Biking the rich farmland of the lower Yakima Valley is like riding through the Garden of Eden. As far as you can see are miles of rolling hills covered with fruit trees and grapevines. You will visit many unique, busy and friendly towns serving their farming communities. You pass by no less than 16 wineries or tasting rooms along the way.
This route should delight any bicyclist who enjoys beautiful scenery, fresh fruit, wine tasting, or watching the bustle of farm life. The short 31 mile loop is a rather easy ride that passes seven wineries. The full route can be biked in two days, with a stay in Zillah, or in one hard 87-mile ride. Terrain: flat to rolling hills with a few longer climbs. Mostly low-traffic rural roads and a few stretches of busy highway with good shoulders.
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