Tour Summary


Your tour was definitely the best that we've been on, for many reasons...
- Janet Tortora

Duration
6 Days / 5 Nights
4 Dinners
(Breakfast - Cont.)

Distance
380 miles

Elevation Gain
29,000 feet

2014 Dates
TBD
2014 Price
$2,395.00

Single Room
$395.00

Rider Limit
12 Rider Limit
Bike Rental
$245.00

Highlights
Crater Lake
Volcanic Legacy Byway
Lassen Volcanic NP
Mount Shasta
Volcanic Scenic Byway


Lodging
Hat Creek Resort
BW Treehouse (2 nites)
Crater Lake Lodge (2 nites)

Dining
Crater Lake Lodge
Lily's


Start / Finish
Lassen Park, CA
Crater Lake, OR

Airport Shuttle
Reno International
Shuttle: 8:00am

Bicycle Tour of Volcanic Scenic Byway

6 Days • 380 Miles • 29,000' Elevation Gain • $2,395.00

On this bike tour explore the wonder and beauty of a dramatic volcanic landscape that stretches from Mount Lassen in California to Crater Lake in Oregon, making this America's Volcano to Volcano Scenic Byway.

Along the way we explore volcanic parks, craggy mountain reaches and high-desert wetlands. This summer tour also climbs three dormant volcanoes - Lassen, Mount Shasta, and Crater Lake.

Once we reach Oregon, the Byway loops the incredible Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy two nights of cocktail hour at the historic Crater Lake Lodge with a roaring fire at your back and unparalled views of the lake!

Day
Weekday
Ride
Day
Route
Elevation
Gain
Miles
1
Sunday
...
Reno Shuttle 8:00am
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1
Lassen Volcanic National Park
6,000'
60
2
Monday
2
Modoc Volcanic Byway
5,000'
84
3
Tuesday
3
Climb Mount Shasta
4,530'
29
4
Wednesday
4
Ashland to Crater Lake
7,000'
102
5
Thursday
5
Crater Lake
4,000'
40
6
Friday
6
Crater Lake to Medford
2,000'
65
...
Return Shuttle to Reno
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...
.
...
Total
29,000'
380

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Route map for General Info only. We don't ride on Rte 89 or Rte 5..

Bicycle Tour of California's Volcanic Scenic Byway

Shuttle from Reno to Lassen Park

This bicycle tour starts in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. Fly into Reno Saturday night for an early Sunday morning departure. Our shuttle will pick you up Sunday morning at 8:00am and take you to Lassen Volcanic National Park for the start of the ride.

Day 1 - Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Our cycling vacation starts in Lassen National Forest, where we'll climb up into Lassen Volcanic National Park, skirting the park's 10,457 foot dormant Volcano. The 6-8% grade climb up Lassen is punctuated by outstanding 100 mile views and bubbling hot springs. You'll actually smell the sulfur in the air from all the thermal activity! The peak typically retains some snow year-round, and after summiting, you'll enjoy a 16 mile downhill through the north end of the park on our way to Hat Creek Resort, a charming rustic hotel and the only civilization for miles.

60 miles / 6,000 ft. elevation gain

Day 2 - Modoc Byway to Mount Shasta, California

Today we follow the Modoc Volcanic Byway as it dives down into the Shasta -Trinity National Forest, making our way toward the town of Mount Shasta and the towering 14,162' peak that gives it its name. The day starts with a 20 mile gradual climb through forests broken by lava fields. A series of rolling hills will pack on the climbing on our way to Shasta and the Best Western Treehouse, our hotel for the next two nights.

84 miles / 5,000 ft. elevation gain

Day 3 - Mount Shasta, California

It's only a 29 mile ride today but odds are you'll feel it by the end of the day as we climb our second volcanoe for the week - Mount Shasta. Although the grades never go beyond 6-8%, the climb is 14 miles without a break until reaching the end of the road at 7,800'. Need we say the views from the top are outstanding! After lunch, that same 14 mile climb is now a well earned 14 mile descent back to Shasta and the chance to explore this eclectic outdoors town for the rest of the afternoon. Dinner is on your own tonight, with numerous restaurants in walking distance.

29 miles / 4,530 ft. elevation gain

Day 4 - Ashland to Crater Lake, Oregon

Today we leave California and enter Oregon. After a short shuttle to avoid a busy section of highway, we start our ride in Ashland, Oregon along a forest road popular with local cyclists. Starting with a 7 mile 2,500' climb, we then wind our way up and down quiet roads before starting our final 15 mile climb up to Crater Lake.

For the next 2 nights we stay at Crater Lake Lodge. Enjoy cocktail hour in the Lodge dining hall. A roaring fireplace adds to the ambience, and the lake view sets the mood for an elegant dinner in the lodge restaurant.

102 miles / 7,000 ft. elevation gain

Day 5 - Crater Lake, Oregon

Today we ride around Crater Lake! Ranked as one of the top one-day rides in the country, the volcanic formed lake is visible for most of the ride as we circle its' steep crater rim, ending back were we started. Try to spot the "Old Man of the Lake," a lone tree that fell into the cold waters years ago and still travels around the confines of the lake. Don't forget your camera because you'll want to take lots of pictures today.

40 miles / 4,000 ft. elevation gain

Day 6 - Crater Lake to Medford, Oregon

Leaving Crater Lake, on the last day of this cycling vacation we cycle through the Rogue River National Forest on our way to Meford. A big 20 mile descent into Medford marks the end of the ride and the start of our shuttle back to Reno, arriving some time in the evening.

 

65 miles / 2,000 ft. elevation gain



Return Shuttle to Reno

After the Ride we shuttle back to Reno where we say goodbye to our new cycling friends until next time.

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