By: Mary Pellegrini
Cycling the Hood River Valley
Cycling the Hood River Valley and it’s quiet back roads, opens up a world of gorgeous scenery, handcrafted beers and ciders, farm stands, museums, and wineries. A network of excellent cycling roads winds through the valleys fruit orchards. In the spring, be witness to an explosion of cherry, pear and apple blossoms. Summer finds the early summer fruits, warm days and cool nights. In the fall bask in the splendor of fall foliage and an amazing Oregon harvest.
A fine option for awesome Hood River Valley back roads is the Hood River County Fruit Loop. Ride all 35 miles of it or just sections and take time to visit the venues along the way.
Start planning your cycling vacation and enjoy the cool nights, fall foliage and of course the serenity of the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast. These are just a few road cycling options. Should you be the mountain bike type, we’ve got you covered there, too, a a Bike Friendly Business in the Hood River Valley
Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet. We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like.
Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. We partner with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Areas allowing us to offer discount lift tickets to our guests. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.