Idaho Biking Adventure

  • 6 Days
  • 13 People Max

    1 - 8 guests

  • Activity Level 3
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  • Trip Start: Spokane, Washington
  • Trip End: Spokane, Washington

Cycle pristine rail-trails and multi-use paths along rivers and lakes, over gorges and creeks on the trail of The Coeur d'Alenes, Idaho.

Tucked into the Bitterroot Mountains of the Idaho panhandle, the “Silver Valley” is the most famous silver producing region in the world. Since the 1880’s, over 35,000 tons of silver alone has been extracted, along with untold amounts of gold, copper, zinc, lead, and rare crystals. Today, the beauty and serenity of the area, combined with a variety of easily accessible recreation opportunities, have made it a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and folks looking to relocate to enjoy their retirement. Ride the entire length of the valley on the Hiawatha Trail and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, culminating with a day on the Centennial Trail into Spokane, Washington. This network of rail-trails and multi-use paths winds along rivers and lakes through wildlife refuges in the Northern Idaho wilderness – possibly the closest you’ll get to heaven on a bike. Between rides you can go for a hike, splash in the crystal waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene – even fit in a round of golf if you wish. 

Idaho Biking Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Spokane, Washington Trip End: Spokane, Washington
  • Day 1Welcome, visit the Old Mission, cycle from Cataldo to Wallace

  • Day 2Ride the scenic Hiawatha Trail, or pedal to a ghost town

  • Day 3Ride Dobson Pass to the Snake Pit in Enaville and hike the historic Pulaski Trail

  • Day 4Ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes to sparkling Coeur d’Alene Lake

  • Day 5Explore Coeur d’Alene the town and frolic in the lake

  • Day 6Ride the Centennial Trail down the Spokane River

  • Day 1

    Welcome, visit the Old Mission, cycle from Cataldo to Wallace

    After a one-hour shuttle we stop at the Old Mission for an introduction to the area’s early history. Built in 1848, it is the oldest standing building in Idaho. Its longevity is made even more impressive by the fact that it was built by hand in 1848 using only mud, dowels, and straw – no nails, bolts, or screws. From the nearby town of Cataldo, we ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes to Wallace, another small-town rich in history. So rich in fact that the entire town is listed on the National Historic Register! We stop for lunch in Kellogg (no, we won’t be having cereal). If you arrive in Wallace early this afternoon, or want extra miles, you can continue to the end of the trail in Mullan and back for an additional 15 miles and 850’ gain. Or simply relax and enjoy the "epic chill zone" on the hotel lawn. Stay at the Wallace Inn for the next three nights.

    Wallace Inn (Lunch, Dinner)

    Biking: 26 miles; +953 ft / -379 ft

  • Day 2

    Ride the scenic Hiawatha Trail, or pedal to a ghost town

    Another fantastic rails-to-trails project, the Route of the Hiawatha Trail was originally hailed as one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the country. When the Milwaukee Railroad was operating, the trains traversed through 11 tunnels and over 9 trestles, covering a route across the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana. The "Route of the Hiawatha" is most famous for the long St. Paul Pass, or Taft Tunnel which burrows for 8771 ft. (1.66 miles) under the Bitterroot Mountains at the state line. Enjoy the stellar views with zero traffic on this mostly downhill ride. Or, if you prefer paved roads to gravel riding, you can cycle up a lovely valley along Canyon Creek to the mining ghost town of Burke. Spend another night in Wallace.

    Wallace Inn (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Biking: 15.0 mi +140 ft / -1020 ft

  • Day 3

    Ride Dobson Pass to the Snake Pit in Enaville and hike the historic Pulaski Trail

    Pedal a remote road over scenic Dobson Pass to the upper Coeur d’Alene River (or, if the climb seems too daunting, get a boost in the van). Cruise downriver past the remains of old logging and mining operations to Enaville. Have lunch at a local watering hole, the Snake Pit, that has managed to persevere despite floods and fires as well as market fluctuations in the timber and mining industry for over 135 years! Pedal or shuttle back to Wallace and go for a hike on the historic Pulaski Tunnel Trail (4 miles, 900’ gain). Visit the site where, in 1910, Ranger “Big Ed” Pulaski led a threatened fire crew to safety in a mine shaft during the calamitous series of wildfires known as the “Big Blowup” which burned over three million acres in Idaho, Montana, and Washington. Enjoy your last night in Wallace.

    Wallace Inn (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Biking: 8 miles ; +2,103 ft / -2,633 ft
    Hiking: 4 miles; + 900 ft / - 900 ft

  • Day 4

    Ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes to sparkling Coeur d’Alene Lake

    Shuttle back to Cataldo in the morning to begin cycling the western section of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, a former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way that follows an even older route once traveled by the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe. The railway carried silver and lead ore from mines in Mullan, Burke and Kellogg to terminals on the Palouse prairie from 1887 up until 1992. Today, it is worth its weight in gold as a scenic bikeway! Leaving the interstate corridor behind, the trail follows the riparian Coeur d’Alene River downriver as it wends through forests and clearings teeming with birds and wildlife. After lunch in Harrison, follow the shoreline of shimmering Coeur d’Alene Lake, eventually crossing to the opposite shore on the Chatcolet Bridge, a converted train trestle over ½-mile long. Enjoy lakeside Heyburn State Park before we shuttle to the historic Roosevelt Inn in Coeur d’Alene. Dinner is on your own tonight with a bevy of tasty options to choose from.

    Roosevelt Inn (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Biking: 40.9 miles · +626 ft / -613 ft

  • Day 5

    Explore Coeur d’Alene the town and frolic in the lake

    Winner of the “Cleanest City in America” award, Coeur d’Alene has a burgeoning economy of active retirees as well as youthful tech start-ups. It is renowned as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes – cyclists, kayakers, bird-watchers, mountain bikers, skiers, hunters, sailors, hikers, fishermen – the list goes on and on. Spend a day seeing what all the fuss is about: swim, paddle board, golf, sail, or take a scenic cruise on (or above!) the lake. Or go for another nice bike ride. The choice is yours. Lunch is on your own today and we spend another night at the Roosevelt Inn.

    Roosevelt Inn (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 6

    Ride the Centennial Trail down the Spokane River

    The Centennial Trail running between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene was built to commemorate 100 years of statehood for Washington (in 1990) and Idaho (in 1991). Again, our applause! This pleasant, paved recreational path takes you from the lakeshore in Coeur d’Alene down along the Spokane River corridor into the historic brick-and-mortar heart of downtown Spokane. The route does make use of some streets to connect some of the trail sections but is predominantly car-free (and care-free!). The ride, as well as our journey, ends with a spin through Riverfront Park, site of the 1974 World’s Fair. No trip to Spokane is complete without a visit to spectacular Spokane Falls. This sacred site for Native Americans is now the centerpiece of the park – and the last thing you would ever expect to find amidst the bustle of downtown. The thunder of the crashing waters completely overwhelms the background noise of the city, and the rising mist and spray offer cooling refreshment on a hot summer day. Unless you are staying near the airport, there is no shuttle after the ride. You have arrived!

    (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Biking: 40.7 miles ; +1,018 ft / -1,303 ft

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Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip, our two pick-up locations are Spokane International Airport at the Ground Transportation Pick-up Area at 7:50am or at the  Hilton Garden Inn at Spokane Airport at 8am. You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Spokane for your pre-night, though you must make your own way to one of the two pick-up points at the pre-designated times.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the Spokane International Airport in time for flights below or at either the Courtyard Spokane Downtown Hotel or Hilton Garden Inn at Spokane Airport between 3-4pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Spokane at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the city prior to your trip start.
Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Spokane after 6pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

Are the bikes included, and what type of bikes are they?

We include Road bikes and Hybrid bikes in our pricing. E-Bikes are available for a surcharge and are subject to availability.

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Why travel with us

benefit group size

Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience with the perspective of an insider.

benefit guides

Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, are experts in motivation, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

benefit inclusive

You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. Every detail is handled; all you need to do is show up!

benefit safety

Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted vendors and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides and our seasoned operations team at headquarters.

benefit family

Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries and sustained relationships for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience. If we’ve done our job, they’ll have you saying “wow!”

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