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Famous for windsurfing and kite boarding, the Hood River area also has fantastic mountain biking that combines classic Oregon singletrack with stunning scenery. We’ll find ripping descents, grinding climbs, rocky and rooty sections, tight switchbacks, cool stream crossings, wildflower-laden meadows and majestic forests on this three-day sampler. In the evening, you’ll get to try local brews and food at a variety of pubs and enjoy the bustling town of Hood River.

Hood River is an outdoor mecca that sits about 30 miles north of iconic Mt. Hood, on the banks of the mighty Columbia River. This is a hotel-based tour, as you will be staying in the Hood River Inn (voted Best Breakfast in Hood River), with views of the river and Washington across the way.

Instead of trying to organize a total vacation on your own, let us do the work for you. We’ll book your hotel, provide all meals and get you into the best breweries without having to wait in line. Maximize your vacation with us!

THIS DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 days of mountain biking bliss, on custom routes designed for you.
  • Local, expert and caring guides.
  • Transportation to and from the airport, on tour start and end dates.
  • Transportation throughout the tour.
  • Beer from at least 5 different craft breweries in the area.
  • Two nights hotel stay in Hood River.
  • Meals: Two breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday), lunches (Friday and Saturday) and dinners (Friday and Saturday) as well as on-trail snacks.
  • Cog Wild t-shirt.
  • Cog Wild patch

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Hood River
DURATION
3 Days
SKILL LEVEL
4 - 7
FITNESS LEVEL
4 - 7
Tour Style
Bike and Brew, Hotel
Tour Size
12 guest maximum
STARTING PRICE
$865
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Oregon has hundreds of miles of mountain biking trails—enough to keep a rider busy for weeks on end! We can show you the goods. Talk to us about adding more rides, staying extra days or finding more to do while on vacation.

2017 Dates:

  • July 21-23
  • August 18-20

Location:

Hood River, Oregon

Price:

  • $865 per person – double occupancy
  • $180 – single occupancy supplement fee
  • Additional hotel nights available, price varies per night of the week

*Price does not include:

  • Mountain bike rentals. You can absolutely bring your own bike, or choose to rent a bike. See our bike rentals page for more information
  • Airport shuttles to and from the Redmond (RDM) Airport. You will need to arrange for your transportation to/from Bend (15 miles). We recommend Enviro Shuttle or Redmond Airport Shuttle.
  • Trip Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance for the unforeseeable. See our cancellation policy below.
  • Guide gratuity. If you like the ride, tip your guide!

Cancellation Policy:

Cog Wild follows the below policy for every multi-day tour guest:

  • Cancel 61 or more days before your trip: $75 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel 60 to 45 days before: $250 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel 44 to 14 days before: The participant will be required to pay 50% of trip price.
  • Cancel within 14 days: No refund.

Note: Guests can transfer to another tour at least 2 weeks in advance. If transferring tours to next year, transfer is good for the following year only. Personal emergencies do not void cancellation policy and tours go rain or shine. Travel insurance that covers trip cancellation as well as trip interruption is highly recommended. If we are able to re-sell your spot on a tour, we will refund you the full tour amount minus $75 handling fee.

Riding Distance

85 miles over the three-day vacation. Each day’s ride can vary depending on feedback from you, the rider. We may also split into different groups for longer or shorter ride options.

Elevation

2,000 – 6,500 feet. Expect all rides to include climbing and descending.

Rider Level

Intermediate to advanced riders. Experience with steep climbs, rocky descents and some technical riding.

Terrain & Trails

A full array of cross-country trails, including steep climbs, fast descents, roots, rocks, switchbacks and stream crossings. You’ll be in a mix of deep forest to high meadows. This area is not as “discovered” as other places, so expect to see very few other riders on the trail.

Recommended Clothing & Gear

Prepare for three full days of riding, so bring adequate clothing including riding gloves and layers for changes in weather. Hydration pack is recommended. Helmets are required for all rides. For the evenings, Hood River is a casual, outdoorsy town, so bring casual clothing for hanging out.

Day One:

Depending if guests drive from Bend with Cog Wild, or meet in Hood River, our tour will either start at our hotel or directly at the trailhead. Our first ride in the Mt. Hood National Forest will take us on the northwest side of the foothills below Mt. Hood. We’ll start at Bennet Pass to Gunsight Ridge and fly down the twisty Gumjauc trail, with periodic views of Mt. Hood. After the ride, we will enjoy a private tour and tasting at Full Sail Brewery, the original Hood River brewery and a benchmark for craft breweries everywhere. Dinner is a short walk away at Double Mountain Brewery, also in downtown Hood River. Try classics like Kolsch and Hop Lava or the seasonal or nightly specials on tap.

Mileage: 15+ miles
Alcohol Percentage: 4.5-6.8%

Day Two:

Today we ride more amazing Hood River singletrack on the rolling flanks of Mt. Hood. The trail varies from old mountain paths to new progressive mountain bike trails, with long climbs and amazing, ripping descents on the menu. You’ll be hungry by lunchtime, so lunch will be enjoyed at a Forest Service look out tower so you can kick back and enjoy the view. Finish the ride with a seemingly endless descent down Surveyor’s Ridge. This afternoon’s beer tasting is a hop across the Columbia River at Everybody’s Brewery in White Salmon, Washington. Dinner will be at Solstice, Hood River’s best restaurant for local ingredients and beer options.

Mileage: 25 miles
Alcohol Percentage: 4.2-6.7%

Day Three:

We can’t get enough of Mt. Hood, so the third day will take us back into the Mt. Hood National Forest for more incredible singletrack. This is a long point-to-point ride that starts at a Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area and ends on the banks of the Hood River. What does that mean? A great downhill to finish your vacation! But wait—we have more beer for you at Big Horse Brewery in downtown Hood River. Try their Easy Blonde, Pocket Creek Porter or Pale Rider, all sure to aid recovery from a challenging day in the saddle.

Mileage: 26-35 miles
Alcohol Percentage: 0-6.3%