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US – Rails to Trails Tri-State Bike Tour

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This 6 day self-guided “Rails to Trails” bike tour takes you to some of the prettiest corners of the northwestern United States – hitting three states in one trip! Biking on paved and crushed gravel trails, explore Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana. On this tour you will experience a variety of gorgeous scenery and landscapes, including dense forest, sparkling lakes, rushing rivers, and towering mountains. Following the historical Centennial Trail, which follows the Spokane River, you will pass by the pristine Lake Coeur d’Alene, making your way to the famous Silver Valley in North Idaho. The trip ends along the historical Hiawatha Trail, which follows the old Milwaukee Railway’s route, built in the early 1900’s. Biking through former train tunnels and trestles, alongside stunning views of the Bitterroot Mountains, this is a favorite among rails to trails experiences!

Arrival & Departure Locations

This tour starts and ends in Spokane, WA.

Price Includes

  • Bike rental – see details in Rates section
  • All luggage transfers and shuttles as required
  • 5 nights lodging while on the trail
  • Orientation Meeting the morning of the first day of riding.
  • Route descriptions & maps
  • Trail-side assistance & emergency support
  • Tour information packet with local area dining guides
  • Breakfast included in Coeur d’Alene and Harrison
  • Pre and post-travel planning assistance

Lodging

Included Standard Hotels:

  • Spokane: Centennial Hotel ***
  • Coeur d’Alene: Springhill Suites ***
  • Harrison: Osprey Inn B&B
  • Kellogg: Morningstar Lodge
  • Wallace: Wallace Inn ***

About: Hotels selected are subject to availability. Upgrades available in Coeur d’Alene only; please inquire at time of booking.

Optional Add-Ons

  • Guided Kayaking Tour
  • White Water Rafting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Guided Hiking
  • Travel Insurance

Guides & Local Support

Our guides in Idaho will take great care of you!
Local Experts: from our local partner office in Coeur d’Alene – we have you covered!  This is our backyard and playground – we can’t wait to share it with you!   

Tour Highlights
  • Cycle some of the most famous “Rail to Trail” routes in the US
  • Centennial Trail, Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes & Hiawatha Trail
  • Mostly flat riding; paved and crushed gravel at the end
  • Bike through three beautiful states on one trip
  • Spectacular lake, river, forest and mountain landscapes throughout
  • Perfect for families and leisurely riders

Need to Know: 

  • 6-Day Tours beginning on Wednesday and Friday only.
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Itinerary

Day 0 Arrival to Spokane, WA

You will want to arrive in advance, as your tour starts tomorrow. Let us know if you need help with your overnight accommodations, as we have special rates negotiated in the area!

Overnight: not included

Day 1Spokane Centennial Trail Cycling Day: 34 mi

Meet at our local office at 8:00 am for your Welcome Orientation and bike fitting, and then off you go! Your first cycling day is dedicated to discovering all that Spokane has to offer from the seat of your bike! Explore the downtown area and then Washington’s second largest state park, the beautiful Riverside State Park. Continue riding along the Spokane River Gorge, whose magnificent waters carve out basalt rock and create rushing falls, finishing in this uniquely natural yet urban setting. This day can be as long or short as you like but our recommended route is an out and back.

Meals: N/A
Distance: 34 mi
Overnight: Spokane

Day 2Spokane, WA to Coeur d’Alene, ID: 37 mi

Today after breakfast, you are ready to hit the former railway line, the famous Centennial Trail! As you leave downtown Spokane, you will soon cross over the state line for Idaho, making your way into the beautiful and pristine town of Coeur d’Alene. Know for its stunning scenery and cute downtown area, “CDA” as the locals call it, offers an abundance of outdoor activities and recreational options for all ages!

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 37 mi
Overnight: Coeur d’Alene

Day 3Higgins Point Park & Free Afternoon: 16 mi

This morning you can enjoy a leisurely ride to Higgins Point Park, which is a lovely point on the lake, popular for outdoor rec and boating. Be sure to stop and enjoy the views along the way! Cycle through forest and with views of the sparkling lake throughout. In the afternoon, you can relax or perhaps do a kayak tour, for a supplement.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 16 mi
Overnight: Coeur d’Alene

Day 4Plummer to Harrison, ID: 16 mi

This morning starts with a 40 minute private transfer to the nearby town of Plummer. From here, you will start your ride to Harrison. Riding along the well known Trail of the Coeur d’ALenes, enjoy scenic views around the southern part of the beautiful lake and all the way into Harrison. This historic town was once the largest on the lake and in the late 1800’s, was a hub for mining boats and the timber industry.

Meals: breakfast
Distance: 16 mi
Overnight: Harrison

Day 5Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes to Kellogg, ID: 36 mi or 49 mi

Today you will continue biking on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. Notice the change in scenery as you pass through wetlands and the rushing Coeur d’Alene River. Keep your eyes peeled along the river for the vast array of wildlife that call this area home; large woodland caribou, grizzly bears and bald eagles, and smaller critters like Coeur d’Alene salamanders, calliope hummingbirds and pygmy shrews. Arrival into Silver Valley, an area with a history rich (literally) in mining. If you wish to ride farther today, you can continue to Wallace.

Meals: N/A
Distance: 36 or 49 mi
Overnight: Kellogg or Wallace

Day 6Ride the Hiawatha Trail in MT: 15 or 30 mi

Today is your last day of the tour, as well as your last riding day. Riding on the famous Hiawatha Trail, you will immerse yourself in the history of the area, following the former railway line that put this area on the map, back in the day! Widely considered the best rails to trails routes in all of the U.S., the scenery and riding experience will not disappoint! Enjoy mountain views and fragrant green forest as you ride through the route’s many tunnels and trestles. If you wish to ride one way it is 15 miles or you can do a round trip at 30. At the end of your day, we will provide transportation back to Spokane, WA, where you can continue your visiting or begin your travels home. Let us know if you would like assistance with lodging in Spokane, should you need it!

Meals: N/A
Distance: 15 or 30 mi

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Idaho Bike Tour
Rates

Self Guided Tour Rates: (based on double occupancy)

  • 2 persons:  $2,100 USD/person
  • 4 persons:  $1,220  USD/person
  • Large groups, Single Supplement or Solo Travelers: please inquire

Note: Your bike is included – Marin Hybrid bikes with front suspension, including a rear tire rack and panniers, headlight mount on the handlebars (for Hiawatha Trail tunnels), water bottle and water bottle cage, flat tire tool kit, and adjustable helmet. You are welcome to bring your own bike but price will not be altered. If you do bring your bike, we are happy to provide you with a rental mountain bike or hybrid for your day on the Hiawatha Trail, as it is crushed gravel.

Make it Custom: Do you like this tour but want to make it different? Tell us your wishes & we will quote it!

How do our tours compare to similar trips? You Get MoreIf you compare price, we are much less than guided trips with similar experiences. In our private, independent format, you get much more than what most traditional self guided tours offer, plus it’s a better experience! Our team has gone to great lengths to build and create exceptional tours all over the world, vacations that will give you lifelong memories. From the accommodations to the bikes, to the routes themselves, we hold each component of our tours to a very high standard. We are dedicated to empowering people through travel!
 
Ready to book? Our well-traveled, knowledgeable and dedicated team is standing by and eager to make your travel dreams come true. Call now at 800-960-2221 (USA/Canada 8 am-5 pm MST) +1.480.905.1235; or email us.