Travel back in time with Treo Bike Tours

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

(Photo / s: Jonathan Maus)

* Time Travel, a 3-Day Horseback Riding Experience in Eastern Oregon (August 25-27) *

Oregon’s history, secluded roads and unparalleled hospitality await you on Treo Bike Tours‘last offer.

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

-> Day 1: Travel 60 miles southeast of Wasco on winding, leisurely roads, cross the John Day River, and stop to rest at Cottonwood Canyon State Park. (BikePortland images and summary of this route.)

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

-> Day 3: Now you feel it! A final 70 mile roll north to the Columbia River via Cecil crossing trails left by the pioneers of the Oregon Trail. (BikePortland images and summary of this route.)

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This three day experience is all inclusive. You will 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. The cost is $ 565 per person.

Reviews from BikePortland readers about Treo Bike Tours:

Chris on July 28, 2017:

I did this tour and I can say it’s really amazing. Phil is an amazing host. The food, horse riding and scenery are top notch. The year I did it, it was insanely hot there, but that didn’t really matter. The distances aren’t that huge and Phil does a great job of helping the runners when needed. Stay on the water / electrolytes and that’s okay (and I usually wither in the heat). Highly recommend!

Josh on July 31, 2017:

The trek to the TREO ranch we did in June was perfect. Phil was a great host, the food was exceptional, the settlement support well provided, the scenery amazing, the ranch beautiful. I recommend this one.

SilkySlim July 31, 2017:

Another such boost on TREO. Had a great time doing a mix of sidewalks and gravel in 2014 (I think). My most beloved instagram photo to date – of the most picturesque old barn in a field ever – has come from a few miles outside their front door.

from A to Z on August 1, 2017:

After taking a three day tour with Phil, I can vouch for the amazing hospitality, roads and food! An incredible journey. We did some longer walks, but in a bit cooler weather. It’s great to know that there is an outing, or the ability to get on the bus a bit to cool off or grab some food or a drink.

Back at the ranch, the evenings are amazing too. The food is exceptional and the recovery in the hot and cold baths is a pleasure. Lunch and snack always come at a convenient time and even showing myself a little less in shape, I never felt like I was going to be left behind.

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

Ben McKinley August 1, 2017:

I have made this an annual tradition for the past three years and look forward to many years of memories with a Phil and his exceptional crew. We saw watering in June and heat in August. Phil manages everything with a smile and grace. Two thumbs up !!

Ride with GPS on August 1, 2017:

We had our corporate retreat last year at TREO, and it was fantastic. It was also during that heat wave in early June, but that didn’t really matter. Phil’s support during the rides, the evening dinners and of course the ride make this an amazing time. Add to that a guide for this eclipse and it should be hard to beat.

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