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! 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. 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. We’ll start with Fort Casey before riding to Ebey’s Landing trailhead for a scenic 3.5-mile 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 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.
Day 4: Lake Crescent and the Spruce Railroad Trail.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Lake Crescent this morning. Afterward, you’re free to rent a kayak, walk to a waterfall, or just sip coffee in a chair by the lake. Around lunch we’ll have a short drive to 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 head 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.
Day 5: Sol Duc to Sea Tec
We’ll lace up our hiking shoes this morning and hit the trails after breakfast. It’s a short hike to one of the most impressive waterfalls in the National Park – Sol Duc Falls. After you take some time enjoying the views and the forest, there will be a chance to clean up before we load the van for the final shuttle and return to Sea Tac airport.
This was my first bike trip experience and it was amazing! Our guides, Marissa and Stephanie, did such a wonderful job of managing the trip, keeping us nourished with fun snacks and meals and making sure all was good! They were fun to be with:) The trails were beautiful and the diversity of scenery and nature reminds one why it’s so important to preserve our ecosystems. Thanks for a great experience!
Rating: Excellent *****
Highlands Ranch, CO
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.