HOOD RIVER VALLEY
Duration: 3.5 hours
Availability: April - October
Times: 1:30p - 5p - Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
Riders: Must be at least 16 years of age
Departure: Sol Rides headquarters – 13 Oak St. suite #A
Hood River, OR.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Bring a water bottle or purchase at shop.
We provide snack bars.
Parking: is available on the streets of Hood River.
You may also pay with a credit card at a pay station, 3 hours max.
Waivers: After a reservation is booked, please have online waivers completed for EVERYONE who will be riding. A confirmation email contains a unique URL that connects each group to the reservation, so please forward the confirmation email to all other adults who will be riding, so they can complete the online waiver form.
We will meet at our headquarters downtown Hood River, Oregon. From here we turn on the E-Bikes and ascend with grace towards Hood Rivers most iconic overlook.
Majestic Mount Hood views will continue to captivate and impress along the way. Sharing the history of the valley and gazing through the orchards as we pedal on quiet country roads and make our approach to the Hood River Lavender Farm. Time to refresh with a lavender lemonade ($5) or U-pick mini bushell ($5 beginning (mid-June thru mid-September).
Continuing our way around parts of the Fruit Loop', we set our sights on the wide open space that surrounds us. More than once we have heard "this place looks and feels like Tuscany".
We make a stop or two (mid-June thru mid-October) at a fruit market, lavender farm and enjoy the shade and sweet nectar.
We cover approximately (+/- 20mi) at a moderate pace and the E-Bikes will make the effort minimal. Be aware there are a couple of uphill/downhill sections that do require physical attention. Although we do frequently make stops to enjoy the shade and scenery, this itinerary has a good amount of sun and wind exposure.
Pricing is per person. Includes E-Bike, helmet, snack bars and guided tour.
Our bikes are class 1 ‘pedal assist’. Please note that these models are “E-assist” and do not use a throttle to control power.
This E-Bike adventure spends 50% of the distance/time on the Old Columbia River Highway state trail= No vehicles.
What to Bring:
Casual sports attire is suggested.
Close toed shoes are HIGHLY recommended.
Jacket or sunshirt
What to Expect:
This is our signature tour, the one that leaves you breathless from the scenery, not from the uphill.
As we begin pedaling away from Hood River, the propulsion of an E-Bike instantly creates a satisfying exhilaration of minimal effort and maximum fun.
Let us ride together along the Historic Highway (no vehicles), stopping along the way to admire the scenic vistas and sharing 'Gorge' history. Depending on wind, weather and season, we choose from U-pick orchards, small hike to a waterfall and wildflowers or the overlook of Mount Hood and the Hood River Valley. A tour that creates lasting memories and has you wondering why there isn't an E-Bike in your garage.
We ride at a moderate pace as the tour guide shares with you the local history and geological wonder. Half of this tour stays in the shade during summer and is on a bike path (Historic Highway) with no vehicles offering a peaceful and enjoyable experience.