Leave Portland for the day to discover Willamette Valley wine country, where you'll breathe in the fresh air and admire gorgeous vistas on a bike ride to at least two world-class wineries. Sip fine wines like pinot noir, enjoy an optional picnic lunch, and learn about the history and geology of this picturesque region from your friendly guide.
After meeting your guide in downtown Portland, you'll drive 45 minutes by comfortable van to beautiful Willamette Valley. When you arrive, hop on your bike and follow your friendly, knowledgeable guide on an intermediate 10-mile (16-km) bike ride through the somewhat hilly communities of Newberg and Dundee.As you ride along quiet lanes, admire the gorgeous scenery of rolling vineyards and farms where the region's first immigrants settled more than 150 years ago. Though the exact itinerary may change, you'll visit at least two wineries such as The Four Graces, Arborbrook and Bergstrom, where you'll sip some fine wine (tastings not included) with your fellow travelers. You also have the option to enjoy a picnic lunch. Your guide will teach you about the history of this region and explain how the rich soil produces the variety of grapes grown here, including pinot noir. At the end of your half-day wine country adventure, relax on the drive back to Portland.