Timberline Adventures, offers over 60 small group bike tours, hiking treks, and multisport tours a year in the most scenic landscapes of North America (with the odd trip in Europe). Though Timberline Adventures has been in operation for 32 years, the company’s ownership changed when the founders retired a few years ago. Avid cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts Dave and Kisa Harris have been scouting and adding new trips since 2011. Dave and Kisa had been customers of Timberline Adventures for 22 years and knew the company well. When the founders retired, they jumped at the chance to take over a solid operation they respected.
Timberline’s focus is on self-propelled, active exploration in nature, with trips to 37 different national parks. Group sizes are small, ranging from 8-12 participants. Our goal is to create itineraries that appeal to a wide spectrum of athletic abilities and ages. Trips are designed to be flexible, and routes and mileage can be modified and tailored to our customers’ needs. We encourage our travellers to do as much or as little as they want. Although we run group tours we don’t require our customers to stay in a herd and do everything together. We want them to explore and savor the experience according to their own interests and preferences. Our philosophy is simple: “It’s YOUR vacation.”
All Timberline Adventures’ tours are staffed with two guides who do much more than shuttle luggage to the next destination. Our leaders are the heart and soul of Timberline. In addition to extensive cycle touring and hiking experience, each guide has completed a leadership training course and be certified in First Aid and CPR. Our bike tour leaders are competent bicycle mechanics and are equipped to assist with repairs and maintenance issues along the way. Timberline tours are supported by a van, equipped to carry as many as 16 bicycles, 15 passengers and a trailer for luggage. Vans are also available to pick up any guests who would like to shorten their route, grab a snack, or just take a break.
February through November
Our trip roster includes 84 different itineraries to 37 different national parks and scenic areas in North America and Europe.
Destinations include: Cornwall (England), Maui, Kauai, Grand Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Sonoran Desert, Canyonlands & Arches National Parks, Northern New Mexico, Grand Tetons and the Wind River Range in WY, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Whistler (Canada), Rogue River Wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park, Death Valley, California Wine Country, Joshua Tree, Olympic National Park, Crater Lake, North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and others.
We believe that the best way to explore the world is under your own power. The experience is far more intimate and satisfying than traveling by bus, car, or train. Over the years we have also seen the way our customers bond with one another over the course of a tour. Being able to share the experience with like-minded folks and forge lifetime friendships is an amazing, though often unexpected benefit.
Routes, mileage and accommodations are subject to change due to safety, road/trail conditions, weather and availability.