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Columbia River Gorge & Mount Hood Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

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Oregon's Iconic Peak, Lakes & Waterfalls

From $3,299 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

Oregon is a land of exquisite natural beauty and diverse pleasures. Like hiking up to a wildflower-filled meadow on Mount Hood. Enjoying peaceful slumber at an iconic high-alpine retreat that is also a showcase of regional craftsmanship. Or biking along the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway lined with dramatic cliffs, thick forests and roaring waterfalls. Add kayaking, local microbrews and farm-to-table cuisine—Oregon has it all!

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Oregon

Start/End Portland

Columbia River Gorge & Mt. Hood Map

Highlights

  • Journey into the heart of the pristine Oregon wilderness to discover snowcapped peaks, sparkling lakes and lush rain forests 
  • Hike on Mount Hood, a dormant stratovolcano and the highest peak in Oregon, known as Wy'east to the native Multnomah people  
  • Explore the Columbia River Gorge and marvel at its dramatic landscape of dense forest, abundant waterfalls and high basalt cliffs
  • Pedal the winding and rolling routes of the spectacular Historic Columbia River Highway, a Bicycling magazine "must ride"
Oregon

Start/End Portland

Columbia River Gorge & Mt. Hood Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Start your adventure in Portland, near the confluence of the mighty Columbia and Willamette Rivers |  Introduce yourself to the epic Columbia River Gorge with a hike that visits 3 waterfalls! | Relax by the remarkable six-sided, 92-foot stone fireplace at Timberline Lodge, our rustic high-alpine retreat | Start your day with a hearty breakfast, then hit the trail from the doorstep of the lodge | Make your way across groves of hemlock, past waterfalls and through a dramatic canyon to beautiful wildflower-filled meadows | Savor the evening alpenglow on Mount Hood then slumber above the tree line at 6,000 feet.

Day 3 Travel through the lush Hood River Valley, one of the most prolific fruit-growing regions in the world, to the magnificent Columbia River Gorge | Get to know the town Hood River, with its plethora of microbreweries and organic eateries  | Cycle a beautiful winding and rolling path offering breathtaking views of the gorge | Breeze through the famous windowed Twin Tunnels leading to the town of Mosier, surrounded by cherry orchards | Retreat to our historic hotel perched on a cliff above the Columbia River.

Day 4 Spend the morning on the fourth-largest river in America, kayaking among the protected coves of the Columbia River | Marvel at how a trickle of snowmelt in the Canadian Rockies can dramatically transform the landscape over the course of 1,200 miles to the Pacific | Venture to the Washington side of the gorge, visited by Lewis and Clark during their Corps of Discovery Expedition | Delight in the amenities of our modern resort, nestled among 175 wooded acres in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic area.

Days 5-6 Lace up your hiking boots and venture into a deep emerald canyon of a lush temperate rain forest | Hike along trails that were blasted into the hillside of a gnarled old-growth forest above Eagle Creek | Check out Punchbowl Falls as it plunges into a blue-green ferny grotto | Cross a dramatic bridge looming 120 feet above a narrow moss-lined gorge | Cruise on two wheels on a path along the Columbia River Gorge whose vertical basalt walls are graced with the greatest concentration of waterfalls in North America | Follow the graceful curves of the route passing lush green forest and rare endemic plants.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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2019 July

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,299 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,899 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,699 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $7,399 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $9,299 pp dbl occ

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F Family Tours - Older Teens & 20s

Prices

From $3,299 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

Timberline Lodge & Ski Area, Mount Hood, Oregon
Timberline Lodge

Government Camp (2 nights)

Columbia Gorge Hotel, Oregon
Columbia Gorge Hotel

Hood River (1 night)

Skamania Lodge, Oregon
Skamania Lodge

Stevenson (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Oregon

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Casual Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Timberline Lodge & Ski Area, Mount Hood, Oregon

Timberline Lodge

Government Camp (2 nights)

An architectural wonder and national historic landmark, this iconic high-alpine retreat on the south side of Mount Hood is a showcase of Oregon craftsmanship, a monument to the public works legacy of FDR and a destination unto itself. (pool)

Columbia Gorge Hotel, Oregon

Columbia Gorge Hotel

Hood River (1 night)

This grand historic hotel, nicknamed the Waldorf of the West, is perched beside Wah Gwin Gwin Falls on a rocky bluff above the Columbia River amid 13 acres of gardens. (spa)

Skamania Lodge, Oregon

Skamania Lodge

Stevenson (2 nights)

A magnificent mountain resort nestled on 175 wooded acres offering spectacular views of the Columbia River and Cascade Mountains. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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 (drag to see full )

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 Walking/Hiking 4 800
2 Walking/Hiking 4 400 7 1700 12 2700
3 Biking 8* 500 13* 1300 25 2000
4 Biking 14* 800 28 1500
5 Walking/Hiking 2* 600 5 1000
6 Biking 9* 600 14 800
 

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* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included in your trip price)

Wishing for a little extra assistance up those hills? Our custom Backroads Electric-Assist Bike lets you experience the thrill of exploring on two wheels while providing a boost when you want it. We've modified a selection of our great Titanium Bikes with the intuitive BionX "pedal-assist" system.

Backroads Custom Electric-Assist Bike (Included)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodation

This trip includes the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa, where guest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its character, proximity to our favorite routes and the fantastic setting. Please note that the guest rooms are not equipped with air-conditioning.

Why Travel with Backroads in Oregon

The Best Leaders in Oregon

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Oregon, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Oregon—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Oregon with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Oregon you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Oregon trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multi-adventure trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Oregon designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodation

This trip includes the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa, where guest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its character, proximity to our favorite routes and the fantastic setting. Please note that the guest rooms are not equipped with air-conditioning.
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