COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - In its final print edition before moving everything over as an online magazine, National Geographic Adventure named its 25 Best New Trips in the World 2010, including ROW Adventures' "Bitterroot Bonanza" multisport that features biking, lake kayaking and whitewater rafting in Washington, Idaho and Montana.
As the co-owner of ROW Adventures, Peter Grubb has spent the better part of the past three decades scouting trips around the world. ROW Adventures' award-winning tri-state adventure first ever to link region's world-class bike trails.
But until recently, he had all but ignored his own backyard, the Bitterroot Mountains straddling the Montana-Idaho border, explains National Geographic Adventure. Peter Grubb adds, "Idaho isn't well known, perhaps because we don't have any National Parks within our State, but North Idaho's scenery, wildlife and world-class bike trail system makes this a spectacular travel destination."
The trip starts on the Washington Centennial Trail, a 37-mile path named after Washington State's centennial anniversary. It continues on to the Idaho Centennial Trail leading to the lakeside resort town of Coeur d'Alene. On the second day a three-hour kayak paddle on Lake Coeur d'Alene visits nesting sites of osprey and a forested shoreline.