Oregon Scenic Bikeways: Explore Oregon Wine County By Bike

BEST Oregon Scenic Bikeways, bikes at Youngberg Hill

Cruising through scenic vineyards, tackling rugged mountain trails, and exploring historic and cultural gems near McMinnville, the Oregon scenic bikeways are a lovely way to explore wine country. The Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway stretches 134 miles from Champoeg State Heritage Area to Armitage Park in Eugene, passing through McMinnville. It offers stunning views, well-marked paths, and numerous amenities along the way.

Oregon is such a bike-friendly state! We try our best to share the curvy roads with cyclists and create a community that supports this classic form of transportation. Biking in the Willamette Valley near McMinnville offers a picturesque and diverse cycling experience that caters to riders of all levels. This region, known for its lush vineyards, rolling hills, and scenic landscapes, is the perfect backdrop for both leisurely rides and challenging adventures. 

As a guest at our McMinnville bed and breakfast, you’ll be within biking distance of more than 150 Willamette Valley wineries. With Youngberg Hill Winery and Inn as your home base, you can relax knowing that you’ll have the most luxurious accommodations awaiting your return. Our attentive service, tasting room on-site, and enhancement packages come together for a peaceful and exhilarating getaway to wine country. Book your lodging today!  

BEST Oregon Scenic Bikeways, a lovely bike ride near McMinnville for wine tasting

Explore these Oregon Scenic Bikeways near McMinnville

Our area of McMinnville and the Willamette Valley is super bike-friendly, and heading out on these Oregon scenic bikeways is such a memorable way to explore! Pack your bag with lots of water and snacks, and pop off here and there at the best wineries in the Willamette Valley and unique landmarks. 

Here are the best Oregon scenic bikeways to check out:

  1. The McMinnville City Parks biking route avoids main roadways and is a great pick for an easy, laid-back ride. Along the way, you can stop off at the area’s pretty parks and downtown restaurants or find a shady spot for a picnic.
  2. Another biking route for all levels of cyclists is the 14-mile McMinnville Wine Loop (this is one of the biking routes that includes our winery—Youngberg Hill, and our sister label Bailey Family Wines). This loop takes you through the flat parts of the McMinnville AVA; however, you will encounter a few hills that might make you break a sweat.
  3. The McMinnville Riverside Drive starts and ends at the picturesque Joe Dancer Park. This 7-mile loop is perfect for a relaxing evening ride to see the sights of the area.
  4. To view an ancient 90-ton boulder, try the 18.4-mile McMinnville Erratic Rock Ride. Due to the elevation, this biking route could be a bit trickier for novice riders. When you do make it up to the hilltop, though, the view will be worth the sore muscles. You’ll also head by the historic McCabe Chapel and past Yamhill Valley Vineyards, one of the oldest Willamette Valley wineries in the region.
  5. This 26-mile biking route passes right by our McMinnville bed and breakfast. The Muddy Valley Wine Ride explores the McMinnville AVA and is just the right amount of challenging for medium-experienced riders.
  6. You can have a full day of activities by bike on the Evergreen Museum-Grand Island Loop. Just over 30 miles, this is one of the favorite Oregon scenic bikeways. You can also include a stop at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, and pit stops at area wineries in Dayton, Oregon. 
  7. The McMinnville Peavine Climb is a tough 40-mile adventure at an elevation of 2,500 feet and steep hills to match—this one is not for the faint of heart. Thankfully, the hardest part of your ride is near the beginning, as the last half is relatively flat. After this biking route, let us pamper you at our McMinnville bed and breakfast.
BEST Oregon Scenic Bikeways, photo of our McMinnville bed and breakfast

The Best Bed and Breakfast Near McMinnville

Exploring these scenic Oregon bikeways is one of the best ways to truly get a sense of the scope of the Willamette Valley and its stunning vineyards. What’s even more essential is having a comfortable place to rest those tired legs after these amazing excursions, and our McMinnville bed and breakfast has it all: big cozy beds, spa-like en suite baths with double jacuzzi tubs or rain showers, and lovely seating areas designed to soak up our expansive panoramic views from our hilltop location. 

The Pommard Room, pictured above, is a beautiful second-floor room with a bay window, Queen bed, fireplace, and two-person double shower bathroom. This room overlooks the Natasha and Bailey Block vineyards, immersing you in the surroundings of our working winery. Once you’ve freshened up after your scenic rides, head to our tasting room for a flight, and during the summer, we often host events and live music to sweeten your stay. 

During your stay, you’ll be welcomed and treated to some of the best hospitality McMinnville has to offer. We pride ourselves on our detailed concierge services and knowing the best things to do in the Willamette Valley and beyond. Feel free to ask our Innkeepers for advice on activities, nearby wineries, and more. We can’t wait to host you; book your lodging at our McMinnville bed and breakfast today. 

Member Only Sunday

This Sunday, April 21st, our tasting room will be closed to the general public for a member-only event. non-club members are welcome to join us for $50 per person.