Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake Bicycle Tour

2016 TOUR DATES: JULY 29-31 (Closed)

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Crater Lake National Park Rim Drive  •  Britt Orchestra Performances at Crater Lake Viewpoints  •  Crater Lake Lodge  •  Rogue/Umpqua "Highway of Waterfalls" Scenic Byway  • Steamboat Inn Wine Reception and Gourmet Dinner

Tour Summary

  • Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
  • Duration: 2½ days (2 cycling days), 2 nights
  • Price: $740 double occupancy, $250 single supplement
  • Price Includes: 2 nights lodging, 1 picnic lunch at Crater Lake, 1 wine reception and dinner at Steamboat Inn, snacks, luggage transport, support van, guide, route maps and cue sheets, park entrance fees
  • Tour Start/End: Medford, Oregon
  • Overnights: Crater Lake Lodge and Steamboat Inn on the Umpqua River
  • Nearest Airport: Medford, Oregon (MFR)

Tour Mileage & Altitude Summary

Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake Bicycle Tour Mileage

Tour Description

Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake Bicycle Tour Map

On July 29 and 30, 2016 the stars align for a once in a lifetime bicycle tour experience featuring the Britt Orchestra and Crater Lake National Park. Forty professional musicians from many of America's great orchestras come together on these two dates only to offer an extraordinary concert on the volcanic rim of majestic Crater Lake. You will be part of the audience on this 2 ½ day Via Bike Tours adventure that includes multiple ride options, a day at Crater Lake, a coveted night at the Crater Lake Lodge, many magical waterfalls, and a night in a riverside cabin with a wine reception and gourmet dinner at the Steamboat Inn.

 

Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake Bicycle Tour

Day 1 Ride Around Crater Lake

With the dramatic panorama of the entire lake as the backdrop, listen to the elite musicians of the Britt Orchestra play the world premier of a Crater Lake music piece by New York’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Gordon on this glorious bicycle tour. We will shuttle you from Medford Oregon to Crater Lake National Park for the morning performance. Bicyclist's view of Crater LakeThen you either bicycle or take our shuttle to the many scenic overlooks where groups of quartets and trios will play background music as you gaze down 2,000 feet at one of the deepest, bluest, clearest lakes in the world. 1

You have the option to ride or shuttle the entire 35 mile Crater Lake Rim Road or choose a mix of segments to ride and shuttle. We provide a picnic lunch after the first performance, and snacks and water along the way to keep you energized throughout the day. The loop ends at the historic Crater Lake Lodge where we are some of the lucky few who have rooms and lake views for the night.

We regroup in the early evening for a social hour on the iconic back deck of the Lodge. Hobnob with the other visitors or just relax and absorb the amazing view. Dinner is on your own tonight. We recommend dining at the Lodge.

  1. The tour itinerary may change once the final concert schedule is established.

Day 2 Ride the Highway of Waterfalls

On the following day, with the music fading in the background, we ride or shuttle out of the north entrance of the park toward enticing Diamond Lake. A short ride option begins here, skimming the shore of Diamond Lake on a pleasant bike path with views of the spire-like Mt. Thielsen dominating the skyline across this pretty mountain lake. Stop for lunch (not included in the tour price) at the Diamond Lake Resort before continuing via bike or shuttle on a 40 mile downhill jaunt along “The Highway of Waterfalls.” Tokatee FallsClearwater, Whitehorse, Watson, and Toketee Falls are easily accessible and a visual feast for the eyes. The exhilarating music of thundering water is today’s soundtrack and it accompanies us down the Umpqua River canyon to our destination today, the renowned Steamboat Inn. Settle into your cabin and unwind on its deck overlooking the river as you anticipate a spectacular wine reception and gourmet dinner in the cozy lodge.

Day 3 Shuttle to Medford

The adventure ends on the third day with a morning shuttle back to Medford. We should arrive in Medford around noon. Here we say our goodbyes with fond memories of our wonderful journey together.

 

If this sounds too good to miss, we invite you to join us by reserving your space now.