Oregon biking Through Wine Country

Oregon bikingOregon is a cyclers paradise, with no shortage of biking destinations to choose from.  Oregon biking offers everything, from easy rides at sea level to exhausting assaults on 10,000-foot peaks.  Whether you ride a mountain bike, a road bike, or are looking for a cycling event, Oregon has something to offer you.  Explore one of Oregon’s Scenic Bikeways, a unique program to the state that showcases the very best of Oregon, all from the seat of a bike.  Travel down one of our nine bikeways for a scenic, historic, and cultural experience unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.  These routes have been reviewed, ridden and adopted by locals, in the hopes of helping you plan you’re own two-wheeled Oregon biking adventure.  With a diverse array of trails, Oregon’s Scenic Bikeways can accommodate any rider, from beginning to advanced, for day trips or extended, multi-day adventures.  Let Youngberg Hill be your base from which you explore the hundreds of miles of roads and trails in Oregon’s beautiful wine country, or simply stop in to Youngberg Hill during your Oregon biking adventure to experience the quiet beauty of the Willamette Valley.

wine trailJust a short drive from downtown Portland, the Willamette Valley is the most well known of Oregon’s 17 wine growing regions, and is home to more than 225 wineries.  Travel Oregon has put together some beautiful Oregon biking routes that will take you right through the heart of Willamette Valley wine country.  Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, a frequent stop for bike tours, is the perfect place for you to spend a couple of days as you explore the more than one hundred miles of additional biking routes accessible from our driveway.  If you’re just passing through the area, be sure to stop in to our wonderful tasting room, which is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm, and experience the unforgettable joy of meeting the winemakers and seeing the grapevines as you taste our exquisite wines.  If you’re looking for a longer scenic Oregon biking route, try the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, which stretches out for 132.5 stunning miles.  The Willamette Valley Bikeway, the first official Bikeway in the state of Oregon, starts in Champoeg State Park in the north and heads south, passing by fields of Oregon’s famous hops, stunning regional vineyards, and quaint towns.  Don’t forget to stop for tastings at the many Willamette Valley wineries along the way.  Continue on and you’ll pass through the Ankeny Wildlife Refuge, and then you’ll head into the toughest portion of the ride as you climb the pass just south of the picture-perfect town of Brownsville, ending at Armitage County Park.

If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging than our scenic bikeways, Oregon is also home to world class mountain bike trails.  In the Willamette Valley area, you’ll find great trails at the Black Rock Mountain Bike Area, an area known to mountain bikers as having intermediate to extreme terrain.  There are also a host of companies that offer guided tours, so you’re sure to get the most of your Oregon biking experience.  No matter your desire, Oregon biking through Willamette Valley wine country has something to offer everyone, and we look forward to your visit at Youngberg Hill.

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