Portland-Gateway to Bicycle Touring
Bicycle touring is a great way to travel! It satisfies the urge to bike more and the urge to travel all at once. Traveling at bicycle speed gives one a more intimate knowledge and experience of the surrounding environment. Bicycle touring is a challenge, but a challenge that can be tackled effectively by folks who cycle regularly.
And it helps that Portland is a great place for bicycle touring! The Rose City is located on one Adventure Cycling Association route—The Lewis and Clark, and is not far from their new Sierra Cascades route. The TransAmerica route is also not far, and Portland is the nearest major city if you are flying in. The Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, arguably the most popular route for cycle tourists on the west coast, is just a day’s ride away. (Click here for info on riding to the coast.) Verdant valleys, alpine forests, wave-battered shores, and high desert sage country are only a one to two day ride from town.
Make the Hawthorne Hostel your base for exploring the great Pacific Northwest by bicycle! We offer a $5 per night discount for touring cyclists, click here for more details. Ample secure bike parking is also available on site. Whether you’re beginning, in the middle, or at the end of a bicycle tour, we’ll be here for you.