Bicycling Magazine chose the Crater Lake Loop as one of its top ten rides. It is in a beautiful and practically undiscovered part of southwestern Oregon. The lake was created when Mt. Mazama erupted over 7,000 years ago and the resulting crater slowly filled with water. Our road bike tour is a great way to explore the unique geology of the area. We start with rolling farm and forest terrain south of the national park. Then on day 2 we climb up to the rim of the crater for our first views of the lake. On day 3 we ride around the lake and stop for a hike down to the water level and a boat ride across. This is a beautiful ride that undulates along the rim and through the surrounding forest. On day 4 we head north to the Umpqua River. Now we are traveling down, down, down and the last night of the trip is spent at a famous fly-fishing lodge on the banks of the Umpqua River. Elevations on this trip range from 2,800 - 7,100 feet, so get ready to climb. However, when you've had enough our support van will be ready for you. You have the opportunity to control the challenge. Lodging includes a great bed and breakfast and the Crater Lake Lodge.
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