Oregon, USA

Oregon Coast to Crater Lake Bike Tour

DURATION

8 Days

PRICE

$3,998

LEVEL

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

DAILY DISTANCE

45-80 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included), hiking & river rafting

INCLUDED MEALS

All except one dinner

Discover and explore what we ultimately strive for in a cycling vacation–which is to simply “Pedal Happy”.

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.”

National Parks on This Tour: Crater Lake National Park

This tour is operated under special use permit/s with the Rogue River National Forest and Crater Lake National Park. Bicycle Adventures is an equal opportunity provider.

Day 01

Ride the Oregon Coast Scenic Byway to the dunes of Reedsport.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Salbasgeon Inn

Distance

81 miles

Elevation

+4044 ft / -4413 ft

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.

Day 02

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

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Sunset Oceanfront Lodge

Distance

78  miles

Elevation

+4002 ft / -3935 ft

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 Bandon, a vibrant fishing and resort town.

Day 03

Ride the sunniest section of the Wild Rivers Coast Scenic Bikeway from Bandon to Gold Beach.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Lodging

Jots Resort

Distance

64 miles

Elevation

+3326 ft / -3350 ft

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.

Day 04

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

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge

Distance

56 miles

Elevation

+3790 ft / -3682 ft

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.

Day 05

Whitewater rafting on the Rogue River. Ride to Crater Lake National Park.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Crater Lake Lodge

Distance

24 miles (mostly climbing)

Elevation

+3969 ft / -202 ft

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.

Day 06

Ride the rim of Crater Lake - a breathtaking spin crowning Bicycling Magazine’s 'Dream Rides' list.

Lodging

Crater Lake Lodge

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Distrance

34 or 47 miles

Elevation

+4110 ft / -4110 ft (short)
+5,428 ft / -5,426 ft (long)

Bicycle around Crater Lake’s rim – guaranteed to be one of the most memorable rides of your life. This 35-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 35-mile distance would indicate. A hike and boating expedition to the caldera’s tiny Wizard Island is on today’s schedule as well; the boat tour is 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.

Day 07

Ride from Crater Lake to Diamond Lake, then on to Roseburg.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Holiday Inn Express Roseburg

Distance

69 miles

Elevation

+2228 ft / -8174 ft

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.

Day 08

Ride Winchester's wine country.

Meals

– Breakfast

Distance

40 miles

Elevation

+1399 ft / -1399 ft

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.

 

*Bicycle Adventures operates under special use permits while on Federal Lands managed by the National Forest Service (USDA), National Parks and Bureau of Land Management. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

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