Sustainable travel is a form of travel that aims to sustain or enhance the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents. Learn about sustainable travel in Oregon, check out our EV itineraries and leave a lighter footprint.
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If you travel in Oregon, you’ve probably noticed that we’re pretty green-minded. To spread the word, we’ve developed a network of sustainability-minded businesses. The Oregon Travel Philanthropy Fund helps pay for stewardship projects around the state, and through the Sustainable Business Challenge, Oregon businesses voluntarily report their sustainable and environmental business practices. Just look for the Travel Oregon Forever logo to support these participating businesses.
an ItineraryOregon Coast Electric Byway
Oregon has a reputation for its commitment to sustainability, so it’s no wonder the state is embracing electric vehicles (EVs) with enthusiasm. Now you can take a trip along all 363 miles of the beautiful Oregon Coast and charge your EV along the…Continue reading this story…
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I’d like to get information about bicycling the entire length of the OC&E Woods Line State Trail. I’d like to hear from someone who has actually done it. I’m interested in the best type of bicycle to use, is an off-road touring bike OK (Salsa Fargo, for instance), recommended tire size, water availability (streams, creeks, etc.), location of the trailhead in the Sycan Marsh, and so on. I haven’t been able to get much information from people who have cycled on the trail. Thanks.
I have not been on the OC&E Woods Line State Trail, but I found some people who have. Most helpful was Zach Gilmour at Hutch's Bicycles in Klamath Falls (541-850-2453). He has ridden most of the trail and here is what he says: Best type of bicycle to use: "It's soft gravel for nearly all of it (the last seven or eight miles of it closest to Klamath Falls are paved). For what I've ri…