North Idaho Rails-to-Trails Tour

Enjoy a Pedego Vacation powered by ROW Adventures along world-class biking trails in eastern Washington, north Idaho and western Montana. Pedal 15-35 miles each day on dedicated bike trails that travel through pine-scented forests along rivers and lakes. Explore magnificent scenery, visit small towns including Coeur d’Alene, and view the stunning wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. You ride on two “Hall of Fame” rail trails including the legendary Route of the Hiawatha. To fuel your adventure, we feast at some of the area’s best restaurants, and each evening you cozy up in carefully-selected local accommodations!

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Price: $2,825 per person
Date: Departing weekly from May through September
Trusted Provider: ROW Adventures
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White water rafting in Idaho on the rails to trails vacation.
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Van delivering Pedego electric bikes on the rails to trails vacation.

Arrive in Spokane, Washington, with air service from almost all major airlines, or drive from your home.

ACCOMMODATION : Not Included – Preferred hotel is the Centennial Hotel in Spokane

  • Centennial Hotel

    Spokane, WA

Meet your Pedego Vacations guide at 8:30 AM at the Centennial Hotel in Spokane, Washington, and check out your bike. We transfer 30 minutes east of downtown Spokane for a beautiful ride that winds through Riverside State Park, a 9100-acre park that straddles the Spokane River.  The paved trail passes through a fragrant forest of ponderosa pine with time to marvel at the impressive basalt formations created some 12 million years ago as lava flowed from the earth.  We learn about the original people of the area, the Spokane Tribe, known as the Children of the Sun.  We also stop to talk about Camp 7 Mile, built-in 1933 by the 949th Company of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) who cleared land, built roads, and planted trees in what is today Riverside State Park.

Once in downtown Spokane, we visit Spokane Falls and the site of the 1974 World Expo.  We enjoy lunch at a local eatery, then continue our ride east through Spokane’s University District and on to the Washington/Idaho State line. At this point, we  board our van to transfer to Coeur d’Alene, for a festive evening and dinner together.

  • Daily Ride

    37 miles total with an optional additional 13 miles. All paved.

  • Meals Included

    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Springhill Suites by Marriott

    Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

Our morning ride takes us along the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene to Higgins Point, the furthest eastern point of the Idaho Centennial Trail. After our morning ride of 16 miles, enjoy lunch at your choice of one of many great restaurants in Coeur d’Alene.

This afternoon is free time to explore downtown Coeur d’Alene! Enjoy the shops and art galleries, take the 2-mile walk around Tubbs Hill on the lake front, or perhaps take an optional half-day lake kayaking tour. Those that golf might want to try and book a time on the Coeur d’Alene Resort golf course.

Dinner together and a festive evening in Coeur d’Alene.

  • Daily Ride

    18 miles total with an optional routes if desired. All paved.

  • Optional Activities
    • Shopping
    • Art Galleries
    • Golf
    • Kayaking
  • Meals Included

    Breakfast and Dinner

  • Springhill Suites by Marriott

    Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

We drive south 35 minute to Plummer, located on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation and the western end of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes.  This is home to the Schitsu’umsh people whom the early French fur-traders named the Coeur d’Alenes, which means people with a “heart of an awl.” The early 1800’s fur trappers found the Coeur d’Alene people to be smart and shrewd traders with hearts as “sharp as a sewing awl”. We honor their legacy on this land.

Leaving the trailhead park, we ride on a scenic and slightly downhill path through towering pines until we reach the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene.  We cross the lake on an elegant railroad bridge and follow our bike path as it winds along the lake front to the tiny town of Harrison.

After a light lunch and perhaps a dip in the lake, our ride continues on level ground with scenes of the Chain Lakes of the Coeur d’Alene River. Marshes filled with waterfowl and songbirds send fragrant breezes our way.  We stop to visit Idaho’s oldest building, the rather stern Cataldo Mission designed by two Jesuit priests and built between 1850-53 with the labor of around 300 Coeur d’Alene Natives.

Riders are welcome to load up in Cataldo for a shuttle to Kellogg. Riders looking to add extra miles can continues for an 11 miles into the Silver Valley, where more silver has been extracted from the ground than any other place on earth.  We end in the small town of Kellogg for our night’s accommodation.

  • Daily Ride

    42-miles.  All paved. (Optional 11 miles for those wanting to continue from Enaville to Kellogg)

  • Meals Included

    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Morning Star Lodge

    Silver Mountain Resort

We begin the day with a brief drive across the Idaho/Montana border to Saltese to begin our ride on the Route of the Olympian. The ambitious Pacific Extension of the Milwaukee railroad was built at a time when railroads were competing for new routes to the west. The Route of the Olympian and Route of the Hiawatha were financed by the Rockefellers and at the time, the cost was $75,000 per mile, making this the highest-priced railroad ever built.  We enjoy this fabulous engineering legacy and ride over trestles and through tunnels on this inspiring trail.

After 9-miles on the Route of the Olympian we find ourselves at the starting point of the historic Hiawatha Trail where we enter the darkness of the two-mile long Taft Tunnel. Before the morning is over, we cross 7 trestles and pass through 6 tunnels in the heart of the rugged Bitterroot Mountain range of the Rockies. The trail is in great condition and is a gravel route that drops gently for 15 miles. Set in the forest with expansive views, we have a bountiful picnic lunch.  By mid-afternoon we are back in Kellogg to enjoy another night at the Morning Star Lodge.

  • Daily Ride

    24 miles (optional 18 miles downhill from the Hiawatha on the NORPAC trail.) Packed gravel.

  • Meals Included

    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Morning Star Lodge

    Silver Mountain Resort

This morning we ride from Kellogg to the eastern end of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes at Mullan.  We visit the small town then turn around and ride back west 7 miles downhill to Wallace. This charming town is full of historic brick buildings and elegant mansions built during the boom mining years of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The morning’s highlight is an underground mine tour led by a hard rock miner who explains both mining technique and machinery as well as the history of mining in the area.  We also learn about Edward Pulaski, a hero in the biggest fire in U.S. history, Idaho’s “Big Burn” of 1910 .  After the fire, Pulaski  invented the most important fire fighting tool in history, the Pulaski.  We enjoy lunch in town and a little time to explore on your own. By 2:30 or 3:00 pm we’re on our way back to Spokane where we  return you to the Centennial Hotel.

  • Daily Ride

    14 miles from Kellogg to Wallace with an optional 14 more to Mullan and back to Wallace. All paved.

  • Meals Included


  • Not Included

    Not Included – Return to Centennial Hotel in Spokane, Washington

What's included

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Premium Pedego Electric Bike

You’ll be custom fitted to a premium Pedego Electric Bike that’s a perfect for your individual needs. Pedego Electric Bikes go farther and faster, empowering you to see more in less time. Pedal or not, and get power when you want it.

TRIP INCLUDES: Services of our talented adventure consultants and professional guides, all meals/beverages as indicated in the itinerary, gratuities for meals and accommodations, on-trail drinks and snacks, van support, detailed maps and itineraries, all shuttles, van support and transportation during tour as noted. A Pedego bike, helmet and related biking gear.

DOES NOT INCLUDE: Airfare/transportation beginning and ending points, alcohol with meals, items of a personal nature such as laundry, gratuities for guides, travel protection plan, pre-& post-trip hotel.

Hotel information

  • Centennial Hotel
    Spokane, WA

    Are you looking for a destination with historic grandeur? Or, maybe modern luxury is more your style. Perfect. Because every Davenport Hotel instinctively, and distinctively, delivers world-class service set amid sublime surroundings.

  • Springhill Suites
    Coeur D'Alene, ID

    Our SpringHill Suites in Coeur d’Alene seamlessly blends style and function, making this the perfect destination for any business or leisure traveler. Pool, fitness center and free Wi-Fi in the lobby help you stay refreshed and connected.

  • Morning Star Lodge
    Silver Mountain Resort

    At the heart of Silver Mountain Resort’s Gondola Village is the Morning Star Lodge – one of the region’s premier Idaho vacation rental and resort condominium developments. The condominiums feature the latest in design and comfort.

Travel information

Fly into:
Spokane International Airport
Meeting location:
Meet your Pedego Vacations guide at 8:30 AM on Day 1 at the Centennial Hotel in Spokane, Washington, and check out your bike.
Meeting time:

Arrive in Spokane, Washington, with air service from almost all major airlines, or drive from your home.

ACCOMMODATION : Not Included – Preferred hotel is the Centennial Hotel in Spokane

Meet your Pedego Vacations guide at 8:30 AM on Day 1 at the Centennial Hotel in Spokane, Washington, and check out your bike.

Fly out of:
Spokane International Airport
Departing location:
Departing time:

By 2:30 or 3:00 pm we’re on our way back to Spokane where we return you to the Centennial Hotel.

ACCOMMODATION : Not Included – Return to Centennial Hotel in Spokane, Washington

Planning your trip
  • What kind of bikes do you provide?

    We provide Pedego Boomerang and Interceptor Classic & Step-Thru Electric Bikes for this tour. Learn more about our Pedego Electric Bike Fleet.

  • Can I bring my own pedals and/or seat?

    Yes, we encourage you to bring any accessories that you feel comfortable riding with, particularly as we may be covering long distances. Our Marin fleet of “regular” bikes comes with flat pedals that don’t have clip-ins, so be sure to bring both your pedals and clip-in shoes if that’s what you prefer.

  • Can my guide fix my bike if something goes wrong on the trip?

    In most cases, yes.  We’ll ensure your bike has had a service and is in peak riding condition before the start of the trip. En route, your guide will be able to do light maintenance and routine mechanics, such as fixing flat tires, pumping tires up, and adjusting seats. Each of the trailers is well-equipped with a tool kit, spare tires, and tubes, spare batteries.

  • How far do we ride each day?

    You will find distances listed on our trip itineraries.  Days range from 15-45 miles on average.

  • What is the difficulty of the trails?

    The trails on our Rails-to-Trails bike tours are rated from easy to moderate. The Centennial Trail and Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes are both nicely paved bike paths, with few significant hill climbs. The Hiawatha Trail is a crushed gravel path with a slight downhill grade.

  • I’ve never done a trip like this before, do I need to be in good shape to do one of these trips?

    A moderate level of fitness is needed for these trips.  Depending on your mileage for the day, you may be pedaling for up to five or six hours during the day. You will enjoy your trip more if you are in reasonable shape.  Our E-bikes make the riding even easier.  However, you should still have good balance and have some experience on a bike, be capable of getting off and on your bike, braking safely, etc. We suggest you spend some time biking at home leading up to your trip to help prepare.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

  • Are these good family bike trips?

    The trails where we offer these tours are ideal for families and we provide you plenty of ideas on how to make your time together the best possible.  We have ideas on places to stop and other activities to break up the biking, alternatively there is ample opportunity to just have a few hours free time to play at one of the beautiful parks or beaches.  There are many play spots, swimming holes and places for ice cream treats along the way, providing plenty of fun for everyone.  If you choose an itinerary with a stay in Kellogg, Idaho your kids might want to visit the fun waterpark too. You might also choose to add a full day of rafting on the Clark Fork river following your bike tour.

    The trails themselves are gentle and if you have really little ones we can set you up with a bike trailer.  For those a bit older, but not old enough to ride alone, we also have tag-alongs.

  • Do you offer custom and/or private trips?

    Yes! We can create a private departure for your group, or if you have a minimum of 10 people you can take over one of our scheduled dates. Please contact our office to design a custom tour on your preferred date.

    Are hotel upgrades available?
    On our scheduled guided tours hotels are booked in advance and can’t be changed.  You’ll find the name and short description of the hotels chosen for each category on the full itineraries on our website.  For a private, custom tour, we can arrange a higher level of accommodation, if space is available.

  • If sharing a room, will I have my own bed?

    Sometimes, yes. Other times, no. Many of the historic inns and B&Bs in which we stay only have one bed per room while others will have two separate beds. If it’s important that you and your travel companion have separate beds, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. That being said, only those who pay the single supplement fee will be guaranteed their own room and bed each night.

  • Is water available to refill my water bottle along the way?

    Yes, on our fully guided bike tours! At every support stop, we will provide a cooler with iced water so you can refill your water bottle. We will also have hydration powder available if you’re in need of a boost.

  • Can you accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dietary needs?

    Yes, we can make accommodations for dietary needs and restrictions as long as we’re notified at the time of booking.  Breakfasts are often served at the hotel where you stay and options may be limited.

  • What if I can’t ride the number of miles scheduled for the day?

    Yes, if you need a break, the support vehicle will be available and you can opt to hop in the van per coordination with our guides.

  • Will I be able to access my luggage during the day?

    Yes, guests are welcome to ride along in the van. But keep in mind we don’t offer discounts for guests who aren’t riding a bike and they will pay the regular trip cost.

  • What should I pack?

    When you receive your reservation materials, there will also be a packing list included, which will detail all of the essential items you need. We recommend packing clothing for all weather conditions and will suggest waterproof clothing based on your tour’s location and length.

  • Are trips canceled due to bad weather?

    Only in the most extreme circumstances when severe weather events are forecast will we cancel a tour. Otherwise, we will ride on through both rain and sunshine.

  • What does full van support mean?

    Full van support means that our vehicle will regularly meet up with the group along the cycling route to offer light refreshments, water refills, and transport for riders who don’t want to bike the next leg. However, it’s important to keep in mind that there may be stretches of bike paths that have limited access for van support and your guide will let you know ahead of time so you’re aware of your options.

  • What if my bike doesn’t fit me when I get there?

    Any necessary adjustments will be made to your bike on arrival to ensure it’s comfortable for you to ride. When making your reservation, it’s important that you provide us with an accurate height and inseam measurement (without shoes), so we can secure the right bike for you. If you have any queries about your bicycle fit, our friendly staff are happy to assist.

  • What is the nearest airport?

    Fly to Spokane, Washington (airport code GEG).

  • When should we arrive in Spokane?

    Arrive in Spokane the day prior to the trip to ensure you don’t miss the early departure on the first day of riding. Spokane is a great place to explore with many exciting culinary options, things to do and see as well as recreation stores to support any last minute purchases. We will happily provide recommendations on accommodations at your time of booking.

  • How do I reserve my trip?

    Our guided tours may be booked online.  It is always good to start planning your trip earlier than later.  Our region is a popular vacation area during the summer months, and lodging is in high demand, meaning our accommodation options become more limited the closer we are to the summer months.

  • Where can I leave my car while on tour?

    The Centennial Hotel in Spokane, WA offers parking on site for a fee. Spokane also offers a variety of other long-term garage parking options.