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Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Surf, Mountain Bike, Hike, Trek

Trip Pacific Northwest Campervan 3-night
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Explore at your own pace with simple to use, fully outfitted VW campers that leave you free to partake in as many Pacific Northwest activities as you desire.

Incredible experiences await on the enchanting Olympic Peninsula – one of the most scenic and wildly diverse landscapes on the planet – and our local partners at PacWesty have the vehicles, gear and local knowledge to get you out and exploring. 

A blast to drive, these beautifully maintained Volkswagen Vanagons come outfitted with everything from stoves to beach chairs, sleeping bags to French presses – all you need to let the good times roll. Whether you’ve pre-planned your journey or are making things up as you go, adventuring is a breeze with a PacWesty van.

From surfing to biking, fly fishing to wine tasting, kayaking, hiking, and whale watching – the possibilities are endless.


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Itinerary
Itinerary
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Your adventure starts at the PacWesty HQ on Bainbridge Island, Washington, located 8 miles west of Seattle (unless you’re coordinating a Seattle pick-up at the evo store). You may pick up your van anytime between noon and 4pm. Expect approximately one hour for check-in -- we want to be sure to give you the full low-down! And now, your adventure begins. Wherever you may roam, the expert crew at PacWesty will have solid suggestions, recommended places to camp, eat, surf, hike, bike, and more.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Rise and shine! Today, and your trip, is fully yours to explore at your leisure. Here are just a few areas we highly recommend.

    Option A) Discover the Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. Stand in awe of spectacular mountain vistas, old-growth forests including the Hoh Rain Forest, turquoise lakes, pristine alpine meadows, and amazing coastal scenery. Opportunities abound for hiking, biking, surfing, fishing, and paddleboarding.

    Option B) Explore Mt Rainier National Park and Olympic National Forest. Mount Rainier, the highest peak in the Cascades, and the fifth-highest in the Lower 48, is also arguably one of the country’s most beautiful mountains. With 368 square miles of rugged landscape, the park boasts plentiful options for hiking, biking, climbing, swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

    Option C) Meander through North Cascades National Park and Wenatchee National Forest. This stunning and wild region feels almost like Alaska, with jagged mountains, brilliant lakes, and over 300 glaciers. Whether you choose to go deep into the backcountry or explore the Bavarian-style town of Leavenworth, the possibilities here are truly endless.
  • 3
    Day number 3
    Today is your final day with your beloved campervan. Enjoy your last ride together, cruise on back to the PacWesty HQ on Bainbridge by noon, and say farewell - until next time!
Trip Package Includes
 
  • 3-night/4-day rental of one fully equipped Volkswagen Westfalia (either camper or weekender)
  • Equipment for 4 people (eating, sleeping, and hang-out gear - see FAQ for details)
  • Rental Insurance
  • Roadside Assistance 24/7
  • 125 miles per night 
  • ​20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Trip Package Does Not Include
 
  • 14.9% state and local tax
  • Campground fees or land use permits
  • Travel insurance. We recommend World Nomads.
  • Personal expenses, including fuel, food, or personal gear
  • Mileage over 125 per night (fee applies for excess mileage, see FAQ)
  • Beverages other than included water, coffee and juice 
  • ​Extra gear or additions from PacWesty (see FAQ for options)

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Area Information
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Weather in the Olympic Peninsula is variable and unpredictable, no matter the time of year. Different weather conditions exist within the region at the same time. Even in the summer, temperatures may vary from 10-20 degrees, especially along the coast and in higher elevations. Summer will be driest, with fall and spring varying between bluebird days and all-out rain. Winter sees the most precipitation by far.

The western portion experiences much higher levels of precipitation than eastern locations, creating a rain shadow effect. Along the coast and western-facing valleys, typical annual precipitation ranges from 100-170 inches of rain, hence the existence of lush temperate rainforests, such as the Hoh and Quinault. Massive amounts of snow befall the Olympic Mountains; for example, Hurricane Ridge traditionally records 30-35 feet of snow a year.

The eastern slope, meanwhile, is characterized by dryer lowland forests. Precipitation still occurs, but to a much lower degree. Port Angeles, home of the Olympic National Park Headquarters, only averages 25-30 inches a year. 

Bring layers, think “waterproof”, and be prepared for a variety of conditions!


 
Casual Clothing (depending on season)
Other
FAQ
FAQ
  • How does this voucher work and how do I reserve my campervan dates?
    This voucher is valid for a 3-night campervan rental during the dates listed. Before purchasing your voucher, please contact evo to check van availability. Once we’ve confirmed your desired dates and van, you can go ahead and purchase the voucher from evo. Rates vary by season, with peak season lasting until August 31, 2020, shoulder season lasting from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2020, and “favorite” season lasting from Nov. 1 through March 31, 2021. Please do not make any travel arrangements until your van has been confirmed and you have purchased a voucher.
  • Can I book with a deposit or do you need full payment?
    If your travel dates are more than 30 days out, you can book with a $500 deposit. The remaining balance will be automatically charged 30 days before your rental start date.
  • Can I begin my trip in Seattle instead of Bainbridge Island?
    Yes, you can start and end your trip at the evo store for an additional fee. However, we cannot accommodate SeaTac Airport pick-ups or drop-offs.
  • How do I get to Bainbridge Island?
    Getting to Bainbridge Island is easy. If you're coming from SeaTac Airport, you can take the light rail from SeaTac Airport to the Pioneer Square Station and then walk to the Washington State Ferry terminal on the Seattle waterfront (Pier 50). The ferry to Bainbridge leaves about every 50 minutes. You can also Uber or Taxi from the airport to the Seattle ferry terminal, the drive takes about 25 minutes. The ferry ride is about 35 minutes. We offer free pick up from the Bainbridge ferry terminal to our office, provided you have made a reservation for that service.
  • Will you plan my trip itinerary?
    We can provide general suggestions and work with you to create an outline that fits your travel objectives.
  • Should I reserve campgrounds in advance?
    If you’re headed to the Olympic National Park, Kalaloch and Sol Duc are the only federal campgrounds that accept reservations all year. However, numerous other campgrounds are operating on a first-come, first-served basis. During the busy season, it’s advisable to arrive a bit early and book your campsite, and then go explore. You can also explore Hipcamp and reserve privately owned campsites. Other destinations will require campground research, and you may be able to reserve campground spaces in advance.
  • Do your vans have toilets?
    No, none of our VW Camper Vans have toilets.
  • Do the vans have pop-tops?
    Yes, the vans have pop-tops as well as a fold-down bench sleeping area.
  • What is the difference between a weekender and a full camper?
    Weekenders do not have a built-in sink, stove, or refrigerator and therefore have more interior space. Full Campers have built-in cabinetry, a sink, and a stovetop.
  • Do your vans have refrigerators?
    No, but coolers are packed in the vans and are included in the package along with the rest of the gear on the inventory list.
  • Can I bring my dog along?
    Yes, subject to availability as we have one dog-friendly van (Ernie). There's an additional cleaning fee for rentals with pets.
  • How many vans are in the fleet?
    There are currently 4 vans in our rental fleet.
  • Do any of your vans have automatic transmissions?
    3 of our vans have automatic transmissions. Substitutions do occur, so someone in your party should be able to drive manual.
  • Do you have any other locations?
    The only PacWesty is located on Bainbridge Island, WA. You can also arrange to start or end your trip at the evo store for an additional fee.
  • What if I go over the included mileage?
    Included mileage is 125 miles per 24-hour period. Excess mileage will be charged at the rate of $0.65 per mile.
  • Can you tell me more about security deposit and tax?
    Yes, a $1000 security deposit will be taken 24 hours before you pick up your van. This amount will be returned when you check back in and the van has been inspected for any damage. You will also need to pay a 14.9% state and local tax (includes rental car tax) directly to PacWesty before pick up.
  • What about roadside assistance?
    Before you head out for your trip, we ensure that you’re covered with both Insurance and Roadside Assistance. These are both built into the package and required. We will work with you to get the information needed to enable both Insurance and Roadside Assistance coverage before you depart on your trip.
  • Can I take the van out of the state?
    Yes, our operating area is generally limited to 500 miles from our shop. This gets you to the California-Oregon border (to the South), Boise (to the Southeast), Missoula (to the East), and the top of Vancouver Island (to the North). If you’re planning a longer trip please give us a call and we’ll work to come up with a plan.
  • What passes might I need?
    Discover Pass: An annual pass that allows access to State Lands including Washington State Parks, Washington Department of Natural Resource lands (state forests, natural resource conservation areas (NRCAs)), natural area preserve (NAP); and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lands (state wildlife areas). America The Beautiful Pass: *(All federal lands) An annual pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. *Northwest Forest Pass: An annual pass that allows access to Federal Forest Lands in Washington and Oregon. *Mount Rainier National Park Annual Pass: An annual pass that grants unlimited entry for one year to Mount Rainier National Park applicable to the owner and passengers in the same car. An alternative option would be to purchase an America The Beautiful Pass and receive allowance into all national parks and federally regulated areas. *Olympic National Park Annual Pass: An annual pass that grants unlimited entry for one year to Olympic National Park applicable to the owner and passengers in the same car. An alternative option would be to purchase an America The Beautiful Pass and receive allowance into all national parks and federally regulated area.
  • Can I add extra nights to my rental?
    Yes! Just let us know if this is your plan so we can ensure there is availability. Extra nights will be payable directly to PacWesty.
  • What if I have to reschedule or cancel after I have booked?
    If you need to reschedule or cancel, please note evo defers to PacWesty’s terms and conditions: -Cancel 60 or more days before departure: One-half (50%) of the $500 Booking Deposit will be refunded. -Cancel within 60 days of departure: No deposit returned. -Cancel within 30 days of departure: No refunds. -Reschedule 60 or more days before departure: $75 fee -Reschedule within 60 days of departure. $100 fee -Reschedule made 30 days or less from departure. $125 fee Please note that rescheduling means you must commit to new dates rather than postpone indefinitely.

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