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Crater Lake Bike Tour

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Cruise beside sparkling rivers and snow-crowned peaks. Bicycle the Aufderheide Scenic Byway, which Adventure Cycling magazine calls "...a mecca for road riders looking for ultra-smooth pavement, low traffic and scenic beauty." Sample the craft brews and explore the outdoor-lover's paradise of Bend. Hike Central Oregon’s surreal high desert. Spend two days in stunning Crater Lake National Park, and ride around the volcanic rim of the deepest lake in the United States. It all adds up to one phenomenal week. 

Recreational, Road bike
7 days
371 km / 231 mi
$ 2,995.-
  • Can be tailored to all levels, there are optional miles that can be ridden on many days.
  • Included Crater Lake National Park and Glacier National Park.
  • Hotel, Inn's are the finest the area has to offer.
  • All meals included except one lunch and one dinner (exceptional dinning).
  • Luggage transfer and regional expertise.
  • E-bike rent possible.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
7 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
Total distance
371 km / 231 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
07 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019 - 03 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
11 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
18 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019 - 07 Sep 2019
Start
Eugene
Finish
Eugene
Airport at start
Eugene airport
Airport at finish
Eugene airport

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 2,995.-
high-end carbon fiber bike
Orbea Avant M20D high-end carbon fiber bike with compact Ultegra gearing
Please note: All options not available in all locations. Please give at least 60 days advance notice. 
$ 300.-
Optional
E-Bike
Electric bike: zoom up those hills.
We request at least 60 days advance notice for one of these below. Please note that e-bikes are not available in all locations.
$ 200.-
Optional
Tandem road bike
Please note: All options not available in all locations. Please give at least 60 days advance notice. 
$ 500.-
Optional
E-bike High end
Orbea Avant M20D high-end carbon fiber bike with compact Ultegra gearing.
$ 300.-
Optional
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 809.-

Itinerary

Day 1 Bike one of the ‘Top 10 Roads in the West’ - the stunning Aufderheide Scenic Byway.

Meet us in Eugene, Oregon. Ride the beautiful Aufderheide Scenic Byway beside the McKenzie, a Wild and Scenic River that weaves through the dense old-growth of the Willamette National Forest. A world-class road bike ride, the Adventure Cycling Association calls it "...one of the top 10 roads in the West, a mecca for road riders looking for ultra-smooth pavement, low traffic and scenic beauty.”  Spend tonight at McKenzie Riverside Cottages, a favorite haunt of President Herbert Hoover.

Day2 Climb from old-growth fir forests to the alpine woods and lava fields of McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway. Enjoy the outdoor mecca town of Bend for the next 2 nights.

Cross the Cascade Range via McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway, a 3,700-foot climb spanning 22 miles. “The grades are pretty steady but not real hard,” says Chris Horner, professional cyclist from Bend, Oregon, describing his favorite local ride for Bicycling magazine. “It’s beautiful up at the top of McKenzie Pass — a snowcapped mountain view on one side and a lava field on the other.”
Lunch at the summit among 2,000-year-old jumbled lava flows. Ride a long sweeping descent through the lodgepole pines of Willamette National Forest into the Old West town of Sisters. Then it's on to your two-night stay at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend, Oregon. Enjoy the soaking pool at McMenamins - and have fun exploring the town's craft brewpubs.

Day3 Ride and explore Bend, Oregon’s adventure capitol.

Bend offers a plethora of choices: world-class fly fishing on rivers like the Deschutes and Metolius, stellar hiking and mountain biking, river rafting - and of course, brewpubs, shops and art galleries. Prefer to ride? We'll show you some great road cycling options - including a ride out to Smith Rock, famous in the rock-climbing world. If you like, you can ride there, take a climbing lesson and then head on back. Take your pick from a bevy of options: we’ll make it happen.

Day 4 Ride Dutchman Flat and Crane Prairie, then ride into Crater Lake National Park.

Ride the Cascade Lakes Highway today. This gorgeous National Scenic Byway in the Deschutes National Forest wraps the foothills of Mt. Bachelor, curving from Dutchman Flat to lunch at Crane Prairie Reservoir. This breeding ground for osprey is also home to record-breaking rainbow trout. This afternoon, ride into Crater Lake National Park - an unforgettable cruise across a high meadow strewn with volcanic pumice from the blast of Mt. Mazama 8,000 years ago. Crest the rim for your first sight of stunning Crater Lake 1,500 feet below. As one of Oregon's seven wonders, it's nothing short of breathtaking! Spend the next two nights at Crater Lake Lodge, the lovingly restored National Park Lodge perched on the west rim. The views are fantastic.

Day 5 Ride Crater Lake’s spectacular rim – a glorious 33-mile route that tops Bicycling Magazine’s ‘Dream Rides’ list.

Crater Lake’s 33-mile bicycle ride is considered by Bicycling magazine to be one of the most spectacular one-day rides in the country. PureWow's travel page calls it one of the '11 Most Zen Places on the Planet.' On one side, a rocky cliff leads down to the deepest lake in the United States; on the other, thrill to a 100-mile panoramic view from 7,000 feet of elevation: the Cascade Mountains, Eastern Oregon's high desert, Cinnamon Butte, The Sisters. We guarantee this will be one of the top 5 bicycle rides of your life. 

Day 6 Ride through forested wilderness along the Umpqua River.

Cycle north beside Crater Lake one last time and descend into the Umpqua National Forest. Pedal amidst evergreens following the Umpqua River along to Roseburg. Stay the night at our riverfront hotel in Roseburg, enjoying the views from the hot tub or your room.

Day 7 Pedal the "Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon." Then it's back to Eugene for your return trip home.

Head north to Cottage Grove for a relaxed ride around the "Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon.” You'll see four of these beauties today: Dorena Bridge, overlooking the Dorena Lake reservoir; the Currin Bridge, a 60-foot span over the Row River that is only open to cyclists and pedestrians. Climb up to the Stewart Bridge, overlooking Mosby Creek - and for the finale, check out the Layng Mosby Creek Bridge, Lane County's oldest. Stop for celebratory photos at each before shuttling back to Eugene. 

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