Welcome to Central Oregon & the Oregon Cascades

Love mountain tops? Well, that's what Central Oregon and its Cascades are all about. You can practically skip your way from peak to snowy peak here, from Mt Hood, to Jefferson, to Bachelor, to Three-Fingered Jack and the lovely Sisters volcanoes. As you can imagine, there's plenty of awesome skiing and mountaineering, along with stellar hiking and camping. And it's not just mountain-lovers who come here –... Read More

Top experiences in Central Oregon & the Oregon Cascades

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Central Oregon & the Oregon Cascades activities

$105 Walking & Biking Tours

Bend Half Day Mountain Bike Tour

With hundreds of miles of world-class singletrack just outside of town, Bend is a prime mountain-biking destination in Central Oregon. This morning or afternoon adventure offers mountain bikers a personalized tour in a small group of like-minded enthusiasts.From the tour office in Bend, get suited up with a bike rental and helmet before riding a shuttle to the trailhead. Your guide selected route will include a variety of trails such as the well-known Phil’s Trail system and can include fast cornering, never ending singletrack and technical features with rocks and exposure.Ride at a moderate pace with some short breaks for healthy snacks and photo ops, and experience an exhilarating, fast-flowing descent as you shred down the trail. Your guide is available to help you improve your riding skills by going over some skills during your ride.At the end of the tour, you'll ride back to the office where you can refuel with provided Deschutes Brewery beer and Humm kombucha.Note: Before booking, please make sure you meet the criteria for a mountain bike tour. You need to have experience riding a bike with hand brakes. Riders need to be comfortable being on a bike for three hours and be in good physical shape. Riders are grouped by riding level, please note rider skill levels in the "Special Requirements" field at time of booking for your customized experience.

$299 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Half-Day Photo Tours

Half Day Photo Tours (4 hrs, up to 2 adults)Whether you want to see vibrant sunsets and sunrises, misty waterfalls, mountain reflections in the high lakes, or the twinkling night sky, our professional photographers are ready to take you on a tour through the incredible Central Oregon Cascades and the beautiful High Desert on a photo journey you'll never forget! Meet us at the Cascade Center of Photography or let us to pick you up at your hotel. In addition to packing your camera and tripod, remember to bring appropriate clothing for our Central Oregon weather! We also suggest sticking in some water and snacks, especially during our warm summer months.

$575 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Photo Tour in Central Oregon

Full Day Tours (7 hrs, up to 2 adults) Whether you want to see vibrant sunsets and sunrises, misty waterfalls, mountain reflections in the high lakes, or the twinkling night sky, our professional photographers are ready to take you on a tour through the incredible Central Oregon Cascades and the beautiful High Desert on a photo journey you'll never forget! Meet us at the Cascade Center of Photography or let us to pick you up at your hotel. In addition to packing your camera and tripod, remember to bring appropriate clothing for our Central Oregon weather! We also suggest sticking in some water and snacks, especially during our warm summer months.

$95 Tours & Sightseeing

Personal Photography Tutoring in Bend

Did you just get this new Camera? Does it have too many buttons you don’t know what they are for? Now you can learn how to use it!One-on-one photography instruction customized to fit your schedule. Choose the area of interest to visit in Central Oregon or let your professional photography guide take you to his/her favorite spots. Or if you prefer, stay in the classroom at our Center.Photography level from beginner to intermediate. Make a reservation and then please tell us a little more about your needs. Level of photography experience Camera gear Please note: If travel is involved, a small extra fee for gas will be charged

$129 Tours & Sightseeing

Bend Historic Photo Tours

Meet us at the Cascade Center of Photography or allow us to pick you up at your hotel! Suggested departure times are 9am or 2pm. Our professional photographer will take you through the historic heart of Bend along the peaceful Deschutes river, where nature meets city life in a display of vibrant personalities, stunning colors and intricate textures. Take home great photos along with fond memories of your day in the beautiful city of Bend, Oregon. In addition to packing your camera, remember to bring appropriate clothing for our Central Oregon weather! We also suggest sticking in some water and snacks, especially during our summer months.

$105 Family Friendly

Bend Family Mountain Bike Tour

Start your mountain bike adventure at the tour office in Bend, where you'll be fitted with a rental bike and helmet. Then take a shuttle to the biking trail chosen by your guide for a low-intensity ride customized for beginner mountain bikers.You’ll cover an approximate 6- to 12-mile (9.7- to 19.3-km) route in about 3 hours, depending on your group’s technique and ability level. Expect mostly flat terrain with some gradual uphill climbs and easy descents that allow you to safely improve your skills.As you ride down singletrack and doubletrack trails through ponderosa pine forests or alongside a creek, enjoy a relaxed pace, and stop when you want to rest, refuel with healthy snacks and take photos. Your guide can carry your camera and gives you a water bottle to keep after the ride.At the end of the tour, you'll ride back to the office for provided Deschutes Brewery beer and Humm kombucha.Please note rider skill levels in the "Special Requirements" field at time of booking for your customized experience. Failure to provide this information may result in cancellation.