Experience a new city like a local.
Hop on a bike for an easy, fun and safe spin through the city’s history, food, and architecture. We offer guided tours that highlight unique attributes and interesting neighborhoods, as well as bicycle rentals.
Choose a guided tour and get ready to saddle up!
Historic Downtown Tour
The essential introduction to Portland. We’ll hop on well-traveled bike lanes stopping to admire the views of downtown, the river and the city’s many bridges. Then we ride along the waterfront past the brick and cast iron fronted buildings of Old Town built in the 19th and early 20th century.
Next our tour will head into Chinatown where the streets once teemed with immigrants from all over the world. From there we’ll roll through the Pearl District where turn-of-the-century warehouses have been turned into art galleries, shops and restaurants surrounded by soaring glass residences. Our tour stops at several of the Pearl’s most interesting places!
We’ll pass Henry Weinhard’s 140 year old brewery and a fortress-like armory turned theater before pointing our handlebars south to downtown. The tour cruises past a number of our favorite food carts before entering the South Park Blocks – separated from the North blocks by a century of legal battles. We’ll pedal through Oregon’s largest university then turn downhill to the waterfront and the WillametteRiver, lifeblood of the city and state. Finally we’ll ride downriver on car-free paths before coming full circle back where we started, perfectly energized.
Columbia River Gorge Tour
To begin this combination bike and hike excursion (bike and helmet are included in the tour price) we’ll jump into the Pedal Bike Tours van and drive 45 minutes to the Historic Columbia River Highway, completed in 1915. On the way we’ll stop at the most photographed scenic vistas in the Gorge before unloading the bikes for our ride.
This slightly downhill 9-mile ride gives us a sense of what it was like to travel along the first National Scenic Highway in the nation through the Gorge before construction of the interstate highway. We’ll stop every mile or so at as many as six waterfalls for short hikes to where you can feel the cool mist of water and the pulsing concussion of air from the falls amidst the lush green growth of dozens of species of trees, bushes, ferns, and moss. We may even glimpse some of the native birds of prey such as osprey and bald eagles.
After exploring the falls and ten miles of the Historic Columbia River Highway, relax as we transport you back to the city to complete your experience of one of the most beautiful places in Oregon.
Oregon Brewery Tour
ONE TOUR DAILY
Take a leisurely ride with Pedal Bike Tours to see several of the 40 microbreweries and brewpubs that make Portland “Beervana” and get to know America’s bicycle capital like a local! Work up your thirst with this fun and easy paced 3 hour, 5 mile tour past many of Oregon’s best loved breweries including:
Bridgeport, Deschutes, the McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom, Lucky Labrador, Rogue, and Tugboat Brewing.
We’ll even tour one of them and see how the magic is made! Along the way we’ll point out all the best bars, restaurants and many Portland sights including Powell’s Books, Stumptown Coffee, Downtown, the Pearl District and Northwest Portland. We’ll ride past 11 local brewpubs including 6 which brew on site, and, time permitting, finish the tour with a pint at a cozy local taproom. You’ll leave our shop with plenty of places to return to and continue sampling some of the best beer in Oregon!
Food Carts Tour
ONE TOUR DAILY
This tour takes our guests to some favorite local haunts for a taste of Portland’s delectable food carts. We’ll eat and ride in a few of Portland’s most scenic neighborhoods including the Portland Waterfront, Sunnyside, and the Hawthorne District.
Our first stop is a pod of carts located just across the river at 12th and Hawthorne. Not only is this pod the first food cart pod to appear in Portland, but it is consistently popular having such great carts as Wiffies, Potato Champion and La Perriera Creperie.
Our second stop takes us further east through the lovely Sunnyside neighborhood on to Good Food Here a food cart pod somewhat off the beaten path. Favorites here include Fifty Licks Ice Cream, the Fishbox, Viking Soul Food, and The Honey Pot.
The next two pod stops include a couple of hidden gems just outside of the scenic Laurelhurst neighborhood. After that we’ll cross the Willamette River once more as we wind our way into the heart of downtown for a stop at the biggest food cart pod in town at 10th and Alder. With forty or so carts to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find something you like here.
A mostly downhill ride of less than a mile will take us back to the shop for the conclusion of our tour. Don’t worry! With over 600 foodcarts to choose from, there’s plenty more to try!
Wine Country Tour
ONE TOUR DAILY
Take a spin through the beautiful Oregon countryside and discover some of the world’s best Pinot Noirs. This tour is a ten mile ride through Yamhill County’s scenic viticultural region past rolling hills, farmland and hazlenut groves. Along the way we’ll stop at select wineries for tasting and relaxing.
Oregon Coast Tour
Join us on this driving and biking adventure as we explore the wild beauty of the Oregon Coast. Stops include beautiful vistas of the coast, the Cape Meares Lighthouse, the Mysterious Octopus Tree, lunch by the ocean, a salmon fish hatchery, old growth forests, and (if we have time) the Tillamook Cheese factory.
We love to take groups out for a special time. There is no reason your next business, social or any group meeting cannot include a group ride….
Build Your Own Tour
Casual to Experienced
Often people just want something a little different. Bike tours are no exception. If you haven’t found the tour you’re looking for on our website, let us know and we can design a tour just for youWe are happy to customize any of our established tours or we can plan something completely different based on your interests. Our guides are quite knowledgeable about all of Portland’s hot spots and how to there safely by bike. Have an idea? Just give us a call and we will try to accommodate you.