This is a typical itinerary for this product
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.