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Oregon Coast to Crater Lake Bike Tour

Summary

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Created for stronger cyclists, this ‘heftier’ version of the Crater Lake tour crosses the Coast Range and sails down the knobby headlands of Oregon’s Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway along the craggy southern seaboard – then turns inland again to follow the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. The showstopper of the week, though, is the ride around one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon: spectacular Crater Lake – which Bicycling Magazine calls “a scenic road that will leave you breathless.” We time this tour to take part in the Ride the Rim Oregon event (entry fee included) so you have the opportunity to ride around Crater Lake without cars!

Recreational, Road bike
8 days
$ 3,998.-
  • Oregon Coast’s famous rock formations, or “sea stacks”
  • Gold Beach
  • Whitewater raft trip Rogue River
  • Crater Lake
  • Ride the Rim Oregon(event)
  • North Umpqua River, Clearwater Falls Park
  • Winchester Wine Country
  • Deposit for this tour is 25%

    Vaccine or test: We require all guests to either be vaccinated or get a Covid test within 72 hours of departure. Negative test results must be in hand at the time of pick up on the first day. While we do our best to prepare, we cannot guarantee that we will know the vaccination requirement for each business we enter during a tour. We highly recommend that all guests are vaccinated when traveling with us. All of our guides are fully vaccinated.

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Details

Type
Recreational, Road bike
Duration
8 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
40-60 km / 25-37 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
12 Sep 2022 - 19 Sep 2022
Start
Portland
Finish
Portland or Eugene
Airport at start
Portland
Airport at finish
Portland

Prices

Price per person
The tour price per person
$ 3,998.-
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.
$ 1,080.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 1: Ride the Oregon coast scenic byway to the dunes of Reedsport

Meet in Portland early and van (2.5 hours) southwest over the Central Oregon Coast Range to Newport. Pedal south with the coastal tailwind providing a gentle boost. Soak up the views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the Oregon Coast’s famous rock formations, or ‘sea stacks.’  Ride through tiny coastal villages, beachfront shaded by forests, and sand dunes. Spend tonight near the ocean in Reedsport at theSalbasgeon Inn .
Meals: Lunch, Dinner Lodging: Salbasgeon Inn
Distance: 81 miles Elevation: +4044 ft / -4413 ft

Day 2: Ride the coast from Reedsport to Bandon along Seven Devils Road.

Head south along the coast, bicycling through forests and along pristine beaches with sand dunes and lighthouses. The rolling hills of the aptly-named Seven Devils Road drop out onto the coast again at the Sunset Oceanfront Lodge in Bandon, a charmingly vibrant fishing and resort town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Lodging: Sunset Oceanfront Lodge
Distance: 78 miles. Elevation +4002 ft / -3935 ft

Day 3: Ride the sunniest section of the Wild Rivers Coast scenic byway from Bandon to Gold Beach.

Today is another day of cycling Oregon’s wild coastline: sandy beaches; rocky cliffs; waves pounding the rocky sea stacks. The finish line is Gold Beach, a sportfishing town in the heart of Oregon’s “Banana Belt.” Boasting more sun than any other town on the Oregon or Washington coasts, Gold Beach is so far from any major metropolitan area that its gorgeous beaches remain wonderfully uncrowded. Dinner is on your own tonight, so you’ll have time to explore. Stay at Jots Resort.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch. Lodging: Jots Resort
Distance: 64 miles. Elevation: +3326 ft / -3350 ft

Day 4: Continue along the coast to California. Be awed by the immense redwoods of Jedediah Smith State Park!

Today, enjoy more scenic, wild beauty along the Coast Highway as it approaches Crescent City, California. Lunch is a lovely picnic on the beach at Crissey Field, an Oregon State Recreation Site perched between the California border and the Winchuck River. Continue riding south to explore the magnificent old-growth redwoods of Jedediah Smith State Park. Stay tonight at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge, a rafting and fishing resort located right on the river.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner. Lodging: Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
Distance: 56 miles. Elevation: +3790 ft / -3682 ft.

Day 5: Whitewater rafting on the Rogue river. Ride to Crater Lake National Park.

Take a thrilling whitewater raft trip through the gorges, canyons and old-growth forest along the Rogue River (the raft trip is included in your tour price). After lunch at Morrison’s, head to Union Creek, the birthplace of the Rogue. Pedal your bicycle through the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest across a high meadow covered with volcanic pumice from the explosion of Mt. Mazama some 8,000 years ago right to the rim of Crater Lake. From Crater Lake’s rim, gaze down 1,500 feet to the stunningly blue lake below. Spend the next two nights at the famous Crater Lake Lodge perched right on the rim of this mind-boggling caldera.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner. Lodging: Crater Lake Lodge.
Distance:24 miles (mostly climbing) Elevation: +3969 ft / -202 ft.

Day 6: Ride the Rim of Crater Lake without cars – a breathtaking spin crowning bicycling magazine’s “dream rides” list.

Today, bicycle around Crater Lake’s rim. This 34-mile (or 47-mile) ride is considered by Bicycling magazine to be one of the most spectacular one-day rides in the entire country. At an elevation of 7,000 feet and with plenty of ups and downs, the rim ride is more challenging than the distance would indicate, but if you need even more you can detour down to the Pinnacles overlook and back adding another 13.5 miles and 1300 ft of elevation. We will be joining the group event Ride the Rim Oregon for the morning. Your event entry fee is included. A boating expedition to the caldera’s tiny Wizard Island is on today’s schedule as well; the boat tour is also included as part of your trip package. Not a boater? If you prefer, hike up to Mt. Scott or Garfield Butte for phenomenal views of the lake and surrounding region.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Lodging: Crater Lake Lodge.
Distance: 34 or 47 miles. Elevation: +4110 ft / -4110 ft (short) +5428 ft / -5426 ft (long)

Day 7: Descend from Crater Lake to Diamond Lake, then on to Roseburg.

Pedal north out of Crater Lake to another gorgeous gem today – sparkling Diamond Lake, beloved by fishermen and wilderness enthusiasts alike. Ride a paved bicycle path around the lake, through wetland meadows laced with sparkling streams, then follow the North Umpqua River through evergreen forests and out into the farmland near Roseburg. Enjoy lunch at beautiful Clearwater Falls Park before heading on to Roseburg and tonight’s lodging at the Holiday Inn Express.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Roseburg.
Distance: 69 miles (or more, mostly descending). Elevation: +2228 ft / -8174 ft (or more, mostly descending)

Day 8: Ride Winchester’s wine country.

Sample yet another flavor of Oregon countryside as you ride up, down and through Winchester Wine Country. Enjoy a creekside picnic lunch in the shade before shuttling north to your drop-off in Eugene or Portland.
Meals; Breakfast, Lunch.
Distance: 34 miles. Elevation: +1399 ft / -1399 ft.

Included:

Lodging
All meals included except one dinner
Road / hybrid bike
River rafting, hiking, boat ride and Ride the Rim Oregon (event)
Luggage transfer.

Not Included:

Night before and after the tour
Airline tickets
Gratuities guides

Lodging

Salbasgeon Inn
Sunset Oceanfront Lodge
Jots Resort.
Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge.
Holiday Inn Express Roseburg.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

road-bike-344x268 A road or Hybrid bike is included in the price,
E-bikes
are available for an extra fee.

Giant Defy ADV 3

Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast.
Ride farther and faster with an all-new composite frameset that’s engineered with endurance geometry and built-in compliance. Handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite material, it’s engineered with tube shapes that are optimized to absorb road shocks and vibrations. And the frame is still stiff in all the ways that matter—for pedaling efficiency as well as steering and cornering precision. It’s made with a specific carbon layup to give it just the right feel. And for added control, it features integrated disc brakes with flat mounts and 12mm thru-axles. The D-Fuse Seatpost and handlebar system also help reduce road vibrations, adding to its smooth, compliant feel on the road.
Components: Giant Conduct disc brakes, Shimano Tiagra groupset, 50/34 cranks, 11 x 34 cassette, Giant S-R2 tubeless wheelset 700x28c

Fastroad E+ EX pro

Featuring a SyncDrive Pro motor that's powered by Yamaha, a long-lasting EnergyPak 375Wh Smart compact battery, and a smooth-riding, lightweight aluminum frame, the FastRoad E+ EX Pro makes every trip faster and more fun. It’s built with a compact SyncDrive Pro motor that delivers smooth and instantaneous power, which blends seamlessly with your own pedaling power so you can ride farther and faster with less effort. It has a lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame and an integrated rack, fenders, light mount and kickstand—everything you need for your daily adventures.
This state-of-the-art mobility bike features a SyncDrive Pro motor and a smooth-riding, lightweight aluminum frame equipped with a rack, fenders and kickstand.
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