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Bike the Scenic Tour de Lavender in Sequim

bike in a lavender fieldTune up your bike cycling enthusiasts and get ready for the 2018 Tour de Lavender in Sequim Saturday, August 4. Experience the amazing scenery during this event perfect for beginner and expert cyclists alike. Routes include stops at the world-class lavender farms of the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. In addition to the brilliant purple fields of fragrant blossoms, cyclists bike through a serene landscape with stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. The tour also connects to the Olympic Discovery Trail that opens up to sweeping views of the Salish Sea. Cyclists return every year to bike the exceptional beauty of the Olympic Peninsula at this fun summer event.

Bike Routes and Lavender Farms

The Tour de Lavender, now in its 5th year, represents a partnership of the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association and local bike groups. The event not only showcases the gorgeous natural setting around Sequim, it raises funds to Bikes at Tour de Lavendermaintain the Olympic Discovery Trail and the programs of the Olympic Peninsula Bicycle Alliance. These organizations are working together to promote bike safety and foster a cyclist-friendly community.

Hundreds of cyclists flock to Sequim each year for this popular event. Casual cyclists and families enjoy a 35 mile loop called the “Fun Ride”. This ride goes through 8 lavender farms along quiet roads and also connects to the Olympic Discovery Trail. While the “Metric Century” offers a more challenging 62.5 mile bike ride. This path includes 9 lavender farms and fantastic Olympic Mountain views. Once it links to the Olympic Discovery Trail with no cars allowed, cyclists can relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

The serene lavender farms with vibrant purple fields invite riders to stop for a break. Each farm has its own unique personality and special lavender products. Stay for a picnic, try a lavender treat and enjoy the view at these charming farms:

Cyclist riding on a road bike in the rural landscape at sunset.Join the “After Party” celebration from 2:00 to 6:00 for some well deserved refreshments, music and a chance to win great door prizes. Afterwards the celebration continues at the many great restaurants in Sequim’s charming downtown. Visitors discover what Sequim residents already know, there’s no better community for cyclists. Contact our agents at Schwab Realty to explore this bike friendly town and find your future home.

 

 

Sequim Lavender Festival

Lavender fields at the Lavender Festival You know it’s time for the Lavender Festival when the Sequim Valley is transformed by its beautiful lavender blooms. Imagine walking in rolling fields of brilliant purple, the warm sun on your face and the scent of lavender on the breeze. The fertile valley is like a watercolor painting of lush greens and deep amethyst, with snow capped mountains in the distance. It’s no wonder that Sequim is called the Provence of the Pacific Northwest.  With so much natural beauty, it’s easy to believe you are in Southern France.

This year marks the 21st annual Lavender Festival. The festival’s modest beginnings grew from restoring old dairy pastures with lavender fields in 1995. The lavender farms were the perfect crop for Sequim’s climate and are more sustainable, since they require little water. The first Lavender Festival was a very small, local affair that included only eight lavender farms. Today, there are approximately 40 lavender farms that grow 110,000 plants each year. The 2016 Lavender Festival had visitors from across the US and 55 countries around the world.

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