Columbia Gorge Hike, Wine, & Discover
The 85-mile (137-km) long Columbia Gorge NSA would be a national park if it weren't a critical transportation corridor. It features waterfalls, mountains, monoliths, terraces, resort towns, vineyards, orchards, and The River, harboring a plethora of fish and birds, and a community of plants and invertebrates that changes dramatically going from the west end to the east end. Overlapping this is the Columbia Gorge AVA, the lovechild of the Columbia Valley and Willamette Valley AVAs. You will get intimate with The Gorge through hiking, wine tasting, and a visit to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum. Your expert guide, with formal background in ecology, natural resources, and wine, will teach you about the natural history, cultural history, and wine background of the area. The guide will feel out the group’s physical abilities and tastes in choosing 1 to 3 hikes and 2 wineries. We cover lunch, you cover tasting fees.
per adult from
10 to 11 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- PA system so people in back can hear their guide
- Museum admission
- Entry/Admission - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
- Entry/Admission - Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic Beverages - Tasting fees are covered by you, but they can be reduced through glass sharing and waived through bottle purchases.
- Gratuities (always appreciated)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon
There are a variety of hikes we can do in the Gorge; through rainforest to cathedral waterfalls, across dry grasslands growing on dramatic basalt terraces, up the cliffs of the fifth-largest free-standing monolith in the world, through fire-scarred slopes, and many more. It all depends on what you fancy, our own whim that day, and the time of year.
Duration: 8 hours
Stop At: Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Dr, The Dalles, OR 97058-9755
Peruse this museum of Columbia Gorge natural and cultural history.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Multnomah Falls, 53000 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Bridal Veil, OR 97010
See the tallest, and most famous, waterfall in Oregon along with it's historic lodge and bridges.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Columbia River Highway, State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
This stunning 74-mile (119 -km) highway that was inspired by the Axenstrasse in the Swiss Alps.
Stop At: Sunshine Mill Winery, 901 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR 97058-2905
This 130-year-old mill was once used to mill wheat for the Cheez-It! The only designated skyscraper in the Columbia Gorge, it was the first building in The Dalles to have electricity, and still contains the original Thomas Edison Motor by which it was powered. It is now a winery & restaurant.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup locations are flexible. We will contact you the prior evening to verify pickup time and location.
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- We are keeping the vehicles sanitized as per WHO & CDC recommendations. For non-private tours, vehicles are being filled to half capacity to maintain physical distance. As per proclamation by the Governor of the State of Oregon, guides and guests are required to wear masks, with certain exceptions.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.