The entire state of Oregon is a biker’s paradise, with plenty of bike-friendly cities and fantastic trails crisscrossing the state. From mountain biking to scenic road biking, you can find it all here. This summer, head out for an unforgettable adventure on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, offering 134 breathtaking miles of bike riding through Oregon Wine Country.
The Willamette Valley is known for its world-class wines, but wine tasting is just the start of your adventures through Oregon Wine Country. Hop on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway or one of the other fantastic bike routes in the area, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure. You can even combine two of Oregon’s biggest loves and take a bike tour to area vineyards and wineries.
Whether you choose the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway or a more organic approach to your cycling adventures through wine country, there’s no better place to call your home away from home than our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast. We offer incomparable accommodations right in the heart of downtown McMinnville. Book your room with us today!
Ride the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway
There’s a reason cycling enthusiasts love the Willamette Valley so much. It’s unbelievably scenic, and the roads perfectly blend flat and hilly. The area – and its businesses – are also bike friendly, making it easy to get out for a full day of adventure on two wheels.
One of our favorite ways to explore the area’s bounty is to cycle the 134 impressive miles along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. It offers riders a fantastic introduction to cycling in the valley, but more than that, it’s also an immersive introduction to the area’s agricultural and cultural history, all while soaking up the famous scenery around every bend.
The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway was the country’s first official scenic bikeway. The trail meanders along the Willamette River, with the dramatic Coast and Cascade mountain ranges on either side. As you make your way down these scenic 134 miles, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the agricultural powerhouse that is the valley.
We encourage you to really take your time to explore the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. It will take you through quaint towns and past leading vineyards and wineries. Make sure you visit a few tasting rooms and sample the delicious wines produced here! Talk about an excellent respite for your tired legs!
The northern point of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway is Champoeg State Park. From there, it passes Willamette Mission State Park before continuing to Salem. Continue further south on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, and you’ll find yourself in the Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge and some of the best scenery on the entire trail.
The trail continues through towns like Albany and Corvallis, all worthy of exploration. The steepest climb on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway is around 600 feet in elevation and comes just south of Brownsville. Soon after, you’ll reach the southern terminus of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway at Armitage County Park just outside Eugene.
The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway can easily be a multi-day adventure, with stops at area campgrounds and hotels. Or, you can break the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway into smaller rides, perfect for deeper exploration.
The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway is just one of the many options for cycling in Oregon’s Wine Country. There are also some great bike routes in and around McMinnville, which is another ready our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast serves as the perfect home base. There are also plenty of local bike tour operators, including Wine de Roads, Bicycle Adventures, and Lifecycle Adventures.
Take a Break at our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast
Whether you tackle the 134 miles of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway or explore other cycling routes in the McMinnville area, our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast offers a fantastic place to take a break each afternoon. Put your feet up and relax, and let us take care of the rest!
When you stay at our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast, you’ll be within easy walking distance of downtown McMinnville, a great place to unwind with a pint of locally crafted beer, sample some of the delicious wines of the Willamette Valley, and eat at some of Oregon’s top restaurants. In short, our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast is the perfect lodging for those looking for a convenient escape in town. You won’t sacrifice convenience for luxury, though!
Our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast features just four guest rooms, with an additional two suites in our charming 1913 craftsman-style cottage. With only a few guests at a time, we can focus on providing attentive hospitality and the high-end experience you crave.
Our guest rooms also feature plenty of fine amenities, including luxury linens and bathrobes, gas fireplaces in some rooms, and a far better breakfast than anything you’ve ever had at a hotel. Breakfast is served to you in our elegant dining room and comes with an assortment of house-baked bread, muffins or pastries, house granola parfaits or seasonal fruits and cheeses, and a hot entrée that changes daily. It’s the perfect fuel for your adventures along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway!
There’s truly no better place to stay in Oregon Wine Country. Book your room at our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast today!