(GMT)15 NOV 2017 GLA2CU:
Washington Parks Bicycle Route - Double loop route packed with parks, mountains, ocean views.
This double loop, two map section route showcases the diversity of the state of Washington, from its ocean and sound views in the west to the fertile orchards of the central Columbia Valley while traversing three national parks. The beginning and end points are technically Sedro-Woolley and Elma, though the abundance of ferries in and around Seattle allow great flexibility in planning.
Section one of the Washington Parks Bicycle Route begins by heading west out of Sedro-Woolley where the route provides the first opportunity to board a ferry. From Anacortes, the San Juan Islands (Lopez, Orcas and San Juan) are easily accessed through a frequent ferry schedule. The islands are a "must see" for many bicycle tourers, each bearing its own flavor with mostly low-trafficked roads and hilly riding. Back on the main route, the next stop is Port Townsend, a historic seaport with a host of tourist activities from galleries and shopping to dining and quaint bed and breakfasts. Continuing along the coast the route follows the Olympic Discovery Trail from Sequim to Port Angeles, the gateway to Olympic National Park, which is the first of three national parks on this route. - follow the link for more!