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Cycle on quiet, country roads for 3 days of bewitching riding through the high desert, mountain forests and river canyons for the ultimate farm to table experience.

When we arrive at the farm, enjoy a glass of wine or local brew as the farmers take you on a personalized tour while imparting you with their deep knowledge of organic agriculture in Central Oregon. Foster a connection with the land and your fellow riders and dine on simple yet extravagant farm fresh meals to fuel us for our long ambling rides. Sharing miles and meals, we will dive into the stories that weave us together through the land and how we relate to it and are nourished by it.

This 3 day, 2 night camping trip combines luxury with rustic frontier living. Your days will be filled with fantastic rides with incredible scenery and your nights will be spent under the stars featuring gorgeous farm fresh long table dinners, bonfires, story telling and music. Ride hard, learn, relax, energize and connect on this one of a kind Central Oregon experience.

Featured Farms:

This tour includes:

  • 3 days of supported and guided road rides
  • 4 farm tours
  • All meals, farm fresh
  • 2 nights of camping
  • 1 night of hotel lodging

 

Trip Overview

LOCATION
Bend
DURATION
3 Days, 4 Days
SKILL LEVEL
-
FITNESS LEVEL
4 - 7
Tour Style
Camping, Tour
Tour Size
4-12
STARTING PRICE
$975
Farm to Table Cycling & Camping Tour
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2018 Dates:

June 28 – July 1

September 13-16

Price: $975 per person*

*Price does not include bike rental or airport shuttle.

Thursday:

Arrive at your hotel at the DoubleTree in downtown Bend and relax, you’re on vacation! Cog Wild will come to the hotel and help you get your bikes fit and comfortable for you for the next 3 days of cycling.

We will take you out to our favorite restaurant that sources it’s food from local farms and go over the plan for the next several days. We will send you off for a nice night’s rest and see you early in the morning!

Friday:

Grab a cup of coffee and have your bags ready, we will pick you up at 8:30 and shuttle you 15 miles to our first farm for a short tour and delightful field brunch. Fuel up because we have a long and stunning ride ahead of us. We have the option to ride or shuttle to the Crooked River Canyon, a gorgeous quiet road that winds along the river past famed angling spots. You will truly feel like you are in the country on this fun, ambling ride. We will picnic along the river and end our ride at the Wine Down Ranch, nestled in the Ochoco National Forest surrounded by trees and striking rock features.

Ranch steaks, wine, bonfires and cowboy storytelling will fill our evening before we camp out with full bellies and tired legs.

Mileage: 31 or 50 miles

Farms: Boundless Farms (brunch) & Wine Down Ranch (dinner)

Saturday:

We will start the day off with Thump Coffee and a farm fresh breakfast before hitting the road to our next destination. We will cycle through the forest and back out into the country to pass one of the seven wonders of Oregon, the iconic Smith Rock. We will have the opportunity to stop at a hop farm for a light lunch and to learn more about what makes Oregon IPAs oh so delicious. Our road will take us west, enjoying mountain vistas, fuzzy llamas, and more dramatic rivers carving up the landscape.

Our home base tonight will be Rainshadow Organics, a fully self sufficient farm that raises everything from pigs, to wheat, to veggies. Tour the farm with Sarahlee and learn how she manages such a large parcel of abundant land. We will have a fantastic long table dinner in the fields before another restful night of frontier living.

Mileage: 35 miles

Farms: Rainshadow Organics (Dinner)

Sunday:

Wake up with another out of this world breakfast and slide your chamois back on for our last day of riding back to Bend. We will ride over Tumalo Creek and into the hills past more bucolic landscapes and Central Oregon dreaming before dropping back into town. Finish with a filling lunch and Deschutes beer or Humm Kombucha back at the shop before we say farewell.

Mileage: 31 miles

Farms: Rainshadow Organics (Breakfast)

 

Riding Distance
Approximately 100 miles over 3 days.
Elevation
Elevation can vary from between 2500 and 4000 feet. Expect climbing and descending on all the rides.
Rider Level
Having a support vehicle and a guide on the road allows us to accommodate all levels of riders, however if you are a regular cyclist than you will be more comfortable.
Roads
The roads we will be are on are mostly quiet country roads but will have busier sections. Central Oregon is hilly but not super steep. If you are experienced with moderate climbing and 30 miles on the saddle than you will be very will prepared for this tour.
Recommended Clothing & Gear
Prepare for three full days of riding and 2 nights camping, so bring adequate clothing and any specialty items you need to ride. Bend is an outdoorsy mountain town, calling for casual clothing for hanging out in town. The evenings and mornings in the high desert can be cold, so be sure to have warm clothing for camping at the farm.
See our Bend Vacation Planning Page for more information.