Total tour distance: 291 miles
Daily tour distance: 48 miles
Difficulty: 90 / 100
Prepare for some challenging riding and mind-blowing mountain scenery as we’ll go up, over, down, and around the heart of the Oregon Cascade mountain range. You’ll be free to pack lightly on this inn-to-inn trip, as we enjoy indoor accommodations at a slate of hotels and mountain lodges, where we’ll also take advantage of civilized dining — not to mention great swimming in several high-mountain lakes.
Our tour starts in the bike-friendly town of Eugene, with lovely lodging, dining, and cycling alongside the Willamette River. A short shuttle ride will take us to a beautiful lodge at the gateway to the Cascades, perfectly poised for the ride up McKenzie Pass. We’ll soon connect up with Adventure Cycling’s Sierra Cascades Bicycle Route, taking us to trendy, recreation-based towns such as Sisters and Bend. Then it’s back up into the high Cascades, our adventure culminating in the climb up to and around deep-blue Crater Lake. After an unforgettable downhill ride to the shores of Upper Klamath Lake, we’ll meet back up with the shuttle, which will whisk us back to Eugene.