Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour
Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour

Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour

8 days

Wildflowers in WashingtonTwo bikers on a road along the Pacific CoastCrater Lake views in OregonBiker posing near Crater LakeMt Hood HotelGroup of bikers posing on a guided tourRest stop while on guided biking tour in Cascades

Take an epic cycling expedition on some of the toughest mountains in the Cascades

This challenging guided cycling tour is not for the faint of heart! During the 8-day Cascade Volcanoes Cycling Tour, you’ll tackle four of the major mountains in the Cascade Range. This volcanic mountain range stretches over 1000 kilometres down the Pacific coast of the United States and is the perfect place to put your endurance to the test.

You’ll be exploring Mount Rainier, Mount Hood, Mount Bachelor, and Mount Mazama as you ride between Washington and Oregon. Along the way, you’ll experience lung burning climbs, exhilarating descents, and spectacular views. Each night you’ll be able to share tales of your adventures with your fellow riders over delicious dinners. This will be a trip that you’ll never forget as you take on the challenging volcanoes of the Cascades!

Highlights of the Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour

Experience awe-inspiring views on challenging rides, especially during your epic ride on Mount Hood.
Rest your legs and enjoy the scenery whizzing by as you fly down steep descents.
Visit a spectacular lake in the caldera as your final climb reaches Crater Lake.
Stay at charming historic lodges that are right on the mountain.

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From $3,875USD
8 days
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Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour

Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Transfer to Yakima and Welcome Dinner

The shuttle will meet you at the Seattle airport and bring you to Yakima. You’ll have to time prepare your bike before your welcome dinner with the group.
Overnight Location: Hotel near Yakima
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Conquer Mount Rainier

Today you’ll start big by tackling the tallest of the volcanoes, Mount Rainier. Bike along the river and climb Chinook Pass. As you crest the pass you’ll be officially entering the Mount Rainier National Park and will catch your first incredible glimpse of Rainier. Your legs are probably burning by now, but the trip to tonight’s lodge should be easier!

Enjoy dinner with the group in this tranquil place.
Overnight Location: Mountain Lodge near Mount Rainier
Distance: 70mi, 6,324ft of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3 Cycle Mount Rainier and Down to Morton

Your ride begins with a short climb up to Cayuse Pass, but then you’ll enjoy the thrilling ride down into the Ohanapecosh Valley. You’ll pass through Cascades Peaks on your way to the town of Morton. Take a breather here and enjoy some lunch.

From here you’ll be collected by the van and transferred to Hood River. This town on the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge is a popular spot for restaurants and outdoor adventurers.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Hood River
Distance: 72mi, 6,670ft of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 4 Bike from Hood River to Challenge Mount Hood

You’ll be pushing your limits today on your ride up Mount Hood. The spectacular views as you climb out of the gorge will hopefully inspire you with some extra energy for the big climb and challenging route up to the historic Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. Push hard, but don’t forget to enjoy the mountain scenery unfolding as you gain altitude.

Rest your legs at the lodge over dinner with the group tonight.
Overnight Location: Mountain Lodge on Mount Hood
Distance: 49mi, 7,383ft of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 Ride to Madras

Today’s ride will be a much-needed break after yesterday’s exertions. The route is mostly paved and downhill, except for a few small uphill sections as you ride down to the Deschutes River Valley and into Madras. Enjoy the cruisy day and the endless green forest flanking you.
Overnight Location: Hotel near Madras
Distance: 67mi, 6,368ft of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6 Cycle around Mount Bachelor to Crescent

The shuttle will take you to Mount Bachelor for today’s ride. You’ll be exploring three sides of the mountain, taking on moderate climbs.

You’ll take the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway before arriving at the southern side of Crater Lake National Park, where you’ll ride your final mountain ascent. Woohoo!
Overnight Location: Hotel near La Pine
Distance: 79mi, 4,000ft of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7 Ride around Crater Lake

You’ll have another rewarding climb on your ride today as you work your way up to Crater Lake, a deep blue alpine lake nestled into the mountain. The end result will be well worth the work!

When you finally arrive, you’ll be taking the road that circles the lake for views of the sparkling water from nearly every angle of the caldera.
Overnight Location: Mountain Lodge near Crater Lake
Distance: 61.5mi, 6,542 ft of ascent
Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 8 Final Ride along the Rogue River

Your bike ride today will take you out of the national park as you make your descent along the Rogue River.

After your ride through this beautiful, forested area, the shuttle will collect you and bring you to the Rogue Valley International Medford Airport or drop you off at a local hotel. Well done!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: 67mi, 7,354ft of ascent
Meals: Breakfast

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Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This guided cycling tour in the Cascades is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the pricing per person is always fixed.

The best time to travel to Oregon and Washington for this tour is June-August when the weather is warmest and driest.

Custom Guided Tour on the Cascade Volcanoes Cycling Tour

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  • Guided groups of 4+: $3,875 USD
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Accommodation on the Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3 and 4-star hotels and mountain lodges. The hotels offer comfortable rooms, and the mountain lodges will be charming highlights of the trip.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room where possible. Please contact us if you prefer this option. Rooms are double occupancy and single travelers may be required to pay a supplement.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Night 1

Hotel near Yakima

Stay in a local 3 or 4-star, tourist-class hotel with comfortable rooms and nice amenities.

Crystal Mountain Resort on Mount Rainier ★★★

This resort is made from a small collection of mountain lodges near the Mount Rainier Gondola. Be sure to visit the famous Snorting Elk Bar onsite!

Night 3

Hotel near Hood River

Stay in a local 3 or 4-star, tourist-class hotel with comfortable rooms and nice amenities.

Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood ★★★★

You'll love the classic warm wooden decor of this historic lodge. Enjoy a dip in their outdoor pool and jacuzzi that are open year-round.

Night 5

Hotel near Madras

Stay in a local 3 or 4-star, tourist-class hotel with comfortable rooms and nice amenities.

Night 6

Hotel near La Pine

Stay in a local 3 or 4-star, tourist-class hotel with comfortable rooms and nice amenities.

Crater Lake Lodge on Mount Mazama ★★★★

This lodge has cozy rooms and onsite dining, but what you'll really love is the spectacular view of Crater Lake and the surrounding cliffs.

What’s Included in the Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts and 7 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Seattle and after the tour in Medford are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you, your luggage, and your bike are included as outlined in the itinerary. Airport transfers are also included.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Support van
  • Tour map

Not included

  • Cycling equipment such as bikes, helmets, gloves, and shoes
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights to Seattle or from Medford
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes if applicable
  • Visas if required
  • Personal equipment
  • Fees not mentioned as included
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, servers, or hotel staff

Optional Extras

  • Various bicycle rentals are available, including touring saddles, odometers, pumps, tire irons, and patch kits
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Any additional nights before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Volcanoes of the Cascades Cycling Tour

Timberline Adventures specializes in fully supported cycling, hiking, and multisport adventure tours in the United States and Canada.
Over the last 38 years, our adventure experts have crafted unique itineraries consisting of only the best routes and trails. We are all about striking the perfect balance of challenge, discovery, and tons of fun! Our epic tours include visits to 35 different national parks, and we take great pride in introducing our guests to some of the wildest and most beautiful areas in North America, like Glacier, Yosemite, Acadia, Big Bend, and so much more!
We share in the joy, exhilaration, and sense of accomplishment that is a part of every single tour, and the quality of your experience is how we measure our growing success.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 5/5. This tour earns a top rating for difficulty as you’ll be cycling an average of 65mi per day and some days will have climbs of over 6,000 feet. There will be hills with both steep ascents and descents. This tour is best suited for experienced cyclists looking for a physical challenge.

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