Oregon by Mountains, Valley and Coast 7-day

Oregon by Mountains, Valley and Coast 7-day

With wild Pacific shores, lush vineyards, and the towering peaks of the Cascades, Oregon is a wildly diverse state that beckons with endless adventure. On this delightful privately guided journey you’ll hike coastal trails, enjoy an on-farm cooking class, bike through vineyards and taste superb wines as you move from the tide pools of the coast to the acclaimed vineyards of the Willamette Valley, then onward to iconic Mount Hood and the awe-inspiring Columbia Gorge, where the mighty Columbia River cuts through the Cascade Mountains. Daily activities with your private guide are tailored just for you, with fun add-on options that include crabbing, whitewater rafting, a horseback wine tour, and even helicopter flightseeing. Prepare to be dazzled by Oregon’s natural beauty!

First Nature Tours

Tour packages can be booked as fully or partially escorted with a First Nature Tours professional naturalist driver/guide in luxury transportation. Self-guided packages available upon special request. First Nature private tour services are available for a daily or hourly rate (with a four-hour minimum) and include a guide/driver, luxury Mercedes Sprinter or SUV transportation, custom itinerary design, flexible itinerary, snacks and beverages. Additional fees apply for lodging, meals and activities. Please inquire for a quote. Our itineraries provide inspiration and a starting point for designing a custom trip, unique to your interests and desire. We look forward to working with our clients to create a one of a kind trip of a lifetime.

Quick Summary

Itinerary Detail

Day 1: Arrive in Portland / Oregon Coast

Arrive in Portland / Oregon Coast
Daily Summary

Your driver/guide will greet you at the airport and take you on a half-day tour of the Oregon Coast. Your private guide will show you some of Oregon's most treasured state parks and shorelines. You'll enjoy sea-views along the drive and a stop in the West's oldest settlement, Astoria. You'll have the chance to dine at a local brewery and visit their resident sea lions from the docks before making your way to the charming coastal hamlet of Cannon Beach for your overnight stay.

Day 2: Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast
Daily Summary

Choose Your Own Coast Adventure

The options are nearly endless for outdoor adventures along the Oregon Coast. Guided hiking will be included with your guide fee for the trip, however here are a few ideas for additional activities which can be added to enhance your experience (additional costs apply):

- Coastal bay kayaking tour
- Fat-bike ride on the beach
- Surf lesson
- Beach yoga
- Crabbing
- Lighthouse tour and craft beer tasting
- Interactive multi-course dinner show

Day 3: Coast / Willamette Valley

Coast / Willamette Valley
Daily Summary

After check-out you'll venture from the Oregon Coast an hour and half to the Willamette Valley wine region. Depending on your interests you and your guide can continue to explore the coastline with several scenic hikes en-route or make your way directly to the wineries of the Willamette Valley for a taste of world-class pinot noir. After checking into your accommodations, you'll enjoy your evening activity.

On-Farm Cooking Class & Dinner

Roll up your sleeves for an immersive on-farm cooking class where you'll learn to prepare a gourmet meals using local seasonal ingredients. During this 3 hour class you'll prepare a multi-course menu highlighting the bounty of produce from the Willamette Valley. Enjoy nibbles and wine along the way before digging into your culinary creation.

Day 4: Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley
Daily Summary

Half-Day Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour

The Willamette Valley is home to over 500 tasting rooms and vineyards and known for its excellent pinot noir. Wineries range from the intimate setting of a rustic boutique property to a large scale elegant tasting room with commanding panoramic views. Your private guide will orient you to the region and its unique characteristics with visits and tastings at few of the most iconic local wineries followed by lunch. Enjoy the free time in the afternoon by exploring the boutiques in downtown McMinnville or relaxing with a spa service at The Allison.

UPGRADE OPTIONS:
Upgrade your wine tour by adding in an exclusive activity such a helicopter flightseeing, horseback riding through the vineyards, kayaking or biking.

Willamette Valley Helicopter Wine Tour & Lunch

Willamette Valley Helicopter Wine Tour & Lunch

Experience the magic of the Willamette Valley by land and air with this four-hour intimate wine tour. Starting at your hotel your private naturalist guide will pick you up in a luxury vehicle. Weaving your way through among the vineyards to a boutique winery for a tasting for an educational overview of this highly productive wine region. From there you'll be whisked away by helicopter for a 20-minute flight over the rolling hills of the Chehalem Mountains AVA before landing at another winery. Take in incredible valley view with another tasting and gourmet picnic-style lunch then your naturalist guide will escort you by car back to your hotel.

Horseback Wine Tour

Horseback Wine Tour

Take in the beauty of the Willamette Valley by horseback while enjoying wine tastings as several boutique wineries. This 2.5 hour tour will take you on on a comfortably paced, gentle trail ride through the famous Red Hills of Dundee. Enjoy breathtaking countryside as we wind our way between the vines, ride right up to the wineries, hitch up and sample the Willamette Valley's award winning pinot noirs.

Paddle and Pinot Kayak Tour

Paddle and Pinot Kayak Tour

Running down the spine of the Willamette Valley is the region's life blood, the Willamette River. These waters define the character of the valley as a valuable water source for the abundant agriculture and stunning wildlife. Enjoy a 3 hours kayak trip upriver with your private naturalist guide as you take in the serene nature of the Willamette River and its resident wildlife. Pull up the shoreline of the region's only riverside winery and enjoy a wine tasting and picnic-style lunch. Relax in the shaded patio of the winery with a game of horseshoes or bocce before heading back to your hotel.

Guided Truffle Forage and Winemaker Lunch

Guided Truffle Forage and Winemaker Lunch

Tromp around the Oregon wilderness with a local chef and expert truffle accompanied by their trained canine compainion and a local winemaker. You will learn about the abundance of quality ingredients in the Willamette Valley and how seasonal produce is a staple in the culinary landscape of the valley. Additionally you'll learn truffle hunting do's and don’ts, storage and care of truffles and how to use those delicious little nuggets in your own kitchen. After your forage you'll enjoy a truffle-themed picnic lunch and a private wine tasting with a local winemaker

Day 5: Mt.Hood / Columbia Gorge

Mt.Hood / Columbia Gorge
Daily Summary

From the Willamette Valley we will wind our way up to Oregon's tallest peak, Mt. Hood, and spend the day exploring the mountain's historic and natural treasures. First stop will be Timberline Lodge, a National Historic Landmark and home to the only year-round skiing in North America. After touring around the Cascadian style lodge, we'll have lunch with stunning mountain range view, followed by a short hike to the Pacific Crest Trail crossing just behind the lodge. From there we'll have the opportunity for several different hikes either along the shoreline of Trillum Lake or up to Tamanawa Falls. Skirting along the east side of Mt. Hood is the picturesque Hood River Valley, home to the "Fruit Loop" a collection of orchards, vineyards, farms, lavender fields. We'll stop in at one of the many farm stands to pick up some local produce for a late afternoon snack before ending the day in Hood River.

UPGRADE OPTIONS:
- Sunrise hot airballoon tour and champagne brunch
- Kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding at Trillium Lake near Mt. Hood

Willamette Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride and Champagne Brunch

Willamette Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride and Champagne Brunch

Catch the sunrise and float over the vines; the best way to see and taste what the Willamette Valley has to offer. Balloon season is April to October, so get your cameras ready. This is a one-of-a-kind experience in the Willamette Valley. Your balloon adventure includes a one-hour flight followed by a champagne brunch. It’s a great way to see (and taste) what makes the Willamette Valley so unique.
Note: This experience requires an early start time around 5:00 a.m. for the best ballooning conditions.

Day 6: Columbia Gorge

Columbia Gorge
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Hood River Valley Winery Bike Tour
  • Accommodation: Sakura Ridge
  • Meals: B, L

Start your morning with a farm-fresh breakfast, included with your stay at Sakura Ridge. Then head out on an adventurous bike tour exploring the wineries and farms of the Hood River Valley. This tour can be substituted for another excursion such as whitewater rafting, kiteboarding, or windsailing. Enjoy the evening on your own with dinner at one of the many fine dining options in downtown Hood River or upgrade your experience with a private winery dinner or craft brewery tour and tasting.

Hood River Valley Winery Bike Tour

This all-inclusive wine tasting ride features exclusive access to private vineyards for guests to experience via bike. The five-hour guided tour has an abundance of historical charm and natural beauty – with vast orchards, vineyards, historical sites, and breathtaking views of both Mount Adams and Mount Hood to be captured along the way. This tour has proven to be the perfect blend for first-time and experienced riders looking to explore the region on two-wheels. Includes tastings at 3 wineries and a locally sourced artisan lunch.

Day 7: Depart from Portland

Depart from Portland
Daily Summary
  • Meals: B

After breakfast and check out at Sakura Ridge you're driver guide will provide you an tour of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area en-route to Portland International Airport (1 hour drive). You'll explore this unique region, known for the oldest scenic highway in the US and highest concentration of waterfalls in North America. You'll make several stops at sweeping viewpoints and Oregon's tallest waterfall, Multnomah Falls, which is sure to leave an remarkable final impression prior to your departure.

UPGRADE OPTION: Take a scenic helicopter tour of the Columbia Gorge with direct transfer to Portland International Airport

Accommodation

Stephanie Inn

Stephanie Inn

Offering the comfort and elegance of a boutique luxury hotel, the oceanfront Stephanie Inn invites you to retreat, relax, and indulge yourself in beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon. With a full range of spa services, specialty experiences and classes, and the finest Pacific Northwest cuisine on the Oregon Coast, your time with us will be unforgettable. Come discover why this beautiful Cannon Beach hotel remains an enduring Northwest icon.

Surfsand Resort

Surfsand Resort

Cannon Beach is a quaint hamlet on the North Coast of Oregon lined with boutique shops, galleries, cafes, and eateries. The highlight of this location is incredible beach access and the iconic Haystack Rock. Surfsand Resort puts guests right at the beach and rooms are equipt with the best oceanfront views in town.

The Allison Inn & Spa

The Allison Inn & Spa

The Allison Inn & Spa is a luxury resort set in the foothills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country. The property includes stunning walking trails with an open air art gallery, gardens, vineyard and valley views. The Allison's tranquil indoor and outdoor spa facilities invite relaxation and rejuvenation, while the premiere dining features the best the region's abundant agricultural bounty.

Sakura Ridge

Sakura Ridge

Located on a pear and apple orchard, this farm-style bed & breakfast blends pasture views with a snow-capped backdrop of Mt. Hood. The onsite garden and farm provides an abundance of fresh ingredients which appear on the breakfast table daily. While guest rooms have an inimate cozy lodge feel, complete with private decks and rocking chairs.

Pricing

Estimated Range: $3,000-$5,500 per person

Note: Starting costs based on groups of 2-10 travellers for the lodging, meals, activities and professional guide/transport services included in the itinerary. Pricing is variable based on dates, number in party and preference on custom guided activities. Contact First Nature Tours for more information at info@firstnaturetours.com