The “Gem State” of Idaho ranks high this season on Bicycle Adventures’ list of preferred destinations that encompass two-wheel tours in North America, Hawaii (the Big Island) and internationally.
“The gems aren’t just the mineral kind,” says Todd Starnes, President. “We have four stunning off-the-radar destinations here in Idaho, one of America’s least populated states. Great roads and paved bike paths make for bicycle vacations accommodating everyone from die-hard cyclists to families alike.”
Two of the four trips new for 2015 course through a wilderness world of tall timber and jagged peaks. Sun Valley Frugal brings guests into one of the nation’s legendary resort locations for six days for $2,225 per person, double including five nights accommodation, most meals, bicycles, guide services and more. Active options include golf, fly fishing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and wine tastings when not pedaling scenic byways. Departure dates in 2015 are July 26 and Aug. 23.
Also new is the five-day Coeur d’Alene Family at $2,295 per person, double, with discounts of up to 30 percent off for children. Rates include four nights’ accommodation, all meals (except one dinner), bicycles, guide services and more. Two of the car-free bike trails on this adventure are paved: Trail of the Hiawatha and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes (ranked one of the ’10 Best Car-Free Bike Paths in the U.S.’ by Bicycling Magazine). Families enjoy an indoor water park and mountain bike park at Kellogg, Idaho’s Silver Mountain Resort. Departure dates are June 29, July 13 and Aug. 17, 2015.
A company favorite is Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, a four-day adventure showcasing Northern Idaho along a network of paved rails-to-trails paths beside rivers and lakes, through wildlife refuges and pure wilderness with nary a car in sight. Guests may opt for a splash in Lake Coeur d’Alene; hiking and golf are options as well. Overnights are at the Roosevelt Inn, an historic property that was Coeur d’Alene’s first permanent schoolhouse (est. in 1905). The per person double rate is $2,050 including three nights lodging, all meals (except one dinner), bicycles, guide services and more. Departure dates in 2015 are June 14 and 28, July 6 and Aug. 9.
Northern Idaho – Selkirk Bike Tour brings guests into what Starnes called “a bicyclist’s Nirvana” for seven days of pedaling and hiking between Northern Idaho and British Columbia. For advanced cyclists, a day brings from 40 to 80 miles of full body workout following the International Selkirk Loop. It’s all about the rivers and lakes and mountains in this region: the Bitterroot, Selkirk and Cabinet ranges, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Priest Lake and Lake Pend Oreille, nestled in the mountain ranges of Idaho’s panhandle. Per person rates, double, are $2,995 including six nights accommodation, most meals, bicycles, guide services and more. Departures are July 11 and Aug. 15, 2015.
For more information on all of Bicycle Adventures Idaho tours please see http://bicycleadventures.com/destinations/idaho-bike-tours. For more details on Idaho please see http://www.visitidaho.org/.
For a full list of destinations, tours, details and reservations contact Bicycle Adventures by phone: 800.443.6060, email: email@example.com or visit online at: http://bicycleadventures.com/.