Portland has more than 350 miles (563 km) of bike lanes, paths, and low-traffic streets designated as “bike boulevards,” making Portland bike tours one of the best ways to see the city. Many of these bikeways run right through the heart of downtown and past popular attractions, shops, and restaurants.
Know Before You Go
All details are subject to change, so please contact tour operators for the latest information.
Guided Portland Bike Tours
For guided tours, several local outfitters have you covered. Cycle Portland Bike Tours rides around the bridges, breweries, foodie destinations and parks of Portland. Around Portland Tours stretch farther afield, with downtown tours, beer- and food-cart-themed jaunts, and trips that explore the nearby wine country and the Columbia River Gorge. Cycle Portland and Pedal Bike Tours also provide custom-designed tours.
Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours rents refurbished commuter bikes to visitors, along with leading two 3-hour bike tours of Northeast Portland, one focusing on the neighborhood’s food and urban farms and another focusing on the area’s craft breweries and parks.
Free Guided Rides
Portland By Cycle from the Portland Bureau of Transportation offers free guided bike rides on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in July and August, as well as other rides and classes in the spring and fall. These tours are all BYOB (bring your own bike).
Local group Friends on Bikes offers regular group rides specifically for women, trans and gender non-conforming people of color.
Introduced in 2016, Portland’s bike-share program brings 1,000 smart bicycles to the central city.
These fantastic local organizations are helping people of every culture, race and ethnicity experience the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty.
Portland loves bikes, but it's still important to be armed with knowledge and cycle safely.
Rent a Bike
For a truly local experience, rent a bike and explore on your own. Necessary accessories — including a pump, a helmet, suggested routes, and a bike bag — are included. Bike maps are available online. You’ll find cyclist-submitted tours at Ride Oregon Ride, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation lists their nine best rides around Portland.
Green signs and painted road symbols designate the most popular bikeways in Portland. Mountain bikers will find an ample network of cool trails in Forest Park, a 5,157-acre (2,087 hectares) urban wilderness just 10 minutes from the city center.
You can also grab one of the many bright orange bikes available throughout the city thanks to Portland’s bike share program, Biketown. BYO helmet! (You can rent a helmet from Pedal Bike Tours or Cycle Portland Bike Tours.) And before hitting the road, make sure to review this bike safety information.
Is That a Bike?!
Party bikes, beer bikes … whatever you call them, these multi-passenger vehicles are definitely pedal-powered — and perfectly suited to tour Portland’s proliferation of brewpubs. Trolley Pub Portland offers bikes seating 6, 11 or 15 people with Pearl District and Central Eastside routes. These tours visit multiple breweries and are 21+.
Looking for a family-style group ride? Kerr Bikes, just across the Hawthorne Bridge from downtown, rents surreys that seat 4 or 6 people. They also offer specialty bicycle rentals through Adaptive Biketown.
The Columbia River Gorge is a recreational biker’s paradise, with options including car-free blacktop, smooth single-track flows and canyon trails with tricky switchbacks.
Gresham, an east Portland suburb, offers a bevy of bike-friendly businesses and stellar views of Mount Hood.
The small logging town of Vernonia has become a central hub for bike routes through the surrounding state forest.
Portland Bike Tour Operators
- Around Portland Tours
- BrewGroup PDX
- Cycle Portland Bike Tours
- Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours
- Kerr Bikes (rentals only)
Portland City Tours
Great for first-time visitors, city tours offer a comprehensive experience highlighting the best that Portland has to offer.
Portland Walking Tours
These tours let you experience a street-level view of supremely walkable Portland.
Portland Bike Tours
Bike tours let you see Portland like a local, rolling through neighborhoods along this cycling-friendly city’s many bike paths, trails and lanes.
Food Tours In and Around Portland
Get a taste of Portland on a variety of food tours focused on specific ingredients, venues or neighborhoods.
Portland Beer Tours
Explore “Beervana” with the help of local expert tour guides on these Portland beer tours.
Wine Tours Near Portland
Let someone else do the driving while you enjoy wine tasting and vineyard views.
Columbia River Gorge Tours
Columbia River Gorge tours are an ideal way for visitors to experience the famous Columbia River Gorge National without worrying about traffic or parking. Explore the waterfalls just east of Portland with a guide and driver.
Mount Hood Tours from Portland
Explore Oregon’s highest peak, located 90 minutes from Portland, with these tour operators.
Portland Boat Tours
See Portland and the region from the water on boat tours that traverse sights on the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Portland Aerial Tours
Aerial tours give you a bird’s-eye view of Portland and the surrounding region.
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