Portland’s bike-friendly reputation makes cycling tours a great way to explore the city. There are many popular bike routes in the city itself, as well as routes that have you pedal through Forest Park, Columbia Gorge, and the nearby wine country.
- City bike tours typically last two to three hours, giving you plenty of time to explore.
- Bike tours of the Columbia River Gorge or Oregon wine country are full days—generally eight to nine hours long—and include transportation between downtown Portland and the start of the cycling portion of the tour.
- You’ll be outfitted with all the biking gear you need, and on longer tours you may also get snacks or lunch.
City Bike Tours
Exploring Portland by bike is a great way to experience the city like the locals do. You’ll cover lots of ground during a bike tour, and your knowledgeable tour guide will introduce you to some of the many businesses that welcome and specifically cater to cyclists. You can choose a bike tour that focuses on history, beer, or food—there’s something for everyone.
Nature Bike Tours
There are some beautiful places within easy reach of downtown Portland, including the scenic Columbia River Gorge and a number of wine-growing regions—and they’re all fantastic spots to explore on two wheels. A bike tour of the Gorge means you’ll also get to do some hiking, while any wine country bike tour includes wine tasting. You can also ride the miles of mountain biking trails in Forest Park without ever leaving Portland’s city limits.