What You'll Get
The secret of all great 16th-century exploration duos was banana-seated rowboats that converted into tandem bicycles. Pedal directly into visual awakening with today's Groupon: a five-hour pedaling bike tour of the Columbia Gorge from Pedal Bike Tours for $40, an $89 value. A 45-minute van ride takes cyclists along the historic Columbia River Highway before setting them free to glide battery-, fancy-, and motor-free past the first of seven waterfalls at Multnomah Falls, the second-tallest year-round waterfall in the nation. Tours leave from the Pedal Bike Tours store.
The joys of riding a bicycle are beloved by many. Smells, which are dulled to undetectable levels in four-wheeled transit, are vibrant and piquant from the fresh-air perch of a bicycle saddle. While the wind blows through tourists' hair, their hair blows through their helmet on the slightly downhill nine-mile ride. Along the journey, picturesque waterfalls, potential glimpses of overhead osprey, and opportunities for short hikes unfold while traversing some of Oregon's best scenery.
A bike-powered tour is a great way to burn calories without noticing it. Replenish energy with the complimentary cold drinks and snacks that Pedal provides. Tourists and natives alike enjoy having the time and 360-degree visibility it takes to soak in one's surroundings from the bottoms of panoramic waterfalls, and Pedal Bike's comfortable and well-tuned pedal bikes effortlessly roll over obstacles such as conifers, beavers, and beavers stacked on top of conifers. Click here to see the tour calendar.
Yelpers give Pedal Bike Tours a perfect five stars:
- These guys definitely love what they do and don't miss a chance to promote biking as a fun, healthy, and economical way to get around. – Nadege D.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Not valid with other offers. Includes snack, but no lunch. Tour starts at 1:00 p.m. Must register in advance. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Pedal Bike Tours
Run by a team of Portland fanatics and passionate cyclists, Pedal Bike Tours shares their enthusiasm for the city through entertaining and accessible tours. The routes take advantage of Portland’s extensive network of bike lanes to meander through downtown, along the Willamette River, and through lush Forest Park. Each guide’s expertise comes in handy on food tours and microbrewery tours, as riders stop for bites or pints and soak up info about each of their stops. A few tours take riders beyond Rose City limits, and include van trips to explore Oregon’s coast or wine country. Pedal Bike Tours keeps tours as safe and comfortable as possible by providing helmets, locks, and lights, as well as rain jackets and jousting lances if necessary.