The Grande Tour Scenic Bikeway in northeastern Oregon offers cycling opportunities for every rider. Adventure cyclists seeking a challenging ride can try the entire 134 mile “figure-8” route.
Cyclists wanting a more leisurely trip can ride segments of the route. All riders will experience Oregon’s outback of stunning mountain vistas with views of the Elkhorn Range, the Blue Mountains & the Eagle Caps of the Wallowa Mountains, clear streams and serene farmlands, scented canopy of Ponderosa pine forests, towering windmills and sweeping sagebrush rangelands.
The Bikeway covers some of the route traveled by pioneers on the Oregon Trail. Be a pioneer yourself as you discover beautiful Eastern Oregon. Watch for elk, bald eagles and pronghorn antelope. Enjoy pastoral views of cows and horses grazing. Explore a pioneer cemetery.
Your ride begins at Riverside Park in La Grande, population 13,000, with restaurants, motels, a bicycle shop and grocery stores. The halfway point of the route is historic Baker City, where you can refresh and spend a relaxing night enjoying excellent dining and accommodations, the local bicycle shop or an award-winning microbrew.
Go home energized, renewed and ready to face your “other” life until your next cycling adventure!