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Crater Lake Family Multisport Tour New!

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Trip Highlights
  • Challenging routes amid magnificent scenery in Central Oregon's high country
  • Skirt the rim of Crater Lake's world-famous caldera - one of Bicycling magazine's favorite rides
  • Experience unsurpassed beauty along the rave-worthy Cascade Lakes Highway
  • Ride in the shadow of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters' volcanic peaks
  • Make your way to Clear Lake, savor the views and reflect on an incredible adventure 

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From Eugene to Bend amid Central Oregon's Cascades

"It's so blue!" Don't be surprised if you hear this uttered at least once. And it may even be from your own mouth. Because Crater Lake really is that blue and containing your excitement is no small task. There's splashing and rafting on the rollicking Deschutes River. Lush forested river trails and majestic waterfalls in the Cascade Mountains. A bumper boat adventure on crystalline waters. An overnight at the historic Crater Lake Lodge (some folks claim it has a resident ghost). Kid-size hikes and an option for adults to bike the crater's rim. Yes, it is so blue and you may also exclaim, "It's so fun!"

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Astonishing Crater Lake, the country's deepest lake - uniquely beautiful and seemingly undiscovered  Pedal rolling terrain against a backdrop of thick conifer forests and the towering Cascade Range  Cross into Crater Lake National Park and hike to the top of Garfield peak while kids head for the bumper boats  Adults tackle the world-famous Crater Lake Rim ride, circling the lake and admiring its intense sapphire color and amazing clarity Each curve in the road brings another incredible vista, from the cinder cone of Wizard Island to the 9,000-foot-peak of Mount Scott Unwind at the lodge or continue to explore the spectacular landscape on foot.

Days 3-4 The Cascade Lakes Highway, a National Scenic Byway meandering through forests, lava fields and lake-dotted valleys  Pedal in the shadow of Broken Top Mountain and the Three Sisters' volcanic peaks Elk Lake, with Mount Bachelor looming ahead, sets the stage for lunch Finish your ride at the lake or spin all the way to Bend, Oregon's outdoor adventure capital  Welcome the challenge that those hills bring to your legs! Bike in the rolling Cascade foothills, savoring the fragrance of pines and more mountain views in every direction Embark on an adrenaline-pumping rafting trip down the Upper Deschutes River.

Days 5-6 Explore vibrant downtown Bend, packed with art galleries, cafés and microbreweries Bike through ranchlands and mountain landscapes  Hike in a lush forest along the McKenzie River trail, stopping to rest in the mist of spectacular waterfalls  Want to shift gears? Relax at a spa or go for an easygoing stroll through Drake Park  Make your way to Clear Lake as you savor the views and reflect on an incredible adventure.

Premiere & Casual Inns*

Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge
* Casual Inn

Crater Lake National Park (2 nights) Perched on the crater's rim, this classic national park lodge transports you to a bygone era.

Sunriver Resort
Sunriver Resort

Sunriver (1 night) Situated in the pristine natural setting of the Cascade Range foothills, this top-notch resort is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, culinary aficionados and fun-loving families alike. (pool, spa, tennis, golf)

The Oxford Hotel
The Oxford Hotel

Bend (2 nights) A luxury boutique hotel ideally located amid the shops, galleries, cafés and brewpubs of lively downtown Bend.

Guest Reviews About This Trip

This is your family's chance to experience incredible Crater Lake - "one of the 100 most beautiful places in the world," according to National Geographic. Off the bike, you'll enjoy hiking options to a breathtaking waterfall near popular McKenzie Pass and at Smith Rock, a rock-climbing mecca. And a rafting trip on the Upper Deschutes River is sure to get everyone's adrenaline going!
Riley Pearce - Regional Manager, North America

Trip Dates & Prices

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2015 FAMILY DATES
July 2015
August 2015

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This Trip Is Rated Level 2-4

Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Biking 10* 400 23* 2100 30 3200
2 Biking 20* 1900 34 3600
Walking/Hiking 3 1000
Kids Bumper Boats (2 Hours)
3 Biking 25* 600 56 2400
4 Walking/Hiking 2 100 7 200
Rafting On the Deschutes River (2 Hours)
5 Biking 12* 500 23 1300
6 Walking/Hiking 4 500
Walking/Hiking 5 600
 
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* Includes a shuttle

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2015

2 - 3 guests from $4,798 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,698 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $4,198 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $3,298 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $3,898 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,998 pp dbl. occ.

For 35 years, Backroads has been perfecting the art of active travel. We are the Oregon tour experts. See our award-winning USA multisport tours, USA biking tours and USA walking and hiking tours.

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Eugene, Oregon

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All meals included except 1 lunch, 1 dinner

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