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Vier bergen, acht dagen, een miljoen herinneringen! Geschikt voor ervaren fietsers die niet snel opgeven. Je wordt ondergedompeld in de ultieme Cascade Mountain fietservaring. Je rijdt door dichte bossen, langs glinsterende rivieren, bergtoppen met sneeuw, met weides gevuld met zomerbloemen en een vulkanisch maanlandschap, één van de meest indrukwekkendste landschappen van de Pacific Northwest.

Recreatief, Racefiets
8 dagen
476 km / 296 mi
$ 3,996.- / € 3,528.-
  • Op veel dagen heb je de mogelijkheid om extra mijlen te fietsen.
  • De hotels en Inn’s waar we overnachten zijn de beste die deze regio te bieden heeft.
  • Alle maaltijden ( exceptioneel dineren) inclusief, behalve 1 lunch en 1 diner.
  • Regionale gidsen en bagage vervoer inclusief.
  • Inclusief: Mt Rainier National Park., Mt St. Helens National Vulcanic Momument, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
  • E-bike huur mogelijk.

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Details

Type
Recreatief, Racefiets
Duur
8 dagen
Niveau
Gemakkelijk = ongetraind, normale conditie
Gemiddeld = u fietst vaker, goede conditie
Uitdagend = ervaren, uitstekende conditie
Gemiddeld
Soort
Groepstour = met meefietsende gids
Individueel = met routes en kaarten
Met gids
Afstand per dag
80-100 km / 50-62 mi
Afstand totaal
476 km / 296 mi
Verblijf
Luxe = 4-5 sterren hotel of luxe B&B
Basis = 1-2 sterren hotel/motel of B&B
Camping = tent, sporthal of campus
Luxe, volpension
Bagagevervoer
Dagelijks bagagevervoer
Fiets
Inbegrepen
Data
27 jul 2019 - 03 aug 2019
17 aug 2019 - 24 aug 2019
Start
Seattle
Finish
Portland
Transfer
Seattle
Vliegveld bij start
Seattle-Tacoma Int Airport SEA
Vliegveld bij eindpunt
Portland Int. airport PDX

Prijzen

Prijs per persoon
De tour prijs per person
$ 3,996.-
high-end carbon fiber bike
Orbea Avant M20D high-end carbon fiber bike with compact Ultegra gearing
Please note: All options not available in all locations. Please give at least 60 days advance notice. 
$ 300.-
Optioneel
E-Bike
Electric bike: zoom up those hills
Please note: All options not available in all locations. Please give at least 60 days advance notice. 
$ 200.-
Optioneel
Tandem road bike
Please note: All options not available in all locations. Please give at least 60 days advance notice. 
$ 500.-
Optioneel
E-bike High end
Orbea Avant M20D high-end carbon fiber bike with compact Ultegra gearing.
$ 300.-
Optioneel
1-pers. toeslag
Wanneer je alleen reist wordt een eenpersoonstoeslag gerekend. Bij sommige groeps tours kun je de eenpersoonstoeslag vermijden door een kamer te delen met een andere deelnemer.
$ 1,079.-

Routebeschrijving

Start on Saturday morning with a complimentary ride in our van from Seattle over the Cascade Mountains. Begin cycling on the eastern slope of the Cascades, following country roads through the woods to Cle Elum in the Wenatchee National Forest. Spend the night at the Iron Horse Inn, a bed and breakfast with an outdoor hot tub and rooms filled with railroad memorabilia. The inn is adjacent to a major rails-to-trails bicycle path that crosses Washington and is near a former railroad station/roundhouse recently converted into a railroad museum.

Day 2 Follow scenic back roads over Snoqualmie Pass along the glittering Yakima River.

Cycle out of the forested hills and down into the open cattle country near Ellensburg. Ride beside the Yakima River as it exits the Cascades and cuts through a beautiful, winding canyon before curving into the apple orchards near Yakima. Spend the night at the Birchfield Manor, a luxurious inn with an award-winning wine list and phenomenal food.

Day 3 Cycle beneath basalt cliffs along the Naches River to Whistlin’ Jack Lodge.

Follow the Naches River, gently ascending the wooded eastern slope of the Cascades. Spend the night at Whistlin’ Jack Lodge in Wenatchee National Forest. Enjoy the river views from your room’s bay window or the outdoor hot tub.

Day 4 Ride Mt. Rainier – from the Grove of the Patriarchs to dramatic Paradise Lodge, which has hosted the likes of skater Sonja Henie and President Harry Truman.

Most of the cycling today is within Mt. Rainier National Park. Climb 30 miles to Chinook Pass. Reward yourself with a 12-mile downhill through Cayuse Pass (yes, down to a pass) and along the Ohanapecosh River. Then it’s back to climbing again — 24 miles on a spectacular road up the eastern flank of Mt. Rainier. This is a challenging but very rewarding day, as you work your way up the mountain through virgin evergreen forests, past waterfalls from streams filled with snowmelt, and along a road with little traffic.

Day 5 Hike the soaring Skyline Trail. Bike to the mineral springs at Longmire.

Spend two nights at Paradise Lodge, a national park lodge located in the middle of the park (at 5,200 feet) on Mt. Rainier. The classic lodge has been beautifully redone over the last two years. Wednesday, hike a gorgeous trail through meadows of wildflowers, beside sparkling streams, and up to an area with commanding views stretching for 100+ miles. Prefer to ride? Head down to the mineral hot springs of Longmire, then back up again to Paradise.

Day 6 Ride south, skirting the flanks of both Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens.

Ride beside a river through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest along a little-used country road heading toward Mt. St. Helens. Approach from the northeast, cycling straight into the route that the exploding gases and ash took during the eruption of May 18, 1980. At first the evergreen forest looks normal, but then you'll notice pebbles of white pumice on the forest floor. Further along, some trees have lost branches. Standing dead trees appear, then trees that were knocked down by the blast. They lie like spilled toothpicks on the hillside, trunks all neatly pointing to the still smoldering crater.
Devastation seems complete until you crest a ridge and view the ultimate — no trees. Here, hot volcanic gases blasting at over 500 miles per hour not only knocked everything down, but literally blew it all away. From a vista overlooking log-filled Spirit Lake, a park ranger tells the incredible story of the explosion, the current buildup of a cinder cone in the volcano’s crater, the dramatic increase in volcanic activity since September 2004, the amazing reemergence of life in the 1980 blast zone, and the possibility of a future eruption. Awesome!
From Mt. St. Helens, van to the Columbia River and elegant Skamania Lodge for the night.

Day 7 Ride Mt. Hood to Timberline Lodge.

Friday’s ride is through the apple and pear orchards of the Hood River Valley. Pass through thick forests of tall firs in Mt. Hood National Forest as you wind around the mountain and finish the day with a climb to Timberline Lodge (famous for its place in The Shining). Spend the night here. Enjoy a superb meal in a spectacular setting: at an elevation of 6,000 feet, the views are majestic.

Day 8 Ride down Mt. Hood to a gourmet picnic among the red cedars of Meinig Park before heading to Portland.

Today, ride a lovely long downhill from Mt. Hood, followed by a beautiful ride on winding roads beside a river and through a wooded canyon in Mt. Hood National Forest, all the way to the outskirts of Portland. Take a short shuttle to the Portland airport, airport hotels, and downtown Portland hotels.

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