Journey Through Time with Treo Bike Tours

*This is a paid partnership between BikePortland and Treo Bike Tours*

(Photos: Jonathan Maus)

*Journey Through Time, a 3-day Eastern Oregon Riding Experience (August 25-27)*

Oregon history, remote roads and unequaled hospitality await you on Treo Bike Tours‘ latest offering.

Let Treo pick you up from Portland on Friday morning in their fully-stocked shuttle bus. Enjoy snacks and drinks as you drive through the Columbia River Gorge to eastern Oregon. You’ll get out and ride en route to the relaxing and remote Treo Lodge (just outside Heppner); the first of three memorable days in the saddle.

–> Day 1: Ride 60 miles southeast from Wasco on quiet winding roads, crossing the John Day River and stopping for a rest at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. (BikePortland images and recap of this route.)

–> Day 2: Pedal another 60 miles through the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and end your journey through time at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center. BikePortland images and recap of this route.)

–> Day 3: Now you’re feeling it! A final roll of 70 miles north back to the Columbia River via Cecil crossing tracks left behind by Oregon Trail pioneers. (BikePortland images and recap of this route.)

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This three-day experience is all-inclusive. You’ll have access to a support vehicle stocked with cold drinks, fresh fruit and other goodies. Includes two nights at the legendary Treo Ranch where the feasts are as big as the views. Limited to 12 people. Cost is $565 per person.

Reviews of Treo Bike Tours from BikePortland readers:

Chris on July 28, 2017:

I have done this tour and can say it is really amazing. Phil is one outstanding host. The food, riding, and scenery are top notch. The year I did it was crazy warm over there, but it really didn’t matter. The distances aren’t that huge and Phil does a great job of supporting riders as needed. Stay on the water/electrolytes and it is a non-issue (and I typically wilt in the heat). Highly recommend!

Josh on July 31, 2017:

The TREO ranch ride we did in June was perfect. Phil was a great host, the food was exceptional, sag support well-delivered, landscapes amazing, ranch house beautiful. I recommend this one.

SilkySlim on July 31, 2017:

Another thumbs up on TREO from this guy. Had a blast doing a blend of pavement and gravel rides out there in 2014 (I think). To date, my most liked instagram photo – of the most picturesque ancient barn in a field ever – came from just a few miles outside their front gate.

AZ on August 1, 2017:

Having done a three day tour with Phil, I can attest to the hospitality, incredible roads and food! An amazing trip. We did slightly longer rides, but during a bit cooler weather. It’s great knowing there’s an out, or the ability to climb in the bus for a bit to cool off or grab some food or a drink.

Back at the ranch, the evenings are amazing as well. Food is outstanding and recovery in the cold and hot tubs is a pleasure. The lunch and snack set up always comes at an appropriate time and even showing up a bit less than fit, I never felt I was going to be left out to suffer.

Do not miss this! Can’t wait to do another one next summer!

Ben McKinley on August 1, 2017:

I’ve made it an annual tradition the last three years and look forward to many years of memories with a Phil and his exceptional crew. We’ve seen sprinkles in June and heat in august. Phil manages it all with a smile and grace. Two thumbs up!!

Ride With GPS on August 1, 2017:

We did our company retreat last year at TREO, and it was fantastic. It was also during that hot spell in the beginning of June, but it didn’t really matter. The support from Phil during the rides, the dinners at night, and of course the riding make for an unbelievable time. Couple that with having a guide for this eclipse and it should be hard to beat.