Oregon’s Newest Scenic Bikeway: The Grande Tour

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Put yourself out on the original Oregon Trail, only this time on a modern bike. The Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway has been designated as Oregon’s ninth official Scenic Bikeway.

This 134-mile ride encompasses sections of the original Oregon Trail and takes riders near historic small-town communities in northeastern Oregon. You can ride under a scented canopy of Ponderosa pine forests, past stunning views of the Blue Mountains and the Wallowa Mountains and across dramatic, sagebrush-covered rangelands near La Grande and Baker City.

The Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway is a great trip for riders of all skill levels, its roads are wide and have limited traffic. And this Bikeway’s proximity to all types of services and amenities means you can fashion a challenging non-stop ride or break your trip into leisurely segments.

Oregon’s groundbreaking Scenic Bikeways program is the nation’s first, designating the state’s best riding routes, nominated by local proponent groups and providing detailed maps, cue sheets and route signage so that visitors and residents alike can find and enjoy the state’s finest cycling experiences.

For more information on the Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway, start here. For more information on the Scenic Bikeway program, check out this page.

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