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Experience the natural wonders of the Columbia River Gorge with this 12-hour trip from Portland. This tour is designed with the active adventurer in mind! Spend a day hiking, waterfall spotting, checking out the Hood River kitesurfing scene and sampling some of Oregon's finest brews and wines.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Small-group tour by minibus

What You Can Expect

This family friendly full-day tour kicks off with morning pickup from a central Portland location. Hit the road headed east and catch the sun as it peeks over the Cascade mountains, lighting up the basalt cliffs and mossy fields of the Gorge. After an hour, your group will arrive at a select trailhead — which trailhead depends on you! This trip customizes the hike to group preference for levels of difficulty and scenery.

Next, continue to Hood River, a picturesque valley town renowned as a prime destination for wind sports. Watch kiteboarders and windsurfers skate across the water as you enjoy lunch. If watching the excitement on the water moves you, you’ll love the next activity, an introductory kiteboarding lesson!

Your naturalist guide leads the group to a favorite (and secret) kite spot where you'll get trained in kiteboarding. From this point, options abound. Fly the training kite and 'big' kite, practice stand up paddling, or take a private yoga lesson on the beach. If you’d rather take it down a notch, people-watch on the sandbank, cool off with a swim or hit Hood River’s boutique wineries.

The final stop is to a local brewery, where you can get a hearty dinner and some choice Oregon beer before the evening drive back to Portland.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Josef K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Dale and Erika were great hosts and guides to the area, personalizing the trip to accommodate the group. The falls were really stunning, the hiking fun but not too strenuous, and the food and wine superb.

The kite surfing beach lesson was also a blast, and we all learned a great deal about this obviously exciting pastime. Ending the day at a winery was perfect - relaxing over a glass of local wine with new friends and chatting about travel and adventures is a great memory.

Jessica K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My husband and I had an amazing time on the Gorge Adventure trip and we highly recommend it if youre looking for a personalized and unique experience to explore the beautiful Colombia River Gorge region. We were visiting Portland for the first time and we were so happy we decided to take this tour as it was our favorite part of our trip! Our guides, Dale and Erika, were very friendly, knowable and extremely accommodating for us. We had a great time exploring numerous stunning waterfalls, getting a taste of kite-surfing and relaxing at a local winery. We loved every minute of our adventure.

Lance M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Good hike and winery; the Gorge was beautiful and Dale was very accommodating.

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