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Seattle to Glacier (Washington/Idaho/Montana)

Ride Details

Dates: Aug 7-19

Distance: 664 miles

Cost: $4600

Rider Level: Active

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This unique trip of cycling in the Pacific Northwest, will have us riding 664 miles from the greater Seattle area to Glacier National Park. We will have the pleasure of riding scenic and beautiful portions of US highway 20 and Highway 2. At the end of our trip in Glacier National Park, we will then take a relaxing train ride back to Seattle.

Tour Details:  Aug 7-19, 2017   (Mon- Sat)  12 day, 12 nights  plus[1 day by train]  Arrive back in Seattle on Aug 20  Price:  $4600  Single room Supplement +$1050

Travel Logistics: Assembly Point - Anacortes, WA (air service to Seattle - van shuttle provided)  Airport pickup at: SeaTac 2PM on Aug 7. Airport drop off in Kalispell, MT at noon on Aug 19. Train departure for Seattle is 9pm  Aug 19-arriving Seattle approximately 10:30 am on Aug 20..

Includes: All lodging, breakfasts and dinners, some picnic lunches, van support. transfers, leaders, maps, narratives, and train service from East Glacier to Seattle

Special Note*  Train ride is overnight back to Seattle- do not make flight arrangement earlier than 2pm on Aug 20. If not using the train service $225 will be deducted from your total.

This portion of our cycling the Pacific Northwest tour will set out from the waterfront town of Anacortes and head east following the Skagit River, take in breath taking scenery of northern Washington, Idaho and Montana.  In our travels, we will climb 5 mountain passes in the state of Washington. Rainey Pass (4,875'), Washington Pass (5,477'), Loup Loup Pass, Wauconda Pass (4310'), and Sherman Pass (5575').

Though we will spend only a day riding through Idaho, we will see some of the most beautiful deep, green forests and sparking blue lakes and rivers of the entire trip. We'll pass through the small towns of Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry before crossing the state line of Montana. We will follow Hwy 2 through Kootney, LoLo and Flathead National Forests as we approach the towns of Kallispell and Columbia Falls, where we can have the best BBQ in the west at a friends eatery. On to Glacier to take on Logan Pass. We will spend our last day riding descents out of Glacier, local rides or site seeing before we catch the Amtrak back to Seattle.

Anacortes to Glacier (Washington/Montana)Day 1 - Anacortes - Mt. Vernon - Skagit River - Marblemont (69 miles)

Day 2 - Marblemont - North Cascades National Forest - Rainey Pass - Washington Pass - Winthrop (89 miles)

Day 3 - Winthrop - Loup Loup Pass - Okanagan - Omak (42 miles)

Day 4 - Omak - Columbia River Valley - Wauconda Pass - Republic  (68 miles)

Day 5 - Republic - Sherman Pass - Columbia River - Kettle Falls - Colville  (57 miles)

Day 6 - Colville - Pend Oreille River - Newport (82 miles)

Day 7 - Off Bike Day

Day 8 - Newport - Sandpoint - Troy, MT (98 van shuttle support)

Day 9 - Troy - Kootney River- Eureka, MT (82 miles)

Day 10 - Eureka - Whitefish- Columbia Falls, MT (61 miles)

Day 11 - Columbia Falls - Logan Pass - St. Marys (43 or 64 miles)  overnight in East Glacier then shuttle to Kalispell / Whitefish in the AM

Day 12 - Optional local cycling to Whitefish or Big Fork, as time allows before catching the 9pm  train home fto Seattle