Oregon Coastal Bike Tour
Date: October 8th 2015
Duration 8 nights / 9 days
Start Time 10:00am
Pricing $ 1650.00
- Lodging, meals and professional guide
- Accommodation in double rooms. Special arrangements can be made upon request for single rooms
- Rest stops and support crew along bike route
- Stops at various parks and lighthouses. Entrance fees are not included if you choose to partake.
- 751 mile bike ride from picturesque northern coast from Cannon Beach to The Golden
- Bridge in the city by the bay.
- Beautiful views of coastal cliffs and rock formation, and sandy beaches
- Whale watching, sea lion caves, and bird watching
- Enchanting coastal towns
- Spectacular coastal sunsets
- Sight-seeing, shopping, fine dining
DAY 1 – Oct. 7
Cannon Beach – Lincoln City (87.6 miles)
Depart from Cannon Beach at 9:00am. We’ll make several stops along the way to rest, re-fuel, and savor the scenery, including sandy beaches, cliffs, and an up-close view of the famous Haystack Rock.
Tillamook Cheese Factory: Watch cheese being made and taste special reserve cheeses, ice cream, and yogurt. This is a great place to pick up gifts for family and friends.
Lighthouses: We’ll stretch our legs and check out the historic Cape Meares & Cape Kiwanda lighthouses.
Pacific City: The perfect romantic getaway spot. We will stop here for a breather and enjoy incredible views of the beaches. Be warned…there is a brewery right on the beach with an outstanding selection. Don’t be tempted! You still have a few miles to ride today!
Lincoln City: Our first day of cycling ends here. After checking into the hotel we’ll gather for some fun, laughter, food, and drinks. The beach is a treat for collecting driftwood, shells, glass floats, and other sea-born treasures. Whale watching, beach strolling, surfing, windsurfing, and fishing also draw visitors to Lincoln city.
DAY 2 – Oct. 8
Lincoln City- Florence (74.5 miles)
After a hearty breakfast we’ll hit the road at 9:00am. Our second day takes us through charming towns and offers breathtaking views of lighthouses, sea lion caves, and beaches to explore. Our stops today include:
Depoe Bay: Set among towering cliffs, Depoe Bay is the whale-watching capital of Oregon. Gray whales make their home near this rocky refuge 10 months out of the year. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for water spouts, and breaching cetaceans.
Yaquina Head lighthouse: Take a tour of the past as you ascend the circular staircase up the lighthouse tower. This is one of the most popular lighthouses in the United States, and offers superb wildlife and ocean viewing.
Newport: A beautiful little town with incredible views and great shopping. Wildlife is abundant. Watch for coastal sea birds (cormorants, murres, and guillemonts), harbor seals, sea lions, and gray whales. Newport is also home to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and The Wax Works museum.
Heceta Head: Heceta Head is more than just a lighthouse. It is also a 549 acre park with trails, tide pools, wildlife habitat, and sandy beaches. With an elevation of over 1,000 feet, it has great viewpoints.
Sea Lion Caves: Go down into the caves and witness a truly unique spectacle. (A guide will watch over the bikes and gear while you check out the sea lions.)
Florence: There is no better place to end a ride after the second day than this friendly town. We’ll check in and chill, then gather for dinner and reflect on how far we’ve come. Florence offers dune buggy tours, horseback rides, scenic flights, and guided fishing trips. You can also rent atv’s, sandboards, kayaks, surf boards, snorkeling gear, paddle boats, boogie boards, and skim boards.
DAY 3 – Oct. 9
Florence – Port Orford (104 miles)
After a good night’s rest and we have warmed our legs up on day 1 & 2 we can push ourselves today while we cover 104 miles as we make our way to Port Orford.
Reedsport: Reedsport and neighboring Winchester Bay are known as the "Heart of the Oregon Dunes." Hiking trails lead through the forest out onto the dunes and straight to the beach. Reedsport also offers walking paths along the riverfront, art galleries, a 100-year old lighthouse, kite flying, and the Dean Creek Elk Preserve. Learn More
Coos Bay/North Bend: Entering North Bend, you will cross the magnificent McCullough Bridge. Coos Bay was home to the legendary runner, Steve Prefontaine. Thirteen miles southwest of Coos Bay are the beautiful gardens at Shore Acres State Park. Learn More
Bandon: Otherwise known as Bandon-by-the-Sea, this coastal town will delight you with its charm, its scenic beauty, and its rich opportunities for recreation. It boasts two of the world’s premier golf courses. This town is definitely worth a return trip to relax, enjoy the natural beauty, and to try out your swing at one of the golf courses. Learn More
Arizona Beach Lodge: This will be our final stop and our lodging for the night. It is tucked away from the traffic 10 miles south of Port Orford. If you have some energy left after our long day, head to the beaches that beckon nearby.
DAY 4 – Oct. 10
Port Orford- Crescent City (82.5 miles)
Gold Beach: Located in Oregon’s Banana Belt, this remote little sea town features both ocean and river recreation. It has more sun hours than any other town on the Oregon and Washington coast. Gold Beach boasts clean beaches, quiet roads, incredible hiking trails, vast forests, and rugged mountains. Learn More
Brookings: We will finish our bike tour around noon. Take some time to stretch, shower, and relax before catching the ride back to Cannon Beach. This is the time for stories and shared memories. Watch the scenery fly by while we sit back for a well-earned rest!
Next stop California: We will say goodbye to Oregon and cross over to California. We’ll head over the Smith River (the last major free flowing river in California) as the highway veers inland.
Crescent City: Our final stop for the day.
Named for the crescent-shaped stretch of sandy beach south of the city, Crescent City is the county seat and the only incorporated city in Del Norte County, California. The Battery Point Light was one of the first lighthouses on the California coast. The lighthouse is open to the public only when low tide permits access. We’ll have dinner stretch out and relax as we watch the sunset or take a stroll along the beach.
DAY 5 – Oct. 11
Crescent City- Eureka (87.1 miles)
Trees of Mystery: Located in the heart of the Redwood Empire, at the very center of Redwood National and State Parks, Trees of Mystery is California's premier nature attraction on the North coast! We will take a nice break here and give you some time for those who wish to view the park. For those who wish to skip the park you can browse through the museum or get a snack or something to drink at the Café.
Redwood National State Park: We can stop for a breather and a happy dance as we celebrate the halfway point!! Stretch our legs and view the magnificent Redwoods. Then - on to Eureka.
Eureka!!! We found it!!! This is our final stop for the day. We will have dinner and relax as we prepare for the second leg of our journey. Situated along the spectacular Northern California coastline the city is bordered on one side by beautiful Humboldt Bay, and on the other by mountains lush with giant redwoods which offer a reminder of the area’s rich logging heritage.
DAY 6 – Oct. 12
Eureka – Leggett (98.7 miles)
Fortuna: This area of the California coast has some of the most awesome natural outdoor beauty. The tall trees, the delicate rustling of eucalyptus leaves, or the pounding of the surf. We will stop here to take it all in.
Rio Dell: “The Warm Hearted City,” is located on a bend of the Eel River below the ancient Scotia Bluffs and surrounded by redwood trees. We can take a break here and maybe get some munchies to keep us going.
Humboldt Redwoods State Park: Located along the Eel River, Humboldt Redwoods State Park contains some of the world's most majestic ancient redwood groves. The park encompasses over 53,000 acres, including 17,000 acres of old-growth coast redwoods. If the bike ride hasn’t, the beauty and grandeur of this area will take your breath away. Go ahead, take a deep breath and let the splendor engulf you.
Leggett: Our last stop for the day. We will spend the night at Stonegate Villas which reflects the past and a slower, quieter time. We can relax in the gardens under the shade trees before retiring to our villas for the rest we’ll need for tomorrow’s journey.
Day 7 & 8 – Oct. 13 & 14
Leggett – Sea Ranch (109.0 miles)
Westport Union Landing State Beach: We have now said goodbye to the redwoods and headed back towards the coast. Once again we will be amazed by the rugged beauty that is the Pacific Coast. Feel those negative ions as they pulse through your system and push you forward on your journey.
Fort Bragg: Fort Bragg was home to the Native American Indians, most of whom belonged to the Pomo tribe. They were hunter-gatherers who lived along the northern coast of California.
On June 11, a military post on the Mendocino Indian Reservation was established named Fort Bragg. Its purpose was to maintain order on the reservation.
Sea Ranch: Two nights
Take in the breathtaking beaches and spectacularly rugged coastline at The Sea Ranch (pop. 1,305). Relax in this quaint environmentally-planned town stretching for 10 miles along the northern end of the Sonoma County coast. This is your chance to spend the day at your leisure. Kick back and enjoy the coastline or do some shopping at the many local galleries and shops. When you are ready for a bite to eat, whether it’s pizza, Mexican food or fine dining, Sea Ranch has it all, and for desert you might opt for the local handcrafted gelato made from local organic jersey cow milk. Get a great nights rest and then we’re off again!!
Day 9 – Oct. 15
Sea Ranch – Golden Gate Bridge (108 miles)
This is the final day of our trip and undoubtedly the most scenic. This last stretch of Highway 1 has amazing views right from the seat of your bike. If the bike riding didn’t take your breath away already, the scenery will.
Ocean Cove General Store: We will stop here for a bit to stretch out. You can get a snack at the store or take in the beautiful rugged scenery and perhaps feel the ocean spray as it crashes against the cliffs.
River’sEnd: Perched on a bluff where the Russian River meets the Mighty Pacific. Take in the views and do some meditating while you stretch those muscles.
Bodega Bay: As we head towards San Francisco we are reminded of the rock and roll of the San Andreas fault which runs right through The Bodega Head, where you have dramatic views of the steep rocky bluffs separating the sandy dunes. This is a perfect break for a lunch stop. Then we are heading away from the coast for a bit.
Tomales Bay: A long narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean provides cool clean water and a perfect environment for farming fresh oysters, clams and mussels as done by the famous Tomales Bay Oyster Company.
A good bill of health is required for cycling tour. Dry weather conditions generally prevail at the time of the tour. Of course, there are always exceptions and we suggest you bring a light jacket. The days can be pleasantly warm around 70 to 85 degrees, with cooler evenings. Keep this in mind when you pack and bring suitable clothing. Additional information and packing recommendations will be provided prior to the tour.
* Lodging, and professional guide * Accommodation in double rooms. Special arrangements can be made upon request for single rooms
* Rest stops and support crew along bike route
* All permits and entrance fees to parks and lighthouses
* Flights to Portland, Oregon (United States)
If requested we can make travel arrangements as well.
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