Learn the secrets of adventure touring from world travelers as you discover the mountain peaks of southern Washington State.
Length:4 Days, 228 miles (offroad)
Skill Level:Beginner to Intermediate
The ADV Training Tour is operated by the experts from PSSOR the world class ADV training school based out of Washington State. Professional instructors and guides will train you to as you travel on our well-equipped adventure motorcycles along the southern peaks of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR). Discover Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, Mount Hood, waterfalls, lava fields, alpine lakes, and active volcanos such as Mount Saint Helens. Far more than a traditional tour, these rustic training tours offer a rider to staff ratio of only 3:1. Traditional tours show you places; this one will teach you to discover them. We are sure you will be planning your next adventure with us long before you even leave for home! Also, you will enjoy the security of a support vehicle and the advantage of traveling light.
Some of the skills you'll build during this training tour include:
When and how to properly stand while riding offroad
Low energy off-road riding techniques Mastering traction management
Slow speed balance and maneuvering Low energy motorcycle lifts (single person, multi person)
Narrow track and rut strategies
Loose surface riding as dictated by weather and terrain (sand/gravel/rock/mud)
Hills (ascending, descending, starting, stopping)
People travel from all over the world to attend training with PSSOR and their expeditions and tours. This is a testament to the value of the skills and knowledge and they offer. Although no one can guarantee that you'll be an expert rider after a single ADV Training Tour, we can say for certain that you will learn new skills, have a great experience and leave with the confidence to come back and take advantage of the great adventures we can offer along the western United States!
Mount Saint Helens, Columbia River Gorge, Mount Adams, White Pass, Bethel Ridge
Day 1: Arrival Day
The Columbia River Gorge is the perfect backdrop to take advantage of the local roads and attractions before meeting up with your instructors and guides for check in and dinner. Local attractions include: The Bridge of the Gods, Rowena Crest, Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Beacon rock, Mount Hood, Portland, Mount Saint Helens, the lava fields and more.
Day 2: ADV Training (dirt) 42 miles
The staff and instructors from PSSOR will work with you to develop the skills needed to successfully ride and navigate the Cascade Mountains and Washington’s Backcountry Discovery Route. The days' training will take you on a progressively challenging ride where you will reach the “Three Corner Rock”. The perfect climax to the day is where the landscape will be draped below your feet and you will be surrounded by majestic mountains and volcanos: to the north, Mount Rainier rises over 14,400 feet above sea level and is straddled by its smaller twin Mount Adams and the famous Mount Saint Helens.
Day 3: Washington Backcountry Discovery Route section 1 (dirt) 123 miles
Armed with new skills and confidence, you will tackle the first leg of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR). You will ride along the base of Mount Adams. Your route will head up along gravel and dirt roads through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. A stop for lunch at the Guler Ice Caves is a welcome safe haven on hot summer days. Created by a lava flow over 20,000 years ago, this lava tube preserves ice formations year round. The route continues over Trout Lake Creek, Grand Meadows, Takh-Takh Meadows, Midway Meadows and then down to Highway12 arriving at Packwood where you will join an old logging community for a night in town lost in time.
Day 4: Bethel Ridge 63 miles then head for home
The most challenging day in the dirt will start off with a scenic ride over White Pass and then wind up gravel national forest roads through burn forest and an ever changing ecological environment to Bethel Ridge where you will be able to see the arid valleys of eastern Washington. After lunch, you will be reunited with the support vehicle early enough to reacquire luggage or gear before getting a head start for home along one of numerous routes.
Included In Tour
- Lodging accommodations (double occupancy)
- Gear portage
- Welcome dinner
- Some on-trail meals
- Professional PSSOR instructors/guide(s)
- Support vehicle
- Staff trained in first aid with satellite communication
- Photos taken on the trip
Not Included In Tour
- Majority of the meals
- Travel insurance
- Rental motorcycle
- Rental bikes are available (contact us for a quote)
- Single occupancy upon request, additional fees apply
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