Taste the bold flavors of Oregon on this scenic adventure that combines wilderness exploration with a food-lover's palate. With its impressive natural beauty and its meticulous wine country, Oregon is at once wild and elegant - all with a down home feel. Start with a stay at the Skamania Lodge and hike the forests of the Columbia River Gorge. Continue into the wine country, and explore the charming town of McMinnville; then taste local flavors at a farmhouse lunch followed by a day of wine tasting throughout the Willamette Valley. End your visit on a high note, relaxing in the dunes of Cannon Beach before an unforgettable farewell dinner.
Explore waterfalls and breathtaking views from the Columbia River Gorge
Savor local flavors in the Willamette Valley with an interactive farm-to-table lunch and winetasting
Experience Oregon's beaches and rugged coastline by hot air balloon and by foot
Meet your MT Sobek guide at the Portland Airport at noon today. With your group, enjoy lunch at McMenamin's Edgefield Manor - a historic resort built in 1911 at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge. After lunch, venture into the iconic gorge and enjoy a warm-up loop hike up to Latourell Falls. Cross the Bridge of the Gods in historic Cascade Locks, then settle into your room at the Skamania Lodge to freshen up for an amazing dinner in their restaurant, with sweeping views of the Gorge.
After breakfast, stretch the legs with a rewarding hike to the summit of Little Hamilton Mountain, taking in views of waterfalls, wildflowers and the Columbia River Gorge. Next, travel into wine country and stop at Middleground Farms for a delightful and interactive farm-to-table lunch. Help prepare lunch or wander around the farm with a glass of Pinot Noir. Take the scenic route into the Willamette Valley to Brooks Winery, known for their Rieslings and Pinots. Finish the day in charming downtown McMinnville, your home for the next two nights.
Start your day watching the sun rise from a hot air balloon ride over the Willamette River Valley. Return to the hotel to refresh yourself before a full day of wine tasting. The Willamette Valley is famous for their delicate bottlings of the Pinot Noir grape, which benefit from the local soils and humid climate. Sit back and relax with a catered wine lunch at our first stop. Then, return to McMinnville tonight for dinner and some time to independently explore this fun town.
Recommended: as a courtesy to our hosts and other tasters, we ask that you refrain from wearing fragrances of any kind on this day.
Leave wine country this morning and head west, toward the rugged beauty of the Oregon Coast. Along the way, stop for a scenic hike up Saddle Mountain, a moderate hike that rewards with views to the Pacific Ocean and Mount Hood. After lunch at Cannon Beach, explore the town and its long, sandy beach. Before dinner, venture into the coastal rainforest of Oswald State Park for a short half-mile stroll and then enjoy an amazing final night's dinner at the Wayfarer, followed by a sunset stroll to Haystack Rock.
Enjoy breakfast at the Ocean Lodge before venturing inland to the Portland Airport or to your hotel, if extending your stay in the city.
MT Sobek works with the best local guides in Oregon to provide an expert-led and immersive experience.
This trip is perfect for the short-on-time adventurer looking to experience the best of Oregon's landscapes, trails, wineries, food, and bird's-eye views.
You can fuel your active adventures with farm-fresh delicacies from the Willamette Valley.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Moderate hiking between 2 and 5 miles per day, plus a hot-air balloon ride, wine-tasting and farm-to-table meals.
Unwind at elegant hotels that blend luxury with comfort — perfect for a wine-country escape.
Temperatures in inland Oregon can be quite warm during the summer. Summer temperatures in the Willamette Valley usually hover around 83° during the day and 53° in the evening.
Meet your MT Sobek guide at the Portland, Oregon Airport at noon on Day-1.
We'll be in a comfortable Mercedes-Benz van that can accommodate 10 guests, or a Ford Transit 15-passenger van for larger groups.
Yes. Please inform us of your dietary restrictions, allergies or requests. We can ac-commodate almost any diets when given enough notice.
The Willamette Valley is 150 miles long and up to 60 miles wide, and has the larg-est concentration of wineries and vineyards in Oregon, including six appellations, and is famous for its Pinot Noirs.
The level of activity can be considered easy to moderate. This is an active trip in the outdoors, and wearing proper hiking shoes is essential on the hiking days.
The coast of Oregon could be as much as 10 degrees cooler than inland Oregon. However, during the summer this region is mild and dry, with temperatures aver-aging 70 °F.
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