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Meditative Garden Bike Tour: Japanese and Chinese Gardens

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    What to Expect
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    Stop At: Cordilleran Tours, 811 SE Main St #106, Portland, OR 97214-3472

    We'll get fitted for bikes and head out on our ride.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, SE Water Ave &, SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97239, USA

    We'll ride along the Eastbank Esplanade, with views of the Willamette River, to begin our tour.

    Pass By: Steel Bridge, Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

    Crossing the Steel Bridge into downtown is a highlight of our meditative garden bike tour.

    Stop At: Tanner Springs Park, 1100 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3472

    We'll ride into the Pearl District and stop at Tanner Springs Park, where your guide will introduce you to the complications and conflicts of urban parks and gardens; and the many-layered story of this park and the neighborhood where it resides.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Pearl District, 404 NW 10th Ave # LL1, Portland, OR 97209-3184

    Our ride will take us through the Pearl District and down the North Park Blocks.

    Stop At: Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957

    At the Lan Su Garden, we'll explore the reasons the garden was placed here in this neighborhood in Portland; we'll describe the philosophies and poetry of the garden, and experience some of its meditative aspects, as well as working to understand the garden synesthetically.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Lan Su Chinese Garden Teahouse, 239 NW Everett Street Teahouse, Portland, OR 97209, USA

    In the Chinese Garden, we'll visit the tea house for a pot of Chinese tea.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Pass By: Washington Park, 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760

    We'll ride up into Washington Park (or take the MAX train to avoid the hill)

    Stop At: Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886

    At the Japanese Garden, we'll explore the approach from a different sister city, and a different (and much younger) culture to garden design, and how we achieve meditative states, or zen. We'll walk through the garden and give tour guests a little time to meditate on their own.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Hawthorne Bridge, Main to Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97204

    We'll ride over the oldest bridge structure in Portland on our way back to the bike shop.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cordilleran Tours, 833 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fitted bicycle
    • Helmet
    • Snacks
    • Professional cycling guide
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Lan Su Chinese Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Lan Su Chinese Garden Teahouse
    • Entry/Admission - Portland Japanese Garden
    • Gratuities (always appreciated)
    • Food and tea at garden teahouse (optional stop)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not at least 2 guests. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Shoes that are comfortable for both bicycling and walking are recommended
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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