the ocean. Then our ride continues across the island to Coupeville for lunch. Enjoy the town’s quaint waterfront vibes, artisan shops and food. Definitely plan a stop at Kapaws Iskreme! Then it’s time to return to the ferry and head back to Port Townsend to enjoy an evening on your own.
Day 3: Olympic Discovery Trail and National Park
On Day 3, we say goodbye to Port Townsend and visit another section of the Olympic Discovery Trail in Sequim, WA. This section is considered the crown jewel of the ODT, as it crosses the base of the Olympic Mountains between Sequim Bay and the Elwha River. The trail brings us into Port Angeles, where we’ll have lunch. From here we’ll continue riding the ODT all the way to the Elwha River, where we’ll learn about the largest dam removal ever completed in the United States. Shuttle from the riverside to the gorgeous, waterside Lake Crescent Lodge for the night.
Day 4: Hike & Relax
We have a full day of hiking and outdoor exploring today. After breakfast, we’ll shuttle to the top of Hurricane Ridge and get an awesome view of the Olympic Mountains. Hike around the top of the ridge and enjoy the expansive vantage point — you can even look down and see the Canadian islands from here! After lunch we’ll head back to Lake Crescent, where you can take another leisurely afternoon hike to Marymere Falls. Or you can spend the rest of the evening relaxing by the lake before dinnertime!
Day 5: Spruce Railroad Trail
This morning we’ll ride the Spruce Railroad section of the Olympic Discovery Trail. The gently graded trail meanders into a forest of giant cedars, Douglas firs, red alders, and Pacific madrones amid a dense understory of salal. The path dips to the lakeshore, dropping into clearings with a great view of the Olympic Mountains. We’ll have lunch at the trail’s terminus, then start our trek back to civilization. We will provide a shuttle back to guests’ vehicles at the conclusion of the tour.
“The Olympic Peninsula Bike Tour in Washington State was an amazing tour, perhaps our absolute favorite. Hiking was combined with Biking to make the adventure that much more exciting, beautiful, and refreshing. The mountains, rain forests, glacier lakes, water vistas, wild berries, fields of lavender and sunflowers, breathtaking trails, crisp air, and waterfalls, all combined to make for an otherworldly experience for the senses. The best segments of the Olympic Discovery Trail were included in the ride. Accommodations were charming and included 2 nights inside the Olympic Peninsula National Park. As with all the Wilderness Voyageurs trips, the guides were terrific and ensured we were able to experience all of the highlights of the Peninsula. Thank you Wilderness Voyageurs for giving us a bike tour we will cherish forever!”
-Betty Jo L.
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.