Lopez Island, Washington
Quiet, rustic, and always green, the San Juan Islands north of Seattle encapsulate the Pacific Northwest’s gently rugged natural beauty. A leisurely ride around Lopez, the flattest of the San Juans, often yields wildlife sightings. Circling counterclockwise— staying on the shore side of the road—provides the best views. A full circuit clocks in at about 33.5 miles, depending on detours to shops, restaurants, parks, and beaches; 888/468-3701 or guidetosanjuans.com.