Whether you hike or wike (hike while in wine country), you will find lots of vineyards, rolling hills, and beautiful vistas as you explore the trails in Dundee and the surrounding area. From the Harvey Creek Trail to the Winter’s Hill Vineyard’s native oak tree savannah, you will delight in the scenery and wine tasting along your route. Many local wineries offer guided or self-guided hikes.
One of only 20 National Water Trails in the U.S., The Willamette River Water Trail is an established route with identified stops and campsites for paddlers along 187 miles of the Willamette River. The trail has two key guides/maps that enable people to identify access points, campsites, track river features, and offer a bit of history and information on what can be found as you travel the river.
Sip. Saddle. Ride. That’s the mantra of Equestrian Wine Tours which lead two-hour trail and vineyard rides atop Tennessee Walking Horses, the perfect breed for riders of all abilities. Most afternoons from early spring through late autumn, guests can ride through leafy vineyards, oak and fir woodlands, and take in views of Mt. Hood, Oregon’s iconic peak, and the snow-capped beauty of the Oregon Coast Range.
Hot Air Ballooning
Fly high over the Willamette Valley with Vista Balloon Adventures, the Pacific Northwest’s largest and oldest hot air balloon company. Book a balloon for up to 10 people or a romantic ride for two. During your Vista adventure, which begins at dawn, you’ll see the wine making hills of the Willamette Valley, the twisting Willamette River, and 10 mountain peaks.
Cycling in Wine Country
There are no shortage of excellent rides near Dundee, from loops on beautiful country roads, to car free gravel rides in Dundee’s famed hills and with constantly changing colors, every season has new views to offer. For guided tours in the spring and summer, Wine de Roads offers great itineraries with wine tasting stops spanning three AVAs. Newberg Cycle and Skate offers rentals for bikes and e-bikes, Tommy’s Bicycle Shop out of nearby McMinville lists several possible loops and offers bike repair.