Bike touring through the San Juan Islands: Peak Northwest podcast

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Bike touring the San Juan Islands in northwest Washington.Kristine de Leon/The Oregonian

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Is island hopping better by bike?

On this week’s Peak Northwest podcast, we take a bike tour across the San Juan Islands, one of the most scenic destinations in the Pacific Northwest, courtesy of Kristine de Leon, business reporter at The Oregonian/OregonLive.

Plenty of people visit the Washington islands, found in the Salish Sea off the coast of Vancouver Island, and while most opt to take their cars, many travelers prefer to tour two wheels. The slower pace allows more time to soak in the beautiful scenery, and offers a more adventurous way to go.

Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

  • What exactly is bike touring anyway?
  • A more complex trip required a little more planning in advance.
  • Along for the ride: a sweet dog with a complicated name.
  • Some of the best memories from the journey, which stretched across three islands.

Here’s the full episode:

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